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Majnu Ka Tilla: Tibetan refugee colony in New Delhi, India – photo gallery

Majnu Ka Tilla is a Tibetan refugee colony located in walking distance from New Delhi University. Named after Sikh temple situated nearby Majnu Ka Tilla hosts several thousands Tibetan refugees. Tibetan hotels, hostels and restaurants are attractive alternative to crowded Pahaganj backpacker tourist district area.

Here is Majnu Ka Tilla website:

http://www.majnukatilla.com/

Below is my photo gallery from 2002 and 2005:

Tibetan refugee playing snooker in Majnu Ka Tilla tibetan camp Delhi India Tibetan refugee playing snooker in Majnu Ka Tilla tibetan camp Delhi India
Close up of Tibetan refugee playing snooker in Majnu Ka Tilla tibetan camp Delhi India Close up of Tibetan refugee playing snooker in Majnu Ka Tilla tibetan camp Delhi India
Shop owner talking with client in Majnu Ka Tilla Tibetan Camp in Delhi India Shop owner talking with client in Majnu Ka Tilla Tibetan Camp in Delhi India
Signboard of restaurant in Majnu Ka Tilla Tibetan Camp in Delhi India Signboard of restaurant in Majnu Ka Tilla Tibetan Camp in Delhi India
Small Tibetan girl cycle on small bike in back yard of Majnu Ka Tilla Tibetan Camp in Delhi India Small Tibetan girl cycle on small bike in back yard of Majnu Ka Tilla Tibetan Camp in Delhi India
Small girl with red bag sitting on stairs in Tibetan Settlement in Delhi Majnu Ka Tila India Small girl with red bag sitting on stairs in Tibetan Settlement in Delhi Majnu Ka Tila India
Small boy sitting on rock stairs in Majnu Ka Tila Delhi India Small boy sitting on rock stairs in Majnu Ka Tila Delhi India
Sign of Public Health Clinic under guidance of Dalailama in Majnu Ka Tila Tibetan Settlement Delhi India Sign of Public Health Clinic under guidance of Dalailama in Majnu Ka Tila Tibetan Settlement Delhi India
Female beggar sitting on the street of Delhi India Female beggar sitting on the street of Delhi India
carrom game india carrom game india
Entrance to Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan collony India Entrance to Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan collony India
Entrance to Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan colony India Entrance to Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan colony India
Buddha statue in Ladakh Vihar buddhist monastery Tibetan Colony New Delhi India Buddha statue in Ladakh Vihar buddhist monastery Tibetan Colony New Delhi India
Snow Lion column ornament in Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan colony India Snow Lion column ornament in Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan colony India
Metal Buddha statue in Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan colony India Metal Buddha statue in Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan colony India
Majnu Ka Tila sikh gurudwara New Delhi India Majnu Ka Tila sikh gurudwara New Delhi India
A lot of wooden packings of Tibetan scripts A lot of wooden packings of Tibetan scripts

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Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre – Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

Every year thousands of Tibetans escape to exile in India and Nepal. One of their dream is to meet HH Dalai Lama and start a new life there. In the Tibetan capital in-exile, Dharamsala, located in the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh there are many institutions  that provide support for the refugees. One of the most important institutions is the Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre where newcomers from Tibet are interviewed and where they receive medical assistance. Reception Centre provides them basic shelter for the first part of stay in exile. Some of the refugees bring with them truly gruesome stories of their imprisonment and torture in their homeland. In my pictures below you can see drawings and paintings made by Tibetan children and adults about their experiences in Tibet. Painting therapy is organized and guided by Ama Adhe Tapontsang – a Tibetan woman who spent 27 years in Chinese prisons and managed to escape to India in 1987. You can find her book The Voice that Remembers: A Tibetan Woman’s Inspiring Story of Survival on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Voice-that-Remembers-Inspiring-Survival/dp/0861711491

There are also some pictures showing items made in Chinese prisons by Tibetan prisoners and smuggled into settlements in exile:

Reception Centre for new Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala India office Reception Centre for new Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala India office
Reception Centre for new Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala India office Reception Centre for new Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala India office
Wirstlebands created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet Wirstlebands created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Trousers of Tibetan prisoners in Trousers of Tibetan prisoners in
Mala buddshist rosary created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet Mala buddshist rosary created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Symbol of Nobel Peace Prize for Dalai Lama created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet Symbol of Nobel Peace Prize for Dalai Lama created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Symbol of Nobel Peace Prize for Dalai Lama created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet Symbol of Nobel Peace Prize for Dalai Lama created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures
Newcomer female refugee from Tibet arrives to Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Newcomer female refugee from Tibet arrives to Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Kitchen in Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Kitchen in Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Ama Adhe female Tibetan prisoner and author of the Voice That Remembers The Heroic Story of a Woman s Fight to Free Tibet Ama Adhe female Tibetan prisoner and author of the Voice That Remembers The Heroic Story of a Woman s Fight to Free Tibet
Newcomer refugees from Tibet arrive to Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Newcomer refugees from Tibet arrive to Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures
Close up of knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures Close up of knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures Knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures Knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach
Ama Adhe at painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach Ama Adhe at painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach
Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach
Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach
Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet
Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet
Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet
Documents about newcomer refugees from Tibet in Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Documents about newcomer refugees from Tibet in Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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