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A podcast in Tibetan by two Tibetans, Jamyang Phuntsok and Ugyan Choedup, to discuss some Tibetan and not-so-Tibetan topics. Contact: khyeltam@gmail.com

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Khyeltam འཁྱལ་གཏམ། Jamyang and Ugyan

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A podcast in Tibetan by two Tibetans, Jamyang Phuntsok and Ugyan Choedup, to discuss some Tibetan and not-so-Tibetan topics. Contact: khyeltam@gmail.com

Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/khyyl-gtm-khyeltam/donations

    30. Hum Dekhenge - Faiz ང་ཚོས་བལྟ་ཆོག།༷ ཕེཛ།

    30. Hum Dekhenge - Faiz ང་ཚོས་བལྟ་ཆོག།༷ ཕེཛ།

    30. Hum Dekhenge - Faiz ང་ཚོས་བལྟ་ཆོག།༷ ཕེཛ། by Jamyang and Ugyan

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    • 51 min
    30. On Antifa (Anti-fascist) ཨན་ཊི་ཕ་ (ཕ་ཤི་སི་ལ་འགོག་རྒོལ་)

    30. On Antifa (Anti-fascist) ཨན་ཊི་ཕ་ (ཕ་ཤི་སི་ལ་འགོག་རྒོལ་)

    Is it okay to punch fascists? To deny them a platform to speak? Many liberals and free speech absolutist, I think, would categorically say ‘NO.’ Directly or otherwise, I think, our attitude towards ‘freedom of speech’ and more are shaped by a liberal ideology that takes, often by abstracting from the concrete setting of the relations of power, all political opinions as equally valid or at least “right in their own way” (whatever that means). On freedom of speech, our conventional liberal wisdom suggests that no matter how much we may disagree with someone, we must defend their 'right to speak' at all costs (remember the quote attributed to Voltaire?).

    If only we don’t live in the society/world where power is disproportionately distributed, and where despite everyone speaking and acting, some speeches and some actions, because of their agents' position in the 'order of things,' have more truth effect.

    As far as Antifa is concerned, we can (and should) not only deny platforms to Fascists, but can/should also punch, bite, and, if we like, make mean memes about them.

    Okay, but why? To know more, tune into this long “khyeltam short” episode on ANTIFA :)

    Intro/Outro theme: Karachal - Alash Ensemble (freemusicarchive.org/music/Alash_Ensemble/)

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    • 55 min
    29. On #BlackLivesMatter མི་རིགས་ནག་པོའི་ཚེ་སྲོག་གཅེས་པར་འཛིན་པའི་ལས་འགུལ་སྐོར།

    29. On #BlackLivesMatter མི་རིགས་ནག་པོའི་ཚེ་སྲོག་གཅེས་པར་འཛིན་པའི་ལས་འགུལ་སྐོར།

    Following up on our recent/ongoing heated community debate on the #BlackLivesMatter protest in the aftermath of police murdering of George Floyd (and more since then), we decided to look briefly into the history of racism in the United States, Civil Rights Movement, the emergence of mass incarceration, and most importantly the changing (not evolving) nature of racism in the post-civil right US.

    Ofcourse, we couldn't have ignored some of the questions that emerged from the recent/ongoing discussions such as appropriateness of the modes of protest (looting/ violence), Obama & "post-racist" US society, and the never-ending, possibly dead-end question of who owns and can certify/distribute the label “Tibetan"


    Intro/Outro theme: Karachal - Alash Ensemble (freemusicarchive.org/music/Alash_Ensemble/)

    Image: https://blacklivesmatter.com/

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    28. History of Hindi Cinema ཧིན་དཱི་གློག་བརྙན་གྱི་ལོ་རྒྱུས།

    28. History of Hindi Cinema ཧིན་དཱི་གློག་བརྙན་གྱི་ལོ་རྒྱུས།

    Tibet's cultural engagement with India stretches back to the ancient past. If it was not for them, we'd be unlettered, uncouth barbarians terrorizing the plains of Central Asia (though Chogyal Namkha'i Norbu would vehemently dispute this extravagant claim.) This trans-Himalayan tryst lasts to this day but instead of Buddhism, we now have Bollywood without which Tibetan weddings would be even duller affairs. So I sat down with our somewhat regular guest Thinley Wangchuk to talk about the history of Hindi cinema (maybe as a way of overcoming our shared trauma about the death of 90s action-flicks, invariably starring Suniel Shetty, brought upon by karva-chauth films of Karan Johar.

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    Track: 'Karachal' - Alash Ensemble

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    27. On Seventeen Point Agreement གྲོས་མཐུན་དོན་ཚན་བཅུ་བདུན་གླེང་བ།

    27. On Seventeen Point Agreement གྲོས་མཐུན་དོན་ཚན་བཅུ་བདུན་གླེང་བ།

    Turning our Instagram live discussion on the infamous and often misunderstood "Seventeen point agreement"* into another khyeltam episode. This history, as Tibet historian Tsering Shakya points out, is often marred in polemics and the reality, needless to say, is in some sense, more complex.

    *The Agreement between the Central People’s Government and the Local Government of Tibet on Measures for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet

    Intro/Outro theme: Karachal - Alash Ensemble (freemusicarchive.org/music/Alash_Ensemble/)

    Image: Photo adapted from Claude Arpi’s exhibition

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    26. On Birds and Birding བྱ་བྱིའུ་དང་དེ་དག་ཞིབ་རྟོགས་ཀྱི་སྐོར།

    26. On Birds and Birding བྱ་བྱིའུ་དང་དེ་དག་ཞིབ་རྟོགས་ཀྱི་སྐོར།

    A rather whimsical episode in which I begin with the origin of birds, a bit of palaeontology and taxonomy, then birds in the Tibetan oral tradition, and finally end with a pseudo-apologia for birding.

    Intro/Outro theme: Karachal - Alash Ensemble (freemusicarchive.org/music/Alash_Ensemble/)

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    • 50 min

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