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‘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 …

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 …

Waiting for Mangtso I
A Reality Check of Tibetan Exile Politics
Jamyang Norbu  |  Wednesday, Sep 9, 2009  |  No Comment

I started pecking out this piece over a month ago in the garden of Nalanda Koti, my old bungalow in McLeod Ganj. On this particular visit to India I was struck by how the issue …

After the Dalai Lama
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Sep 1, 2002  |  No Comment

The Dalai Lama at sixty-seven is fortunately a healthy man, probably healthier and (on average) slightly younger than his chain-smoking adversaries in Beijing. Yet in recent years, discussions on life after the Dalai Lama has …