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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 …

Century of a loathsome kind
Vijay Kranti  |  Friday, 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 …

Self-immolations in Tibet: who is to blame for the stalemate?
Christophe Besuchet  |  Monday, Nov 12, 2012  |  6 Comments
Self-immolations in Tibet: who is to blame for the stalemate?

Although the number of self-immolations is rising at an exponential and very disturbing rate in Tibet, the crisis is gradually reaching a stalemate. With no change in the horizon and less attention being paid by …

Make it a burning issue
Jamyang Norbu  |  Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012  |  One Comment
Make it a burning issue

Seventy Tibetans have, one after the other, in relentless and purposeful succession, set themselves on fire for the cause of their people’s freedom. If anything so heroic, selfless, spontaneous, non-instigated, and entirely non-violent* had happened …

Censorship and the struggle for Tibetan freedom
Tenzin Nyinjey  |  Friday, Jul 27, 2012  |  2 Comments
Censorship and the struggle for Tibetan freedom

“The Chinese government’s censorship policy is morally wrong and the 1.3 billion people of China have a right to know the reality.”
“Two things are taboo in Gangchen Kyishong — books and Rangzen.”
This morning I came …

How many more?
Lhasang Tsering  |  Thursday, Apr 5, 2012  |  One Comment
How many more?

On 30 March I attended the moving function organised by the Tibetan Youth Congress to honour the memory of Jamphel Yeshi – the latest Tibetan martyr to perform self-immolation. But this was in New Delhi …

Tibet Burning: The Politics of Self Immolations
Topden Tsering  |  Monday, Apr 2, 2012  |  2 Comments
Tibet Burning: The Politics of Self Immolations

The string of self-immolations inside Tibet—started in 2009 by a Kirti Monastery monk Tapey and which most recently on March 30 claimed two monks in Barkham County—sees no sign of letting up. On the contrary, …

I Will Burn Myself Again and Again
On Behalf of Our heroic Self-Immolators
Sungshik Kyi  |  Saturday, Mar 24, 2012  |  No Comment

Translated by Om Gangthik — See Tibetan orginal

Are my grasslands still green?
Are my blue lakes still crystal clear?
Do my hills and streams still sing their melodious songs?
Great gods of Tibet,
Do you still see them in …

Sungshik Kyi  |  Saturday, Mar 24, 2012  |  No Comment

— རང་སྲོག་མེ་མཆོད་ལ་སྒྲོན་པའི་དཔའ་བོ་དཔའ་མོ་དག་གི་ཚབ་ཏུ།

Beacons of resistance, not desperate acts
Christophe Besuchet  |  Saturday, Jan 28, 2012  |  6 Comments
Beacons of resistance, not desperate acts

I do not know if you are like me, but I find it extremely distressing to see how commonly the adjective “desperate” has been used by the media and Tibetans in exile to describe the …