Monthly Archive: January 2019

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THE GEORGE I KNEW

  # chhotebhai The gutsy fighter, the dynamite man of yesteryears, is no more, having just passed on with two fat ladies (tambola language) at 88. Adieu George Fernandes   I first met George Bhai in July 1990, when he...

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YOUR VOTE: A RIGHT and A DUTY!

  –      * Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ Come 25 January 2019, India observe ‘National Voters’ Day’, once again. Thanks to the stewardship of the then Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Union Cabinet of the UPA Government in 2011, decided ...

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Netizens for Democracy

  *Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ   Given the significance of the subject and the urgency which it entailed – it was an event that had to happen! ‘Netizens for Democracy’ (https://netizensfordemocracy.in/) held a day long conclave on ‘Social Media as...

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THE CHILD IS.

Cover Photo:  Window to the world of Myra   # chhotebhai “The child is father of the man” is the seventh of the nine lines of the poem “My Heart Leaps Up” by William Wordsworth.  It was written in 1802,...

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Empathize with the outcast! Recital of the Hideous!

Editorial in the Statesman January 8, 2019   The silence of the administration in Patna is deafening. The gruesome tragedy and the attitude of the hospital are only symptoms of the overwhelming sclerosis that has now served to extend the loop of the...

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Is Congress waxing or waning? An ism is coming to an end

  By Manini Chatterjee The Telegraph, Kolkata 31.12.2018   Cover image: PM Modi said Opposition leaders were coming together for personal survival and not ideological affinity.(PTI)   Narendra Modi and Amit Shah have ensured anti-Congressism is no longer the governing principle...