Category Archives: Features
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and my late father
8 July 2020 | Kunchok Dhargyal
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
6 July 2020 | Rajiv Mehrotra
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
26 June 2020 | Nick Brown, Deena Beasley, Gabriela Mello and Alexander Cornwell
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
15 May 2020 | Tenzin Dorje
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
10 May 2020 | Morris Tennyson
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
5 May 2020 | Tseten Wangchuk
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
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. ...