Cover Stories

A Smokescreen to Crush Dissent

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.

img1 Dr Suresh Mathew
19 Oct 2020

Fr. Stan Swamy SJ: A Narrative of a Human Rights Defender

On 8 October 2020, around 7.20 pm, four officials from the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the counter terrorism taskforce of the country,

img1 Joseph Xavier
19 Oct 2020

Articles

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

Dear Shri Satya Pal Singh, MP, Your parents had a purpose when they named you Satya (Truthful).

img2 A. J. Philip
28 Sep 2020

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

img2 Archbp Thomas Menamparampil
28 Sep 2020

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.

img2 Joseph Maliakan
28 Sep 2020

At a Webinar organized by USM Indore on 20th September 20202, 120 young leaders who have been part of Universal Solidarity Movement

img2 Jacob Peenikaparambil
28 Sep 2020

The New Education Policy begins with the UN goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,

img2 Dr. Frazer Mascarenhas
28 Sep 2020

Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy; it is estimated that at least sixty percent of the Indian population

img2 Cedric Prakash
28 Sep 2020

As fair play evolved and even warfare rules changed from barbaric methods to slightly more civilized ways,

img2 Robert Clements
28 Sep 2020

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,

img2 Amandeep Sandhu
28 Sep 2020

Governments in Pakistan and other Islamic countries are accused of being controlled by the fanatic religious leaders.

img2 Varghese Alengaden
28 Sep 2020

Rajasthan government permits family members of COVID-19 patients to meet them in hospitals by wearing face masks, PPE kits and hand gloves.

img2 Aarti
28 Sep 2020