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Hu Yaobang celebrated, his legacy still in the shadows
Human Rights Watch calls for independent probe into Xinjiang terror raid
Tibetans urge Canadian minister to make Tibet a core issue at COP21
India should not change its political path on Tibet: Kiren Rijiju
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Lhasa put under lockdown ahead of Pelosi visit: CTA
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China grilled at CAT review on Tibet, Uyghur, Mongols
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Tibetan youth murdered in McLeod Ganj
Tibetan student jailed for late renewal of stay permit
Sangay sweeps Dharamshala with big margin in prelims
Preliminary voting results pit incumbent PM in the lead: updated
Dalai Lama healthy, will arrive home Saturday
An Open Letter to the Sikyong, Kashag, and Election Commissioner of the CTA
Tibetan woman hit by car in Minnesota, dies
Tibetans hold vigil for murdered youth
Student group denied venue for poll debate at TCV Youth Hostel
EC clarifies shortlisting process for Sikyong and MPs
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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Tibetan PM launches MWA documentary, app for Tibet Online TV (20:08, 17 Aug 2015)
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Preliminary voting results pit incumbent PM in the lead (0)
Copenhagen Police to investigate suppression of Tibetan flag (0)
Student group denied venue for poll debate at TCV Youth Hostel (0)
TYC’s indefinite hunger strike called off after UN assurances (0)
Chinese envoy cautions UK against talking human rights ahead of Xi’s visit (0)
Election watchdog lauds Tibetan electoral process (0)
EC clarifies shortlisting process for Sikyong and MPs (0)
PM releases tactical report on Tibet movement at ITN 4th Asia meet (0)
Two Tibetans arrested for waving Tibetan flag at Xi’s cavalcade (0)
Sangay sweeps Dharamshala with big margin in prelims (0)
China picked Panchen Lama calls for tighter control on monks (0)
Tibetan delegates denied South Korean visa under Chinese influence (0)
Incumbent PM sweeps North America preliminary polls (0)
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An Open Letter to the Sikyong, Kashag, and Election Commissioner of the CTA (0)
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves after accepting a long life prayer offering from four Tibetan organizations at the Tsuglakhang, Nov. 3, 2015 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama watches as nuns participate in debate at the 21st Jang Gunchoe religious festival attended by over 300 nuns from India and Nepal. Tsuglakhang, Oct. 31, 2015, Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
TPIE Speaker Penpa Tsering speaks at the third Body, Mind and Life conference organised by the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute at Mentseekhang Hall, Oct. 15, 2015 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
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 Latest Opinions
‘Arbitrary’ dance of Tibetan democracy
An Open Letter to the Sikyong, Kashag, and Election Commissioner of the CTA
A Personal Encounter With Three bravehearts of Tibet
Interesting correspondence between the Dalai Lama and Nehru (1960)
 Latest Bookreviews
A Way Ahead: Human Approach to a Peaceful World
Green is In…Red is Out
Subcontinental Drift
 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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