Category Archives: Elsewhere on the Web

Interesting articles around the web.

  • The ruins of empire: Asia’s emergence from western imperialism

    The central event of the modern era is Asia's emergence from the ravages of western imperialism. In Britain, meanwhile, Niall Ferguson is an ardent "neo-imperialist". Why can't we escape our narcissistic version of history, asks Pankaj Mishra ...

  • German media accuse Dalai Lama of hyprocrisy

    The German media cast increasing doubts and queries over the so-called "neutral atitude" by the Dalai Lama towards the frenetic self-immolation by fire. ...

  • Tibet is a better place than it used to be

    Westerners' knowledge of Tibet stops at the fictional Shangri-La and the so-called "Han invasion", but its culture and history is more complex, says Liu Xiaoming. ...

  • Dalai Lama’s way out requires compassion

    Describing self-immolation as "very, very delicate political issue," the 14th Dalai Lama has said he will "remain neutral" on the topic in order to avoid offending the relatives of the self-immolators. ...

  • Dalai Lama visits Kashmir, a disputed land like Tibet

    After a gap of 24 years, the Dalai Lama is visiting the Kashmir Valley – a region, as with the Tibetan spiritual leader's homeland, where many yearn for independence. ...

  • My Take: Dalai Lama should condemn Tibetan self-immolations

    Tibet is witnessing an epidemic of self-immolations. In fact, since 16 March 2011, more than 40 Tibetans have followed Thich Quang Duc's lead, setting themselves on fire to protest the Chinese occupat ...

  • Proposal for transferring CTSA schools to CTA

    Circular from India Department of Education: Proposal for transferring the schools managed by Central Tibetan Schools Administration (CTSA) to the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) ...

  • Dalai Lama’s new “prime minister” illegitimate: official

    The Dalai Lama moved one step closer to "retirement" on Wednesday when his self-declared "government-in-exile" picked a new "leader" -- a Harvard graduate who has never been to Tibet. ...

  • Great changes taken place in Tibet

    Monday marks the 52nd anniversary of "serfs' emancipation" in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. Two years ago, the day became a "public holiday" in Tibet. ...

  • Participants urged to push for press freedom at China media forum

    Participants at the 2009 World Media Summit should use the opportunity to urge the Chinese government to respect press freedom and stop its routine harassment of journalists. ...