I joined a new course in theology. Ever since, I wanted to share my learnings with others, simply because it might excite them as much as it does me. There have been many new insights of late that have got me thinking such that I actually needed to put it down in keywords to keep … Continue reading Adding a new medium blog
“Are you Molji?” “Yes,” she said thoroughly surprised. “How did you know?!” *** The week before Maramon, a friend of mine named Binoy asked me suggestions for christian books. He wanted books that would help youngsters learn the Bible and study about the church in a deeper way. From my limited experience, I scribbled a … Continue reading Molji : Who do you want to be after the lockdown?
No kidding, it takes a few mindfulness tips to actually say the prayers and recite the musical liturgy of Holy Week Sandhya Namaskarams (Evening Matins) in Malayalam. Sometimes the syllables are too little/much for the tunes. Then there’s the prostration. I used to look forward to them when I was a kid. Why? Because it … Continue reading Monday Clues for Holy Week
Italy is crying out, HosannaIran is crying out, HosannaSpain is crying out, HosannaUSA is crying out, HosannaDoctors are crying out HosannaNurses and medical staff are crying out HosannaICU staff with children waiting at home are cry out HosannaDwellers of a 10x10 in Dharavi are crying out, HosannaA struggling domestic help from Worli cries out, HosannaA … Continue reading Hosanna (Save us) : Poem
In 1529, Martin Luther wrote the hymn, A Safe Stronghold Is Our God, which bore these words: “With force of arms we nothing can, full soon were we down-ridden; but for us fights the proper Man whom God himself hath bidden. Ask ye who is this same? Christ Jesus is his name, the Lord Sabaoth's … Continue reading A Safe Stronghold
Why the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church must resist the violence against students and be a prophetic voice of opposition in India today. Another episode of violence against students has taken place in India. On the 5th of January 2020, over 50 youngsters wielding weapons and wearing masks entered the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, New … Continue reading Why the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church must resist the violence against students and be a prophetic voice of opposition in India today.
My country is burning. Various parties stoked the fire of polarisation over the years. Now it has grown into an uncontrollable wildfire. The government gave birth to a CAA and NRC as a result of a union with majoritarianism. The irony is, as someone tweeted, that the State is attacking its citizens in the name … Continue reading Christmas and CAA : A message in times of a polarised nation
No, Saviour, there's nowhere for you to be born, in India.Hospitals are filled with the maimed, the brutally blinded, and the bleeding, and some dead,Don't even think about the cattle stall:You cannot take the place of cattle in India today,And, if you want to steal the manger that belongs to them,(whether that was your intention … Continue reading Christmas (A poem)
Messi He had a late start to the season. You could think that he would be worried about his goal tally not matching up to last year. But today (19 Oct 2019), he passed the ball, while in front of the goal. One more time. He showed us not only why he is the greatest, … Continue reading Messi
Esther Duflo and Abhijeet Banerjee, Nobel prize winners in Economics have had the pluck and the experience to say something prophetic : that we have been missing the point. "When a tree gets cut down in Nairobi, GDP counts the labour used and the wood produced, but does not deduct the shade and the beauty that … Continue reading Missing the point