India  /  Published 16.07.20

Ayodhya: Monks on fast

Two Buddhist monks went on a day’s hunger strike to demand recognition for Ayodhya as a Buddhist site and secure for the community a share in the land allotted for the Ram temple. Gyan Ratna Bu...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 10.11.18

BJP MP seeks monastery in Ayodhya

A BJP parliamentarian has demanded that a Buddhist monastery be built on the disputed site in Ayodhya rather than a Ram temple, which chief minister Yogi Adityanath and many central ministers have bee...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

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

West Bengal  /  Published 06.01.20

Tamang board under scanner

Pasang Tamang has said he was made to wait from 6am till 8pm to receive construction materials for his house sanctioned by the West Bengal Tamang Development and Cultural Board but the cargo has not y...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

World  /  Published 18.11.19

Friends with all: Gotabaya

Sri Lanka’s newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa made national security his top priority after being sworn in on Monday at an ancient temple in the north-central city of Anuradhapura where he ...
By Reuters and PTI in Colombo

Culture  /  Published 24.11.18

Sinhalese monks unleash nationalism in Sri Lanka

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By Sonia Sarkar in

West Bengal  /  Published 08.03.20

Virus fear triggers entry bar at Sikkim abbeys

Two Buddhist monasteries in Sikkim have barred visits by tourists in order to check the spread of novel coronavirus, dealing a fresh to the tourism industry that has been reeling from the restriction ...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

People  /  Published 02.03.19

A life worthy of a biography

At a time when race, religion, colour, caste, gender and nationality are so important in defining a person’s identity, the life of Freda Bedi, who broke glass ceilings and crossed boundaries at ever...
By Sajeda Momin in

North East  /  Published 17.11.18

River threatens Buddhist monastery in Assam

The Buddhist monastery at Namphake village in Naharkatia is on the brink of being washed away by the Buridihing in Assam’s Dibrugarh district. The river, which has eroded large swathes of land, is b...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh


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