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Secularism: The Prodigal Child

A helpful way to understand secularity is to see it as the prodigal child of Christianity. It helps not only by giving a location to the “secular”, but it also provides a way to make sense of the cultural conflicts that increased secularization brings. In its infancy, the term “secular” was used primarily to differentiate between […]

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The Struggle for Identity

One of the biggest questions we have to deal with in a globalised world is the question of Identity. How do we understand ourselves? How do we understand the Other? How do we live together with mutual respect for each other’s Identity? Jamila Koshy, an Indian Psychiatrist, states that Identity consists of three main aspects. […]

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Human Beings Just Like Us

The 12th of January 2012 saw an India deeply shocked and embarrassed by a certain footage released by the British Newspaper The Observer, which showed half-clad Jarawa tribal women and children enticed to dance and sing for tourists in exchange for food and trinkets. Who are the Jarawas we may ask? The Jarawas are the […]

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