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Dalai Lama Row: China Sentences Writer Go Sherab Gyatso To 10-year Prison, Here’s Why

Dec 13, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

A Chinese court in Tibet sentenced writer and educator Go Sherab Gyatso to a 10-year prison following his loyalty to Dalai Lama. A brief look at China's growing tension with Tibet and Dalai Lama.

PM Modi To Inaugurate Kushinagar International Airport Today

Oct 18, 2021 Sharmila Bhowmick

The event will be attended by the President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa and a 125-member delegation which will include 110 Buddhist monks.

Involve NGOs, Rinpoche, Lama To Prepare Database On Buddhist Scholars: Ladakh MP

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked universities to contribute to this database by providing relevant information on Buddhism-related programmes offered by them.

'Interplay Between Science And Dharma': Buddhist Nuns Encounter Solar Eclipse In New Way

Jan 10, 2020 Priyadarshini Sen

Remembering the solar eclipse as its lunar twin sweeps over India, a Buddhist nunnery is teaching itself to think of science while looking at a cosmic event.

In Snow-Clad Ladakh, Khenrab Phuntsog Works To Save The Elusive Snow Leopard

In Hemis National Park, Khenrab Phuntsog, one of the only three wildlife guards in Hemis, has the expertise to track down the snow leopard in the most adverse habitat.

27 April, 2019

World's Largest Buddha Statue In China Measuring 71- Meter, Reopens To Tourists After Six Months

Outlook Web Bureau

The statue, which sits outside the city of Leshan in China, had developed cracks and some damage on its chest and abdomen.

24 September, 2018

On The High Road To A Buddhist Enlightenment And A Handful Of Stardust

Arshia Dhar

An indomitable energy enamors the air at the festival, mirroring the stature and strength of its surroundings. It’s not just about making merry, the Naropa Festival is also a pretext to consolidate the foundations of a community based on a soil that’s dangerously susceptible to calamities

16 September, 2018

I Knew Of Sexual Abuse By Buddhist Teachers Since 1990s: Dalai Lama

Outlook Web Bureau

The Dalai Lama, 83, lives in exile in Dharamshala.

11 September, 2018

Buddhist Monks Are Learning Science At A 'Mini Cosmos' Near Mysore

Priyadarshini Sen

Even though intellectual advancement is key for the students from Sera Jey School, many want to use their science education to serve humanity.

24 August, 2018

9-Year-Old Boy Slammed Against Pillar By Thai Buddhist Monk, Dies

Outlook Web Bureau

Monk Suphachai Suthiyano, 64, flew into a rage during a prayer session last weekend when the young disciple disrupted the ceremony with his "playful" behaviour.

15 August, 2018

On India's I-Day, London Police Return 12th Century Buddha Statue Stolen From Bihar's Nalanda

Outlook Web Bureau

The bronze statue with silver inlay is one of the 14 statues stolen in 1961 from the ASI site museum in Nalanda.


15 August, 2018

Top China Buddhist Leader, Accused Of Sexually Harassing Nuns, Quits Post

Outlook Web Bureau

China's top religious authority launched an investigation shortly after the allegations were made public.

24 July, 2018

Thailand's Soccer Boys Prepare To Ordain As Buddhist Novices

Outlook Web Bureau

Buddhist males in predominantly Buddhist Thailand are traditionally expected to ordain and enter the monkhood, often as novices, at some point in their lives.

12 July, 2018

Buddha Of Swat Smiles Nearly 12 Years After Taliban Dynamited It

Outlook Web Bureau

The restoration started in 2012 in phases with the application of a coating to protect the damaged part of the sculpture. The reconstruction of the face itself was first prepared virtually in the laboratory, in 3D, using laser surveys and old photos.

02 March, 2018

'Very Sensitive Time': Centre Asks Officials To Refrain From Attending Dalai Lama Events

Outlook Web Bureau

Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale had sent a letter dated February 22 to cabinet secretary PK Sinha regarding this, and four days later, Sinha issued the directive to all government functionaries.


20 January, 2018

Amid Tight Security For Dalai Lama Visit, 2 Bombs Found In Bodh Gaya

Outlook Web Bureau

The bombs were found from the vicinity of the Kalachakra ground during an intensive combing operation by a police team

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz