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Iconography in Indian Art


Nataraja

The construction of divine images and their subsequent meditation and worship brought pureness in thinking and gave mental peace to the human being. Iconography means depiction of images through different artistic style. In Indian sculptural art, images are the symbolic representations of divinity whose origin and end is expressed through the religious and spiritual beliefs. Read More…

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[Essay Paper] Is Sting operation an invasion on Privacy ?


Journalists are the watchdog of society’- a proverb that is commonly referred to the role of media in a society. The role of journalist is of informer, protector, guardian and noticing any wrong doings in the society. Like a guard-dog that barks when it notices anything wrong or unnatural, journalist alerts the society when a problem is detected, which may be an illegal activity, improper work or malfunctioning of anything and etc.

In the present era of information, the sources for information cannot be acquired through open medium only but concealed or hidden sources are also required. Sting operation is not being in practice only for finding out requisite information but for evidence also. The sting operation can be termed legal only if it is conducted for the betterment of society or otherwise an invasion on privacy. It is defined legal by the Delhi high court under Article 51A(b) of the Indian constitution. The Constitution [Part-IVA] lays down certain fundamental duties for the citizens of this country and Article 51A (b) provides that it is the duty of every citizen of India to cherish and follow the noble ideals which inspired our national struggle for freedom. One of the noble ideals of our national struggle for freedom was to have an independent, Prosperous and corruption free India. Sovereinty, unity and integrity of this country cannot be protected and safeguarded until the corruption is removed from this country and for that sting operation is required. Sometimes it is required to take disguise steps to unveil some other persons.

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[Part 2] Iconography in India: Buddhism


The Dhyani Buddhas are peculiar kind of Buddhas, Who are not required to pass surpass the stages of a Bodhisattva. They are always engaged in peaceful meditation and abstain themselves from the act of creation. Among the Dhyani Buddhas, Amitabha always faces west when he is represented on ‘Stupa’. His two hands with palm open lie on his lap one upon the other forming the meditative posture. ‘Maitreya may be represented as a standing figure, adorned by rich ornaments and holding stalk of lotus on his right hand. He is shown with Dharma chakra mudra through his right hand while holding vase on his left hand.

Following are the important Mudras commonly represented in Buddha images :

Abhaya

Buddhism- Abhaya

Abhaya means ‘no fear’ and this mudra shows the Buddha giving blessings, reassurance and protection to his followers.

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