“In Dark Times:The Hope That Helps”

Dr Jamila Koshy  Defenceless under the nightOur world in stupor lies;Yet, dotted everywhere,Ironic points of lightFlash out wherever the JustExchange their messages:May I, composed like themOf Eros and of dust,Beleaguered by the sameNegation and despair,Show an affirming flame. W. H. Auden (1939) Our hopeless world Hopelessness has pervaded the world since the Fall. The present […]

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A Critical Analysis of the National Education Policy 2020

Prof Sonajharia Minz, Prof Sybil Thomas & Dr Ashish Alexander Introduction In its simplest sense, policy refers to a broad statement that reflects future goals and aspirations, and provides guidelines for carrying out those goals. Our National policy of Education is one such public policy based on the perceived educational needs that the country visualises […]

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PUBLIC THEOLOGY: EXPLORING EXPRESSIONS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH

AS TRACI, we are honoured to publish this Festschrift in honour of Rev.C.B Samuel on his 70th birthday (23rd Aug), written by more that 20 authors from India and abroad and edited by Dr.Bonnie Miriam Jacob. Generally, “public theology discussions have primarily been the domain of the academicians or the theologians and not within the […]

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REBUILDING ANCIENT RUINS

The long term impact of the present pandemic and consequent measures to contain it through extended periods of Lock Down and social distancing remains to be unraveled. Though we have endured various disasters, natural and man made, never has there been such a colossal calamity! Covid-19 refused to honor national borders and travel permits! It […]

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LOSS OF LAMENT

The theme of lament was indeed a very unlikely choice. As the year dawned, new year wishes to a friend of mine came back with a very startling and poignant response; ‘…it’s been a difficult year. I almost don’t have the courage to face the new year’. Caught by surprise though, how true he was […]

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IDEA OF INDIA

One of placards held by one of the protesters in the Citizens March organized in the city on 9th January caught my attention. It said, “Will someone return to me the country that I was proud of as a child.” The words somehow resonated with me, stirring in my mind the pictures of that India […]

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MEDIA & STORY TELLING

Hi, TRACI (Theological Research and Communication Institute) invites you for a one day exciting workshop on Media & Story Telling. Aimed at developing writing as well as media skills of young people,  we have renowned photojournalist Mr. Vishal Arora as the Resource Person.Limited to just 30 participants, we welcome you to register through the link […]

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The Cost of Christmas

For the last several weeks and months, every morning I open the newspaper  to read that the economy is doing badly; that the Indian economy grew by less than 5 percent in 2019 and that perhaps worse is to come. Newspaper  headlines come to life in other ways ; at the market , a lot […]

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Climate Change and its implications: A Christian response

India is the fifth most vulnerable country to climate change according to report released by Environment think tank Germanwatch, we have newspaper reports callings out Delhi as a smoke chamber, stories of floods, records storms, drought etc. And in the midst of rising concerns on environment and the seemingly apathy of countries and leaders; democratic […]

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Higher Education In India: Issues & Challenges [Students’ Perspective]

TRACI organised the second in its series, on the topic “Higher Education in India: Issues and Challenges” [A Students’ Perspective]. The first discussion revolved on the very calling of the university as against the challenges of the day. The second conversation was led by robust and young scholars from the five major universities and institutions […]

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