Visitors to India never cease to be amazed at the number of holidays marking the various festivals celebrated in India. In our multicultural society, all festivals are celebrated with zest and enthusiasm


Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar has shaved off his beard that he had grown in captivity. He has also lost apparently close to 20 kilograms of his weight.


Festivals open up opportunities to open the box of history and thank God for His goodness revealed to us in a particular historical event.


People write about the biblical account of the Flood from different angles (even Noah – the latest movie on the theme, which, despite its departures from the biblical text, did helpfully emphasise the narrative’s theological balance of judgment and mercy). My interest, however, here is in the text’s narrative theology.

February 18, 2007. A two-and-a-half month old boy was found in a compartment of Indore-Hingoli express. Not able to trace his parents around, the railway police handed him over to Khandwa district hospital, Madhya Pradesh.


When Jesus considered how people regarded the commandments of God, He said, “You have heard it said…but I say to you…”


Yesterday, an insecure king ordered the death of every male child in Bethlehem under the age of two. It was a decree that revealed the nature of people when they are given thrones to rule. Today, we are shocked by the mindless deaths of people at a concert in Paris. It was a tragedy that reveals the nature of people when they are not given thrones to rule.