Compare the faith healers with our health workers. The latter risk their life for others, undeterred even by sporadic eruptions of ingratitude from the very people they serve
20 Apr 2020
On occasions like this, it could help to recall how such calamities were faced in the past
01 Apr 2020
The lust to abuse human beings as tools stems from the mindset of power that rejects love, which is the spiritual element in us
21 Mar 2020
The sentimental task is to bemoan the mammoth human suffering inflicted. The ethical task is to map its subterranean roots.
08 Mar 2020
If Modi is truly invincible, he should be so not only in parliamentary polls but also in state elections. That is clearly not the case. What does this mean?
11 Feb 2020
JNU signals a worrisome pathology.Violence as the medium of argument is unacceptable anywhere
14 Jan 2020
The oppressiveness of organised religion draws its legitimacy from man-made rules and customs, which are dishonestly attributed to God for stamping them with legitimacy.
08 Dec 2019
As the apex court is set to deliver its judgment today, India is on the cusp—a time pregnant with expectancy and its country-cousin, anxiety
09 Nov 2019
Civilization, as Will Durant documents, involves a transcendence of the tribal way of life in which tribe-against-tribe was the norm.
03 Nov 2019
If there is a crime worse than raping defenseless nuns, it is hounding those who, out of spiritual sensitivity, dare to stand by their spiritual sisters
22 Oct 2019
Unity in diversity is the irreducible logic of life. Uniformity is its contradiction, necessarily attended by disastrous consequences
12 Oct 2019
Central to the tragic situation in J&K is the mix-up of autonomy with separation. The separatists propagate this deadly confusion
16 Sep 2019
In the Indian world view, the purpose of an avatar is to combat adharma. The Mahabali myth embodies a contrary pattern
31 Aug 2019
Between the response, broadly speaking, of the rest of India and that of the people of the Valley, to the present Kashmir gamble, there is a complete discontinuity.
18 Aug 2019
The grand old party banked heavily on the ‘aristocratic’ facade. Times have changed. Yesterday’s merit is today’s stigma
10 Aug 2019
Now that the heat and dust around Sabarimala have settled, we can afford to think rationally and historically about its core issue.
25 Jul 2019
The politically powerful bishops’ lobby in Kerala is opposing the Bill. By doing so, it is only pushing Christians away from the mainstream
01 Jul 2019
It was Plato who, through Socrates, flagged the danger that the man of enlightenment faced the risk of getting killed by entering politics.
26 May 2019
The paradox of the Easter event is that it celebrates life through death. The primary reality is life, not death
20 Apr 2019
No religion is safe in the hands of priests. The pattern of irrational dependence on priestly favours impairs your child’s will to endure.
18 Mar 2019