Valson Thampu

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is former principal of St Stephen's College, Delhi and former member of the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI).

POLITICS

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How RSS is doing Rahul Gandhi a solid favour

The Congress president has, thanks to the defamation case, entered the theatre of rebellion that Modi has had to vacate.

VARIETY

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Adi Shankara through the eyes of Pavan Varma

The author leaves no doubt about his conviction that the Advaitic vision offers the ideal matrix for the unity and integrity of India.

VOICES

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Why I think Delhi Archbishop Anil Couto has committed one more grave blunder

The one thing that he should not have done is to have loaned out himself to this factory of misrepresentation.

VOICES

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Why I disagree with Delhi Archbishop and his 'pray for 2019' letter

The Indian Christian community is at its worst-ever state of spiritual disarray and vulnerability.

VOICES

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Ex principal of St Stephen's asks whether college will be damned by autonomy?

Examinations and evaluations conducted by external agencies — our ludicrously glorified education boards — are a slur on education.

VARIETY

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Ex principal of St Stephen's College responds to vandals defacing chapels with 'Mandir yahin banega'

The chapel does not matter much to the Christians either in the college or outside.

VOICES

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The inspiration that is Arun Shourie

There is only one reality in the end. We belong together. We are vulnerable. We need each other.

VOICES

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When 9 children died after being run over by Bihar BJP leader

The victims should have known the roads belong to the VVIPs.

VOICES

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Forget bringing black money back, Modi couldn't even stop Nirav Modi from looting banks and fleeing

From UPA to NDA, the Indian middle class continues to live precariously between mega scams.

VOICES

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