Chinese netizen slams INDIA TODAY cover photo over exclusion of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR)and Taiwan in China map, starts photoshopRead more
35-year-old Tibetan mountaineer and Special Frontier (SFF) Soldier Kalsang Dorjee Bhutia create history when he became the first Tibetan to summit the world highest peak without oxygen supplement. The 35 year old who hails from Gangtok in Sikkim, conquer the Mount Everest summit (8848 metres above the sea level) on 21st May without using the supplemental oxygen canister which is not only rare case among the climber but also full of health risk to the climbers because of thin atmosphere due to lower air pressure.Read more
Cassie Childers founded Tibetan Women’s Soccer in 2010. Cassie was from the United States and was working with the Tibetan National Sports Association in Dharamsala. Once while attending an exhibition showcasing the history of Tibetan soccer. Cassie was surprised to notice that she was the only female present at the event. A month later, Tibetan Women’s Soccer was set up.Read more
After Chinese popular chat app, WeChat came under harsh criticism for violation of privacy, censorship and accused of passing the information of its user to the govt, another Chinese app Meitu is accused of collecting more than necessary information of its user. The popular Chinese photo- editing does more than just making you selfies beautiful, “it steals your data”- according to many experts.Read more
On the wee hour of 8 November, fire engulfed the Tibetan Lal Qila market in New Delhi razing the whole market to the ground. Along with the138 shops, livelihood of hundreds of Tibetan families were completely destroyed. Winter sweater selling is the sole annual income source for many Tibetans-in-exile and such tragic incident exposes them to immense debt, poverty and threat to basic livelihood.Read more
Lu Tang , and She Yonggang, based in Mumbai visited Tibetan settlement in the southern state of Karnataka without revealing their identity last year. It is not uncommon for foreign journalists to visit and interview Tibetans, but a protected area permit (PAP) is required for such purpose which is issued by the Union Home Ministry. There are four major settlements in the southern Indian state of Karnataka which house more than 40,000 Tibetans and it is not yet clear which settlement the journalist had visited.Read more
Outrage over the event has spread all over the world where animal right groups stage protest against the festival in London, Washington DC, Toronto and people rallied in front of the Chinese consulate in San Francisco. Celebrities such as Simon Cowell and Ricky Gervais has took to Twitter to expressed outrage over the festival.Read more
On Wednesday His holiness the Dalai lama was hosted by the president of the United States Barack Obama in the white house. The meeting happened behind closed door in the map room.
The White House also said that the president “reiterated the longstanding U.S. position that Tibet is a part of the People’s Republic of China, and the United States does not support Tibetan independence.” The meeting, significantly, took place in the White House Map Room, not the Oval Office where the president meets with foreign heads of state.