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Presentation on Tibet by Vijay Kranti, a noted journalist

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  • December 10, 2012
    Other
    1500 hrs

    Venue: Room No. 005, IDSA

    The presentation would describe personal experiences of the speaker during his travels to the Tibetan inhabited areas of China. Imageries captured by the speaker himself would also be displayed providing a visual exposure to us on the subject.

    Vijay Kranti

    Vijay Kranti is a senior media professional with a wide experience in Print Media, TV, Radio, Photography, Media Education, Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility.

    He has been on the staff of some leading media groups. This list includes India Today, BBC TV, Aaj Tak TV, Zee News TV, Deutsche Welle (German Radio) and Radio Voice of America.

    As a freelance journalist Vijay Kranti's writings have appeared in a wide range of English, Hindi and other publications which include Far Eastern Economic Review, Asia Week, Times of India, Indian Express, The Statesman, The Pioneer, AERA Asahi Shimbum of Japan, Border Affairs, Swagat, Discover India, Indian Perspective, Navbharat Times, Hindustan, Saptahik Hindustan, Dinman, Amar Ujala, Nai Dunia, Dainik Jagran, National Dunia and Tibbat Desh.

    His main subject of specialization is Tibet-China-India. For past four decades he has been keenly tracking and writing about political developments on Tibet and India-China relations.

    In past 40 years he has undertaken aesthetic photo documentation of Tibetan life and culture -- inside and outside Tibet. His photographic work on Tibet is considered as the largest one-man collection on this subject in the world today. Besides traveling extensively among various Tibetan refugee communities in India, Nepal and Europe, Vijay Kranti has undertaken many photo expeditions to almost every corner of Chinese controlled Tibet including TAR, Yunnan, Sichuan, Qinghai and Gansu.

    He has presented over a dozen solo photo exhibitions in India, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Spain. His photo based talk shows on various aspects of Tibet too have taken him to many places across the globe.

    Vijay Kranti has been a fellow of K.K. Birla Foundation for his work on Tibet as a journalist. He is the founding editor of monthly 'Tibbat-Desh', the only news magazine of its kind in Hindi from 1979 to 2010.

    He has eight books to his credit in English and Hindi. These include his famous coffee table book "DALAI LAMA - Nobel Peace Laureate - SPEAKS" and his Hindi language Style Book for Discovery Chanel. He played a pivotal role in the publication of auto-biography of PHOOLAN DEVI (FIXOT, Paris) as her interviewer.

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