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Century of a loathsome kind
Vijay Kranti  |  Feb 1, 2013  |  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 …

Let’s celebrate coming Losar in grand festivity
spobs pa mtha’ yas (Invincible Courage)  |  Jan 31, 2013  |  No Comment
Let’s celebrate coming Losar in grand festivity

Translated by Sonam Gyatso
I want to celebrate the coming Losar in grand festivity because this year many martyrs of Tibet have demonstrated their selfless action by voluntarily sacrificing their precious lives for the restoration of …

The Final Step in a Democracy
Tenpa Gashi  |  Jan 28, 2013  |  No Comment
The Final Step in a Democracy

With due respect for the Athenians for initiating the early democratic structure in their society and ushering in a new way of governance, the idea of democracy has evolved considerably over time to be more …

Today’s Lesson in Party History (via Woeser)
Elliot Sperling  |  Jan 19, 2013  |  4 Comments

In her most recent post, describing the self-immolation of Tshe-ring phun-tshogs, from Rka-khog in Rnga-ba, Woeser brings up a bit of hallowed CCP history. I thought one of her observations—brief, bitter and biting—merited the particular …

Remembering Martyr Kalsang Jinpa
Gendun Rabsal  |  Jan 3, 2013  |  No Comment
Remembering Martyr Kalsang Jinpa

(This article comes from Tibet. The author’s name is withheld because of obvious reasons)
Translated by Pema Tsewang Shastri

Martyr Kalsang Jinpa was born in a place called Dongbe, a part of the large Doba nomadic …

Remembering a great son of Tibet
My Homage to Sonam Topgyal
Vijay Kranti  |  Jan 1, 2013  |  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
Vijay Kranti  |  Dec 26, 2012  |  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 …

Can Some Good Come From the RFA Controversy?
The Tibetan Political Review  |  Dec 10, 2012  |  One Comment
Can Some Good Come From the RFA Controversy?

Watching the Radio Free Asia (RFA) controversy unfold has been a painful process, not the least because it threatens to overshadow the tragedy inside Tibet and complicate support for Tibet in the US Congress. …

An Appeal to Vice-President Xi Jinping from the International Tibetan Studies Community
Elliot Sperling  |  Dec 7, 2012  |  No Comment

In light of  the tragic events currently taking place in Tibet, scholars holding institutional academic positions and working all over the world in the field of Tibetan Studies wish to express their  concern through this petition, which …

Protect Kundun — Free RFA
Jamyang Norbu  |  Dec 4, 2012  |  6 Comments
Protect Kundun — Free RFA

When I was researching my “Free Radio Free Asia!” piece I came across more information than I could fit into the article. I also came across material which was troubling, and which I could not …