Books  /  Published 15.09.22

100 years of Hermann Hesse's 'Siddhartha'

"Siddhartha" is the story of the spiritual journey of a young man, who shares his name with the Buddha. The novel by Hermann Hesse is set in 6th-century Kapilavastu (now in Nepal), the birt...
By Deutsche Welle

World  /  Published 05.08.22

Antique object at Mohenjo-daro

A unique antique object, termed "Buddha pendant", has been found very close to the archaeological site of Mohenjo-daro in Pakistan's Sindh province after the area was lashed by heavy rai...
By PTI in Karachi

India  /  Published 27.07.22

Chinese nationals in police custody

Five more Chinese nationals, allegedly living in India illegally since 2020, were taken into custody by the Gautam Buddh Nagar Police in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, officials said. The accused, who w...
By Our Bureau, PTI

Lifestyle  /  Published 14.06.22

Why worshipping impermanence brings grief?

Selvadurai’s prose is haunting and memorable in its veracity and easiness. His language, for instance, right in the beginning of our meeting with Yashodhara, when she has been married for a very...
By Julie Banerjee Mehta

News  /  Published 21.05.22

In pics: Buddha Jayanti, Mimi tests her dribbling skills, Bike-to-Work Day and more

In pictures, some events that marked the week that was for Kolkata...
By My Kolkata Web Desk


Places  /  Published 20.05.22

Kolkata’s Myanmar Buddhist Temple is a secluded oasis of peace

This was not established solely as a place of worship in the beginning, but as the Burma Buddhist Dharamsala by U San Min, who reportedly bought the building for Rs 47,000 in 1928. Now, the ground flo...
By Rangan Datta

India  /  Published 17.05.22

Modi visits Lumbini, controversy set to rest

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Lumbini in Nepal on Buddha Purnima, seeking to settle the controversy over the Buddha’s birthplace and create a footprint for India at one of Buddhism’...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.05.22

Dhauli Peace Pagoda repair begins

The Odisha government has started the repair at the dome-shaped Dhauli Giri Shanti Stupa, the famous peace pagoda associated with Buddhist culture, atop Dhauli hills on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

News  /  Published 16.05.22

Buddha Jayanti, Bowbazar demolition, Arjun vacays in Goa and more

A quick look at the day that was for Kolkata...
By My Kolkata Web Desk in Kolkata

Places  /  Published 16.05.22

On Buddha Jayanti, a tour of some of Kolkata’s Buddhist temples

Rangan Datta is a mathematics and management teacher by profession and a travel writer and photographer by passion. He has been addicted to discovering off-beat places since his undergraduate day...
By Rangan Datta


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