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‘Democracy with Tibetan Characteristics’ – A Response!
Tenzin Nyinjey  |  Sep 18, 2010  |  One Comment

Norbu Samphel’s twisted democracy is indeed ‘unique!’ He advocates a sort of ‘people’s democratic dictatorship,’ wherein doubts and criticisms have no place. His democracy with ‘Tibetan characteristics’ disapproves of any Tibetan (young and old) asking …

Camp Hale in images
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sep 17, 2010  |  One Comment
Camp Hale in images

On September 11 this year a plaque was unveiled at Camp Hale in the Rockies to honor the Tibetan Freedom fighters who were trained at this secret base by the CIA to fight for their …

The Politicization of Samshog
Tenzin Nyinjey  |  Sep 17, 2010  |  2 Comments

This morning I heard a breaking news of sorts. Some Chitues (MPs) have sponsored a motion in Drotsog (assembly), seeking a change in the clause of Tsatrim (constitution) that would allow Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche to …

Misrepresentation of Rangzen Activists
Sonam Wangdu  |  Sep 13, 2010  |  One Comment

It is very sad and shocking to watch the video of Kalon Tripa Samdhong Rinpoche expressing his perception of Tibetans who support Rangzen (independence) for Tibet. By no means are loyalty and allegiance to His …

Dangerous Liaison
Examining Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche's Recent Remarks
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sep 11, 2010  |  4 Comments
Dangerous Liaison

Samdhong Rinpoche’s tenure as kalon tripa or prime minister will be up in a few months, but it seems he is determined not to leave without delivering some more of his trademark profundities …

How to light up the Chinese Consulate
Tendor  |  Sep 8, 2010  |  One Comment
How to light up the Chinese Consulate

It would have been almost impolite not to do it. The wall of the New York Chinese Consulate was so smooth and so clean it was clearly designed for projecting giant images and messages for …

13th Dalai Lama’s independence declaration to be commemorated
Phayul's Editor  |  Sep 3, 2010  |  2 Comments
13th Dalai Lama’s independence declaration to be commemorated

Bylakuppe, Sept 1 – Taking advantage of the congregation of Tibetan delegates from all around the world for the First Tibetan National General Meeting, the pro-independence youth activists called a quick Rangzen …

Shingza Rinpoche  |  Sep 3, 2010  |  No Comment


Tibetan Warriors
Tenpa Gashi  |  Aug 21, 2010  |  No Comment

When they put me in shackles
On the cold concrete floor
And they tie my feet
And leave me to hang
I will not fear
I will not fear

The Search
Some Thoughts on Pema Tseden’s new film
Tenzing Sonam  |  Aug 17, 2010  |  2 Comments
The Search

Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden’s new film is a thought-provoking, cinematic look at the changing face of modern Tibet.
As a Tibetan filmmaker working in China, Pema Tseden has to tread a very fine line. Whether he …