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Majnu Ka Tilla: Story of Tibetans rising up the commercial ladder
Business

Majnu Ka Tilla: Story of Tibetans rising up the commercial ladder

Behind the visual distinctiveness of Majnu Ka Tilla lies the story of hundreds of bamboo shacks, tarpaulin roofs and ‘Chang’, the Tibetan barley wine

Can't resort to violence to banish Chinese out of Tibet, says Dalai Lama
India

Can't resort to violence to banish Chinese out of Tibet, says Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama reiterated his position on the issue while addressing participants of the 25th Shoton festival, a cultural event held in Dharamshala

Wang Yi’s visit to India: New Delhi should tread carefully as friendship with China can wait
World

Wang Yi’s visit to India: New Delhi should tread carefully as friendship with China can wait

The Chinese Foreign Minister’s visit should be seen in the context of the Ukraine war, which has created differences in the top party leadership. Further, the economy of the Middle Kingdom is not doing well.

China's foreign minister Wang Yi looks for a second chance for Beijing but India is cautious
World

China's foreign minister Wang Yi looks for a second chance for Beijing but India is cautious

In conclusion, it appears that China wants this meeting more than India. In fact, India has no expectations, to begin with

China’s outreach to India: Wang Yi must be told no business as usual till Ladakh standoff is over
World

China’s outreach to India: Wang Yi must be told no business as usual till Ladakh standoff is over

India must insist that the Chinese Foreign Minister visit ends the current standoff and leads to normalisation of relations. India is now on a firm footing and must not back down

Children of exile: Three generations of Tibetans find safe haven in India, but at what cost?
India

Children of exile: Three generations of Tibetans find safe haven in India, but at what cost?

After 63 years in exile, Tibetans have developed a different sense of belongingness to India, one that solidifies with every new generation

As world focuses on Ukraine, China is busy building a new strategic road that puts India in great discomfort
World

As world focuses on Ukraine, China is busy building a new strategic road that puts India in great discomfort

For India, the G216 — a new road between Tibet and Xinjiang — will bring the greatest strategic change in the area since the 1950s

Tibetan National Uprising Day history and significance: All you need to know
World

Tibetan National Uprising Day history and significance: All you need to know

On 10 March 1959, thousands of protestors took to the streets of Lhasa and surrounded the Potala Palace. The protests were triggered by rumours of a plot to kidnap the Dalai Lama

China and the Ukrainian crisis: Dragon faces more challenges than opportunities
World

China and the Ukrainian crisis: Dragon faces more challenges than opportunities

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has not only provided a strategic opportunity for China, but also brought to the fore several challenges

Beware if China calls for truce! When the ‘pacification of Tibet’ meant its complete annihilation
World

Beware if China calls for truce! When the ‘pacification of Tibet’ meant its complete annihilation

Just as ‘truce’ doesn’t have the same meaning for the outside world as for Mao’s children, ‘pacification’ for the Great Helmsman in the 1950s was not what we usually understand

Communist China’s ‘Final Solution’: No country for minorities in the Middle Kingdom
India

Communist China’s ‘Final Solution’: No country for minorities in the Middle Kingdom

Beijing’s policy is ‘fusing’ the minorities within the larger Chinese identity through state-incentivised intermarriage and massive settlement of unemployed migrant Chinese workers on minority lands

Right Word | Congress leadership on India’s China policy: When a pot calls the kettle black
Politics

Right Word | Congress leadership on India’s China policy: When a pot calls the kettle black

Before Rahul Gandhi and his party raise this issue next time, it would be appropriate if they come out with an explanation on their own party’s China policy that laid the foundation of a disaster in 1962

Special Frontier Force: India's Tibetan fighters who could be the elephant in the Himalayan room
World

Special Frontier Force: India's Tibetan fighters who could be the elephant in the Himalayan room

The Special Frontier Force briefly rattled the PLA in 2020 and opened up India’s political options of checking a dragooning dragon. Is there a strategic plan that includes the Tibetan issue — an elephant in the room that China ghosted all these years?

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Tibetan activists protest against 'Games of shame' at IOC headquarters
Sports

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Tibetan activists protest against 'Games of shame' at IOC headquarters

Tibetan demonstrators marched the three kilometres from the IOC building in Lausanne to the Swiss city's Olympic Museum. There were also demonstrations in other world cities, including Los Angeles and San Francisco.

From Tiananmen to Hong Kong, China's crackdowns defy critics
World

From Tiananmen to Hong Kong, China's crackdowns defy critics

Under Xi Jinping, who came to power in 2012, the party has clamped down on dissident voices and anyone who challenges its version of events

Tibetans may meet the fate of Uyghurs soon, says President of Tibet’s Government in Exile Sikyong Penpa Tsering
World

Tibetans may meet the fate of Uyghurs soon, says President of Tibet’s Government in Exile Sikyong Penpa Tsering

‘We are dying a slow death. Genocide in whatever form, whatever speed, we are dying slowly,’ mourns Penpa Tsering

Himachal Pradesh: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat meets Dalai Lama in Dharamshala
India

Himachal Pradesh: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat meets Dalai Lama in Dharamshala

During his five-day visit to Kangra and Dharamshala, Bhagwat on Sunday attended a seminar in Kangra where about 60 intellectuals were invited

Beijing Winter Olympics: Peng Shuai to Xinjiang, issues overshadowing the Games
Sports

Beijing Winter Olympics: Peng Shuai to Xinjiang, issues overshadowing the Games

There are multiple issues plaguing China's hosting of the Winter Olympics with United States' announcement of diplomatic boycott the latest concern.

Curious case of Chinese villages near Arunachal: How statements of CDS Rawat and MEA don’t contradict each other
India

Curious case of Chinese villages near Arunachal: How statements of CDS Rawat and MEA don’t contradict each other

The MEA spoke of the IB, which corresponds more or less to the McMahon Line, while the CDS was commenting on the LAC; the two do not exactly tally in several places in Arunachal Pradesh

Door open for dialogue to discuss Dalai Lama's future but not Tibet, says China
World

Door open for dialogue to discuss Dalai Lama's future but not Tibet, says China

The Dalai Lama should stop 'secessionist activities' and take concrete measures to win the trust of the central government and Chinese people, said Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin