Articles by: Dr Ranjan Solomon

Resistance on the football arena

Resistance on the football arena

In addition to the many shock results of several matches at the World Cup, perhaps the biggest upsets have fallen on Israeli fans and the Israeli media. Little did Israel expect that fans from literally all over the world would manifestly display their support for Palestine. Israeli fans have found no choice but to be subdued. Israeli media began with[Read More…]

by 03/12/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Bharath Jodo Yatra proffers new political optimism

Bharath Jodo Yatra proffers new political optimism

When Rahul Gandhi walked side-by-side with Late Gauri Lankesh’s mother, Indira and her sister, in BJP-ruled Karnataka during the Bharath Jodo Yatra, he demonstrated his will to take on the fundamentalists who killed Gauri Lankesh and several others in what was a dim period in Indian history. Rahul Gandhi’s tweet said: “Gauri stood for Truth. Gauri stood for Courage. Gauri[Read More…]

by 13/10/2022 Comments are Disabled India
The holocaust and the Nakba

The holocaust and the Nakba

Israel and Germany are prolonging their fuss over Mahmoud Abbas’ comment on the ‘holocausts’ committed by Israel on the Palestinian people. Abbas cannot reverse facts even if he pulls back his statement. Abbas is no political saint. But he has on this occasion spoken out with courage and truthfully. Germany cannot stomach it because the term sticks on them because[Read More…]

by 24/08/2022 Comments are Disabled Palestine
Gaza: War as an election tactic

Gaza: War as an election tactic

It is cynical to use war as a way of beefing up chances of winning an election. This is exactly what Israel’s leader Lapid did in Israel’s latest aggression on the besieged Gaza strip. Two hard facts define what this war sought to achieve. First, it wanted to tug at the unity of the Palestinian resistance. Second, and equally disparaging,[Read More…]

by 11/08/2022 Comments are Disabled Palestine
People are the Fifth Pillar of Democracy

People are the Fifth Pillar of Democracy

Tradition teaches us that democracy has four pillars – legislature, executive, judiciary and the media. This is not the absolute truth any longer. Each of these has suffered severe distortions over the last several years leaving democracy in peril. Fascist-dictatorial trends assumed political dominance and democracy goes kaput! Peoples power is an additional pillar needed to remedy the total collapse[Read More…]

by 27/05/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Goa CM implicates Christians in communal outburst

Goa CM implicates Christians in communal outburst

Sashi Tharoor pertinently observed: “While our mainstream media was distracted by hijab, halal, and azan, India’s labour force shrunk by 3.8 million in March. Unemployment rose across sectors.76 lakh jobs were lost in industry, 41 lakh in manufacturing, and 29 lakh in construction”. Communal riots had broken out in as many as four states including Delhi over last weekend. Violence has accompanied dozens of communal riots across[Read More…]

by 22/04/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Goa’s political apparatus eyes destabilization of Goa’s pristine ecology – Needed a Peoples Watch 

Goa’s political apparatus eyes destabilization of Goa’s pristine ecology – Needed a Peoples Watch 

Placid is not the only distinctive feature of this government in Goa. Well after a month since election results were announced, the BJP is tottering with government formation. Governance is near-invisible. In quick time, the government has made known anti-democratic/anti-people credentials. It pretends it is pro-development when, in fact it is the opposite. Ministers are openly dismissive of people’s aspirations.[Read More…]

by 20/04/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Goa must rein in the communal tinderbox

Goa must rein in the communal tinderbox

Goa was in crisis mode on Sunday when Hindu-Muslim clashes occurred in the vicinity of Vasco. A large crowd of Ram Navami processionists marched through Vasco on the occasion of Ram Navami on 10th April. They chose the small and congested streets of the area rather than the broader convenient approved route thus creating disruption. At the conclusion, a small[Read More…]

by 19/04/2022 Comments are Disabled Communal Harmony
Non-violence and dialogue are ideal: But they have a shelf life that ends

Non-violence and dialogue are ideal: But they have a shelf life that ends

People across the world who seek justice do what they can and must to respond to the plight of Palestinians who remain trapped in a deepening cycle of violence, humiliation and despair. Palestinians have called out to their brothers and sisters in around the world as their suffering proliferates. They shed tears as they shout in anguish: “Enough is enough.[Read More…]

by 24/02/2022 Comments are Disabled Palestine
A mandate from Christmas 2020: Let love and justice meet

A mandate from Christmas 2020: Let love and justice meet

  On Christmas Day 2019, at a Christmas Eve Mass, parishioners were offered a powerful, yet challenging message on how we as everyday Christians must understand and observe Christmas.  The priest narrated how the image of the manger is not just that of a humble abode. It is an inclusive and ecumenical space because Jesus came for all the people[Read More…]

by 25/12/2020 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Covid 19 -India’s disaster unpreparedness

Covid 19 -India’s disaster unpreparedness

COVID-19 has left India’s population under lockdown and curfew. Once more India has had to cope with Narendra Modi’s ‘shock and awe’ policy of short-notice announcements. These proclamations are issued rather callously and with total disregard for the welfare of people and an absence of disaster preparedness and management stratagem. Chaos followed as shops closed down, markets were emptied of[Read More…]

by 13/04/2020 Comments are Disabled India