Tibet is a small nation that was occupied by a rising power. Historically, that's a common tragedy. But the Tibetans' grace in enduring it is peculiar to themselves.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama calls Dharamsala home. It isn't the "rooftop of the world" that Tibet is. But, you could've fooled me.
Mark Fisher calls it "gravity-inspired photography," and often it involves capturing images of brave/insane people skiing down 60 degree slopes on rugged, remote mountains.
Caught between its longstanding opposition to independence movements worldwide and its expanding economic interests, Beijing finds itself remarkably choosing to court a separatist government.
A WikiLeaks cable says the Dalai Lama advocated for the the U.S. to shift its focus to climate change in Tibet. It is a message that China's top leader Hu Jintao, needs to hear.
When Irina Kom parts the exotic pink and gold silk curtain to reveal her living room-cum-bedroom-cum-dance studio, the incense refreshes the senses like a walk in a spring shower.
Message to Dalai Lama: maybe it is time to stop the unproductive, backroom parlor games with the U.S. and get out in front on the climate change issue.
Lhasa is a city of contradictions. While this is Tibet's holiest city, it is also home to massage parlors, thousands of prostitutes, and a very noticeable Chinese military presence.
A new generation of Tibetan intellectuals, writers and bloggers share their concerns about political repression and state control, representing a more complex challenge to the Chinese Communist Party.
I remember the exact night, thirty years ago, when I heard John Lennon had been murdered. I was in the hall of the kashag (the Tibetan cabinet) buildi...
In a typically sour grapes gesture, China has invented its own peace prize. The ceremony, held on December 9th, is a day ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize function honoring jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
I highly encourage readers to try their own no baggage challenge. I didn't think I could do it when I first read about Rolf Potts' no baggage trip around the world. But once I set my mind to trying it, I had no problems.
Two new documentaries show the cultural impact of Communist China's efforts to suppress the culture of Tibet. Each is fascinating in its own right. Together, they make a powerful statement about the importance of cultural identity.
s an avowed cocktail geek, one of the most exciting things about traveling in Japan is the opportunity to visit some of Tokyo's legendary cocktail lounges.
The Tibetan capital doesn't have a single representative of the international media posted there. Tibetans can only send news of student demonstrations to the outside world by using rough-and-ready ways.
I'm heading to Japan and will quickly find out how well my setup works. My big questions are less about the amount of stuff I'm bringing than what it will be like traveling from Point A to Point B with all my luggage on my person.