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Lobsang Sangay’s wrong Churchill quote
Christophe Besuchet  |  Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011  |  One Comment
Lobsang Sangay’s wrong Churchill quote

I had not yet fully digested the scope of the Dalai Lama’s retirement when I was struck by a curious remarks made by Lobsang Sangay on BBC’s HARDtalk and NDTV’s Your Call. According to the …

The Wish fulfilling Jewel, the Mythical Sanghi, and the Smiling Sun
Tenpa Gashi  |  Saturday, Mar 26, 2011  |  No Comment
The Wish fulfilling Jewel, the Mythical Sanghi, and the Smiling Sun

The historic voting process has finally come to an end on both sides of the globe, if the globe can be divided into two that is. The turnout is guaranteed to be at least 70% …

The Namgyal Shastri Barbecue Grill
Tenpa Gashi  |  Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011  |  2 Comments
The Namgyal Shastri Barbecue Grill

So, you think you are a politician? That should be the name of his show keeping it on par with all the primetime show running these days on the television but for some odd reason …

Tethong’s words still ring true, five years later
Tenzin Pema  |  Tuesday, Dec 21, 2010  |  3 Comments
Tethong’s words still ring true, five years later

“The cause of Tibet, truly much greater and more significant than our individual lives,
will surely outlive us all and be ultimately redeemed.”
Tethong Tenzin Namgyal, 2006
As the Kalon Tripa battle waged on, I decided to look …

Why I Support Tenzin Namgyal Tethong for Kalon Tripa
Tenpa Gashi  |  Tuesday, Dec 7, 2010  |  9 Comments
Why I Support Tenzin Namgyal Tethong for Kalon Tripa

I have been noticing recently during my discussions with my friends, relatives, and fellow Tibetans that there is a real lack of understanding regarding my candidate for Kalon Tripa. Some know him as a person …

The Young King and the Sea
Tenpa Gashi  |  Thursday, Nov 25, 2010  |  2 Comments

I was sipping on a drink in Goa,
away from all the silliness,
wading in the warm ocean,
I was minding my own business.
Two fish swam up to me
moving with the ocean sway,
they took a long look at …

The culling and the show down at Gangkyi Corral
Tenpa Gashi  |  Thursday, Nov 18, 2010  |  6 Comments

An observation of the recently concluded preliminary election by a Tenzing Tethong supporter. I tried to be as objective as possible but if anybody finds it overly one-sided, you know which department you can forward …

Investigating Lobsang Sangay’s “Obama of China” Statement
The Tibetan Political Review  |  Saturday, Oct 23, 2010  |  No Comment
Investigating Lobsang Sangay’s “Obama of China” Statement

Thanks to Lobsang Sangay la and Jamyang Norbu la, the Kalon Tripa race has its first Sarah Palin incident.  Palin, of course, is the defeated 2008 U.S. vice presidential candidate who supposedly said she had …

Further Musings on the Upcoming Elections
Jamyang Norbu  |  Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010  |  No Comment

Readers must forgive me for nit picking, but the term “kalon-tripa”, literally “the enthroned minister” bothers me. It doesn’t exactly sit well (no pun intended) in a democratic system. Thrones might be okay, these day, …

Lobsang Sangay La’s Response
Jamyang Norbu  |  Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010  |  No Comment

A week ago Lobsang Sangay la called me on the telephone and expressed his objection to my piece which in large part dealt with his candidacy. Lobsang la told me that he did not remember …