Thursday, Feb 09, 2023



World Buddhist body chief to lay foundation stone for Buddhist varsity in Tripura

November 28, 2022 2:40 am

The Dhamma Dipa International Buddhist University is expected to become the first Buddhist-run university in India to offer Buddhist education along with courses in other disciplines of modern education.

A student writes: Why I converted to Buddhism

October 22, 2022 10:16 am

My decision is based on my engagement with B R Ambedkar’s work and Buddhism. I began considering conversion when I realised that no matter how much I study, some people might be seen as superior to me solely due to the accident of birth

As Rajendra Pal Gautam, the AAP minister, quits, rise of Rajendra Pal Gautam, the Dalit leader

October 15, 2022 9:57 pm

At padyatra, rally held by him Friday, says he did 'nothing wrong', vows to continue 'fight'; Dalit outfits join from across country, express anger at AAP 'silence' over BJP attacks on Gautam

With exit of Rajendra Pal Gautam, it is clear that for AAP, Gujarat elections matter more than respecting Ambedkar's legacy

October 10, 2022 7:07 pm

An unsolved riddle so far is why the BJP's attack on Gautam was not countered by the AAP as an insult to Dalits

What controversy over AAP's Rajendra Gautam attending Buddhism conversion ceremony says about the political use of Ambedkar

October 11, 2022 8:49 am

Political parties which claim to revere Ambedkar support his views as per their convenience

AAP minister's remarks shake party's tightrope walk on Hindu imagery, Ambedkar idolatry

October 07, 2022 11:26 pm

At a conversion to Buddhism ceremony, Rajendra Pal Gautam repeats vows once administered by Ambedkar to not worship “Hindu gods”; BJP says shows AAP's “hate for Hindus”

BJP demands AAP minister’s resignation over ‘conversion’ event, he hits back

October 07, 2022 10:44 pm

Demand comes after video of Rajendra Pal Gautam attending an event in Delhi where around 10,000 Hindus embraced Buddhism on October 5

Need to create, awaken symbols of Dalit culture

June 12, 2022 10:08 am

Mrudul Nile writes: Communities with a history of resistance and struggle celebrate the scars of such struggle which inspires its people. These scars often become the symbols of culture.

Visiting Borobudur, world's largest Buddhist temple, to get more expensive; know more about the religious place

June 07, 2022 4:29 pm

According to UNESCO World Heritage Convention, the vertical division of the Borobudur Temple into base, body, and superstructure perfectly accords with the conception of the Universe in Buddhist cosmology

SPPU students to get hands-on training as tour guides at Buddhist sites

April 06, 2022 7:29 am

In 2021, the Department of Pali at SPPU launched a postgraduate diploma course in Buddhist heritage and tourism, mainly aimed at helping students get skilled to avail jobs in the tourism industry.


On Ambedkar's birth anniversary, Rohith Vemula's mother, brother embrace Buddhism

April 14, 2016 5:50 pm

Rohith's mother Radhika and brother Raja Vemula were given 'deeksha' at a function in Dadar in the presence of Prakash Ambedkar, the grandson of Dr B R Ambedkar.


'Tibetan Nuns Project' Dedicated to Educate and Empower Buddhist Nuns Living in Exile

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

The Tibetan Nuns Project is enabling the Tibetan Buddhist nuns to accomplish independence through training, ability building and creating a ground-breaking educational program for nuns.