The NEP 2020: Reforms tilted towards the Rich…

“Education is a dynamic reality; it is a movement that brings people to light.” - Pope Francis  [auth] The vision of the new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 envisions “creating the education system holistic, flexible,…

Facing Corona with Meditation

It is already eight months! Corona is still ruling the nations! So much suffering, death, and uncertainty. Many scientists, doctors, social workers, government and private agencies and individuals are trying their best to cope up…

Rohingya: fast becoming a lost tribe?

Unlike the 2019 peace rally at Kutupalong Mega camp, when over 200,000 Rohingya refugees converged together to mark the second anniversary of their exodus from Rakhine state, the third anniversary on 25th August 2020 was…

Can our forerunners inspire us?

Education has been an important tool in the hands of Jesuits almost from its very inception in 1542.  Within a few years of the founding of the Society of Jesus, it became clear that one…

Humour as a Way to Face the Vicissitudes…

Three aspects of humour are highlighted here: 1. Humour softens the existential suffering and also acts as protest against injustice and discrimination; 2. It’s an antidote to what cannot be changed in life; 3. Humour…

Thinking Out of the Gender Box: Challenges to…

Moving into the 21st century, gender is a familiar expression in ordinary parlance besides becoming a tool of critical inquiry in key analytical questions. Though gender concerns are generally seen as synonym for women’s concerns,…

Jesuits and Gender Equality

For thousands of years patriarchal attitudes persisted in human society wherein the male was considered the norm and the female as created to be at his service. Women were accorded an inferior position and were…