Tag Archives: Art

  • Kiara O'Gorman Miss Tibet versus the World

    The Miss Tibet and Miss Himalaya beauty pageants have been subject to criticism from Western media and scholars. Kiara O'Gorman explores why the competitions are not necessarily a "bad thing". ...

  • Tibetan film fest begins in McLeod Ganj from Wednesday

    Seven films on the lives of Tibetans will be showcased this week in this Himachal Pradesh town that has been home to thousands of Tibetan exiles ...

  • Nepal’s ‘first’ global film star scrapes a living

    Lundup plays Tinle, an irascible elderly chieftain of a yak-herding and farming village in a power struggle with Karma, a hot-headed upstart who would like to take his place. ...

  • Buddhist statue taken by Nazis came from space rock

    A thousand-year-old Buddhist statue taken from Tibet in 1938 by an SS team seeking the roots of Hitler's Aryan doctrine was carved from a meteorite. ...

  • China court rejects artist Ai Weiwei’s tax appeal

    A Chinese court on Thursday rejected Ai Weiwei's appeal against a hefty fine for alleged tax evasion which the acclaimed artist and government critic has called an attempt to silence his activism. ...

  • Oregon town angers China with mural on Taiwan, Tibet

    A vivid mural in an Oregon town advocating independence for Taiwan and Tibet from his downtown building draws fire from China. ...

  • How Google builds its maps — and what it means for the future of everything

    Behind every Google Map is the deep map containing the logic of places: their no-left-turns and freeway on-ramps, speed limits and traffic conditions. ...

  • Dalai Lama inspires Preity Zinta to work

    Preity Zinta is set to hit the big screen again with her maiden production venture, "Ishkq In Paris" (IIP). ...

  • Drapchi: A Tibetan opera singer’s odyssey

    Indie filmmaker Arvind Iyer's new venture "Drapchi" traces the journey of a Tibetan opera singer. ...