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49th day post-death prayer for Trulku, vigil for latest self immolator
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17 March 2015
There is no middle without the ends
There is little doubt that what happened in NY on March 10 2015 was unpleasant to witness and certainly condemnable. But whatever be the immediate cause of that incident and however we try to justify it,
Commemoration or Rewriting March 10th?
Lately, a wind is blowing, leaving its musky entrails in its track; vacuous and immaterial, and yet twirling behind every unfinished sentences, and raised eyebrows, sometimes ominous and at other times, simply used as a one word all-illuminating sentence, dramatically enclosed within two full stops: Unity. You can almost smell it like the wet smell of the ocean, flat and smooth, leaving a certain level of wetness on your che
10 March 2015
MARCH MADNESS
On March 10th this year does CTA plan to honor the sacrifice of the Tibetan people in 1959 or celebrate the savage crushing of the Uprising by the PLA?
09 March 2015
Tibetan National Struggle and The Oddity of Dolgyal Protestors
Living in exile and not knowing if one would ever be able to return to your homeland is one of the most inhumane conditions to be in. Euripides, the ancient writer of Greek tragedy, noted that there is “no greater sorrow
08 March 2015
Comprehensively moderating China: Xi’s future blueprint
The Four Comprehensives, an amalgamation of theories that have been doing the rounds for many months now, has been listed as: Comprehensively build a moderately prosperous society, Comprehens
27 February 2015
THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD TO A TIBET SOLUTION
This year, on March 10, Tibetans will remember and commemorate for the 56th time, the most important of events in the Tibetan calendar, a day when our ancestors defended our supreme religious leader, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, in front of the Potala palace, and in unison called for Tibet's Independence and demanded the Chinese leave our homeland. Each year, on this occasion, Tibetans residing in eve
24 February 2015
After 75 years, the Dalai Lama is more important than ever
It is three quarters of a century since the Dalai Lama’s coronation as the temporal and spiritual leader of Tibet. He is now almost 80-years-old and still presents a dilemma for Western leaders, who routinely come under
12 February 2015
THINK TANKS AND SCHOOLS IN CHINA ARE NOT ALLOWED TO THINK, THE PARTY WILL DO THAT FOR THEM
Perhaps as an indication of the dangerous direction China is lurching towards is the loud thinking among official circles that there should be a campaign to root out subversive ideas from the West. Research centres
03 February 2015
TIBETANS RUSH TO OFFER TERROR TIPS TO CHINESE POLICE
Lhasa – As soon as China announced a $48,000 reward for tip-offs about acts of terrorism in Tibet, hundreds of Tibetans called their local police stations and offered tips to the government. According to the police, ma
10 January 2015
XI JINPING: THE GREAT BALANCER
There is no shortage of commentators trying to figure out what China’s rise means to the international system. Lately their focus has shifted to Xi Jinping, the party secretary and the country’s president, whose abili
07 January 2015
Beijing's new point woman for Tibet affairs
Sun Chunlan, one of the two-female members of the current 25-member Politburo was appointed head of the United Front Work Department (UFWD) after a widely anticipated purge of Ling Jihua. The UFWD is an agency und
01 January 2015
Tibet 2014 in Review: Winning by not Losing?
As 2014 draws to a close, it seems like a good time to look back at what the past year has meant for the cause that animates every Tibetan heart: the struggle for freedom in Tibet. There are many ways to look at this questio
31 December 2014
Faith in Addition to Face – To Facebook, Inc. - By Woeser
On December 26, 2014, I reposted on my Facebook page a video of Tibetan Buddhist monk Kalsang Yeshe’s self-immolation that occurred on December 23 [in Tawu county, Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, China], accompanied by an excerpted report explaining that self-immolation is a tragic, ultimat
26 December 2014
Xi Jinping: The Real Gamer
Whether you call it an internal power politics or genuine anti-corruption drive, former member of the Politburo Standing Committee and security czar Zhou Yongkang, was finally trapped in Xi Jinping's net. Zhou was in fact
24 December 2014
THE LAST DALAI LAMA? WHO SHOULD HAVE THE LAST WORD?
We’ve all read the news by now that the Dalai Lama has speculated that he may be the last Dalai Lama. This was reported by the German newspaper Die Welt and subsequently picked up by other newspapers such as the Wall
16 December 2014
One of the Seven Billion Human Beings
Following is an essay by Jamyang Tashi who was awarded $1,000 prize for his winning essay "One of Seven Billion Human Beings." Representative Kaydor Aukatsang congratulated and awarded the check to him dur
15 December 2014
Fostering An Entrepreneurship Environment in Exile
This essay is primarily an extension of the set of recommendations that I made in the report of my recent survey research titled, ‘Survey Research on Tibetan Entrepreneurs in India’, which I conducted in association
09 December 2014
Brand Tibet: China’s and Tibetan Exiles’ Contrasting Narratives on Tibet
No struggle in the world is as unequal as the one between Tibet and China. Beijing’s position in Tibet is unassailable, reinforced by a network of all-weather roads, airports and an expanding railway line that are integrating the w
08 December 2014
The Jailor Jailed: Zhou Yonkang Behind Bars
In a widely anticipated move, Zhou Yongkang, China’s most powerful domestic security chief who on his watch commanded a budget bigger than that of China’s armed forces, was late this week expelled fro
15 November 2014
Frying up a revolution
We were having dinner at the very cosy Little Tibet Restaurant at Jackson Heights last month. Someone insisted I try a Shabhalay from a plate he had ordered. It’s not my favorite food. The shabhalays
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 Latest News Discussions
RANGZEN SPRING II (12:08, 21 Aug 2015)
Tibetan PM launches MWA documentary, app for Tibet Online TV (20:08, 17 Aug 2015)
EC in limbo as CTA, PM candidate engage in public spat (22:08, 06 Aug 2015)
CTA recruitment policy draws mixed reactions (14:08, 04 Aug 2015)
Tulku Tenzin Delek's sister, niece released (22:08, 03 Aug 2015)
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CTA recruitment policy draws mixed reactions (2)
EC in limbo as CTA, PM candidate engage in public spat (1)
Trulshik Rinpoche's reincarnation recognized (1)
RANGZEN SPRING II (1)
Billboard defaming Dalai Lama taken down in NYC (1)
Tibetan PM launches MWA documentary, app for Tibet Online TV (1)
TYC chapters meet for 46th Working Committee Meeting in Delhi (1)
Tulku Tenzin Delek's sister, niece released (1)
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Exile Tibetan PM Lobsang Sangay hoists the Indian tricolor as members of the Kashag, senior officials of the Central Tibetan Administration participate in an official function to mark the 69th Independence Day of India, Kashag Secretariat, Aug. 15, Phayul Photo
Tibetan residents of Dekyiling Tibetan Settlement, Uttrakhand, stand near a long queue of water containers as the settlement is gripped by acute water shortage this monsoon, August 5, 2015. Photo:FB Page/Dekyiling Shichak (not official page)
His Holiness the Dalai Lama whose turning 80 was celebrated world over, particularly in Los Angeles, Glastonbury and New York, over the past few weeks, arrives at Theckchen Choeling, the Tibetan leader's residential premises, McLeod Ganj, July 15, 2015, Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
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Why Dr. Lobsang Sangay Again?
RANGZEN SPRING II
A Response to the Open Letter to Tsering Kyi
HEARING THE FIRST BIRDSONG OF RANGZEN SPRING
China’s Fear Remains Even After Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s Death
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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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Advancing Disability Rights by Expanding our Understanding:Interview with Ling Choktul Rinpoche
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