Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: Buddhism

Modi walked into dragon’s den in Lumbini. Why India wants to reclaim Nepal influence from China

Modi is the first Indian PM to go to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. He also knows how close China has come through the Terai to India’s borders.

Narendra Modi lays foundation stone for Buddhist centre in Nepal’s Lumbini

The India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage at Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha will be NetZero compliant.

Buddhist Asia had a globalised script 1,000 yrs before the West. It spread from north India

Siddham is, in some ways, the McAloo Tikki of the medieval world.

400-acre campus painted with nostalgia, an Asian melting pot — how Nalanda 2.0 is taking shape

With a 200-strong international student community, 'unique courses', and a campus cradled by Rajgir hills, Nalanda hopes to achieve the stature of its centuries-old predecessor.

Medieval NRIs: How Indian monks rewrote Buddhism in China

When we think of India’s influence on the world, it's important to recognise individuals who weren't kings — Buddhist monks can shed stereotypes.

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.

Upset Ladakh leaders write to PM Modi, say Cabinet reshuffle left UT & its Buddhists out

Letters of protest have flooded the PMO from regional leaders, including BJP members. They claim Ladakh has always supported the Modi govt, but is now being let down.

US shifting its Tibet stance. When will India end its silence?

China will weaponise succession and let Tibetans destroy Buddhism. India must recognise its constitutional duty.

How Durga images and sculptures showed up in Ghazni, Afghanistan

In ‘Buddha in Gandhara’, Sunita Dwivedi writes about how Durga sculptures and paintings were found in Buddhist monasteries.

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.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.