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.…

Thank you …Keep moving …

Thank you Vinayak and Jivan, for the colourful, stimulating and attractive volumes that nourish us every month; [auth] Thank you, JCSA companions, for the times that we unburdened on each other, and enlivened one another; …

Come, let us build another temple!

Is this a coincidence that exactly 120 years ago, on this very day, 5th August, (20th of Shravan, 1307 as per Bengali Calendar) Rabindranath Tagore wrote a poem “Deeno Daan”? It was also about a…

Pandemic lessons for Apostolic Religious Life

The pandemic is not leaving us soon. It looks like Covid-19 is defying science and religion! Four features mark the pandemic experience: i) the entire humankind/creation is inter-connected and inter-dependent; ii) human life is fragile…

Untold Stories, Life-giving Narratives

“There are no migrants walking on the road”, Solicitor General (Govt. of India) Tushar Mehta submitted in the Supreme Court. Apparently the Supreme Court was satisfied with the submission! It seems that lies, contradictions and…