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yoyoyoy1) Unittled Lament.. by Arnav Anjaria

Between the Desert and the Sea lies my home.. Where the lament sets with the setting sun… Will go there soon…carrying a lament… but will it embrace the rays behind the sea? Or steer itself in the ever widening dark skies..,? where the rays reside…. And soon..Morning it shall be..and the lament shall still remain. Between the Desert and the Sea lies my home..   Arnav Anjaria is the Editor In Chief of The Arachneed. Occasionally contributes to the Arachneed Poetry.. … 




DSC021862) The effects of Nuclear Testing in East Turkestan – report of the Conference at the EP– Dennis Barbion

On Wednesday 29th February 2012, an important issue was discussed at the European Parliament in Brussels, a topic that is so unknown and that is kept silent by the Chinese authorities already for decades.  The People’s Republic of China began to develop its nuclear weapons programme in 1951 following a secret agreement with Moscow which exchanged Soviet assistance for Tibetan uranium. Although this coorperation ended in the 1960s, China made rapid progress and detonated its first nucelar bomb, codenamed ‘596’ in October 1964 in East Turkestan. From 1964-1996, 46 confirmed nuclear detonations have taken place at Lop Nor in East Turkestan, and 22 underground tests were undertaken, including thermonuclear blasts, neutron bombs and an atomic bomb. Urumqi, Turpan, Qumul and Korla are cities in East Turkestan with Uyghur populations that reside … 


IMG_10293) WISDOM, I Am- by Nathan Ozey

Am nobody. Am made of dust, soul & wisdom. In my mother’s womb I was full of wisdom. But all was lost when I was born into this world. Now.. Before this soul leaves this body, I must find it. So that I die crowned with Wisdom   ~by Nathan Ozey     The writer only want to be known as Nathan Ozey. He is a freelance writer from Sabah, Malaysia. His writings/topics varies and mainly influenced by his immediate surroundings and environment. …




4) Final Moment by Liang Fanglan 

 A thousand foot-steps 

Tired body and soul

Mouth speechless, eyes blinded, and ears deafened

Will never understand..






OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA5) Edinburgh marks the Tibetan national uprising day by Amie Robertson and Pamela Paterson

On Saturday 10th March a demonstration took place in the Scottish capital to draw attention to the plight of those living under the oppressive regime in Tibet and to mark the 53rd anniversary of the national Tibetan uprising day. On this day Members of the University of Edinburgh Tibet Society were joined by other Tibet supporters, as well as the Tibetan community in Scotland to take to the streets in what was commented upon as the biggest Tibet support march Edinburgh had ever seen. The demonstrators gathered on the Mound under the shadow of the National Gallery.        Before commencing the march, David Lloyd Hudson, UK ambassador from United Nations for a Free Tibet, spoke to the crowd. He said:- “It is the duty …



the image proves that he still remains invisible.

the image proves that he still remains invisible.


6) Corruption-Democracy’s failure

Corruption is such a stale issue, and yet it has not dealt with at all. People have been talking about how corrupt India is since times immemorial, and ever since over bridges started collapsing during the Commonwealth Games, the issue has taken centre stage. Then the whole 2G scam issue followed and we all thought for a second that led by Anna Hazare, this nation had actually decided to do something about it. Perhaps the government had pushed the nation over the limit and they were going to pay a very heavy price for it. However, I think it was during this phase, that debates, discussions, talks by esteemed people and God knows what not on the issue became so popular that it gave the common man (like me) a chance … 



africa-copy7) Poverty In Africa by Stephen Nyamuzinga

“Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity, it is an act of justice.”  – Nelson Mandela A majority of the world’s poorest countries today are in Africa. Of course some African countries like South Africa and Egypt are not quite as poor as others like Angola and Ethiopia. And though in recent years absolute poverty in Africa has shown some slight falls, African income levels have actually been dropping relative to the rest of the world. So poor Africa is getting relatively poorer on average, and 2011 sees drought in North East Africa again bringing the prospect of starvation to millions in the region affecting Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya – and in Somalia religious war has been worsening the famine situation there. The land is a major problem in Africa, with many African countries having confused land ownership so that much useful land is unused – and in some African countries where rainfall is unreliable … 


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