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Send to Kindle (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 … Read entire article »

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“BUDDHISM IS LIKE A BIG TOOL BOX WITH ALL KINDS OF INSTRUMENTS” – -What Buddhism means for me. Karma Dondub Dennis Barbion..

Send to Kindle-What Buddhism means for me. Karma Dondub Dennis Barbion from Belgium talks about Buddhism.   Being a westerner and raised as a Catholic, discovering Buddhism, embarking on the path of Buddhism. I came into contact with Buddhism for the first time in the beginning of 2005, when I was suffering from serious health problems. I was watching television and at a certain moment I saw a Buddhist teaching by the Vietnamese zen master Thich Nhat Hanch on the Buddhist Television Corporation in The Netherlands. I had never heard anything like that, I found that very interesting and intriguing, I wrote down his name and wanted to found out more about those kind of views and philosophy. Later I bought a few of his books and started to learn how to meditate.  Already … Read entire article »

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Challenges of African Young Writers

Accra, Ghana: The recent development in the media about the welfare of Ghanaian journalists pushed my thoughts to a different point of view. Many senior journalists are of the view that what many term as ‘soli’ should be scraped. While many see this as a necessary evil, others see it as a motivation to journalists and a straight bargain to getting one’s story published or aired. Granted that many journalists or freelancers are able to make ends meet by attending press conferences and, surely gets paid by the organizers at the end of the day, the big question I am tempted to ask is ‘What happens to our creative writers?’ What happens to that man or woman who sits indoors … Read entire article »

The Real of Dreams..

Send to Kindle When I perish, my spirit will abdicate the body to another realm: The realm of dreams where I am no longer at the helm, Not governed by the laws of gravity, Free from all restraints of physical reality:   Animals & humans levitate on air, guided by the wind, Rotating effortlessly, accompanied by a whirlwind, Spinning in pure ecstasy, unable to influence things, Deprived of their barings, impassive to their surroundings.   I enter another dimension, where I am authorised to converse With frogs, cows, ants, flowers, trees and birds in melodious verse. Visions lie before me which are too surreal to comprehend; Divinities spring up from all over to guide and salute me as a friend.   A human metamorphosizes into a butterfly to my disbelief, And flies … Read entire article »

Burmese civil society urges for a fair trial for migrant Burmese Workers in Thailand

In 2013 Thailand witnessed a large increase in the influx of international tourists. As per statistics, the number of tourists visiting Thailand were approximately 20 million last year and this figure is expected to rise even further. Amid large tourist influx Thai administration is faced with the critical responsibility of maintaining a vigilant tourist infrastructure for the safety and security of the tourists and thus a lage credit for the rejuvenated tourism boom in Thailand is owed to the infrastructure which stands in place. Recently Thai tourism industry suffered a major setback as a result of the murder of two British nationals in Thailand. This case has attracted widespread media attention following the arrest of … Read entire article »

Water cannons used against Protestors in Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka

Sabaragamuwa.Sri Lanka: Water cannons were used against a student protest against the opening of a sub-standard hostel by the Higher Education Minister in the University of Sabaragamuwa. Higher Education Minister has arrived in the University today (5) to open a new hostel. However, the students have protested his arrival claiming the Minister will not be allowed to enter into the university since real solutions are not given to students’ problems. The Minister has responded to the students’ objection by unleashing water cannons on them and assaulting students in order to enter into the university. Students have not participated in the function to open the hostel and the Minister has chastised the authorities and ordered them not repair the hostel’s faults. S.B.Dissanayake, the Higher Education … Read entire article »

Search For Justice on the Streets

Kathmandu,Nepal: On the occasion “World Peace Day” and the closing of 2nd phase of Anti-Rape campaign in Nepal Abiral – The Arts Group has conducted a series of four street plays  called “Nyaya Khai??” (Where is Justice?) at Basantapur, Tripureshwor and Vatrakali of Kathmadu, the capital city of Nepal and Patan lalitpur on 21st September. The street play was performed at the end of a huge mass rally against rape. ‘Nyaya khai??’ Is the story of a woman called ‘Sanumaya’ from the rural village of Nepal whose husband works abroad to earn his livelihod. Thus the scenario of the play is set in the armed conflict in Nepal between the Maoist & Nepal Army. In the story, Sanumaya gets raped both by tyrants … 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 … Read entire article »

Poetry of Our Times

Send to Kindle 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 … Read entire article »

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

Send to Kindle ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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 … 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 »

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