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The Reluctant Actor and Politician

B Kolappan in the Hindu, December 6, 2016                       (Note: Jaya must have been a reluctant actor, initially, both in film and politics. But  people’s response to her performance in both the fields came as a natural  mass outburst,...

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Modi beats Trump, Putin to Top TIME Person of the Year poll

PTI | New York, December 5, 2016, in the Statesman, Kolkatta  (Note: Our honourable Prime Miniser Modiji has added another feather to his crown among world leaders. He has won the contest for the “TIME Person of the Year 2016,” by beating hollow Trump,...

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‘Black money generation is continuous’

Anjul Tomar,  in the  Kokatta Statessman,  December 3, 2016 (Note: Magicians endear themselves to unthinking crowd by pulling out a rabbit from the hat. What we need, especially what a democracy needs, is not a credulous crowd, but a critical...

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FREEDOM OF, OR FOR RELIGION?

(Based on a presentation at a public meeting organised by the All India Catholic Union at Mangalore on 26th November 2016)  By Chhotebhai                    (Note:  The title is both provocative and pregnant with  conflicting and enticing views (of...

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Mamata and Demonetisation – Oppose, expose, depose

Gyan Ranjan Saha, in The Statesman, Kolkatta, December 1, 2016 (Note: Parliament is the heart of democracy. As long as it is not allowed to function, cardiac arrest would be the end result. We have a federal system of government and...

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Trump’s hypocrisy is good for America

By Michael Gerson, Opinion writer November 28/16,  in Washinton Post (Note: Once upon a time we thought and believed that “hypocrisy” was a deadly vice to be fought tooth and nail. What else do these words of Jesus mean: “You hypocrites, white washed sepulchers” and...

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Sharing the Bad news of Donald Trump’s “Theology of Glory”

BY MATTHEW DODRILL,  NOVEMBER 23, 2016 in Religion Dispatches                         (Note: Matthew J. Dodrill is an ordained Baptist minister in Southwest Virginia. A graduate of Duke Divinity School, his interests include liberation theologies, apocalyptic readings of Paul, and the intersection of...

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Antediluvian Currency – Editorial in the Statesman,

(Kolkotta, November 28, 2016) The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has taken recourse to an antediluvian currency to buttress its opposition to demonetisation. A 12-hour Bangla bandh has been called on Monday (28 November), a move that has been stoutly resisted...

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Ban Bandhs!

Parties have a right to Protest but bandhs will only pile  misery for the common man –  November 29, 2016, Times of India, Editorial  (Note: Kerala has become the last remnant of communism in the world. It will also be the...

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His Holiness Declines to Answer!

By Ross Douthat,  New York Times Columnist  26 Nov. 2016 (Note:  CCV  published the whole letter of 4 cardinals questioning Francis, on Nov. 23/16. Various reactions were coming from individuals and columnists in top international papers like New York Times. This reaction...