Category Archives: Features
Obituary: Jamyang Choegyal Kashopa in three different worlds
29 March 2020 | Thierry Dodin
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
28 February 2020 | Abhyudai Dhawan
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. ...
The 97 kms between China and mastery of the Mekong
10 January 2020 | Aidan Jones and Sippachai Kunnuwong
Ninety-seven km of rocks in Thai waters stand between Beijing and dominance over the Mekong, a mighty river that feeds millions as it threads south from Tibet through five countries before emptying into the South China Sea. ...
Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism
23 December 2019 | Sophie Deviller and Jonathan Klein
Separated from their mothers, jabbed with metal hooks, and sometimes deprived of food -- many Thai elephants are tamed by force before being sold to lucrative tourism sites increasingly advertised as 'sanctuaries' to travellers. ...
Renewing my pledge for Tibetan freedom
14 December 2019 | Tashi Dhondup
My late father’s memoir, Resistance and Unity, was born out of his narration of his life story and the battles he fought with the Chinese. First launched in Switzerland in September 2019, it is now available worldwide. ...
Sheama-tam – Tibetan hip-hop music in resistance
10 November 2019 | N Dhargyal
Hip-hop music has become a channel for Tibetan youth to communicate among themselves between the two worlds we are living in, and a resistance in its own way against the Chinese government. ...
Last words of a Tibetan freedom fighter
6 September 2019 | Tashi Gelek, Dorjee Damdul, and Tashi Dhondup
We offer this book to the Tibetan community in this 60th year of exile. Knowing our history will help us come together for the joint cause of Tibet. ...
Hong Kong protest: From the front lines
4 September 2019 | Matthew Aslett
As the people of Hong Kong continue their struggle for democracy, they believe their fate may be determined by political pressure from the international community. ...
Uyghur activist’s fight for East Turkistan
10 July 2019 | Lobsang Wangyal
Every weekend Abdurehim Gheni is at the Dam Square in Amsterdam, bringing awareness to the human rights abuses of the Uyghurs in East Turkistan (Chinese: Xinjiang) by the Chinese government. ...
Expert warns of environmental catastrophe in Tibet
23 March 2019 | Lobsang Wangyal
Michael Buckley, Tibet specialist and environmentalist, has warned of the looming ecological and environmental catastrophe due to climate change, affecting the lives of billions of people. ...