India

by Purushottam Nayak | INDIA

While PM Modi in New Delhi traces new goals for the country, in the Kandhamal district - scene of persecution at the hands of Hindu fundamentalists in 2008 - the local Catholic community pray for an India free of corruption, hatred and revenge. Dalits: "When will we really be considered citizens like others?" In Karnataka, a Christian stopped for displaying an Indian flag bearing Jesus' name.

by Nirmala Carvalho

They were celebrating the birthday of one of their children when neighbours called police., who arrested them after finding Christian religious texts in their possession. For Fr Vineet Pereira, the problem is “community polarization”. First application for bail was denied.

| 05/08/2022
| INDIAN MANDALA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The archbishop emeritus of Guwahati looks at the pope’s words and gestures among Canada’s indigenous peoples through Indian eyes. “No more of that” also applies to Dalits, minorities, and the weakest groups in society who still experience abuse.

| 01/08/2022
| INDIA
by Arundathie Abeysinghe

The vessel is set to arrive on 11 August; India is none too pleased, afraid that China is using Sri Lanka as a military outpost. Chinese-built ports within the Belt and Road Initiative are the main target. China and India are Sri Lanka’s main creditors at a time when the island nation is struggling with an unprecedented economic crisis.

| 01/08/2022
| CHINA – INDIA – SRI LANKA
by Alessandra De Poli

The games began yesterday in Chennai, chess central for sports fans. Russian, Chinese, and Pakistani players are absent, the latter because of the Kashmir question. As the game gains in popularity in India, chess coaches are now in short supply.

| 29/07/2022
| INDIAN MANDALA

At the end of last year, most of the world’s 53 new nuclear reactor projects concerned Asia. Construction time is decreasing. Growth is driven by China, followed by India, Japan and South Korea.

| 27/07/2022
| ASIA
by P. Ivel Mendanha *

On the feast day of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus, the superior of the Redemptorist Vice Province of Majella in India offers his thoughts. For him, “Every elderly and infirm confrere is the hidden jewel” who must “be guarded with care”.

| 26/07/2022
| INDIA
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