Articles about Jainism

At 67, Vadodara woman fulfills decades-old dream of doctorate degree

22 Jun 2021

At 67, Vadodara woman fulfills decades-old dream of doctorate degree

While for many, age is a reminder to take things slow, for 67-year-old Usha Lodaya, it pushed her to pursue her teenage dream of becoming a doctor.

Worried about population, Jain-community wants couples to have more children

06 Mar 2019

Worried about population, Jain-community wants couples to have more children

In a bizarre news, the Jain community in India has distributed sops to young couples asking them to give birth to more than two children.

#PolicyExplainer: All about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019

09 Jan 2019

#PolicyExplainer: All about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday had passed, amid protests by the Opposition, the Citizen (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955.

'Manikarnika' v/s 'Super 30': Kangana reacts on box office clash

18 Dec 2018

'Manikarnika' v/s 'Super 30': Kangana reacts on box office clash

Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi trailer was unveiled today and she has roared like a real warrior queen.

Nitish Kumar condoles death of Jain monk Tarun Sagar Maharaj

01 Sep 2018

Nitish Kumar condoles death of Jain monk Tarun Sagar Maharaj

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed his profound grief on the death of Jain monk Tarun Maharaj in Delhi on Saturday.

Jain monk Tarun Sagar dies, PM Modi remembers his contributions

01 Sep 2018

Jain monk Tarun Sagar dies, PM Modi remembers his contributions

Jain monk Tarun Sagar passed away on Saturday at Radhapuri Jain temple, Krishna Nagar, Delhi at about 3 AM. He was 51.

Maharashtra doctor ditches white-coat, stethoscope for robes, becomes Jain monk

20 Jul 2018

Maharashtra doctor ditches white-coat, stethoscope for robes, becomes Jain monk

A topper throughout school life, a gold-medalist medical science student and a practising doctor for three years belonging to a millionaire family: everything was set for this 28-year-old till Wednesday.

Two complete families and an NRI will adopt Jain-monkhood today

25 Apr 2018

Two complete families and an NRI will adopt Jain-monkhood today

In the recent past, we have heard of unlikely stories of Jains taking diksha- young professionals in high-paying careers, students who topped board exams, and sometimes even 12-year-olds.

From CA to Jain monk: Inspirational story of a 24-year-old

21 Apr 2018

From CA to Jain monk: Inspirational story of a 24-year-old

Prolific career, impressive educational background, family business having turnover of Rs. 100cr: this is enough to entice any 24-year-old, but not this Mumbai native, who renounced every temptation to become a Jain monk.

Meet the 12-year-old who renounced everything to become Jain monk

20 Apr 2018

Meet the 12-year-old who renounced everything to become Jain monk

A 12-year-old boy in Surat, the son of a diamond merchant, gave up all material comforts and worldly happiness on Thursday to become a Jain monk.

IIT-Bombay engineer leaves high-paying job to take diksha

16 Jan 2018

IIT-Bombay engineer leaves high-paying job to take diksha

Last September, a Jain couple from Madhya Pradesh made headlines after announcing their decision to leave behind their property and three-year-old daughter to become monks.

Jains are the wealthiest Indian community: National survey

13 Jan 2018

Jains are the wealthiest Indian community: National survey

Jains are the wealthiest religious community in India. Delhi and Punjab are the richest states. Bihar is the poorest.

Billionaire Jain couple of MP renounces world to become monks

16 Sep 2017

Billionaire Jain couple of MP renounces world to become monks

A billionaire Jain couple from MP's Neemuch has made headlines after announcing their decision to leave behind their property and three-year-old daughter to become monks.