Creative Resistance Released
(www.tibet.net | August 19, 2003)
Creative Resistance and Those Who Worked Behind:
(L to R) Tenzin Tsundue, CA Kallianpur, Priyanka Rana, Gabriel Lafitte
and Lhasang Tsering during the book release at Dharamshala
August 19, 2003. Dharamshala:
The Friends of Tibet (India), yesterday held a poetry reading session
which also marked the launch of a magazine 'Creative Resistance'
printed and published for Friends of Tibet (India) by its founder
Sethu Das and his brother. Around fifty people gathered at the
Lhakpa Tsering memorial hall of the Department of Information and
International Relations to listen to poems written by Tibetan writers
in exile like Bhuchung D Sonam, Lhasang Tsering, Sonam Dhondup and
Sung Chung Kyi. However, Kyi and Dhondup were not able to make it
to the event.
As the poetry reading began with Bhuchung D Sonam, a former student
of Tibetan Children's Village, the enthusiasm of the audience was
already visible. Bhuchung read three of his poems from his book
'Dandelions of Tibet', his first stint into poetry. His upcoming
project is "Muses in Exile",
a collection of poems written by young exile poets.
Lhasang Tsering read three of his poems from the new book
'Tomorrow and other Poems'.
Through his poems he has expressed his yearning to return to a free Tibet.
The programme, 'Celebrating exile', which lasted for more than
an hour, was the third from the pipeline of Friends of Tibet's
activities in Dharamsala. Tenzin Tsundue of the Friends of Tibet,
in his introductory remark, said that the event was to give an
opportunity for the Tibetan poets and writers to interact directly
with each other and to give people an insight into Tibetan poetry
and creative writing. He also assured that his organisation will
hold such programmes in the future also.
Tsundue said that the Tibetans in exile are not suffering, poverty
stricken, ragged and painful people and that the Tibetans have come
out as proud refugees. The audience took active part in the event
by expressing their views on modern Tibetan literature.
(Report from www.tibet.net)
Thomas Jacob (Chairman, Press Academy) releases 'Creative Resistance'
on August 9, 2003 by handing over a copy to Joseph John (left),
architect and a volunteer designer with Design & People.
August 9, 2003. Cochin:
Design & People, India's first volunteer designers' orgnisation
and 'Portrait Of A Corporate Crime', an exhibition of photographs
by Padmashri Raghu Rai was inaugurated by the eminent filmmaker,
Shri Adoor Gopalakrishnan on August 9, 2003 (Saturday) at the Kerala
Lalitha Kala Academy Gallery, Cochin, Kerala. This five-day long
exhibition of 58 photographs documenting the 'Bhopal gas tragedy
and after' was brought to Kerala for the first time by Design & People
in association with the Greenpeace India.
Speakers During the Occasion at Cochin:
Adoor Gopalakrishnan (Filmmaker), Thomas Jacob, KL Mohanavarma (Novelist),
Leela Menon (Journalist), Sethu Das (President, Friends of Tibet INDIA) and
Suku Dass (Coordinator, Friends of Tibet INDIA).
During the occasion, Thomas Jacob (Chairman, Press Academy)
released 'Creative Resistance' —
a book published by Design & People in association with
Friends of Tibet INDIA,
by handing over a copy to Joseph John, architect and a volunteer designer with
Design & People.
Creative Resistance, a collection of writings on war,
politics and environment has contributions by Noam Chomsky,
Jamyang Norbu, CP Surendran, Lhasang Tsering, Masanobu Fakuoka,
Tenzin Tsundue, Claude Arpi, Rajiv Vora and Yesudasan.
August 9, 2003:
Creative Resistance Book Release at Cochin
launch was organised by the Friends of Tibet (INDIA) at the
Lhakpa Tsering Hall, DIIR, Dharamshala
on September 19, 2003.