Category Archives: Features

  • 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. ...

  • His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and my late father

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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. ...

  • The man who lived in all our worlds

    Kasho Jamyang Choegyal la -- the man who lived fully in all these different worlds of contemporary Tibet -- found joy in each of them while also enduring the worst. I can’t think of anyone quite like him. ...

  • Obituary: Jamyang Choegyal Kashopa in three different worlds

    Our dear friend Jamyang Choegyal Kashopa was taken from us in the night on Tuesday, becoming the second Tibetan elder to succumb to the Coronavirus. Jamchoe la's destiny had unfolded in three different worlds. ...

  • Book Review: The Tibetan Suitcase

    So begins The Tibetan Suitcase, Tsering Khortsa’s first novel, ostensibly a bricolage of these found letters and documents. An Indian edition of the novel, first published in 2015, has just been issued. ...