Articles by: Tenzin Gaphel

Miss Tibet organizer Lobsang Wangyal obtains Indian passport, says I am Tibetan-Indian now

Miss Tibet organizer Lobsang Wangyal obtains Indian passport, says I am Tibetan-Indian now

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 17: Lobsang Wangyal, a Tibetan journalist and organizer of Miss Tibet beauty pageant has finally obtained his Indian passport which was long over due in accordance with the Indian Citizenship Act of 1955.

16th Tibetan Parliament-in-exile commences its 2017-18 budget session

16th Tibetan Parliament-in-exile commences its 2017-18 budget session

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 14: The Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile, Khenpo Sonam Tenphel urged the Chinese government to resume peaceful Sino-Tibet negotiation on the issue of Tibet with the envoys of His Holiness the Dalai Lama as he flagged off the budget session for the financial year 2017-2018 of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile earlier today.

An Open Letter by Concerned Tibetan Students/Researchers in Exile

By Lobsang Tenchoe We are writing this with utmost concern about the recent development in Dharamsala regarding the resolution taken by a group (བོད་ཀྱི་རྩ་དོན་གླིང་སྐད་འཕྲིན་ཚོགས་པ།) and an association (དྷ་ས་ས་གནས་མདོ་སྨད་རྒྱུན་ལས།) ་to concert an effort to ostracize and demonize Lukar Jam from exile Tibetan community on the basis of his recent poem, perceived by many including us as an unnecessary jibe on H.H. […]

Tibetans in Dharamsala mark 58th anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day

Tibetans in Dharamsala mark 58th anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 10: Thousands of Tibetans and supporters in Dharamsala today gathered at the courtyard of Tsug-lag-khang, the main temple in Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala to observe the 58th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising of 1959 and pay tribute to those who lost their lives when Chinese troops crushed that uprising in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital as well as all those Tibetans who had sacrificed their lives for the cause of Tibet.

Autonomous arrangement can be achieved: Sikyong Lobsang Sangay and Governor of South Tyrol

Autonomous arrangement can be achieved: Sikyong Lobsang Sangay and Governor of South Tyrol

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 9: Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, the political head of the Tibetan people and Dr Arno Kompatscher, the Governor of South Tyrol Autonomous Province said in unison that autonomous arrangement can be achieved.

Nepal bars Tibetans from commemorating Tibetan National Uprising Day

Nepal bars Tibetans from commemorating Tibetan National Uprising Day

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 8: Nepal has yet again denied permission for Tibetans to observe the 58th Tibetan National Uprising Day on March 10th.

Young Tibetan actor nominated for best actor at Queens World Film Festival

Young Tibetan actor nominated for best actor at Queens World Film Festival

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 8: A Tibetan actor has been shortlisted for the best male actor in narrative feature in the 7th Queens World Film Festival.

Brains Missing, Said Dalai Lama To John Oliver. Beijing Not Amused

NDTV | Edited by Malini Chatterji | March 07, 2017

BEIJING: China’s Foreign Ministry called the Dalai Lama a “deceptive actor” on Tuesday, after the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader said in an interview that Chinese hardliners have parts of their brains missing.

India dismisses China’s warning, says no reason to stop Dalai Lama’s Arunachal visit

India dismisses China’s warning, says no reason to stop Dalai Lama’s Arunachal visit

DHARAMSALA, March 4: Despite China warning India of serious repercussions to their bilateral ties if the latter allows the Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh, India has reaffirmed that the Tibetan spiritual leader’s visit to the country’s north eastern state will take place as scheduled.

Image: Priyanka Parashar

Tibet women’s soccer team denied US visas to participate in Dallas Cup soccer tournament

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 2: Dreams of the Tibetan women’s soccer team players crumbled as the US Embassy in New Delhi turned away their visa requests and told the players seeking travel visas to participate in the Dallas Cup soccer tournament that they do not have a ‘good enough reason’ to visit the country.