Category Archives: Features
Hollywood’s whitewash and era of nostalgia
14 October 2016 | Chewang Ngokhang
Certainly, there is a lot of whitewashing in the production of Hollywood films and television series, due to a dearth of good non-white actors in the film industry. ...
Unique Tibetan gene and its evolution
7 October 2016 | Tenzin Tsedup
The adaptation of Tibetans is a wonderful discovery to understand how evolution can occur rapidly in response to geographic and environmental constraints. ...
4 October 2016 | Jamyang Dorjee
The Muara Jambi monastery complex and Borobudur monuments in Indonesia are important to Tibetan Buddhism and the Nalanda tradition of Buddhism. ...
Nawang Gyalwa’s happy new life in the Netherlands
28 September 2016 | Lobsang Wangyal
Nawang Gyalwa was born in Sog Dzong in eastern Tibet, escaped to India in 1996, and lived there for a few years before moving to the Netherlands. ...
Yuthok’s rejoinder to Gyalo Thondup’s The Noodle Maker
17 September 2016 | Jigmie Dorji Yuthok
I have only discussed a small portion of The Noodle Maker of Kalimpong, addressing inaccuracies and falsehoods about which I have some personal knowledge. ...
Kalimpong: Tibetan times in days gone by
2 September 2016 | Laden Tshering Samdup
Kalimpong is well-known and perhaps dear to many Tibetans. It was a major trading outpost to Tibet. ...
Boudhanath Stupa – A sight to behold
25 August 2016 | Laden Tshering Samdup
Today Boudhanath is a bustling metropolis, a home away from home for Tibetans and their religion and culture. ...
Bhoti language, custodian of ancient Nalanda tradition
10 August 2016 | Jamyang Dorjee
The many-centuries old Bhoti language, which has translated and preserved almost all the teachings of Nalanda masters intact, should be included in the 8th schedule of the constitution of India. ...
Himalayan Viagra: Tibet’s gold rush may be coming to an end
2 July 2016 | Simon Denyer
For hundreds of thousands of Tibetan herders across a vast swath of the plateau, caterpillar fungus is their main source of income, their economic lifeline and their only link to China’s growing prosperity. ...
Dharma holiday in Sikkim
30 June 2016 | Jamyang Dorjee
Ravangla has a Buddha park with a 130-foot statue of the Buddha, named and consecrated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as "Tathagata Tsal". ...