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Two earthquakes kill 12, injures over 100 people in Sichuan
Largest pro-independence Tibetan group elects new leadership
Case No. 20 completes 'issue framing'
Dalai Lama attends event celebrating diversity in Muslim world
Global Tibetan Student Union announces maiden Tibetan Youth Icon award
Tibetan court rejects defendant’s adjournment plea in Case No. 20
Tibetan monk awarded ‘British Empire Medal’ for services to Buddhism in UK
Students face eviction at Yachen Gar
Standoff in Hong Kong continues as proposed extradition law faces mass protest
TYC urges dissociated chapters to rejoin, opens 17th General Body Meeting
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Ranking Tibetan monk denies molestation charges
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PM Modi snubs Tibetan leadership for swearing-in ceremony
Tibetan asylum seekers near Paris homeless after officials take down their tents
Xi Jinping agreed to meet the Dalai Lama, reveals book by noted Indian journalist
Dalai Lama denied visa by Taiwan's President: sources
Defendant seeks extension at the first hearing of Case No. 20
Case No. 20 completes 'issue framing'
Three journalists in Nepal face probe over news about the Dalai Lama
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Book Reviews
12 February 2018
Man of Peace - The Illustrated Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet
Man of Peace envisages for Tibet a future in which the Dalai Lama returns to his people and “Tibet restores itself as the realization of the Dalai Lama’s vision – the ‘Switzerland of Asia’ – the spa and sanatorium; the holistic hospital among nations; a Pure Land of health and healing, meditation a
13 April 2016
Voice of sanity: Why the Tibetan cause is a deeper search for self
Isabel Losada is a writer in search of a cause. She finds it in Tibet, ‘the greatest lost cause on the planet’, according to some. In finding Tibet, she hints to the readers that she finds something of herself. The world Losada surve
09 December 2015
In Tibet, China Moves from Empire-lite to Empire-heavy: book review by Thubten Samphel
There are libraries of literature on the Cold War as seen from Western, Soviet, Third World or independent scholarly perspectives. But rarely has there been a book on how the Cold War as it was played out on the remote, sprawling pla
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
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Govt. of India’s post of advisor for Tibet likely to remain vacant until Xi's 2019 visit (13:11, 16 Nov 2018)
Twitter CEO meets Dalai Lama, calls him “an amazing teacher” (00:11, 15 Nov 2018)
UN says it must respect the “sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity” of China (20:11, 13 Nov 2018)
Nepal applauds China at UPR for its work in Tibet (20:11, 13 Nov 2018)
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Nearly 3000 Students from eight countries listened to teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Three day annual teachings for youth began today. June 3, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being escorted to the teaching site at Tsuglakhang temple, May 13, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
More than a thousand Tibetans, Uyghurs and supporters protest in Paris to denounce China's repression in Tibet. Xi Jinping will be on an official visit to France from Monday. Under a canopy of flags with snow lions, protesters marched from the Trocadero Human Rights Square to the Peace Wall at the other end of the Champ de Mars. 25 March 2019. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
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Interview with forensic artist Tim Widden (Panchen Lama's image)
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