Cover Stories

Wooing Voters and Unemployment Woes

Despite assertions of inflated economic growth, India continues to grapple with inadequate employment opportunities. This issue will be a pivotal concern as it votes in its next government.

Fr. Gaurav Nair Fr. Gaurav Nair
29 Apr 2024

'Decent Work and Social Justice for All': A Distant Indian Reality

Every year on May 1, people celebrate International Labour Day, also known as May Day or Workers' Day, in about 80 different nations throughout the globe. May Day 2024 falls on a Wednesday.

Jose Vattakuzhy Jose Vattakuzhy
29 Apr 2024


"We are forced to work for straight ten hours, standing on our feet, without any seating arrangement. If we fail to do so, we are fired within moments," says an employee

Jaswant Kaur Jaswant Kaur
29 Apr 2024

It was in 2008 that I attended a friend's sister's marriage at the Catholic Cathedral Church at Goldakhana in New Delhi. The girl, a Malayali, was from Banswara in Rajasthan.

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
29 Apr 2024

"Leading from the front" is one of the excellent qualities of an ideal leader. It can mean being a role model in practising moral and ethical values, taking initiative

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
29 Apr 2024

Come election time, crawlers, beggars, well-wishers, guarantee salesmen, and such an assortment are at your doorstep.

P. A. Chacko P. A. Chacko
29 Apr 2024

Every now and then, I dream big and become ambitious. There are such things as historic moments in the life of a person.

Dr. Elsa Lycias Joel Dr. Elsa Lycias Joel
29 Apr 2024

"Whom are you going to vote for?" I asked Savitri as she was refining her mud floor with cow dung.

F. M. Britto F. M. Britto
29 Apr 2024

Global leaders, including Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin, Narendra Modi, Emmanuel Macron, Rishi Sunak, Olaf Scholz, and Mohammed bin Salman

Sacaria Joseph Sacaria Joseph
29 Apr 2024

As the largest show on the planet began on 19 April 2024, where 969 million eligible Indian voters started exercising their franchise in the seven-phase polling

Nava Thakuria Nava Thakuria
29 Apr 2024

The nervous politician hastily drew the curtains in his house and looked out furtively through a small opening in the folds

Robert Clements Robert Clements
29 Apr 2024