Suffering of trafficked at the heart of Pope’s Holy Week

Suffering of trafficked at the heart of Pope’s Holy Week

The curse of human trafficking and the great suffering of its victims will be at the heart of Holy Week 2019. Sister Eugenia Bonetti, the president of ‘Slaves No More’, has been entrusted by Pope Francis to write the reflections for the traditional Way of the Cross on Good Friday. (April 19) Starting April 14 […]

No escape for black bucks murder

No escape for black bucks murder

21 years have passed and justice still awaits the two black bucks who were hunted or rather, allegedly hunted by Bombay film stars. But the wheels of justice are still grinding. Slowly, no doubt, but surely. The Rajasthan High Court on has recently issued notices to film stars Saif Ali Khan, Neelam Kothari, Sonali Bendre […]

Indian Army reaches out in Assam

Indian Army reaches out in Assam

Sir, In Nalbari, Assam, the Indian army is doing laudable work. Keeping in tune with the Indian Army’s endeavour to remain at the forefront of the nation’s development, a unit of the Red Horns Division under the aegis of Indian Army’s ‘Civic Outreach Programme – Operation Sadbhavana’, on the New Year’s day, organised a maintenance […]

It’s Hockey all the way as Odisha hosts Hockey World Cup

It’s Hockey all the way as Odisha hosts Hockey World Cup

Kalinga Stadium witnessed a full house during the second pool match of host India with Belgium The match finally ended in a draw (2-2) after the host team conceded a goal in the last minutes. Holding tricolours fans thronged the stadium much before the start of play and cheered every move of the home team. […]

Papal Nuncio conveys Pope’s Greetings on Patna Diocese Centenary

Papal Nuncio conveys Pope’s Greetings on Patna Diocese Centenary

The Catholics of Patna and Bihar celebrate 100 years of the Catholic community’s contribution to the development of Bihar, and give thanks to the Lord for providing them the numerous opportunities to be of service to others. To be a Christian means to live a life of love, because God is Love, and the way […]

Two foreigners dupe Assam’s Green Guards

Two foreigners dupe Assam’s Green Guards

KALAIGAON, (Assam) Two foreign wildlife activists of Nature & Wildlife Association (NWA) had to leave Udalguri following an exposure of their fake activities in Nagaon and Karbi Anglong districts last year, according to local media reports. The foreigners, namely Andy Merk of Germany and Noni Montrieul alias Lailani Fouad, a French lady of NWA had […]

What’s all this about ‘Brahmanical Patriarchy’ ?

What’s all this about ‘Brahmanical Patriarchy’ ?

The CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey attended a closed door meeting of women. One of them presented him a feminist poster which read ‘Smash Brahmanical Patrirachy’ . The unfortunate man posed for a photo with the group of women writers and journalists, and the poster is sort of dangling in his hands. He’s not holding it up […]

Japan: Nature Shrinks Economy Growth

Japan: Nature Shrinks Economy Growth

Japan was hit by several natural disasters over its summer, including one of the country’s worst flooding disasters in decades, an earthquake and a deadly typhoon. The disasters disrupted factories and hit domestic spending. Natural Disasters have made the Japanese economy totter a bit. Japan’s economy shrank in the third quarter as natural disasters hit […]

My Diwali- Memory of a Happy Escape

My Diwali- Memory of a Happy Escape

[My Diwali- in this series, Shoma Ghosh tells about a parallel Sikh tradition, writing in from Calcutta] My Sikh friends celebrate Bandhi Chor Diwas, their own festival of lights during Diwali. It celebrates an epic escape alongside an epochal homecoming. My home is Calcutta, and I have seen how much joy the festival brings, in […]

My Four Day Darj Diwali… It’s Tihar!

My Four Day Darj Diwali… It’s Tihar!

[My Diwali:  a collection of personal perspectives from our readers, contributors, and interns. In this piece Rebecca Tamang describes the festival as it unfolds around the hills of Darjeeling and Sikkim] ‘Jhili Mili, Jhili Mili Deusu re!’ The hills of Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Siikimare alive with the sound of a special music… the Bhailo and […]

Pope’s reforms, Social Justice stance make Catholic conservatives angry

Pope’s reforms, Social Justice stance make Catholic conservatives angry

Pope Francis , the first Jesuit pope, who has a deep commitment to the poor and oppressed, has become a target of a deeply entrenched coterie of conservative and fundamentalist Catholics who dislike change. Yet Francis is determined to address long standing issues of corruption and mismanagement within the Church and in the Vatican, which […]

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