Miss Tibet.

“The Temporal World
Only the badly misinformed or the incurably optimistic could think bikinied girls synonymous with Dharamshala. And if a Miss Tibet contest in that high sanctum wasn’t tastless enough, sashing a 17-year-old (Tenzin Yangkyi, far left) surely is.” [sic]

This comment appeared in one of our popular weekly magazines Outlook. The same magazine on its web edition of last year had this story.

The print edition news of this year’s contest had this photograph above the quoted passage.

I can see no reason whatsoever for the change in the editorial policy of the magazine from last year to this year. If a Tibetan up in the Indian Himalayas wants to compete in and win a Miss Tibet contest, I say, all strength to her.

I think that the quote regarding the Miss Tibet of 2011 being tastless [sic] is in very poor taste.