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Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba Inaugurates Chinese-Built Airport In Lumbini

Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba Inaugurates Chinese-Built Airport In Lumbini

Nepali PM Deuba inaugurated the airport on the day PM Modi visited Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha.

16 May 2022
PM Narendra Modi’s Visit To Nepal’s Lumbini Showcases Indian Buddhist Diplomacy

PM Narendra Modi’s Visit To Nepal’s Lumbini Showcases Indian Buddhist Diplomacy

India is increasingly using its rich cultural and historical heritage for diplomatic outreach.

16 May 2022

Caste On A Platter: Food For Dalits

What constitutes Dalit food? There are many choices but no palatable answers.

Why Ambedkar Converted to Buddhism

Why Ambedkar Converted to Buddhism

Ambedkar publicly converted to Buddhism in 1956 over 20 years after he declared his intent to convert. In the meantime, he studied other prominent religions...

15 April 2022

Monpas, The Sturdy Highlanders Of The Eastern Himalayas

An excerpt from the book Monpas: Buddhists of the High Himalayas. Monyul is their land. They live in a challenging environment in which their small, close-knit...

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18 March 2022
Dalai Lama Makes First Public Appearance After Over 2 Yrs

Dalai Lama Makes First Public Appearance After Over 2 Yrs

While addressing a gathering, he also gave a short teaching from the Jataka Tales. This was followed by a ceremony for generating the bodhicitta (semkye) at...


15 March 2022
Phobia Not Limited To Just Just Some Religions: India Reacts To UN  Adopting 'Int'l Day To Combat Islamophobia'

Phobia Not Limited To Just Just Some Religions: India Reacts To UN Adopting 'Int'l Day To Combat Islamophobia'

India said at UN that it is time that we acknowledged the prevalence of religiophobia, rather than single out just one.


09 March 2022
Chronicles of Buddhism: Highlights of Gujarat's Buddhist Circuit

Chronicles of Buddhism: Highlights of Gujarat's Buddhist Circuit

Despite its significance to Jains and Hindus, continuing archaeological discoveries have revealed the sheer extent of the spread of Buddhism in Gujarat


19 January 2022
Urdu No More Official Language Of Ladakh | Will It Divide Muslims, Buddhists?

Urdu No More Official Language Of Ladakh | Will It Divide Muslims, Buddhists?

After the Ladakh government dropped official status of Urdu language and removed its mandate for government jobs, people see it as a decision to create rift...


13 December 2021
Dalai Lama Row: China Sentences Writer Go Sherab Gyatso To 10-year Prison, Here’s Why

Dalai Lama Row: China Sentences Writer Go Sherab Gyatso To 10-year Prison, Here’s Why

A Chinese court in Tibet sentenced writer and educator Go Sherab Gyatso to a 10-year prison following his loyalty to Dalai Lama. A brief look at China's...


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20 October 2021
PM Modi Inaugurates Kushinagar International Airport, Says 'New Energy' In Aviation Sector

PM Modi Inaugurates Kushinagar International Airport, Says 'New Energy' In Aviation Sector

Kushinagar is the final resting place of Gautama Buddha where he attained Mahaparinirvana after his death and is among the most important pilgrim spots for...


20 October 2021
PM Modi To Inaugurate Kushinagar International Airport Today

PM Modi To Inaugurate Kushinagar International Airport Today

The event will be attended by the President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa and a 125-member delegation which will include 110 Buddhist monks.


08 October 2021
Chronicler With A  Movie Camera

Chronicler With A Movie Camera

Romila Thapar’s account of a 1957 journey to ancient Buddhist sites in China, across swathes of Silk Route territory and modern cities, comprises both...


29 August 2021
Between Shells And Dams: J&K’s Gurez Valley, Where Land Is Needed And People Are Not

Between Shells And Dams: J&K’s Gurez Valley, Where Land Is Needed And People Are Not

The Kishenganga Project left the historically rich ‘Dard-Shin’ tribe of Gurez valley devoid of their land, identity, culture and livelihood. Now, they are...


06 August 2021
Foreign Hand: The Lama of Minneapolis

Foreign Hand: The Lama of Minneapolis

Football, Pokemon, rap music, graphic novels…and Buddhism? Meet Jalue Dorje, as American teen as you can get, but also Tibetan, and an anointed reincarnation.


24 July 2021
PM Modi Finds Buddha's Ideas More Relevant Amid COVID-19 Crisis

PM Modi Finds Buddha's Ideas More Relevant Amid COVID-19 Crisis

'The entire world is moving in solidarity following the teachings of the Buddha. In this, the 'care with prayer' initiative of the International Buddhist...


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28 May 2021
'Calling The Other Impure, Subhuman Is Psychological Ethnocide'

'Calling The Other Impure, Subhuman Is Psychological Ethnocide'

Caste is often seen in impersonal terms, as a social fact. What about the individual—the constant, corrosive trauma? That’s the domain of Dr Sushrut...


08 March 2021
Involve NGOs, Rinpoche, Lama To Prepare Database On Buddhist Scholars: Ladakh MP

Involve NGOs, Rinpoche, Lama To Prepare Database On Buddhist Scholars: Ladakh MP

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked universities to contribute to this database by providing relevant information on Buddhism-related programmes...


11 January 2020
'Interplay Between Science And Dharma': Buddhist Nuns Encounter Solar Eclipse In New Way

'Interplay Between Science And Dharma': Buddhist Nuns Encounter Solar Eclipse In New Way

Remembering the solar eclipse as its lunar twin sweeps over India, a Buddhist nunnery is teaching itself to think of science while looking at a cosmic event.


28 December 2019
A Nimbus Received

A Nimbus Received

Our Sufis, saints and gurus are Indian culture’s biggest achievement—not gods, whom people across the world created


25 November 2019
24 Hours In Life Of Namgay Rincha: Meditation And Hymns, In Buddha He Trusts

24 Hours In Life Of Namgay Rincha: Meditation And Hymns, In Buddha He Trusts

Namgay Rincha is a 47-year-old monk from Bhutan. He is following Buddha's path and spends three months in Bodh Gaya every year


16 September 2019
In Snow-Clad Ladakh, Khenrab Phuntsog Works To Save The Elusive Snow Leopard

In Snow-Clad Ladakh, Khenrab Phuntsog Works To Save The Elusive Snow Leopard

In Hemis National Park, Khenrab Phuntsog, one of the only three wildlife guards in Hemis, has the expertise to track down the snow leopard in the most adverse...


30 August 2019
One Nation, One Legislation: After Article 370, Uniform Civil Code BJP’s Next? How It Will Impact You

One Nation, One Legislation: After Article 370, Uniform Civil Code BJP’s Next? How It Will Impact You

The right to live according to one’s own religious laws has been the post-Partition Indian system’s cornerstone, especially for minorities. The BJP is out...


27 April 2019
World's Largest Buddha Statue In China Measuring 71- Meter, Reopens To Tourists After Six Months

World's Largest Buddha Statue In China Measuring 71- Meter, Reopens To Tourists After Six Months

The statue, which sits outside the city of Leshan in China, had developed cracks and some damage on its chest and abdomen.


03 November 2018
No Heaven For Women? | By Devdutt Pattanaik

No Heaven For Women? | By Devdutt Pattanaik

Patriarchy manifests most strongly in spiritual discourse­, and there’s no religion free from it


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