Books  /  Published 29.10.21

A timeless message

In spite of such a glorious reception, “The Light of Asia” faced its share of qualms too. As the sixth chapter of Ramesh's book observes, orthodox thinkers like G.T. Flanders, William ...
By Argha Kr Banerjee

Culture  /  Published 24.10.21

Buddha and the breath of death

Prince Siddhartha saw a corpse for the first time when he was 29. He learnt that death is inevitable, a fate that befalls everyone. Thereafter, he went on to change the world as the Buddha. But for or...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 24.10.21

Contradictions are integral to life in India

Contradictions scar life in India. Contrasts mar any satisfaction we may derive from our achievements, our strengths, things we can take pride in. This is a sad truth. It is also an old truth. Can th...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Culture  /  Published 12.09.21

Buddha’s Footman

It was not just the statues that kept Aron on the move. At Taiwan’s port city of Kaohsiung, in the museum within the temple complex of Fo Guang Shan, he saw a series of paintings depicting the p...
By Anasuya Basu

India  /  Published 10.09.21

Claim on Buddha’s thrones in Bodhgaya

He is also preparing a report for his ASI seniors and will be presenting his findings at the 20th annual conference of the Indian Society for Buddhist Studies, to be held from October 1 to October 3 i...
By Dev Raj in Patna


Books  /  Published 15.06.21

‘The Light of Asia’ still shining

Tagore’s stance on the Mahabodhi Temple at Buddha Gaya was completely different to the one his Japanese friend and admirer Okakura Kakuzo had taken years earlier. Okakura Kakuzo was an artist wh...
By Jairam Ramesh

Calcutta  /  Published 26.05.21

Covid jabs for kids closed on Wednesday

Covid vaccination, as well as immunisation of children, will remain closed on Wednesday at all clinics run by the Calcutta Municipal Corporation because of Buddha Purnima. All clinics will, however, ...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.02.21

ASI team finds Buddha statue

Archaeologists have found a large statue of Gautam Buddha at Bahronpur village in Sitagarha, around 20 kilometres away from the district headquarters, while excavating a ninth century Buddhist Shrine ...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

Opinion  /  Published 03.02.21

Speak freely: FIRs against journos

Sir — The Editors Guild of India, as well as citizens, has rightly condemned the filing of first information reports against senior editors and journalists for reporting on the tractor parade un...

World  /  Published 22.12.20

Nepal airline in flight mix-up

Passengers bound for Nepal’s Janakpur were in for a surprise after they ended up in Pokhara, 255km away from the actual destination, after a rare flight mix-up by a leading private carrier, acco...
By PTI in Kathmandu


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