Challenges in preserving and promoting Pakistan’s Buddhist past

Challenges in preserving and promoting Pakistan’s Buddhist past

The international media has been portraying Pakistan as a hotbed of Islamic fundamentalism, especially after the Americans carried out a surgical strike there to kill international terrorist and fugitive, Osama bin Laden. But for about a decade now, Pakistan has been trying hard to live down its sectarian image and portray itself as a tolerant society equally proud of its...

Vishwakarma, the celestial architect who built Sri Lanka

Vishwakarma, the celestial architect who built Sri Lanka

The Uttarakanda of Valmiki’s Ramayana, says that Sri Lanka was created by the celestial architect Vishwakarma for the Gods in heaven. Another lore has it that after Lord Shiva married Parvati, he instructed Vishwakarma to construct Lanka so that the couple might reside there, says cultural anthropologist Dr.Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai in newsin.asia

Sri Lankan film wins “Most Outstanding Film” Award at the Asia Tourism Film and Television Awards Festival

Sri Lankan film wins “Most Outstanding Film” Award at the Asia Tourism Film and Television Awards Festival

Colombo, Aug 7 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lankan film “Bhavatharana”, directed by Devinda D. Kongahage won the "Most Outstanding Film" Award under international category at the recently held Asia Tourism Induced Film and Television Awards Festival 2018, held in Taizhou, Zhenjiang Province, China, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The Festival was hosted by the All China Television Artists Association (CTAA), Bureau of Press, Publication,...

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