Tran Thien Khiem, 1925-2021

IIn the aftermath of the first Persian Gulf War, an elated President George HW Bush told an audience of US lawmakers that “by God we have eliminated Vietnam Syndrome once and for all.” Bush was right that the 1991 goal of reversing Saddam Hussein’s aggression against his neighbor was achieved with a speed, efficiency, and (comparatively) low cost that contradicted …

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art exhibition pays homage to Abrahamic history in early Dubai |

DUBAI – The second largest city in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai, welcomes the Abrahamic family: JOE MACHINE, a captivating collection of contemporary paintings by famous British artist Joe Machine, as part of the artist’s debut in Dubai and the Arab Emirates United. On display July 1 through August 14 at the new Masterpiece Fine Art, Dubai Gallery, are the …

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Shiv Sena frontman Sudhir Suri arrested for violating religious feelings: The Tribune India

Tribune press serviceAmritsar, July 7 Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri was arrested for using offensive language against a particular community and provoking religious sentiments. Suri had posted a video in which he and some of his associates were seen using objectionable words against the community. SGPC member Bhai Manjit Singh and Damdami Taksal leaders filed a police complaint yesterday against …

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Tibetan monks bless the reopening of the Compassion Center – the Sopris Sun

Coming out of some of the most difficult times we have faced, collectively and individually, everyone could benefit from a mindfulness practice. Fortunately, the Way of Compassion Dharma Center – the only physical Buddhist center in this part of Colorado, according to director and founder John Bruna – will soon welcome practitioners again for face-to-face wisdom and compassion teachings. The …

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Buddhist-era relics found at Kabul’s Shewaki site

Archaeologists have discovered new relics dating back to the Buddhist era in the Shewaki area, east of Kabul city. Eight small Buddhist stupas along with fortifications, walls and 176 other artifacts were found in Shewaki. “When we started our excavation, this stupa was decomposed on several sides, it had huge damage all around, the upper part of the stupa was …

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AfsanaBadosh ep 6: Listen to “Kamdhenu” by Salam Bin Razzaq

AfsanaBadosh, presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam, celebrates the spirit of storytelling through the narratives of the greatest stories in Hindi and Urdu. This is episode 6 – “Kamdhenu” by Salam Bin Razzaq, performed by KC Shankar. Editorial, performance and text support by Neerja Deodhar | Art by Pinaki De | Episode edited by Varun Patil AFSANABADOSH afsana (history, legend) | …

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July 7, 1981, forty years ago: TN conversions

Interior Minister Giani Zail Singh assured members of the parliamentary advisory committee attached to his ministry that the government would investigate the large-scale conversion of Hindus to Islam in a village in Tamil Nadu. The committee members are Niren Ghosh (CPM), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Janata Party) and Madhu Dandavate (Janata). The panel alleged that a huge amount of money was …

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Tibetan viral sensation Ding Zhen launches own business

Ding Zhen, the Tibetan boy who had gone viral in China for his good looks and characteristic innocent smile, started his own business, “Sichuan’s Little Horse Youth Culture Media Studio.” Zhen has full control over his new business dedicated to the entertainment industry in China, such as TV broadcast and production, performance management, etc. Ding Zhen is the sole shareholder …

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