The author is the principal of St. Stephen's College, Delhi.
Valson Thampu writes: He was truly a citizen of the world and did not allow narrow-minded jingoism to blind him towards his larger responsibilities to humankind.
Valson Thampu writes: That a nun should work all her active life, only to be cast away without a rupee, falls short even of the crudest idea of justice.
Swami Agnivesh was a votary of secular democracy. He fought to the bitter end the communalisation of the state, which he deemed a crime against history.
Worship must be to spiritual life what breathing is to physical life. Just as there are no middlemen in our breathing -- except the deadly middleman of pollution -- in the spiritual breathing of worship too, there must be no middlemen.
It is asking us to open the box of our inner lives.
The deletion of this hymn is an issue; but it is hardly a Christian issue. It is a problem and that problem pertains to the “"fifa betting line " of our dreams”. It is, on the contrary, a shot in the arm for those who endorse the New "fifa betting line " in the making, the hallmark of which is hostility to alterity or otherness.
Mediators in Ayodhya must stand steadfast on spiritual foundation in a charged atmosphere, where religion has been superseded by politics and the dynamic of mediation overshadowed by triumphalism.
Without reason in our religious outlook we let the clergy manipulate us
A sense of justice and fair play demands that unskilled workers are paid at least as much as their counterparts in the organised sector.
This Delhi campaign was high on oratory, low on debate.
Why no one can convincingly call St Stephens College communal?
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