UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 06:12 PM IST
Zen meditation apps, memorial services held online including match-making services keep Japan's Buddhist temples afloat amid Covid-19 lockdown
By Reena Sopam | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 12:31 PM IST
The state government has made elaborate conservation plans to preserve the monastic structure.
By Natasha Rego | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 08:36 AM IST
A selection of photographs of the 2,000-year-old art in India’s Ajanta caves has been deposited in the Arctic World Archive. Meet the Indians who made that happen.
By Navneet Vyasan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 11:35 PM IST
The Beautiful Boy author on the implications of pushing addicts into depths of seclusion, the need for better reform structures and his latest book The Buddhist on Death Row
By Percy Bharucha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 04:37 PM IST
A novel that explores the relationship between culture and identity, and looks at the idea of home
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 12:48 AM IST
The CM apprised the delegation that the president of Maha Bodhi Society and several companies of Japan and other countries as well as other institutions had offered financial assistance for the construction of various structures in Sanchi, the Buddhist tourism centre in Madhya Pradesh.
By Rehana Munir | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 12:06 AM IST
Looking for equanimity in Buddhist meditation and steamed spinach
By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2020 03:08 PM IST
Rajnath Singh underlined that India had never declared its religion would be Hindu, Sikh or Buddhist and people of all religions could live here.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 12:02 AM IST
The CAA speeds up the process for granting citizenship to members of the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian minorities who fled Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan because of persecution before December 2014.
By Karan Thapar
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 06:08 AM IST
Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of our Nation, opposed partition on the grounds all Indians, including Muslims, were one people
By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 10:59 AM IST
One chooses to compliment fitness with ‘wellness’ and ‘mindfulness’ to deal with the growing needs of people and the fast paced lifestyle.
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2019 08:23 AM IST
There is a stock, stereotypical, image of the Japanese tourist, who rushes to and through a monument or shrine in a foreign country, clicking away. Things were once different in the 19th and early 20th centuries when these came as seekers and pilgrims, rather than pleasure-seekers
By Press Trust of India | Shillong
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2019 02:07 PM IST
The curfew was imposed on Thursday night in areas under Sadar and Lumdiengjri police station limits, which comprise at least 20 neighbourhoods of North Shillong and Mawprem.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 06:53 AM IST
The petitioners who are not original parties to the suit, submitted that they belong to various Indian faiths including Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist and Jain apart from people with atheist and agnostic convictions and they are deeply aggrieved by the judgment of the court.
By Reuters | Colombo
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 04:05 PM IST
Rajapaksa is the younger brother of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, and the two nationalists gave the military a free hand to crush the Tamil separatists and end a 26-year civil war that had left more than 100,000 people dead.
By Abhinav Prakash | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2019 12:42 PM IST
Irrespective of how the centuries-long coexistence between Hindus and Muslims gave rise to a unique composite culture, the initial centuries were violent and laid the foundations of the fault lines that still haunt the subcontinent today.
By Kushalrani Gulab | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 08:27 PM IST
Freedom fighter, member of a militia, spy, and finally a Buddhist nun, Freda Bedi’s biography details her extraordinary life
By Press Trust of India | Thimphu
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 09:35 AM IST
In photographs and videos published by The Bhutanese on Twitter, Hajare is seen standing on top of a ‘chorten’. A second man Jambay, who was repairing the ‘chortens’, is seen sitting on the ‘chorten’.
By Associated Press | Bangkok
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 11:02 AM IST
For a Thai road less travelled, try one of these getaways outside Bangkok, far from the overly Instagrammed backpacker hotspots or the party scene of Phuket or Pattaya.
By Pradhuman Sodha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 07:07 PM IST
Andrew Fidel Fernando’s debut has him travelling through his native island on buses, trains and trishaws
By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindusan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 03:52 PM IST
Beijing has been aggressively – and officially—pursuing the “sinicisation” of religions in China which could be broadly defined as an effort to mould religions practised in the country in line with the CPC’s objectives and the culture of the majority Han community.
By Reuters | JAKARTA
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 10:27 PM IST
Lawmakers told Reuters that the new penal code, which would replace a Dutch colonial-era set of laws, was a long overdue expression of Indonesian independence and religiosity.
By Indo Asian News Service | Leh
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 07:17 PM IST
A carnival of Buddhist spirituality, culture and tradition, and a grand congregation of Drukpa masters, will begin from Monday at the 17th century Hemis monastery.
By HT Team | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 01:01 PM IST
This week’s good reads include a counter narrative from Kerala, a novel about today’s India, and a cancer diary.
By Reuters | Reuters, Bangkok
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 01:53 PM IST
The complaint over four paintings, displayed last week at a shopping mall in northeastern Thailand, highlights the emboldenment of ultra-conservative Buddhist groups that seek to go farther than establishment religious authorities in combating perceived threats to their faith.
By Press Trust of India | Jammu
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2019 08:47 PM IST
Ladakh Buddhist Association Zanskar (LBAZ) president Psewang Chostar said the people of Zanskar, which is 240 kms from the district headquarters, has been demanding the district status for the past over seven decades.
By Agence France-Presse | Kyoto, Japan
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 10:54 AM IST
A 400-year-old temple in Japan is attempting to hot-wire interest in Buddhism with a robotic priest it believes will change the face of the religion.
By Swapnil Rawal | Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 04:52 AM IST
The government on Wednesday issued a resolution, directing the Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVM) to form self-help groups (SHG) in 14 districts in Marathwada and Vidarbha.
By Veenu Singh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 08:51 PM IST
Add these to your reading list and get inspired
By Gayatri Jayaraman | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 12:12 PM IST
The 10-day course of Buddhist meditation in complete silence is painfully emotional, but ultimately cleansing and healing.