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The Rise of Narendra Modi - and the Tibetan hopes? (Tibetan Perspectives)

The widespread Indian euphoria and the global interest in the stunning victory of Mr. Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of India is followed not only with the routine greetings from the world leaders but also historic conglomeration of the SAARC leaders in Delhi, release of Indian prisoners by Pakistan…

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Lobsang Sangay, An Empty Vessel

By Tendar Tsering (
Many thought Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, woud be the most revered Tibetan leader next  to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, but they were stunned back when Lobsang Sangay, a non-religious figure, a youth, a new face to the Tibetan community came up, and…

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Self-immolation, Tibet, China

Jamphel Yeshi sets himself on fire during a protest against the forthcoming visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to India 

By Thubten Samphel

Director, Tibet Policy Institute

On Dec. 19, Tsultrim Gyatso, a monk of Amchok monastery near the sprawling monastic town of Labrang Tashi Kyil in the ethnically…

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The Sad Painful Joke of Tibetan Democracy

When Bhutan set out on its democracy experiment in 2008, I must admit to a little skepticism. I thought the Dragon Kingdom would follow in the footsteps of Nepal’s Panchayat democracy (initiated by King Mahendra in 1962). In this party-less “guided” democratic system the people could elect their…

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Bad Roads in Mundgod

Anyone who has been to Mundgod knows the condition of the roads here. Lack of Funds is said to be responsible for the pathetic condition of roads in Mundgod…

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