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Brawl among Tibetan youths in Belgium leaves 4 injured, Police begin probe
Only Dalai Lama has the right over his reincarnation, Chinese statement politically motivated: Dalai Lama's office
Dalai Lama greets the first woman president of the European Commission
His Holiness’ message of religious harmony is doing magic in Ladakh: Sonam Wangchuk
Niece of slain Tibetan religious leader urges Trump to support Tibet, Dalai Lama’s return
Speaker Pelosi condemns Xi Jinping for persecuting people for their faith
Compassion is indispensable for a good doctor: Dalai Lama
Drones, check points and travel restriction at Yachen Gar
India must recognize Beijing’s Dalai Lama or risk ‘major political difference’: Chinese official
Must not lose hope for Tibet: Dalai Lama tells Tibetan youth
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Brawl among Tibetan youths in Belgium leaves 4 injured, Police begin probe
Tibetan monk awarded ‘British Empire Medal’ for services to Buddhism in UK
PM Modi snubs Tibetan leadership for swearing-in ceremony
Largest pro-independence Tibetan group elects new leadership
Case No. 20 completes 'issue framing'
Tibetan asylum seekers near Paris homeless after officials take down their tents
Nepal government bans celebration of Dalai Lama’s 84th birthday
Dalai Lama denied visa by Taiwan's President: sources
Defendant seeks extension at the first hearing of Case No. 20
Tibetan man deported to US by Nepali authorities in a bid to honor “One China policy”
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Movie Reviews
31 July 2017
The Paradox of Samsara, Review of “Jigden: The Beginning of the End”
If you are on Facebook, chances are your wall serves as an unwitting notice board for Shenpenn Khymsar’s postings about his film, “Jigden: The Beginning of the End.” Whether he’s in your friend’s circle or not, you’d likely be abreast on everything there’s to know about the film he
17 May 2016
“The One Who Escaped” : Review of Pema Tseden's ‘Tharlo’
Pema Tseden’s new film Tharlo returns to his earlier theme of people living at the edge of China’s spectacular economic rise. The film is grounded in daily existence and in the lived experiences of the main protagonist, Tharlo. His name is one traditionally given to a child when the p
19 January 2015
RESURRECTING A LOST HOMELAND - by J. Norbu
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
WHEN HARI GOT MARRIED- A film review
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” - A FILM REVIEW
"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
TIBET IN SONG
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
ECOCIDE ON THE THIRD POLE- Jamyang Norbu
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
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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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“Fake Panchen” elected leader of Buddhist Association in Tibet (0)
How free speech got trampled upon in Sonam Ling settlement (0)
Bhutan moves to decriminalize homosexuality (0)
Tibetan exile capital discusses upcoming Tiananmen Massacre's 30th anniversary (0)
No amount of Tiananmen censorship can conceal the facts: Ai Weiwei (0)
PM Modi snubs Tibetan leadership for swearing-in ceremony (0)
Beijing reiterates reluctance to hold dialogue (0)
 Latest Photo News
Nearly 3000 Students from eight countries listened to teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Three day annual teachings for youth began today. June 3, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being escorted to the teaching site at Tsuglakhang temple, May 13, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
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
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 Latest Opinions
“THE SWEET REQUIEM” Conveys the Universality of the Tibetan Experience
Bells of Shangri-la : A review by Thubten Samphel
How free speech got trampled upon in Sonam Ling settlement
The Dalai Lama on Why Leaders Should Be Mindful, Selfless, and Compassionate
Madro: Review of Tendor's Music album by Jamyang Phuntsok
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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 forensic artist Tim Widden (Panchen Lama's image)
Interview with Slovenian musician on working at TIPA
Interview with a female Tibetan Settlement Officer of CTA
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