Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: Buddhism

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.

India, Sri Lanka hold talks on implementing $15 million grant to promote Buddhist ties

India’s Deputy High Commissioner Vinod K. Jacob said it was a first of its kind grant announcement by India & may be used for construction of Buddhist monasteries and cultural exchanges.

India fulfilling global obligations on Covid fight, won’t stop: Modi in Buddha Purnima speech

Participating in a virtual prayer session on Buddha Purnima, PM Modi said Buddha’s teachings have become more relevant today when there is a mood of distress everywhere.

A belief in mathematical justice guides Hindu responses to suffering: Maneka Gandhi

The belief that sufferings in this life is a result of bad deeds in past lives stops Hindus from doing things that can make the human society more comfortable.

These kung fu nuns think it’s time to kick gender inequality in India to the kerb

700 kung fu nuns, aged 8 to 80 years, have cycled 4,000 km from Kathmandu to Leh, removing thousands of pounds of plastic from across the Himalayas.

Why Ambedkar chose Buddhism over Hinduism, Islam, Christianity

Ambedkar converted to Buddhism in 1956. For two decades, he studied all major religions to conclude Buddha and his teachings allowed reform.

Karmapa’s Caribbean citizenship cost him Indian recognition

Sources say India never recognised Ogyen Trinley Dorji as the 17th Karmapa, the head of one of Tibetan Buddhism’s four main schools.

Over green tea, China ambassador’s wife talks DU days, Buddhism & ‘handsome’ Rajiv Gandhi

Jiang Yili, scholar of Indian philosophy, tells ThePrint that reports of China’s tight control on religion are not all that true.

India once thought this monk was a Chinese spy. Now, Modi govt will welcome him back

An ageing Dalai Lama and China’s rapid expansion into South Asia has forced Delhi to sit up and make amends with the Karmapa Lama.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.