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Key Voting Principles

Voting Principles 101 In Ancient India, the practice of choosing a life partner among a list of suitors by a girl of marriageable age was – the Swayamvara. In Sanskrit, ‘Swayam’ translates as ‘Own’ and ‘Vara’ as ‘Boon’ or ‘Choice’. The Hindu epics, famously record the Swayamvara of Sita, Kunti, Draupathi and Damayanthi. It fascinates me to learn that ancient Indians upheld the bride’s freedom of choice supremely. In perhaps the most crucial and sacred of her life choices – Marriage.  Ultra progressive, to say the least! Election in a Democracy is much akin to Swayamvara. Colossally crucial, immensely important […]

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On Government

by Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa Romans 13:1-7 is one of the most misunderstood, misinterpreted, and misused passages in the whole Bible. But read carefully, it can be mined for the ore vein of great biblical truths about “government”: its identity, its authority, its duty, and its accountability.  In the first place, Paul says that government and governing authorities are God’s servant: “For he [government] is God’s servant” (v.4).The Greek word translated as “servant” here is diakonos, from which we get the word “deacon.” Verse 6 also says, “the authorities are ministers of God.” The Greek word translated as “ministers” here is the word leitourgoi, which is […]

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