Tibetan Refugee Camp #4, Near Sera Jey Monastery ,
Bylakuppe, South India, 2005
Although India has been an enthusiastic host to the Tibetans in exile since 1959, most of the Tibetans in India don’t live in the mountains of northern India near the Dalai Lama. Most live in the sweltering heat of southern India.
These girls look so out of place living in intense heat surrounded by palm trees. It really brought home how dislocated they are as refugees. They have lots of problems to deal with as refugees, but they seem to being doing it with a positive attitude, no moping around and feeling sorry for themselves.
It’s a lesson for the rest of us too. Everyone has to deal with problems. Successful people deal with them better.