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“The Writer is Dead”

Is India still a land of Ahimsa and Dharma? We Indians have the habit of boasting “India is a land of ahimsa and non-violence”! It is only for public consumption. In reality, we are not what we preach. If there...

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Obama and religious freedom – Editorial: The Hindu

The first public reactions to U.S. President Barack Obama’s soul-stirring “Address to the People of India” at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi before winding up his three-day historic trip to the country on January 27 have, rather predictably,...

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Dalit IAS officer explores law to preach Christianity

Story UCAN – Umashankar said he has stopped addressing meetings following the government directive. Senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer C. Umashankar is looking at legal options to challenge a government directive forbidding him from preaching Christianity. "I am looking...

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Saffronising the Womb :: Indian Currents Editorial

Procreation is no Panacea Dr Suresh Mathew Narendra Modi Government came to power on people’s agenda. The core issues were: to initiate development, bring back black money, end corruption, contain inflation and ensure women’s safety. Angered by the failure of...

Curious one liners 0

Curious one liners

One liners about India that are completely true! (Source: UCANews) 1. If you want to know how divided we are, just look at the matrimonial page of our newspapers! 2. India is running the software of tomorrow on the hardware...

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Maramon Convention to begin next month

The eight-day convention will commence with the introductory prayer by Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan. Kottayam:  The 120th Maramon Convention, one of the largest Christian gatherings in the world, will begin at Maramon, near Kozhenchery in Kerala on...

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After church attacks, group launches helpline

New Delhi  – In a first of its kind initiative by any religious minority group in the country, Christians’ group, “following rise in targeted communal violence especially in the Capital” have launched a national helpline number to help victims of...

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Kiran Bedi & Arvind Kejriwal The Twins Who Aren’t

  Vinod Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Jan 20/2015 |     (Note: This  article in the Hindustan Times by Vinod Sharma, is extremely illuminating in doing the comparative study of Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi, a must read for those who want...

Meet of former priests and nuns 0

Meet of former priests and nuns

Kochi (Matters India): A 101-member organizing committee has been formed for the conduct of the national conference of Catholic priests and nuns who have hung up their robes following differences with the Church. The conference, the first of its kind...

Claretian priests attacked in Asansol 0

Claretian priests attacked in Asansol

The attackers were making anti Christian slogans and issuing death threats. By Fr I. P. Sarto Sahanagar:  A mob beat up two Claretian priests in Sahanagar village in Asansol diocese accusing them of diverting toilet water to the village canal...