Dharamshala: In the heart of McLeod Ganj lies a small authentic Tibetan restaurant, run by a famous rock band. The band and the restaurant carry the same name - the JJI Exile Brothers. To understand how this came to be, we need to go back in time to when Chinese troops invaded Tibet. Back then, a little girl named Nyima escaped with her parents to India where she grew up and eventually had three sons: Jamyang, Jigme and Ingsel.

Dharamshala: Many writers and bloggers from inside and outside Tibet criticise people from Amdho, eastern Tibet, saying that they celebrate Chinese New Year instead of Tibetan Losar (New Year). The Tibet Post International asked Kanyag Tsering, a monk from Kirti monastery (Dharamshala), about this topic.

Hunsur: From August 22-26, the Snowland School of Tibetan Studies at Gyudmed monastery in South India held a series of teachings and debates on Buddhist Philosophy. The programme was conducted by eleven teaching masters and attended by 114 students from seven schools, including the Tibetan Children's Village and the Central School for Tibetans.

Dharamshala: Seven Korean students arrived with Tibetan musician Kharag Penpa last week in Dharamshala. "They are here for a cultural exchange, in order to learn more about Tibetan arts", says M. Penpa, who currently lives in Seoul. Since their arrival, the students are teaching music at College for Higher Tibetan Studies (CHTS), Sarah and, at the same time, lead some research concerning Tibetan traditional arts. They also grabb the occasion to give concerts in different places of Mcleod Ganj.

Manali: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama (HH): I have nothing to say! Only I am very much happy, very much. Last few days [I have been] touring different places and met quite a number of people - very faithful, devoted.

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