Monthly Archives: June 2012

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Written on Jun, 28, 2012 by in | Leave a comment
Burma is the land of gold-leafed Buddha statues. Such a statue in a Saigang Temple with my son Neil in the foreground

Buddhism is one of the leading religions of the world based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautam. It is a spiritual development leading to insight into the true nature of reality. Buddhists believe that the ultimate goal in life is to achieve ‘enlightenment’ as they perceive it. The basic concept of the union of the Soul with God is the …

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Written on Jun, 18, 2012 by in | Leave a comment
I saw God disappearing from the sky

When being asked by Napoleon why he had made no mention of God in his book about the universe – “Mécanique Céleste” [celestial mechanics], French mathematician and astronomer, the Marquis de Laplace (1749-1827), replied: “I have no need for that hypothesis.”  As people all over the world, religious or non-religious, sang: “ding dong diggidy ding dong”to celebrate the New Year’s …

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Written on Jun, 13, 2012 by in , , | Leave a comment
Chinese scientists route OOA migration through northeast of India

The migration of Meiteis to Manipur is a very contentious subject, no less than the theory of the peopling of India. While some colonial anthropologists hypothesised the migration of the Tibeto-Burman speaking Mongoloids of Northeast India from the East, there is evidence that there are indigenous Mongoloid-looking people in Central and South India. The Tibeto-Burman migration theory, to say the least, …

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Written on Jun, 07, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

 This is a transcript of a talk I gave at The Nehru Centre in London at the request of Tara Douglas. She is a British animator who was introduced to tribal culture in India through a Scottish cultural animation project – Adivasi Arts Trust West Highlands, to animate stories from Indian tribal cultures. Interestingly, she was born at Almora near …

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