Category Archives: Features

  • Uyghur activist’s fight for East Turkistan

    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

    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. ...

  • One Tibetan’s greener grass in Bangkok

    For Tibetan restaurateur Yangkyi la the grass is greener in Bangkok in the East, while many other Tibetans rather go West to US, Canada, or Europe, where they hope to find a better future. ...

  • How a Tibetan hotelier born in exile helped put Shangri-La on the map

    At the age of 16, Dakpa Kelden returned to his father’s hometown and enrolled at elementary school to learn Chinese. Today, he operates boutique hotels in Shangri-La and Lijiang. ...

  • Remembering Palden Gyatso

    "I want to make use of the little time I have left. I am being treated like an old man who has to rest. But how can I take it easy when there is still so much work left to be done?" ...

  • Obituary: Lodi Gyari — An extra ordinary Tibetan

    There have been very few career diplomats with as clear an understanding of Capitol Hill or as much personal access as Lodi commanded as an individual 'representative' of 'no government'. ...

  • Connected to the Karmapa

    The DC Tibetan Book Club read Interconnected: Embracing Life on a Global Society, and invited its author, the 17th Karmapa, to their discussion. ...

  • The spirit of Little Tibet

    He may be one of the world’s most admired people, but a trip to Dharamshala reveals a playful side to the Dalai Lama. ...

  • Tibetan chef promotes Tibet through momos in Washington DC

    Tibetan Chef Dorjee Tsering, with his Dorjee Momo, a Tibetan restaurant in Washington DC, is helping to satisfy his new city's need for not only Tibetan food, but also community. ...

  • On a journey of self-discovery: Norbu Dhondup in Southeast Asia

    Taking time off from his regular life in Toronto, Norbu Dhondup headed to southeast Asia on a spiritual journey. ...