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Women as agents of transformation

The heart-wrenching image of a toddler trying to wake up his dead mother on Bihar’s Muzzafarpur railway platform will forever haunt us. Ruksana was a reverse migrant who, despite her health condition, had been labouring in Gujarat to support her

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Women as fighters

I completely agree with you that in this pandemic, many things have come into sharp focus that existed before and unfortunately will continue to exist even after. This pandemic reminded us, for instance, that all our cities are run by

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MIGRANT LABOURERS’ PLIGHT

During the time of any crisis, the hardest hit is the poor. The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has left us all bewildered at the response of State governance structures, more so due to the enormity and unprecedented spread of the

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Editorial – A Journey Begins

This is the first issue of the magazine PAX LUMINA published by the Loyola Institute of Peace and International Relations (LIPI), Kochi, Kerala. LIPI has been publishing for the past five years a monthly magazine in Malayalam, the language of

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The Song of Life

When did you last sing a song or heard someone singing? When did you last hear the chirpings of the birds and wondered how soothing to the ears they sound? When did you last skip the barber for more than

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Covid -19 Expect the unexpected

The hope that is emerging from ‘lockdown’ is the recognition, albeit unwittingly, that the health of the other and of everybody is required for one’s own health. Health is social. One cannot immunize oneself without everybody on board. This renewed

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International Responses

The entire world is hard-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Tens of thousands have lost their precious lives. Updates from hot-spot countries arrive us each day through the media. Since Covid has a tendency to spread out  exponentially, other countries are

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Spirituality and Religiosity

The whole world is struggling with a pandemic: the coronavirus. Perhaps never before has the entire humanity found itself united against a common enemy like this. The virus has brought people of all nations together irrespective of religion and culture,

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C for COVID, CHANGE and more

Covid-19 has changed us, the way we live and relate to one another.It has been extremely hard for many. In the long run, however,the world seems to be changing, more accepting of the other,consumption patterns have changed and more people

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Circles of Kindness

The coming months will demand the best from us. Scientists and health workers will be at the frontlines of this war, even as a badly broken economy will ravage our dispossessed people. The only chance we have of overcoming one

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