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

Opinion  /  Published 01.03.19

Sri Lanka at crossroads on death penalty

Not the first but the fourth prime minister of Ceylon and occupying that office for just over three years, Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike remains modern Sri Lanka’s most iconic politician. ...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi 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

Books  /  Published 24.01.20

‘Tibetanization’ of the Himalayas

Familiar are the patterns of India-China disputes over the borders in the Himalayas, as also the perceived threats emanating from troop build-up, infrastructure development and occasional intrusions b...
By Anindya Jyoti Majumdar in

India  /  Published 24.02.19

Deluge drowned mighty Guptas: Study

A great deluge that wreaked havoc on vast swathes of what is now Bihar and Uttar Pradesh around the middle of the sixth century AD may have led to the downfall of the once mighty Gupta Empire, says a ...
By Dev Raj in Patna

World  /  Published 17.12.19

Myanmar detains 173 fleeing Rohingya

Myanmar detained 173 Rohingya Muslims on a boat off the southern coast, authorities said on Tuesday, amid signs that more members of the minority group are making perilous sea voyages to escape persec...
By Reuters in Yangon

Odisha  /  Published 24.10.18

Buddhists on walk to link key Odisha sites

Buddhist monks of Drukpa lineage started a pada yatra (foot march) from here on Wednesday to spread the message of environmental awareness. Gyalwang Drukpa, the spiritual head of the lineage, will cov...
By Anwesha Ambaly in Bhubaneshwar

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.08.19

Conclave pitch in Jharkhand govt tourism push

The state government is keen to organise tourism and Buddhist circuit conclaves to boost the tourism sector in Jharkhand.Addressing the media here on Thursday, state art, culture and tourism minister ...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi


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