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Eminently funny historians

All those of us who care about books should welcome the appointment, as head of the Indian Council of Historical Research, of Yellapragada Sudarshan Rao. This is not because Rao has so far......

'Why is asking a candidate about their position on gay rights unheard of?'

The carpet under Indian society is filled with members of the LGBTQ community, stuffed away like if you leave us swept under long enough, we’ll go away. But here’s the thing. You can......

US, India should try to keep Lanka away from China's sway

Since the US and India broadly share similar interests in Sri Lanka, they should coordinate closely to ensure that the country preserves its democratic institutions, says Lisa Curtis On Saturday,......

Kishtwar is the face of anti-national 'secularism'

Ultimately, like it happened in Pakistan, jihad ends up eating its own children. The secularism which we follow is self defeating, feels BJP MP Tarun Vijay. Parliament could not function due to......

Anti-Lanka protests rage in TN, Buddhist priest roughed up

As anti-Sri Lankan protests raged in several parts of Tamil Nadu, a Buddhist priest from the island, currently pursuing archaeological studies in Delhi University, was roughed up by some activists......

Illicit financial flows: Top 10 nations

India is one of the world's largest exporters of illicit capital with an estimated outflow of a whopping $104 billion between 2000 and 2008, according to a US-based think tank Global Financial......

India to be developed nation: Blackberry CEO

James Laurence Balsillie, founder and co-chief executive officer of Research in Motion, feels that in the next 20 years, India will reach the developed nation status with $20,000 per capita income......

India's top second-home spots

India's second-home market might not be steaming, but it's still pretty hot.According to a study conducted by Kapston.com, a Bangalore-based E-business consulting firm, second-home sales in India......

Soon, Internet on Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains

Railway Minister Lalu Prasad is expected to announce a slew of initiatives for select Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains in the coming rail budget, including access to on-board free Internet and......

Asean: Wise to take the culture route

Manmohan Singh faced stiff competition in Singapore. No, not at the East Asia Summit or in meetings with the Asean. But the rival attractions of two imaginative exhibitions on India's past and an......

When Shyamalan became 'Night'

His films are loved and hated in equal measure -- but since he broke out with the 1999 blockbuster The Sixth Sense, Hollywood has been unable to ignore M Night Shyamalan's unique cinematic vision.......

B K Modi plans mega Buddha film

Nearly twelve years after Mira Nair abandoned her Buddha movie project because Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci beat her to it with his Little Buddha starring Keanu Reeves as Siddhartha, there......

No plans to cancel torch relay: IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has no plans to cut short the global torch relay despite disruptions by protesters in London and Paris, Olympic chief Jacques Rogge told the Wall Street......

Awarding Games to China was right move: Rogge

Awarding the 2008 Olympics to Beijing was the right decision, despite mounting criticism of its human rights record, International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said on Monday. "It was......

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sudhakar kuruvada
Q. Where do Buddhists Worship?
Sudhakar Kuruvada:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/where-do-buddhists-worship/25216158/answers/

spandana k
Q. Is there any proof that we will be reborn when we die?
Spandana K:  A. There isn't a set place for Buddhist worship. Temples, meditation centers and monasteries have excellent purposes for the sangha (community of...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/is-there-any-proof-that-we-will-be-reborn-when-we-die/24874281/answers/25216170

narendra sharma
Q. What kind of music produces gamma brainwaves?
Narendra Sharma:  A. Not only is there scientific evidence to support Buddhist belief in rebirth, it is the only after-life theory that has any evidence to support it....... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-kind-of-music-produces-gamma-brainwaves/24575148/answers/24874298

narendra sharma
Q. wat is guru purnima?
Narendra Sharma:  A. Guru Purnima is a festival traditionally celebrated by Hindus and Buddhists.On this day, disciples offer puja (worship) or pay respect to their...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/wat-is-guru-purnima/24575148/answers/20234770

  Web results for Buddhist Studies
Ambaran heritage site

Entire world knows that India is one of the most ancient and glorious civilizations known to mankind. Most of its antiquity is depicted either in... ...

http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/ambaran-heritage-site/
Dating the divine

The Ramayana and Mahabharata make sense only when the concepts of rebirth and karma are presupposed. But by charting their chronology, the Indian... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/stoi/deep-focus/Dating-the-divine/articleshow/39085503.cms
Silent steps for steady future

The development work at Nalanda University's main campus has taken off without much hullabaloo. Around 2.5km away from the hustle and bustle of... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1140727/jsp/bihar/story_18652923.jsp
India-SL ties crying out for strategic shift

Last week, I visited the beautiful home of local businessman Thirukumar Nadesan in a part of Colombo-7 that is so reminiscent of Kolkata's Alipore... ...

http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/usual-suspects/india-sl-ties-crying-out-for-strategic-shift.html
What is Zazen?

Zen meditation is Japanese Buddhist style of meditation . And, one of the core aspects of Zen meditation is Zazen. What's appealing about Zazen... ...

http://www.speakingtree.in/spiritual-blogs/seekers/wellness/zen-meditation-what-is-zazen

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