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China’s criminal law being abused to persecute Tibetans and Buddhists: European Parliament
China ranked 176th in World Press Freedom Index
TWA to mark Panchen Lama’s 30th Birthday with Pan India peace march
Tibetan student detained for essay on lack of jobs in occupied Tibet
200 MPs ask India to confer Bharat Ratna upon His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Former Tibetan political prisoner succumbs to injuries sustained in prison
Dalai Lama undergoes follow up check-up, back to normal health
Nitish Kumar echoes Gopalkrishna Gandhi’s call for conferment of Bharat Ratna upon Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama thanks well-wishers after recovery
Cancer specialist Tibetan physician ends practice due to old age
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Banned 1954 documentary on Tibet resurfaces after more than sixty years
Tibetan shops caught in the blaze sparked by PRC related violence in Itanagar
80 houses for newly arrived Tibetan refugees inaugurated in Bylakuppee
Nepal ramps up control on Tibetan refugees, develops database in a surveillance bid
Dalai Lama flies to Delhi after contracting “minor chest infection”
Former Botswanan Prez locks horn with govt. over proposed visit to Dharamshala
Topgyal Zongkha's appointment as Kalon remains unaccepted by top court
Taiwanese legislators launch petition to invite Dalai Lama in 2019
Lhasa under intense surveillance, Tibetan pilgrims and businessmen restricted ahead of uprising anniversary
Shunning the Dalai Lama for the fear of Chinese backlash wrong: Foreign delegates
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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
LODI GYARI - A LEGENDARY DIPLOMAT - OBITUARY (17:11, 17 Nov 2018)
Govt. of India’s post of advisor for Tibet likely to remain vacant until Xi's 2019 visit (13:11, 16 Nov 2018)
Twitter CEO meets Dalai Lama, calls him “an amazing teacher” (00:11, 15 Nov 2018)
UN says it must respect the “sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity” of China (20:11, 13 Nov 2018)
Nepal applauds China at UPR for its work in Tibet (20:11, 13 Nov 2018)
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Dalai Lama thanks well-wishers after recovery (0)
Dalai Lama undergoes follow up check-up, back to normal health (0)
China’s latest white paper on Tibet continues to contradict the situation (0)
Topgyal Zongkha's appointment as Kalon remains unaccepted by top court (0)
Filmaker Dhondup Wangchen receives 2019 Courage Award at Geneva Summit (0)
Canadian police investigate online abuse against Tibetan student leader (0)
Banned 1954 documentary on Tibet resurfaces after more than sixty years (0)
Job-seekers from China results in Tibetan graduates loosing out on jobs (0)
Dalai Lama 3rd in Watkins’ 100 Most Spiritually Influential People (0)
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More than a thousand Tibetans, Uyghurs and supporters protest in Paris to denounce China's repression in Tibet. Xi Jinping will be on an official visit to France from Monday. Under a canopy of flags with snow lions, protesters marched from the Trocadero Human Rights Square to the Peace Wall at the other end of the Champ de Mars. 25 March 2019. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives at Theckchen Choeling temple on the second day of his teachings, McLeod Ganj, Feb. 20, 2019 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Winner of the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 Ritika Sharma, First Runner-up Palak Sharma and Second-Runner-up Ashima Sharma wave to the audience during the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 in McLeod Ganj, India, on 6 October 2018, Photo: L. Wangyal
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 Latest Opinions
The Dalai Lama on Why Leaders Should Be Mindful, Selfless, and Compassionate
Madro: Review of Tendor's Music album by Jamyang Phuntsok
Here on Earth - Review of Tenzin Choegyal's limited edition EP
Democracy sans political parties and way forward
Refugees: A poem by a Gaddi
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 Latest Bookreviews
A Way Ahead: Human Approach to a Peaceful World
Green is In…Red is Out
Subcontinental Drift
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 Latest Interviews
Interview with Slovenian musician on working at TIPA
Interview with a female Tibetan Settlement Officer of CTA
Be selfish to achieve your dreams: Tenzin Dasel, Tibetan woman filmmaker
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