Tibetan exiles

Soccer Dreams of Tibetan Exiles

Tibetan exiles share the hardships and struggles they have encountered to establish a “national soccer team” without a recognized “nation”. From Radhika Oberoi at The New York Times: The Tibetan national...

Tibet’s National Spirit Advisor

At Foreign Policy, Jeffrey Bartholet talks to Thupten Ngodup, medium or kuten for the Nechung Oracle which is said to have warned the Dalai Lama to flee Tibet in 1959. They discuss the processes of selection and consultation,...

Conversations with Tibet’s Exiled Prime Minister

Harvard educated Dr. Lobsang Sangay was elected as the Tibetan government-in-exile’s equivalent of prime minister in 2011 — he was the second to be directly elected to this position, and the first to be head of the Central...

Chinese Inroads in Nepal Stanch Tibetan Influx

Nepal has long been “a mouse trapped between elephants”, with a historically close relationship with India and more recently growing links to China. As Beijing’s influence increases, some in the country’s...

100th Self-Immolation Within Tibet; Another in Nepal

After a Tibetan man set himself on fire in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu on Wednesday, exile and activist groups reported that the 100th self-immolation protest within Tibet had taken place in Ngaba on February 3rd. From...

87th Self-Immolation, Death of Earlier Protester Reported

Dharamsala-based Phayul.com reports the 25th self-immolation case this month and news of one of the five Tibetans who set fire to themselves on November 7th, on the eve of China’s 18th Party Congress. The man is said to...

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