Category Archives: Features

  • Eight places around the world for Buddhist pilgrimage

    Here are eight places since this is a significant number in Buddhism, in view of the eight-fold path; Buddha's birthday celebrated on the eighth day, and more. ...

  • Beyond the wire: Harry Wu

    He resolved not only to survive 20 years of torture, but also to ensure that no one forgot China’s laogai and the thousands suffering there. ...

  • Tribute to Commander Pachen

    Pachen can literally be translated as “man of great courage”, and this was certainly the case for the man I knew; a true Khampa warrior, who spent his adult life in the service of a cause that he believed was just and right. ...

  • Tibetan Market fire in Varkala, one year later

    In a beautiful setting atop a cliff overlooking a beach, Varkala figures among the top South India destinations for both domestic and international tourists when the North reels under winter cold. ...

  • A Tibetan in Goa

    Jigme Damdul has been coming to Goa's Arambol beach in winter for many years. But not for the traveller's dream — he is one of many Tibetans who sell trinkets and souvenirs to tourists. ...

  • Tibetan self-immolations replaced by solo demonstrations?

    Adrak's last words before Chinese police dragged him away were "May the Dalai Lama live 10,000 years". ...

  • Smart city can wait: First fix the basics

    Before the dream of a Smart City, we would rather have the basics fixed. ...

  • My journey into Tibetan calligraphy

    It is exactly five years since I set a new world record and I thought it will be useful if I share the story of my journey into Tibetan calligraphy. ...

  • Tibet in the sky

    The Tibet Balloon, "Tashi Gyaltsen", flew with 433 balloons in the skies of France on 26 July in a world record event produced by Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons. ...

  • Beauty of the Pageant

    This Pageant is in one way a rebel for the cause of Tibet and secondly an empowerment of women in our society. ...