Cover Stories

Caring for the Poor

A debate is raging on what constitutes ‘freebies’ and whether the welfare measures undertaken by the governments would come under it.

Dr Suresh Mathew Dr Suresh Mathew
26 Sep 2022

Freebie Culture

It is important to mention that India is a welfare state. The government should be guided by the needs of the poorest of the poor, not by the whims and fancies of the politicians.

Jaswant Kaur Jaswant Kaur
26 Sep 2022

Articles

Release of eight Cheetahs, brought from Namibia, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 72nd birthday on 17th September

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
26 Sep 2022

The Indian National Congress (INC) was founded by Allan Octavian Hume, a British civil servant.

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
26 Sep 2022

The allegation that Jawaharlal Nehru did nothing to keep alive the memory of Subhash Chandra Bose is false to the core

Ram Puniyani Ram Puniyani
26 Sep 2022

Horse-trading involving MLAs has become the biggest threat to the functioning of democratic governments

M L Satyan M L Satyan
26 Sep 2022

Turncoats are common in Indian politics. But what happened in Goa takes the cake. A senior Congress leader recently claimed that he switched sides after permission from God

Pachu Menon Pachu Menon
26 Sep 2022

Fifty years is a unique occasion to rejoice and thank God for what Federation Asian Bishops’ Conference (FABC) has achieved with God's grace

Felix Wilfred Felix Wilfred
26 Sep 2022

There is an urgent need to rein in recovery agents, outsourced by financial companies, who act ruthlessly, leading to many untoward instances

Aarti Aarti
26 Sep 2022

With all the skirmishes going on between the governors of the different states, especially those ruled by the opposition and the elected representatives

Robert Clements Robert Clements
26 Sep 2022

Two high-profile pleas for bail came up for hearing recently in the Supreme Court: one was from Teesta Setalvad and the other from Siddique Kappan.

Cedric Prakash Cedric Prakash
19 Sep 2022

A relative was granted unconditional bail by the CBI judge on the first day the case came up before her. The case was that he “received” two Rs 500 notes as bribe.

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
19 Sep 2022

One of the exercises undertaken by the BJP, since it came to power in 2014, is changing the names of cities, roads, railway stations, etc.

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
19 Sep 2022

India needs visionary leaders who can take us to the comity of developed nations; we don’t need sellers of dreams who have nothing concrete to offer

P. A. Chacko P. A. Chacko
19 Sep 2022

Despite the increasing sex scandals, there is no dearth of self-styled godmen operating in the country.

M L Satyan M L Satyan
19 Sep 2022

Community policing programmes and neighbourhood watch scheme already in vogue in some of our cities merits emulation across the nation.

Aarti Aarti
19 Sep 2022

Not just me, but most of the world is astonished as our elected representatives switch sides! Logically, how can they do this?

Robert Clements Robert Clements
19 Sep 2022

Christians should be disciples of Jesus rather than His devotees. While a disciple adopts His vision and mission, a devotee limits himself/herself to worshipping Him

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
12 Sep 2022

Properly planned and implemented welfare schemes are important to give an economic push to the country and to improve people’s life

Jose Vattakuzhy Jose Vattakuzhy
12 Sep 2022

Skill deficiency is the darker side of incredible India even after 75 years of Independence. But people are not aware of it.

M L Satyan M L Satyan
12 Sep 2022

No nation can prosper without the unity of its people. Otherwise, it will end up like the Third Reich.

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
12 Sep 2022

If the government backed by the Sangh Parivar gets another chance to govern the country, how sure can we be that its secular and democratic foundation would be safe.

P. A. Chacko P. A. Chacko
12 Sep 2022

Blind worship of leaders with made-up charisma makes people to fall for their charm at the cost of serious issues facing them

Mathew John Mathew John
12 Sep 2022

Ram Gidoomal lives in the hearts of the people, be it the marginalized, leprosy affected, bonded labour, downtrodden or the oppressed.

Manoj Varghese Manoj Varghese
12 Sep 2022

Vizhinjam inhabitants require a just and fair solution. Their traditional right to fish cannot be usurped, but it has to be balanced against economic interest.

Dr. Pauly Mathew Muricken Dr. Pauly Mathew Muricken
12 Sep 2022

“Canonical Perspectives on Some Recent Amendments in Ecclesiastical Law” by Rev. Dr. Merlin Rengith Ambrose echoes the canonists

Prof. Felix Wilfred Prof. Felix Wilfred
12 Sep 2022

The manner in which former Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry was recently killed when his Mercedes GLC 220d 4MATIC car

Aarti Aarti
12 Sep 2022

There’s enough that’s been written about the car crash that took the life of billionaire Cyrus Mistry

Robert Clements Robert Clements
12 Sep 2022

Teachers are role models to their students. Their aim is not only enabling the students to be competent, but also make them persons of conscience, compassion and committed.

Sunny Jacob Sunny Jacob
05 Sep 2022

Her success did not lie in how much profit she earned from the world but how much the world profited from her.

Don Aguiar Don Aguiar
05 Sep 2022

The way of life of a teacher is undergoing a crisis accelerated by the advancement in communication technology and due to changing perceptions

Dr. Paul Pudussery Dr. Paul Pudussery
05 Sep 2022

A teacher should instill in children worthwhile habits of mind and heart and should shape their character and personality.

T.M. Joseph T.M. Joseph
05 Sep 2022

Given the prevailing atmosphere of hatred and divisiveness, teachers are in the best position to spread the message of goodwill -- irrespective of religion or caste

Joseph M. Dias Joseph M. Dias
05 Sep 2022

There is no reason to believe that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are happy with the changes. Nonetheless, there is, relatively speaking, better living conditions in the state now

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
05 Sep 2022

Every Indian has his or her own idea of India. Pseudo-nationalists would have us believe that India is now an ideal country.

Chhotebhai Chhotebhai
05 Sep 2022

Demolition of the twin towers in Noida might have put an end to the decade long battle between Supertech and the residents around the erstwhile twin towers

Aarti Aarti
05 Sep 2022

Known as the Smiling Pope, he made many decisions to humanise the papacy during his short term of just 33 days

F. M. Britto F. M. Britto
05 Sep 2022

Pappadam is a savoury no Malayali can do without, and is generally an unlimited offering at household events, parties, receptions, anywhere.

Robert Clements Robert Clements
05 Sep 2022