Dharamshala, India — Tibet is known as the ‘Water Tower of Asia’ as it serves as the source of ten major Asian river systems flowing into ten Asian countries. The Chinese plan to build large dams in Tibet is causing issues for countries downstream.
Dharamshala, India – “I have realised how important it is to speak the truth, speak against injustice, stand for what is right and all while being practical. As they say, “a pen is mightier than the sword,” said Shirin Pajnoo, while she is sharing her experience working with TPI.
Dharamshala, India – Tibet’s land sits on huge natural reserves of minerals, minerals largely untouched for centuries until China’s exploitation of these resources. The mining and extraction projects initiated by China have only been increasing, and they are now impacting Tibet’s environment and its people. The biggest impact has been on the glacial structures of Tibet.
On 23rd May Beijing completes 70 years of colonial occupation and rigid communist rule of China. It was on 23rd May 1951 when the Dalai Lama, the ruler and supreme spiritual leader of Tibet, heard a dramatic broadcast on ‘Radio Peking’ which announced that Tibet had signed a “17-Point Agreement” with China under which Tibet had agreed to become a part of China.
The tone and temper of the two latest laws of the USA on Tibet and Xinjiang that US-China honeymoon is over and we should be ready to witness a new phase of US-China cold war. Extraordinary coordination between Republicans and Democrats in both houses of the US Congress to push these Bills through even during peak days of their animosity indicates that Joe Biden may not be as soft to China as believed. The Tibet Bill has many take aways for India too.
Dharamshala, India—Cinema is arguably the most powerful medium to tell stories, especially in a society that faces social, cultural and political obstacles. Films are a great way to communicate the reality of the Tibetan way of life, something the world knows so little about. Due to censorship, there is a wide gap of knowledge of Tibet’s rich history and culture in other parts of the world but films have begun to change that.
Dharamshala, India—An exclusive interview with Tsetan Norbu, President of National Democratic Party of Tibet (NDPT). He gives an insight about the formation of NDPT under the guidance of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and talks about its contribution to the cause of Tibet. He highlights that Tibet is only a blueprint of what will happen to the rest of the world under China and calls for global support for the Tibetan freedom struggle.
Dharamshala, India – An exclusive interview with Dorjee Tseten, the executive director of Students for a Free Tibet (SFT). He shares with Tibet Post International (TPI), his early involvement in activism, and passion to serve his community. He also talks about SFT’s successful campaigns, and its contributions to the Tibetan Freedom Movement.
Lucknow, India — An exclusive interview with four students from prestigious colleges under Delhi University. They shared their perceptions upon India's policy on Tibet and the recent Tibetan Policy and Support Act 2020 with Tibet Post International on January 24, 2021.