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Monk arrested for carrying out solo protest in Ngaba
Setback for Tibetan women’s football team as US denies visa
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Women inherently more compassionate, Dalai Lama tells participants of women empowerment conference
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From Dalai Lama's bodyguard to Dharamshala Municipal Councillor: Journey of a common man
Tibetan woman deported by Switzerland jailed in Nepal
Tibetan among two arrested at Delhi airport for travel document fraud: reports
Passports of Kalachakra returnees torn on arrival, further punitive measures feared
Chinese state media lauds Swiss government’s policy shift on Tibetan refugees
Former goalie of Tibetan national football team dead, investigation on
“It's like a whole library had burned down” : prominent Tibet scholar dies
Dalai Lama donates to help homeless, needy in US
China irked by Tibetan PM's presence at US Ambassador’s dinner gathering
The 34th Kalachakra - An Overview
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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
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
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama gazes at devotees as he visits the Mahabodhi temple near the Kalachakra venue, a day after the conclusion of 34th Kalachakra. Jan. 15, 2016 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Three weeks after Indian PM announced Demonetization of 500 and 1000 notes residents including Tibetans queue outside State Bank of India and on-site ATMs to withdraw daily limit of 2000 Rs per account, Dharamshala, Nov. 28, 2016, Phayul Photo
'Unity is Strength,' says one of the formations of the calisthenic display by children of TCV on its 56th anniversary, Oct. 23, 2016. 17th Gyalwang Karmapa attended the celebrations as the Chief Guest/Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
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