Refuting Shangri-La

Lhendup G Bhutia

As partners in life and filmmaking, Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin have been trying to overthrow clichés on Tibet

Tibetan Self-Immolations

The tally of self-immolations, since the first such protest was reported in 2009, has gone up to 85

Go Figure

Quasar Thakore Padamsee challenges his audience to piece together his play on Tibetan identity

The Mind of a Self-Immolator

On 22 March, Jamphel Yeshi, a 27-year-old Tibetan, burnt himself to death in protest against Chinese oppression in Tibet. He had decided on it 10 days ago. What happened in between?

The Singing Nun

Ani Choying Drolma joined a monastery to escape her father’s beatings and found a voice that has now got Warner Brothers lining up

The Enchanting Monk

Lama Tashi, whose chanting won him a Grammy nomination, is overly busy now with a range of projects on Himalayan and Tibetan culture.

Loyalty and Its Symbols

Tibetan flags may have fluttered in Tawang briefly before the Dalai Lama’s visit, but the local people are keener than ever to assert their Indian identity

Why is China Afraid of Him?

The 14th Dalai Lama is ageing, and a succession tussle could set off another crisis in Indo-Chinese relations. The signs are already evident.


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