Patna Catholics give thanks for this Diamond

Patna Catholics give thanks for this Diamond

A 21 year old Anglo-Indian officer of the Calcutta Police in was sent to Dacca. This was during the Dacca communal riot of 1941. The story is that there were shoot-at-sight orders as the town was under heavy curfew. The young officer, on patrol, saw a fellow sneaking around, and drew his gun to shoot. […]

Tribal Art Fest this Christmas at Jamshedpur

Tribal Art Fest this Christmas at Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) : The rich hues of tribal and folk culture of the state will be showcased come Christmas day, in  a national level event to be held at Bistupur in Jamshedpur. Organised jointly by Calcutta-based Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC), city-based NGO Kalamandir and Tata Steel, the All India Folk, Tribal and Craft Fair […]

Nithari killings: Death sentence to Pandher, Koli

Nithari killings: Death sentence to Pandher, Koli

Ghaziabad, Dec 8 : A special CBI court today awarded the death sentence to Chandigarh businessman Moninder Singh Pandher and his servant Surender Koli for rape and murder of a 24-year-old maid in the Nithari killings case that rocked the country. Ten years on, another victim gets ‘justice’. The court has also slapped a fine […]

Kaziranga Park becomes Rhino killing field?

Kaziranga Park becomes Rhino killing field?

Tezpur : Poachers reportedly  broke into Assam’s Kaziranga National Park, killed an adult rhinoceros and sawed off its horn, It’s the third such incidents in the protected zone this week, says a PTI report. The carcass of the male rhino was found today (November 9) near Bokpara camp under Kohora range of the park where […]

Shameless to the Core

Shameless to the Core

It is indeed ironical that on the  day the government ‘celebrates’ Balika Divas, a posse of male policemen let loose their ire on a girl student in Benaras Hindu University and beat her up. The girl was part of a larger gathering of students who were protesting the callous, disgustingly patriarchal , and insensitive attitude […]

Attacks on Christians increasing everywhere in India?

Attacks on Christians increasing everywhere in India?

Why have attacks against different groups or sects of Christians increased over the past two years? Who are behind these terror tactics? Perhaps it is time for the mainstream media to investigate! For quite some time now, we have been getting reports on  what appears to be a series of low-intensity, small scale attacks on […]

2016: Vinyl records sales up 53% in UK

2016: Vinyl records sales up 53% in UK

Oh, the record player is back with a bang, and the good old LP is making a comeback. Vinyl sales topped three million last year, the highest UK total in 25 years. Vinyl record sales are booming in the UK again because they help build a more personal connection to the music, a Kiwi researcher […]

The newest Jedi Knight of Calcutta

The newest Jedi Knight of Calcutta

The most striking thing about Saint Teresa of Calcutta is her simple slogan and sign language used when asked why on earth she was doing what she did… scrounging for souls in the blackest alleyways the world over.  Her answer, five fingers of her tiny palm spread out, practically in your face would be : […]

Patna Women’s College: Loss of Innocence

Patna Women’s College: Loss of Innocence

Frank Krishner asks some searching questions, it’s for the College Administration to find the answers! The past few days have been particularly traumatic for the ‘veteran’ professors of Patna Women’s College. Why? Because there is this overpowering sense of a loss of innocence. The students, with some tacit support from inside and outside forces (one […]