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An analytical writer, photographer, web science consultant and media researcher ~ ! ~

I write on social and cultural issues around the globe, cultures, adventure and travel in the Himalayan region and across the world. Also written a lot on the Tibet geopolitics. Stories on Tibetan refugees and the Dalai Lama and features which intersect the West and the East, which includes the foreign policy. Have extensively written on Tibetans in Exile, Dalai Lama, Buddhism and India-China Relations – current affairs, Social Issues, Travel, lifestyle, adventure and cultures, and issues which are global subjects.

Photography : Much of the photography has been on Tibetan refugees, cultures and tribes in the Himalayan region and travels in India. Constituting nature, people, issues, travel, portraits, photo essays, postcards, cultures, and news events.

Upcoming project: http://www.themightyhimalayas.com/

Researcher : I am independent researcher on Rural Technology (Social Issues of Computer Technology) and subjects and issues which touch the Science Technology Society [ STS ]. Pass project rural technology research on HIMSWAN ( Himachal Pradesh State Wide Area Network ).

Background
Graduated as a Computer Science Engineer and soon found special interest in the field of media and Journalism alongside the rural technological developments, and also kept my hands tied on the Camera. Currently enrolled as a masters candidate in the field Science Technology Society in the University of Vienna, Austria.

Articles and Photo-stories have been published in various International print and online publications. I’m available to work on-editorial works, photo assignments on global Issues, Tibetans in Exile, Dalai Lama and Indo-China current Relations and Travel and Cultures.

Available for assignments and commissions and open to collaborative projects anywhere.

A select publications where the work has been published in the past are : The Independent UK, The Diplomat, Christian Science Monitor, Alter Net, Asia Times, Asia Sentinel, Jerusalem Post, Austria Presse Agentur (APA), Inter Press Service (IPS), Foreign Policy in Focus, The Eurasia Review, Photojournale, Little India, In The Fray, Irrawaddy, Defence Review Asia, Himal Mag, Shambhala Sun, Observers France 24, Forward Jewish Daily, International Examiner, The Jewish Chronicle, Demotix, The Epoch Times, etc

Please e-mail me at saranshsehgal@gmail.com
Skype: summarize.saransh
Google Talk: saranshsehgal
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/80078069@N03/sets/

Here are some of my published work – reportage and analysis, photo essays, etc.

Articles, Photography and other write ups are chronologically Listed:

Monk Sparks Row Between Spain and China [ Inter Press Service IPS)]
http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/03/monk-sparks-row-spain-china/

In a Sensitive Month, China Touts Progress in Tibet [ The Diplomat]
http://thediplomat.com/2014/03/in-a-sensitive-month-china-touts-progress-in-tibet/

China expands in Himalayan neighbor Nepal [ Defence report, Defence Review Asia DRA]
http://defencereviewasia.realviewtechnologies.com/#folio=22

Labour of love: restoring the sacred, 15th-century art of Mustang’s monasteries [ The Independent UK ]
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/labour-of-love-restoring-the—sacred-15thcentury-art-of-mustangs-monasteries-8919881.html

A ‘Middle Way’ With China? Interview With Prime Minister Of Tibetan Government-In-Exile [ World Crunch ]
http://www.worldcrunch.com/world-affairs/a-039-middle-way-039-with-china-tibet-039-s-prime-minister-speaks-from-dharamsala/tibet-unrest-beijing-conflict-sangay-obama/c1s13646/#.Ungu2uJGbZM

China Finds the Lost Kingdom [ The Diplomat ]
http://thediplomat.com/2013/09/24/china-finds-the-lost-kingdom/

Xi unmoved by Tibetan self-immolation [ Asia Times ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-02-190313.html

Tibet turmoil intensifies as Xi Jinping takes China’s Reins [ Asia Sentinel ]
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4979&Itemid=206

Change in Beijing, Change in Tibet? [ The Diplomat ]
http://thediplomat.com/2012/11/13/will-xi-jingping-save-tibet/

Israelische Enklaven mitten im Himalaya
http://www.tt.com/Nachrichten/NachrichtenTicker/5652560-53/israelische-enklaven-mitten-im-himalaya.csp [ Austria Presse Agentur APA ]

Der 17. Karmapa – Drittheiligster Mann im tibetischen Buddhismus [ Austria Presse Agentur APA]
http://www.tt.com/Nachrichten/NachrichtenTicker/5453707-53/der-17.-karmapa—-drittheiligster-mann-im-tibetischen-buddhismus.csp

Dalai Lama setzt im Konflikt mit China auf soziale Medien [ Austria Presse Agentur APA]
http://derstandard.at/1348283714803/Dalai-Lama-im-Konflikt-mit-China-auf-soziale-Medien

An interview with Tibet’s third holiest man – the 17th Karmapa [ Austria Presse Agentur APA]
http://www.kagyuoffice.org/#INT

The Interview with Tibet’s prime minister in exile Dr. Lobsang Sangay [ The Diplomat ]
http://thediplomat.com/author-spotlight/2012/09/04/meet-the-diplomat-writers-28/

Olympic glory divides Tibetans [ Asia Times ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NH30Ad02.html

Dalai Lama stirs controversy in Kashmir [ Asia Times Online ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/NG27Df01.html

Free Tibet movement goes high-tech [ Asia Times Online ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NG19Ad01.html

Two-year Talks Impasse Frustrates Exiled Tibetans [ Asia Sentinel]
http://wwww.asiansentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4506&Itemid=171

When instability peaks [ Interview with Tibetan Prime Minister in Exile Lobsang Sangay ] [ The Jerusalem Post ]
http://m.jpost.com/HomePage/FrontPage/Article.aspx?id=88266675&cat=1

Self-Immolations in Tibet [ Foreign Policy in Focus ] [ The same appeared in the Eurasia Review and AlterNet]
http://www.fpif.org/articles/self-immolations_in_tibet

West silent on Tibetan self-immolation [ Asia Times Online ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/NC17Df02.html

Tibet Unrest Gains Momentum [ Asia Sentinel ]
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4233&Itemid=206

The Lesser Known Buddhists [ Russian Buddhists] [ Passport Magazine]
http://www.passportmagazine.ru/article/2479/

Zen and the art of Facebooking ( CS Monitor )
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2012/0110/Zen-and-the-art-of-Facebooking

South Africa’s Dalai Lama Visa Denial In Court [ Asia Sentinel ]
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4070&Itemid=206

Nepal bends to China over Tibet [ Asia Times Online ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/ML06Ad01.html

Photo Documentary on Chitkul – last Indian Village [ Photojournale ]
http://photojournale.com/categories.php?cat_id=224

Chinese crackdown reduces flow of refugees across the border to a trickle [ INDEPENDENT UK ]
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/chinese-crackdown-reduces-flow-of-refugees-across-the-border-to-a-trickle-6268201.html

Senior exiled Tibetan monk urges end to immolations in China [ CS Monitor ]
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2011/1109/Senior-exiled-Tibetan-monk-urges-end-to-immolations-in-China

The Trouble Brewing Inside Tibet [ Asia Sentinel ]
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3877&Itemid=189

Protesters burn themselves to death in struggle for autonomy [ INDEPENDENT UK]
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/protesters-burn-themselves-to-death-in-struggle-for-autonomy-2368132.html

Succession tensions rise in Tibet [ Asia Times Online ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/MJ06Ad01.html

The Western Face of Tibet [ Photo Story – Little India Magazine ]
http://www.littleindia.com/travel/9686-the-western-face-of-tibet.html

Lobsang Sangay is sworn in as new prime minister of Tibetan exiles [ Christian Science Monitor ]
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2011/0808/Lobsang-Sangay-is-sworn-in-as-new-prime-minister-of-Tibetan-exiles

Interview with Lobsang Sangay : Test begins for new Tibetan PM in exile [ Asia Times ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/MH06Ad01.html

Was Dalai Lama upstaged in Washington? [ Asia Times ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/MG20Ad03.html

Tibetan Prelates in US [ Asia Sentinel ]
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3319&Itemid=189

Even the Curry is Kosher in Kasol [ The Jewish Chronicle ]
http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/51291/even-curry-kosher-kasol

The Himalayas’ Little Tel Aviv [ Christian Science Monitor ]
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2011/0629/The-Himalayas-Little-Tel-Aviv

Sangay picks up exiled Tibetans’ hopes [ Asia Times ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/ME04Ad01.html

Tibetan exiles elect Harvard lawyer to take over Dalai Lama’s political role [ The CS Monitor – Christan Science Monitor ]
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2011/0427/Tibetan-exiles-elect-Harvard-lawyer-to-take-over-Dalai-Lama-s-political-role

Tibetan monastery faceoff nears crisis point [ Asia Times ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/MD28Ad02.html

Dalai Lama Voices Concern Over ‘Third Pole’ [ Irrawaddy Magazine ]
http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=21100

Beijing Leans on Nepal over Tibetan Refugees [ Asia Sentinel ]
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3092&Itemid=164

Tibetan Exiles Vote for New Political Leader [ Irrawaddy Magazine ]
http://www.irrawaddy.org/highlight.php?art_id=20976

Dalai Lama’s retirement sparks fear, hope [ Asia Times Online ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/MC17Ad01.html

Exclusive interview with Tibet’s outgoing prime-minister-in-exile [ The Buddha Dharma Magazine ]
http://www.shambhalasun.com/news/?p=19695

Testing times for Tibetans [ Asia Sentinel ]
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3059&Itemid=171

New Delhi escapes Karmapa muddle [ Asia Times Online ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/MC10Df02.html

US pressures Nepal on Tibetan exiles [ Asia Times Online ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/MB25Ad01.html

Sitting down with the Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile [ Himal South Asian Magazine ]
http://www.himalmag.com/component/content/article/4280-sitting-down-with-the-tibetan-prime-minister-in-exile.html

‘Chinese spy’ allegations rock Tibetans [ Asia Times Online ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/MB02Ad01.html

The Karmapa and the Cash [ Asia Sentinel ]
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2953&Itemid=404

Dalai Lama wants to go Green [ Asia Times ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/MA06Ad01.html

Heaven On Earth- Leh Ladakh & Kashmir [ Little India Magazine ]
http://www.littleindia.com/news/154/ARTICLE/7608/2010-12-01.html

Tibetans celebrate Karmapa’s anniversary [ Asia Times Online ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/LL17Ad01.html

Goodbye Dalai Lama? [ Asia Sentinel ]
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2872&Itemid=164

Exiled Tibetans mull new political ruler [ Asia Times Online ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/LK25Ad02.html

China’s Trade Clout [ Asia Sentinel ]
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2821&Itemid=422

Mandarin education plan riles Tibetans [Asia Times Online]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/LK04Ad02.html

India’s Games Ground the World’s Paragliders [ Asia Sentinel ]
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2748&Itemid=404

Beijing building potemkin village in Tibet [ Asia Times Online ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/LJ05Ad04.html

Tibetan hope for Obama’s India visit [ Asia Times Online ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/LI10Ad01.html

Dreaming Lhasa – Feature Essay [ In The Fray Magazine ]
http://inthefray.org/content/view/3772/288/

An Interview with Karmapa Lama [ Asia Sentinel ]
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2672&Itemid=189

New Delhi plays Tibet Card [ Asia Times ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/LG17Df02.html

The Panchen Lama Mystery [ The Diplomat ]
http://the-diplomat.com/2010/07/11/who%E2%80%99s-the-real-panchen-lama/

The Dalai Lama’s 75th Birthday Celebrations [ Shambhala Sun ]
http://www.shambhalasun.com/sunspace/?p=17484

India-China unfinished border business [ Defence Review Asia]
http://www.defencereviewasia.com/articles/10/India-China-unfinished-border-business

Photo Story – Tawang Land of Monpas [ Little India Magazine ]
http://www.littleindia.com/news/154/ARTICLE/6575/2010-05-05.html

Russia raises eyebrows over Tibet [ Asia Times ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/LF02Ag02.html

China stumped over Dalai Lama [ Asia Times ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/LE21Df04.html

New Delhi limits Karmapa Lama’s travel ( Asia Sentinel )
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2451&Itemid=174

Entente cordiale blocks Karmapa Lama [ Asia Times Online ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/LD15Df01.html

Indian Premier League Cricket in the Himalaya
http://www.demotix.com/news/305711/indian-premier-league-cricket-himalayas

China’s Panchen Lama enters political arena [ Asia Times Online ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/LC17Ad01.html

Twitter adds to Dalai Lama’s virtual virtues [ Asia Times Online ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/LC04Ad01.html

Dalai Lama firm on Obama Meeting [ Interview with Dalai Lama’s Envoy – Kalsang Gyaltsen – Negotiator with Beijing ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/LB05Ad01.html

Tibetans seek a way out of impasse
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/LA22Ad01.html

Postcard From…Tawang [ Foreign Policy in Focus ]
http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/6603

A town with a tale to tell – Tawang [ Asia Times Online ]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/KK21Df01.html

Dalai Lama calm in the eye of a storm [Asia Times Online]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/KK11Df01.html

No Place Like Home? -Tibetans in Exile [The Diplomat Magazine]
http://www.the-diplomat.com/featnwft0911.aspx

Dalai Lama Teachings [ Observers France 24 ]
http://observers.france24.com/fr/content/20091019-dalai-lama-enseigne-bouddhisme-dharamsala

Obama takes the " middle way " on Tibet ( Asia Times Online )
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/KI26Ad01.html

Dalai Lama’s visit Ignites Sino-indian Border Dispute ( Asia Sentinel )
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2065&Itemid=171

Interview of HH Karmapa Lama : Tibet’s young Voice ( Asia Times Online )
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/KG24Ad02.html

Postcard from Dharamsala ( Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF) – Think Tank )
http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/6342

Webmaster and Editor – http://www.mcllo.com ( Tibetans in Exile – Dharamsala )
( Dharamsala, McleodGanj and Kangra Valley Informative, Travel and Community Website + Dalai Lama and Tibetans in Exile Information )

Dharamsala : Permanence of Exile ( Feature Story – Little India Magazine – Largest Circulation Indian Publication In USA )
http://www.littleindia.com/news/140/ARTICLE/5139/2009-07-05.html

Dalai Lama pins hope on exiled Chinese ( Asia Times Online )
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/KE21Ad01.html

Moshav in Himalayas – Israeli’s Indian Mecca [ Forward – Jewish Weekly New York ]
http://www.forward.com/articles/112831/

Tibetan Buddhism’s Permanent Home ( Asia Sentinel )
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1819&Itemid=594

China keeps Tibetan chaos at bay ( Asia Times Online )
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/KC13Ad01.html

Tibet Starts to Hot up ( Asia Sentinel )
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1753&Itemid=171&limit=1&limitstart=0

50th anniversary of the Tibet’s Uprising Day ( International Examiner )
http://www.iexaminer.org/archives/?p=1494

Could The Next Dalai Lama be female ? ( International Examiner )
http://www.iexaminer.org/archives/?p=1495

Succession worries unsettle Tibetans – Atimes ( Asia Time Online)
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/KB20Df03.html

After The Dalai Lama ( Asia Sentinel )
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1701&Itemid=367

Tibetans in Exile still hold their dream – Atimes ( Asia Times Online )
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/JL16Ad01.html

- Dalai Lama speaks after Tibetans Exiles end Special meet, rules out Retirement and reaffirms Middle Way ( Mcllo.com )
- Tibetans Exiles end special meet back Dalai Lama’s ’ Middle way ’ Approach ( Mcllo.com )
http://www.mcllo.com/Reportage.[Mcllo.com].html

Dalai Lama offers deep condolences to Mumbai terror victims ( Groundreport.com )
http://www.groundreport.com/World/Dalai-Lama-offers-deep-condolences-to-Mumbai-terro

Are Tibetans Exile Looking for a change in Struggle ? ( Newsvine.com )
http://dharamsala.newsvine.com/_news/2008/11/22/2138199-are-tibetans-exile-looking-for-a-change-in-struggle-

Dalai Lama says he has given up on China talks,on the verge of retirement ( newsvine.com )
http://dharamsala.newsvine.com/_news/2008/10/25/2039072-dalai-lama-says-he-has-given-up-on-china-talkson-the-verge-of-retirement

50th Anniversary Uprising Day ( Photos of Dalai Lama , Speech and Protests by Tibetans in Exile, India )
http://www.demotix.com/news/tibetan-marks-50-years-uprising-dalai-lamas-50-years-exile

Dalai Lama gives sermons on Buddhism
http://www.demotix.com/news/dalai-lama-gives-sermons-buddhism

Tibetan exiles celebrate Dalai Lama’s 74th birthday, Karmapa attends ceremony in Dharamsala
http://www.demotix.com/news/tibetan-exiles-celebrate-dalai-lamas-74th-birthday-karmapa-attends-ceremony-dharamsala

Obama aides meet the Dalai Lama
http://www.demotix.com/news/obama-aides-exile-tibetan-headquarters-meets-dalai-lama

Australian Lawmakers Visit Dalai Lama in India
http://www.demotix.com/news/australian-lawmakers-visit-dalai-lama-india

Tenzin Choezom crowned Miss Tibet 2009
http://www.demotix.com/news/tenzin-choezom-crowned-miss-tibet-2009

Dalai Lama arrives back in Dharamsala after his visit to US and Europe
http://www.demotix.com/news/dalai-lama-arrives-back-dharamsala-after-his-visit-us-and-europe

Richard Gere in Dharamsala attends Mind and life Conference
http://www.demotix.com/news/richard-gere-dharamsala-attends-mind-and-life-conference

Tibetan Exiles meet for future course, Dalai Lama stays away ( Demotix.com )
http://www.demotix.com/news/tibetan-exiles-meet-future-course-dalai-lama-stays-away

British MPs Visits Dharamsala, Show Support for Tibet (Demotix.com )
http://www.demotix.com/news/british-mps-visits-dharamsala-show-support-tibet

Sonam Choedon crowned Miss Tibet 2008 in Dharamsala, India ( Demotix.com )
http://www.demotix.com/news/sonam-choedon-crowned-miss-tibet-2008-dharamsala-india

German Pilot wins at Paragliding Pre World Cup in India ( Demotix.com )
http://www.demotix.com/news/german-pilot-wins-paragliding-pre-world-cup-india

Play for the Love of Game " Wall Post during beijing Olympics in Dharamsala ( Merinews.com )

In Dharamsala Tibetans paint Play for the Love of Game after the fall in the peace protest for their country’s struggle against Chinese.

http://www.merinews.com/bigImage.do?method=ContributorBrief&imageID=5793&contributor=saranshsehgal&contributorIndex=1

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