Prime Minister Narendra Modi being handed over the Bodhi Tree sapling at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda at Shaanxi Province in Xi'an, China. The Chinese President Mr. Xi Jinping is also present to witness the handing over. (Image date: May 14, 2015).
With an average elevation of 4,900 meters (16,000 ft), Tibet is the highest region on the face of the Planet, and for this reason, is sometimes referred to as the roof of the world. The entire Tibetan plateau is of much significance to the Indian sub-continent especially because of its strategic location for the region. Several major rivers in South Asia originate from the plateau thus making it a giant water reservoir. These rivers feed over millions of people who depend on them for their survival and livelihoods. Rapid, anthropogenic, unplanned and short sighted activities in the Tibetan plateau will invariably have an immediate adverse impact on the economy and environment of all of Asia. With this as the backdrop, Delhi Greens along with Friends of Tibet (Delhi), and with suppor...
DIVERSEEDS - a European scientific project of the IDC and supported by the European Commission's 6th framework programme on "Networking on conservation and use of plant genetic resources in Europe and Asia" has just released the diverseeds documentary film! The 50 mins documentary film shows the importance of agricultural biodiversity for food and agriculture, with astonishing pictures from Europe and South East Asia/ China. In agriculture, the widespread adoption of a few improved varieties has narrowed the genetic base of important food crops and led to the disappearance of hundreds of landraces. Conserving and using plant genetic diversity is vital in meeting the world’s future development needs in Europe, Asia and elsewhere. This documentary shows why biodiversity is import
The International Tibet Support Network is coordinating Tibetans and Tibet supporters in remembering the Tiananmen Square massacre. In Delhi, this will mark the celebration of an endangered democracy. Ever since Delhi was brought to a standstill around the time of the Olympics Torch relay, Remembering the Tiananmen Square incident is more to do with how we are entrenching democracy today, within China and outside. People are also being encouraged to wear WHITE that day as a part of the campaign advocated by a Tiananmen veteran Wang Dan who is leading such a protet rally in Washington DC. This is a moment to stand for freedom, democracy and justice, not just for the Chinese, but everyone. His Holiness the Dalai Lama's people-to-people relation building is a strategy, of sorts,