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For Ammu Kannampilly's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

How a hunch led to stunning claim on Buddha birth date

| Jan 5, 2014

How a hunch led to stunning claim on Buddha birth date

The two archaeologists had a hunch that the Buddha’s birthplace in southern Nepal held secrets that could transform how the world understood the emergence and spread of Buddhism. Their pursuit would eventually see them excavate the sacred site of Lumbini as monks prayed nearby, ...

Sep 7, 2013

Indian TV channel seeks prospective brides and grooms

India’s focus on marriage has fuelled an industry worth billions, lining the pockets of everyone from wedding planners to jewellers to astrologers — and now, a new TV channel hopes to cash in. When television producer Anuranjan Jha met his wife through a matrimonial ...