Dharamshala: - "Biggest ever show in McLeod Ganj!" where the main exiled Tibetan Community based, proclaims the poster for Cassini's Division, an off-beat hybrid rock band from Calcutta named after the largest gap in the rings of Saturn. As one of India's leading rock bands, they are set to play the first ever major Rock and Roll concert in the history of Himachal Pradesh.

Reykjavik: Documentary film "When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun" is being shown at the 6th Reykjavik International Film Festival in spite of the festival director, Hrönn Marinósdóttir, being summoned to the Chinese embassy and being warned of potential economic and political repercussions in the Chinese-Icelandic relationship if she did not withdraw the film from the festival.

Dharamshala: With the combined stresses of paying for materials, finding a workspace, and balancing one’s personal interests with audience appeal, being an artist is never a profession for the faint of heart.  But to survive as an artist, while simultaneously holding a status as a Tibetan refugee in India?  Doing so would surely be incredibly difficult, if not impossible.  Nevertheless, in McLeod Ganj of Upper Dharamshala, a small community of artists is doing just this, with the help of Tashi Gyatso’s Peak Art Gallery.

Dharamshala: Peak art, a new art gallery in Dharamshala, was opened today. Featuring a selection of 14 drawings by modern Tibetan artists, the current exhibition focuses on Tibetan culture, Buddhism and the current political situation in Tibet. "Dharamshala has it's first contemporary art gallery," said Ms Sarah, director and founder of Peak Art.

New York City: Filmmaker Ngawang Choephel has suffered more for his art than most, having spent over 6 years in Chinese prisons under charges of espionage. Today, Friday 24th, he will attend the theatrical premiere of the documentary film that he shot over several years starting as far back as 1995.

Dharamshala: Like many I came to McLeod Ganj to help the Tibetan's-in-exile, I arrived expecting to work in the construction industry, as that is my occupation back home. Instead I was lucky enough to be asked to volunteer at The Tibet Post to write articles. I was also lucky, in that I formed a friendship with a young Tibetan man. I asked if I could write his story, but he has taken the initiative and has written it himself, and I much prefer it like this. It is real. It is titled "My Story".


Dharamshala: CHOICE HIV/AIDS Initiative, since its inception in April 2007, had conducted over 11O workshops in various Tibetan settlements and dwellings including Tibetan refugee camps, schools, colleges, Institutions, Non-Governmental Organizations(NGOs), monasteries, nunneries, , sweater sellers, hospital, CTA staff, SFF army personals, and the PLHA (People living with HIV/AIDS).

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