Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
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Topic: Buddha

Adi Shankaracharya was sent in response to Buddha to bring people’s faith back to god

In ‘Icons of Grace’, Nityanand Charan Das writes about how Buddha and Shankaracharya were both part of the same divine mission.

How Hinduism incorporated Buddha and then distanced the religion

In ‘Ancient India’, Upinder Singh tells readers to abandon simplistic stereotypes and instead think of ancient India in terms of coexistence of contradictions.

Diwali isn’t what you thought it was—It’s actually Deep Daan Utsav, a Buddhist festival

For Dalits, festivals are important to rethink history. Deep Daan Utsav belongs to Ashoka—what history missed out on.

Imran Khan praises Buddha of Swat, Pakistanis remind him of his Taliban ‘friends’

According to a report, the few Buddhists in Pakistan are facing extinction ‘due to unavailability of worship places, religious teaching and government patronage’.

From Nehru to Churchill, this poem about Buddha moved many in their youth: Jairam Ramesh

In ‘The Light Of Asia: The Poem that Defined the Buddha’, Jairam Ramesh writes on the influence of Sir Edwin Arnold’s epic poem, which he first read as a teenager.

Have we suffered enough? What Covid pandemic taught us about dharma

The Buddha gave us the four noble truths. But have we, the elite, suffered enough to attain a path out of misery this pandemic?

This is why Dalit women are singing Tathagata Buddha songs in UP

The growing popularity of Tathagata Buddha songs is all about the reach of Ambedkar’s conversion ideology in Uttar Pradesh.

Wear Che Guevara, Johnny Walker and Gandhi on your T-shirts, but it says nothing about you

In ‘Consumerist Encounters’, Sreedeep Bhattacharya explores how our relationships & representations of commodities like T-shirts have evolved in urban India.

Nepal now locks horns with India over Buddha, day after Jaishankar called him ‘Indian’

After External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar refers to Lord Buddha as one of the 'greatest Indians', Nepal Foreign Ministry says matter remains beyond doubt that he was born in Lumbini.

Lord Buddha’s ideals relevant to challenges the world is facing today, says PM Modi

Addressing the Dhamma Chakra Day event Saturday, Modi said the eight-fold path of Lord Buddha shows the way towards the well-being of many societies and nations.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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