‘Toast To Tibet’
by Natasha Israni
(India Today. July 13, 2000)
A still from the film 'Saltmen of Tibet'
The growing clan of Tibetan culture rooters got another reason to
celebrate — at the World Tibet Day at the Prince of Wales Museum,
Mumbai. Flagged off with a round of Tibetan prayers, enthusiasts
then viewed Suresh Natarajan's snaps of the Dalai Lama, Ulrike
Koch's revelatory documentary,
The Saltmen Of Tibet, and Martin
Said Sethu Das, president of the Friends of Tibet (INDIA): 'the
organisation effort feels worth it especially when many Tibetans
are coming out of their shells at such functions.'
Plans are now afoot to take this one-day programme to Cochin and
other cities. And all the while Tibet's tag of being the most famous
plateau in the world remains firmly in place.