Dissent is anathema to the government; raising the issues of Adivasis is seen as an anti-national activity; helping the oppressed to seek justice is labelled as terrorist activity.
On 8 October 2020, around 7.20 pm, four officials from the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the counter terrorism taskforce of the country,
Pope Francis has challenged Bishops and Priests to defend the poor, the excluded and the oppressed;
The arrest of Fr Stan Lourduswamy, 83, is a violation of human rights.
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.
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.
Mumbai Police busted a “racket” of “fraudulent” manipulation of Television Rating Points (TRPs) involving three channels; Republic, Fakt Marathi, and Box Cinema.
It is rather quite disturbing that an “industry” by itself, exploiting the innocence of children for perverse sexual gratification,
Instances of human rights violations across the globe have been on the rise for the past few years.
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
Spiritual practices emerge from personal and individual beliefs, but they have a very strong connection with social and public life.
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
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.
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.
The virus of fundamentalism has infected all religions in India, and the religious divide is widening, creating distrust among the followers of different religions.
“God has created all human beings equal in rights, duties and dignity, and has called them to live together as brothers and sisters”.
It is true that the 287 paragraphs long Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, in eight chapters have been in the making even before the pandemic began.
Modiji’s self-composure is admirable. One would like to delve deep into the secret of his inner confidence. Nothing seems to disturb him.
Apart from the highly controversial Farm Bills, the Parliament in its brief monsoon session also passed three Labour Bills
The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections gave women in India a reason for hope. Women won 78 out of 545 Lok Sabha seats.
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.
While the healthcare ‘industry’ may be booming, healthcare ‘service’ in India faces serious challenges due to commercialization of healthcare services.
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
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.’
The Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) issued a Letter Samaritanus Bonus (The Good Samaritan) on July 14, 2020
On March 9, 1954, when the famous journalist Edward R Murrow exposed the then junior senator from Wisconsin -- Senator Joesph McCarthy,
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.
September 30, 2020 will go down in the annals of Indian history as one of the darkest days because of two reasons.
The Nirbhaya incident in 2012 was followed by spontaneous nation-wide (also world-wide) protests, candle light marches, rallies and meetings etc.
The judgement acquitting the 32 accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case is an absolute shocker.
CIVICUS is the well-known global alliance of civil society organisations that strives to promote marginalised voices specifically in the Global South;
In the mainstream media’s obsession with the alleged suicide or murder of a Bollywood actor, which has degenerated into targeting women actors
Although, Father of our Nation succeeded in casting out the foreign invaders from our country, His efforts to integrate leprosy patients
Mahatma Gandhi, who is widely honored and internationally acclaimed as the Father of the Indian nation, is irrelevant today!
Ironically Indians manifest their patriotism on 26th January, 15th August and during the cricket match between India and Pakistan
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’
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.
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
Dear Shri Satya Pal Singh, MP, Your parents had a purpose when they named you Satya (Truthful).
People were greatly surprised when the induction of Rafale Jet Fighters was marked by a sarva dharma puja. They wondered whether a Hindutva-inspired BJP had matured
The Delhi Police has been excelling in lawless behaviour for quite some time now. They very cleverly facilitated the brutal attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University students early this year.
At a Webinar organized by USM Indore on 20th September 20202, 120 young leaders who have been part of Universal Solidarity Movement
The New Education Policy begins with the UN goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,
Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy; it is estimated that at least sixty percent of the Indian population
As fair play evolved and even warfare rules changed from barbaric methods to slightly more civilized ways,
It is a terrible irony that most of us, who know English and can read this article, who live in urban India, who left rural India back just a generation or two ago,
Governments in Pakistan and other Islamic countries are accused of being controlled by the fanatic religious leaders.
Rajasthan government permits family members of COVID-19 patients to meet them in hospitals by wearing face masks, PPE kits and hand gloves.