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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......

A cautionary tale

Suppose you want to do something constructive for your country; suppose you establish contact with a Paris boutique and get a contract to supply it with fashion garments.Land as well as labour are......

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......

Let's make a movie

Naresh Govindarajan: rediff.com has become a site that I logon to for everything. More importantly, for following the Cricket and movie news. Any talk about movies in India was usually gossip &......

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

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

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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

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Q. The first thing that one should know and clearly understand about Islam, is what the word Islam itself means. The Arabic word Islam means the submission or surrender of ones will to the only true God, known in Arabic as Allah. One who submits his will to God is termed in Arabic a Muslim. The religion of Islam is not named after a person or a people, nor was it decided by a later generation of man, as in the case of Christianity which was named after Jesus Christ, Buddhism after Gautama Buddha, Confucianism after Confucius, Marxism after Karl Marx, Judaism after the tribe of Judah and Hindui
TRUTH SEEKER:  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/the-first-thing-that-one-should-know-and-clearly-understand-/26798324/answers/27118829

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Q. If humanity is lost in the name of any religion will that religion mean anything?
Truth Seeker:  A. The first thing that one should know and clearly understand about Islam, is what the word Islam itself means. The Arabic word Islam means the...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/if-humanity-is-lost-in-the-name-of-any-religion-will-that-re/26796118/answers/26798328

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Q. Religion & Spirituality:If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another. Gautama BuddhaDoes that mean violent people dont love themselves?
Shunmugham:  A. WHAT CAN A RELIGION OFFER WHEN IT DOES NOT NAME ITSELF IN THE SCRIPTURES BUT BY MEN LATER ON The first thing that one should know and clearly...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/religion--spiritualityif-you-truly-loved-yourself-you-could-/26537211/answers/26796133

  Web results for Gautama Buddha
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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A new Union Territory embracing Varanasi and nearby holy towns

In 2014, experts not only from India, but from around the world, looked upon at one of the oldest colonized cities in the world, Varanasi as a... ...

http://www.merinews.com/article/a-new-union-territory-embracing-varanasi-and-nearby-holy-towns/15902526.shtml
Gursharan Singh to direct play on Hesse's Siddhartha

music and theatre resource person Gursharan Singh is in city to direct Siddhartha, a play which is an adaptation of Nobel Laureate Hermann Hesse's... ...

http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/chandigarh/gursharan-singh-to-direct-play-on-hesses-siddhartha.html

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