Disasters bring the best out of people. It is in times of adversity that the spring of goodwill swells over. We are seeing it, as the corona virus is
Stories of kindness and empathy flowing in from all corners as Covid-19 strikes hard
I write this column less than a week after my wife and I were detected Covid-19 positive.
Story of a youth group in Kerala that has taken upon the task of burying Covid victims; till now they have laid to rest close to 100 deceased
My dear grandpa Mr. Joe Michael died on 29 April due to old age (88 years) and other infirmities. He was the musical maestro of Ahmedabad and loved by all.
1000 bodies of Hindus were cremated by Muslims in Vadodara, Gujarat
An online petition on change.org demanding the immediate resignation of the Prime Minister has literally gone viral and has become one of the most
The victory of Trinamool Congress led by Mamata Banerjee could bring the regional parties together and change the national politics
The results of the elections to the four state assemblies and one Union Territory have further exposed the inability of the Congress to revive itself
‘Sometimes I wonder why I was not born a Christian’
Arvind Kejriwal who was part of a movement which fought for ‘clean governance’ has ended up as an expert in self-serving power politics
The memorandum of understanding for the Ken-Betwa Link Project (KBLP) signed in March 2021 among the Union Jal Sakti Ministry,
Timely maintenance of all medical equipment is a vital aspect of hospital management. Any negligence could lead to fatal consequences.
“Death of covid-19 patients just for non-supplying of oxygen to the hospitals is a criminal act and not less than genocide”. ---Allahabad High Court
Many years back, on the day a friend’s father arrived by train, there was no public transport due to an ongoing “bandh”.
His main medium of communication was through humorous words and action
This title could be shocking. Is it some kind of Agatha Christie “who dunnit”? But such an event did take place about 1000 years ago
Here is a young mother, and that too, a doctor specialized in pediatrics, who opted to die to save her two months old fetus. This is her heroic story.
Yes, Didi did! Most often battles are won by valiant and brave fighters who give up their lives to win a war.
India is witnessing chaos, as the healthcare system is crumbling in most of the states of India, and the central government is clueless with regard to
Last week, the Madras High Court held the Election Commission of India (ECI) responsible for the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
The ‘High Court of Calcutta’, I am sure, caught the attention of the entire country, and even much beyond, on 22 April 2021,
Corona, Corona everywhere; no bed, no oxygen, no vaccine, no medicine anywhere; mass cremations everywhere! With over 3 lakh cases per day,
When disasters take us by surprise, it is not the right time to find fault with one another. But if in the meantime those in command of the situation have gone blind and deaf,
Right to health has passed through different stages of evolution to reach the present state of recognition and justiciability as a human right and more so as a fundamental right.
Temples are out of bounds for devotees. Worshippers are ordered out from churches and mosques. Panic has spread.
Fast means a greater effort to perform all the usual duties and something else, more prayers and more charity
Thanks to the social media, it is heartening that a number of well-meaning citizens are putting in their best efforts in this hour of need.
Father Michael Pinto, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, Orlem, Malad West in Mumbai, made a significant call on the 4th Sunday of Easter for surrender of 'family graves'
Serving the leprosy patients, this priest too contracted that deadly virus. Though he too then became an outcaste, today his bronze figure stands tall in Statuary Hall at the US Capitol.
The three men looked at each other fearfully, “We are being called murderers!” whispered the chief to the other two, “How ever could a court call us that?”
If our political leaders have concern for the wellbeing of the people, and if they stick to principles of good governance and ethical values, they can take right decisions.
There is an ancient saying ‘fiddle while Rome burns’ means to do something trivial and irresponsible in the midst of emergency,
The situation in many countries emerging from the second wave of Corona virus is alarming. The number of people affected by the virus is all time high.
It is not normal to wish someone who is in prison ‘A Happy Birthday!’- seems a kind of contradiction. Not sure if one’s birthday can actually be happy there;
Communally biased and politically motivated acts from our elected representatives are totally unacceptable.
George Bernard Shaw, whose understanding of human frailties was Freudian, had famously said that “if you want to tell people the truth,
There is no poverty worse than that which takes away work and the dignity of work: Pope Francis
Education may get disrupted, but it is worth it to take all precautions to keep COVID at bay.
The 12 years old bride came to stay with her husband Perumal in Pullucheri, Madurai district of Tamil Nadu.
With the second major lockdown being imposed all over, there is a growing concern among renowned doctors of WHO,
It has been the strategy of the RSS-BJP combine to make use of divisive and communal issues to climb the political ladder.
The communal politics has reaped rich benefits by raking up Ayodhya, and Kashi seems to be next in line. How far can we keep picking up history as a tool to divide the society?
With Corona deaths all over, neither the Government, nor the general public can shed away their responsibility. Getting a vaccine needs to become one of those new social norms.
With the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic having pushed the nation to the wall, it is time the government gets over its evasiveness
Recently, The Indian Express carried a report of their investigation into the verdicts of the Allahabad High Court, during January 2018 to December 2020,
People are not sure whether the elected candidate would remain in the same party till the end of the 5-year tenure. Has election not become a meaningless ritual?
The film-makers are completely shattered by the decision to abolish the Tribunal which in several cases championed the artistic freedom.
The Supreme Court of India pronounced a significant verdict on 09 April 2021, “People are free to choose their own religion”. The bench of the court was led by Justice Rohinton F. Nariman.
May sound cynical but I don’t support farmers the way everybody seems to be supporting them these days.
That morning hundreds of school-students landed on that historic, large Gandhi Maidan in the heart of Bihar’s capital city Patna. They removed all the hoardings fixed onto the trees.
Now and then, one hears of the death of an MP or MLA succumbing to Covid-19! As I glance at the small picture that accompanies the newspaper article,