Monthly Archives: February 2022

Amid pandemic restrictions, free statewide Mahashivratri celebration takes place 2 years later

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): The people of Madhya Pradesh will celebrate Mahashivratri, the wedding anniversary of Lord Shiva, without any Covid-19 restrictions after a gap of two years. The culture department also announced the holding of programs at four temples in the state, including the Mahakal Temple in Ujjain. About 12 popular Shiva temples in the state including Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga (Ujjain), …

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University student detained for teaching Tibetan despite Chinese restrictions, World News

A university student was reportedly arrested earlier this month for teaching Tibetans in Chamdo and was not seen again, according to Tibet Watch. Notably, Chinese authorities have banned “informal” Tibetan language classes in many parts of Tibet that children attend outside of their schools. Authorities have also warned that anyone caught violating the government order will face “serious legal consequences …

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Be kind and show our true imperfect faces

A few months ago I went on a spiritual retreat and the first evening the leader read Psalm 46:10: “Stop and know that I am God.” This Old Testament verse is almost a mindfulness mantra now. But then she went on to say, in some translations, this verse becomes, “Stop fighting and know that I am God. Wow! Are you …

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To Have or Not to Have School Uniforms – The New Indian Express

Express press service BENGALURU: There are two different ways to look at a secular approach: a law that applies to everyone, despite diversity; or equal freedom for all to respect this same diversity. The current issue of school uniforms falls under this dilemma – one uniform for all students in a particular school, or allowing students to wear whatever they …

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Why do we toast before drinking?

But the clink of glasses didn’t stop with ancient civilizations. According to The Daily Meal, in the Middle Ages, aggressively clinking glasses together was almost a means of survival. People were toasting their glasses so that the drink inside the two glasses spilled into each other. It was done to ensure one person was not trying to poison the other …

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Here is why Ayodhyas Chandan is famous among devotees all over the country

Tourists can observe a lot of dynamism and devotion in Ayodhya, which has become an important spiritual center. The traffic-free streets of Ayodhya, site of multi-faith temples, are intriguing enough to warrant a visit. The city is a melting pot of many religions in Uttar Pradesh, attracting pilgrims from across the country for its locally made sandalwood ‘Maharaja Chandan’ used …

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Dr. Paul Farmer: a healing presence, at the bedside and around the world

Support, however, goes beyond personal and clinical relationships. Farmer’s work has shown how he conducts effective politics. Accompaniment is central to how he and Partners In Health have designed health systems that will endure and support the underserved with the quality, dignity and responsiveness they deserve. Accompaniment means training community health workers and building local capacity and preventive awareness, thereby …

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Cambridge students say theology faculty must fight its ‘racist views’

TESTIMONY on racism from Cambridge Theological School students is to be posted online throughout the Lenten term, in a campaign that has called on the faculty to ‘combat its burgeoning image as an incubator of alt- right”. The countryside, divine dissent, was created last year. Its stated goal is to “integrate anti-racist and fair practice and expose alt-/far-right influence” in …

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Haines Annual Winterfest Runs February 25-27 | KHNS Radio

Winners of the Olympic Games (Photo courtesy of Amanda Randles) The annual Haines Winterfest is happening this weekend with winter races, games, food and more. KHNS Corinne Smith has an overview of the weekend’s events. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/23Winterfest.mp3 Now in its sixth year, Haines Winterfest has become a welcome mid-winter tradition – whether for new or long-time competitors, spectators, or anyone ready …

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A boost for program transparency | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo courtesy of Nicole Wichmann Students from Southview Elementary worked together on a classroom activity. Area school districts, including Marshall Public Schools, say they are open to speaking with parents for questions about books and instructional materials. MARSHALL — Although Lyon County school districts don’t have specific policies about making school materials available online, administrators said …

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Netflix’s Vikings: Valhalla – why we got Vikings wrong

At Miklagaard – which some claim to have provided the visual landmarks of Asgard, the home of the Norse gods – it was possible for the Vikings to acquire wealth and employment. Indeed, the Vikings made up the vast majority of the Varangian Guard, protectors of the Byzantine emperors between the 10th and 14th centuries. In the early 11th century, …

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Karnataka Hijab Controversy News, Ban Hijab in Bangalore School, Latest College Updates, Bangalore Today Latest Updates, Karnataka School, College Hijab Protest News

Bengaluru News Live Updates: Police have yet to confirm the motive for the murder. Police are investigating a series of crimes in which a Bajrang Dal worker, Harsha Hindu (27), in the Shivamogga area, was involved for a possible motive in the man’s murder on Sunday. Shivamogga town criminal records reveal that Harsha Hindu was involved in at least five …

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French woman detained under 1897 treaty sues India | Latest India News

A 62-year-old French citizen’s fight to obtain compensation from India for illegally detaining her for more than a year during a pilgrimage to Buddhist sites in the country has been supported by the Working Group of United Nations on arbitrary detentions. The international human rights body has confirmed that on February 16, India sent its response to the accusation of …

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Airbnb benefits from listings in Tibet and Xinjiang

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, February 21: Beijing Olympics sponsor Airbnb has hundreds of listings for rent in Tibet and East Turkestan (Ch:Xinjiang), two regions where China has been heavily accused of committing human rights abuses. man. According to free tibet with verified reports of AFP, the online platform has seen growth in the Chinese market with around 700 accommodation listings …

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The Royal Irish lay down their old regimental colors at Fermanagh

The colors were laid down at the Inniskillings Museum in Enniskillen Castle on Sunday evening The colors were laid in a ceremony at the Inniskillings Museum in the grounds of Enniskillen Castle on Sunday evening. They officially left the parade for the last time when 2 Royal Irish received their new colors at the Titanic Slipway in Belfast in September …

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Indo-Tibetan Border Police Jawan shoots himself to death in central Delhi

An ITBP jawan committed suicide in Delhi. (Representative image: ITBP) An alleged suicide note was found in his bed in which he accused his wife and stepfather of mentally harassing him, officials said. PTI New Delhi Last update:February 20, 2022, 2:41 PM HST FOLLOW US ON: A 31-year-old jawan from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) deployed for security duties at …

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A Comfort Contemplating Karma | ron cole | Journalist

Last night I got a call from an old friend and during our conversation he brought up the idea of ​​karma. He said: “People think of karma as a punishment or some kind of moral justice system, but I think of it almost as a tutor or a teacher who gives us the information we need when we need it. …

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Yerevan Brandy Company Book Donation Day

Yerevan /Mediamax/. In the year of the 135th anniversary of brandy production in Armenia, Yerevan Brandy Company reinvents the tradition of book donation and celebrates Book Day in a warm and friendly way. On February 18, on the eve of Book Day, a special event was held at the ARARAT Museum of the Yerevan Brandy Company. As part of the …

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Delhi teacher made me hang my head in shame today

A message from a school girl left me deeply ashamed today. I don’t remember ever being so ashamed of anyone else’s actions. We won’t be able to look our children in the eye if we don’t learn to identify the hatemongers among us and stop those infected with them. The schoolgirl wrote how a teacher shared a common message in …

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Unease in BJP sections, attempt to dial down

The Government of Karnataka indication of an overhaul of his school uniform orderBJP’s distancing from Education Minister’s remarks on a ‘uniform dress code’ comes amid growing unease within the BJP’s top leadership over how the ‘hijab line’ takes place. Sources said there was a feeling that the Karnataka government and the state’s BJP had allowed protests by a “small group …

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Exhibition of Tibetan wall paintings from the 13th to 15th centuries

An exhibition in Shanghai features replica murals from Sakya, Shalu and Palcho monasteries between the 13th and 15th centuries in the Xigaze region of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Sakya is one of the four major Buddhist schools in Tibet, and the monastery library is considered one of Tibet’s cultural treasures. Shalu is recognized as a center of scholarly learning and …

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The Buddhist community organizes a health camp and participates in Sirpur Mahotsav

Staff reporter: RAIPUR, Members of the Raipur Buddhist community held a health camp and participated in Sirpur Mahotsav on the occasion of Maghi Purnima on February 16. The health camp was inaugurated by Bhante Arya Nagarjuna Surai Sasai Nagpur. On this occasion, the main guest, the departmental commissioner of inquiry Dilip Wasnikar and the engineer Dhamma Pal were present. In …

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Punjab Congress official criticizes AAP and SAD

Punjab Congress official Harish Chaudhary described Aam Aadmi Party and Shiromani Akali Dal as ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams of Bharatiya Janata Party Punjab Congress official Harish Chaudhary on Thursday described the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) as “A” and “B” teams of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which he said, tried to “split” people along …

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Explained: Why are thousands of baptisms considered invalid?

When the cleric presiding over the ceremony alters the ritual language in such a fundamental way that it undermines its meaning, according to the Vatican. And even changing a single crucial pronoun can invalidate a baptism, he says. A Roman Catholic priest, the Reverend Andres Arango, resigned his post as pastor of his parish in Phoenix on February 1, after …

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Udupi: Headscarf friction erupts again as university urges girls to remove hijab

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (HB/SP) Udupi, February 16: Government Dr G Shankar Women’s Freshman University in Ajjarkad here witnessed verbal friction after the principal on Wednesday February 16 asked more than 20 female students to enter the classrooms without hijab, in accordance to the interim order of the High Court. He also made the others who wore …

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The indescribable truth of gnocchi

Though frequently slotted into the “pasta” section of restaurant menus, gnocchi deserves its own category — not least because, according to Saveur, gnocchi predates pasta by centuries. Comparisons are natural. The South China Morning Post points to Alan Davidson the Oxford Companion to Food, in which he writes that due to the similar dough of water and flour, as well …

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Story of Tibetan holy mountain casts doubt on Chinese claims to Arunachal Pradesh in India | Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s recent renaming of the Indian province of Arunachal Pradesh, which it claims as its own territory, has again stoked tensions with Delhi and drawn attention to the aggressive expansion from Beijing to the Himalayas. A spokesperson for India‘s External Affairs Ministry criticized China’s renaming last month as a “ridiculous exercise” that did not …

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Anger has spread over the holding of the Olympics in China

Dawa Kyab The awarding of the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing remains as controversial as the awarding of the 2008 Summer Games to the Chinese capital, except that this time a large number of democratic countries have announced a diplomatic boycott of the world sporting event. Several hundred Tibetans and their allies have staged protests around the world as …

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‘Boycott Chennai Super Kings’ – Fans outraged after Sri Lankan army player joins IPL champions

As the 2022 Indian Premier League auction ended this week, controversy erupted after defending champions Chennai Super Kings bought Sri Lankan army cricketer Maheesh Theekshana to join the franchise based in Tamil Nadu. The hashtags #Boycott_ChennaiSuperKings and #DontNormaliseTamilGenocide began to be shared on social media platforms as the Sri Lankan army corporal joined the squad. The 21-year-old has previously praised …

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Dissecting the liberal dilemma over the hijab

Muslim women need equality, no doubt. But for the necessary process of social change to take place, Muslims first need security to live and conduct their lives as equal citizens, especially when their rights are under threat during BJP rule. Representative photo: iStock The hijab ban in schools in Karnataka has thrown some liberals into a dilemma. The religious control …

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No country for minorities in the Middle Kingdom

Beijing’s policy is ‘fusing’ minorities into the broader Chinese identity through state-encouraged intermarriage and the mass settlement of unemployed migrant Chinese workers on minority land File image of Chinese President Xi Jinping. PA Some observers say that what is happening these days in Tibet and other so-called minority regions of China is another “cultural revolution”. For others who have a …

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A delegation from the Tibetan parliament in exile meets an RJD MP and discusses the deteriorating human rights situation

NNA | Update: February 13, 2022 2:47 a.m. STI New Delhi [India]Feb. 13 (ANI): A delegation from the Tibetan Parliament in Exile met Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Amarendra Dhari Singh who raised the issue of Tibetans in Parliament and discussed the deteriorating human rights situation in the country by China.“The Chinese have really suppressed not only Tibetans, but also …

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Dress code policy ruins student life

Over the past week, the notion of college has changed for Shanmukha (name changed) and his friends. What was once a place of learning has become a divided house. He says that of the 105 students in his class, 50 started wearing saffron stoles from February 4, protesting against Muslim female students wearing the hijab. On February 7, the five …

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8 Unique Valentine’s Day Traditions From Around The World

In Japan, women are expected to give chocolate to their boyfriends or husbands on Valentine’s Day. YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP via Getty Images While chocolates, candies and cards are quite ubiquitous on Valentine’s daythe holiday has taken on unique traditions in different parts of the globe. Discover Japan’s “true feelings” chocolates, South Africa’s mass weddings, Denmark’s “love spoons” and other ways humans …

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Tibetans with contacts in exile ordered to install spyware on their cellphones

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, February 11: Tibetans in Dragyab and Chamdo counties with contacts in exile have reportedly been ordered to install spyware on their cellphones in order to monitor them closely. The Dharamshala-based research group Tibet watch said local sources in Tibet have confirmed the use of cellphone spyware that actively monitors Tibetans with contacts in exile. Chinese authorities …

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Prambanan and Borobudur temples launched as global places of worship

Yogyakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian government has officially launched Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta and Borobudur Temple, Pawon Temple and Mendut Temple in Central Java as global places of worship for Hindus and Buddhists. “We hope these temples can be places of worship for Hindus and Buddhists in Indonesia and around the world,” Adung Abdul Rochman, special coordinator at the Ministry …

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Senior Product Designer, Peacock at NBCUniversal, LLC

Check out Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service that combines timeless shows and movies, exclusive originals, kids’ shows and current hits, with timely news, sports and pop culture. All together. All in one app. As a Senior Product Designer on our team, you will conceive, define, design, develop, test and launch vivid and compelling experiences that are contextually relevant, immensely useful …

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China to build astronomical observatory on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Тимофей Борзенко The night view of Lenghu region in Qinghai province (northwest China). Photo by National Astronomical Observatories/Handout via Xinhua. Chinese astronomers have signed an agreement with Qinghai provincial government officials to jointly build a world-class astronomical observation base on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, known as “the roof of the world”. This was reported by the Xinhua News Agency. After three …

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What’s in a game: concentration

Focus. It’s a key ingredient in everyday life and athletes tend to be quite adept at the practice. however, it is not just for athletes. Concentration allows you to exclude all unnecessary details and emotions in order to direct you towards a goal. It’s a kind of “tunnel vision”. There are many techniques people use to gain, regain, or maintain …

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Suzy Peltier’s book “Ancient Wisdom for Modern Needs” shows Taoist Wicca as a seasonal self-coaching ritual calendar system that makes healing and growth fun and effective

SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) February 09, 2022 Suzy Peltier, massage therapist, hypnotherapist, Reiki master-teacher and Third Degree Wiccan High Priestess dedicated to the principle of holism, brings her thirty years of clinical experience to her new book “Ancient Wisdom for Modern Needs”. It’s a life-changing combination of wit and wisdom that guides readers to find balance between themselves, the Universe, …

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aimim: the mim protests against the demolition of a religious structure | Hyderabad News

Hyderabad: Dozens of AIMIM workers protested outside the state waqf board office against the demolition of a religious structure at a disputed property near Shamirpet.According to the police, a waqf council official filed a complaint on Monday evening alleging that private persons entered the waqf lands and demolished the structure of Mudu Chintalapally mandal.Based on a complaint, the police registered …

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Greek court postponed trial to avoid embarrassing China, activist says

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, February 8: The trial of the three activists who interrupted the live torch-lighting ceremony in Greece in October has been postponed until the end of this year. The trial was due to take place on Thursday, a day before the opening ceremony of the Olympics, but lawyers and human rights activists have accused the Greek court …

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Simpson College Adds Professor of Buddhist Studies Through Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Grant – Buddhistdoor Global

From wikipedia.org Simpson College, a private liberal arts college in Indianola, Iowa, has announced it will offer a Buddhist studies program beginning in 2022. A new position is being created at the college, funded by a grant from the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies, which is administered by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The …

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A school of theology mobilizes to fight the HIV epidemic in the South

(Interreligious America) – As a girl growing up in Dallas, Allison Mathews spent a lot of time in Catholic churches. The historic parishes her family called home had predominantly black congregations, and her parents, both music ministers, founded a national conference that drew 1,000 black Catholics to Texas each year. Called “Unity Explosion,” the event was an empowering place for …

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Why Ukraine’s Religious Conflict Reflects Historical Russian-Ukrainian Tensions

Eds: This story was provided by The Conversation for AP customers. The Associated Press does not guarantee the content. J. Eugene Clay, Arizona State University (THE CONVERSATION) As Russia amass troops on the Ukrainian border in preparation for a possible invasion, tensions between the two countries are also manifesting in conflict within the Orthodox Church. Two different Orthodox churches claim …

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HISTORY: SINDH BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF THE ARABS – Journal

Many facets of Sindh history are shrouded in mystery. One such aspect is the era before the advent of Arab rule in 711, when the region was under Buddhist and Brahmin rule. The limited scholarship that has been done on the subject portrays Sindh as a highly developed and prosperous society at the time. Dutch scholar JE van Lohuizen-De Leeuw, …

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Court sets endorsements for Zakir’s plea against IRF ban | India News

NEW DELHI: Fugitive evengealist Zakir Abdul Karim Naik, founder of the Islamic Research Foundation, must have his signature verified at the Indian Embassy in Malaysia before filing a vakalatnama in the legally constituted court on Illegal Activities (Prevention), which rules on the validity of the Center’s notification declaring IRF an illegal organization under UAPA. The court headed by Delhi High …

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PLA has a new book on the 1962 India-China War

The 1962 war with India has been described as “a complete victory” and is often cited as a “lesson” taught to India. Recently, from January 7, 2022, observersnews.com featured excerpts from a newly released book titled 《中印边境自卫反击作战一百问》(hundred questions on Counterattack in self defense along the China–India border) in a special file dedicated to the occasion of the 60and anniversary of …

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Myths and legends of Alexander the Great

THIS DRAWING FROM THE MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT OF PENIARTH 481 shows Alexander the Great defeating the Indian king Porus in single combat before their armies. By Anastasia Kaliabakos Every summer, I have to rearrange my shelves. During the school year, I acquire a large number of new texts; and it became more and more difficult to find space for all of …

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UP Assembly Elections 2022: India has handled COVID-19 better than the US, says Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh called on the people to “reject the policy of appeasement and religion”. (To file) Agra: Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday that India has handled the COVID-19 pandemic better than developed countries including the United States of America. “India’s response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic is unmatched even by developed countries like the …

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Tibetan Monks Sent to Labor Camps for Spreading News of Buddhist Statue Destruction — Radio Free Asia

Eleven Tibetans beaten and arrested by Chinese authorities in January for spreading news of the destruction of a 99-foot-tall Buddha statue and dozens of prayer wheels in southwestern China’s Sichuan province. China, were sent to labor camps in the region, Tibetans with knowledge of the situation said on Friday. Monks Tashi Dorjee, Tsering Samdup, Nyima Lhamo and Abbot Pelga, along …

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Japanese poetry of the Heian period: Mibu no Tadamine and China

Japanese poetry from the Heian period: Mibu no Tadamine and China Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Time The entrenchment of Chinese culture continued unabated throughout the Heian period (794-1185) in Japan. This followed the flows of the Middle Kingdom (China) which developed strongly during the Nara period (710-794). Thus, the life of Mibu no Tadamine – who served the Heian …

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Bangalore Coronavirus Update Today Live, Bangalore Omicron Updates, Karnataka Travel Guidelines, Bengaluru COVID-19 Cases Today News, Curfew Lift Guidelines, Lockdown News, Karnataka School, College Reopening Latest Updates

News live from Bangalore: Karnataka recorded a drop in daily infections on Thursday, with the state seeing 16,436 new cases of Covid-19 against 20,505 infections on Wednesday. Among the new cases, Bengaluru Urban reported 6,640 new cases. No less than 60 deaths were also recorded today. The positivity rate for the day was 11.31%. Meanwhile, the Karnataka High Court on …

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How many Assassin’s Creed games are there

the Assassin’s Creed The series started in 2007 and has since grown into one of the biggest gaming franchises with 24 games in total. Developed by Ubisoft and its many subsidiary studios, modern Assassin’s Creed the mainline installments are gargantuan games with expansive worlds and ambitious scope. Relatively, Assassin’s CreedThe original game looks rather quaint, but was an escapist title …

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Priyanka Gandhi – The New Indian Express

Through PTI BULANDSHAHAR: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday appealed to Bulandshahar residents for support for her party’s candidates in the upcoming Assembly elections and stressed that the elections should be conducted on the issue of development and not on caste or religion. Priyanka Gandhi also met family members of a woman who was shot in a village here. …

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Chinese police arrest three Tibetan pilgrims over state secrets — Radio Free Asia

Chinese authorities in Sichuan province have arrested three Tibetan Buddhists who they believe were in possession of “politically sensitive information” as they returned from a pilgrimage, Tibetan sources in exile said. Asang, Dodra and Nortso were interrogated by police on Jan. 10 as they returned home from the sprawling Larung Gar Tibetan Buddhist Academy in Serta (Chinese, Seda) county in …

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United by a red thread

I had an exceptional chance to write about a country where I went very often, two countries where I actually lived, and a country where I could not live because of the invasion of a country neighbor but whose civilization is very familiar. And they are intimately united by a red thread: Buddhism. My inspiration comes from part of a …

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How Ireland used to celebrate St Brigid’s Day in the past

Analysis: From Biddy and Brat Bríde boys to Holy Wells and Brigid’s Crosses, February 1st was marked with much excitement in old Ireland St Brigid’s Day, or La Fheile Bride, was once a major turning point in the ancient Irish calendar and was widely celebrated. Taking place at the same time as Imbolc, an ancestral festival that ushered in the …

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Reviews | What an All-Female News Network in India Shows Us About Democracy

It all started as a literacy project. Dalit women, formerly known as the Untouchables, hand-wrote a newsletter on issues that concerned them: Broken water pumps. Unpaved roads. Known rapists on the loose. In 2002, they started a newspaper that covered everything from illegal mining to murders. Perhaps because Dalits make up around 20% of the population of the Indian state …

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Japanese resolution expresses concern over China’s rights issues

Japan’s parliament yesterday passed a rare resolution expressing concern over rights issues in China, including the treatment of its Uyghur and Hong Kong Muslim population, ahead of the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics. The resolution, passed by the lower house, says the international community has expressed concern over issues including internment and violations of religious freedom in the Xinjiang …

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Anniversary of Myanmar takeover marked by strike, international concern

BANGKOK – Opponents of military rule in Myanmar marked the first anniversary of the military’s takeover with a nationwide strike on Tuesday to show strength and solidarity in the face of concern over what has become a power struggle more and more violent. The “silent strike” aimed to empty the streets of Myanmar’s towns and villages by forcing people to …

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