Author: CCV


India should follow France, Switch to a presumed consent system

Organ donation in France  – Rudroneel Ghosh in Times of India,  January 5, 2017 In France every citizen is organ doner on presumed consent from Jan.1/17 (Note: A detailed two-part article: “Gift of Life, Gift of Sight”,  Donating  Eyes and Body; SORT (Society for...


Russia to dominate world stage in 2017

Harsha Kakar,January 3, 2017, in Statesman, Kolkotta (Note: Syria today has become the world’s laboratory of shadow fighting between various warring nations, big and small for various vested interests pure and symple. The powers involved are: 1. the Syrian president Bashar...


PM must be made to pay for a cruel joke on people

This speech after note ban? – Prasenjit Bose, Hindustan Times,  Jan 01, 2017 Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertion that lakhs of crores of cash being deposited to the banks itself marks a success of demonetisation is ridiculous, since deposits are banks’...


To make India corruption free, catch them to make 2017 Safe!

“The only Indians with vast stashes of unearned, untaxed money are politicians and bureaucrats. Catch them Prime Minister because they are the real crooks.  Most ordinary Indians are honest and very hardworking and  have suffered much in 2016.” Tavleen Singh (in Indian Express January 1, 2017)


Give peace a chance – Endless fighting in Syria

Editorial ,in the Statesman, Kolkatta,December 31, 2016  (Note: Who created safe heavens for the planting and flourishing of an Islamic State, ISIS, in Iraq and Syria? It was done by the atrocious, abominable invasion and destruction of Iraq and hanging...


In Germany, Muslim Refugees convert to Christianity

Muslims becoming Christians?  (In the pic: A pastor baptises a Newly converted Muslim refugee – Dec 10, 2016, in Times of India) Church leaders have confirmed an upward trend in conversions. However, they have not provided statistics about these conversions. The entire conversion...


New York’s Cardinal Dolan to Pray at Trump Inauguration

DISPATCHES – Michael O'Loughlin, Dec 28 2016  in America, the National Catholic Review (In the oic: Banquet Hail. New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Donald Trump, then the Republicans' nominee for U.S. president, at the 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation...


Why Modi Poured out Christ’s Heart in his Mann Ki Baat?

Valson Thampu, in  Daily O, 25-12-2016 Showing a caring approach to the poor is a far more powerful political strategy than derailing India via demonetisation.   (Note: Valson Thampu is a known writer, political and social analyst and most of...


We have a stake in Syria, yet we have done nothing

John McCain on Aleppo masacre – (December 22), in the Washington Post Light a candle instead of cursing the darkness (In the pic: Syrian army soldiers patrol the east Aleppo neighborhood of Tariq al-Bab on Dec. 3. (Hassan Ammar/Associated Press)...