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Why I am standing for Sikyong 2016
Press Statement
Lukar Jam  |  Monday, Aug 3, 2015  |  No Comment
Why I am standing for Sikyong 2016

The glorious history of Tibetan empire had sustained and nurtured the Tibetan people. During the height of its power, the Tibetan empire extended nearly the half of Asia – from the then Chinese capital …

How Tibetans are losing their focus and unity
Vijay Kranti  |  Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013  |  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 …

The Final Step in a Democracy
Tenpa Gashi  |  Monday, 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 …

Misunderstanding Kundun’s Message
Tenpa Gashi  |  Thursday, Jan 6, 2011  |  2 Comments

There has been a lot of brouhaha about the recent Kundun’s pronouncement that he might possibly seek to relieve himself of the political and administrative duties in the next six months, which is to say …

Art House
Elliot Sperling  |  Sunday, Sep 26, 2010  |  One Comment
Art House

There was something terribly depressing about reading Tenzin Nyinjey’s recent response to Norbu Samphel—Norbu Samphel, readers may recall, had mounted a somewhat surreal defense of obscurantism and a cult of personality as essential elements of …

‘Democracy with Tibetan Characteristics’ – A Response!
Tenzin Nyinjey  |  Saturday, 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 …

Misrepresentation of Rangzen Activists
Sonam Wangdu  |  Monday, 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  |  Saturday, 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 …

Waiting For Mangtso III
One Small Step For Democracy...
Jamyang Norbu  |  Friday, Mar 19, 2010  |  No Comment
Waiting For Mangtso III

Some of you may have noticed. One reader pointed it out in a comment on Phayul.com. The title of this three-part essay was borrowed (and tweaked) from Samuel Becket’s famous play, Waiting for Godot – …

Waiting for Mangtso II
The Missing Piece of Our Democracy Puzzle
Jamyang Norbu  |  Thursday, Oct 8, 2009  |  No Comment

Popular legend has it that Louis XV of France declared “après moi, le deluge”, in a possible prediction of the French Revolution and the end of the French monarchy. The remark can be translated as …