Being patriotic by collaborating with the enemy?

March 25, 2015 2:04 pm0 comments
Being patriotic by collaborating with the enemy?

This obituary appeared in the Jan-Feb 2015 edition of Tibetan Review. Tashi Tsering, 1929-2014 OBITUARY “Old” Tibet was devoid of self-made men. Your fate was sealed at birth and, as a result of deeds from your previous lives, supposed to be accepted with humility, whether you were peasant, nomad or […]

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A geopolitical reading of the 1913 Treaty between Tibet and Mongolia

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A geopolitical reading of the 1913 Treaty between Tibet and Mongolia

This article appeared in the Jan-Feb 2015 edition of Tibetan Review. An analysis of the geopolitical consequences of the treaty signed on 11 January, 1913 between Mongolia and Tibet, after the end of Ch’ing dynasty Despite an initial doubt about its validity under strict Western standards, the Tibeto-Mongol treaty of […]

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The Loose Reins Model: Why the Chinese Leadership Must Rethink Its Minorities Policy

March 19, 2015 1:28 am0 comments
The Loose Reins Model: Why the Chinese Leadership Must Rethink Its Minorities Policy

This article appeared in the Jan-Feb 2015 edition of Tibetan Review. Diane Wolff* argues that China’s orthodox communist ideology of ethnic sensitivity and assimilation practiced within the framework of a “tight reins” policy is inherently faulty, that it has failed and reportedly reached a dead end in Tibet, as well […]

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Rehabilitation policy unlikely to stem Tibetans’ emigration dreams

January 10, 2015 11:52 am0 comments
Rehabilitation policy unlikely to stem Tibetans’ emigration dreams

(Editorial appeared in the November-December 2014 edition of Tibetan Review.) On Oct 20 this year, the government of India issued a document titled “The Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy, 2014”. It is a significant document which enables one to know what the policy status of the Tibetans living in India since 1959 […]

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Tibetan protest self-immolation: ecology, health and politics

January 8, 2015 4:58 pm0 comments
Tibetan protest self-immolation: ecology, health and politics

Professor Colin D Butler* contends that aside from the politics of the issue and the last words left behind by many, the protest self-immolation by Tibetans under Chinese rule since Feb 2009 have a deeper underlying driving force rooted in the ecological devastation of their land which has severely affected […]

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Tibet: The cause célèbre without closure

January 2, 2015 1:07 pm0 comments
Tibet: The cause célèbre without closure

(This article appeared in the November-December 2014 edition of Tibetan Review.) Tibet as a cause célèbre has moved on, now drawing only incidental global attention, while the genocidal tragedy there keeps growing ever more serious; there is an urgent need for the wider international community to understand the gravity of […]

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The impediments to Tibetan entrepreneurial growth in India

December 10, 2014 6:47 pm0 comments
The impediments to Tibetan entrepreneurial growth in India

Tsewang Rigzin* says growth of modern enterprises is vital for sustaining the Tibetan community in India but finds that it is beset with legal, procedural and bureaucratic hurdles that need to be  addressed with urgency. With the help of many individuals and organizations I was able to conduct a study […]

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Shangri-La

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Shangri-La

– By Sujit Banerjee* Once upon a far away, where Heavens touch the mountain snow Temple bells sent spirits free To bless the souls of those below The rolling chants of saffron monks Were guided to the valley floor By prayer flags that lit mountain paths With the glow of […]

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What’s cooking behind China’s Dalai Lama talks?

December 9, 2014 5:08 pm0 comments
What’s cooking behind China’s Dalai Lama talks?

Editorial (From the print edition Sept-Oct 2014) Two remarks made recently by Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, caused international news headlines. It is not out place to suggest that these two remarks, though seemingly on totally different issues, may end up being closely connected with each other, if […]

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Patriotism, a game of truth?

October 6, 2014 3:31 pm0 comments
Patriotism, a game of truth?

From the print edition of Tibetan Review. By Pema Thinley Truth is, in the end, what one wants to believe it to be when it is not restricted to the domain of unbiased intellectual enquiry but extended to real life pursuit of one’s opportune interests. Hence, there is nothing absolute […]

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