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Unearthing Trouble

Trouble was hanging in the air like the sword of Damocles after the Supreme Court handed over the Ayodhya land for building Ram Temple.

img Dr Suresh Mathew
19 Apr 2021

Varanasi and Mathura : Ayodhya in the making

Sense and sensibility should guide everyone while taking decisions which have far-reaching consequences. Even judicial decisions are not exempt from this rule.

img A. J. Philip
19 Apr 2021

Articles

It has been the strategy of the RSS-BJP combine to make use of divisive and communal issues to climb the political ladder.

Jacob Peenikaparambil
19 Apr 2021

The communal politics has reaped rich benefits by raking up Ayodhya, and Kashi seems to be next in line. How far can we keep picking up history as a tool to divide the society?

Ram Puniyani
19 Apr 2021

With Corona deaths all over, neither the Government, nor the general public can shed away their responsibility. Getting a vaccine needs to become one of those new social norms.

Manoj Varghese
19 Apr 2021

With the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic having pushed the nation to the wall, it is time the government gets over its evasiveness

Pachu Menon
19 Apr 2021

Recently, The Indian Express carried a report of their investigation into the verdicts of the Allahabad High Court, during January 2018 to December 2020,

Peter Mundackal
19 Apr 2021

People are not sure whether the elected candidate would remain in the same party till the end of the 5-year tenure. Has election not become a meaningless ritual?

M L Satyan
19 Apr 2021

The film-makers are completely shattered by the decision to abolish the Tribunal which in several cases championed the artistic freedom.

Joseph Maliakan
19 Apr 2021

The Supreme Court of India pronounced a significant verdict on 09 April 2021, “People are free to choose their own religion”. The bench of the court was led by Justice Rohinton F. Nariman.

Dr. M. D. Thomas
19 Apr 2021

May sound cynical but I don’t support farmers the way everybody seems to be supporting them these days.

Balvinder Singh
19 Apr 2021

That morning hundreds of school-students landed on that historic, large Gandhi Maidan in the heart of Bihar’s capital city Patna. They removed all the hoardings fixed onto the trees.

F. M. Britto
19 Apr 2021

Now and then, one hears of the death of an MP or MLA succumbing to Covid-19! As I glance at the small picture that accompanies the newspaper article,

Robert Clements
19 Apr 2021

India may or may not be the favourite destination for foreign investors but it has certainly become one of the favourites for cyber criminals.

Jaswant Kaur
12 Apr 2021

What is Modi’s competence to lead a discussion on examinations?

A. J. Philip
12 Apr 2021

Today corruption is not seen as a dire problem meriting what Jeremy Bentham calls “the superintendence of the public”,

Mathew John
12 Apr 2021

Time for the Church in India to reinvent itself

Jacob Peenikaparambil
12 Apr 2021

There are less harsh measures of Indian population control than imposed medical interventions.

Matthew Adukanil
12 Apr 2021

It is well established that the role and functions of the police in brief are to uphold and enforce the law impartially

Aarti
12 Apr 2021

The fondness for throwing off the shackles of bondage has had mankind rising in rebellion against authoritarian forces time and again.

Pachu Menon
12 Apr 2021

One of the most eminent and controversial Catholic theologians Professor Hans Kung (93), who passed away on April 6,

P. A. Joseph
12 Apr 2021

That morning Pravin Tulpule was pleasantly surprised to see his photo along with a little boy’s photo in the newspaper.

F. M. Britto
12 Apr 2021

“Don’t worry, we’ll keep you in a safe house!” says the police officer

Robert Clements
12 Apr 2021

Dear Amit Shah Ji, You are, arguably, the busiest person in the country. With elections happening in states like Assam, West Bengal,

A. J. Philip
29 Mar 2021

“If you are not properly dressed you will be raped” is a normal justification for a rapist and his advocates in India.

Jose Vallikatt
29 Mar 2021

Attacks on churches, and harassment of priests and nuns have become almost a routine affair after the BJP came to power

Varghese Alengaden
29 Mar 2021

Sometime, just before Monday, 22 March (the day the order in response to his bail application was scheduled to be pronounced), Fr. Stan Swamy

Cedric Prakash
29 Mar 2021

Picture this. A student sitting under a street light, reading a borrowed book. In the absence of a teacher,

Jaswant Kaur
29 Mar 2021

Ever since the BJP came to power under the leadership of Narendra Modi, freedom of expression and dissent has been a casualty in India.

Jacob Peenikaparambil
29 Mar 2021

On 22 March last year, the pseudo sage on the stage announced another “surgical strike” on the public,

Chhotebhai
29 Mar 2021

Pandemic Spur Child Marriages across the Nation

M L Satyan
29 Mar 2021

At a recent function commemorating the medieval Dalit chieftain, Maharaja Suheldev of Shravasti in Bahraich district,

Mathew John
29 Mar 2021

Delhi NCT Bill 2021 passed by Parliament gives absolute powers to L-G

Joseph Maliakan
29 Mar 2021

As kids, both Melati and Isabel Wijsen had enjoyed living in the sailboat in their rural home in Seseh in the Bali island of Indonesia.

F. M. Britto
29 Mar 2021

‘Bang! Bang! Bang!’ Not once, not thrice either, but dozens of rounds, from a lethal AR-15 assault rifle!

Robert Clements
29 Mar 2021

The National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 moved in Parliament on March 15 has come as a big blow to the Aam Aadmi government.

Anju Grover
22 Mar 2021

It is my political illiteracy that I did not know much about you when you were catapulted as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.

A. J. Philip
22 Mar 2021

As per NDTV news report on 16th March, a Congress Lok Sabha member from Telangana Anumula Revanth Reddy sought from the government

Jacob Peenikaparambil
22 Mar 2021

The assertion of Muslim identity politics by the Indian Secular Front could accelerate the process of Hindu consolidation behind the BJP

Manoj Varghese
22 Mar 2021

The reservation conundrum has to be judicially settled, without transgressing the constitutional principles

Pauly Muricken
22 Mar 2021

When legions of his fellow railwaymen and admirers heard of E. Sreedharan’s sudden decision to enter the electoral fray in Kerala at the over-ripe age of 88 years,

Sushil. K. Luthra
22 Mar 2021

The Madhya Pradesh Assembly on March 8 passed the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Bill 2021 by voice vote.

Adv. Jijo Thomas Placheril
22 Mar 2021

The carbon footprint of single-use plastics is about 6 kg, meaning for every one kilogram of plastic produced, six kilograms of carbon dioxide is emitted.

Aarti
22 Mar 2021

In Hindi there is a common saying,“Manushya janam se nahi, karam se mahan hotha hai” (A person becomes great not by birth , but by actions).

Varghese Alengaden
22 Mar 2021

Ram Puniyani, the campaigner for communal harmony and peace, has come out with a new book ‘Religious Nationalism – Social Perceptions and

Subhash Gatade
22 Mar 2021

The sleeping kid smelt some smoke. Fire was emanating from the overloaded electrical outlet in his room. Then he saw the fire spreading in his house.

F. M. Britto
22 Mar 2021

Haven’t been to a station in a while, and I’m not sure they have weighing machines on railway platforms like there used to have before.

Robert Clements
22 Mar 2021