Opinions

Tyranny of the Tibetan Majority

Our exile system of government claims to be a democracy, but recent events have proven it to be quite the opposite. Yes, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has brought about a fundamental change in the system of government, transitioning from a theocracy to a parliamentary theocracy, to one that he hoped, after the devolvement of his political power, would become a truly democratic one. The truth is that we have failed to make his vision of a democratic and pluralistic exile community a living reality.

‘Arbitrary’ dance of Tibetan democracy

‘Arbitrary’ dance of Tibetan democracy

Tashi Shitsetsang | November 7, 2015 The preliminary election of Sikyong (Tibetan Political leader) and members of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile recently took place across the globe. I felt very excited to make use of my rights as a Tibetan Green Book holder for the first time. I was ready to finally embrace our democracy, but what awaited me was […]

An Open Letter to the Sikyong, Kashag, and Election Commissioner of the Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala, India

An Open Letter to the Sikyong, Kashag, and Election Commissioner of the Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala, India

Forgotten Tibet: China ensured Washington heard nothing from the muzzled vassal state

By Maura Moynihan – – Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s state dinner at the White House last week received fulsome coverage — about the fashion, the food and tech giants in attendance.

TYC HUNGER STRIKE IN NEW DELHI: A PERSONAL ENCOUNTER WITH THREE BRAVE HEARTS OF TIBET

TYC HUNGER STRIKE IN NEW DELHI: A PERSONAL ENCOUNTER WITH THREE BRAVE HEARTS OF TIBET

The issues taken up by the hunger strikers as their main demands reflect the healthy level of social and political wisdom on the part of TYC leadership. Unlike most other social actions undertaken by various Tibetan groups in recent years which witnessed an unfortunate but avoidable divide among the community on ‘Rangzen’ – vs- ‘Middle Way APProach’, this action has been completely successful in circumventing any such controversy.

DALAI LAMA@80: PRAYING FOR THE CAUSE

Vijay Kranti | July 8, 2015

Since he left his home to gain knowledge at the age of 6 years, his life has been a hard fought struggle for sustaining and defending the cause. As per the Lunar calendar, Tibetans celebrated his 80th birthday at Dharmashala on June 21, 2015, as a tribute to his Never Give Up attitude.

Dalai Lama, Anything But “A Simple Buddhist Monk”

Dr Shashi Tharoor, NDTV | Jul 6, 2015

When the United Nations convened a Millennium World Peace Summit of religious leaders at its headquarters in 2000, one major religious figure was conspicuous by his absence. The Dalai Lama, the spiritual and political leader of Tibetan Buddhism, had not been asked to come.

The Race for Sikyong

By Pam D. Tenzin

Nearly four years back, Tibetan Prime Ministerial election drew unprecedented hype and attention around the world (where Tibetans Diasporas are concentrated). Even the southernmost part of Indian city called Chennai wasn’t spared from the storm of election. For the first time, Tibetan college students based in Chennai also participated in the 2011 Tibetan (Prime Ministerial and Parliamentary) Election.

The original image of Sangay Dolma with "Tibet is an indepenpent county" written on her left hand.

Why Tibetans were divided on March 10th Tibetan Uprising Day

By Choenyi Woser | March 21, 2015

Translated from the original text in Tibetan by Lobsang

Following China’s invasion of Tibet, China forced Tibetans to sign the seventeen point agreement under duress. When China violated its own forced agreement to implement destructive campaign in Tibet, Tibetan people ultimately came out on the streets of Lhasa on March 10th protesting Chinese invasion calling for Tibet’s Independence and long life of His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama.

SEVEN REASONS : WHY DALAI LAMA SHOULD NOT VISIT CHINA?

By VIJAY KRANTI | March 20, 2015 At a time when Dharamsala and Tibet appear to be at a very vulnerable position vis-a-vis Beijing, it will be imperative for Dalai Lama as well as his advisers, to seriously measure the pros and cons of his proposed visit to China. Observers of Beijing-Dharamsala relations are these days keenly focused on the […]