Cover Stories

Put a Halt to Hate Speech

As the country is slipping into the dark abyss of communal hatred, and those spreading the rot are going scot-free, it makes sense to go back to an instance in recent history to learn a lesson or two.

Dr Suresh Mathew Dr Suresh Mathew
17 Jan 2022

A Political Genocide

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s savage campaign strategy for U.P. elections rides on Muslim Bogey

John Dayal John Dayal
17 Jan 2022

Articles

Mass exodus of ministers and BJP MLAs in Uttar Pradesh is a sign of frustration and negligence the leaders have been facing in the Yogi Adityanath team for the past several years.

Manoj Varghese Manoj Varghese
17 Jan 2022

Yogi has proved that he is incapable of looking beyond the prism of religion, that too caste-based religion.

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
17 Jan 2022

Yogi Adityanath has a track record of giving hate speeches says Ghanshyam Tiwari

Anju Grover Anju Grover
17 Jan 2022

Though it is impossible to predict the election results, yet the forthcoming polls to five Assemblies will show which way the wind is blowing

Julian S Das Julian S Das
17 Jan 2022

Every year on the New Year’s Day, the Church celebrates the World Day of Peace. Each year the Holy Father sends a message for the celebration of this day.

Bp Gerald John Mathias Bp Gerald John Mathias
17 Jan 2022

With most of the indices related to Human development, Hunger, press freedom, rule of law, women’s safety and so on are showing India in poor light, where are the politicians taking the country?

Bishop Alex Dias Bishop Alex Dias
17 Jan 2022

There are many organizations in India and in the world involved in philanthropy. The root meaning of philanthropy, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary, is “love for mankind”.

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
17 Jan 2022

The Church cannot shy away from making its voice heard. It is bound to defend the rights of the poor and marginalised

Jose Vallikatt Jose Vallikatt
17 Jan 2022

It is unfortunate that the noble work done by Christian Congregations like Little Sisters of the Poor is not sufficiently known or appreciated

Lancy Lobo Lancy Lobo
17 Jan 2022

Let us not clip the wings of girls by marrying them off early in life

Sr Lini Sheeja MSC Sr Lini Sheeja MSC
17 Jan 2022

As the election date nears, people of Goa are left confused over the ‘Aaya Rams and Gaya Rams’ in the political arena

Pachu Menon Pachu Menon
17 Jan 2022

A line appearing almost daily in newspapers, after murders in broad daylight, religious places vandalized, or assaults committed is that the ‘police were mute spectators!’

Robert Clements Robert Clements
17 Jan 2022

As the right-wing groups, with apparent support of the powers-that-be, are out to decimate minorities, the Church hierarchy should wake up and speak up

P. A. Chacko P. A. Chacko
10 Jan 2022

Do you think Ram would have tolerated those Sants who want to kill Muslims? But Modi and Co. tolerate them in the mistaken belief that it would fetch them votes.

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
10 Jan 2022

Gopalkrishna Gandhi in conversation with Elsa Lycias Joel about India as a Republic

Elsa Lycias Joel Elsa Lycias Joel
10 Jan 2022

A unique characteristic of fascism is the use of stormtroopers operating under the benign gaze of the State

Mathew John Mathew John
10 Jan 2022

Spreading hatred in the name of religion is a contradiction, but that is what one gets to see in the country

Julian S Das Julian S Das
10 Jan 2022

2022 dawned bleakly. Not just because of the resurgent Covid, but because of the events of 3rd January.

Chhotebhai Chhotebhai
10 Jan 2022

A pluralist India with unity of minds and hearts can be built if the people of India practice fraternity

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
10 Jan 2022

‘The ethnicisation of India’s democracy that took place during Narendra Modi’s first term lies particularly in the government’s active promotion of Hinduism at the expense of secularism.

Lancy Lobo Lancy Lobo
10 Jan 2022

To achieve the objective of raising the marriage age, the government should make sure that laws relating to RTE and other issues are strictly implemented

Adv Jessy Kurian Adv Jessy Kurian
10 Jan 2022

Some years ago, I read how an Indian sentenced to death by UAE's Supreme Court for murdering a girl had been pardoned by the victim's parents!

Robert Clements Robert Clements
10 Jan 2022

In yet another instance of rubbing salt into the wound, the Missionaries of Charity (MC) nuns have been evicted from their Shishu Bhawan in Kanpur Cantonment on January 3.

IC Correspondent IC Correspondent
06 Jan 2022

Haridwar is believed to be one of the four places where the drops of Amrita, the elixir of immortality, accidentally spilled over from the pitcher or Kumbha

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
03 Jan 2022

We are told that “a true Hindu can never be intolerant or be tempted by power”

Archbishop Felix Machado Archbishop Felix Machado
03 Jan 2022

The Karnataka Chief Minister, who was trained in the secular thesis of Janata Dal before joining BJP, is trying to be in the good books of his masters to save his chair

John Dayal John Dayal
03 Jan 2022

What surprises many is that Delhi is among the worst performers in the Union Territories’ category, despite its claims to have reformed Education and Health sectors

Manoj Varghese Manoj Varghese
03 Jan 2022

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is reaping the harvest of his previous term investment in the welfare and health of the people of the State.

Manoj Varghese Manoj Varghese
03 Jan 2022

Desmond Mpilo Tutu, who was also known as Archbishop Tutu, was Africa’s great soul, freedom fighter, staunch believer in Christ and his values.

Dr Prakash Louis Dr Prakash Louis
03 Jan 2022

While many books on Modi are in the market, this one provides hard evidence and data about the failures and misdeeds of Modi regime.

Lancy Lobo Lancy Lobo
03 Jan 2022

“No room!’ shout mobs as they rampage churches, burn Bibles!”

Robert Clements Robert Clements
03 Jan 2022

The commitments made at the conference on climate crisis are praiseworthy. Now it should be ensured that they do not remain at the level of rhetoric

Dr. Siji Chacko Dr. Siji Chacko
27 Dec 2021

Climate change affects everyone. It leads to unprecedented devastation. It is time for the world to take note of it

Ann Marie Brennan Ann Marie Brennan
27 Dec 2021

It is from a widely-publicised open letter that Shri P. Sainath wrote to you that I learnt that you began your career as a journalist

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
27 Dec 2021

An institute run by the Missionaries of Charity in Makarpura was booked for allegedly attempting to forcibly convert the young girls staying there.

Lancy Lobo Lancy Lobo
27 Dec 2021

A wrong precedence has been made by the PMO which invited the Election Commission for a meeting on electoral reforms

Manoj Varghese Manoj Varghese
27 Dec 2021

If the government actually believed in the role of women in economic growth, why did it not announce various schemes when the country was reeling under the pandemic?

Jaswant Kaur Jaswant Kaur
27 Dec 2021

Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi’s disingenuous repetition of his own past in his autobiography has been an unmitigated disaster

Mathew John Mathew John
27 Dec 2021

The celebration of Christmas in 2021 also comes under the shadow of restrictions due to the increasing number of Omicron variant of coronavirus.

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
27 Dec 2021

The birth of Jesus in a manger in Bethlehem may not mean much to the majority of this nation, but surely it means a lot to those who are convinced that peace and joy are gifts lavished

Julian S Das Julian S Das
27 Dec 2021

Ever so often, a common picture opportunity is when a political leader drops into the house of some poor person and has a meal with him or her.

Robert Clements Robert Clements
27 Dec 2021