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Indian Women find US Dreams in Peril

The Telegraph, Calcutta 7th April 2018   The Trump administration announced last autumn that, as part of a crackdown on H- 1B visas issued for skilled workers to enter the US, it plans to rescind an Obama-era programme that allowed...

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Will 2019 see an anti- Narendra Modi coalition?

Cover image: Congress president Rahul Gandhi and other leaders during a dinner hosted by Sonia Gandhi, March 13(Hindustan Times) Rajdeep Sardesai  March 15, 2018 The successful alliance between the SP and the BSP in the recent UP by-elections is seen as a...

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Our Politicians Don’t Really Care About Us

Rishi Seth Times of India, Kolkata 6th April 2018 Our politicians have mastered the art of electioneering untied to performance or public welfare. They have for long been aware that winning elections and gaining power is untied from the performance...

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Bengal Government told to clear tea dues

The Telegraph Calcutta 5th April 2018   Readers of CCV must have heard of senior advocate Colin Gonzalves, who is a great human rights activist.  Here he wins a legal battle in the Supreme Court of India to bring relief...

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Muslims opting for Atheism? Crisis of faith

Hasan Suroor, in the Tribune, April 4, 2018 Disillusioned young Muslims are opting for atheism. Doubt lingers: ‘Ex-Muslims’ can’t reconcile to values of ‘coercion’ and ‘repression’. (Note: Change alone is the only constant in life. We have heard it and also...

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HE IS RISEN. HE IS RISEN, INDEED!

  Isaac Gomes, Asso. Editor, Church Citizens' Voice writes on the significance of Easter. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/self-regulatory-body-to-keep-tabs-on-private-schools/articleshow/58935592.cms            A traditional Easter greeting in the Western church is the exclamation “He is risen!” and the response is “He is risen, indeed!”  The words...

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3 NAILS, 3 HOURS & 3 DAYS

  Chhotebhai           It’s that time of the year  when well meaning people ask us what is good about Good Friday, if it commemorates the death of a great person like Jesus. It is also when people will call up...

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PALM LEAVES

  Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ* Palm Sunday once again and a flood of reflections grip one’s soul. It is six days before the Passover and one cannot help but see the inter-connectedness of the different dimensions that make the day...

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PROPHETIC ACTIONS

  Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ*   Archbishop Oscar Romero and the day (24 March 1980) he was gunned down will remain forever etched in the memory of millions of people across the globe. There are several reasons for this; however,...

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Poem – The Dead Apple Tree

Varghese Pamplanil     The poem below was published in Church Citizens' Voice on 16th April 2016.  It is another facet of the colourful and multi-talented persona of Vargheseji.  He has explained that the allegory of the juicy fruit is...

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THE ‘JOSEPH’ IN FRANCIS!

-Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ* 18 March 2018 Exactly five years ago, on 19 March 2013, Pope Francis began his Pontificate. It was the Feast of St. Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church. For Pope Francis, the Feast was not...