Valson Thampu

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

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

VOICES

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Arvind Subramanian calls note ban ‘draconian shock’: This is why wisdom came late to him

Like a lot of wonderfully articulate Stephanians, the former CEA seems to think words are a substitute for actions.

POLITICS

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VOICES

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Kerala nun rape scandal shows it’s church vs its own people

In trying to serve the establishment, some priests have shown the church in darkest light. The only silver lining comes from brave nuns and honest parishioners.

VOICES

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St Stephen's canceling Mamata Banerjee's event is a blunt political statement

The invitation to West Bengal CM could have gone out only after the principal granted permission. If otherwise, the principal needs to state it upfront.

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.