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Articles by Palden Gyal


An undergraduate student of philosophy and politics in Duke University, NC.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2011 – 3:41 am | No Comment

(A tribute to the eleven self-immolated Tibetans in Tibet)
Self-immolations ensue
When a person offers to flames
The holiest of the holy
At the altar of freedom
Like a small lamp
Against the darkness of tyranny
Desolated by Light
And deserted by Love
When …

Rethinking Katri – A Legal Battle?
Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 – 8:54 am | 2 Comments
Rethinking Katri – A Legal Battle?

The concept of democracy in exiled Tibetan community is as old as the history of exile itself. The parliamentary model of exile government is based on the principle of the “balance of power” that in …

Politics of the Prize
Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 – 4:18 am | No Comment
Politics of the Prize

When the Nobel Committee declared that the Nobel Peace Prize 2010 to be awarded to Liu Xiaobo “for his non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China“, it sent a wave of exhilaration across the globe …

My triple political mantra
Thursday, Apr 15, 2010 – 3:42 am | No Comment

Who am I?
I asked myself
Searched for my roots,
And traced my Identity.
Tibetan, a noble descendant.
There were times
When we reigned in the clouds
Beyond the horizon we lost.

Friday, Apr 9, 2010 – 7:00 am | One Comment

Cruel is the Eastern tempest that storms
And the windy weather reigns for years,
Ruthless the unrelenting hailstones
That destroys our crops of dreams.
The wintry wind chills my bones
And its sneaky gusts freeze my soul.
The melody of the …