Tag Archives: History

  • Independent Tibet’s first foreign employee dies

    Robert Ford, the first foreigner to have been employed by the government of an independent Tibet, has died in London on 20 September 2013. ...

  • Photographs from 1903 British Expedition to Tibet go to auction

    A collection of photographs taken during the controversial 1903 British Expedition to Tibet has come to light. ...

  • Willem-Alexander becomes new Dutch king

    The Netherlands' Queen Beatrix abdicated in favour of her eldest son Willem-Alexander, who became Europe's youngest monarch on Tuesday, celebrated by a massive orange-themed party. ...

  • Tashi Wangyal Remembering Gompo Dhatsenpa: Obituary

    On the morning of 6 April, Mr Gompo Dhatsenpa made his somber decision to close his eyes for the last time and embark upon his next journey to a distant world unknown. ...

  • Man who set up Tibet radio gets £65 in back-pay 63 years later

    Patience is a virtue that has finally paid off for Robert Ford. Former civil servant Robert Ford received back-pay of £65 on his 90th birthday. ...

  • Sonam Tashi aka Acho Danny Norbu Tsering: Remembering a superstar

    Tibetans have lost a superstar in Norbu Tsering -- a celebrated performer of Ache Lhamo, and a major force in preserving its Kyomolung tradition. ...

  • Sonam Phuntsok A dream of performing at Norbulingka

    Without the work of Norbu Tsering la, Tibetan opera would not even exist any more. His has been the biggest contribution by far, by anyone, to the preservation of Tibetan culture. ...

  • Exiled Tibetans still hope to return home

    Though living in exile in India for over half a century, the longing to see their homeland has not waned among Tibetan residents in Dharamshala ...

  • Tibet Solidarity Day observed in Bir and Chauntra

    Exile Tibetans marked World Human Rights Day and the commemoration of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with prayers in Bir and Chauntra. ...

  • How selection of China’s new leadership works

    China's communist elite are meeting to install a new generation of leaders in a process that is part public show and part backroom politicking. ...