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Buddhism deeply entrenched in Jalandhar’s secular fabric, say experts at convocation

by Aparna Banerji, Tribune News Service, November 14, 2015

Jalandhar, India -- The visit of the Dalai Lama to the LPU today evoked a rich forgotten history of Jalandhar which, though profound and interesting, rarely finds mainstream mention. Both in the very immediate and farther past, Jalandhar has had deep Buddhist leanings.


Air India flights from Varanasi to boost Buddhist tourism

by Debabrata Mohapatra, TNN, Nov 9, 2015

BHUBANESWAR, India -- In a boost to Buddhist tourism in the state, Air India on Sunday started operations between Varanasi and Bhubaneswar. The flight will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.


Buddhist Circuit Special Train begins season's first trip

One India, October 31, 2015

New Delhi, India -- With eight Indians and 44 foreigners on board, the Buddhist Circuit Special Train, operated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), embarked on its first journey of the season on Saturday.


Buddhist motifs for Brand Amaravati

by Ram Karan, the Hindu, Oct 25, 2015

Amaravati, India -- The State’s search for a new identity has found it rediscovering its Buddhist past, both to attract investments and to craft a new culture.


The Buddhist voter in Bihar: Their election issue is if they get to run their

by Muzamil Jaleel, The Indian Express, Oct 21, 2015

Priyapal Bante, a monk of the Chakma tribe and settled in Bodh Gaya, said they are waiting for a Supreme Court verdict. “We expect justice will be done. If not, we will go to the UN,” he said.

Bodh Gaya, India -- Away from the caste, vikas and dal debates, a small community voted last week with a demand of its own — one they say no one in Patna or Delhi listens to. Bihar’s Buddhists want the management of one of their holiest temples, Maha Bodhi , restored to Buddhists.


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