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Battleground Lumbini
Maura Moynihan  |  Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012  |  6 Comments
Battleground Lumbini

Lumbini, an ancient Buddhist pilgrimage site, is now an arena of conflict; Nepal’s Maoist government is promoting a multi-billion dollar development plan supported by the United Nations with funding from investors with multiple links to …

Hook, Line and Sinker: Predictable Side Dish or the Puffer Fish?
Tenpa Gashi  |  Sunday, Apr 8, 2012  |  No Comment
Hook, Line and Sinker: Predictable Side Dish or the Puffer Fish?

I just happen to come across an article on Indian Express, dated April 2nd, 2012, where it was alleged that China is once again willing to talk to H.H the Dalai Lama if he abandons …

We Need to Change
Ogyen Kyab  |  Saturday, Apr 7, 2012  |  No Comment
We Need to Change

This losar morning, I woke up early, without important works, I had never woken up this early. After an unusually more comprehensive morning prayer-session of more than an hour, daybreak was yet not around the …

Tibet in Crisis; Asia’s Water Tower at Risk
Entwined with the self-immolations in Tibet lies the hidden story of China’s exploitation of Tibet’s lands and water
Maura Moynihan  |  Saturday, Apr 7, 2012  |  No Comment
Tibet in Crisis; Asia’s Water Tower at Risk

When Chinese Premiere Hu Jintao flew into New Delhi on March 28, 2012, for the BRIC Summit, he careened onto unfamiliar terrain: a democracy with a free press, where a 27 year old Tibetan refugee, …

How many more?
Lhasang Tsering  |  Thursday, Apr 5, 2012  |  One Comment
How many more?

On 30 March I attended the moving function organised by the Tibetan Youth Congress to honour the memory of Jamphel Yeshi – the latest Tibetan martyr to perform self-immolation. But this was in New Delhi …

Tibetans in Nepal: The Lost Sanctuary
Maura Moynihan  |  Thursday, Apr 5, 2012  |  One Comment
Tibetans in Nepal: The Lost Sanctuary

Tibetans in Nepal are caught in a crisis that is getting worse, fast.
In 2012 conflict inside Tibet has accelerated and the crackdown on Tibetans in Nepal has intensified. To date, at least 33 people have …

Tibet Burning: The Politics of Self Immolations
Topden Tsering  |  Monday, Apr 2, 2012  |  2 Comments
Tibet Burning: The Politics of Self Immolations

The string of self-immolations inside Tibet—started in 2009 by a Kirti Monastery monk Tapey and which most recently on March 30 claimed two monks in Barkham County—sees no sign of letting up. On the contrary, …

‘…the day has come to sacrifice your life’
Bhuchung D. Sonam  |  Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012  |  One Comment
‘…the day has come to sacrifice your life’

(This is my translation of the last written words of Pawo Jampel Yeshi, who has sadly passed away from burns at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi.)
16 March 2012
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Long Live His …

I Will Burn Myself Again and Again
On Behalf of Our heroic Self-Immolators
Sungshik Kyi  |  Saturday, Mar 24, 2012  |  No Comment

Translated by Om Gangthik — See Tibetan orginal

Are my grasslands still green?
Are my blue lakes still crystal clear?
Do my hills and streams still sing their melodious songs?
Great gods of Tibet,
Do you still see them in …

ང་ཡང་ཡང་འབར་འདོད།
Sungshik Kyi  |  Saturday, Mar 24, 2012  |  No Comment

— རང་སྲོག་མེ་མཆོད་ལ་སྒྲོན་པའི་དཔའ་བོ་དཔའ་མོ་དག་གི་ཚབ་ཏུ།
གཟུངས་ཕྱུག་སྐྱིད།