India

In a historic first, two Karmapa Lamas meet in Paris and promise to work together

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. 

Miranshah, Lawrence of Arabia and Rani Mukherjee

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.

PM, Lee review progress in India-Singapore bilateral relations, discuss future roadmap

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.”