Cover Stories

Tokenism at Play

Uparbeda is a nondescript tribal village in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district. None had heard about it till recently. It was so neglected that its residents lived in darkness.

Dr Suresh Mathew Dr Suresh Mathew
04 Jul 2022

Murmu or Sinha? Act like a President

The tribals continue to be the most neglected sections of society. They are exploited by politicians, businessmen and contractors.

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
04 Jul 2022

Articles

Election of Draupadi Murmu as the next President of India is a foregone conclusion as the BJD (Biju Janata Dal), the YSR Congress and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have declared their support to her.

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
04 Jul 2022

According to Article 60 of the Constitution of India, the responsibility of the President is to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution

Sacaria Joseph Sacaria Joseph
04 Jul 2022

In our depraved, sick society, religion seems to be the driving force for man’s inhumanity to man.

Mathew John Mathew John
04 Jul 2022

The Indian media today is caught in the pincer of a severe crisis marked by a lack of credibility and responsibility.

Ramesh Menon Ramesh Menon
04 Jul 2022

Abortion is the deliberate killing of an innocent human being in the womb.

Bp Gerald John Mathias Bp Gerald John Mathias
04 Jul 2022

Army needs a change from the colonial to the national. But the new scheme introduced by the government does not come up to the expectations

N. Kunju N. Kunju
04 Jul 2022

The proposed ambitious K-Rail SilverLine Project of Kerala has invited knee-jerk reactions from the public, political parties and civil society groups alike

Dr. Pauly Mathew Muricken Dr. Pauly Mathew Muricken
04 Jul 2022

Effective this July 1, in line with the notification of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of 12 August 2021

Aarti Aarti
04 Jul 2022

For the last 30 years, I have been speaking and writing about the urgent need of promoting practical value education in schools, especially for high-school students.

Varghese Alengaden Varghese Alengaden
04 Jul 2022

“Congratulations ma’am!” “Thank you! Are you congratulating me for soon becoming the first tribal president?”

Robert Clements Robert Clements
04 Jul 2022

One of the biggest missions of Stan Swamy was to establish the rights of the Adivasis over land, water, and forest

Joseph Xavier Joseph Xavier
27 Jun 2022

The values enshrined in the Bible and the ideology propagated by the RSS are worlds apart. It is absurd to say that there is a meeting point between them.

John Dayal John Dayal
27 Jun 2022

What could be the message of Fr. Stan Swamy to the Indian Church on his first death anniversary?

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
27 Jun 2022

How many of us are ready to walk the extra mile and walk the talk?

Irudhaya Jothi Irudhaya Jothi
27 Jun 2022

BJP used techniques it tried successfully in states like Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa and Meghalaya to come to power.

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
27 Jun 2022

Technically, the President has a lot of power. Whosoever occupies the position can scuttle the ulterior motives of those who enjoy unbridled power.

Jaswant Kaur Jaswant Kaur
27 Jun 2022

Intended to curb misleading advertisements and protect the consumers who may be exploited or affected by such advertisements

Aarti Aarti
27 Jun 2022

And that morning of July 5th in a hospital in Mumbai, a voice spoke, “You’re free Stan!”

Robert Clements Robert Clements
27 Jun 2022

Rajendra Bidika of Kushinagar block under Gajapati district of Odisha had put up a snacks stall after losing a contractual government job.

Sujata Jena Sujata Jena
20 Jun 2022

Pope Francis sprang a big surprise by elevating Archbishop Anthony Poola of Hyderabad to College of Cardinals along with 20 others on May 29.

Anto Akkara Anto Akkara
20 Jun 2022

At the peak of Covid-19 last year, when the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala issued an order

Anand Kochukudy Anand Kochukudy
20 Jun 2022

The way the Agnipath recruitment scheme was announced and the way high-denomination currency notes were banned and a nation-wide lockdown was imposed in the wake of Corona

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
20 Jun 2022

Employment in the Indian Army, Navy and Air force has always been considered very prestigious by young men and now also by women, in the country

Joseph Maliakan Joseph Maliakan
20 Jun 2022

The saffron Yogi’s dance gyrations over the rubble of Muslim homes in U.P. have rightly provoked condemnations in the international community.

P. A. Chacko P. A. Chacko
20 Jun 2022

Does it do any good planting explosives all around your neighbourhood?  Explosion comes when you least expect it, when you are least prepared.

Archbp Thomas Menamparampil Archbp Thomas Menamparampil
20 Jun 2022

On all counts, the decision by the United Nations General Assembly to declare 18 June as the International Day for Countering Hate Speech (beginning this year 2022) is significant.

Cedric Prakash Cedric Prakash
20 Jun 2022

This June 8, a 17-year-old boy, allegedly shot dead his mother in a fit of rage in Lucknow after she refused to allow him play his favourite mobile combat game.

Aarti Aarti
20 Jun 2022

According to the book of Genesis of the Old Testament, chapter 1:27, God created human beings in his own image.

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
20 Jun 2022

The ‘Indian Christian Day,’ being observed on July 3 every year from 2021, will have two far-reaching effects on Christianity in India.

Acharyasri Dr. Sachidananda Bharathi Acharyasri Dr. Sachidananda Bharathi
20 Jun 2022

It was as the forty plus politician, the beginnings of grey stubble on his cheek, looking down and despondent, walked away from the hospital, where his mother

Robert Clements Robert Clements
20 Jun 2022

You all must have heard of a famous idiom in Hindi -- “muh se bola hua aur kamaan se nikla hua teer wapis nahi ata”

Jaswant Kaur Jaswant Kaur
13 Jun 2022

“The condemnation of hate speech for the sake of international optics is like sticking a band-aid on a festering wound”.

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
13 Jun 2022

The attitude to accept new initiatives and alternatives provides opportunities to learn the perspectives and opinions of others.

Varghese Alengaden Varghese Alengaden
13 Jun 2022

The present custodians of the Nehru-Gandhi legacy have shown, time and again, that they will never countenance a numero uno from outside the family

Abdul Khaliq Abdul Khaliq
13 Jun 2022

Every death is a tragedy, but how you are remembered after your song is done, depends on the melodiousness of your song in life

Mathew John Mathew John
13 Jun 2022

The words ‘sex worker’ and ‘prostitute’ are meaningless as they try to discriminate women further and add stigma to their life

M L Satyan M L Satyan
13 Jun 2022

Plurality becomes a threat because where there is plurality there is difference. It can create criticism and appeal for defence.

Paul Thelakat Paul Thelakat
13 Jun 2022

The spread of hate speech, intolerance of Hindutva groups towards minorities and the killing of Sidhu Moose Wala have led to unsavoury developments in Punjab

Balvinder Balvinder
13 Jun 2022

This was many years ago, while visiting my parents in America: ‘What are our neighbours doing?’ I asked my father, as I peered out of my parents’ apartment in New York.

Robert Clements Robert Clements
13 Jun 2022