China's ruling Communist Party has cracked down on Tibetans who planned to attend the Kalachakra Puja in Bodh Gaya.But the Tibetan people have dared the Communists by listening to the Dalai Lama's sermons on the Internet and sharing videos on social media, says Claude Arpi. IMAGE: His Holiness The Dalai Lama delivers a sermon at the Kalachakra Puja in Bodh Gaya. Photographs: M I Khan for Rediff.com Some say 100,000, others speak of 200,000 devotees, from nearly 90 countries around the ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Indian Army's ability to detect and thwart Chinese efforts of intrusion has improved manifold and is showing results. Indian & Chinese delegation leaders meet at Chushul. "We do not seem to be able to cooperate as effectively as we should," ...India Today, 3 weeks ago
Data collected from multiple government sources shows that it is for the first time since 2011 that there has been a significant drop in transgressions from the Chinese side into India. Ceremonial salute during Border Personnel Meeting between ...India Today, 3 weeks ago
'When you want to cross a street in Bhutan, cars invariably stop to let you go.' 'Coming from India, it is a pleasant surprise.'Claude Arpi, who spent 10 days in the Land of the Dragon, tells us how Bhutan is different from the rest of the world. IMAGE: Chele La prayer flags swaying in the wind. All photographs: Smiti and Claude Arpi Coming back to India can be a rude shock after a sejour in Bhutan. At Delhi international airport's immigration, after scanning my OCI (Overseas Citizenship of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Bhutan, where GNH is more important than GDP Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday, November 3, joined senior army officers and other ranks in paying tribute to the country's first Param Vir Chakra recipient, Major Somnath Sharma, on his 69th death anniversary near Srinagar airport. Major Somnath Sharma was awarded the Param Vir Chakra posthumously for his bravery in the Kashmir operations in November 1947. We salute this hero whose courage has inspired hundreds of thousands of Indian soldiers with this 2006 Rediff.com feature by ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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