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In Conversation

(The Audio is a selected 18 minute excerpt of the Hour long interview) In Conversation Dr.Lobsang Sangay-Prime Minister-elect- Central Tibetan Administration. His Excellency Dr. Lobsang Sangay the newly elected Prime Minister of the Central Tibetan Administration. Upon him rests the responsibility to guide the Tibetan movement and to resume the dialogue with China and also to enhance the welfare of the Tibetan refugee community in exile.                                                           Q.) How do you see the Tibetan issue? Dr.Sangay.) There is one country two system inChinainHong Kong. Why notTibet? That’s the question. Because Hong Kong andMacaupeople are Han Chinese. But then the Chinese argument has been thatHong Konghas had a different business or commercial … Read entire article »


Galvanizing Efforts: Liberian Youths Unite Against Ebola

A conglomeration of accredited grassroots youth-led development organizations as well as community volunteers has galvanized efforts to combat the widespread and unprecedented Ebola virus disease in Liberia in partnership with families, schools, communities, faith-based organizations, nongovernmental institutions, businesses, and government. This joint initiative which is named and styled National Youth Action Against Ebola (NYAA-EVD) focuses on community mobilization, capacity building, policy advocacy, awareness and sensitization, WASH (water sanitation and hygiene) education, tracking the implementation of the Liberian government National Action Plan and its Operational Plan for Accelerated Response to Re-occurrence of Ebola Epidemic as it relates to highlighting transparency and accountability issues. NYAA-EVD has also designed a strategic plan to assist the government and other international partners in carrying out training, public education and contact-tracing as well as explaining in simple terms … Read entire article »


Poetry of Our Times

Spend a little squander a lot In the end what have we really got But memories and dreams That flux on water in endless streams, Remaining dormant until aroused By our consciousness, Welcomed and espoused, Reviving ancient memories of bygone times Where love, jealousy, envy and anger Dominated those times. Our lives and our possessions Have become merely reflections Of a time spent long ago In constant motion to and fro; They were the fruits of our labor sadly, In that superficial reality, Which has now evaporated into the abyss, Where its entrance is firmly shut­off to eternal bliss, Devolving back to their atomic form, And trapped inside the abyss in a psychedelic storm. Never forget we … Read entire article »

#RiceBucketChallenge by Tibetan-Flemish Circle of Friends and The Arachneed Journal on 7th September 2014

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hyderabad,India : It isnt an unknown fact any more that the Rice Bucket challenge in India has gone viral on the social media. It has drawn large number of people into its fold with groups and individuals taking up novel challenge to freely distribute rice, quintals and tons of rice to the needy people in their surroundings. Thus the 7th of September witnessed another case of the popularity of the #Ricebucketchallege in India. For the readers of The Arachneed, Karma Dhondub Dennis Barbion is not an unknown name, we have regularly published numerous press releases of his social and political activism, as an activist based in Belgium, Dennis has for long been engaged with the welfare … Read entire article »

The Festival of Arts Water and Earth

Promoting a festival as an educational strategy, it may be an unusual idea, but also a great opportunity to help transform the lives of children, youth and women and rural communities. Something is not right in a country like Colombia with an emerging economy, the fourth in Latin America, ironically, is one of the countries with the greatest social inequality in the world, over 50 years of armed violence (between legal groups, guerrillas, paramilitaries and criminal gangs) in recent years has aggravated the urban and domestic violence with all its disastrous consequences, where the most affected are children and women; official statistics say that about 45% of the population lives in poverty and extreme poverty, this … Read entire article »

“No slave set. All free”: The Novad Collective and Apocalyptic Freedom

On Oct. 3, 2011, about one hundred Occupy zombies marched across from the New York Stock Exchange, a direct action that not only satirized the emptiness in the heart of American capitalism but announced what was soon demonstrated to be widespread utter estrangement from the neoliberal agenda. Of course, the feeling was mutual. The violent expulsion of the encampments in New York and around the country reframed the conflict between the left and the neoliberal hegemony in military terms. The next four or five months saw a continued escalation of repressive force, with the massing of police at demonstrations, use of helicopters, rubber bullets, snatch and grab arrests, and the infiltration of local groups. The … Read entire article »

The concept of African Oil and Curse Resources

Africa still remains one of the continents with huge oil reserves and potentials and yet the continent continue to remain a curse in the eyes of many as such oil, gas and other natural resources do not actually benefit them. Most countries with oil reserves in Africa and whose GDP is highly dependent on oil, gas and natural resources turn to face challenges like the Dutch disease, oil and gas volatility, political instability as well as economic instability who all sum up to make oil production in such countries a curse. The Dutch Disease is considered by economist as a situation where there is an increase in the exploitation of natural resources with increase revenue in that sector and a decline in the manufacturing … Read entire article »

International awareness campaign “UMAYLAM: Middle Way Approach” launched by Tibetan leader

Most concerted effort to date’ to secure basic freedom through genuine autonomy for the Tibetan people His Holiness the Dalai Lama blesses the Middle Way Approach Campaign DHARAMSALA, INDIA, JUNE 5, 2014: THE Central Tibetan Administration’s leader, or Sikyong, today unveiled the administration’s most concerted effort to date to bring about basic freedom for Tibetan people. Four years after talks reached a stalemate in 2010 and following the self-immolation of 130 Tibetans since 2009, Dr. Lobsang Sangay said the Middle Way Approach Campaign would help people across the globe understand exactly what the Tibetan people were calling for – genuine autonomy. ~ “The Middle Way Approach information materials – including an interactive website, short documentary video, Social Media campaign, … Read entire article »

Dhasa Tibetan Women’s Basketball Tournament Summer: 2014 Concluded Successfully

  Dharamsala: Dhasa Tibetan Women’s Basketball Tournament that started on 25th May 2014, as initiated by Ms. Tenzin Tseyang, who is the head of Women’s Empowerment Desk, concluded on 2nd June 2014. Regional Tibetan Women’s Association team won the Dhasa Tibetan Women’s Basketball Tournament 2014 championship. The eight teams that took part in the tournament are Drogmo, Tibetan Career Centre, Ex-TCV, Gu Chu Sum, Tibetan Women’s Football, Regional Tibetan Women’s Association; Dhasa, Norbu Linga and Department of Home. The Grand Finale was played on 2nd June 2014 between Regional Tibetan Women’s Association and Tibetan Women’s Football team. Mr. Penpa Tsering la, the speaker of Tibetan Parliament in Exile graced this event as the chief guest. Ms. … Read entire article »

The Song of Krishna

My life has become a tangled web of misery: A convoluted and complex entity, skewing to uncertainty. In the spiritual realm I am trapped inside the abyss; Millions of light years away from eternal bliss;   Doomed to a recurrent existence, with no end in sight; And my only option is to persevere, with fright. I call on the great Lord Krishna for enlightenment; He waves his magic, immersing me in refinement,   Guiding me through this Herculean task at hand, While all the time whispering, hand in hand. He chants softly, his Pearls of Wisdom, Proclaiming the Divine Kingdom.   I am speechless, in a deep psychedelic trance, As he unravels the whole universe at a glance. Clouds of confusion slowly dissipate, And through this limpidity I accept my fate.   He chronicles the right way to act in the battleground of life, While exercising detachment from all sorts of strife. He sprinkles his scintillating wisdom, devouring me, Taking immediate effect and decontaminating me.   As I hear a robin crooning, perched on a tree, An apparition of Krishna appears, summoning me. As I look up to the clouds, grief­stricken, Krishna appears with his angelic twinkle, and I am smitten.     Krisha’s lullaby lingers in the air, Waiting for more hopefuls to snare; Only the enlightened few will discern its scent, And confess it to be truly heaven sent. I pay homage to my savior, my mentor and my celebrity; And shall endeavor to keep him in the vicinity for eternity. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Shahrokh Sharifrazy is a writer, a mathematician and a poet  – not all at the same time though. He originally hails from Iran. … Read entire article »

The Caged Bird Sang

    The caged bird sang a song of hope When long the day, to help her cope With a song of freedom from despair A cry to every caged bird where They are in fear to fly   Her melody erased the rage Of birds who stalk their narrow cage Imprisoned birds were loosed the day They turned their cheek the other way And chose to join in song   Oh how the others sang along With heartfelt joy, they sang her songs On distant hills and dawn-bright lawns The sound of freedom rang   One fair morning with the dew With lifted wing, away she flew Freely leaping with the wind In orange sun rays, did ascend To name the sky her own  ’The Arachneed Journal through this poem by poetess Kay Salady thus pays its tribute … Read entire article »

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