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Nepal to allow Dalai Lama's birthday celebrations
EU Prez urges Chinese PM to resume dialogue with the Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama wraps up UK tour, tells protesters to research
Dalai Lama speaks at Glastonbury festival, China rebukes organizers
Tibetan rights group launches books by missing writer
CTA, Tibetan NGOs observe International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
China alert ahead of Dalai Lama's birthday, arrests one
Tibetan PM awards young entrepreneurs
Lu jong workshop for school PE teachers
Dharamshala - McLeod Ganj road named Potala in honor of Dalai Lama
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Staff of Tibetan reception centre shot, hospitalized in Chandigarh
Modi shirks Dalai Lama ahead of China visit
3 girls vie for Miss Tibet 2015 crown
28 teams to play in the biggest sporting event of the Tibetan Diaspora
TCV Suja kid secures 95.8 %, bags Sikyong Scholarship
China's state-run TV chops off Arunachal, J&K from India map
Dharamshala - McLeod Ganj road named Potala in honor of Dalai Lama
21st GCM Gold Cup kicks off in Dharamshala
Tibetan girl wins gold for China in Asian Wrestling Championships
Situation critical in Nepal, assesses Tibetan minister
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30 June 2015
Tibet Isn't Free Yet; That Doesn't Mean the Dalai Lama Has Failed
In recent years I've noticed an increasing trend of articles and commentaries examining the Dalai Lama's life and legacy that conclude Tibetans, and he as their leader, have failed in their cause to restore freedom to Ti
29 April 2015
THE SUBLIMINAL CLARITY OF BLURRY CELLPHONE VIDEOS: by J. Norbu
Anne Applebaum, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and scholar (Gulag, A History), 23 April 2015
A Factual Account of the Tibetan Government’s Gold and Silver
In a book just published, Mr. Gyalo Thondup says that when my father Dundul Namgyal Tsarong, alias George Tsarong was looking after the Tibetan government’s gold and silver most of the money was lost or stolen. He sa
22 April 2015
CHINA – LOSING WAY IN THE MIDDLE
China has set a definitive tone for this year’s commemorations of the so-called Tibet Autonomous Region’s 50 years by coming out with its most exhaustive and strongest rejection yet of the Middle Way Approac
16 April 2015
The Dalai Lama's China Experience and Its Impact
By now it is an open secret the degree to which respect for the Dalai Lama is growing in China within the leadership and business circles and amongst the ordinary people. The BBC's exclusive report on China's super-rich communist Buddhists
09 April 2015
Remembering a Special Friend on a Special Day: By Theurang
Five years ago this morning, I was arrested, without warning or notice, along with this friend I am reminiscing about. We were taken to prison with black hoods covering our entire heads, our hands restrained in manacles, and we were consigned to small, narrow dungeons. He was consigned to the prison cell a
22 March 2015
Tibet's New Normal
China has entered a new economic phase called "new normal" amid its economic slowdown. For that particular reason, Beijing is injecting a state-sponsored stimulus to overcome the 7.5 percent GDP target set last
Why Tibetans were divided on the March 10th Tibetan Uprising Day?
Following China's invasion of Tibet, China forced Tibetans to sign the seventeen point agreement under duress. When China violated its own forced agreement to implement destructive campaign in Tibet, Tibetan people ultimately came out on the streets of Lhasa on March 10th protesting Chinese invasion calling for
20 March 2015
SEVEN REASONS WHY DALAI LAMA SHOULD NOT VISIT CHINA
Observers of Beijing-Dharamsala relations are these days keenly focused on the chances of Dalai Lama visiting China for a Buddhist pilgrimage to Wutai Shan. The issue might look casual or insignificant to the uninitiated who will see nothing special about a religious leader visiting a pilgrimage site. But knowing
17 March 2015
There is no middle without the ends
There is little doubt that what happened in NY on March 10 2015 was unpleasant to witness and certainly condemnable. But whatever be the immediate cause of that incident and however we try to justify it,
Commemoration or Rewriting March 10th?
Lately, a wind is blowing, leaving its musky entrails in its track; vacuous and immaterial, and yet twirling behind every unfinished sentences, and raised eyebrows, sometimes ominous and at other times, simply used as a one word all-illuminating sentence, dramatically enclosed within two full stops: Unity. You can almost smell it like the wet smell of the ocean, flat and smooth, leaving a certain level of wetness on your che
10 March 2015
MARCH MADNESS
On March 10th this year does CTA plan to honor the sacrifice of the Tibetan people in 1959 or celebrate the savage crushing of the Uprising by the PLA?
09 March 2015
Tibetan National Struggle and The Oddity of Dolgyal Protestors
Living in exile and not knowing if one would ever be able to return to your homeland is one of the most inhumane conditions to be in. Euripides, the ancient writer of Greek tragedy, noted that there is “no greater sorrow
08 March 2015
Comprehensively moderating China: Xi’s future blueprint
The Four Comprehensives, an amalgamation of theories that have been doing the rounds for many months now, has been listed as: Comprehensively build a moderately prosperous society, Comprehens
27 February 2015
THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD TO A TIBET SOLUTION
This year, on March 10, Tibetans will remember and commemorate for the 56th time, the most important of events in the Tibetan calendar, a day when our ancestors defended our supreme religious leader, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, in front of the Potala palace, and in unison called for Tibet's Independence and demanded the Chinese leave our homeland. Each year, on this occasion, Tibetans residing in eve
24 February 2015
After 75 years, the Dalai Lama is more important than ever
It is three quarters of a century since the Dalai Lama’s coronation as the temporal and spiritual leader of Tibet. He is now almost 80-years-old and still presents a dilemma for Western leaders, who routinely come under
12 February 2015
THINK TANKS AND SCHOOLS IN CHINA ARE NOT ALLOWED TO THINK, THE PARTY WILL DO THAT FOR THEM
Perhaps as an indication of the dangerous direction China is lurching towards is the loud thinking among official circles that there should be a campaign to root out subversive ideas from the West. Research centres
03 February 2015
TIBETANS RUSH TO OFFER TERROR TIPS TO CHINESE POLICE
Lhasa – As soon as China announced a $48,000 reward for tip-offs about acts of terrorism in Tibet, hundreds of Tibetans called their local police stations and offered tips to the government. According to the police, ma
10 January 2015
XI JINPING: THE GREAT BALANCER
There is no shortage of commentators trying to figure out what China’s rise means to the international system. Lately their focus has shifted to Xi Jinping, the party secretary and the country’s president, whose abili
07 January 2015
Beijing's new point woman for Tibet affairs
Sun Chunlan, one of the two-female members of the current 25-member Politburo was appointed head of the United Front Work Department (UFWD) after a widely anticipated purge of Ling Jihua. The UFWD is an agency und
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 Latest News Discussions
Largest pro independence group suspends president of NY NJ chapter (08:04, 03 Apr 2015)
Obama calls Dalai Lama “a good friend” at first public appearance (07:04, 03 Apr 2015)
China says no to Indian consulate in Lhasa, India settle for Chengdu (03:04, 02 Apr 2015)
SFT, TWA observe World Water Day (19:03, 24 Mar 2015)
SEVEN REASONS WHY DALAI LAMA SHOULD NOT VISIT CHINA (19:03, 24 Mar 2015)
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Dalai Lama to receive Liberty Medal in October (0)
Pledge of non violence to celebrate Dalai Lama's legacy launched (0)
Tibetans greet Dalai Lama on 80th birthday, offer long life prayer (0)
4th GBM of Tibetan People’s Movement for Middle Way begins (0)
Situation critical in Nepal, assesses Tibetan minister (0)
EC announces dates for Tibetan PM and parliamentary elections (0)
Tibetan PM Sangay interacts with Chinese scholars, students (0)
Discriminatory Chinese passport regulations violate Tibetans’ right to travel: TCHRD (0)
Modi shirks Dalai Lama ahead of China visit (0)
Two Tibetans severely injured in police assault in Driru (0)
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Pema Choedon (C), Flanked by 1st Runners Up Lobsang Kyinzom (L) and Tsering Dolma (R), after winning the 13th Miss Tibet pageant 2105. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Tibetans and supporters participate in a candle light vigil in tribute to the latest Tibetan self immolator from Amdo Chone, Sangye Tso, McLeod Ganj, May 28, 2015. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Tibetan exiles participate in a vigil to mourn the deaths in Nepal earthquake, and collection of relief contributions for victims, McLeod Ganj, April 27, 2015. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
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 Latest Opinions
Tibet Isn't Free Yet; That Doesn't Mean the Dalai Lama Has Failed
THE SUBLIMINAL CLARITY OF BLURRY CELLPHONE VIDEOS: by J. Norbu
A Factual Account of the Tibetan Government’s Gold and Silver
CHINA – LOSING WAY IN THE MIDDLE
The Dalai Lama's China Experience and Its Impact
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A Way Ahead: Human Approach to a Peaceful World
Green is In…Red is Out
Subcontinental Drift
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Advancing Disability Rights by Expanding our Understanding:Interview with Ling Choktul Rinpoche
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