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Indian Society and Religious Tolerance

“December 6…involved two different violations. First, it violated the notion of tolerance in modern political ethics…Secondly, it violated deeply held traditional Indian notion of coexistence and mutual tolerance”.

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen’s words highlighted the political void prevailed on the eve of Babri Masjid demolition, which failed to prevent the mishap from happening. We have come a long way from those fierce memories of history. But how far the Indian society has strived and endured for upholding the values of tolerance is still a baffling question. History looks at us with a critical question in hand whether we have realized… (1785 more words) …

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Poverty: The Curse of Humanity

Christ said, “Blessed are the poor, for to them belongs the kingdom of God. ”

True, the kingdom of God may belong to them but not this space, The World. Babies crying for milk, people dying of hunger, lakhs of children picking rags in garbage dumps and those millions homeless, all stick out as shameful labels on the face of our civilisation. Humanity cannot prosper and flourish so long as this ‘Curse of Humanity’ is present on Earth.

It is the attribute called humanity that distinguishes human beings from God, animals or machines. But poverty robs a man of humanity.… (1171 more words) …

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