Who Dat?

Back in the 80s, long before the X-Games existed, Tom Haig traveled the world as an extreme athlete. He visited more than 50 countries as an international high diver, doing multiple somersault tricks from over 90 feet.

That life came crashing down one Sunday morning in 1996. While training on his mountain bike, he smashed into the grill of a truck and became paralyzed from the waist down. But less than a year later he completed a 100-mile ride on a hand-cycle and traveled by himself to Europe and the Middle East.

Since then he has continued to travel the world as a consultant, writer and video producer. He spent six months launching a Tibetan radio station in the Himalayas and shot documentary shorts on disability in Bangladesh, France, Albania, Ghana and most recently Nepal.

Friday, March 12, 2010

More Tibetan Uprising Day Pics!

It's been a while since I've done Photo Friday, mostly because I've been unable to post on Fridays. But it's back with a special edition:

Tibetan Uprising Day II

(For pics from HHDL's talk go to www.dalailama.com/gallery/)

TCV Students early in the march.

A motorcyclist ready to brave the Library Road.

A plea to the Chinese to release the Panchen Lama, the world youngest political prisoner. Click here for more information.

The 'Middle Way' is promoted by HHDL, but possibly a little to soft a message for this crowd.

TCV Students at the Main Temple waiting to march.

Nuns are leading the charge for Tibetan Womens Rights. At the same time as the march the Kalon Tripa was hosting a conference on Empowering Tibetan Women.

Natasha is a long-time Dharamsala Expat. His Holiness went right from his seat to bless her child.

Speaks for itself.

This banner is right outside the offices of the Government in Exile. India has been incredibly generous in hosting HHDL and the Govt. in Exile - even  though China has threatened and terrorized its citizens.

What was that driver thinking??

Hard to believe this is an open 2-way road here.

A little lost - but eventually everyone finds their way to the rally.

Young Monks (anyone need a name for a rock band?)

If you take a bike on the way down - it's MUCH easier than walking back up (If you have any brakes left).

Getting closer to Kotwali.

If you drive you don't have to carry the power source for your speakers.

A steep section off the top of McLeod.

I was planning on camping out here but I couldn't hold my chair still!

Coolest flag on earth.

The stage for the rally was right next to a main artery in Lower Dharamsala. Did they reroute traffic?

A flat section in Lower Dharamsala not far from the Cricket Stadium - which would have been a better venue.

Yup. Still in the Himalayas.

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