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Where Lucy Liu was discovered and 9 other fun facts about the actress

Actress Lucy Liu is pretty famous, but there are more than a few things her fans might not be aware of. For example, Bill Murray once stopped her to let her know that he didn’t think she knew how to act while filming. Charlie’s Angels. Also, some of her fans may not know that Lucy […]

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Japan Highlights – KAKE

Here’s a look at Japan, a country of islands off the eastern coast of mainland Asia. Population: 124,214,766 (2022 est.) Middle age: 48.6 years (2020 estimate) Ethnic groups: Japanese 97.9%, Chinese 0.6%, Korean 0.4%, other 1.1% Religion: Shintoism 70.5%, Buddhism 67.2%, Christianity 1.5%, other 5.9% (many practice both Shintoism and Buddhism) Unemployment: 2.36% (2019 estimate) […]

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Jharkhand Foundation Day 2022: Facts About Its History, Formation, Politics & More | India News

Jharkhand, India’s 28th state, was formed on November 15, 2000 after a longstanding tribal movement for statehood. Jharkhand was previously part of Bihar, precisely then it was South Bihar, a very mineral rich region with a large tribal population. November 15 is the birth anniversary of tribal leader Birsa Munda who became part of the […]


Buddhism in its beginnings: the life of the enlightened

Born in India around 2,500 years ago, Buddhism arrived in Japan via China in the 6th century. But the version of Buddhism that took root in Japan differed in important ways from the original teachings of the historical Buddha. How and why has religion changed over the centuries? This first installment in a series of […]

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5 fun facts about Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong is coming soon! This traditional Thai festival takes place on the full moon of the 12th month of the Thai lunar calendar, which falls on November 8, 2022. It is a time to celebrate and give thanks to the goddess of water, Phra Mae Kong Ka. On this special night, people float lotus-shaped […]


Has the modern world discovered the ancient truths of Buddhism or just invented a new version?

For many people, Buddhism seems to be only compatible with modern lifestyles and worldviews. It offers staunch atheists – those who believe in the existence of no god – a religious experience that does not require belief in supernatural beings. Conversely, it also provides new age spiritualists with a connection to a deeper reality beyond […]


Women in Buddhism – The Hindu

Scholars are now exploring Buddhist art and literature through the lens of gender and finding strands of misogyny Scholars are now exploring Buddhist art and literature through the lens of gender and finding strands of misogyny All religions emphasize respect for women. However, they all have rather patriarchal, if not downright misogynistic, histories, art, and […]

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These 5 myths and beliefs around Chandra Gharan will blow your mind – READ BELOW!

The world is set for a lunar eclipse also known as Blue Moon or Chandra Grahan on November 08. Interestingly, this will be the second lunar eclipse of the year which will take place in November. For the uninitiated, the eclipse will be visible over the Pacific and South America, while the rising moon will […]


Belt and Road Buddhism in Sri Lanka? – The Diplomat

Advertising Under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a curious tangle of economic investment and Buddhist diplomacy has been carried out in countries like Sri Lanka. This may seem odd at first glance, but it highlights several interrelated trends in China’s foreign policy pursuits and rise on the world stage. In recent years, the Chinese […]


The struggle over the past and future of Buddhism in Tamil Nadu

In July this year, the Madras High Court handed down what may be one of its most important judgments of the past two decades. The case itself was a minor one, one that flew under the radars of the majority of the state’s most vocal lawyers, politicians and columnists. For more than a decade, the […]