A Cause for Celebration

China extended the long arm of its security apparatus across borders in order to securitize the Dalai Lama’s birth anniversary this year, which is traditionally celebrated by Tibetans worldwide on 6 July. Abandoning the element of fear that is a hallmark of failed authoritarian projects—Tibetans defiantly celebrated the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday inside restive Tibet, […]

Dear Dalai Lama: Letters from Australians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain to host book launch at NSW Parliament in honour of the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday Australians have come together to honour HH the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet in a special anthology, Dear Dalai Lama: Letters from Australians, published in association with Brave Media and the […]

What Imran Wants

Ever since Pakistan’s landmark general elections in May 2013 which saw the first transfer of power between civilian governments, opposition leader of the Tehreek e Insaf party or ‘Movement for Justice’, Imran Khan made allegations of corruption and systematic vote rigging. Having initially sought an audit of four disputed constituencies and verification of voters’ thumbprint […]

State of Resistance

“Ever since a National uprising in 2008, Tibet has been in a state of constant resistance against Chinese occupation. The Tibetan people describe this condition – Tsen-göl.” (Tsundue, 2012) Following this year’s 56th anniversary of the Tibetan Peoples’ Uprising (observed 10 March worldwide) Tenpa Dugdak, a Tibetan refugee living in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, told me […]

Peace Dialogue: Coke Studio Pakistan

In 2008, The Coca-Cola Company recognized a timely opportunity to invest in Pakistan, through its sponsorship of Coke Studio—establishing a stand out example of corporate peace. The investment-turned-cultural institution innovated by local producer Rohail Hyatt is a live fusion of diverse musical influences with the stated mission of; ‘providing a platform that bridges barriers, celebrates […]

A Tribute to Mr. Peter Rex Grogan (1934-2012)

SYDNEY: The recent passing of Mr. Peter Grogan on 11 November 2012, is a great loss to a wide network of friends, colleagues and professionals spanning many communities, including the Australian legal community, the Tibetan community in Australia and beyond. A thanksgiving service was held for Mr. Grogan at St Swithun’s Anglican Church in Pymble […]

For Phurbu Namgyal

Tibetan arrested for sighting His Holiness’ vision in moon DHARAMSHALA: The Chinese government has forbidden Tibetans living in Tibet from keeping their most revered spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s photos in homes, monasteries, to name a few. An act of defiance from Tibetans definitely leave them in facing the inevitable consequences. But now, […]