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Letter to Metropolitan
  By Rev A.P. Jacob and five other priests  
  Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan Most Rev. Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar  
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  By Shaheen Chander  
  ENJOYING a relaxed weekend, I was checking updates on the Facebook page. I came across a b  
     
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  LETTERS  
     
  In the news story "Church Attacks in Karnataka Linked to Violence in Australia", I had to reread one sentence a couple of times. It must go down as the most bizarre statement of the year -- Christians in India are part of a conspiracy to target Indian Hindus in Australia.  
  By  Ashish A Posted at 27/01/2010  06:14:21  
     
  Elizebath Philip's devotional that tells how thieves ransacked her home but took nothing is really a praise to God. It is nothing short of a miracle. God protected her home. Our rational minds might not want to believe in angels but I believe that they are around thus explaining miracles that happen to us in daily life.  
  By  Archana Sudheer Gayen Posted at 26/01/2010  10:23:55  
  Pune    
  Balvinder Singh's write-up "Religious honesty" is very timely and relevant given our propensity to defy civic authorities. If only we can show even a fraction of respect to law of the land that we show to our deities it will do a world of good to our country. Great work, Sir. Keep writing.  
  By  Santosh Singh Posted at 22/01/2010  08:51:08  
  chandigarh    
  Why does your photo caption mention only Shahid Kapoor and leave Genelia D Souza who is now a popular Bollywood actor too?  
  By  Serene Posted at 12/01/2010  10:02:59  
     
  Martin Kampchen inspires in the sense that the write-up gives an idea that he is totally in sync with himself. Knowing what he wants and spending the life doing it might not appear a lucrative option but it's sure a rewarding life.  
  By  Serene Posted at 11/01/2010  10:03:21  
     
  "Why single out Sister Sebastina" by A.J Philip is a very bold article. The Administration is playing a blame game as usual. The problem is the case was delayed because of political influence in which the government also played a part. Yet, the blame is put on the school. What were they doing when Ruchika was "expelled"? The main concern should be to punish the guilty.  
  By  Jaymon John Posted at 10/01/2010  07:36:34  
  Dallas,TX    
  "Traumatised by TV show, man dies of heart attack". This is a page one headline in the Chandigarh Newsline (city pullout of the Indian Express, (December 9).

A man dies because of a TV channel that presents and promotes unscientific and harmful views to the society beliefs.

Who should be held responsible for this? The TV Show, its producers or the presenters?

If one goes by the queer logic as presented in the editorial "Remedial action" (Indian Express, De 9) the company that manufactured the TV set the dead person was watching before his death should be penalized severely.
The media will, perhaps, feel the pinch only when some unsuccessful writer commits a suicide putting the blame on a newspaper that it had arbitrarily been rejecting his writings for years and been publishing much low grade stuff than what he has been writing. And unless a governmental rule is passed, like that on Chandigarh schools, to establish proper norms of deciding the basis on which a newspaper should accept or reject an article, the media probably won't gauge the bad impact of the unwarranted governmental interferences in the day-to-day working of various institutions.
 
  By  Balvinder Posted at 09/01/2010  07:26:07  
  chandigarh    
  A J Philip's article on the Ruchika case and Elizebath Philip's translation of Mata Amritanandamayi's message made interesting reading.  
  By  jose K John Posted at 07/01/2010  05:17:47  
  Chandigarh    
  A.J. Philip's "Ruchika case: Why single out Sister Sebastina?" is the best article I have read on the subject.  
  By  J Sri Posted at 06/01/2010  06:49:57  
  Chennai    
  Church backs probe into Catholic school over Ruchika's suicide

NEW DELHI, DEC 31 (UCAN )-- Church officials say they will back a government investigation into Sacred Heart School in Chandigarh, which expelled a girl a month after she had been molested by a senior police officer.
BACKING INVESTIGATION IS FINE. BUT HOW THE CHURCH REACHED AT THE CONCLUSION THAT THE GIRL WAS EXPELLED, THAT TOO BEFORE THE INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE!
 
  By  Balvinder Posted at 03/01/2010  02:54:24  
  chandigarh    
 
 
     
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