Bengaluru: An expert panel set up by the BJP government in Karnataka to look into the issue of removing chapters on Tipu Sultan from textbooks has submitted its recommendation, saying the 18th-century Mysuru ruler cannot be ignored from the school syllabus. The Committee, comprising historians and academicians, submitted its report on December 9 to the then Karnataka Textbook Society chairman H N Gopalakrishna. "We have recommended that Tipu Sultan cannot be ignored from Karnataka's history because it will lead to a missing link," a member of the committee told PTI on condition of anonymity. Two reports were submitted by the committee one for textbooks of primary classes (classes 6 and 7) and another one for high school (Tenth) a KTBS official said. In both the reports, the committee maintained that there could have been negative shades in historical characters, which could be found in all the rulers. "If we highlight only Tipu Sultan then we will have to portray other … [Read more...] about In a minor reprieve, Tipu Sultan gets his place in Karnataka textbooks
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King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand was rowed down a river aboard a golden royal barge in a procession of 52 boats as crowds of thousands gathered on the banks to watch the final ritual of his coronation in Bangkok. The barge procession marks the monarch's last journey in his ascent to the throne after King Vajiralongkorn, also known as King Rama X, was officially crowned in May in a three-day ceremony filled with ancient Brahmin and Buddhist rituals. As part of a near seven-century-old tradition, the king's vessel 'Suphannahong' was positioned in the centre of a procession of 52 gold-painted barges, elaborately carved in the shape of swans and mythical creatures. Some 2,200 oarsmen dressed in ceremonial costume as they rowed the wooden vessels along the two-mile route, keeping in time with the help of chants. The king was accompanied by Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana and his 14-year-old son, Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, on one barge, while his two … [Read more...] about Thai king is rowed down a river in a golden royal boat in procession of 52 barges as thousands watch final ritual of his coronation in Bangkok… and there’s no sign of the concubine he sacked for ‘disloyalty’
It was a day of parades, ancient rituals, Buddhist chanting and gold as far as the eye could see. For its first coronation in seven decades, Thailand pulled out all the stops. In an elaborate ceremony that fused Buddhist and Hindu Brahmin rituals, King Maha Vajiralongkorn was doused with holy water, had the royal crown placed on his head and received a symbolic nine-tiered umbrella vesting him as King Rama X of Thailand. Issuing his first command after being crowned on Saturday, the king vowed to “continue, preserve and build upon the royal legacy” and to “reign with righteousness for the benefit and happiness of the people forever”. The ceremony, which cost upwards of £23m, is hugely significant in Thailand, for it is not until the king has received the holy ablutions and anointment that he is fully consecrated as Devaraja, or “god-king”, and can take on his title as the upholder of Buddhism. Images of the king had been plastered across … [Read more...] about King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand is crowned in elaborate ceremony
BANGKOK (AP) — Seven decades ago, Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, then 22, was crowned in ceremonies replete with ancient rituals that will be seen again when his son King Maha Vajiralongkorn ascends the throne on Saturday as King Rama X. AP correspondent Milton Marmor and photographer Charles P. Gorry were in Bangkok to report on the May 5, 1950, coronation of Bhumibol. Sixty-nine years later, The Associated Press is republishing this story highlighting the glittering royal pageantry of such historic occasions. It is presented as originally written, with an alternate spelling of the monarch’s name. ___ By Milton Marmor BANGKOK, THAILAND (SIAM), MAY 5 (AP) - A slight, bespectacled young man who was born in Boston and educated in Switzerland crowned himself King of Thailand (Siam) today in ceremonies of traditional oriental splendor. The measured boom of a 101-gun salute, the fanfare of trumpets and the tinkling of stringed instruments made known to the waiting … [Read more...] about AP Was There: 1950 Coronation of Thailand’s King Bhumibol
In 2010, about 320 games released on Steam, already the PC's biggest gaming platform. In 2019, we're closing in on 8,000—too many games to possibly keep track of. In 2010, there was no Twitch.tv. Today more people are watching streamers play games than the audiences of some cable TV channels. In 2010, The Witcher was a janky RPG from a studio just figuring out how to make videogames. By 2019, we'd memed so hard Henry Cavill had to take a bath.It's hard to remember everything that's happened in the last year of PC gaming, let alone the last decade. But we've done our best to peer back through the 2010s and remember the moments that mattered. Here are 69 that stood out to us: the bugs that gave us nightmares, the hardware that reshaped our PCs, and the games that defined our hobby this decade.Team Fortress 2 gets hats (2010)January 27, 2010. It's a date that changed gaming forever. It's the date The Towering Pillar of Hats was added to Team Fortress 2. Alongside The Modest Pile of … [Read more...] about The 69 biggest, weirdest moments of the decade in PC gaming
The life of King Vajiralongkorn, who on Sunday will finally be crowned in Thailand two years after ascending the throne, has been defined by both privilege and eccentricity. Rarely seen making public appearances or speeches, and known for spending most of his time living in Germany where he owns a $13m (£11.6m) mansion in an affluent area of Munich, Vajiralongkorn has yet to inspire the same devout loyalty and stature as his father, King Bhumibol, who died in 2016 after seven decades on the throne. “King Vajiralongkorn has a very different style to his father,” said Dr Patrick Jory, a senior lecturer in south-east Asian history at the University of Queensland. “He came of age when the primacy of the monarchy had been restored in Thai politics. Unlike his father he has spent most of his life in the military and is used to issuing orders and having them obeyed, but is lacking the charisma of his father.” The birth of Maha Vajiralongkorn … [Read more...] about King Vajiralongkorn: who is Thailand’s new monarch?