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Contempt petition filed against Union of India over passport issuance to Tibetans
Chinese state media lauds Swiss government’s policy shift on Tibetan refugees
US defies Chinese warning, deploys carrier to patrol disputed South China Sea
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Political prisoner released after more than four years
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From Dalai Lama's bodyguard to Dharamshala Municipal Councillor: Journey of a common man
Tibetan among two arrested at Delhi airport for travel document fraud: reports
Passports of Kalachakra returnees torn on arrival, further punitive measures feared
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
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Security tightened in Bodh Gaya ahead of Kalachakra
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14 February 2017
Remembering my Teacher: Elliot Sperling (1951-2017)
Perhaps the last thing that a student wants to do is write knowing that one's teacher will not be there to read it. Everyone who has known Elliot Sperling has a reason to mourn and a reason to rejoic
13 February 2017
Story of the Potala: World’s Highest Palace in Tibet
February 13, 2013 marked 100 years since His Holiness 13th Dalai Lama proclaimed the restoration of Tibet’s independence following a period of Qing domination. In the last few years, Februar
11 February 2017
Trump and Tibetans
A lot of things have been written on Trump and China so far and there is surely more to come.[1] Some experts who have been working on China for decades seem to be worried and some others clueless about the Trump administration’s future course.[2] Tibetans and their supporters while
09 February 2017
Tibetan Shyness: My story
It is often said that shyness runs in the blood of Tibetan people, especially Tibetan women. Bei
07 February 2017
Anguished Fear
Just as the wintry breeze whipped past our gentle face and despite our efforts to cover, the chill still gets you on your face. That's the Trump effect that raised every bent fiber of our hair sinc
07 December 2016
Working to revitalize the largest Tibetan settlement in India
The Tibetan settlements in India have the potential to have a transformative positive impact on the world. It is in these settlements that India’s ancient Nalanda tradition is preserved in its most ex
29 September 2016
Integrating Compassion in Capitalism
Through personal experience, I have begun to appreciate modern business negotiation tactics that focus on the importance of trying to fulfill your own interests while understanding and mee
12 September 2016
Trump or Hillary : A perennial nature of Tibetans to wait for the shooting star
It doesn't really matter, who wins the US presidential election come this November, as far as hope of leveraging Tibet's issue is concerned, if there is now any leverage left. Tibet
15 June 2016
Significance of Tibetan language: Helping them find the fault in their own stars
As the dust settles, where praises and insults, mockery and flattery, despair and hope, all collided on the stratosphere of Internet following the coronation of Miss Tibet, 2016. I chose to simply list
03 June 2016
Soccer in the Shadows of Everest
“For the estimated 3.2 billion viewers who get up early, stay up late, cheer at the television, bay at the moon, go out and beat drums in the middle of the night because somebody scored a goal halfway around the world, that’s the World Cup”. Soccer is truly the world’s game. It’s played in the heat of the Sahara, the jungles of the Amazon, the urban jungles of Calcutta a
31 May 2016
A Response to Jamyang Norbu
Entitled ‘The Clarity of Commitment’, Jamyang Norbu’s article on Phayul seems t
28 May 2016
THE CLARITY OF COMMITTMENT (PART 1)
Quite a few months have passed since the Sikyong elections and the strange events that followed. Nonetheless, being reminded of that depressing experience by a fuzzy Facebook video of the e
13 April 2016
Humans of New York: Tibetan diaspora
On the bustling streets of Jackson heights, between the perimeters of 71st to 75th and Roosevelt Ave and 37 Ave, lies the biggest meeting point of many Tibetans here in New York. Ever since, my first walk down the strip, almost
09 April 2016
Tribute to Desung Kalon Dongchung Ngodup: by Chung Tsering
At first when I saw the official announcement of Desung Kalon’s resignation, I couldn’t believe the news. But as I saw it on Voice of Tibet (VoT) –media based in Dharamsala- interviewing Desung Kalon Dongchung Ngodup
03 April 2016
THE WECHAT EFFECT ON 2016 TIBETAN GENERAL ELECTIONS
Free media has long been recognized as a cornerstone of democracy and plays a vital role in influencing political discourse during elections. Free and balanced traditional media (print and broadcast) foster transpa
19 March 2016
Response to Dr. Dhondup Tashi and Dr. Desel's article
Dr. Dhondup Tashi and Dr. Tenzin Desel have brought up issues on TB and Hepatitis B in their article in “Phayul.com”. Since May 2015, I am heading the TB division in the DOH-CTA as the TB Program Manager and since Augu
17 March 2016
LET'S FIGHT REAL DISEASE FIRST
While following the ongoing development, discussion and debates on the upcoming Sikyong and Chithue elections, we are witnessing a wearing evolution of exile democracy where, sometimes, manipulative opportunists and pseudo-intellectual accusations overtake the social-servants and credible intellectuals’ opinions. Yet re
03 March 2016
Are we headed to “Democracy with Dharamsala characteristics”?
Chitue election by contrast seems to have been run perhaps more fairly, but not a great deal better – e.g.the bizarre creation of “voluntary” candidacies that allowed bypassing the primary election).<1> The process has consist
01 March 2016
Why I won’t vote in the Final Sikyong Election
In this year’s election for the post of Sikyong, we have had five candidates. Out of them, Lukar Jam stood for Tibetan independence. The rest of them—all Middle-Way advocates seeking Tibetan autonomy within the framewo
24 February 2016
Sikyong elections - Reimagining Doeguling Tibetan Settlement
Ancient India has given rise to some of the greatest philosophical traditions and learning centers that the world has ever seen. The oldest and perhaps most famous of these is Nalanda, a university where an ecumenica
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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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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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Remembering my Teacher: Elliot Sperling (1951-2017)
Story of the Potala: World’s Highest Palace in Tibet
Trump and Tibetans
Tibetan Shyness: My story
Anguished Fear
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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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Be selfish to achieve your dreams: Tenzin Dasel, Tibetan woman filmmaker
Twenty First Century Renunciation:Lingtsa T. Dorjee's mother talks about her son
Empowering digital Tibet: An interview with activist Lhadon Tethong
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