Viganò Excommunication: Painful, but Necessary

Viganò Excommunication: Painful, but Necessary

Pope Francis’ Leadership: Strength in Openness Over the past decade, Pope Francis has garnered both admiration and criticism for his open, candid, and gentle approach. Some view these traits as weaknesses that emboldened opponent factions within the Church. Recent actions suggest a different interpretation. The excommunication of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò leaves no doubt of […]

Patnacine Festa: An Oasis for Art Lovers

Patnacine Festa: An Oasis for Art Lovers

Five days. For five days, in the midst of a searing June heatwave, an oasis appeared in this cultural Kalahari, bringing a modicum of animation to the listless and drooping culture-vultures parked on the bare bones of a surreal Mowgli landscape. Their “What ya wanna do?” “I dunno, what ya wanna do?” was cut short […]

Facing the Heat: Struggle Amidst a Global Crisis

Facing the Heat: Struggle Amidst a Global Crisis

If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you’re probably aware that it’s been quite hot. This summer, North India has been no exception, grappling with relentless heat waves that are becoming increasingly unbearable and life-threatening. From record-breaking temperatures to devastating impacts on daily life, the heat is no longer just a discomfort—it’s a clear sign of […]

Pope Francis: The World’s New ‘AI Guru’!

Pope Francis: The World’s New  ‘AI Guru’!

In the ever-evolving world of artificial intelligence, the last person you might expect to find at the forefront of ethical AI governance is an octogenarian who admits he can’t use a computer. Yet, Pope Francis, with his endearing humility and profound wisdom, has emerged as a guiding light for the tech giants wrestling with the […]

Truth or Dare with Neel Mukherjee: The Many Choices of “Choice”

Truth or Dare with Neel Mukherjee: The Many Choices of “Choice”

I love an afternoon read Hold onto your chai and crackers! In my case, it’s a cup of Orange Pekoe that sweetens an afternoon read. Neel Mukherjee’s “Choice” is here to take you on a twisted ride through the labyrinth of human decisions and self-deceptions. Remember that V.S. Naipaul quote from “In a Free State”? […]

Deaths Mount, Water Rationed as India Faces Record Heat

Deaths Mount, Water Rationed as India Faces Record Heat

New Delhi—Meltdown Madness Ensues During these past seven days, India’s capital, New Delhi, has taken centre stage in a real-life horror show: a record-breaking heatwave that’s turned the city into an inferno. With daytime temperatures flirting with 120 degrees Fahrenheit and nighttime temps barely dipping below 90, the city is cooking, and not in a […]

Big Business hopes You voted for Modi!

Big Business hopes You voted for Modi!

This isn’t a rant about the undeniable fact that the Indian media landscape is dominated by a few powerful conglomerates, many of which have notable connections to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). But let’s get that out of the way first. Reliance Industries Limited has a significant presence in Indian media through its subsidiary, Network18. […]

Democracy: Hobbits, Hooligans, the Epistocracy Pill

Democracy: Hobbits, Hooligans, the Epistocracy Pill

Ever feel like your vote doesn’t really count? Jason Brennan’s provocative book, Against Democracy, might just explain why you’re not alone. If the title didn’t tip you off, Brennan’s not here to sing democracy’s praises. Instead, he takes a good, hard look at the shortcomings of the system most of us hold dear. FRANK KRISHNER […]

Mourning the Loss, Questioning the System

Mourning the Loss, Questioning the System

As we contemplate the tragic loss of two young lives in Pune, ruthlessly taken by an irresponsible teenager. But while we share the families’ pain, we can’t ignore the glaring flaws in our criminal justice system. If the drunk, reckless rich kid was out of line, what about the Juvenile Justice Board that treated his […]

“India Prepares for Chinese Product Tsunami: Lifeboats Ready!”

“India Prepares for Chinese Product Tsunami: Lifeboats Ready!”

In a turn of events that has left Indian markets bracing for impact, the recent tariff hikes by the United States on a multitude of Chinese imports have poised India to become the new destination for a deluge of Chinese goods. It appears that China, facing a sudden closure of a major market, is about […]

Modi, Muslims, India-Pakistan!

Modi, Muslims, India-Pakistan!

You know it’s election season in India when Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts criticizing Indian Muslims and Pakistan. At his rallies, Modi has called Muslims in India “infiltrators” and claimed they “have more children,” despite these claims being proven false. He also falsely accused that if Congress comes to power, the wealth of ordinary citizens […]

Revisiting Zionism: Navigating Historical Realities and Present Challenges

Revisiting Zionism: Navigating Historical Realities and Present Challenges

Yesterday, 13th May, was Israel’s ‘Independence Day’. Frank Krishner in this piece examines the concept of Zionism. As Israel commemorates its 76th anniversary against the grim backdrop of recent violence and unrest, the essence of Zionism stands under scrutiny. In the cacophony of discourse surrounding Zionism, the term has been both distorted and weaponized, painted […]

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