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Buddhism
Opinion  /  Published 11.07.22

Robust bridge

Gaudapada, the paramguru or grand preceptor of the Shankaracharya and the first one in the guru-shishya succession, proposed a radical concept that significantly influenced the path of Indian philosop...
By A. Raghuramaraju

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

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

India  /  Published 16.05.22

PM lays foundation stone for Buddhist centre in Lumbini

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba on Monday laid the foundation stone for the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage in the Lumb...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Lumbini (Nepal)

News  /  Published 23.04.22

Interfaith iftar at Bishop’s house to promote unity

An interfaith iftar to know, respect and stand in support of each other was held at the Bishop’s House on Friday evening with representatives of various religions. Interfaith programmes promote...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

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Opinion  /  Published 09.04.22

Paranoia’s prisoners: What Hindutva offers to Hindus

Writing in the 1980s about the ethnic conflict in his home country, the Sri Lankan anthropologist, S.J. Tambiah, described the Sinhalese as a “majority with a minority complex”. The Sinhal...
By Ramachandra Guha

India  /  Published 31.01.22

PG course in 'Hindu Studies'

Two central universities have launched a first-of-its-kind master’s programme in “Hindu Studies” that projects the caste system as inclusive, seeks to counter “negative” ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

News  /  Published 03.11.21

Diwali is popular in several religions

At this time of the year, in our homes, lamps of various colour, size and beauty are lit to dispel darkness. Also the skies are lit up with fireworks as Deepawali is celebrated around the world among ...
By Rev Fr Dominic Savio in Kolkata

India  /  Published 18.10.21

Buddha circuit skips Kalinga belt

Odisha, which is rich in Buddhist culture and history, has been excluded from the Centre’s “Buddhist circuit” to boost tourism, prompting a minister in the Narendra Modi government t...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

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


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