Now, ‘Missionaries’ accused of Stealing from the Sikh Flock!

Now, ‘Missionaries’ accused of Stealing  from the Sikh Flock!

The new front for confrontation against ‘Conversions to Christianity’ is opening up along India’s North-western border, as a leading Sikh cleric accuses ‘Christian missionaries’ of ‘aggressive proselytisation’ and vows to stem the tide. Even as Archbishop Peter Machado of Bangalore and various Christian leaders have   condemned the continuous harassment on the Christian Missionaries in Karnataka […]

Hear their prayer for Daily Bread!

Hear their prayer for Daily Bread!

On this World Food Day- 16th October- Human Rights campaigner Fr Cedric Prakash SJ – gives us serious food for thought. Come 16 October – and the world once again is together as one, to focus on the most basic need for a person’s survival: food!  The first ‘World Food Day’ was observed in 1994, […]

US: Marching for the Martyrs

US: Marching for the Martyrs

On Saturday, (25th September) the streets of Washington D C were flooded with people walking in solidarity towards a cause often neglected. It was the second annual ‘ March For the Martyrs.’ What martyrs were they walking for ? Even though the world voices the idea of free choice of practicing any religion, doing so […]

Catholic Church starts Bioethics Forum

Catholic Church starts Bioethics Forum

The Conference of Catholic Bishops’ of India (CCBI) has established a Bioethics Forum, which will be headed by Archbishop Felix Toppo SJ of Ranchi, chairman of the CCBI Commission for Theology and Doctrine, will be head the forum.  Father Christopher Vimalraj, currently the director of Germain Academy, from the Archdiocese of Bangalore is its first […]

Clashes between Communities up: National Crime Report

Clashes between Communities up: National Crime Report

Cases of communal violence in 2020 nearly doubled from 2019 even as the country witnessed a strict restriction on outdoor activities due to COVID-19 pandemic during the past year, says the latest government data. The National Crime Report Bureau ( NCRB ) has released the annual report of 2020, which shockingly stated that there were […]

Farewell Oscar!

Farewell Oscar!

Tributes and condolences are pouring in from all parts of the country as the Indian Christian community and national political and civic leaders mourn the death of 80 year old Oscar Fernandes, a prominent Catholic politician from Karnataka State and former Union minister, on September 13. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief over the […]

Indian Government’s bid to go Driver-less?

Indian Government’s bid to go Driver-less?

Since the beginning of humankind, the urge to evolve and develop has been innate to the humans. In the 21st century, the Indian Government is determined to make a mark in the field of Autonomous vehicles and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ( UAV ). What are Autonomous Vehicles? An autonomous vehicle is one that is capable […]

Telangana Revvs up to Boost Artificial Intelligence

Telangana Revvs up to Boost Artificial Intelligence

Telangana State is aiming to become the Artificial Intelligence hub of India and the world, according to several sources. AI is the next stop As part of “2020 Year of AI” initiative, the Government of Telangana launched the Telangana AI Mission (T-AIM) in collaboration with NASSCOM. The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) […]

Students to have a new Study Menu soon!

Students to have a new Study Menu soon!

Delhi University(DU) decision to implement the National Education Policy (NEP) from the next academic year has triggered some confusion among students. This has also led the varsity teachers’ body to call a strike. State governments of Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh have also implemented the new education policy and seek  to implement NEP-2020 in all government […]

The Green Gandhian!

The Green Gandhian!

Let’s start off with a quick Quiz; Identify the man: The man was a certified chartered accountant in London for a British company. He went on to become probably the first Indian with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. [Our hot-shot youngsters, think of this, a BBA degree in 1928]! He enrolled for a Masters […]

He dreamed of a ‘Swaraj’ that didn’t mix politics and religion!

He dreamed of a ‘Swaraj’ that didn’t mix politics and religion!

Swaraj is my birth right, and I shall have it”  – This well know quote is often attributed to Bal Gangadhar Tilak, a stalwart of the Indian Independence Movement. However, the truth is that it was not Tilak, but Joseph ‘Kaka’ Baptista, his close associate and fellow freedom fighter, who coined the phrase. Throughout the […]

India at 75: Urgent Need to Defend Democracy

India at 75: Urgent Need to Defend Democracy

By Cedric Prakash SJ The institutional murder of 84-year-old Jesuit priest Fr Stan Swamy,who died on 5 July 2021 while still in judicial custody, has shaken the very foundations of democracy in India. The need and the urgency to defend democracy and all that is precious in the Constitution of India against repressive and anti-people […]

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