The author is the principal of St. Stephen's College, Delhi.
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.
Mediators in Ayodhya must stand steadfast on spiritual foundation in a charged atmosphere, where religion has been superseded by politics and the dynamic of mediation overshadowed by triumphalism.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?