Category Archives: Opinions
A leader unlike any: Happy Birthday to His Holiness
6 July 2016 | Ugyen Gyalpo
On this most special auspicious day, the 6th of July, I would love to wish His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, a very happy 81st birthday, the birthday of a Man unlike any. ...
The bad news fatigue
5 July 2016 | Fanny Bucheli
With mass killings occurring on a daily basis, have we, the people of the world, become simply desensitised, numbed by too many details of too much bad news? ...
Buddhist faith has caused the sleep of the Tibetan brain
2 July 2016 | Mila Rangzen
I do not question the Buddhist precepts of morality here, but the blind-faith-based aspect of popular Tibetan Buddhism. ...
Why would President Obama receive the Dalai Lama through the back door?
18 June 2016 | NS Venkataraman
It is surprising that the President of the USA, which claims to be the torchbearer of freedom and the pledged supporter of liberty and human dignity, does not have the courage to stand up to China. ...
Significance of Tibetan language: Helping them find the fault in their own stars
15 June 2016 | Ugyen Gyalpo
To blame people for their shortcomings is irrational and childlike crankiness. Language is insignificant so long as a person upholds and incorporates Buddhist values into their lives. ...
Mind your etiquette — the whole world is watching
11 June 2016 | Mila Rangzen
Every time dresi is served on modern Tibetan formal occasions, you can't help but observe one basic thing is missing: A tiny spoon and some paper napkins. ...
The future Sikyong candidates of 2021
26 May 2016 | Doring Tenzin Phuntsok
The wait for our return to Tibet is going to make more elections at five year intervals in exile, and we must give some thought to it while choosing candidates. ...
Only a free China can free Tibet
12 May 2016 | Yang Jianli
The Tibetan issue is one of most difficult issues facing humanity. It is a test on mankind’s morality and wisdom, especially on the Tibetans and Chinese and the world leaders. ...
Ajai Shukla: Drama in Dharamshala
9 May 2016 | Ajai Shukla
Cancelling Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa's visa could have been a mutual face-saving exercise for New Delhi and Beijing. ...
Thoughts on Sikyong-Elect Dr Lobsang Sangay’s cabinet formation for second term
16 April 2016 | Doring Tenzin Phuntsok
Let us go ministry- or department-wise to see who could be Ministers in Dr Sangay’s second term. ...