“The relaunch of the University of Taxila can transform the region into an educational tourism center”

Rawalpindi: The proposed revival of the University of Ancient Taxila, designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1980 and the largest center of civilization learning in Gandhara, may turn the region into a tourism hub education from around the world after proper publicity and provision of extensive facilities to tourists. Taxila, one of the most important Buddhist archaeological sites in …

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Ali’s greatest magic trick: winning America

Muhammad Ali loved magic. He loved to entertain crowds with his parlor tricks. Even when Parkinson’s disease stole his voice, he could still engage fans with a little sleight of hand. But without a doubt, his greatest magic was the spell he cast on the American public. Over the course of four nights this week on PBS, Ken Burns and …

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The “ancestors” of the Mediterranean mosaic found in Turkey

A collection of over 3,000 stones was excavated from the site of the Hittite temple in the 15th century BC, 700 years before the earliest known mosaic of ancient Greece. The discovery of 3,500-year-old cobblestones, known as the “ancestors” of the Mediterranean mosaic, provides details that shed light on the daily lives of the mysterious Hittites of the Bronze Age. …

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China completes key section of Beijing-Lhasa road link

Part of its infra push into Tibet, the Lhasa-Nagqu stretch is called the world’s highest highway Continuing to build infrastructure in Tibet, China has completed a key section of the Beijing-Lhasa highway, a 295 km stretch from Lhasa to Nagqu. This section is located at an average elevation of 4,500 meters above sea level, which Chinese state media has called …

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Kendal Buddhist group looks back 30 years since its inception

The Kendal (Theravada) BGKT Buddhist group celebrated the 30th anniversary of its founding in September 1991. The School of Theravada Buddhism, which is the oldest school of Buddhism, is practiced in the five Theravada Buddhist countries of South and Southeast Asia. Venerable Dr Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Mahanayaka Thera Aggamaha Pandita Abhidhaja Maharatthaguru DLitt DLitt (1896-1998) and Venerable Henepola Gunaratana Maha …

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Cow Creek development would threaten a way of life | My opinion

When I learned of the proposal to develop 1,100 acres around the Cow Creek Pastoral Ranch in San Miguel County, I couldn’t help but draw comparisons between those plans and the fictional story depicted in Milagro Beanfield’s War – a film I made 30 years ago. Milagro tells the story of a cultural clash between a small community closely tied …

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When will Tibet be liberated from China and how? – OpEd – Eurasia Review

It has now been more than six decades since China forcibly occupied Tibet by sending in its army and mercilessly slaughtering protesting Tibetans. The Dalai Lama and his supporters had no choice but to leave Tibet and China has taken severe measures to consolidate its hold over the Tibetan region. He has systematically taken steps to dilute the Tibetan race …

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Dance of the Lamas – The Hindu

Benoy K. Behl, whose documentary captures Cham’s spirit, talks about layers of meaning in ritual dance The serene and the sacred meet harmoniously in Benoy K. Behl’s documentary, Lama Liberation Dance, which captures the spiritual experience of the Cham. The filmmaker and art historian recently gave a talk on the dance form at an online event hosted by the India …

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