A Flashback on the Jesuits

My association with the Jesuits dates way back to the mid 1950s. I was yet a little girl then, but I remember my father rather proudly harping on the fact that what made him the…

Jesuits in Nagaland

In the Catholic Church in every generation there have been outstanding men and women who have paved the way to find solutions to vexing problems, and acted heroically when facing the challenges of their times.…

Far yet Near the Jesuits

I was brought up in close quarters with Jesuits in Patna – bluff, hearty Americans of the Chicago Province who ran our “Girja” at Bankipore, close to the banks of the Ganges near Mahendru Ghat.…

The role of Jesuits in my formation

The Jesuit priests - Sebastian Kappen and Adapoor - and Dr. M. M. Thomas - a lay theologian - played a great role in my life. Their thoughts on social justice as expounded in the…

Once a Jesuit, Always a Jesuit

Several years after I had left the Society, I had a very interesting encounter at an Irani Bakery in Pune where I had gone to purchase my young family’s daily bread. The septuagenarian owner, who…

Hawking and God: The Elusive Blind-Spot

The death of Stephen W. Hawking on 14th March 2018 at his home in Cambridge, though not unexpected, is an irreplaceable loss not only to the world of science, particularly cosmology, but also to all…

Rohingya Refugees: their uncertain future!

Many questions but no answers How soon can over 1.1 million Rohingya refugees be sent back to their homes in Rakhine State of western Myanmar? Ask the Bangladesh government and the people of Bangladesh. Whoever…

Family Special: Grandparents in the family

Family is one of the important components in human society where parents and grandparents play vital role in shaping the children as responsible citizens of the country. Indian society has a good tradition of the…