PM, Gandhis, pay tribute to Bapu

PM, Gandhis, pay tribute to Bapu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on his 150th birth anniversary and urged people to implement Gandhian principles in their daily lives. The prime minister said the nation expresses its gratitude to Gandhi for his everlasting contribution to humanity. E “We pledge to continue working hard to realise his […]

Lip syncing to Gandhi

Lip syncing to Gandhi

October 2, Gandhi’s 150th birthday. Dry day, no fresh meat, pious platitudes mouthed by politicians. Facebook and Whatsapp flooded with sayings of the Mahatma. Really? Our Pradhan Sevak is busy lip syncing selected quotes of the Mahatma, even as killer gangs of goons masquerading as saviours of Hindutva, assault, intimidate and lynch fellow citizens with […]

This virgin is delicious!

This virgin is delicious!

There is nothing more delicious and healthy than extra virgin olive oil. It is rightly called one of the seven wonders of the food. While olive oil is a popular kitchen staple, many people still don’t know the right way to use it. Here are some of the most common faux pas that people make […]

From Assam to NE ?No entry without NRC status!

From Assam to NE ?No entry without NRC status!

The question is, will you need to bring along a valid passport to cross over to another state some day soon? Right now, if you’re thinking of crossing the Assam border to a neighbouring state, you’re most likely to run into a roadblock or two. Just look at the aftermath of the NRC jhamela!  According […]

Needed: Rajbhasha Vibhag for English

Needed: Rajbhasha Vibhag for English

“Ñan ninne snehikkunnu”, says the wife to her migrant husband who has remitted her some money. To know what this means you will have to look at the PhonePe advertisement that came out in 2018. It is still available on YouTube. What the advertisement does indicate is that north Indian, Hindi speakers, are just as […]

Water rising, but people hopeful in Flooded Patna

Water rising, but people hopeful in Flooded Patna

 Battered by heavy rainfall for the past 48 hours in 3 districts of Bihar, at least 29 people have died in the state due to mishaps caused by the downpour, according to news agency ANI. Parts of the city experienced a break in the rainfall for a few hours,and very low precipitation on Monday. That […]

Philippino Army chief vs journalists?

Philippino Army chief vs journalists?

The Philippines’ new military chief has warned media not to present “biased” news reporting on the country’s communist insurgency. Journalists responded by suggesting that threatening them wasn’t part of his job description.  Armed forces chief, Lt. Gen. Noel Clement, said media should be “factual” in their reporting so as not to be construed as rebel […]

Vasai Archbishop says dialogue, not reaction is the response to VHP

Vasai Archbishop says dialogue, not reaction is the response to VHP

ROME – Archbishop Felix Machado of Vasai has urged Christians and the church to engage in ‘dialogue’ with right-wing political and religious forces in India. Watching what’s happening in his country today, Machado believes the need for real conversation with the Hindu majority is more urgent than ever. Speaking to a newspaper in Rome, Archbishop […]

Catholic Priest , author to preside over Marathi Lit Fest

Catholic Priest , author to preside over Marathi Lit Fest

Bombay (Mumbai): Vasai-based Catholic priest Father Francis D’Britto, writer and environmentalist, was recently elected president of the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan (ABMSS) 2020, a three-day event that will be held in Osmanabad starting January 10, 2020. Fr. D’Britto, who is the first Christian to be elected president of the ABMSS, said he would like […]