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Friday, May 14, 2021



Jairam Ramesh's new book to uncover story of 'The Light of Asia' poem

December 16, 2020 5:45 pm

Ramesh was recently declared winner of the 2020 Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize for "A Chequered Brilliance: The Many Lives of VK Krishna Menon".

Buddha statue vandalised: India asks Pakistan to protect cultural heritage of minorities

July 23, 2020 10:13 pm

A rare life-sized statue of Buddha was smashed into pieces with a sledgehammer by construction workers in Mardan district of the Pakistani province.

You too can become a Buddha: Author Tripti Nainwal on why kids need to be given this message

January 22, 2020 7:51 am

"Siddhartha was a human being just like us and yet he became the Buddha. And if he could do it, so can kids," said children's author Tripti Nainwal.

Australian art gallery to return 2000 year old Buddha idol to India

October 11, 2015 11:56 am

With the Canberra-based art gallery giving its consent, the ASI has requested the Ministry of Culture to send an official team to examine the antique idol dating to the first century.

China restores 800-year-old Buddha statue with 1,000 hands

June 13, 2015 4:27 pm

Visitors could now see a new appearance of the "Qianshou Guanyin", a statue with 1,000 hands in southwestern Chongqing Municipality, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

From tomorrow, get ready to meditate amidst statues of Buddha in Panchkula park

February 27, 2015 4:31 am

The first-of-its-kind garden area has been developed by HUDA’s Horticulture Department to provide the residents a place to sit and meditate.

Buddha goes international

September 12, 2014 1:00 am

Ridhwana, the creative producer of Buddha, is on a world tour to sell the rights of her show in the international market

In Good Faith

May 10, 2014 3:12 am

An exhibition in New York explores the sculptural art produced in the earliest kingdoms of Southeast Asia.

Nature,Her Muse

December 06, 2013 5:48 am

It's her growing up years in picturesque Shimla that have inspired Payal Juneja to create paintings that capture nature.

New clues found may change Buddha’s date of birth

November 27, 2013 1:37 am

Archaeological evidence favoured a date no earlier than the third century BC.


The largest Buddha statue in India is being made in Kolkata

January 27, 2021 9:25 pm

The Buddha International Welfare Mission has claimed that this reclining Buddha statue is the largest in the country.

How India and the world celebrated Buddha Purnima

May 21, 2016 6:58 pm

Wesak Day, one of the holiest days for Buddhists, offers an opportunity for all followers to come together and celebrate not only Buddha's birthday, but also his enlightenment and achievement of nirvana.