Early in March, little drops of water began to drip from the feet of the statue of Jesus nailed to the cross on the church of Our Lady of Velankanni, down on to Mumbai’s unlovely Irla Road.Hundreds began to flock to the church to collect the holy water in little plastic bottles, hoping the tears of the son of god would sanctify their homes and heal their beloved.
A report – Nietzsche
The Forum for Social Justice, Andhra Pradesh organised a massive public meeting at Repalle, 42 kms away from Tenali, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. The leading stalwart of Social Justice Movement Dr.K.Veeramani, President, Dravidar Kazhagam
Dravidian Press on the abolition of DEVADASI SYSTEM in the Madras Presidency 1927-1949(Part-1)
Devadasi’ is a Sanskrit word that can be split into ‘deva’ means God and ‘dasi’ means female slave. It gives literal meaning ‘a female slave or servant of God’. It was a religious practice found among the Hindu especially in Southern parts of India; whereby at puberty,a girl was married-off to a deity of a temple.
After the dedication ritual, the girl becomes acolyte at the temple.
-Brief Bio of Dr. Bernard D’Sami
Dr. Bernard D’ Samis is an Associate Professor in History and former Head of the Department of History at Loyola College, Chennai between 2000-2005. He was the Dean of the Students between 1998-2001 and he served as Director of Students Service Centre (Placement and Training) between 2001- 2005. He teaches Human Rights at the PG level and publishes regularly the ‘Chennai watch’, a publication on the violation of Human Rights in the City of Chennai. He is now the Director of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC).