The Solution to India’s China Problem: A Free Tibet

September 11, 2020

India has had a wound around its Himalayan neck ever since it suffered a humiliating defeat to China in 1962. The recent clash between Indian and China soldiers in Galwan Valley on June 15 has only rubbed salt into that wound. It has come to this because when China invaded neighboring Tibet in...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Legitimate” Exercise of Free Speech

February 22, 2018

An activist faces prison for criticizing the Chinese government’s suppression of Tibetan identity. Various media outlets are reporting the story of a Tibetan activist, Tashi Wangchuk, threatened by the Chinese government with 15 years in prison for the crime of “inciting separatism.”...

Tibet: A Nonviolent History of War

September 25, 2014

The history of armed resistance has been controversial for Tibet’s nonviolent narrative. On April 27, 1998, Thubten Ngodup set himself on fire to protest the Indian government's forceful ending of a Tibetan hunger strike in New Delhi. Two days later, he died from his burns. Ngodup was...

The Immortal Bodhi Tree: Tibet and the Chinese Occupation

October 30, 2013

Tibet’s spiritual strength remains indomitable despite repression. According to Will Durant, the success of religion lies in the “persistent power over the human soul.” Religion helps us connect with reality in a different way; it focuses on experience and enables us to...

A Diminishing Tibetan State

October 13, 2013

What does the future hold for Tibet? Before I went to Tibet, I watched two movies. The first, Seven Years in Tibet, provided a good basic introduction to the modern political history of Tibet, specifically during the last years of independence before the...

It’s Time India Resolved Border Disputes With China For Good

July 02, 2013

Border disputes between India and China are eclipsing a potentially strategic partnership between the two. If history is any indication, India's failure to recognise the legitimacy of interests other than its own is a besetting flaw in its diplomacy and foreign policy. Reconciliation is the...