Monthly Archives: November 2021

Chinese authorities restrict what Tibetan children learn about the Dalai Lama

Authorities in northwest China’s Qinghai Province have stepped up efforts to vilify the Dalai Lama, now interviewing Tibetan children to find out what their parents told them about the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, sources say. In the region. The new push expands efforts from 2017 to ban the display of photos of the Dalai Lama in private homes in Qinghai, …

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Hanukkah offers a lesson in addiction management

The eight-day Festival of Lights that begins Sunday night is a celebration of spiritual freedom that marks the triumph of a small group of the oppressed over a mighty army. But for Rabbi Michael Perice, the Hanukkah message strikes more deeply than that of an unlikely military victory over 2,000 years ago in the Land of Israel. The holiday commemorates …

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Bajrang Dal activists break into Christian prayer hall over conversion allegations

Amid the determination of the Karnataka government to introduce an anti-conversion law and the Christian community writing to the Chief Minister against it, a video surfaced on social media platforms allegedly showing Bajrang Dal members breaking into a prayer room and stopping a service halfway in Quartier Hassan on Sunday. The video also shows members of Bajrang Dal forcing people …

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Tea Time – Chinadaily.com.cn

A woman of the De’ang ethnic group and her son from Yunnan province prepare traditional suancha, a fermented sweet and sour tea.[Photo provided to China Daily] Li Qiang, caretaker of a 120-year-old teahouse in Chengdu, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, considers his workplace to be home. For the deceased regulars, he always reserves a place, with a lit cigarette and a …

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Colleges’ overdependence on adjunct professors is bad for students, instructors, and academic freedom

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten, center, and California Federation of Teachers president Jeff Freitas celebrate at UCLA on Nov. 17 after a labor agreement was reached with the University of California. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times) The era of college courses taught primarily by full professors, who devote time to research and academic activities in addition to …

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An ancient tradition revived when the city’s Christmas lights come on

Redruth Wassail braved his traditional city pub crawl despite high wind and rain from Storm Arwen Despite very strong winds and persistent rain from Storm Arwen, knocking down trees, causing power cuts and creating travel chaos through Cornwall, a town was filled with music and color thanks to the revival of a ancient tradition. Redruth Wassail was first resurrected in …

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India faces threat of targeted bioterrorism

The threat comes mainly from Chinese and Pakistani establishments that pursue biological weapons. BENGALURU: The deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses were collected from bats in Nagaland by Chinese and US defense researchers in 2017. Any disgruntled, greedy, or brainwashed employee in a Any nation’s biological warfare can easily transmit deadly viruses to terrorists in an easy to carry vaccine or …

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When art started out as a game

A distant day of an undetermined year, but still between 169,000 and 226,000 years ago, in Tibet, two children, perhaps as a toy, left their handprints, and even some of their feet, on the surface of a still modern limestone. They finished the work when the composition seemed to them satisfactory. They could not have imagined that in the future …

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Who is afraid of the Indian constitution?

The Indian constitution is best regarded as the social contract for a new India. It is the only document that has reached intense debates, arguments and negotiations between all political currents within the Constituent Assembly – from members like KM Munshi, who clearly occupied the Hindu nationalist end of the spectrum, to the Muslim League, which occupied the other. Indeed, …

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