Opinion  /  Published 15.08.20

Borderline case: Claiming The Buddha

When a hold-all subject called geography, packed with fold mountains and sedimentary rocks, trade winds and cold currents, and the earth spinning on its tilted axis with all its climatic regions, rive...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 10.08.20

Buddha: Nepal stalks Delhi

Nepal on Sunday objected to foreign minister S. Jaishankar’s statement that the Buddha was one of the “two greatest Indians ever”, forcing India to move swiftly to smother a possible...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

World  /  Published 19.07.20

4 held for Pakistan Buddha statue raid

Four persons have been arrested in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province for vandalising a rare statue of Gautam Buddha discovered during excavation at an agriculture farm, police said on Satur...
By PTI in Peshawar

India  /  Published 04.07.20

Buddha's ideals have lasting solutions our challenges: Modi

As the world fights extraordinary challenges, their lasting solutions can come from the ideals of Lord Buddha, prime minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday. Addressing the Dhamma Chakra Day event, t...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.11.18

A garden for Buddha, to give peace a chance to grow

With yet another anniversary of the Babri Masjid vandalism approaching, Narendra Modi is presented with an opportunity to re-establish his authority as the caring and responsible prime minister of all...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray


Bihar  /  Published 01.11.18

Smugglers lay hands on Buddha’s compassion

A rare, 900-year-old idol of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva (prospective or future Buddha) of infinite compassion in Buddhism, has been stolen from Birpur in Begusarai, setting off alarm bells and r...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Bihar  /  Published 01.11.18

Rajgir Buddha launch on Nov. 25

Chief minister Nitish Kumar will inaugurate the 50-foot-high Lord Buddha statue in the middle of Ghorakatora Lake at Rajgir in Nalanda district, around 110km south of Patna, on November 25.“The chie...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Opinion  /  Published 16.08.19

Gandhara: A confluence of cultures

Heinrich Zimmer, extolling the achievements of Gandhara artists in deviating from Hellenistic ideals and transforming the Buddha image into “the personification of a pure essence”, wrote in The Ar...
By Soumitra Das

Heritage  /  Published 09.03.19

Scholars divided on translation of Buddhist text

According to modern historians, the text was originally compiled by the great Buddhist scholar Abhyakaragupta between the 11th and 12th centuries. Abhyakaragupta was associated with the Vikramasila-ma...
By Bitan Sikdar

Bihar  /  Published 24.11.18

Rajnath lectures teachers in Gaya

Union home minister Rajnath Singh turned teacher on Saturday to lecture teachers on their duties and responsibilities during the inauguration of an all-India conference here.Singh, who used to be a co...
By Farhana Kalam in Gaya


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