Articles by: George Abraham

Congress in Kerala needs new faces as candidates    

Congress in Kerala needs new faces as candidates    

                        Many of the Congress Party’s esteemed leaders in Kerala have been active in the political arena for half a century, and it is time for them to move on.  Some of them have been leaders for two generations or more, depriving the opportunity to youngsters who have come[Read More…]

by 05/03/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Is India’s social justice paradigm under threat? Stories of Fr. Stan Swamy and Sudha Bharadwaj

Is India’s social justice paradigm under threat? Stories of Fr. Stan Swamy and Sudha Bharadwaj

In a letter written by Fr. Stan Swamy SJ, from the prison, said, “Dear friends: Peace! Though I do not have many details, from what I have heard, I am grateful to all of you for expressing your solidarity support. I am in a cell approximately 13 feet x 8 feet, along with two more inmates. It has a small[Read More…]

by 13/02/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Hathras: yet another victim of the caste-driven rape culture in India   

Hathras: yet another victim of the caste-driven rape culture in India   

    Even as the United Nations deliberated on the concrete actions that would advance gender equality for women and girls everywhere, marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and platform for action – the most comprehensive roadmap for women and girl’s empowerment, the  world  watched once again in horror another rape and murder story unraveling in India’s heartland.[Read More…]

by 05/10/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Searching for Mahatma 

Searching for Mahatma 

                                                        The world has witnessed an incredible amount of progress in the last five decades that has transformed lives and made people richer and many nations prosperous. The pace of the change has[Read More…]

by 30/09/2020 1 comment Life/Philosophy
Tribute to Rajiv Gandhi: A Champion of ‘Panchayati Raj’

Tribute to Rajiv Gandhi: A Champion of ‘Panchayati Raj’

“We are on the threshold of a mighty revolution…it is a revolution that will bring democracy to the doorsteps of crores of Indians”, Rajiv Gandhi once said. To empower India’s people, especially the long-neglected masses in the rural villages, Rajiv Gandhi championed the cause of Panchayati Raj. It is one of the many reforms that would radically change the nation’s[Read More…]

by 19/08/2020 1 comment India
The fall of the ‘last Citadel’ of justice: Supreme Court of India

The fall of the ‘last Citadel’ of justice: Supreme Court of India

“I am surprised as to how Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who once exhibited such courage of conviction to uphold the independence of the judiciary, has compromised the noble principles on the independence and impartiality of the judiciary,” said Retired Justice Kurian Thomas. He was reacting to the appointment of recently retired Supreme Court Chief Justice to the Rajya Sabha by the[Read More…]

by 22/03/2020 Comments are Disabled India
India’s growing religious divide: BJP’s anti-religious minorities agenda

India’s growing religious divide: BJP’s anti-religious minorities agenda

As the election season is winding down and the nation is anxiously looking forward to the results, one cannot escape but witnessing India’s slide towards complete polarization based on the politics of religion.  Prime Minister Modi’s ascension to power has resulted in growing Hindu intolerance of Christianity and Islam. Radical elements within his party are pushing an agenda to marginalize[Read More…]

by 17/05/2019 Comments are Disabled India
Pulwama attack: Politicizing a conflict for electoral gains

Pulwama attack: Politicizing a conflict for electoral gains

Ever since the attack in Pulwama by a suicide bomber killing 42 of India’s security personnel, the country has been on the edge fearing an all-out war with Pakistan.  Any civilized person could see the barbarity of this dastardly terrorist act only with disgust and rage. However, a confrontation between these two nuclear powers is neither in the interest of[Read More…]

by 09/03/2019 Comments are Disabled India
Karnataka Election: voters to choose between tainted leadership and clean governance

Karnataka Election: voters to choose between tainted leadership and clean governance

Interacting with media during a tour of Lingayat and Dalit mutts in central Karnataka, Amit Shah, the national President of BJP began making allegations against the current Siddaramaiah government. “ Recently, a Supreme Court judge said if ever there was a competition for the most corrupt government, then Yeddyurappa government will get number one..” shocking Yedurappa who was seated near[Read More…]

by 05/05/2018 2 comments India
Modi’s ‘Gujarat Model’ Of Development: A Reality Check  

Modi’s ‘Gujarat Model’ Of Development: A Reality Check  

  Narendra Modi rode the wave of ‘Gujarat Model of development’ in 2014 to catapult himself to the most powerful office in India. The social media campaign, most probably waged with the help of Madison Avenue agencies, that heralded the State’s economic performance nothing short of spectacular and credited its success to the visionary leadership of Narendra Modi started years[Read More…]

by 30/11/2017 Comments are Disabled India
BJP, Dalits, And The ‘Cow Politics.’

BJP, Dalits, And The ‘Cow Politics.’

“In these four years, I also saw with, some disquiet, forces of divisiveness and intolerance trying to raise their ugly head. Attacks on weaker sections that militate against our national ethos are aberrations that need to be dealt with firmly. The collective wisdom of our society and our polity gives me confidence that such forces will remain marginalized, and India’s[Read More…]

by 23/08/2016 2 comments Communal Harmony