November 7, 2008

Tibet Events in Bangalore

Friends of Tibet has forwarded news of 3 days of activities to access the next steps for Free Tibet.
Tenzin Tsundue will give a talk on the current scenario of the Tibetan movement after the Olympics in China, and the recent announcement of the Dalai Lama about this withdrawal from public life at a programme organized by Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore.
Entrance is Free.

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 6pm
Alternative Law Forum
No. 122/4 Infantry Road
Bangalore 560001


Friday, November 14, 2008, 6pm

Tibetan Youth Hostel, No: 7

SR Garden, Srinivagalu, Koramangala,

Viveknagar, Bangalore 560047.

Tenzin Tsundue will address a gathering of Tibetan students and speak on the current scenario of the Tibetan freedom movement at a programme organised by Think Tibet, Bangalore. Entrance is Free.

Tenzin Tsundue is an activist, poet and writer working on Tibetan freedom for many years. Tenzin Tsundue joined Friends of Tibet (India) in 1999. Since then he's been working with the organization as its General Secretary. In January 2002 his profile peaked when he scaled scaffolding to the 14th floor of the Oberoi Towers, in Mumbai, to unfurl a Tibetan national flag and a banner down the hotel's facade which read 'Free Tibet'. China's Premier Zhu Rongji was inside the hotel addressing a conference of Indian business tycoons. The world's media featured this feat and Indian police officials congratulated him [my bold, and are you listening, Code Pink?] in prison for standing up for his rights. In April 2005 he repeated a similar stunning one-man protest that captured the world's imagination while Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao was visiting India's tech capital, Bangalore. Tenzin won the first-ever 'Outlook-Picador Award for Non-Fiction' in 2001.
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Here's another Bangalor event the next day:

Tibet of Our Minds: A Journey's End?

Nov 15, 2008, 6pm

Tibetan Youth Hostel, No: 7,

SR Garden, Srinivagalu, Koramangala, Viveknagar, Bangalore 560047

Entrance Free.

Tibet Of Our Minds: A Journey's End?' is an audio-visual presentation by Vijay Crishna, industrialist and theatre personality - based on his exploratory trips to Chinese-occupied Tibet. He shares his perspectives of Tibet's ancient and modern history and how these impact us today. Over the past year, Vijay Crishna has delivered more than 21 lectures and presentations on Tibet. On March 27, in the aftermath of violent protests in Lhasa, he delivered a lecture at Dharamsala, the seat of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile.

Vijay Crishna runs light engineering and IT-related businesses in a separate company, Lawkim Ltd, within the Godrej Group, has practiced theatre for many years and is a very keen trekker - a person of several facets who has also made several trips to Chinese-occupied Tibet exploring a fascination for the trade that sustained the entire area for centuries. In 1991 he established The Naoroji Godrej Centre for Plant Research at his factory site in Satara district to research and propagate rare and endangered species of medicinal plants endemic to the Western Ghats. To know more, visit:

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