Monthly Archive: January 2018

Archbishop Albert D'Souza 1

SOWN IN GOOD SOIL

CHHOTEBHAI The Gospel reading was from Mathew chapter 13, on the sower and the seed. The occasion was the Episcopal Silver Jubilee of Abp Albert D’souza (72) of Agra. It was being celebrated on 28th January at St Peter’s College,...

Sitaram Yechury 0

CPI-M votes Factions agree to disagree!

  Editorial in the Statesman  January 29, 2018   (Note: Any hope of the Marxist-communist ideology resurrecting after the break up and going to smithereens of the Russian Empire? Nope! That seems to be the clear verdict of history so...

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PAYING THE PRICE

Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ*   In this article Fr Cedric Prakash, a vocal Human Rights Activist, gives us all a very powerful message: "The writing on wall in the India of today is very clear: we have Godses and we...

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AUSCHWITZ REMEMBERED

Fr Cedric Prakash SJ* Here is an article by Fr Cedric Prakash SJ, noted Human Rights Activist.  In the light of rampant violation of human rights in many parts of the world, by Governments and in the name of religion,...

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The Omertà : The Code of Silence sworn by the Mafia

  Varghese Pamplanil         (Note: Omerta is an Italian word meaning secrecy sworn to by oath; code of silence. It is widely used and abused by people all over the world. Our columnist Pamplani explains its use in India, especially in the Syromalabar Kerala...

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Seminar for a culture of Peace in India!

(Note: This is a combined  appeal from a group of people of good will, lead by Swami Sachidanda  and helped by Chottebhai, to all people of good-will in India.CCV is only trying to give wings  to this appeal to reach...

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Why is VHP’s Pravin Togadia so angry?

Shashi Shekhar in Times of India 21 January 2018 Once a friend of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the VHP leader is today seen as a liability for the prime minister’s development agenda (Note: Once close friends, when Modi was CM in...

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Why only Haj? End subsidies for all pilgrims!

Times of India, January 21, 2018 Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar                (Note:  Do you know that some of our Indian states give subsidies to pilgrims of various religions, even to Christians, in Tamilnadu?               Most of us, ccv included,  thought Haj...

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Modi-Netanyahu Truly Made For Each Other

Mani Shankar Aiyar  in  NDTV Opinion January 17, 2018. (Note: Comparisons are odious,  but they often put messages one wants to convey forcefully and in right perspective.  That is what Mani Sankar does especially well and thought provokingly  by comparing ...