BEIJING (AFP) - A Tibetan nun who last week set fire to herself in protest at Chinese rule has died, a US-based broadcaster and rights group said.The woman set herself ablaze on June 11 near Nyitso monastery, the scene of similar protests, in Daofu country of southwest China's Sichuan province, Washington-based Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported on its website.Wangchen Dolma, aged 31, died on ...
Photo taken on June 19, 2013 shows alpine azalea flowers near the Segrila Mountain in Nyingchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. Alpine azalea flowers grown at an altitude between 2,500 meters and 4,000 meters have been in full bloom recently. (Xinhua/Wen ...
Beijing, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Monks of the ancient Buddhist temple Lingyin, a sanctuary in the province of Zhejiang, a place where those who seek spiritual peace go on a pilgrimage, made up the only formal badminton team in the religious circles in China. According to reports published today in Beijing, its members have been awarded in different competitions and reached the third position the ...
Print 19 June 2013 – Documentation on Holocaust victims, a collection of Buddhist scriptures written on stones from Myanmar, two rare manuscripts from Nepal and diaries belonging to Ernesto Che Guevara, are among 54 ...
In a photograph from a partially Tibetan-inhabited area in China, police respond to a protest in Serta town, Sichuan Province, on Jan. 24, 2012. The Chinese Communist Party has embarked on a new campaign of political mobilization, indoctrination, and surveillance, according to Party documents and Human Rights Watch. (Students for a Free ...
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Two Buddhist monks who allegedly organised acts of child sexual abuse have been arrested by Thai police, the latest controversy to hit a clergy struggling with challenges to its clean-living ...
All Internet, landline and mobile phone users in the Tibet Autonomous Region have provided service operators with their real names, as required by a 2011 local regulation, the regional communications administration said Monday.By the end of 2012, 2.76 million landline and mobile phone users and 1.47 million Web users in Tibet had registered for services under their real identities, said the ...
June 19, 2013 11:31 am Buddhist monks in Thailand are in hot water after a YouTube video surfaced sometime last week, revealing the monks wearing designer bags while flying on a private ...
/enpproperty--> Over the past five years, 1,598 new grassroots trade union organizations have been formed and 86,000 members admitted to unions in the Tibet autonomous region. The figures show increases of 36 percent and 57 percent, respectively, according to a work report on Wednesday by the Tibet Federation of Trade Union. By 2012, there were 5,577 trade unions in Tibet with a total of ...
/enpproperty--> LHASA - All Internet, fixed line and mobile phone users in Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region have provided service operators with their real names, as required by a 2011 local regulation, local authorities said Monday. By the end of 2012, 2.76 million fixed line and mobile phone users and 1.47 million web users in Tibet had registered for services under their ...
The Chinese government, under the rationale of a campaign to improve rural living standards, has sent more than 20,000 officials and communist party cadres to Tibetan villages to undertake intrusive surveillance of people, carry out widespread political re-education, and establish partisan security units, said Human Rights Watch June 18, 2013. These tactics discriminate against those perceived ...
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (C, Front) receives a traditional white scarf known as "hada" during a visit to the village of Bagyi in Nyingchi Prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, July 21, 2011. Xi Jinping is in Tibet to attend celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the region's peaceful liberation. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)Vice President Xi Jinping ...
Vice Premier Hui Liangyu on Thursday stressed the importance of ethnic unity and balanced prosperity in his visit to southern Tibet's Shannan Prefecture.Hui told officials of the prefecture that they should always stick to the policy of uniting all ethnic groups and bringing the prosperity to all ethnic groups fairly.Hui said officials should always bear in mind that the Han Chinese and ...
Chinese President Hu Jintao (L, front), who is also General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, visits deputies to the Fifth Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) from southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region and joins their panel discussion in Beijing, capital of China, March 9, 2012. ...
Reuters © A Tibetan monk uses a mobile phone near the Dzamthang Jonang monastery, where Kalkyi set herself on fire in protest against Chinese rule, in Barma township May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Kim ...
Tibet -related self-immolation, local website qhnews.com reported Tuesday. The dead man Tenzin Sherab, 33, an ethnic Tibetan, worked as a herdsman in Qumarleb county, Yushu Tibetan autonomous prefecture. Sherab had ...
A PLAN to build the tallest Buddhist temple in Australia has been lodged with Salisbury Council. The Khmer Buddhist Association of SA wants to build the 22m-high temple at its existing site at 376 Salisbury Highway, Parafield Gardens. Association president Oan Ahn said it would cost about $3 million and eclipse a 17m-high temple in Queensland. The development would also include 15m-high ...
Buddhist monks were criticized over this video. Thailand's national Buddhism body said Monday it is monitoring monks nationwide for any inappropriate behavior following complaints ignited by a video showing Buddhist monks flying on a private jet. The YouTube video emerging recently showed one of the monks was wearing stylish aviator sunglasses, carrying a luxury brand travel bag and ...
eu tical technology to explore the mechanism behind Tibetan medicines' efficacy, especially in treating cancers. Harvard professor David Christiani said a number of traditional Tibetan herbal medicines can alleviate cancer symptoms and even prolong some patients' survival time. "Clinically, we know these herbs help, but it is not quite clear why and how they work ...
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Huge stages, bright lights and high-voltage sound along with a discerning audience - all this is a dream for any musician, especially for the growing Indie music artists. But the journey to the top is not so easy and one needs to think long and deep before embarking on a career in the medium, top musicians say.
It's a long grind to live performances, concerts and music festivals. So it's better to plan ahead. Sustenance is the key. It's best to plan an alternative career that gives one the freedom to dream big - and at the same time helps ends meet, they say.
India's Parikrama classic rock and fusion band started its journey almost two decades ago when India's independent music scene was still nascent. Making it a career was not even on the agenda; so forget about planning for the future.
"When we started the band, earning money from it was never on our mind. It was a passion for us and all these years we have been passionately playing our music," Subir Malik, Parikrama's keyboard player and the man behind the band, told IANS.
"But it is important to think long-term. When you are young and single it is good to dream about creating music, but one must also not be blind to reality. ...
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