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"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."

Tibet Talks (Bangalore, Nov 13-15, 2008)

November 11, 2008

Friends of Tibet
November 9, 2008

Since the beginning of March this year ever since Tibet burst into a tumultuous uprising in the international media, many things went unnoticed and not aptly explained, therefore a lot of confusion has been created especially in India. Besides there are a lot of changes happening in the Tibetan struggle, but where change is expected especially in relation to China, its getting worse, the hope is found only in the inside. The Tibetan community is looking inside, and has called for an Emergency Meeting this November where hundreds leaders, activists, thinkers with meet and discuss the future of Tibet.

* Alternative Law Forum (Nov 13, 2008)

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 organised
by Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore. Entrance is Free.

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

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 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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Tibetan Youth Hostel, Bangalore (Nov 14, 2008)

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.

Date: Friday, November 14, 2008
Time: 6pm
Venue: Tibetan Youth Hostel, No: 7, SR Garden, Srinivagalu, Koramangala,
Viveknagar, Bangalore 560047.

Tibetan Youth Hostel, Bangalore (Nov 15, 2008)

Think Tibet and Friends of Tibet to jointly organise an audio-visual
presentation by Vijay Crishna: 'Tibet of Our Minds: A Journey.s End?' at
the Tibetan Youth Hostel, No: 7, SR Garden, Srinivagalu, Koramangala,
Viveknagar, Bangalore 560047 at 6pm on November 15, 2008. Entrance Free.

'Tibet Of Our Minds: A Journey's End?'. Vijay Crishna's audio-visual presentation based on his trips to Tibet shares his perspectives of Tibet's ancient and modern history and how these impact us today has been presented across the country.

Vijay Crishna runs light engineering and IT-related businesses in a separate company, Lawkim Ltd, within the Godrej Group, has practised 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:

To know more, call: 9916766931, 9886344125, 9742072824, 9886045576 or

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through direct action. Our activities are aimed at ending China's
occupation of Tibet and the suffering of the Tibetan people. Friends of
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