Category Archives: Features

  • Obituary: Thuten Kesang, unsung hero of Tibet

    We pray for his soul to rest in peace, and his consciousness to be reborn as a Tibetan under the realm of Avalokiteśvara. ...

  • Another Place: A review of the novel

    Tsering Wangyal's novel Another Place reveals the dilemma for the true restoration of Tibetan and Chinese freedom: Undermined by many factors that the Tibetan population, including the Dharamshala establishment, has to overcome. ...

  • Another Time, Another Place

    The book is essentially about a period of time -- 1995 through 1999 -- which carried, within the span of a mere four years, the full weight of Tibetan history. ...

  • In Tibet, China preaches the material over the spiritual

    China is pushing to transform the mindsets and values of Tibetans to bring them into the country’s modern mainstream, which includes urging the region’s devout Buddhists to focus less on religion and more on material prosperity. ...

  • Dhasa Diaries

    The life of Tibetans in exile is torn between the need to preserve a collective past and shape individual futures. The sort of situation where it is useful to have cultural resources that allow perspective and reflection. ...

  • First openly transgender Tibetan and LGBT icon Tenzin Mariko

    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

    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

    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

    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

    These are all people without a country, yet I believe these stateless people will one day save our Human Race. ...