The Song of the caged Bird

It was Monday, 5th July 2021, and I was at the POSA Consult. As we began the session, my cell phone rang and the message was: “Stan is critical”. Then on, there were a spate…

In the face of the COVID Tsunami

You may call them by whatever name you wish, but the times we live in are dreadfully difficult. They are unprecedented, unparalleled and of course, once in a lifetime. Are they bags filled with miseries?…

Take rest, Be effective

I am sure you have glanced through the article: OUR TEACHERS NEED A BREAK, by Giri Balasubramaniam, written in the context of various education boards (State and Central), announcing their intent to start the next…

The Easter outlook

[auth] “…However, since the past few years, I have been increasingly involved in people’s movements for justice and rights; in struggles that seek to safeguard civil liberties, democratic traditions and secularism. To me, it was…

Solidarity with Women is our mission

I am sure you have read the article, ‘Don’t Stem their Progress’, published in the newspaper, The Hindu. Basing herself on the women Nobel laureates in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine and Economics, since its inception in…

Change the Attitude and Cultivate Gratitude

Recently I had an unexpected call from one of my friends, who is an oncologist in the USA. She spoke at length on her life, profession, children, marriage etc., and finally ended the conversation with…

Re-reading Life and Mission

There is a concept called ‘re-reading’ in literature, which connotes revisiting a text. It is not merely a dialogue between the reader and the text in a different time and space, but an encounter with…

Amidst Crucial Signs of Time

[auth] I took up my mission as the POSA on 10 October, 2020, during the Eucharist with the Jor Bagh community.  Is this resort to simplicity, albeit enforced by the prevailing situation, unusual? Certainly not.…