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Democracy Digitized: A Collision Course or a Collaborative Conquest?

NEW DELHI, Jan. 22 -- Imagine a world where voting takes a single click, government services arrive at your doorstep with AI precision, and citizens debate policy on virtual town squares. This is the ... Read More


Deepfakes Dilemma: Artificial Intelligence, Real Loss

NEW DELHI, Jan. 22 -- Picture this: After a long and hectic day, you reach home in the wee hours. Barely having grabbed a glass of water, your phone starts ringing. The call is from an unknown number.... Read More


Sustaining Democratic Spirit: Movements and Yatras

NEW DELHI, Jan. 22 -- As massive propaganda and mobilisation for the inauguration of the Ram Temple on January 22 is on, there is a need to reflect on India's democratic and secular ethos. We recall t... Read More


Eight Minutes Homily

NEW DELHI, Jan. 22 -- While addressing 800 priests of the Diocese of Rome in the Basilica of St. John Lateran on January 13, Pope Francis called the clergy to bear credible witness to Christ and to ke... Read More


Is the Inauguration of the Ram Temple foreshadowing India's Future?

NEW DELHI, Jan. 22 -- The changing language of political discourse is perceptible. In the late 1980s, when the Bharatiya Janata Party first became a significant force in Indian politics, the BJP leade... Read More


Anushthaan, Karmakaand and Aanand - Rites-Rituals, Ritualism and Bliss

NEW DELHI, Jan. 22 -- Though the terms' karmakaand' and 'anushthaan' have more or less related meanings, they appear to signify different things or degrees of performing religion-related observances. ... Read More


Ayodhya revisited: The sacred and the secular

NEW DELHI, Jan. 22 -- I cannot help but recall December 6, 1992; it was a Sunday. I had invited the founder editor of this journal, the late Fr. John Vallamattom, to be the chief guest at the annual d... Read More


A Useless Exposition

NEW DELHI, Jan. 22 -- Preparations for the consecration of the idol at Ayodhya on January 22 are in full swing, with the Hindutva legion forcing its celebration down the throats of the whole country o... Read More


Maldives and Laughing at Ourselves!

NEW DELHI, Jan. 15 -- Though the remarks by the Maldives deputy minister ridiculing our PM as a 'clown' and a 'puppet' are immature and uncalled for, I do believe the bigger thing to have been done in... Read More


Our Right to Dissent

NEW DELHI, Jan. 15 -- It was the school assembly. The guest speaker asked the students: "whose school is this"? One student answered: "This school belongs to the Principal," and another answered: "Thi... Read More