Category Archives: Features
First openly transgender Tibetan and LGBT icon Tenzin Mariko
5 September 2020 | Natasha Khullar Relph
India-based former Buddhist monk Tenzin Mariko is now a model, dancer, make-up artist and Instagram star after coming out in 2015. Once ostracised, today she is recognised and supported by the two biggest exile Tibetan organisations. ...
A fine line – An Irishman’s Diary on Sir Henry McMahon, China and India
29 August 2020 | Ronan McGreevy
Henry McMahon convened a conference at Simla, the summer capital of British India, in 1914 with a view to determining once and for all India’s northern frontiers. Three countries were involved: British India, China, and Tibet. ...
Tibet will be free one day
16 August 2020 | Kulveer Singh
Every human being on this planet deserves equal treatment, freedom, and fundamental rights. Tibetans sleep every night with the hope of returning to their homeland one day, hoping for their freedom, and for meeting their parted families. ...
Dam collapse in China could point to a ‘black swan’ disaster
22 July 2020 | Ryan Woo
The dam at a small reservoir in China’s Guangxi region gave way last month after days of heavy rain in a collapse that could be a harbinger of sterner tests for many of the country’s 94,000 aging dams as the weather gets more extreme. ...
Introducing the Tibetan people to the world: 1975
10 July 2020 | Dr Kazuko Tatsumura Hillyer
These are all people without a country, yet I believe these stateless people will one day save our Human Race. ...
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and my late father
8 July 2020 | Kunchok Dhargyal
After fifteen years, I understand why you had been so respectful and so faithful to a photograph of His Holiness that we also had not dared to take it for granted. ...
Purpose of life
6 July 2020 | Rajiv Mehrotra
The purpose of life is to be happy. Right from birth, every human being wants happiness. Neither social conditioning, education nor our particular faith affects this. We simply desire contentment. ...
As world approaches 10 million coronavirus cases, doctors see hope in new treatments
26 June 2020 | Nick Brown, Deena Beasley, Gabriela Mello and Alexander Cornwell
Doctors say they’ve learned enough about the highly contagious Coronavirus to solve some key problems for many patients. The changes could be translating into more saved lives, although there is little conclusive data. ...
Frederick Douglass and the Tibetan struggle
15 May 2020 | Tenzin Dorje
I think it is important to learn from past and current struggles and their leaders. The civil rights movement, the anti-colonial struggle, and the ongoing indigenous struggles provide new perspectives for the Tibetan struggle. ...
Obituary: Pioneer of orphanages in Tibet dies from COVID-19 in Switzerland
10 May 2020 | Morris Tennyson
Tendol Gyalzur, orphaned when fleeing with her family after the 1959 uprising in Tibet, who later went back to Tibet to establish the first orphanages for abandoned children, has died this week of COVID-19 in Switzerland. ...