Today we launched the all new High Peaks Pure Earth! It’s long been a goal to revamp the site and also to make it trilingual in English, Tibetan and Chinese. Ultimately I’d like to see all posts in all three languages and I’m working hard to make it happen!
The old site will exist as a kind of archive on its original Blogger template here: http://highpeakspureearth.blogspot.com/
I know some friends were saying they missed the old logo so they can go and look at it over there!
There’s still a lot of work to be done on the new site but for now it’s finally up and I’m happy!
A mystery blogger that I regularly keep up with, JustRecently, has today published an interview with me that was carried out over the course of several email exchanges. Here is the link to the interview: http://justrecently.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/the-bozhu-interviews-the-tibetan-blogosphere-is-expanding-but-the-risks-remain-the-same/
The interview is part of a series compiled by JustRecently called the BoZhu interviews. As JR explains:
A blogmaster (博主, bózhǔ) is just a blogmaster (博客的主人, bókè de zhǔrén), explains the Baidu Encyclopedia (百度百科).
It’s a great idea for a series and I’m wondering how I can steal this idea and use it for High Peaks (!)
Here is a link to all the BoZhu interviews so far: http://justrecently.wordpress.com/category/interviews/
The Times published a full page obituary of my late Uncle Dr Pemba today. Saturday will mark the 49th day of his passing, there will be a prayer ceremony all day in Darjeeling where many of our close relatives are gathered.
Despite the sad end to last year and start to this one, it means a lot to my family that an obituary for my late Uncle Dr Pemba was published in the Daily Telegraph in the UK on December 28, 2011.
To read the full obituary, follow this link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/8981393/Tsewang-Yishey-Pemba.html