Books  /  Published 18.06.21

Roots of the poison

Reading the book gives one the impression that Heredia is making a sincere attempt “to bring a moral conscience to the social sciences, and scholarly rigor to social activism”. The author ...
By Anshuman Behera

Opinion  /  Published 05.04.21

Descartes and Ambedkar’s roads to modernity

One decision can sometimes be followed by another. The intervening time between the two can be short or extended, invariant or transformational. How important is this time and can it affect the final ...
By A. Raghuramaraju

India  /  Published 23.10.20

Hathras pain takes Dalits to Buddhism

By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

People  /  Published 11.10.20

New German consul general checks in

German consul general Manfred Auster took office on September 28, after spending a fortnight quarantined in Taj Bengal. He met The Telegraph for a socially distanced chat on the consulate lawns. ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee

People  /  Published 03.10.20

Zen positive (and the art of staying)

Haemin Sunim, the monk who went online, lives with the singular motto of helping people around the world with answers to their grief. After multiple degrees from Berkeley, Harvard and Princeton and an...
By Shrestha Saha


World  /  Published 30.08.20

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 24.08.20

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

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


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