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The Phantoms of Chittagong

Bihar is a strange state. Some 2,500 years ago, Gautama Buddha wandered there for more than 80 years, propounding the gospel of love and Ahimsa. At that time, it was the most culturally and......

Garam chai pe garam charcha in Banaras

A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com records a heated discussion on NaMo at one of Varanasi's best-known locations. Pappu's tea stall is among the many melting pots in the holy city of Varanasi. And,......

Mr Goenka is dead, long live Vipassana!

Like thousands of Indians and non-Indians I have been touched by, and am a beneficiary, of Satya Narayan Goenka's single biggest contribution to humanity: the Vipassana brand of meditation. I......

Bodh Gaya attack: An affront to Indic civilisational spirit

Bodh Gaya emerged as a centre that encouraged a continuous dialogue of civilisation, it has enabled India to re-forge her age old linkages with countries, who derived inspiration from......

Dalai Lama to attend Jaipur literature fest

This year, the much-anticipated Jaipur Literature Festival will have a special touch of spirituality, with an underlying theme of Buddha's influence on the literary world. And who better than the......

Kelkar's syllogistic error

Vijay Kelkar should know that Nyaya, the science of reasoning, expounded by Gautama, is unforgiving. If you do not follow its strict rules, it makes you create nonsense out of sense.That at least......

Chemical hub must come up near a port: Buddhadeb

The proposed chemical hub in West Bengal, which won't come up in Nandigram because of violence there, has to be set up near a port, state Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said on Wednesday."I......

BSNL to set up cable landing station in WB

The Centre has asked BSNL to studythe feasibility of setting up country's fourth submarine cable landing station on the eastern coast of Haldia in West Bengal.In a letterto West Bengal Chief......

Now, medical transcription for the blind

Transtek, a city-based healthcare business process outsourcing organisation, on Saturday launched medical transcription training for the blind for the first time in India.The company launched the......

Wipro plans to convert Kolkata unit into SEZ

Wipro is planning to convert its facility in Kolkata into a special economic zone. The company has taken up the issue with the state government and Union ministry of commerce.Jayant Dasgupta, joint......

Coming soon: A biopic on the Buddha

The story of Gautama Buddha will soon play itself out on a big screen near you.According to a report in The New York Times, the life of the prince turned spiritual leader from the sixth century BC......

Review: Moodar Koodam is hilarious

Comedy and satire are beautifully interwoven in Moodar Koodam with excellent support from the cast, opines S Saraswathi. The enthusiastic response of audiences to films such as......

Review: Jo Dooba So Paar lacks imagination

Shaikh Ayaz writes Jo Dooba So Par: Its Love in Bihar is made with little imagination. Post YOUR reviews here!Written and directed by Praveen Kumar with little imagination, insight and spunk, this......

Who could be Gowariker's Buddha?

Now Ashutosh Gowariker has announced a worldwide hunt for a fresh face for his new Buddha movie, an epic tale of young prince Siddhartha who went on to be Gautama Buddha. And even if Ashu says he......

'Michael was very caring and loving'

Grace Rwaramba, the woman who took care of Michael Jackson's children for 12 years, wants nothing but the best for the children who may end up with Jackson's parents, Deepak Chopra, a friend of......

Mongia is OK Dinghy world champ

On a historic day for sailing in India, Nitin Mongia was crownedworld champion in a single-handed sailboat,in the OK Dinghy World Championships in Panaji, Goa, on Thursday.The Mumbai ace made sure......

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gingermasalatadka
Q. Shiva appeared from the Shivling to stop Yama, the god of death, and save which famous sage, who also got the blessing of perpetual teenage?A.Sage VasishtaB.Sage GautamaC.Sage MarkandeyaD.Sage Agastya
Gingermasalatadka:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/shiva-appeared-from-the-shivling-to-stop-yama-the-god-of-dea/28043978/answers/

gingermasalatadka
Q. : Who is Hanuman's mother?Sita, Rama's wifeTara, wife of Brihaspati, guru of godsAnjana, an apsara in the court of IndraAhilya, wife of Sage Gautama
Gingermasalatadka:  A. I think some sage has cursed him that he will worshipped in the form of linga more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/-who-is-hanumans-mothersita-ramas-wifetara-wife-of-brihaspat/28028458/answers/28043990

Maggi
Q. On which day was Vivekananda born?
Maggi:  A. anjana the apsara more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/on-which-day-was-vivekananda-born/27861860/answers/28028463

magi
Q. Mention the yearof death of gauthama Buddha
Magi:  A. it is quite natural to be curious about the future to achieve your dreams and seek guidance thru astrology. but any such effort is a futile...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/mention-the-yearof-death-of-gauthama-buddha/27118813/answers/27861912

manasi bhadouria
Q. Who is the Manu for sixth seventh eighth manvantar ?
Manasi Bhadouria:  A. The times of Gautama's birth and death are uncertain: most historians in the early 20th century dated his lifetime as circa 563BCE to 483BCE, No records or evidence is available more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/who-is-the-manu-for-sixth-seventh-eighth-manvantar-/26811339/answers/27118829

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Good husband, better man

Wives of famous men do not always get their due from historians and biographers. Lincoln, Lenin, Churchill, De Gaulle, Lee Kuan Yew - the women... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1141227/jsp/opinion/story_5306.jsp
Sunil Gautam appointed PS to MoS Minority Affairs

Press Trust of India New Delhi, 24 December: IRSofficer SunilGautamhas been appointed as Private Secretary to Minister of State for Minority... ...

http://www.thestatesman.net/news/95883-sunil-gautam-appointed-ps-to-mos-minority-affairs.html
Know why Ashoka's queen tried to kill Bodhi Tree by poisoning it

Gautama Buddha is believed to have attained Enlightenment after 49 days of meditation, sitting under a peepal tree—now known as Bodhi Tree—in... ...

http://daily.bhaskar.com/news-hf/NAT-TOP-gautam-buddha-attained-enlightenment-under-bodhi-tree-in-bodh-gaya-bihar-4848447-PHO.html
The Gita Mystery

THE BJP is treading a familiar path. This time its agenda is to declare the Bhagavad Gita the 'National Book'. This demand has been voiced by... ...

http://peoplesdemocracy.in/2014/1221_pd/gita-mystery
WIRED FOR EMPATHY

Her angels were born of tears. When artist Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad heard that a friend, who was undergoing chemotherapy, was abandoned by... ...

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