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After my fast, BJP offered me crores to contest Manipur polls

(Published   in Deccan Chronicle, Feb 13, 2017 – pic: 44-year-old rights activist Irom Sharmila (Photo: AP)  Irom Sharmila claims –  Manipur will vote for 60 assembly constituencies which is to be held in two phases (Note: Sharmila richly deserved the title...

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New report exposes India’s mistreatment of minorities

 Religious/ethnic mistreatment, India – Ritu Sharma, in Matters India, India. February 13, 2017 It elaborates on how laws discriminate against Christians and Muslims. (In the pic: Indian Catholics celebrate Christmas Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Allahabad late on Dec. 24, 2016. Last year...

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Francis is a dangerously misguided Pontiff?

Steve Bannon contacting Catholics who share his suspicion Francis is a dangerously misguided  Pontiff (Jason Horowitz, More on Bannon in The New York Times , February 7, 2017) While Trump, a twice-divorced president who has boasted of groping women, may seem an unlikely ally of traditionalists in the Vatican, many of...

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US Church vs politics – The President and the Bishops

By Michael McGough in the Tablet UK, 09 February 2017 (Note: The UK’s national Catholic weely Tablet, is bright, brief and begone, in its comments on the state of thinking among US hierarchy. (“Intelligenti paucca”) Few words are enough to get the...

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Cockfight: Sasikala vs Panneerselvam!

Kuldip Nayar, in the Statesman, Kolkotta,February 9, 2017 (Note: The cock-fight in Chennai now is between Panneerselvam and Sasikala, the latter a bête noire in public eye and the other, a man approved or “an affable man” due to his...

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Pope -Trump meeting “Expected” Next May

Christopher Lamb in Vatican Insider, on February 2017   Encounter between the two leaders highly likely when US President travels to Italy for G7 summit           (Note:    Who are the two persons today hogging the limelight all over...

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Sasikala politics – Backroom to the front-stage

Editorial in the Hindu, FEBRUARY 07, 2017  (Note: An orchestrated drama is being enacted  to fool the public that Sasikala’s rise to CM’s post is through due process. It is very doubtful that a person who never won an election...

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Stokes papal tensions by meeting Rome nationalist

(In the pic: US cardinal Raymond Burke) Stephanie Kirchgaessner, in the Guaridan UK Sunday Monday 6 February 2017 Pope Francis’s harshest critics are aligning themselves with Trump and his acolytes around the world, including Matteo Salvini (Cardinal Burke, the unofficial...

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Canadian Contrast

Editorial in Indian Express, February 3, 2017 Amid the rise of the far-right, Justin Trudeau’s Canada stands out as a bastion of Western multiculturalism.                  (Note: There is always a silver lining even in a dark overcast sky. We have...

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Trump has inspired a growing opposition

Editorial in US Catholic Reporter –  Editorial  in National Catholic Reporter, USA,   Feb. 3, 2017 People protest against President Donald Trump's immigration policies during a demonstration near the White House in Washington Jan. 25. (CNS/Gregory A. Shemitz) (Note: “I was a stranger...

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Canadian Contrast

Editorial in Indian Exprss, February 3, 2017. Amid the rise of the far-right, Justin Trudeau’s Canada stands out as a bastion of Western multiculturalism. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (Note: There is always a silver lining even in a dark overcast...