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Two monks detained for holding prayer for Dalai Lama’s health in Drango
Karmapa announces plans of monastic college for Buddhist women
Ratu Ngawang dies at 90
Exhibition on self immolation bullied to “cover up” under Chinese pressure
Dalai Lama assures good health, sends losar greetings
Kashag issues clarification on Kalachakra postponement
Pro-Independence movement denied political space, says Lukar Jam
Health Minister urges Tibetans to stay protected from HIV
EC announces candidates for Sikyong and 16th parliament polls
Poetry book by exile born Tibetan female writer launched
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Tibetan camp leader’s suicide allegedly linked to elections
China to shut Tibet for foreign visitors from February 25
I am not joking about female successor: Dalai Lama
Tibetan girl bags gold medal in Mathematics
Pro-Independence movement denied political space, says Lukar Jam
Chatral Rinpoche passes away aged 102
RTYC NY/NJ controversy a concern for many
Seven Tibetans among refugees rescued off Turkish shore
TYC Centrex clears the air at New York public meeting
Indian politicians, thinkers, entrepreneurs honor Dalai Lama
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Book Reviews
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
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
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 Latest News Discussions
Ngari Chithun Association declares support for Penpa Tsering (13:01, 29 Jan 2016)
Tyranny of the Tibetan Majority (11:01, 29 Jan 2016)
RTYC New York/New Jersey controversy ends on positive note (10:01, 29 Jan 2016)
TYC Centrex clears the air at New York public meeting (20:01, 16 Jan 2016)
Chatral Rinpoche passes away aged 102 (22:01, 06 Jan 2016)
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TYC Centrex clears the air at New York public meeting (3)
Tyranny of the Tibetan Majority (2)
RTYC NY/NJ controversy a concern for many (2)
NY/NJ TYC members vote against TYC Centrex's decision (2)
Ngari Chithun Association declares support for Penpa Tsering (1)
RTYC New York/New Jersey controversy ends on positive note (1)
Chatral Rinpoche passes away aged 102 (1)
Lhasa to be only international tourist city in next five years: China (1)
Prominent Tibetan scholar slams senior party official known for Dalai Lama bashing (1)
Report reveals Chinese govt. link with Shugden group to defame Dalai Lama (1)
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Monks participate in the Tsetor rituals of the Tibetan Losar, at the Tsuglakhang temple on the first day of the Tibetan Fire Monkey Year 2143. Theckchen Choeling, Feb. 9, 2016. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Officials of the Central Tibetan Administration pray for Kagyu MP and former speaker Karma Choephel who breathed his last on Jan. 30, 2016. Offices remained closed in mourning after the prayer. Ghangchen Kyishong, Feb. 1, 2016. TibetNet Photo
His Holiness the Dalai Lama laughs as he comments on a presentation during the second day of the Mind & Life XXX conference at Sera Monastery in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India on December 15, 2015. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
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THE MATRIX IN THE MIDDLE WAY
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THE STORY OF MY RAPE
‘Arbitrary’ dance of Tibetan democracy
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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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Empowering digital Tibet: An interview with activist Lhadon Tethong
Advancing Disability Rights by Expanding our Understanding:Interview with Ling Choktul Rinpoche
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