The much-trumpeted inauguration of the new Parliament building is over. It had all the trappings of a new India which Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to in his speech at the grand function.
Do you remember the date, December 10, 2020? The lockdown had not yet been lifted fully. There were indications that Covid-19 would return more virulently.
The Constitution of India, and not the Sengol, should be the guiding force in the governance of the country in our democratic set up
As everyone in the country, I too was looking forward to see the mega inauguration of the magnificent Parliament building on the morning of May 28, 2023.
The Hindu-Hindutva idea that remained on the margins during the Nehru era, has been brought to the centre stage during the Modi era
Narendra Modi has done what Indira Gandhi attempted but failed to achieve: become synonymous with the nation
The brutal manner in which a 20-year-old man stabbed and bludgeoned a 16-year-old girl to death in full public view this May 28 in Delhi's Shahbad Dairy
We are always in the company/community of people as in families, schools, training centers, institutions, work areas, societies,
As I watch these innocent teenage girls protesting in Delhi, yes indeed, our daughters who won glory for our country, weeping, appealing, and imploring an impassive
The North-East State is going through its darkest days, with no end in sight to the bloody ethnic conflict. The Biren Singh government’s policies only helped to fuel the fire
Narendra Modi is a leader who can make a spectacle of anything and everything. Anyone who visits Delhi would be astonished by the preparations being made for the G-20 Summit
Plenty are the signs and proofs that point to the fact that India is drifting towards authoritarianism and dictatorship.
The greatness and nobility of human existence are that men are endowed with reason and free will, which makes humans a unique creature in this universe.
Fifty years of Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) and its contribution deserved to be celebrated.
The prophetic words conveyed by Journal of the American Health Association, a peer-reviewed International Journal, way back in 1892 were indeed a wake-up call and an eye-opener.
International Earth Day is celebrated on June 5. It is established for promoting international peace, development and equality.
Two upsetting news stories during the last fortnight have brought into sharp focus about the need to build awareness in order to uproot the menace of human trafficking
Watching the terrible atrocities committed against Christians in Manipur left me shocked; churches burnt
Ethnic cleansing was first tried out in Bosnia (1992-95) when the Serbs used it against Bosnian Muslims and Croats.
The Church needs prophetic communicators today -- communicators who are free, frank and fearless, grounded in the person and message of Jesus.
Plurality cannot be sacrificed for the sake of ideology. Real education recognizes and promotes diversity in all areas in people’s life
The Assembly elections in Karnataka and the Municipal polls in U.P. are done and dusted. I had written about their significance in my earlier piece, “Andh Bhakts Abound"
Responding to the massive victory of the Congress party in the Karnataka Assembly elections, Rahul Gandhi said, “Shops of hatred are closed and the market of love is opened”.
At a time when ‘fascist nationalism’ tendencies are on the rise, the ‘BJPgovernment-Mukt’ South India sends out a clear message to the rest of India
As the consequences of consuming illicit liquor are exponentially greater, efforts should be made to help those addicted to spurious alcohol quit the habit.
Wellness is the well-being of the whole person taken as a whole. This enables me to reflect upon my own integral self.
The chief minister for Karnataka has finally been chosen, but for a few crucial days after the elections, a tale of two ambitious men holding tightly to the chief minister’s Chair, unfolded!
Manipur is being turned into yet another laboratory for testing the Hindutva agenda, successfully tried in States like Gujarat
It was the day of investiture ceremony in one of the battalions in an Army unit in Srinagar. The whole area for the prestigious programme was well-guarded by army officers
India has been termed as ‘a country of particular concern’ for its ‘severe violations of religious freedom’ by a US committee
The people of Karnataka have spoken loud and clear. Their verdict is like a ray of light and hope for the future
The first 11 days of May have, in many ways, been a defining period of Indian history. Plenty has happened in a rapid-fire stream of events.
The gruesome manner in which 23-year-old house surgeon Vandana Das was fatally attacked by her 42-year-old patient, Sandeep, a suspended school teacher
The church in India is gripped by sloth and sluggishness as it grows and expands. In order to re-explore the above mentioned existential reasons, the Church needs a wider vision and fresh dedication.
As per the official records, in five years, over 41,000 women are missing in Gujarat
If the Church leaders fail to counter the growing fundamentalism within it and outside, they will take the Church to the Middle Ages
The real issues being faced by women across the country get ignored while sensational ones get portrayed by the film industry
The Mayhem in Manipur did not happen out of the blue. It was in the making for sometime, but for some strange reason the government did not act decisively to contain it
Very lately at around eleven in the morning, which is an hour or more after breakfast, and two hours before lunch, I’ve been having a small bottle of coconut water.