Monthly Archive: December 2017

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Brother Modi’s Talaq Deterrent

  THE TELEGRAPH, CALCUTTA 29 December 2017 J. P. YADAV New Delhi Cover Image: Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Law Minister, introduced the bill on instant "Triple Talaq" in the Lok Sabha. The Lok Sabha has passed a landmark bill that makes...

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  Fr Cedric Prakash SJ, human rights activist, needs no introduction.  Here is Fr Cedric's poetic reflection (which he sent me today) on Christmas for CCV readers. Isaac Gomes, Associate Editor, Church Citizens' Voice.   FR CEDRIC PRAKASH A poetic reflection...

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Visions of a feast in the time of Christ

“I was hungry, thirsty, lonely” is Christmas Renuka Narayanan, in Hindustan Times, Dec 24, 2017 It is believed Jesus and his disciples ate simply. Being in the midst of Christmas celebration here is a look back at feasts of the...

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Wish you a Happy or Sorry Christmas?

Paradoxical Celebration & prayer! dr. james kottoor When the world’s affordable, comfortable class, they are very few, rejoice and revel in a sea of affluence and merry go round of a throw away culture, the vast majority of the poor...

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Conspiracy of silence! Varghese Pamplanil

Varghese Pamplanil Attention Silence breakers please!   (Note: May be it is when people refuse to face issues head on frankly and publicly that conspiracy of  silence rears its ugly head. ‘Me too’ group spoke out to break out that... 0


  Fr. Cedric Prakash, sj* 20 December 2017 One of the most meaningful features of the Christmas Season is that of gift-giving! Across the globe, people love to give gifts at Christmas to others – and of course to receive gifts...



Cover Image: CBCI president, Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, felicitates Vice President of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu.  (Source: CBCI Website). Chhotebhai The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) invited Sri Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, for its annual Christmas celebration held...

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The importance of the Gujarat polls

  Cover image: Gujarat Assembly elections 2017: The BJP’s average victory margins were almost double the victory margins of Congress during 2012 Assembly elections in the state. (Express Photo: Bhupendra Rana) THE TELEGRAPH, KOLKATA 13 December 2017 Jawhar  Sircar Jawhar...