Asia

Inspired by the nonviolent activism of iconic social reformist Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian non-profit organization called 5th Pillar is addressing the country's problem of corrupt officials by handing them fake money.

Imagine living across the world from your family and friends and not being able to use Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp and other social media and messaging apps to communicate.

Perched in the mountains of upstate New York sits Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery known as KTD.

“Once His Holiness is gone, then, even if the Chinese government or representatives of Chinese government, if they want to engage in a dialog – it's going to be really hard to identify who to do it with.”

When a Tibetan couple tied the knot last year, they were not only newlyweds — they were newly famous.

The Dalai Lama's 80th birthday has been a cause for celebration but also consternation for Tibetans at home and in the diaspora. Now, as he grows older, doubt hovers in the air as to who will carry on the struggle when he's gone.

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