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Rights in Deep Water

The world witnessed one of the worst episodes of human rights violation when attacks were unleashed on hundreds of fisherfolk at Vizhinjam

Dr Suresh Mathew Dr Suresh Mathew
05 Dec 2022

Vizhinjam Port Protest: Cry of the Oppressed

The fishing communities’ cry for survival aligns with the roaring of the seas: “we will continue our protest.”

Vincent Perappaden Vincent Perappaden
05 Dec 2022

Articles

Monsignor Eugene H. Pereira is the convenor of the Vizhinjam Protest Front. He was present in person when the police opened attack on the protestors on 27th November.

Monsignor Eugene H. Pereira Monsignor Eugene H. Pereira
05 Dec 2022

First of all, please accept my hearty congratulations on your becoming the most successful businessman in the country, nay Asia.

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
05 Dec 2022

Though hailed as the largest democracy in the world, India has a chequered, if not dubious track record when it comes to safeguarding human rights.

Dr. Elsa Lycias Joel Dr. Elsa Lycias Joel
05 Dec 2022

Union Home Minister Amit Shah openly acknowledged the role of the BJP in 2002 communal riots in Gujarat that resulted in the killing of more than 2000 Muslims

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
05 Dec 2022

Brutal racism, arrogance, exploitation of labour and resources of subject nations have been the salient features of the imperialist project.

Mathew John Mathew John
05 Dec 2022

Cholesterol is a class of organic modules called ‘lipids’. It is a ‘waxy and fat-like substance that is found in all the cells of the body’.

Dr. M. D. Thomas Dr. M. D. Thomas
05 Dec 2022

A Moment for Collective & Collaborative Action for Sustainability

J. Prasant Palakkappillil J. Prasant Palakkappillil
05 Dec 2022

"You need to do something for these people. Who are these people in jail? They do not know the fundamental rights, preamble or the fundamental duties," the President, Droupadi Murmu,

Prakash Louis Prakash Louis
05 Dec 2022

Watching one’s baby growing up is emotionally exhausting. Be it talking, walking, jumping, running, throwing tantrums etc., the list is long.

Aarti Aarti
05 Dec 2022

Corruption undermines the values of democratic institutions and slows down economic growth.

F.  I. Choudhury F. I. Choudhury
05 Dec 2022

Jesus was born in a cow shed.

P. A. Joseph P. A. Joseph
05 Dec 2022

Just a few weeks ago, Chinese Prime Minister Xi, managed to get unlimited powers from the members of the party he belonged to.

Robert Clements Robert Clements
05 Dec 2022

The soul of India is its Constitution. It is a ‘living tree’ capable of growth and expansion

Dr. Pauly Mathew Muricken Dr. Pauly Mathew Muricken
28 Nov 2022

As we celebrate the Constitution Day on November 26 to mark the adoption of the Constitution of India on this day in 1949

Dr Alwyn D’Souza and Dr Lancy Lobo Dr Alwyn D’Souza and Dr Lancy Lobo
28 Nov 2022

The year: 2000! The Venue: The Vatican! A Capuchin priest and I are waiting for a Cardinal at the parlour. The aim: To meet him

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
28 Nov 2022

Tagore dreamt of an India where the citizens would have the courage to hold their “heads high”.

Archbp Thomas Menamparampil Archbp Thomas Menamparampil
28 Nov 2022

Instead of providing timely relief and help them rehabilitate, the state and police have been persecuting the victims, mainly Muslims

Joseph Maliakan Joseph Maliakan
28 Nov 2022

World has been witnessing conflicts and violence based on religion from the time people began to form communities or groups based on their religious identity.

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
28 Nov 2022

“Unite to end violence against women and girls”. The theme for this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Aarti Aarti
28 Nov 2022

We know the importance of family in our day-to-day life. We call it the Church in miniature.

Patrick Crasta Patrick Crasta
28 Nov 2022

There is a Japanese word UKETAMO, meaning “I accept with an open heart.” In our life we come across a number of issues.

P. A. Joseph P. A. Joseph
28 Nov 2022

As Rahul carries on his long trek through our vast country, there’s something happening. This isn’t a walk galvanizing people to hate their neighbours as most other recent walks have been.

Robert Clements Robert Clements
28 Nov 2022

The benefits of reservation are denied totally to the Dalits among the Christians. If a person who does scavenging to make a living accepts Jesus as his saviour, he will lose reservation.

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
21 Nov 2022

On 28 November, perhaps, the country may learn why exactly conversions out of Hinduism pose a threat to national security.

John Dayal John Dayal
21 Nov 2022

The quest for secularism and secular identity in India has a long history. It is moral and Constitutional.

Dr. Pius V Thomas Dr. Pius V Thomas
21 Nov 2022

The conviction rate has been abysmally low at less than 40 percent! The pendency of court cases has increased considerably. All this questions the claim of speedy trial and justice delivery.

Jaswant Kaur Jaswant Kaur
21 Nov 2022

Distress migrants are those who migrate due to extremely depressing condition at home. They also end up doing the most menial and difficult jobs where they migrate to.

Prakash Louis Prakash Louis
21 Nov 2022

There were people who say that democracy is not meant for India because of rampant corruption. The whole world knows about the state of affairs in India.

Bishop Alex Dias Bishop Alex Dias
21 Nov 2022

Pope Francis says that every change needs an educational journey, to rebuild the fabric of relationships, bring to maturity a new universal solidarity, and give life to a more welcoming society.

Sunny Jacob Sunny Jacob
21 Nov 2022

Autocratic leaders may consult others, but they take decision and impose them on the people. Often consultation is a sham. Servant leaders value everyone’s opinion and regularly seek out opinions.

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
21 Nov 2022

People going into online dating should bear in mind, as unromantic as it seems, the genuine risk of fraud inherent to the process.

Aarti Aarti
21 Nov 2022

A recent cartoon says it all. It has gone viral on social media depicting Prime Minister Modi being humbly requested by a poor man who says, ‘Sir, I don’t want anything.

P. A. Chacko P. A. Chacko
21 Nov 2022

Last week, India was decimated by England in the semi-final of the T 20 World Cup in Adelaide, and predictably, the country was shrouded in a blanket of gloom.

Mathew John Mathew John
21 Nov 2022

The value, power, length, breadth, height, depth, and capacity of the human heart is unfathomable. Human heart is the whole creation in miniature

P. A. Joseph P. A. Joseph
21 Nov 2022

In the island of Lilliput, the people were unhappy; they wanted to change from the gods of their forefathers to another God. “He’s a living God!” they said.

Robert Clements Robert Clements
21 Nov 2022

I was in Rajkot to address a mission conference just a few days ago. The occasion was the twenty-fifth anniversary of the missiological journal Third Millennium,

Felix Wilfred Felix Wilfred
14 Nov 2022

After a grand success of ‘Waves – Story Bank’, Fr. Felix Raj’s another literary creation ‘Tides – Story Bank’ narrating different experiences of life

Dr. Somak Sen Dr. Somak Sen
14 Nov 2022

The 66th Kerala Piravi (birthday) celebrations at the Kochi House-turned-Kerala House lasted for a week (November 1-7).

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
14 Nov 2022

“When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign that you are getting old.”

Mathew John Mathew John
14 Nov 2022

A cry I’m finding across our country, from frustrated citizens is, “Repair the potholes!” Along with this pathetic plea, comes the proud shout,

Robert Clements Robert Clements
14 Nov 2022