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Buddhism
World  /  Published 29.08.20

Xi calls for building ‘socialist Tibet’

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for building a “new modern socialist” Tibet, constructing an “impregnable wall” against separatism in the Himalayan region and Tibetan B...
By PTI in Beijing

World  /  Published 23.08.20

How FB was used to hound govt critic

In just four days, the reputation of a Buddhist monk who had spent decades fighting for the human rights of Cambodians was destroyed. First, grainy videos appeared on a fake Facebook page, claiming t...
By Hannah Beech and Sun Narin in Bangkok

Opinion  /  Published 18.09.19

The civilizational dimension of foreign policy

That Delhi Cantonment has a long road called Ulaanbaatar Marg seems quite intriguing. I don’t know whether, like the Murree Gate, the Kashmiri Gate and the Lahori Gate in the old city, this is an ol...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

Bihar  /  Published 26.11.18

In Mahabodhi to pray, devotees become prey

Around a dozen teenagers, most of them beggars, managed to enter the Mahabodhi Mahavihara on Monday morning by donning monk robes. The robed impersonators, besides duping gullible Buddha followers fro...
By Farhana Kalam in Gaya

Opinion  /  Published 15.11.18

Why is so little known about Walter Liebenthal?

In Germany this summer, I visited an exhibition at the University of Tübingen, devoted to the life and work of Professor Walter Liebenthal. Seventeen large panels depicted the stages of a productive ...
By Martin Kämpchen in

Opinion  /  Published 12.08.18

Close encounters of the Buddhist kind

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By A.R. Venkatachalapathy in

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 in

India  /  Published 22.04.20

Religious leaders ask communities to fight Covid-19 together

Describing religion as probably the most powerful means for mobilising human conscience to serve common good , over 20 spiritual gurus of different faiths on Wednesday jointly urged people to come tog...
By PTI in

Opinion  /  Published 22.03.19

Listen to the Brahmaputra

A river is a rite of passage, a flow of narrative few men understand. It connects past and present, upstream and downstream, links creation myths to everyday history. A river is a composite of time in...
By Shiv Visvanathan in

Opinion  /  Published 15.03.19

A world of learning

In 1998, while teaching at the University of California at Berkeley, I befriended a scholar much older and far more learned than I. This was Padmanabh Jaini, a great authority on Buddhism and Jainism,...
By Ramachandra Guha in


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