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Ngabtak also remains active in raising awareness for the Tibetan human rights issues. He was previously president of the Buddhist View Mirror organisation

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Tsultim Ngabtak with H.H. the Dalai Lama​
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by Himani Kumar Sanagaram

March 28, 2017: Going with the green trend in the construction business, Tibetan- American Tsultim Ngabtak is the first person of Tibetan origin to do so. The fad is not that old and these days many people are embracing it.

“Even young people are preferring to buy greenhouses, so that is in great demand. Earlier only the older generation wanted this,” Ngabtak, who builds houses in areas like Humboldt Park and uptown neighbourhoods, said. He has been a developer since 2002.

Ngabtak is CEO of Tim’s Green Construction Corporation (TGC) which started out as Good Karma Construction Company. He specialises in residential and commercial buildings.

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A father of four sons, he also remains active in raising awareness for the Tibetan human rights issues. He was previously president of the Buddhist View Mirror organisation.

Tsultim Ngabtak in traditional Tibetan attire

He makes his houses with bamboo flooring, solar panels and energy efficient power and water-saving electrical appliances. Water sensors and flushes using less water and lights that consume less power are also used in his homes. He builds houses in Chicagoland – in the suburbs and south side of Chicago.

Ngabtak has been very supportive of the Tibetan community. He sponsors the local football team during tournaments. He has met H. H. Dalai Lama numerous times fighting for the Tibetan cause and participated in rallies when Chinese president Xi Jin Ping came to Chicago.He has sponsored football matches for Tibetans in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and other areas.

Football match sponsored by Tim’s Green Construction Company bearing the TIM’s Green Construction Corp logo T-shirts

Tibetan human rights are still in limbo with nothing concrete done under President Obama. For the future, it remains to be seen how much President Donald Trump will do for the Tibetan cause. Business with China and economy always remains a priority for the American administration and many other countries.

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The leader of the Tibetan human rights movement H. H. The Dalai Lama fled China after it occupied Tibet in1959. The Indian government helped the Tibetans to settle after which they formed the exiled government in Dharamsala, in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. China does not recognise this exiled government, although Tibetans maintain that Tibet was independent for the most part of history.

In 1959, Karnataka Chief Minister S. Nijalingappa helped support Tibetans who had come from Tibet via Nepal to Dharamsala in India in Himachal Pradesh. The minister granted  agricultural land for Tibetan refugees, to engage them in farming as most of them were engaged in the sweater business.  Tibetans were allowed to live in five settlements in Mundgod, Byllakupe (old and new),  Hunsur and Kollegal, to preserve their religion and culture. Karnataka has the largest Tibetan settlement in India, outside of Tibet.

Himani is a Chicago-based freelance writer.

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  • Liu Dan

    Hi, I am a client of TGC. Tim has unreasonably delayed on our construction agreement and committed a fraud during the process. We made him full payment a few months ago, but he had stopped sending workers to work on our building for a few months. The construction project has been delayed for more than 6 months. And I know I am not the only client he owed money to without completing the work. You may want to google to see the complaints from other clients. I also know he also owes money to workers and suppliers. Accordingly, I do not think you should leave this report on the website, it may hurt you some day.

    If you need further information, please contact me at liudan8447@gmail.com. I will become an attorney, so every word here is true!

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Indian Cuisine becomes the most sought after in Moscow

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June 17, 2018:

Restaurateurs Prodyut and Sumana Mukherjee have not only brought Indian cuisine to the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 here but also plan to dish out free dinner to countrymen if Argentina wins the trophy on July 15.

Based in Moscow for the last 27 years, Prodyut and Sumana run two Indian eateries, “Talk Of The Town” and “Fusion Plaza”.

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Both restaurants serve popular Indian dishes like butter chicken, kebabs and a varied vegetarian spread.

During the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

The Mukherjees, hailing from Kolkata, are die-hard fans of Argentina. Despite Albiceleste drawing 1-1 with Iceland in their group opener with Lionel Messi failing to sparkle, they believe Jorge Sampaoli’s team can go the distance.

“I am an Argentina fan. I have booked tickets for a quarterfinal match, a semifinal and of course the final. If Argentina goes on to lift

During the World Cup, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

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FIFA World Cup 2018, Wikimedia Commons.

“We have been waiting for this World Cup. Indians come in large numbers during the World Cup and we wanted these eateries to be a melting point,” he added.

According to Cutting Edge Events, FIFA’s official sales agency in India for the 2018 World Cup, India is amongst the top 10 countries in terms of number of match tickets bought.

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Prodyut came to Moscow to study engineering and later started working for a pharmaceutical company here before trying his hand in business. Besides running the two restaurants with the help of his wife, he was into the distribution of pharmaceutical products.

“After Russia won the first match of the World Cup, the footfall has gone up considerably. The Indians are also flooding in after the 6-9 p.m. game. That is the time both my restaurants remain full,” Prodyut said.

There are also plans to rope in registered fan clubs of Latin American countries, who will throng the restaurants during matches and then follow it up with after-game parties till the wee hours.

“I did get in touch with some of the fan clubs I had prior idea about. They agreed to come over and celebrate the games at our joints. Those will be gala nights when both eateries will remain open all night for them to enjoy,” Prodyut said.

Watching the World Cup is a dream come true for the couple, Sumana said.

“We want to make the Indians who have come here to witness the spectacle and feel at home too. We always extend a helping hand and since we are from West Bengal, we make special dishes for those who come from Bengal,” she added. (IANS)