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Articles by Vijay Kranti


I am an Indian journalist and photographer with special interest in Tibet and China. Work from New Delhi, India. Tracking Tibet related developments and writing in English and Hindi for past 40 years. Published 8 books as author, photographer, editor and co-other. Presented over a dozen solo photo exhibitions on Tibet in India, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain,Australia etc. Currently engaged in a two year long International Photo Festival on Tibet titled "BUDDHA's HOME COMING". Intend to present 10-15 different shows on various aspects of Tibet (in exile and under occupation) in various cities of the world with the help of local Tibet Support Groups.

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 – 7:41 pm | No Comment
Dalai Lama’s return to Tibet will be hara-kiri
India has many things at stake for it to sit and watch Dharamsala’s influential lobbies hand over a living Dalai…

A Personal Encounter with Three Brave Hearts of Tibet
TYC Hunger Strike in New Delhi
Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 – 7:37 am | No Comment
A Personal Encounter with Three Brave Hearts of Tibet

The issues taken up by the hunger strikers as their main demands reflect the healthy level of social and political wisdom on the part of TYC leadership. Unlike most other social actions undertaken by various …

Seven Reasons why the Dalai Lama should not visit China
Monday, Mar 30, 2015 – 6:06 am | No Comment
Seven Reasons why the Dalai Lama should not visit China


At a time when Dharamsala and Tibet appear to be at a very vulnerable position vis-a-vis Beijing, it will be imperative for the Dalai Lama as well as his advisers, to seriously measure the pros …

An Alternate Tribute to Bapa Phuntsog Wangyal — A Slave Mindset
Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 – 5:00 am | One Comment
An Alternate Tribute to Bapa Phuntsog Wangyal — A Slave Mindset

I am an ardent admirer of the typical Tibetan tendency of kindness in day to day situations. Be it a common Tibetan’s compassionate attitude towards a street dog or liberal cash alms even to an …

How Tibetans are losing their focus and unity
Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 – 7:49 pm | No Comment

As ongoing debate on ‘Rangzen – vs- Autonomy’ issue is leading to an unfortunate division among the Tibetan exile community and fault lines are being dragged to the international supporters’ community — one wonders why …

Century of a loathsome kind
Friday, Feb 1, 2013 – 7:51 pm | No Comment

At the time of writing this write up, a century of a very different kind — sadly a loathsome kind, is imminent and approaching. It might even approach before this write up goes online or …

Remembering a great son of Tibet
My Homage to Sonam Topgyal
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013 – 2:32 am | No Comment
Remembering a great son of Tibet

I am deeply saddened by the news of my old friend Sonam Topgyal la passing away. In my 40-year long association with Tibet and Tibetan people, Topgyal la belongs to that small group of Tibetans …

Fractured and divided societies can not win
Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 – 2:39 am | No Comment
Fractured and divided societies can not win

Text of Acceptance Speech on being honoured with the “Tibetan College Students’ Award”. This award was presented to today (26th Dec. 2012) by the Tibetan Prime Minister Dr. Lobsang Sangay during the inaugural function of …