Category Archives: Features
Tribute to Commander Pachen
2 May 2016 | Phuntsog Wangyal
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
12 February 2016 | Lobsang Wangyal
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
26 January 2016 | Lobsang Wangyal
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?
22 December 2015 | Benjamin Haas
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
8 November 2015 | Lobsang Wangyal
Before the dream of a Smart City, we would rather have the basics fixed. ...
My journey into Tibetan calligraphy
21 August 2015 | Jamyang Dorjee
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
28 July 2015 | Lobsang Wangyal
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
20 June 2015 | Pema Choedon
This Pageant is in one way a rebel for the cause of Tibet and secondly an empowerment of women in our society. ...
Yak sanctuary raises awareness about Tibet in Estonia
28 April 2015 | Sirje Eesmaa (Mrs)
World traveller, writer, and guitarist Roy Strider is founding a Tibetan Yak sanctuary on 8 hectares of land surrounding his home in Ustamõisa, Põlva county in Southern Estonia. ...
Schoolboy sends fan letter to Dalai Lama – and gets invited to India
19 April 2015 | Mike Lockley
Edgbaston 13-year-old George Morris and dad stunned when Tibetan guru jets them out to meet him ...