“And the Truth will set us Free!”

“Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake,” wrote Rabindranath Tagore. In the present modern culture, freedom is considered largely as the greatest good there is, after which all other good things must follow. In political parlance, artistic...

Through Mary To Jesus—Clichéd, But, Oh So True!

One day Jesus entered the gates of Heaven, He looked around and saw many happy smiling faces, suddenly he frowned, and the smile on His face froze. He called out, “Peter, what are these guys doing here? Did’nt I tell you to open the gates only for the good and...

Paving Paradise To Put Up A Parking Lot

Do you think that global warming doesn’t exist and it doesn’t affect you? The world as we know it is morphing into something unrecognisable unless WE aim to stop it. Hence, in 1972 the UN General Assembly designated June 5th as World Environment Day. Yes,...

Starting With Kids…How To Restore Hope, Build Families

At a recent interactive session, which I attended, several parents were invited to answer a basic generic question. Given a chance, with which person would you like to have dinner? Every couple answered hesitantly or assertively their choice. It ranged from sport...

The Miracle Of The Rosary

A complete chaotic situation on a Bandra street on a sweltering May evening. Non-law abiding class of drivers, the major culprits being the bikers, abuse a No-Entry street, as they jackrabbit their way through the maze of traffic. As a pedestrian, you seem like the...

Nostalgic NRI Nani Recalls A good Friday At St. Andrew Church

I find that I wake before dawn here, which is a novelty for me.  Dawns are generally shy and soft with colours gradually washing into the sky.  The birds start calling and I counted at least seven different songs – the Koel’s being the most distinctive.  Then the...