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Suspected Chinese spies tailed me on my trip to Philippines for Pageant: Miss Tibet
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Tibetan journalists tour media agencies
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German delegation for rights talk to visit TAR
Hu Yaobang celebrated, his legacy still in the shadows
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India should not change its political path on Tibet: Kiren Rijiju
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Tibetan youth murdered in McLeod Ganj
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Preliminary voting results pit incumbent PM in the lead: updated
Dalai Lama healthy, will arrive home Saturday
An Open Letter to the Sikyong, Kashag, and Election Commissioner of the CTA
Tibetan woman hit by car in Minnesota, dies
Tibetans hold vigil for murdered youth
EC clarifies shortlisting process for Sikyong and MPs
Exile Tibetans cast ballot in preliminary polls for PM, MPs
Movie Reviews
19 January 2015
For a shoe-string budget film, Bringing Tibet Home is surprisingly rich and multi-layered. The basic story concerns a “site-specific” art installation of a well-known New York-based Tibetan artist. It is also the story of a so
29 June 2013
The Line often blurs between reality and fiction when it comes to an interesting story and subject such as 'When Hari Got Married'- a beautiful documentary by acclaimed filmmakers- Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin who earlier made such notable films as 'Dreaming Lhasa' and 'The Sun Behind the Clouds' among others.
20 April 2013
A Girl from China
A Girl from China tells the story of Que, a young Chinese woman from Shanghai, who discovers Tibet during her holidays in India. The film starts by showing her desperately looking for someone to help her, she runs into Karma, a young Tibetan man calmly painting some street scenes
07 October 2012
-DECODING ‘DRAPCHI’- by Tenzin Tsundue
Long after Chinese occupation of Tibet, the Dalai Lama’s exile, after the Cultural Revolution which left Tibet shattered, after Deng Xiaoping traded communism with consumerist market economy and even after world had given up on Tibet and non-violence, the Tibetans have not stopped doing two things: praying and singing.
22 September 2012
ARBITRAGE- A film review by Tashi Wangchuk
With all the rave reviews and buzz around Richard Gere’s new film ‘Arbitrage’, I couldn’t resist seeing this semi-fictional story about the notorious Bernard Madoff who embezzled over $65 billion in the largest financial fraud ever recorded in the US history. Rolling Stone's Peter Travers commended the film as a "first rate; a powerful feature debut boasting
08 August 2012
DRAPCHI - Exclusive Review by Utpal Borpujari
Drapchi. For the uninitiated, a lyrical-sounding word. But for those who have been inside it, Drapchi is one of the most-dreaded places on the earth. Drapchi is the name of Lhasa’s Prison No. 1, the largest in Tibet.
23 January 2012
"Kyema - The Agony of Wrong Path" is an interesting Tibetan film about tuberculosis infection, protection, treatment and substance abuses among younger generation Tibetans in exile. The film is produced by Dharamsala based Tibetan Exile Govt.'s Department of Health in association with Tibetan
31 October 2011
Under the Grey Veil - The Sun-Beaten Path
Sonthar Gyal’s (a young Tibetan filmmaker in Tibet) film The Sun-Beaten Path — which won 2011 Dragons and Tigers Awards at the Vancouver International Film Festival — is in many ways a trenchant criticism of today’s
OLD DOG (Khyi rgan)
Pema Tseden’s “Old Dog” (Khyi rgan) opens with a handsome Tibetan youth riding into a town on his motorbike with an aged, shaggy dog tied to a chain. The youth looks virile and has a strong bodily presence on the screen, but we learn later in the film that he is impotent
12 November 2010
The musicologist Ngawang Choephel — born in Tibet, raised in India, now a resident of New York — traveled back to his birth country in 1995 to record the effects of a ha
19 June 2010
Some Thoughts on Pema Tseden’s The Search
As a Tibetan filmmaker working in China, Pema Tseden has to tread a very fine line. Whether he continues to make films or not depends entirely on how the Chinese
17 June 2010
'Sun Behind the Clouds' shines light on Tibetan conflict
Of the many documentaries that have chronicled Tibet's ongoing struggle for independence, "The Sun Behind the Clouds" offers the most thorough, balanced and up-to
28 April 2010
Acho Namgyal: Shey Kyi Jinpa - documentary film review
Sonam Tashi — popularly called Acho Danny — was a young man when he first went out in search of the late Maja Tsewang Gyurme, one of the 20th century’s forem
01 April 2010
"The Sun Behind the Clouds": The Tibet film China loves to hate
Sun Behind the Clouds." The explosive Tibetan uprising of early 2008 put the lie to Chinese claims that their campaign of economic development and cultural assimilation had quelled both nationalism and discontent, and it left governm
20 January 2010
Certainly Not Tired
In the summer of 1997 I reached Leh, the capital of Ladakh, after trekking for twenty-two days across the Indian Himalayas in the north. A few days later a friend took
15 January 2010
The Sun Behind the Clouds -- Film Review
The subtitle of new film "The Sun Behind the Clouds" -- "Tibet's Struggle for Freedom" -- refers not only to the half-century dispute between Tibet and China but also to the divisions that have arisen among Tibetans around thei
12 November 2009
Al Gore has come out with a new book (Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis) nicely timed to be in the stores before the Climate Conference in Copenhagen this December. Among the important discussions in the
14 October 2009
It Is What It Is
Draped in a long flowing skirt fashioned after Tibetan national flag, a girl stands in the middle of nowhere. Blood drips from her outstretched hands. Yellow s
01 September 2009
Melong Band's debut album - a music review
Melong Band’s debut album, Notes in Exile seductively captures the core cultural experiences of being a Tibetan vagabond. The songs take its cues from the inchoate
06 June 2009
Movie not to miss: "Unmistaken Child"
No aspect of Tibetan Buddhism is as well-known, or seems quite as mythological to outsiders, as the faith's apparently literalistic belief in reincarnation. Taken as a
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Dalai Lama presides over longlife prayer offering (0)
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EC clarifies shortlisting process for Sikyong and MPs (0)
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves after accepting a long life prayer offering from four Tibetan organizations at the Tsuglakhang, Nov. 3, 2015 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama watches as nuns participate in debate at the 21st Jang Gunchoe religious festival attended by over 300 nuns from India and Nepal. Tsuglakhang, Oct. 31, 2015, Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
TPIE Speaker Penpa Tsering speaks at the third Body, Mind and Life conference organised by the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute at Mentseekhang Hall, Oct. 15, 2015 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
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 Latest Opinions
‘Arbitrary’ dance of Tibetan democracy
An Open Letter to the Sikyong, Kashag, and Election Commissioner of the CTA
A Personal Encounter With Three bravehearts of Tibet
Interesting correspondence between the Dalai Lama and Nehru (1960)
 Latest Bookreviews
A Way Ahead: Human Approach to a Peaceful World
Green is In…Red is Out
Subcontinental Drift
 Latest Interviews
Advancing Disability Rights by Expanding our Understanding:Interview with Ling Choktul Rinpoche
In Conversation with Loten Namling
Q&A with Tibetan writer Tsering Namgyal
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