Kurji Parish prepares for Patna Diocese Centenary

Kurji Parish prepares for Patna Diocese Centenary

It’s an eventful November for Patna’s Kurji Parish. After a remarkable Christ the King procession at on Sunday (the 25th), Bihar’s most populous parish prepares to play host to the Papal Nuncio and several bishops this week. It’s going to be an evening to remember, according to sources close to Kurji Parish Priest Raymond Cherubim SJ, […]

Amnesty questions Human Rights violations of ‘foreigners’ in Assam

Amnesty questions Human Rights violations of ‘foreigners’  in Assam

Guwahati (Assam) – At a time when the State is on the edge over the illegal Bangladeshi migrants’ issue, Amnesty India today said that Assam must end human rights violation against persons declared foreigners by the Foreigners Tribunals and held in detention centres across the State. Releasing a report, ‘Between Fear and Hatred: Surviving Migration […]

YouTube videos help gangs rob ATMs in Bihar

YouTube videos help gangs rob ATMs in Bihar

You Tube and the internet has become the training round for all sorts of fraudsters. And to add to this, a chap in Bihar actually set up an institute to train ATM thieves! ATMS are being pilfered, cards duplicated and all sorts of chicanery is on! The Muzaffarpur police have arrested eight persons and say […]

Monkeys terrorize Agra, citizens deploy Langur deterrent!

Monkeys terrorize Agra, citizens deploy Langur deterrent!

Here’s a piece of wild news: Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, is being terrorized by hordes of killer monkeys! In the past three months local newspapers have reported at least three incidents where people have been fatally attacked and bitten by monkeys. There’s nothing that the population can do, because these simians are […]

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 […]

Assam Santhals bid Farewell to Asur Samrat

Assam Santhals bid Farewell to Asur Samrat

BONGAIGAON, (Assam): Have you heard of Asur puja? It’s a celebration that is performed by the Adivasi-Santhals settled in Assam. The Celebration of ‘Samrat Asur Hudur Durga’ (a legendary King of the Adivasi-Santhals) puja ended yesterday with Vijaya Dashami. Around 3,000 Adivasi-Santhals of Deosri (Tibitola) along the India-Bhutan border in Chirang district celebrated this puja […]

An Agnostic Deconstructs the Bible Mahotsav

An Agnostic Deconstructs the Bible Mahotsav

In these troubled times, and despite what the apologists for a particular political regime want to say, these are definitely troubled times; three thousand Catholics, over half of them the rural poor, congregated at a church in Patna to acknowledge the source of their faith. And for so many who came, this was an act […]

To know the Bible is to know Jesus: Bible Mahotsav 2018

To know the Bible is to know Jesus: Bible Mahotsav 2018

Excitement, wonder and a sense of joyful worship  was evident at the inaugural day of the Patna Archdiocesan Bible Festival, the Bible Mahotsav. The three- day long event will feature sermons, prayer, Holy mass, singing, cultural events, and a quiz, all based on the Bible. The first Grand event of the year long Patna Archdiocesan […]

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