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Narendra Modi

  • Modi plays Buddhist card with aplomb to get Sri Lankans to agree to his economic agenda Read more >

    Modi plays Buddhist card with aplomb to get Sri Lankans to agree to his economic agenda

    Image: Modi, Sirisena, and Wickremesinghe holding-hands credit @narendramodi P.K.Balachandran. Glorifying the teachings of the Buddha and pointing out their relevance to addressing the problems of the crisis-ridden modern world, Modi said that Vesak day is a day for rejoicing as well as reflection on the “timeless truth of the Dhamma” which the Buddha preached. He was in […]

  • As Sri Lanka leans towards China, Modi’s trip has high stakes Read more >

    As Sri Lanka leans towards China, Modi’s trip has high stakes

    Image courtesy of  Narendramodi.in. MAYA MIRCHANDANI. This week, Sri Lanka is “Dhammadvipa”, the island of Buddhist philosophy, as it celebrates United Nations Vesak Day to mark the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha on Friday. There have been fourteen international celebrations, but this is Sri Lanka’s first time as host, even though it was instrumental […]

  • Intolerance In the Time of Modi Read more >

    Intolerance In the Time of Modi

    (Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during Independence Day celebrations in Delhi, 15 August 2016,  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi) This statement was originally published on pen-international.org on 19 September 2016. An inefficient legal system and what amounts to unchecked abuse of vague and overbroad legislation have contributed to a chilling effect on free speech within […]

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