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 Latest Stories
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
CM Virbhadra joins birthday celebrations of the 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
Tibetan death toll in Nepal earthquake at six
TCV Suja kid secures 95.8 %, bags Sikyong Scholarship
China's state-run TV chops off Arunachal, J&K from India map
21st GCM Gold Cup kicks off in Dharamshala
Dharamshala - McLeod Ganj road named Potala in honor of Dalai Lama
Tibetan girl wins gold for China in Asian Wrestling Championships
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Movie Reviews
19 January 2015
RESURRECTING A LOST HOMELAND - by J. Norbu
For a shoe-string budget film, Bringing Tibet Home is surprisingly rich and multi-layered. The basic story concerns a “site-specific” art installation of a well-known New York-based Tibetan artist. It is also the story of a so
29 June 2013
WHEN HARI GOT MARRIED- A film review
The Line often blurs between reality and fiction when it comes to an interesting story and subject such as 'When Hari Got Married'- a beautiful documentary by acclaimed filmmakers- Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin who earlier made such notable films as 'Dreaming Lhasa' and 'The Sun Behind the Clouds' among others.
20 April 2013
A Girl from China
A Girl from China tells the story of Que, a young Chinese woman from Shanghai, who discovers Tibet during her holidays in India. The film starts by showing her desperately looking for someone to help her, she runs into Karma, a young Tibetan man calmly painting some street scenes
07 October 2012
-DECODING ‘DRAPCHI’- by Tenzin Tsundue
Long after Chinese occupation of Tibet, the Dalai Lama’s exile, after the Cultural Revolution which left Tibet shattered, after Deng Xiaoping traded communism with consumerist market economy and even after world had given up on Tibet and non-violence, the Tibetans have not stopped doing two things: praying and singing.
22 September 2012
ARBITRAGE- A film review by Tashi Wangchuk
With all the rave reviews and buzz around Richard Gere’s new film ‘Arbitrage’, I couldn’t resist seeing this semi-fictional story about the notorious Bernard Madoff who embezzled over $65 billion in the largest financial fraud ever recorded in the US history. Rolling Stone's Peter Travers commended the film as a "first rate; a powerful feature debut boasting
08 August 2012
DRAPCHI - Exclusive Review by Utpal Borpujari
Drapchi. For the uninitiated, a lyrical-sounding word. But for those who have been inside it, Drapchi is one of the most-dreaded places on the earth. Drapchi is the name of Lhasa’s Prison No. 1, the largest in Tibet.
23 January 2012
“Kyema” - A FILM REVIEW
"Kyema - The Agony of Wrong Path" is an interesting Tibetan film about tuberculosis infection, protection, treatment and substance abuses among younger generation Tibetans in exile. The film is produced by Dharamsala based Tibetan Exile Govt.'s Department of Health in association with Tibetan
31 October 2011
Under the Grey Veil - The Sun-Beaten Path
Sonthar Gyal’s (a young Tibetan filmmaker in Tibet) film The Sun-Beaten Path — which won 2011 Dragons and Tigers Awards at the Vancouver International Film Festival — is in many ways a trenchant criticism of today’s
OLD DOG (Khyi rgan)
Pema Tseden’s “Old Dog” (Khyi rgan) opens with a handsome Tibetan youth riding into a town on his motorbike with an aged, shaggy dog tied to a chain. The youth looks virile and has a strong bodily presence on the screen, but we learn later in the film that he is impotent
12 November 2010
TIBET IN SONG
The musicologist Ngawang Choephel — born in Tibet, raised in India, now a resident of New York — traveled back to his birth country in 1995 to record the effects of a ha
19 June 2010
Some Thoughts on Pema Tseden’s The Search
As a Tibetan filmmaker working in China, Pema Tseden has to tread a very fine line. Whether he continues to make films or not depends entirely on how the Chinese
17 June 2010
'Sun Behind the Clouds' shines light on Tibetan conflict
Of the many documentaries that have chronicled Tibet's ongoing struggle for independence, "The Sun Behind the Clouds" offers the most thorough, balanced and up-to
28 April 2010
Acho Namgyal: Shey Kyi Jinpa - documentary film review
Sonam Tashi — popularly called Acho Danny — was a young man when he first went out in search of the late Maja Tsewang Gyurme, one of the 20th century’s forem
01 April 2010
"The Sun Behind the Clouds": The Tibet film China loves to hate
Sun Behind the Clouds." The explosive Tibetan uprising of early 2008 put the lie to Chinese claims that their campaign of economic development and cultural assimilation had quelled both nationalism and discontent, and it left governm
20 January 2010
Certainly Not Tired
In the summer of 1997 I reached Leh, the capital of Ladakh, after trekking for twenty-two days across the Indian Himalayas in the north. A few days later a friend took
15 January 2010
The Sun Behind the Clouds -- Film Review
The subtitle of new film "The Sun Behind the Clouds" -- "Tibet's Struggle for Freedom" -- refers not only to the half-century dispute between Tibet and China but also to the divisions that have arisen among Tibetans around thei
12 November 2009
ECOCIDE ON THE THIRD POLE- Jamyang Norbu
Al Gore has come out with a new book (Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis) nicely timed to be in the stores before the Climate Conference in Copenhagen this December. Among the important discussions in the
14 October 2009
It Is What It Is
Draped in a long flowing skirt fashioned after Tibetan national flag, a girl stands in the middle of nowhere. Blood drips from her outstretched hands. Yellow s
01 September 2009
Melong Band's debut album - a music review
Melong Band’s debut album, Notes in Exile seductively captures the core cultural experiences of being a Tibetan vagabond. The songs take its cues from the inchoate
06 June 2009
Movie not to miss: "Unmistaken Child"
No aspect of Tibetan Buddhism is as well-known, or seems quite as mythological to outsiders, as the faith's apparently literalistic belief in reincarnation. Taken as a
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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)
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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)
 Latest Photo News
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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 Latest Bookreviews
A Way Ahead: Human Approach to a Peaceful World
Green is In…Red is Out
Subcontinental Drift
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 Latest Interviews
Advancing Disability Rights by Expanding our Understanding:Interview with Ling Choktul Rinpoche
In Conversation with Loten Namling
Q&A with Tibetan writer Tsering Namgyal
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