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EC clarifies penalties for violation of election rules
Tibetan exiles celebrate 55th Democracy day
Ambassador Saperstein calls for religious freedom in Tibet
Tibet never a part of China but Middle Way still a viable solution, says CTA
‘Game Changers’ conference by TED concludes
34th Kalachakra postponed to 2017
Whereabouts of arrested Rebkong monk still unknown, family worried
DIFF 2015 to screen film on Tibet self immolations
49th day post-death prayer for Trulku, vigil for latest self immolator
Dharamshala beats Shimla to become first ‘Smart City’ in the state
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Trulshik Rinpoche's reincarnation recognized
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34th Kalachakra postponed to 2017
Tibetan Settlement Office re-awarded contract to clean McLeod
Ticketing website for Dalai Lama event crashes, foreign misdoing suspected
China will never accept Middle Way Approach: UFWD
Dharamshala beats Shimla to become first ‘Smart City’ in the state
EC in limbo as CTA, PM candidate engage in public spat
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Book Reviews
29 September 2014
Tsering Wangmo Dhompa's 'A Home in Tibet' by Thubten Samphel
In Thubron’s case, his mother died in a hospital ward, perhaps of natural causes. But this sets him off into meditation and on a journey to Mount Kailash, the Precious Mountain, in western Tibet. As Thubron explains, “You cannot walk out your grief, I know, or absolve yourself of your survival, or bring anyone back… Then y
29 July 2014
Don’t block the tap
he Dalai Lama was the first to suggest that tackling Tibet’s looming environmental crisis deserves precedence over efforts to resolve its protracted political problem. According to WikiLeaks, in a meeting between the Dalai Lama and the American ambassador to India, Timothy J Roemer, on 10 August 2009 in Ne
03 October 2013
‘I Will Carry the Sky’ By Bhuchung D. Sonam
Tsering Choden Dhompa came from a place, where the land was so white and cold in the winter you would think a humongous freezer was perpetually at work; in the Summer the s
09 July 2013
Tibetan Rage on My Page: Seeking Refuge in Stories: Thubten Samphel reviews The Tibetan Suitcase
If you are looking for a page-turning and stomach-churning tale of magic and mystery in Tibet, you won't find it in Tsering Namgyal's The Tibetan Suitcase. His debut novel seems a form of meditation on the idea of Tibet, an idea which both repulses and attracts. The highly educated characters who people Tsering Namgyal's novel
02 October 2012
Permanent Address? Stolen!
Surprising things happen when cultures meet or collide. The best examples are India and China. Both confronted Western powers. India suffered British colonial rule for more than 200 years. China, though nominally sovereign, was bullied and humiliated by the West and, the worst of all, invaded by the Japanese.
20 August 2012
A Review of BUTTERFLY’S WINGS, Tenzing Rigdol’s 3rd Collection of Poetry
Tenzing Rigdol follows in the tradition of the sixth Dalai Lama Tsangyang Gyatso, Tibet’s most beloved poet, with this slim volume of love poetry. By devoting an entire collection of poems to romantic love, he elevates this most secular of emotions and assigns it a sacredness usually offered only to the Dharma in our society.
07 December 2011
Shakabpa and the awakening of Tibetan history by Jamyang Norbu
Academic scholarship may not generally lend itself to moving or inspirational writing, but there are exceptions. Edward Gibbon’s, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, is probably the greatest work of history written
17 August 2011
Battles Lost and Won Between Tibet and China
It is no mystery why editors prefer some titles for books over others. They choose titles that help sell books. If titles alone sell books, the new book by Tim Johnson, a veteran reporter who had covered China for Knight-Ridder and McClatchy for six years from his Beijing office
24 January 2011
The forging of a holy man
Was there ever a more unlikely life story? A child is born somewhere too remote to appear on any known map, and his childhood, though taking place in the mid-20th century, is redolent of the Middle Ages
12 April 2010
A bullet train to the head
Lhasa is usually closed to tourists in March, a sensitive month for the Tibetan Autonomous Region because it brings the anniversary of "the National Tibetan Uprising". Last month was the 51st anniversary and, as usual,
10 February 2010
The Book the Chinese Government Doesn't Want You To Read
Trapdoor Books announces that its newest book, The Magician of Lhasa, the world's first Buddhist thriller, is facing scrutiny because of its depiction of conditions in 1959 Tibet
05 January 2010
Tibet‘s Last Stand? A book review
Despite heightened international awareness of the situation inside Chinese occupied Tibet; the injustice, human rights atrocities, censorship and widespre
20 November 2009
Yak Horns and Yellow Stars
Jamyang Kyi hastily brushed her teeth, put on her clothes and dashed out of her house without having breakfast. Before exiting the door she called to her niece, "Prepa
11 September 2009
Poking the Wall
On July 15 1978, before the Dalai Lama left for the Fifth Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace in Ulan Bator, capital of the Mongolian People’s Republic, Tibet’s leader said that he had “blessed a Tibetan Communist Party recently founded
12 March 2009
Dreams of the educated-dispossessed
Indian authors writing in English have been on a winning streak over the past decade, publishing novels to wide international acclaim. Over the past five years alone, two Man
25 October 2008
Graveyard of Indian idealism
Although the absorption of Tibet into China since 1950 has been copiously discussed from different angles, there is a dearth of understanding about the regional politics surrounding the "roof of the world". Since time immemorial
19 October 2008
Unlearnt Chinese lessons
India should have learnt from the way China said one thing and did exactly the other in relation to Tibet. Nehru had convinced himself that China won’t enter Tibet. He and K. M Panikkar, his ambassador in Peking, continued to maintain that an invasion of Tibet was highly unlikely
13 August 2008
Discussing Tibet, Without the BS – Jamyang Norbu
For a book dealing with Sino-Tibetan relations Warren Smith’s new work takes an unusual standpoint. It refuses to assume the
15 June 2008
Why Dalai Lama matters
The spiritual leader considers the Tibetan cause as his third objective in life; the first two being the fate of humanity as a whole and inter-religious harmony, writes Claude Arpi
10 June 2008
Dalai Lama Taps Faith, Tugs Ponytails, Fights for Tibet: Review
``Religion is poison,'' Mao Zedong reputedly told the Dalai Lama. The spiritual leader had come to Beijing in 1954, the year he turned 19. With Chinese troops in Tibet, he had studied communism and yearned to
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RANGZEN SPRING II (12:08, 21 Aug 2015)
Tibetan PM launches MWA documentary, app for Tibet Online TV (20:08, 17 Aug 2015)
EC in limbo as CTA, PM candidate engage in public spat (22:08, 06 Aug 2015)
CTA recruitment policy draws mixed reactions (14:08, 04 Aug 2015)
Tulku Tenzin Delek's sister, niece released (22:08, 03 Aug 2015)
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CTA recruitment policy draws mixed reactions (2)
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Billboard defaming Dalai Lama taken down in NYC (1)
TYC chapters meet for 46th Working Committee Meeting in Delhi (1)
Tulku Tenzin Delek's sister, niece released (1)
RANGZEN SPRING II (1)
EC in limbo as CTA, PM candidate engage in public spat (1)
Trulshik Rinpoche's reincarnation recognized (1)
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama joins Swami Guru Sharanand-ji Maharaj (to his right) and members of Karshni Ashram for lunch in Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra, India, August 31, 2015. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
Exile Tibetan PM Lobsang Sangay hoists the Indian tricolor as members of the Kashag, senior officials of the Central Tibetan Administration participate in an official function to mark the 69th Independence Day of India, Kashag Secretariat, Aug. 15, Phayul Photo
Tibetan residents of Dekyiling Tibetan Settlement, Uttrakhand, stand near a long queue of water containers as the settlement is gripped by acute water shortage this monsoon, August 5, 2015. Photo:FB Page/Dekyiling Shichak (not official page)
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 Latest Opinions
Interesting correspondence between the Dalai Lama and Nehru (1960)
Why Dr. Lobsang Sangay Again?
RANGZEN SPRING II
A Response to the Open Letter to Tsering Kyi
HEARING THE FIRST BIRDSONG OF RANGZEN SPRING
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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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