Category Archives: Features

  • World’s oldest big cat fossils discovered in Tibet

    Scientists have found the oldest big cat fossil yet, dated between 4.1 and 5.95 million years old, suggesting the big cats such as Tigers and Leopards might have evolved in Central Asia and spread out. ...

  • Tibetan glaciers are shrinking at their summits

    The Tibetan glaciers are virtually being decapitated from the top by a warming climate. ...

  • Vijay Kranti: The story of the Dalai Lama in art and words

    Vijay Kranti's latest work is a comic book titled Dalai Lama — The Soldier of Peace, based on the life of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. ...

  • Mandala magic returns to Ulladulla

    A group of Tibetan monks from a monastery in southern India is arriving in Ulladulla, a coastal town in New South Wales, Australia, to begin work on a sand mandala. ...

  • Three years on, flood in mini Tibet

    The normally bustling market with flavours of Tibet in the air wore a dark and dank look on Wednesday as the Yamuna's waters flooded many homes in the Tibetan refugee colony at Majnu Ka Tilla. ...

  • The mother who burned herself to death for Tibet

    On the chilly afternoon of 24 March, Kalkyi stood outside the monastery gates with about 200 to 300 other worshippers. She doused herself with gasoline and lit a match. Flames instantly engulfed her. ...

  • Three poles: The Arctic, Antarctic and Himalayas all connect

    For many there are two poles; but for some there are three poles which are so lovely, so inviting, and have so much in common in terms of their extreme physical ecosystems. ...

  • Has Hollywood sold out on Tibet?

    The absurd has become real: DreamWorks Animation will team up with the China Film Group, a state-owned company, to make “The Tibet Code.” ...

  • The world’s third-largest area of ice is about to undergo a systematic investigation

    Tibet is known as Asia’s water tower, the source of ten of the continent’s biggest rivers. About 1.5 billion people, in 12 countries, live in the basins of those rivers. ...

  • Forgotten victims of Tibet

    High in the Himalayan mountains in Nepal, five miles from the Tibetan border at 7,000ft, 88-year-old Pasang Lama sits outside a ramshackle hut. ...