Protests by self-immolation is a new phenomenon in Tibet. But at least the Dalai Lama would know best that China does not fear the dead or the dying monks. It fears the living ones.
A highly probable scenario for the 15th Dalai Lama is that there will be two of them: one boy recognised inside China with Beijing's blessings, another somewhere in exile. It will wreck all hopes for reconciliation
The unrest in Xinjiang exposes the failure of Chinese state policy as well as west's -- and others' -- selective and cynical engagement.
The Maoists are not blame-free. They lacked caution and patience. They had the option of avoiding this debacle. But now, the big powers in the neighbourhood need to resist the temptation to meddle into the internal affairs of Nepal and let the variou
What makes China so sensitive when it comes to the Tibet question? How does one explain its almost paranoid state? The answer lies in a mix of strategic location of Tibet, regime type and, most importantly, modern Chinese nationalism.
Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.
Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.
For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.
While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry
Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.
As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.
India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.