Anagarika Dharmapala – A pioneer in the revival of Buddhism in India

BY DIMITRIOS VASSILIADIS Anagārika Dharmapāla (17 September 1864 – 29 April 1933) is best known as a major  reformer and revivalist of Sinhala Buddhism and a leading figure in the Sri Lankan independence movement against British rule. He founded the Maha Bodhi Society in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and raised funds for the restoration of the most important Buddhist sites …

Felicitations letter from the President of India on the 200th anniversary of Greece’s independence

Excellency, On behalf of the people and Government of India and on my own behalf, I extend our warm greetings and felicitations to Your Excellency and to the Government and friendly people of the Hellenic Republic, on the occasion of your Independence Day, which also marks the 200th anniversary of the Independence of Greece. India …

Greek Foreign Minister: On many international issues Greece’s position is identical with India’s

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias commented in an interview with Ta Nea on a variety of issues, including exploratory contacts between Greece and Turkey. Dendias also spoke about new US President Joe Biden and what this could mean for Greece. Finally, he discussed Greece’s relations with the Arab World, Russia and India. The part of Dendias’ interview …

”The legacy of Alexander the Great in Central Asia, Bactria and India” with Prof. Osmund Bopearachchi

The internationally renowned Professor Osmund Bopearachchi, Numismatist and Archaeologist, specialist in the Hellenistic Kingdoms spoke about the legacy of Alexander the Great in Asia, Bactria and India on Cosmos FM Radio New York by Mike Stratis with collaborator Ms. Smaragda Mouriki Art Director Lydia Griva, from Germany, who created a visual work of art. Special …

National Education Day

National Education Day is celebrated across India, every year on November 11, to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s First Education Minister, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (11 November 1888 – 22 February 1958) was an Indian scholar and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress during the independence movement. Following India’s independence, he became the …

National Clinical Management Protocol based on Ayurveda and Yoga for management of Covid-19

The National Clinical Management Protocol based on Ayurveda and Yoga for the management of Covid-19 was released jointly by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Union Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH virtually, today. Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog also graced the virtual event. On …

দিমিত্রিঅস গালানস (Demetrios Galanos)

An article on the first Greek Indologist Demetrios Galanos (1760 -1833) by Professor Suniti Kumar Chatterjee (1890—1970) published in সাংস্কৃতিকী, চতুর্থ খণ্ড (SANSKRITIKI 4th Part), Ananda Publishers, Kolkata, 1993, pp. 67-71. Suniti Kumar Chatterjee, was an Indian linguist, educationist and litterateur. He was a recipient of the second-highest Indian civilian honour of Padma Vibhushan. He joined the University of …

Raksha Bandhan

रक्षा बंधन की हर्दिक शुभकामनाएं Raksha Bandhan, also abbreviated as ‘Rakhi’, is one of the most beautiful Hindu festivals that marks the love and affection shared between brothers and sisters. It is celebrated all over India on the full moon of the month of Sravana or Sawan in the lunar Hindu calendar (August in the …