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Death Knell of Secularism

The country is set to get a new Parliament building to ‘house’ the sanctum sanctorum of democracy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently unveiled the Ashoka Pillar, the national emblem

Dr Suresh Mathew Dr Suresh Mathew
25 Jul 2022

Lions of Modi: Sham called secularism

The Constitution grants every citizen the right to practice his or her religion. And even propagate it. Yet, the state does not have a religion of its own.

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
25 Jul 2022


The mixing of religion with the affairs of the State by the BJP governments is negation of the secular tenets of the Constitution

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
25 Jul 2022

With Draupadi Murmu winning the Presidential election, India has the first tribal on the Hot Seat

P. A. Chacko P. A. Chacko
25 Jul 2022

The government has raised the GST rates on certain items of daily use like food grains, pulses, milk products etc. hitting the common people badly

Jaswant Kaur Jaswant Kaur
25 Jul 2022

Consider ageing as gift of a long life. Aging is not a condemnation, but a blessing.

Cedric Prakash Cedric Prakash
25 Jul 2022

In any democracy the purveyors of hate and suspected killers would be swiftly arrested; here they are given a free hand and even felicitated.

Don Aguiar Don Aguiar
25 Jul 2022

There are more than 40 million domestic workers in India and nearly 90 per cent of them are women, as per the National Platform for Domestic Workers.

M L Satyan M L Satyan
25 Jul 2022

Some prefer Coca Cola while others desire Fanta, Limca, Pepsi etc. Made primarily of carbonated water, sugar and flavourings, they have all become part

Aarti Aarti
25 Jul 2022

Pope St. John Paul II says: ‘People today put more trust in witnesses than in teachers, in experience than in teaching, and in life and action than in theories.

Patrick Crasta Patrick Crasta
25 Jul 2022

Even as I hear plans of bullet trains, and highways, and coastal roads and flyovers I look at bridges built yesterday

Robert Clements Robert Clements
25 Jul 2022