On April 5, the fourteenth Dalai Lama will address a large crowd of Buddhists at the Yidiga Choedzin in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang town. While thousands of Buddhist Monpas are eagerly waiting to see their spiritual leader speak, a man considered a living god, not everyone in Arunachal Pradesh is enthusiastic about his visit. 987 more words
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For both China and India, Buddhism is a useful enhancer of cultural soft power. The religion has, over the past decade, increased in importance for India as New Delhi tries to re-energize the religious tradition and integrate it into the country’s cultural strength; for China, meanwhile, Buddhism is an important means of soothing domestic discontent and staving off risks to its territorial integrity.
60th Anniversary Of European Union
60 years on from the signing of the Treaty of Rome the leaders of the 28 EU nations….what? Only 27 have shown up?..the leaders of 27 member nations have gathered in the Italian capital to celebrate the diamond anniversary of the most dysfunctional ‘conscious coupling’ in modern history. 605 more words