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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......

The myth of the Magna Carta

The Magna Carta was not quite a grand demand for equality, freedoms and rule of law but just a narrow demand for restricting the ruler’s powers to ring fence the interests of the elite. But......

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......

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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The significance of Guru Purnima

A real guru is the one who liberates us and with whom we are in deep love, faith and reverence. This July has been blessed with two full moon... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-inner-truth-the-significance-of-guru-purnima-2109657
The danger of Buddhist chauvinism

The Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, composed no sutta to religious hatred or racial animus. And yet, Buddhist chauvinism now threatens the democratic... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/Li9LjMmqI26zSUhhH192LP/The-danger-of-Buddhist-chauvinism.html
How Much Do You Know?

1. What technology invented by Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver in 1948 was first implemented through the work of Raymond Alexander and Frank... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/education/student/How-Much-Do-You-Know/2015/07/28/article2942188.ece
A backpacker's diary

| Rita joseph Even after sustaining severe losses to life and property after the earthquake, Nepal still exudes a charm, mystery and a sense... ...

http://www.dailypioneer.com/vivacity/a-backpackers-diary.html
Missionary and monarch

Asoka might be one of the greatest emperors the world has seen; yet a lot of his history is shrouded in obscurity. For instance, did he become a... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/features/missionary-and-monarch/77573.html

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