Cover Stories

A Useless Exposition

The consecration of the statue of Ram Lalla by Narendra Modi will be the biggest card played by the BJP this season. Will the opposition be able to rise to the challenge?

Fr. Gaurav Nair Fr. Gaurav Nair
22 Jan 2024

Ayodhya revisited: The sacred and the secular

The temple and the events leading up to it embody paradox and irony. Will such "sacred", where a human-made visage of Ram had to be chosen over the "celestial" one, define the new "secular"?

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
22 Jan 2024


Though the terms' karmakaand' and 'anushthaan' have more or less related meanings, they appear to signify different things or degrees of performing religion-related observances

J. Prashant Palakkappillil, CMI J. Prashant Palakkappillil, CMI
22 Jan 2024

The changing language of political discourse is perceptible. In the late 1980s, when the Bharatiya Janata Party first became a significant force in Indian politics, the BJP leader,

Don Aguiar Don Aguiar
22 Jan 2024

While addressing 800 priests of the Diocese of Rome in the Basilica of St. John Lateran on January 13, Pope Francis called the clergy to bear credible witness to Christ

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
22 Jan 2024

As massive propaganda and mobilisation for the inauguration of the Ram Temple on January 22 is on, there is a need to reflect on India's democratic and secular ethos.

Ram Puniyani Ram Puniyani
22 Jan 2024

After a long and hectic day, you reach home in the wee hours. Barely having grabbed a glass of water, your phone starts ringing.

Jaswant Kaur Jaswant Kaur
22 Jan 2024

Imagine a world where voting takes a single click, government services arrive at your doorstep with AI precision, and citizens debate policy on virtual town squares

Rajkumar Rajkumar
22 Jan 2024

In the final analysis, the ONOE is illogical, ill-conceived and seems to be highly motivated to favour those presently in power. It will bring the country to a STANDSTILL.

Chhotebhai Chhotebhai
22 Jan 2024

Rabindranath Tagore was born in 1861 and died in 1941. He experienced slavery in his motherland, India.

P. A. Joseph P. A. Joseph
22 Jan 2024

It's a long walk he's settled himself to do, from Manipur to Mumbai! Six thousand seven hundred and thirteen kilometres!

Robert Clements Robert Clements
22 Jan 2024