Cover Stories

Superstitions Hold Sway

The direction of the Constitution of India that ‘it shall be the duty of every citizen to develop scientific temper and the spirit of inquiry and reform’

Dr Suresh Mathew Dr Suresh Mathew
24 Oct 2022

Murders for prosperity: Whither scientific temper?

Elanthoor is now a “tourist” spot, not because of the Gandhi museum which is part of the Elanthoor panchayat office but because of two heinous murders reported from there.

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
24 Oct 2022


Last fortnight, Kerala woke up to media reports of how two women were sacrificed, sexually mutilated and their body parts eaten by a couple

Aarti Aarti
24 Oct 2022

By suspending the Bombay High Court order to acquit Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba and four others convicted in a case under the Unlawful Activities

Joseph Maliakan Joseph Maliakan
24 Oct 2022

Hunger is a silent pandemic, affecting our future generations and must be addressed on a war footing.

Jaswant Kaur Jaswant Kaur
24 Oct 2022

“Give us today the food we need” is one of the several petitions in the Lord’s Prayer.

Prasant Palakkappillil Prasant Palakkappillil
24 Oct 2022

Shashi Tharoor’s not reaching the winning line in the race to the Powerhouse base in the recent Presidential election was not surprising to many election watchers.

P. A. Chacko P. A. Chacko
24 Oct 2022

Fast-tracking the release of 11 men who were convicted in the Bilkis Bano rape case by the union government has raised serious concerns on the Rule of Law

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
24 Oct 2022

The bishops gathered in Bangkok for FABC jubilee celebrations are spending a considerable time together from 12 – 30 October.

Felix Wilfred Felix Wilfred
24 Oct 2022

In February 2017, I was in Rome to attend the marriage of my niece to an Italian. The nuptials were held in the church of San Giuseppe Dei Falegnami constructed

Chhotebhai Chhotebhai
24 Oct 2022

As a few billion fans chomp at the bit in anticipation of the greatest show on earth – the World Soccer Cup 2022 in Qatar that is just weeks away

Mathew John Mathew John
24 Oct 2022

Poor Liz Truss, just forty-five days on the PM’s throne and she was out! In India too, the chief minister’s throne has become so temporary that political leaders

Robert Clements Robert Clements
24 Oct 2022