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A Peepal Leaf to Captivate People

When the nation is about to exercise its franchise, the BJP is leaving no stone unturned in consolidating all opinions in its favour. The Ratna has become a tool towards political ends.

Fr. Gaurav Nair Fr. Gaurav Nair
12 Feb 2024

Why Bharat Ratna for L K Advani?

When the Congress government headed by Manmohan Singh decided in 2013 to confer the highest national award, Bharat Ratna, on Sachin Tendulkar, many asked, "Why"?

Jacob Peenikaparambil Jacob Peenikaparambil
12 Feb 2024


Like countless people, I was very happy when President Droupadi Murmu announced the name of Karpoori Thakur as the posthumous recipient of the highest civilian honour of Bharat Ratna

A. J. Philip A. J. Philip
12 Feb 2024

People will never forget the 13-month-long historic strike in 2021 for farmers' rights. 711 farmers died during the lengthy strike resulting from the corporatisation of agriculture

Jose Vattakuzhy Jose Vattakuzhy
12 Feb 2024

In Modi's India, you are told what to dress with, where to pray, what to believe, whom to worship, whom to travel with, what to speak, what history you must accept, and the like.

P. A. Chacko P. A. Chacko
12 Feb 2024

On January 29th (Monday), 2024, Neuralink, Elon Musk's brain-computer interface company, achieved a significant milestone with its inaugural successful human implantation

Dr Arnald Mahesh SDB Dr Arnald Mahesh SDB
12 Feb 2024

Narendra Modi made a very long, high-decibel rhetorical political speech on February 8 in the Lower House (Lok Sabha)) of the Indian Parliament

Dr. G. Ramachandram Dr. G. Ramachandram
12 Feb 2024

The vibrations of the spectacle of the inauguration of Lord Ram's temple are still in the air. This inauguration was done by Prime Minster Modi

Ram Puniyani Ram Puniyani
12 Feb 2024

Saint Valentine was a third-century Roman Priest-Martyr whose name has long been associated with courtly love. "Valentine" derives from valens (worthy, strong, powerful).

Ladislaus L D'Souza Ladislaus L D'Souza
12 Feb 2024

For the last few months, I've been curious about the many inaugurations by the Prime Minister of the Vande Bharat trains, and I decided yesterday I'd travel in one of them from Goa to Mumbai.

Robert Clements Robert Clements
12 Feb 2024