The Jewel in the Ballot Box: Electing a New Dalai Lama

It is vital that we have a strong and unquestionably genuine democratic government that can unite all Tibetans to face and overcome such attacks on their religion and sacred institutions and ensure that the 15th Dalai Lama returns safely to his own people.

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Tibetan Poetry Down the Ages

The increasingly stringent control imposed since 1994 by China on the works of Tibetan writers in Tibet has effectively muzzled the creative energy that has been oozing from the early eighties.

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Imagining Tibet

couldn’t help but to think about the paradox that become obvious as the conversation progressed. Here was this man, recounting his experiences about his pilgrimage to India, for him the land where Tibetan Buddhism came from, and a life-changing experience in many ways.

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Tibet’s Socrates?

What matters is that in future we have to make sure that no one suffers in the name of democracy like Socrates once did.

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An Anniversary Full of Contentions

If in future the Tibetan Government-in-Exile stops issuing politically important documents like the 10 March statement with their contents attributed to His Holiness, then we will have fulfilled the Dalai Lama’s assertion that His Holiness is now semi-retired and does not involve himself in active politics.

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Largesse of Lies

Chinese propaganda would be a truly frightening thing if it achieved the level of success that the government hopes or believes that it does.

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Food for Thought

They say a family that eats together, stays together. In a way we are an eccentric extended family, yet the longest joke making rounds in Gangkyi is that in the staff mess it’s a race to see who finishes first.

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Games People Play

You might also ask how can denying China the right to host the Olympics for the second time help bring China in the global family?

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Rite of Freedom

When my turn comes to go on hunger-strike I have decided to make it more effective. — Thupten Ngodup

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A step in the “Write” direction!

Review of book Anything for Tibet, My Beloved Country by Thupten N Chakrishar

A first fictional novel in English by a Tibetan in exile; a first literary output of its nature by a Tibetan student in exile.

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Non-Violence and Non-Action

This article seeks to point out to our leaders and friends that the complexities of human affairs call for a more eclectic and robust approach to the Tibetan problem than the current pacifist inertia.

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The Forgotten Anniversary

This piece was written to remind Tibetans of the forgotten anniversary of our national revolution. All Tibetans need to be reminded of this, especially those who made it into exile.

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