Charles Darwin's 203rd birth anniversary:
The scientist who changed the world
The name Charles Darwin is synonymous with the
Theory of Evolution. Before Darwin proposed that life forms
gradually evolved on the Earth, there was a general belief that all
life had been ‘created’ by God or a similar higher power. Darwin
literally turned the world upside down with his then controversial
(it still is in some quarters) theory On The Origin of Species, the
very title of his explosive treatise on life published in 1859.
Buddhist festivals around the world
Today, Buddhism is a world religion with about six billion
followers. It is not only a religion, but also a great philosophy.
Not a single phase of Buddhist history has ever been lurid with the
light of inquisitorial fires, or darkened with the smoke of heretic
or heathen cities ablaze or red with blood of the guiltiness victims
of religious hatred.