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Nation on Reverse Gear

It sounds good to hear the rhetoric of making the economy worth $ 5 trillion. It gives a nice feeling to read about taking the country on the road to super power status.

img1 Dr Suresh Mathew
26 Oct 2020

Bangladesh’s Tortoise moment India, the Hare, must learn from neighbour

It seems twenty-twenty is no longer India’s favourite. Oops, this is certainly not true about cricket by any means.

img1 Jaswant Kaur
26 Oct 2020

Articles

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been overactive for the last one and a half months testing as many as 12 new missiles.

img2 A. J. Philip
26 Oct 2020

“My country is rich in the minerals and gems that lie beneath its soil, but I have always known that its greatest wealth is its people, finer and truer than the purest diamonds”,

img2 Jacob Peenikaparambil
26 Oct 2020

Right from the beginning of January 2020, Coronavirus has become the talk of the year. Many lockdowns and un-lockdowns have happened in the country to safeguard ourselves from the deadly virus.

img2 M L Satyan
26 Oct 2020

The Hathras horror cannot be studied in isolation. It ought to be put in relationship to several other harrowing tales of innocent victims of the Ruling Dispensation’s partisan concept of justice.

img2 Archbp Thomas Menamparampil
26 Oct 2020

We MUST Stand with Fr Stan Swamy because he epitomises all that is good in the Gospel of Jesus and the Constitution of India.

img2 Cedric Prakash
26 Oct 2020

Empty promises amidst the long wait.

img2 Pachu Menon
26 Oct 2020

Adopting preventive measures assume special significance considering onset of the festive season across the country and elections in Bihar.

img2 Aarti
26 Oct 2020

It is high time to wake up and act.

img2 Varghese Alengaden
26 Oct 2020

India supplied the most wanted two medicines, paracetamol and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to over 3-4 billion people across the 120 countries during the recent COVID-19 pandemic times.

img2 Manoj Varghese
26 Oct 2020

“Economy at Doorstep of Recovery, says RBI guv” the headlines in today’s paper said and immediately felt a sense of deep peace settling over me.

img2 Robert Clements
26 Oct 2020

Pope Francis has challenged Bishops and Priests to defend the poor, the excluded and the oppressed;

img2 Cedric Prakash
19 Oct 2020

The arrest of Fr Stan Lourduswamy, 83, is a violation of human rights.

img2 Dr J. Felix Raj
19 Oct 2020

During the past three decades I have tried to identify myself with the Adivasi People and their struggle for a life of dignity and self-respect.

img2 Stan Swamy
19 Oct 2020

The Catholic Church in India expressed its ‘deep sorrow and anguish’ at the arrest and imprisonment of Fr. Stan Swamy and it demanded his immediate release.

img2 Jacob Peenikaparambil
19 Oct 2020

Mumbai Police busted a “racket” of “fraudulent” manipulation of Television Rating Points (TRPs) involving three channels; Republic, Fakt Marathi, and Box Cinema.

img2 Manoj Varghese
19 Oct 2020

It is rather quite disturbing that an “industry” by itself, exploiting the innocence of children for perverse sexual gratification,

img2 Aarti
19 Oct 2020

Instances of human rights violations across the globe have been on the rise for the past few years.

img2 Albert Rayan
19 Oct 2020

The recent direction of the Madras High Court to the Central Government requiring it to explain why it should not enact a law prohibiting people with criminal background

img2 Pauly Muricken
19 Oct 2020

Spiritual practices emerge from personal and individual beliefs, but they have a very strong connection with social and public life.

img2 Benny Palatty
19 Oct 2020

And as the nation with a sense of shock finds a state governor deriding a chief minister, calling him ‘secular’ I foresee a situation like this arising

img2 Robert Clements
19 Oct 2020

Only once in my life did I buy a piece of gold jewellery to give a surprise to my wife. It was a chain with a pendant. I had to be extra cautious.

img2 A. J. Philip
19 Oct 2020

On prayerful reflection of the Encyclical one cannot but resonate with that prayer from the Upanishads, “from darkness lead me to light” or for that matter the Exultet during the Easter Vigil.

img2 Cedric Prakash
12 Oct 2020

The virus of fundamentalism has infected all religions in India, and the religious divide is widening, creating distrust among the followers of different religions.

img2 Jacob Peenikaparambil
12 Oct 2020

“God has created all human beings equal in rights, duties and dignity, and has called them to live together as brothers and sisters”.

img2 Dr Prakash Louis
12 Oct 2020

It is true that the 287 paragraphs long Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, in eight chapters have been in the making even before the pandemic began.

img2 Varghese Theckenath
12 Oct 2020

Modiji’s self-composure is admirable. One would like to delve deep into the secret of his inner confidence. Nothing seems to disturb him.

img2 Archbp Thomas Menamparampil
12 Oct 2020

Apart from the highly controversial Farm Bills, the Parliament in its brief monsoon session also passed three Labour Bills

img2 Joseph Maliakan
12 Oct 2020

The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections gave women in India a reason for hope. Women won 78 out of 545 Lok Sabha seats.

img2 M L Satyan
12 Oct 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which took the world by storm has literally had a catastrophic effect on the education systems across the globe and India is no exception.

img2 Aarti
12 Oct 2020

While the healthcare ‘industry’ may be booming, healthcare ‘service’ in India faces serious challenges due to commercialization of healthcare services.

img2 Manoj Varghese
12 Oct 2020

Dear Shri Rahul Gandhi Ji, Crisis brings out the best and the worst in a person. You might not have known that when you went to Hathras in Uttar Pradesh

img2 A. J. Philip
12 Oct 2020

Octogenarian Jesuit priest, Fr. Stan Swami, of Jamshedpur Jesuit Province, was picked up by NIA on 8th October from his office cum residence at Namkum in Ranchi ‘for questioning.’

img2 P. A. Chacko
12 Oct 2020

The Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) issued a Letter Samaritanus Bonus (The Good Samaritan) on July 14, 2020

img2 Bp Gerald John Mathias
12 Oct 2020

On March 9, 1954, when the famous journalist Edward R Murrow exposed the then junior senator from Wisconsin -- Senator Joesph McCarthy,

img2 Rohit Wellington
05 Oct 2020

Dear Yogi Adityanath Ji, When you became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in March 2017, I likened it to Confucius coming to power in China in 500 BC.

img2 A. J. Philip
05 Oct 2020

September 30, 2020 will go down in the annals of Indian history as one of the darkest days because of two reasons.

img2 Jacob Peenikaparambil
05 Oct 2020

The Nirbhaya incident in 2012 was followed by spontaneous nation-wide (also world-wide) protests, candle light marches, rallies and meetings etc.

img2 M L Satyan
05 Oct 2020

The judgement acquitting the 32 accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case is an absolute shocker.

img2 Albert Thyrniang
05 Oct 2020

CIVICUS is the well-known global alliance of civil society organisations that strives to promote marginalised voices specifically in the Global South;

img2 Cedric Prakash
05 Oct 2020

In the mainstream media’s obsession with the alleged suicide or murder of a Bollywood actor, which has degenerated into targeting women actors

img2 A. J. Philip
05 Oct 2020

Although, Father of our Nation succeeded in casting out the foreign invaders from our country, His efforts to integrate leprosy patients

img2 Manoj Varghese
05 Oct 2020

Mahatma Gandhi, who is widely honored and internationally acclaimed as the Father of the Indian nation, is irrelevant today!

img2 P. A. Chacko
05 Oct 2020

Ironically Indians manifest their patriotism on 26th January, 15th August and during the cricket match between India and Pakistan

img2 Varghese Alengaden
05 Oct 2020

When James Mill periodized the Indian History into Hindu Period, Muslim Period and British period, he not only gave the tool to British to pursue their policy of ‘divide and rule’

img2 Ram Puniyani
05 Oct 2020

On September 26, Mysuru City Police, acting on a tip off, raided a private hotel where a suspected fake University had organised a ceremony to confer honorary doctorates and arrested three persons.

img2 Aarti
05 Oct 2020

The newspaper boy, clutching his newspapers like diamonds in his hand, shouted, “Vaccine found! Vaccine available!” And people hearing him at the railway station and street outside

img2 Robert Clements
05 Oct 2020