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In Conversation

[Translate] (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 »


It is time the law became practical not merely theoretical!

[Translate] “My heart doesn’t care how much money I make or whether the words “President” are in my job title. My heart only cares that I listen to my soul, follow my truth, and shine in this world as the authentic me. This means that, in all likelihood, I won’t follow a conventional path.”  My name is Miss Ramani Moodley.  I am 27 years old.  I am a citizen and currently reside in South Africa.  I am an attorney of the High Court of South Africa.  I am a keen and vibrant human rights activist, particularly focusing in the field of mentally and/or physically impaired people.    As a result of a tragic motor vehicle accident, I am currently physically impaired on my right hand yet I am left hand dominant.  Therefore, I … Read entire article »


‘International Day for Buddhist Women’: Buddhist International meets UN

[Translate] Colombo, Sri Lanka:  Heads of Buddhist International, met Mr. Subinay Nandy, UN’s resident representative in Colombo, and handed over an official request appealing to take necessary actions to declare Binara full moon poya day (Full moon day of the month of September) as the “International Day for Buddhist Women” by the UN. The meeting took place on Tuesday, the 22nd. Few representatives from women’s civil society organizations also attended the event. Buddhist International has also sent the same appeal to several diplomats based in Colombo from Buddhist countries. The appeal was also handed over to Mrs. Rajshree Behen, the Director if Indian Cultural Center, in Colombo.  BI’s endeavor is to get the appeal diplomatically supported, probably … Read entire article »

DZYADZORM Says Yes- Chapter 2!

[Translate] This is the Second Chapter of the Short Novel ‘Dyadzorm Says Yes’ by Adjoa Essel, stay tuned at The Arachneed as we bring to you this amazing novel from Africa. Every Friday a new chapter shall be published. – CHAPTER TWO ‘How about visiting me after work tomorrow?’ Jerald asked getting ready to leave. Dzyadzorm gave him a puzzled look which gave Jerald a perception of her confusion. ‘I mean I won’t come to work tomorrow because I need to see my daddy off at the airport, so please visit me after work to tell me what happened.’ He gave a detailed explanation. ‘Alright sir, see you tomorrow.’ Dzyadzorm waved. Simon drove the girls back to their … Read entire article »

Dear Bohemian Man: A Poetic Rendezvous

[Translate] The Arachneed brings to you an exclusive interview with poetess Subi Taba, a distinguished personality from India’s North Eastern region. In 2013 Subi was adjudged as the first runners up at the Miss North East beauty contest.Thus beyond the glamorous arena Subi is a serious thinker and a researcher at work pursuing her Phd in Horticulture at Assam Agricultural university.This anthology should certainly inspire aspiring poets to publish their works and contribute to make life much more beautiful. In this interview Subi talks about her convergence with Poetry, her life as a popular personality and the nuances of life as an author and as a model. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Subi, thanks much for  talking to The Arachneed, you have … Read entire article »

Interview with a peace journalist

[Translate]   It was in Lebanon – one of the world’s most sectarian countries – that I met my first “peace- journalist”. What that implies we’ll try to find out during this interview with Vanessa Bassil.   Vanessa, you’re a 26-year-old young peace-journalist. What does that mean exactly? – It started already in 2009 after my degree in journalism and my masters in political sciences when I met Jake Lynch. Who’s that? – He’s a BBC-reporter and became my mentor. Now he teaches at Sydney University but he’s a pioneer in peace- journalism and as soon as I heard him speak about it, I adhered to his ideas. Does there exist any such studies though? – Not exactly. There is however one UN-mandated university … Read entire article »

Eyes Without a Face

[Translate]   Eyes without a Face I suddenly jumped out of a mysterious lingering dream that seems to be haunting But didn’t quite leave me out screaming, A wandering eye scans the vast space in time reflecting with a weary stare quite saddening. Through this crystalline mirror I witnessed how the world came to be How it was created by the invisible hand of our loving Almighty Out of love He gave life to things that are meant to be magnificent, stunning and carefree, That’s the genesis of it all but look at how terror in this once peaceful paradise now reign People inflicting each other incessant pain, What happened to this once beautiful Earth His masterpiece? Can we ever find harmony and eternal bliss? These eyes without … Read entire article »

Report India Rice Charity 9th May 2015 Narsipatnam.

[Translate] If the idea of compassion prevailed then the world would be a better place, at least the hope of a better tomorrow gets strengthened by a compassionate action and thus such is the gist of the #IndiaRiceCharity in Narasimhapatnam (Narsipatnam). As part of the long standing commitment of Dennis Barbion (Karma Dondub) towards unison of global efforts against poverty, #IndiaRiceCharity is cherished as one among the most impactful charter of action that materializes the ethos of compassion, charity and activism in its purest form. Thus to contextualize, North Coastal Andhra Pradesh is a region facing severe problems of poverty and malnutrition. Albeit, it isn’t North Coastal Andhra alone, but across the  Indian sub continent, poverty in many … Read entire article »

The Path of Compassion Charity Activism..

[Translate] “We are the heirs of our own actions.” said the Buddha and so also is our own relevance as people, as humans as sentient beings. In a world where antagonism dominates over harmony, where people prey then rather pray, we see an exception, an exception of a kind that seeks to walk unto the path as we were all suppose to do so, not as members of a group or a religion or a community but as people, as beings in this world, which is neither yours or neither mine but is rather ours. Karma Dondub Dennis Barbion from Belgium emerges as one such exception who since past decade or so has been an exception, … Read entire article »


[Translate] Human mind is like an elf with no self only succumbing to emotions . An orphan rainbow child , unguided and not loved yet so grounded, her presentation is so detailed and perfect. This project ,of drawing bottles by the family appears to have been done by the art teacher adding glamour,variation and oomph factor. The emotional mind works wonders in the maths class as her birthday is approaching . She is looking forward to the family reunion. In case of a disappointment as in the case the child’s parents could not celebrate her birthday as the mother had to be admitted for confinement. She was so sullen and depressed that her performance slackened till her parents … Read entire article »

EATING VEGETARIAN DURING SAKA DAWA 2015. (from 19th May until 16th June 2015)

[Translate] Saka Dawa is the “month of merits” for Tibetan Buddhists. It’s one of the most sacred Buddhist holidays, when the birth, Enlightenment and death (paranirvana) of Buddha Shakyamuni is celebrated, the three most important events in his life. Tibetan Buddhists believe that during Saka Dawa, the karmic results of virtuous and non-virtuous actions are magnified. All Buddhists, lay or ordained, observe it with the practice of accumulation and purification. This is a month especially dedicated to “making merit”. The merit of any good deeds during this month are considered to be multiplied many times, by as much as one hundred million times, so it’s an excellent time to dedicate ourselves to all kinds of positive actions. One of … Read entire article »