At the source of Pope Francis’ serenity

During his recent trip to Ireland, Pope Francis had a meeting with several Jesuits of the Irish Province. [auth] One of his Jesuit companions asked him: "Holy Father, how do you manage to keep your…

Leading the way

At 22, Jabna Chauhan became the youngest Sarpanch in India. [auth] The daughter of a farmer from the Thajun village in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, Jabna overcame poverty and deep-seated patriarchy to run the…

Cleaning Youth

Youth for Parivarthan (YFP) works for a cleaner city by cleaning, beautifying roadsides and corners which are common garbage dumps. [auth] YFP is a Bengaluru based non-profit organisation whose frequent ‘spot-fixing’ sessions have given many…

A Shepherd smelling of his Sheep

Who could have imagined Pope Francis arriving at Santo Stefano degli Abissini last Saturday where the wedding between a Swiss guard and an employee of the Vatican Museums was being celebrated! [auth] The newlyweds, Luca…

An Ambidextrous School

Hardly one in a million children is ambidextrous. But at Veena Vandini School of Singrauli District every student is ambidextrous. [auth] Ambidexterity is the ability to use both hands simultaneously to write in two different…

May Day!

For most of us who live in the tropics, May is a cruel summer month. The heat makes us peevish and listless, and even if some of us run off to the sea shore or…

Who is St. Procula Flavia?

There is an interesting, if not intriguing Saint in the Eastern Oriental Church and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church by the name of St. Procula Flavia. Her feast is celebrated on October 27 every year. Who…