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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THE LION FROM CHAMDO

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THE LION FROM CHAMDO

Remembering and Celebrating a True Son of Tibet Dipping mercury combined with occasional rain added a layer of physical discomfort to the numbness triggered by Pala’s abrupt death on Christmas Day.  Amala, disconcertingly calm and collected, worried about the forecast for December 28th. Her worries proved unfounded as Clement Town […]

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Whither Citizen Tibetan?

September 24, 2014 3:52 pm3 comments
Whither Citizen Tibetan?

The legal or otherwise status of the Tibetans living in India is back in focus after two High Court rulings in India, the confusion in its aftermath, and the more recent asylum policy or policy interpretations in Europe which slammed the door in the face of such Tibetan applicants. The […]

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Tibetan Refugees in Nepal

September 13, 2014 7:38 pm1 comment
Tibetan Refugees in Nepal

Pawan Mathur* finds that from being sympathetic to their plight in the early days after Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959, Nepal is now using Tibetan refugees in the country as a tool to gain aid from China.   The  issue of the cremation of the Buddhist monk Shamar Rinpoche […]

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The middle way or no way

July 29, 2014 12:49 pm0 comments
The middle way or no way

The apologetic rebuff with which leaders of the government of Norway recently shied away from meeting with the visiting exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama, citing the overriding imperative to improve relations with a dictatorially demanding China, poses a rather significant challenge to the viability of the middle […]

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE A CITIZEN: The Tibetan dilemma

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE A CITIZEN: The Tibetan dilemma

While the actual status of born Tibetan citizens of India still remains unresolved despite a High Court ruling in their favour in 2010 and the response of the Tibetan people, still yearning for their lost homeland, to the Feb 2014 Election Commission of India’s clearance for their registration as voters […]

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Tibet issue hit by global economic crisis?

May 20, 2014 6:43 pm0 comments
Tibet issue hit by global economic crisis?

By Pema Thinley (TibetanReview.net Mar09’09) China has again closed Tibet to foreigners and deployed extra troops there on a massive scale without any acknowledgement either of these actions or the reasons for them. Forget the fact that such patently emergency measures can only betray state of affairs of utmost seriousness, […]

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Cherish the Tibetan People

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Cherish the Tibetan People

Prof Siddiq Wahid* argues that the Dalai Lama’s considerable climb-down in his position on resolving the Tibet issue has both served to expose the Chinese designs and provides a measure of his confidence in the power of truth. (www.TibetanReview.net, May 29, 2008) There is an old Ladakhi saying, kor chag, […]

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Beijing’s talk offer beggars sincerity

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Beijing’s talk offer beggars sincerity

By Pema Thinley (www.TibetanReview.net, May 3, 2008) The indifferent suddenness and the casualness of the manner in which China sounded out an intention to “have contact and consultation with Dalai’s private representative in the coming days” shows that China did not entirely have its mind committed to what it appeared […]

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