Tenzin Kunsel started singing at age five and has performed in cities across the US and the world. In 2010, Kunsel performed at New York City's famed Carnegie Hall where she was introduced by world famous composer Philip Glass who wrote the music for the movie Kundun. Kunsel released her first album last year, a compilation of classic Nangma and Toeshey songs. She tells VOA that through her album, she is hoping that more young Tibetans will discover and learn to appreciate one of the most beloved musical traditions of Tibet. Tenzin Kunsel is currently a freshmen at the University of Massachusetts Amherst majoring in science.
Sonam Yeshi is one of the few women artists and designers in the Tibetan world. After graduating from the Parsons New School for Design in New York, she worked for Norbulingka institute in Dharamsala where she designed the interior space of Chonor House and Norling Hotel in Dharamsala. She is the chief designer for Norbulingka fashion and household goods which are found in fine goods shops around. Sonam Yeshi has a registered interior design company in Hong Kong and also works on her own art. She talks about contemporary Tibetan art and the intersection of her artistic and business experience.
Tenzin Namgyal works at Intel, one of the largest multinational semiconductor chip maker at its Bangalore, India campus. Prior to joining Intel, he was a senior research and development engineer with a firm involved in system and high speed board design. Maja did his Master of Technology in Electronics Design and Technology from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. He feels that a combination of sweat and judicious study planning are keys to success in the science fields.