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Monday, March 30, 2020

Valson Thampu

The author is the principal of St. Stephen's College, Delhi.

Removing ‘Abide with me’ from Beating Retreat legitimises politics of exclusion
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

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 “India of our dreams”. It is, on the contrary, a shot in the arm for those who endorse the New India in the making, the hallmark of which is hostility to alterity or otherness.

For Sri Sri, mediation in Ayodhya could be a double-edged sword
Mon, Mar 25, 2019

Mediators in Ayodhya must stand steadfast on spiritual foundation in a charged atmosphere, where religion has been superseded by politics and the dynamic of mediation overshadowed by triumphalism.

Faith Vs Blind Faith
Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Without reason in our religious outlook we let the clergy manipulate us

About dignity
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

A sense of justice and fair play demands that unskilled workers are paid at least as much as their counterparts in the organised sector.

Closing argument
Fri, Feb 06, 2015

This Delhi campaign was high on oratory, low on debate.

A major grouse with minority institutions
Wed, Jun 01, 2011

Why no one can convincingly call St Stephen’s College ‘communal’?