Cover Stories

Rich People of Poor India

India has always been a land of contradictions; and it continues to be so.

Dr Suresh Mathew Dr Suresh Mathew
24 Jan 2022

Rich and Poor: Growing Disparity

An Oxfam report published last week lays bare the stark and uncomfortable reality – the rich became richer and the poor poorer during the last two years of the pandemic

Jaswant Kaur Jaswant Kaur
24 Jan 2022

Articles

The economic devastation caused by the Pandemic has not affected one class of people.

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
24 Jan 2022

There are 820 million chronically hungry people in the world and one-third of them live in India

Irudhaya Jothi SJ Irudhaya Jothi SJ
24 Jan 2022

India’s 73rd Republic Day celebration will be in a subdued way because of the unprecedented spread of Omicron

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
24 Jan 2022

The recent statement issued by a group of retired IFS officers in defence of this government is mean and intellectually dishonest

Mathew John Mathew John
24 Jan 2022

We need social movements to promote amity among diverse communities through cultural-educational mechanisms

Ram Puniyani Ram Puniyani
24 Jan 2022

Goa is all set to go to polls on Valentine’s Day! As the most romantic day of the year, the buzz that surrounds the Valentine’s Day

Pachu Menon Pachu Menon
24 Jan 2022

There are only a few, a very precious few, who have used their individual brilliance to bring about change and usher in progress and Dr J Alexander IAS belongs to that category of people.

Joyce Sebastian Joyce Sebastian
24 Jan 2022

With no one speaking about the Gujarat model as the best one, the Congress has come out with a Punjab model as a cure for all the problems in the States

Manoj Varghese Manoj Varghese
24 Jan 2022

In the good old days when public speaking was an art, many enrolled in classes to learn how to have confidence in themselves

Robert Clements Robert Clements
24 Jan 2022

Mass exodus of ministers and BJP MLAs in Uttar Pradesh is a sign of frustration and negligence the leaders have been facing in the Yogi Adityanath team for the past several years.

Manoj Varghese Manoj Varghese
17 Jan 2022

Yogi has proved that he is incapable of looking beyond the prism of religion, that too caste-based religion.

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
17 Jan 2022

Yogi Adityanath has a track record of giving hate speeches says Ghanshyam Tiwari

Anju Grover Anju Grover
17 Jan 2022

Though it is impossible to predict the election results, yet the forthcoming polls to five Assemblies will show which way the wind is blowing

Julian S Das Julian S Das
17 Jan 2022

Every year on the New Year’s Day, the Church celebrates the World Day of Peace. Each year the Holy Father sends a message for the celebration of this day.

Bp Gerald John Mathias Bp Gerald John Mathias
17 Jan 2022

With most of the indices related to Human development, Hunger, press freedom, rule of law, women’s safety and so on are showing India in poor light, where are the politicians taking the country?

Bishop Alex Dias Bishop Alex Dias
17 Jan 2022

There are many organizations in India and in the world involved in philanthropy. The root meaning of philanthropy, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary, is “love for mankind”.

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
17 Jan 2022

The Church cannot shy away from making its voice heard. It is bound to defend the rights of the poor and marginalised

Jose Vallikatt Jose Vallikatt
17 Jan 2022

It is unfortunate that the noble work done by Christian Congregations like Little Sisters of the Poor is not sufficiently known or appreciated

Lancy Lobo Lancy Lobo
17 Jan 2022

Let us not clip the wings of girls by marrying them off early in life

Sr Lini Sheeja MSC Sr Lini Sheeja MSC
17 Jan 2022

As the election date nears, people of Goa are left confused over the ‘Aaya Rams and Gaya Rams’ in the political arena

Pachu Menon Pachu Menon
17 Jan 2022

A line appearing almost daily in newspapers, after murders in broad daylight, religious places vandalized, or assaults committed is that the ‘police were mute spectators!’

Robert Clements Robert Clements
17 Jan 2022

As the right-wing groups, with apparent support of the powers-that-be, are out to decimate minorities, the Church hierarchy should wake up and speak up

P. A. Chacko P. A. Chacko
10 Jan 2022

Do you think Ram would have tolerated those Sants who want to kill Muslims? But Modi and Co. tolerate them in the mistaken belief that it would fetch them votes.

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
10 Jan 2022

Gopalkrishna Gandhi in conversation with Elsa Lycias Joel about India as a Republic

Elsa Lycias Joel Elsa Lycias Joel
10 Jan 2022

A unique characteristic of fascism is the use of stormtroopers operating under the benign gaze of the State

Mathew John Mathew John
10 Jan 2022

Spreading hatred in the name of religion is a contradiction, but that is what one gets to see in the country

Julian S Das Julian S Das
10 Jan 2022

2022 dawned bleakly. Not just because of the resurgent Covid, but because of the events of 3rd January.

Chhotebhai Chhotebhai
10 Jan 2022

A pluralist India with unity of minds and hearts can be built if the people of India practice fraternity

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
10 Jan 2022

‘The ethnicisation of India’s democracy that took place during Narendra Modi’s first term lies particularly in the government’s active promotion of Hinduism at the expense of secularism.

Lancy Lobo Lancy Lobo
10 Jan 2022

To achieve the objective of raising the marriage age, the government should make sure that laws relating to RTE and other issues are strictly implemented

Adv Jessy Kurian Adv Jessy Kurian
10 Jan 2022

Some years ago, I read how an Indian sentenced to death by UAE's Supreme Court for murdering a girl had been pardoned by the victim's parents!

Robert Clements Robert Clements
10 Jan 2022

In yet another instance of rubbing salt into the wound, the Missionaries of Charity (MC) nuns have been evicted from their Shishu Bhawan in Kanpur Cantonment on January 3.

IC Correspondent IC Correspondent
06 Jan 2022

Haridwar is believed to be one of the four places where the drops of Amrita, the elixir of immortality, accidentally spilled over from the pitcher or Kumbha

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
03 Jan 2022

We are told that “a true Hindu can never be intolerant or be tempted by power”

Archbishop Felix Machado Archbishop Felix Machado
03 Jan 2022

The Karnataka Chief Minister, who was trained in the secular thesis of Janata Dal before joining BJP, is trying to be in the good books of his masters to save his chair

John Dayal John Dayal
03 Jan 2022

What surprises many is that Delhi is among the worst performers in the Union Territories’ category, despite its claims to have reformed Education and Health sectors

Manoj Varghese Manoj Varghese
03 Jan 2022

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is reaping the harvest of his previous term investment in the welfare and health of the people of the State.

Manoj Varghese Manoj Varghese
03 Jan 2022

Desmond Mpilo Tutu, who was also known as Archbishop Tutu, was Africa’s great soul, freedom fighter, staunch believer in Christ and his values.

Dr Prakash Louis Dr Prakash Louis
03 Jan 2022

While many books on Modi are in the market, this one provides hard evidence and data about the failures and misdeeds of Modi regime.

Lancy Lobo Lancy Lobo
03 Jan 2022

“No room!’ shout mobs as they rampage churches, burn Bibles!”

Robert Clements Robert Clements
03 Jan 2022