The two Karmapa Lamas, competing heads of Tibetan Buddism's oldest and biggest sect, Karma Kagyu, , Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Trinley Thaye Dorje met over the last few days in Paris. Besides knowing each other, they resolved to work together to promote the Karma Kagyu sect. What is not clear is who organised the meeting and its implications on Tibetan Buddhism in a post-Dalai Lama world.
The extraordinary meeting between the two competing Karmapas in France lends a new spin to the upcoming Dharamshala Conference to choose the successor of Dalai Lama. What needs to be seen is will India allow Karmapa's return to India?
Kalaignar’s victory as a social reformer can be attributed to the fact that he kept alive the rhetoric of social reform very strongly throughout his political career
In the shadow of the US’ protectionist and inward-looking policies, a new world order is taking shape with myriad possibilities, making India inch closer towards non-alignment
India this year slipped down from 122 to 133 on the Global Happiness Index. What is the meaning of National and Global Happiness Indices when a humongous majority has so far had little access to any freedom or quality of life
India is working for a larger purpose to survive in a world where no space is envisaged for the other by an “America First” President
Pakistan army’s attempt to rebuild a war-battered Miranshah in FATA is also premised on creating a narrative and symbols that shows the presence of a foreign hand — India
Before Miranshah in Pakistan’s Waziristan was left in a state of disrepair after the Pakistan army launched a military operation — Zarb-e-Azb — in 2014 to oust the entrenched Pakistan Taliban, this frontier town had built a reputation for Pashtun assertion and the giddy romanticism of the Raj days.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong on Friday, reviewed the progress in bilateral relations and discused the future roadmap.In a statement released to the media after his meeting with Lee, Modi said, “Prime Minister Lee and I together reviewed progress in our bilateral relations, and discussed the future roadmap.”
The future of the million Rohingyas in Bangladesh is uncertain. The government wants the community en masse to be shifted to a floating island in the middle of the Bay of Bengal. What does this mean for the stateless Rohingya? Only time will tell.
Relations between India and Pakistan do not warrant much optimism as so many times things have soured but this time, though, it could be different as the Pakistani army inserts itself in the peace process