Monthly Archive: May 2018

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MEN OF LETTERS

  # chhotebhai 31 May 2018 Chhotebhai speaks at the National Seminar on “Christian Leadership for a Culture of Peace in the Multi-Religious Context of India”. It was held from 13th to 15th April 2018 at Navjivan Renewal Centre (NRC),...

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The Sojourn

Varghese  Pamplanil   The Sojourn        The sojourn of non-existence: nay  existence may end now. What’s reality after one is no more,elusive great unknown. Nothing is  left behind, even  a trace, or a shadow of being here. What...

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REPOSE

  Repose Varghese Pamplanil   There is no wound that won’t heal, there is no sorrow time won’t erase, there is no hurt that won’t mend. Nothing lasts for ever, everything passes.   Transient creatures, we on planet earth, that...

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CHALLENGE TO BE PROPHETIC IN INDIA

  *Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ 27th May 2018 There has been so much happening in India in the recent past and particularly, this past week. The country today sits on a tinderbox; waiting to explode at any moment; no one...

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Resurrection

  Resurrection Varghese Pamplanil   From the burnt and charred earth emerges, new shoots of blue bells, ferns and grass, hibernating trees stir from prolonged sleep,  a few buds peep demure among the leaves.   It is the season of...

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Paradise – Varghese Pamplanil

Today, I had a rare  visit of  paradise on earth,  that filled my heart and being, with joy and bliss. Moved I among trees and shrubs of rainbow hues, dazzled and awe struck, all my nerves tinkled, riot of colours...

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MARY’S MAY

  *Fr Cedric Prakash sj 20th May 2018 The month of May has always been a special month dedicated to Mary, the mother of Jesus, the mother of God. As children we looked forward to the ‘May Devotions’; during our...

Bengaluru: JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy and party MLAs show victory sign to celebrate after chief minister BS Yediyurappa announced his resignation before the floor test, at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru, on Saturday. Supreme Court had ordered Karnataka BJP Government to prove their majority in a floor test at the Assembly .(PTI Photo) (PTI5_19_2018_000197B) 1

KARNATAKA DRAMA

    *Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ 19 May 2018 The ‘natak’ in Karnataka, since the results of the recently-held elections to the State Assembly  were announced on 15 May, was a drama which played out for almost a week and...

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STRANGE ROLE (OF GOVERNORS)

Cover image: Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala inviting the BJP to form government day before yesterday and allowing Yeddyurappa to take oath yesterday (courtesy The Indian Express)   Readers of CCV can read below, a very incisive editorial in the Telegraph...

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PRESS RELEASE – ANOTHER BRIDGE COLLAPSE

  PRESS RELEASE   KANPUR 16TH MAY: The Kanpur Nagrik Manch (KNM) has expressed shock and dismay at the collapse of an under construction flyover near Varanasi Cantt station yesterday, in which several people lost their lives or were seriously...

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CORRUPTION – Letter to the Editor

  Varghese Pamplanil gives his feedback on: Corruption is a social sin – Article by Amado Picardal, Manila, Philippines.   The article above set me thinking.   According to Webster’s Encyclopaedic Unabridged Dictionary, the word ‘corrupt’ means: guilty of dishonest...