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Four girls to vie for Miss Tibet 2016 crown
Former political prisoner who had completed 21 year sentence arrested again
Tibetan parliament gets Speaker without majority
Men-Tsee-Khang college celebrate 55th anniversary
TIPA turns 57, Ngonpa wins Yarkyi '16
Degrading moral values, unity causes of concern: Dalai Lama at Tibetan PM's swearing in
Two Ngaba monks arrested on unknown charges
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4 schools get 100% passing in Class XII results, no claimant for Sikyong scholarship
Dharamshala Tibetans vote in the preliminary elections for 'dedhoen'
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Opinions
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
19 February 2016
Five Suggestions for Improving the Tibetan Electoral Process
With just over a month left until Tibetans queue at voting booths around the world to elect the Sikyong and Members of Parliament, I think it is important to reflect on our electoral process and explore opportunities to further streng
04 January 2016
Tyranny of the Tibetan Majority
Our exile system of government claims to be a democracy, but recent events have proven it to be quite the opposite. Yes, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has brought about a fundamental change in the system of government, transitioning from a theocracy to a parliamentary theocracy, to one that he hoped, after the devolvement of his
01 January 2016
THE MATRIX IN THE MIDDLE WAY
Last November, as I was preparing to fly to Toronto for my talk “Forging a Rangzen Strategy”, I received an email from Gashi Tenpa la, one of the TNC organizers there. He had an amusing suggestion for a concluding
15 December 2015
IN CHINA, XI NEWS AND NON-XI NEWS
Outside of China, Chinese names rendered in pinyin look like Roman numerals, at least President Xi’s does. And this was how one Indian TV newscaster, solemn face, convent-educated, strong in mathematics an
11 December 2015
THE STORY OF MY RAPE
This is a story that’s hard for me to tell, but one that I believe people need to hear. I want this story heard because there are still many who believe that feminism is not something the Tibetan community needs, that feminis
09 November 2015
‘Arbitrary’ dance of Tibetan democracy
The preliminary elections of the Sikyong (Tibetan Political leader) and members of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile recently took place across the globe. I felt very excited to make use of my rights as a Tibetan G
13 October 2015
An Open Letter to the Sikyong, Kashag, and Election Commissioner of the CTA
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has worked tirelessly to implement democracy in the Tibetan polity and has expressed many times the personal and national satisfaction felt in his voluntarily turning over political control to elected officials, stating in his retirement message: "Contrary to the system of the Chinese Commun
02 October 2015
A Personal Encounter With Three bravehearts of Tibet
In the evening of 28th September when I was approaching the hunger strike tent of Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, my heart was weighed down by anxiety and apprehension
16 September 2015
WHY LUKAR JAM ATSOK IS IMPORTANT FOR TIBETAN DEMOCRACY
Think about Lolo. Brave, gentle, patriotic Lolo. Languishing in a Chinese prison, serving a six-year sentence for singing these stirring words of hope and encouragement. How would he feel if he knew that had he sung those sam
01 September 2015
Interesting correspondence between the Dalai Lama and Nehru (1960)
The Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru recently published an interesting exchange of letters between the Dalai Lama, who a year earlier had taken refuge in India, and the Indian
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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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Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves McLeod Ganj for Japan, May 6, 2016 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Lawmakers from the Czech conservative opposition TOP 09 and former foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg (left) hang Tibetan national flags from the windows of the Chamber of Deputies to oppose Chinese President Xi Jingping's maiden visit to Czech Republic, March 29, 2016 Photo: ČTK Burian Michal
An elderly Tibetan prays before casting her ballot for the Tibetan elections 2016, Tsuglakhang, March 20, 2016. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
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 Latest Opinions
A Response to Jamyang Norbu
THE CLARITY OF COMMITTMENT (PART 1)
Humans of New York: Tibetan diaspora
Tribute to Desung Kalon Dongchung Ngodup: by Chung Tsering
THE WECHAT EFFECT ON 2016 TIBETAN GENERAL ELECTIONS
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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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