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 […]

Quit, Bishop M! say Catholics across India

Quit, Bishop M! say Catholics across India

Let’s face it. The Church in India is facing an unprecedented crisis, all because Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar continues in his seat. One one hand, the controversy is getting shriller, the allegations are flying thick and fast, and on the other, there is an eerie silence from the CBCI or from the Church authorities. […]

776 graduates for Don Bosco 7th University Convocation

776 graduates for Don Bosco 7th University Convocation

Guwahati: A total of 766 students from across India and 20 other countries studying in Assam Don Bosco University will be offered their degrees during its 7th convocation on its Tepesia campus here on Saturday. Union minister of state for electronics and information technology S.S. Ahluwalia, Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi and chief minister Sarban-anda Sonowal, […]

It’s Done! All citizens have the Right to Love!

It’s Done! All citizens have the Right to Love!

New Delhi, Sep 6 (PTI) Gay sex among consenting adults is not a criminal offence, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday, holding that part of a 158-year-old colonial law that criminalised it, violated the constitutional right to equality and dignity. The top court decriminalised part of the Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that […]

पटना पशु विज्ञान विश्वविद्लाय में भी ई -लाइब्रेरी

अब पशु विज्ञान विश्वविद्लाय में भी ई -लाइब्रेरी सुविधा उपलब्ध राज्य के एकमात्र पशुविज्ञान विश्वविद्यालय में छात्रों के लिए एक बहुत बड़ी पुष्तकालय बनायीं गई है।इसमें 15 हज़ार 816 किताबों के अलावा पांच हज़ार से अधिक सामयिक पत्रिकाएं रखी गई है। साथ ही आधुनिक वाय -फ़ायई -लाइब्रेरी की भी व्यस्था है। इसमें ऑनलाइन जर्नल के […]

Rescuers still at work on Genoa Bridge Fall

Rescuers still at work on Genoa Bridge Fall

ITALY:  Rescuers in the north-western Italian city of Genoa continue to search for possible survivors after the dramatic collapse of a motorway bridge, reports the BBC. Police say at least 26 people were killed and 15 badly hurt, when dozens of vehicles fell 45m (148ft). (August 14) Reports say cries can be heard from people […]

Should you thank the Modi Government for Net Neutrality?

Should you thank the Modi Government for Net Neutrality?

This week, India announced it had approved net neutrality rules that many experts actually called the strongest in the world. On the face of it, this is one thing that the Modi government can be credited for. Despite its image of being overly corporate and business-friendly, the current dispensation has actually done something that should […]

Catholic priests undergo trial by Media for Malankara rite ‘scandal’

Catholic priests undergo trial by Media for Malankara rite ‘scandal’

A few TV channels in India have started a media trial of five priests belonging to the Orthodox Syrian rite, who have been accused of blackmailing a woman for sex. Amid the noise, and the sensation of finally finding some Christian ‘Wolves in Sheep’s clothing preying upon their Flock’, as usual, most TV channels aren’t […]

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