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Dalai Lama speaks at the Association of Indian Universities' meet in Varanasi
Protestors demand impeachment of President Sangay, MP Yarphel
Dalai Lama to attend CTA’s ‘thank you India’ event in Dharamshala
Two monks detained on unknown charges, one freed in eastern Tibet’s Sershul
Exile Tibetan Parliament begins session to discuss 2017-18 budget
Tibetan NGO’s hold rally on the 10th anniversary of the 2008 Pan-Tibet uprising
Formalities and functions not important: Dalai Lama on India's CTA event snub
Tibetan Singer Sonam Topden eliminated from singing reality show
33rd edition of the Mind and life conference begins in Dharamshala
Sixth Monlam IT Conference discusses Buddhist terminologies
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Iconic Jokhang temple safe, adjacent shrine gutted by fire
Nepal to ban March 10 Tibetan uprising day events
Two Tibetans badly injured in skirmish between Tibetan and Indian men at Satuan
Dalai Lama’s office rubbishes UK daily's '1 million USD fee for a public appearance' claim
Tibetan singer Sonam Topden to feature in Indian music reality show
Two bombs found near Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya
Tibetan Singer Sonam Topden eliminated from singing reality show
Protestors demand impeachment of President Sangay, MP Yarphel
Dalai Lama expresses sadness over Taiwan quake
Tibetans holding Indian voter ID to surrender RC within a month
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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 leaves for Gaggal airport, March 17, 2018. He would be attending the first Convocation of the Central University of Jammu (CUJ) on Sunday.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama looks at a picture of his former home, the Potala palace, in Drepung Monastery, Dec 14, 2017, Phayul Photo/Geleck Palsang
Tibetans participate in a candle light vigil to mourn the passing away of Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo in China, TCV Day School, July 14, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
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Tourism in Tibet: China's Money Making Machine
Open Letter from Shenpenn Khymsar
Importance of Secular Ethics in Educational Curriculum
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A Way Ahead: Human Approach to a Peaceful World
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