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M'luruean Gandhian's book released by Japanese Princess

Ivan Saldanha-Shet.M'lore. The Japanese edition of 'Gandhi's Outstanding Leadership' was released by Her Highness Princess Takamodo at the elegant Swami Vivekananda Indian Cultural Centre in Tokyo, last week. She did this draped in the Indian silk stole presented to her by Pascal Alan Nazareth . In her remarks Princess Takamodo revealed that she had read the book and urged those in the audience to do so as it presents the various components of Gandhi's leadership and its global impact / contemporary pertinence by a widely travelled Indian ambassador in a perceptive / erudite manner . Prime Minister Narendra Modi graciously sent a felicitatory Message for this release, see pictures. The book, "GANDHI'S OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP" authored by Bangalore based, well known retired Diplomat and Founder/ Managing Trustee of Sarvodaya International Trust, Pascal Alan Nazareth, is a distinguished personality of Karnataka. He hails from a Mangalorean family of well known nationalists, one of his sisters Mrs. Margaret Alva, was Governor of Uttarkhand and has been active in politics. Many books have been written and read on the Mahatma, our father of the nation, whose birth anniversary is marked on October 2. The Author retired from Indian Foreign Service (IFS) after serving for 35 years in 1994. Among his postings are Ambassador in Egypt, Mexico, Liberia, Ghana; held other key diplomatic postings at Tokyo,Rangoon, New York, Lima, Chicago, and London, too. In 2007, author


P A Nazareth became a recipient of the prestigious 'U THANT PEACE AWARD' for his "life time of dedication and world service in promoting Gandhian ideals" the previous recipients of this award are Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul-II, The Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela and many other greats. This distinguished figure often referred to as 'Alan Nazareth' spends his retirement following in the footsteps of the Mahatma literally. The prime component of the book is Gandhi's leadership elevated vision of humanity.

Another Brick in the Wall ! This morning while I was flipping through the News channels, this news item caught my attention, which says, a government school in Hyderabad has been turned into a “Gaushala”. The report goes on to say, that about four months back, members of the Veeranjaneya Swamy Mandhir Committee approached the headmistress of the school, and reportedly asked her to shift out of the building temporarily. They claimed that the temple needed a facelift. Four months later when they returned, they were shocked to see the school building has been turned into a “gaushala”, where the bovines are housed, fed and milked and the strong smell of cow urine and cow dung wafts through the air. The question being asked is, “are cows more important than education ?” The so-called “Education Cess” that has been collected over the years, is it being spent on educating children or feeding the cows ? Disgusting scenario, surely. What injustice in the name of the cow ! Where is our country heading - it seems to be going in the reverse direction !

The Japanese edition was translated by Prof. Pema Gyalpo, a Japanese citizen of Tibetan origin who spend his early years in Darjeeling. He made this translation as a "labour of love" / his respectful tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and refused to accept even the modest US $ 1000 honorarium which Sarvodaya International Trust ( which has published the 5 English editions of this book ) has been paying to its foreign language translators.

Perhaps, they are also trying to tell the school authorities, “what is a school building after all ? You can teach the children anywhere. Do you need a school building in order to teach them ? At this moment, the song, “Another Brick in the Wall” comes to mind :

This edition has been published by Manyo Sha Publishing Compnay of Tokyo, which earlier has published books on Indian philosophy and those authored by His Holiness the Dalia Lama and Deepak Chopra

So, that is as far as education goes. One tends to ask, ‘can even God save this country ?’

April 7 was the authors 82nd birthday. Japanese was his Indian Foreign Service language. The Japanese edition is the 20th foreign language edition of the book. THE SECULAR CITIZEN

We don't need no education We don't need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave them kids alone Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone All in all it's just another brick in the wall All in all you're just another brick in the wall.

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As the tragic consequences of World War II demonstrate, this did not stop them from being demonized across Europe and eventually meeting their end largely through the efforts of Nazi Germany. A similar mistake by the Catholic leadership in India could have serious consequences for Christians across the country.

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(Contd.. from p. 3) The call to be "fully Indian, fully Christian" offers two suggestions. First, that Indian Christians are not as yet fully Indian, and secondly, that it is possible to identify what it means to be fully Indian and then meet those goals. The first suggestion in fact plays directly into the hands of Hindu nationalists of all shades who suggest either explicitly or subtly that, given Christianity's foreign origins, Christians in India are not authentically Indian. That this claim is recognized by Christians themselves can be seen in a variety of cultural interventions that purport to be forms of inculturation. Let us not forget that the attempt to become "Hindu-Christian" by some theologians is in fact identical to the requirement that Hindu groups place on Muslims and Christians in India — that they be Hindu-Muslims and Hindu-Christians, positing Hinduism (understood exclusively in its uppercaste Brahmanical forms) as the base culture of India. The second suggestion requires more work. The recommendation that Catholics in India should be more Indian and more Christian seems to suggest that Indian-ness is capable of being objectively determined. This is not a sound appreciation of reality. There is a mountain of scientific research that points to the fact that the unspoken ideal subject of Indian nationalism is the upper-caste (north) Indian Hindu male. Such research points out how even Jawaharlal Nehru's writings demonstrate an unconscious bias of Hindu-ness as the underlying theme of Indian-ness. It is these men, regardless of whether they are Hindu nationalists or secular Hindus, who define, and have been defining, what Indian-ness means. Bluntly put, given that Christians in India are not in the position of defining what Indian-ness means, there is simply no way in which we will ever be able to approximate the ideals of


Indian-ness set by Indian nationalists of any hue. What killed the Jews of Europe is similar to what threatens all non-Hindu communities in India today: the growth of nationalism. The problem with most popular analyses of nationalism is that they do not recognize the difference between concepts of the nation and the state. The distinction between the two is perhaps best captured in Hannah Arendt's pithy observation of "the conquest of the state by the nation." In her view, nationalism transformed the modern state from an organ that would execute the rule of law for all its citizens and residents into the nation-state, an instrument of the nation alone. Modern nationalism is inherently a divisive force, identifying religion, ethnicity or language as the basis of the nation, and in this process inevitably excluding groups within the state or creating hatred of those outside it.

over the state. Fortunately, Catholics in India are not being asked to make a dramatic choice. The Christian call to universalism, one that recognizes neither Jew nor Gentile (Gal 3:28), can ensure that Christians are more than able to participate to the benefit of the state but refuse to cooperate in the sectarian projects of contemporary nationalism. There is of course no need for Catholic leaders in India to actively proclaim a refusal to participate in nationalist projects; this would be a foolhardy venture in the current climate. But there is similarly no need for us to contribute to nationalist rhetoric by asking that we become more Indian. Our call is to be more Christian, loving all without distinction. Jason Keith Fernandes is an Indian postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Research in Anthropology, Lisbon, Portugal. Source: UCAN

Smaller social groups do not naturally exist as minorities; they are actively created or made minorities through conscious exclusion. That this exclusion is an inevitable aspect of nationalism is made obvious by the fact that the only way secular liberal nationalists across the world can think of the relationship with minority groups is that of tolerance. Not love but tolerance. In many ways, nationalism is a theology that articulates a mystical relationship between the national-citizen and the nation constructed as a deity. It is when we recognize the theological nature of modern nationalism and the nation-state that perhaps we will become aware that there cannot be a compromise between nationalism and the Christian calling. In this context, Archbishop Thomas Ignatius Macwan of Gandhinagar was right in the phrasing of the pastoral letter for which he was pilloried. Catholics have a religious obligation to ensure that nationalists do not take THE SECULAR CITIZEN

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—Prof. Robert Castellino, Mumbai

Mining imbroglio in Goa There appears to be little hope in Goa for the thousands of workers in the mining industry who have been rendered jobless due to the closure of mining activity caused by the cancellation of 88 mining leases by the supreme court. It is a well known fact that several mining leaseholders in Goa indulged in illegal and uncontrolled mining from the year 2000 onwards and went on unabashedly to amass huge sums of ill-gotten wealth that has left the state’s mineral resources depleted and environment devastated. If thousands have been left jobless and suffering today because of the closure of mining activity, it is due to the insatiable greed and sins of these unscrupulous employers, and the apathy of the Goa govt in failing to keep a check and even abetting illegal mining during the boom period. Such a situation would not have arisen had the Goa govt auctioned the leases with fresh environmental clearances instead of renewing them in undue haste, which went against the order of the Supreme court. The question therefore is who will pay for the restoration of the damaged environment, the polluted fields and water bodies and the deteriorating health of the locals. Secondly, how long will it take to book the guilty and recover the loss of revenue running into thousands of crore of rupees. Or will we have to wait and watch for another 20 years , as per the recent trend. —A.

F. Nazareth, Alto Porvorim.

SC/ST type Act needed to protect our 'betis' The horrific rape of an 8-yr old

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girl in Kathua cannot be seen in isolation. Such incidents are growing with alarming regularity and impunity. Another equally gruesome incident has occured in Surat, this time it's an 11yr old girl. However most of these cases go unreported for fear of the high and mighty. Police officials are bribed. Victims and their families are threatened, even killed. Politicians remain silent and react with lip service, only when compelled to do so, following public rage. The Kathua incident has exposed the hypocracy of our leaders. What good are empty slogans like 'Beti bachao Beti padhao' or 'Sab ka saath Sab ka vikas'? The little girl from Kathua is Sab ka Beti and not the Beti of a Hindu, a Muslim or a Christian. We have become a depraved nation of hypocrites with hordes of gau rakshaks protecting animals while twolegged beasts roam free; with over zealous moral police protecting our Indian culture but not a single rakshaks to protect our betis. Enough is enough. No more lip service or empty slogans . What we need is a strong Beti Bachao Act with similar provisions as the SC/ ST Act such as : Externment of offenders, attachment and forfeiture of their properties; setting up of special courts and Special Public Prosecutors; enhanced punishments; denial of anticipatory bail; protection, compensation, relief and rehabilitation to victims or their heirs . Only then can we expect some protection for our Betis. Such is the fear among the victims today that even after the national outrage over the Kathua incident, the victim's family and kin have left the area as they fear for their lives. While we hang our heads in shame, let church bells toll, let the national flag fly at half mast to mourn the murder and death of humanity. THE SECULAR CITIZEN

“Power and Money: Social Justice According to Bergoglio” Pope Francis has written a ‘Preface’ to an Italian language book of his writings and speeches, published on 12 April 2018, titled as noted above. He hopes his messages on economic and social matters will inspire those who exploit others to have a change of heart; thus coming to find a sense of humanity and justice! (some extracts): “The Church, in spreading the message of charity and justice preached by the Gospel, cannot remain silent in the face of injustice and suffering … Many encounters have confirmed to me, that the Gospel is not an utopia, but a real hope for the economy. God does not abandon his creatures; rather, He invites everyone in collaborating for the common good!” “I cannot fail to denounce along with the Gospel, the personal and social sins committed against God and neighbor; in the name of the god of money and power. I believe that social and economic issues cannot be foreign to the message of the Gospel.” “The economy occupies a vital place in the Church’s ‘social doctrine’! In this paradox of a globalised economy, there is an excess of money and wealth in the hands of a few people; but in others there is not even a minimum to survive!” “Thus, it is practicable and so necessary in the field of economics and finance, that those in service of justice, solidarity and peace, should confirm ‘the way of truth, charity and beauty’!” (cf. John 14:6). —Dr. Hazel Colaso, Bandra (W), Mumbai.. CORRIGENDUM In issue dated 16-22 April 2018 (Vol.27 No.16) on page 5 (Vox Populi) letter title: 'Implement animal birth control' ; read as contributed by Petrer Castellino.


by Don Aguiar

Fake News

A boy was cycling with a basket of eggs on it. He hit a stone and fell down, along with the cycle. The eggs also fell down and broke. A crowd gathered around the boy. As usual, free advice started flowing from the onlookers. “Couldn’t you be more careful?” “What is this, you are cycling causally without attention?” An old man approached the crowd, saw what happened and said “Poor fellow, this boy has to answer to the owner of the shop. Ok I will help him as much as I can”… Saying this, he handed over Rs 10/-to the boy. And also said, - “These onlookers are good people, they will not only give advice, they will also help you by giving money. Please accept their help”. The onlookers observing the saying of the old man and his actions also started giving money to the boy. The boy was very happy, since the money collected was more than the value of the broken eggs One of the onlookers asked the boy, “Young man, if that old man was not around, I do not know what difficulties you would have faced with the owner”. The boy smiled and replied, “Sir, that old man is the owner of the shop where I work and he is a GUJARATI!!!!! Many are of the opinion that our PM Modiji speeches use similar techniques And then refer to Shakespeare who said “full of sound and fury. Signifying nothing” Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information. “Falsehood flies and the Truth comes


limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote. It was hyperbole three centuries ago. But it is a factual description of social media. We have 24 hrs. News roll today… this can be defeated by “blanket bombing” news rolls but what has happened to the world. That kind of news will get lower ratings than Sridevi’s death or Melania’s latest flub: and therefore we have a mass ignorance of the things that should matter. It is precisely that kind of silence and that will allow those who do evil to continue unchecked. That is why the media is also called the “fourth estate” The clergy, nobility and the commoners being the first three The truth simply cannot compete with hoax and rumor. By every common metric, falsehood consistently dominates the truth: Fake news and false rumors reach more people, penetrate deeper into the social network, and spread much faster than accurate stories. It seems to be pretty clear that false information outperforms true information. And that is not just because of bots. It might have something to do with human nature. Any platform that regularly amplifies engaging or provocative content runs the risk of amplifying fake news along with it. And while false stories outperform the truth on every subject—including business, terrorism and war, science and technology, and entertainment— THE SECULAR CITIZEN

fake news about politics and religion regularly does best. Fake news prospers because humans, not robots, are more likely to spread it. This brings us to the situation in India - A NOBODY KNOWS GOVERNMENT Nobody knows anything in New India and nobody can be held accountable for anything going wrong. Nobody knows – Who suggested and planned demonetization? How much old currency was deposited in the banks? How much black money was recovered post demonetization? How many Indians went cashless after demonetization? What the exact GDP figures are? How Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi all escaped? How Nirav Modi accompanied the PM to Davos? How 58,000 crores extra payment was made in Rafael deal? How Judge Loya died? Where Mahesh Shah disappeared from TV studios after alleging that he had Rs 14,000 Crores of prominent Gujarati politicians? How Jay Shah converts Rs 50,000 to Rs 80,00,00,000 crores and then (Contd.. on p. 9)

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Challenges Youth Facing Today


n this new-age society, kids enjoy more attention than their yesteryear counterparts. Despite being advantaged, they’re a troubled species. These youngsters are surrounded by innumerable problems which in turn, makes them little rebellious too. The upsetting reasons could possibly be their individualism, sense of freedom or the ever growing peer pressure. Eventually, they face the hostile attitude of society. But the real standpoint is that youths are the pillars of social, economic and political developments. In addition to their intellectual contribution and the ability to mobilize support, youth brigade brings unique perspectives. Exploring some of the basic problems faced by today’s youth, Juvenile delinquency: As we all know that the teenage behavior is extremely problematic and unpredictable too. There are many who are caught red-handed with petty crimes like arms conflicts, illicit affairs, substance abuse and various others. The status of urbanized women is also challenged. This results in various cases of blackmails, rapes, murders and theft. Poverty: Although it’s a shameful to say but we have to declare that sections of India are still poorest of poor. Even after years of being categorized as a developing country, we could not replace the label with developed country. Most of the homes cannot afford have good health and hygiene. Poverty is really killing us and youths are also getting victimized. Inadequate employment opportunities: In yesteryears, education was not everyone’s forte. Those, who really had the knack for it, pursued it. But today, the scenario is different; everyone is studying along with full-fledged facilities. In the past, even a high school pass-out or simple graduates would

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find work and live contentedly. In those days, one would not necessarily need to have a college degree to survive. But in today’s times, youngsters with multiple degrees are unable to find work with good pay, to afford a decent lifestyle. Education Disparity: Education is a priority and everyone’s birthright. A good education is like a boon in one’s life, opening up a host of opportunities. What we see today value-based proper education system, and the discrimination in educational quality, which is categorized by financial status. Obesity: Recent trends show that approximately 25% kids are obese in India. Video games, TV, the internet and fast food can be blamed partially. Today, kids are spending more time watching TV, surfing the internet than running around. This sedentary lifestyle has dangerous consequences. The saddest thing is that they can feel socially awkward or being ridiculed by their peers. Besides health problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, other side-effects are low self-esteem, depression, etc. Materialism: It is sad but a bitter fact that we live in a society that promotes materialism. And we unknowingly encourage and instill this philosophy into our children. Surprisingly we teach our children that the success and happiness in life is measured by how much stuff or wealth you acquire. Violence in schools: When we send our kids to school, we THE SECULAR CITIZEN

usually take a sigh of relief. Schools play a major role in teaching life skills to young minds and their endeavor must be recognized. But increasing cases of crime in school makes us lose our sleep. Cases of bullying, fullfledged crimes like stabbings, fighting and suicides etc. are what we see and read in media today. Early Maturity: In earlier generations, kids enjoyed being kids. But today, with the advent of satellite television and internet, kids are bombarded with unwanted information. They are exposed to some adult-related content too, which is not at all conducive for their delicate minds. The concept of childhood becomes problematic. Single parent households: When kids see their parents living under different roofs, their adolescent mind suffers. It is really tough to look after a child in divided home. Children gets deprived of parental guidance, which may result in an unwanted number of problems, such as alcohol/drug abuse, school dropout, and teenage pregnancies.

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WHETHER THE CONGRESS CAN WIN THE COMING NATIONAL ELECTION IN 2019? by Eric D'Sa Rahul Gandhi as expected has been elevated to be the Indian National Congress president. He seem to be learning on the job well, but the general consensus is that Narendra Modi and the BJP is not stoppable in the year 2019. Though many voters would like to see the back of Narendra Modi and the Hindutva hot heads in the RSS, they are greatly disturbed by the prospects of having the inexperienced Rahul Gandhi as the head of the government. Besides the Congress is faced with a very well oiled BJP party machine and during the last four years, the party has worked very hard to recruit more party workers. As a matter of fact, Amit Shah the BJP president has been boasting that BJP is now the worlds largest cadre party. In addItion they have the whole hearted support of RSS and its associate organisations I’ve chosen deliberately to write this article after Rahul Gandhi’s elevation to the Indian National Congress President and after the Gujarat election results were announced. We saw a much more vocal and assertive Rahul Gandhi which made the one to one fight between BJP and Congress much more balanced. Some claim that if Narendra Modi had not can-


vassed aggressively over a number of weeks and used the son of the soil plea, Congress may have even won the election. The one thing according to me that was missing in Gujarat was a credible, articulate young local Gujarat leader who Congress had projected as the Chief Minister candidate. We now shift to Karnataka where Congress has wisely announced that the present incumbent Chief Minister Siddharamiaha, who will be successfully completing a full term of five years, will be the face of Congress under whose leadership Congress would head for

YOU THE CITIZENS DECIDE: the assembly election that will be held this May. This is bound to pay dividends as he has the pulse of the Kannadiga people and is putting together a coalition of Schedule castes, OBCs, Muslim, Christians along with the liberals and agriculturists. A little more organisational support at grass root and booth levels by the Congress party workers, to counter the well oiled RSS and BJP cadres, will do the job of giving Siddharamaiaha the second term and Congress the badly needed win. What about the other states like Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh that will be going for elections later in the year. Luckily for Rahul Gandhi, he has two bright, young but experienced leaders like Sachin Pilot in Rajasthan and Jyòtindar Scindia in Madhya Pradesh. Without wasting any time Rahul Ghandhi soon after the .Karnataka elections should name the above two dynamic young leaders as heads of Congress party in the respective states. Let them be officially named as the General Secretaries and the official chief Minister candidate of the Congress THE SECULAR CITIZEN

party in their respective states,. They will have sufficient time to work hard to build the Congress party cadre in their states from grass route levels. Congress should similarly announce quickly fresh Young faces as party general secretaries and chief Minister candidates for Chattisgarh and Mizoram states. All four young new general secretaries and chief Minister candidates must start recruiting at grass root levels, liberal minded youngsters to oversee the areas around each of the election booths. The old senior and experienced leaders should be promised cabinet berths if Congress wins the national general election in 2019. The next step will be to find young fresh leaders to head the Congress party as its general secretaries in states such as Gujarat, Haryana, Goa and Utterkund where Congress will mainly fight against BJP Congressmen will not like this question. Why hasn't Rahul Gandhi unlike Narendra Modi, offered anything new in economic policy? They will see it as prejudiced or, at least, unfair. Yet if they open their eyes to how Mr. Rahul Gandhi is perceived, they will also realise this is an issue they need to grapple with and resolve before people vote in 18 months time. Otherwise many might desire a change of government, yet feel unable to vote for Congress. Now let me make a second point which could throw light on a possible answer to the above question. I’m not questioning Rahul Gandhi’s right to be Congress President and his elevation may well change the party’s fortunes. But does every Congress president have to automatically become prime minister? In Indira Gandhi’s and Jawaharlal Nehru’s time many did not. More pertinently, Sonia Gandhi brought Congress to power but refused to accept the prime min(Contd.. on p. 9)

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istership. The common man greatly respected her for doing so.

closes his business just days before demonetization?

Could a repeat of the Sonia GandhiManmohan Singh arrangement which worked successfully, announced well before the elections, remove the hesitation in the minds of those who want a change but are apprehensive of voting for Congress? I accept it’s difficult to name the individual who will play the Manmohan Singh role, but there’s a need to do so at some stage before the election. If Rahul Ghandi takes the trouble of finding someone like say Raghuram Rajan or Nandan Nilekani to be named as the Prime Minister candidate, it will make a huge difference during elections. Of course, this won’t be an easy decision for Rahul Gandhi. He’s been brought up to believe he will be the prime minister and the fourth generation of his family to hold that post. To disavow it won’t be easy. But it would be a sign of greatness. For he would be putting party and country ahead of himself. Indeed, it would be an even bigger sacrifice than the one his mother made in 2004. Her Italian origin made her recusal not just understandable but, perhaps, necessary. Rahul Gandhi, on the other hand, is as Indian as you and I.

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Rahul Gandhis biggest challenge is rebuilding the Indian National Congress party organisation. One other thing: an announcement by Rahul Ghandhi that he won’t be prime minister could cast an emotional spell. To fight and win but not want the laurels of office is the sort of humility that reflects our cultural values. It could even alter the way Narendra Modi is perceived because thereafter, in contrast, his ambition might seem like greed. If I’m right, the question I’ve raised and the answer I’ve suggested could become more pressing with each passing month. But it’s also possible that I’m wrong and the way we view Rahul Gandhi might change so comprehensively that our apprehensions will simply fade away before 2019. You the Citizens decide what will be good for the Congress party?

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How SSC and CBSE exam papers leaked for the very 1st time? Who drank 18,591 cups of tea daily in Mumbai sectariate? Who counted 3.19 lakh rats in 7 days? Who purchased Chikkis for Rs 206 crores and ate them all up? Who ordered and ate Ayurveda biscuits for 5 crores? Who ordered lathi charge protesting students? Where is Najeeb? Who killed Akhlaq, Pehlu, Junaid, Afrazul and many others? Who killed Gauri Lankesh, Dabholkar, Pansare and Kalburgi? How media freedom has been scuttled and 2017 was the most violent year for India’s journalists with 11 murdered journalists, 46 cases of attacks and 27 cases of police action including arrest and cases filed?. Who fired on the protesting farmers? But media gets the story in a politically favored direction and without checking facts and to create headlines and high ratings for their respective newspapers/channels rush to publish the same which is quickly picked up by others and widely circulated resulting in wrong/fake news and with no file closure and the government response - #Nobody Knows Anything. We the people of India want to know Is this the government we elected or nobody knows who elected this government. THE SECULAR CITIZEN

We have to answer a more preliminary question first: What is truth? And how do we know? It’s a question that can have life-ordeath consequences. Fake news has become a white-hot political and, really, cultural topic, but the trigger personal events. Here’s the thing: Fake news dominates according to both metrics. It consistently reaches a larger audience, and it tunnels much deeper into social networks than real news does. Why does falsehood do so well? The MIT team settled on two hypotheses. First, fake news seems to be more “novel” than real news. Falsehoods are often notably different from the all the news that have appeared 60 days prior to their retesting them. Second, fake news evokes much more emotion than the average news/tweet. Fake news/tweets tended to elicit words associated with surprise and disgust, while accurate news/tweets summoned words associated with sadness and trust. The key takeaway is really that content that arouses strong emotions spreads further, faster, more deeply, and more broadly. False information online is often really novel and frequently negative. We know those are two features of information generally that grab our attention as human beings and that cause us to want to share that information with others—we’re attentive to novel threats and especially attentive to negative threats. The question is why the world citizenry is standing silent. To quote Einstein – “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.”


2 Kinds Of People


by Ninette DSouza

he Polish – British Joseph Conrad, one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language said, “There are two kinds of people,those who burn the lamp and those who rot it. Those who burn off give light and warmth and sometimes fragrance in their lifetime and are useful and worthwhile. Those who rot off are cold and useless and are unpleasant like an old log in a cold bog. It is better to burn out then to rot out. For it is not the number of years we live that matters but how we live, with God’s grace.” Simply put it means what really matters in our daily actions and attitudes is.....our MOTIVATION. A very common attestation follows but it’s worth repeating “When I was young and free I dreamed of changing the world. In maturity I realized that the world would not change, so I decided to change my country. After some efforts I realized that this too was impossible. At the end of my years I tried to change my family but they too went on the same as they were before. Now on my death bed I realize it was my mission to change myself. If I had done that I would have been able to change my family. Then with a little luck that change would affect my country and then who knows I might have even changed the whole world.” Wise words from an Anglican bishop made way back in the year 1100. People waste much time in changing

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Now on my death bed I realize it was my mission to change myself. If I had done that I would have been able to change my family. others and their attitudes but barely spend time to change themselves and their own attitudes. Personal transformation anyone? Change is difficult Yes! and often unacceptable. It shakes us out of our routine and forces us to move out of our comfort zones. But the quicker we are to accept that change and renewal are unshakeable laws of life, the quicker we will get used to them, instead of suffering from our compulsions that only exist to buy us temporary happiness. Undoubtedly the primary act towards self transformation is to learn to forgive – oneself and others. Once when someone asked Lincoln why he didn’t destroy his enemies he said, “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” We help ourselves to rise by helping our enemy to rise. “Treat your enemies as if one day they will be your friends” wrote Thomas Merton- Theologian and Social Activist. In the Gospel of St. Matthew, we find in the first discourse, (Ch 5: 43 – 48) Mathew laying out the lifestyle of Discipleship. According to Jesus our love must extend to every human being, to the unrewarding and even to those who are personal and national enemies. You must be perfect (Ch 5 : 48) How is one to be perfect in the way God is perfect? To be perfect is not to be without imperfection but to be compassionate as God is. It is vital for every human to have a meaning in life. When life is non-existent or superficial one feels emptiness deep within and one crumbles. Our children and youth, even young adults, have somehow cultivated this attitude that if everyone else is doing it, ‘it must be right’ How can any action that is ethically / spiritually wrong be right, irrespective of the fact that THE SECULAR CITIZEN

it is being propagated enmass? The right path maybe narrow and difficult as it is less traversed but it leads to a transformation of our lives. We need to have the courage to admit our mistakes in order to avoid the pernicious feeling of superiority. The group of people that burn their lights are those strong enough to understand their limits and move ahead in spite of them. “There is only one way of getting rid of one’s faults and that is to acquire habits contradictory to them.” opines Ernest Dimnet, a French Priest and the author of ‘The Art of Thinking’ a popular book on thinking and reasoning. One day a young couple came to Mother Teresa and gave her a large sum of money. “Where did you get so much of money?” Mother asked. And they replied: “We were married 2 days ago. Before we got married we decided not to have the wedding feast and give the saved money to feed the poor instead.” “Why would you do this” asked Mother. “Because we love each other and wanted to begin our married life with an act of sacrifice” they replied. Mother was amazed at their sacrifice and generosity. Truly it is a gift of God to be able to share our love with others. In today’s world people’s primary focus seems to be amassing wealth and money for themselves. The words ‘Sharing’ and ‘Sacrifice’ are not found in the dictionaries of most. This is increasingly true of individuals, communities, societies and nations. We can be happy and content even with very little in our lives but the minute we are given something bigger and better we want even more. We lose our sleep, our happiness, we hurt the people around us. All these are a price for our growing needs and desires. We can be best described at this point as ‘Members of the 99 Club’ i.e.- those who have enough to be happy but are never contented, because they are always yearning and striving for that one extra thing , telling themselves ‘ Let me get that one final thing and then I will be happy for life;’ – Never going to happen friends . The time to change is NOW.

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Some simple ways to recognise a good partner There are a lot of ways to recognise a good partner and also to know that you are in the right relationship. Here are ways to recognise a good partner that you should consider


veryone wants a good partner. And everyone has got a dream partner who needs to fulfill the most demanded criteria. And women always wished for a tall, handsome, fair or dark doesn’t matters, smart and stylish men who could dance with them over a romantic track and most importantly a romantic man. Well, these days finding a good partner matching almost accurately to your criteria is kind of a dream which never comes true or hardly comes true. But still life is one and we need to choose a partner who is good enough with whom we could spend our rest of the life. There are some ways to recognise a good partner. Let’s get started. They understand the idea of ‘give and take:’ The partner is aware that all relationships need both partners to put in effort. It’s all about balance, about the give and take. If one person does all the taking, the imbalance will lead to problems. The person doing all the giving will end up resentful. They prioritise communication: A good partner knows that good communication is key to a happy and healthy love life. In every couple, arguments arise sometimes and these are things that can damage your relationship. A lot of those issues can be worked out if those two partners have the ability to communicate well with one another. Someone that grows you: Having a partner that brings out the better side of you is always great. Someone that can help make you a better person because they love you. Growth is good and having a partner that can encourage you to grow is great. They are not dominating in nature: They never impose themselves and their rules on you. Good partners never abuse you emotionally. They are not manipulative and don’t embarrass you infront of other people. If they find out they wrong, they apologise for their mistakes. They never even compare you with others.



Meditations On The Priesthood the good news; the kingdom Bring Blessings of God and Eternal life.


e cannot escape the fact that God wants us to witness our faith through His Son Jesus, who “holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever”. Spiritual Meditations on the priesthood is the ultimate blessing for the new evangelization, to teach, preach and bring people to faith. The Priest is the light, salt and leaven. But he is also human. When the Cure of Ars spoke, his voice was weak and many could not hear him, yet they flocked in thousands to his church. It is said, a gentleman who attended a Sunday Mass was visibly changed and said, “I have seen God in a human”. It takes humility to brave the odds and stand up for God. A priest makes the time to meditate on his ‘royal’ priesthood. St. Paul said, “We are the temple of the living God. “ (2Cor.6:16). Yes, we all are, for the breath of the Almighty lives in us. The priest is an exception for he is the ‘anointed one’ and shepherd of the faith.

The spiritual powers of the priest, to be outwardly recognized, will be to meditate on the words of James Gibbons: The Faith of Our Fathers, 1876. I quote: “To the carnal eye the priest looks like other men, but to the eye of faith he is exalted above the angels, because he exercises powers not given even to angels”. The priest better knows the essentials of Jesus’ exhortation to believe and repent. The priest is a messenger with the subtle message to evangelize, equally to be a good listener. In our present times of hate, violence and irresponsible rage towards Christians worldwide, we need to meditate on the steadfast courage of priests who enrich their vocation to reveal their journey in humility as Christ did, often unto death. One such priest was Fr. Andrea Santoro, praised for his dedication and devotion to serve the Lord. He travelled to Turkey in Trabzon, a small city of 200,000 people. 99% Muslims lived in the city and only a few Christian people among them. There were almost a hundred mosques and only one Catholic Church.

St. Peter, the first leader of the Christian faith, had shared a special divine perspective on the priesthood: “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood… a holy nation, God’s own people…” (1 Peter.2:9). This is the First most powerful message to meditate on.

Fr. Andrea worked with the poor, the hungry and rescued women who were trafficked for the flesh trade. He made a great impact on hundreds of lives for his kindness and assistance. He was blest with many spiritual gifts and became a clerical hero; a priest who was totally committed to helping all, Christians and even Muslims.

Meditation in common understanding is to be found in the beginning of Mark’s Gospel: Here begins the wonderful story of Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. (Mk.1:1). The apostle wants us to think on the roots of the faith. The legacy of Christian identity as bound to the Church and her priests who proclaim it and teach

Tragically, on February 5, 2006, while praying in his church, a man walked in and shot Fr. Andrea twice from behind. A week before his death, Fr. Andrea spoke to a meeting of the clergy. Let us meditate on his words: “I am convinced that in the end there are no two ways, only one way that leads



to light through darkness, to life through the bitterness of death. Only by offering one’s flesh is salvation possible. The evil By Melvyn Brown that stalks the world must be borne and pain must be shared till the end in one’s own flesh as Jesus did.” The diocese of Rome is promoting the cause of his canonization. All priests have basically a lifestyle of dedication which makes them valuable in the Church. Their charisma is an authentic witness to the Gospel. Every priest believes he is an anchor for the preservation of the faith, its strength for solidarity, peace and justice. The priest cannot be taken for granted as being altruistic by nature because he serves others, or that he is given a ministerial job. The priest always strives to help all those put in his care, “to be a manifestation and image of the Good Shepherd who gives his life”. (PDV, No.49). His identity is made strong in pastoral service. To have a broad perspective on the formation of priestly ministry is to absorb, like Christ, a complete dedication to humanity for the love of the Father’s will. Aspire to serve God and His Church in humility. I reproduce a small section from the homily of Pope Saint John Paul II for the canonization of Padre Pio, June 26, 2002: ‘I believe you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because these things…. you have revealed to little ones’ (Mt.11:25). How appropriate are these words of Jesus, when we think of them as applied to you, humble and beloved Padre Pio….” Let us meditate on the holy life of Saint Padre Pio.

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Indian Dance Art To The Fore!


haratanatyam in the Christian circles of Mumbai is uncommon, in Mangaluru and south it is better accepted in Christian celebrations," wrote Ivan Saldanha-Shet in the 16 April 2018 issue of THE SECULAR CITIZEN (Vol. 26/16). If one may ask, what exactly is there to prevent turning the situation around and bringing back the Bombay Eucharistic Congress [1964] fervour that had the German SVD priest named George Proksch aka Guru Gyan Prakash present the scriptures in the Indian dance form, an Indian SVD priest named Charles Vas following suit a little later with the formation of Sangeet Abhinay Academy?

sion of Saint Paul at a convent bookfest. Unseemly dance culture It isn’t difficult to see—if one reads between the lines so to say!—that all those silly so-called Western dance (including the vulgar pelvic thrust) moves immortalized by Bollywood and imitated with aplomb by children and youth in almost all educational institutions in Mumbai

South Indian culture Admittedly, Bharatanatyam is essentially a South Indian art form of dance. Frankly, one (not simply fails to see any reason to speak of youngsters why the Bharatanatyam expounder formation in religious houses!), nent, Vidwat Ruth Prithika, who delivered a 2-hour performance in are no match for the genuine stuff that the Town Hall of Mangaluru on Eas- most Indian dance forms, both claster Sunday 2018, can't be brought to sical and folk have on offer. Catholic Mumbai for a repeat performance of institutions particularly have it in the Mangaluru event, preceded of them to boldly stem the rot and turn the tide. course by adequate publicity. There definitely would If Christians in India in generbe a market for such Scripal and Catholics in our cities ture-based Indian Classiin particular can carry off the cal Dance performances Indian sari, kurta and other in multi-cultural Mumbai. Indian garb with distinction, Indeed, doesn't the city giving Indian dance forms, of Mumbai and the Archwhose mainstay is essendiocese of Bombay have by Ladislaus L tially Indian costumes, their a sizeable population from D’Souza due in terms of conveying the South settled in huge the beauty of our scriptures pockets? Not many years to fellow believers and non-believers ago this writer had the privilege and alike can hardly be a hassle. What is pleasure of directing a Bharathanurgently needed is a will on the part atyam exponent [Mangalurean, of the management of every CathoCatholic] from Bandra West in a well lic institution to put its foot down and received presentation of the Conver-

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lay ground rules for its annual entertainment programmes that turn the need for appreciating the nuances of Indian culture as is evident in its numerous dance forms gradually into compulsion that eventually leads to a craze for studying those mediums as desirable entertainment. If Saint Xavier’s College, a premium institution in Mumbai and a University in its own right, could successfully outlaw the wearing of torn clothing on its campus on account of the fact that wearing such garb is considered a mockery to the poverty of the genuinely poor, how difficult can it be for our Catholic institutions (and formation houses) to ban entertainment that borders on the bizarre and the vulgar? A tasteful blend Western culture has its plus points and deserting it completely would be like throwing the baby out with the bath-water. It certainly is not difficult to discern that a tasteful blend of Indian and Western culture with regard to song/music, dance and costume can go a long way in both entertaining any given audience as well as conveying a moral or a message. Again, this was amply proved with the fusion presentation of the Hindi song “Man ka deep jala” by a nun and a laywoman, both Bharatanatyam danseuses, at a convent media related symposium on women a couple of years ago, delightful movements and facial expressions dominating the scene. All in all, we need to tastefully change the face of Christian entertainment and thus change the way non-Christians perceive our understanding of Indian culture vis-à-vis the Faith of our Fathers. Ready for the plunge!?!


Historic Aloysius Chapel art being restored by Ivan Saldanha-Shet. M'lore

He also said that the new damages that have occurred in paintings are being treated properly and protection to paintings are being given, so that the conservation treatment shall increase the life of these 120-year old paintings, by another 25 years.


he world famous historic chapel art in the heart of St.Aloysius College Mangaluru on Lighthouse Hill, is a protected monumanet which is a permanent attraction for visitors all year round. More than two decades after experts from Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) of Lucknow restored the world famous paintings by Italian Jesuit master painter Br Antonio Moscheni (created in 1899), another team from INTACH, Delhi, is all set to restore the same with advanced scientific know how and technology. St Aloysius Institutions Rector Rev Fr Dionysius Vas said that St Aloysius had contacted INTACH, as the head of the previous team (that restored the paintings between 1991 to 1994) had suggested that the paintings be renovated every 20 years. Accordingly, the prestigious national institute visited the chapel and INTACH Principal Director Nilabh Sinha submitted a detailed report in March 2017. The work on restoration commenced in November 2017 and is expected to be completed within 18 months (May 2019). Giving details on the same, Nilabh Sinha said that during his visit in March 2016, he found that although the paintings are in good condition, signs of deterioration have set in and it was just the right time to redo the process of conservation to prolong the life of the rare paintings.

Stating that expert conservators from Delhi have been deputed for undertaking the work, Sinha said that he is also looking for local artistes, who will be taught the art of conservation by experts.

light and several other climatic and human factors, which triggers chemical reactions leading to deterioration and decay of art forms.” “A successful conservation treatment is based on scientific analysis of the materials involved in making of an art form, studying the pattern of deterioration, studying the extent of problems in the art forms and then coming up with a safe treatment procedure, which not only retards the phenomenon of deterioration, but also prolongs the life of an artefact,” he informed.

(Contd.. on p. 15)

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Noting that most of such damages are only up to seven feet (due to touching of visitors), Sinha said, “The factors of deterioration of an art form could be in the form of high-temperature, relative humidity, dust, pollution,


Terming the paintings as a national and international treasure, internationally acclaimed scientist and former Rector Rev Fr Leo D’Souza said that the project is taken up at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore and the entire expenses are borne by Jesuit Institutions, with the help from philanthropists. He also said that an Italian painter, who visited the chapel recently, expressed his satisfaction about the restoration work. Inciden-

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(Contd.. from p. 14) tally, he also happens to be the husband of great grand niece of Br Antonio Moscheni. Terming the paintings as rarest and hardly found anywhere in India, INTACH Principal Director Nilabh Sinha said that it is extremely difficult to create Fresco painting, as the artist needs to imagine what he is going to create in a day and complete the imagination before it dries. Recap on the paintings : Born in a village Stezzano near Bergamo, in Italy, on January 17, 1854, Antonio Moscheni studied under able masters and later went to Rome to study masterpieces of Vatican. In 1889, he renounced the prospects of a brilliant career, but he turned religious in Society of Jesus. His superiors asked him to paint several churches in his native and also in Albania and Yugoslavia. They sent him to Mangaluru to paint the chapel of St Aloysius College. It took him little over two years to cover every inch of the walls and ceilings of the chapel with Frescos and oil paintings, depicting the life of Jesus and St Aloysius Gonzaga in 1899. Later, he painted Cathedral in Mumbai and a church in Cochin, all single handedly. The central row of paintings on the ceiling depicts the life of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, to whom the college and chapel are dedicated. Aloysius earlier life is shown in the first three panels from the rear. The central picture depicts him serving the plague stricken in Rome. He contracted the disease and died, at the age of 23. The sloping ceiling panels portray the Apostles, with floral garlands weaving through the panels. No two garlands have the same flowers. The angels who hold the garland are life size. The upper arches depict saints of the Church. The lower arches depict Jesuit saints. The painting on the rear wall shows Jesus as the friend of children. It is considered to be the masterpiece of Moscheni. Due to seepage of rain water the painting was covered with fungus and calcium carbonate crystals. It has now been restored but a patch of the unrestored painting has been left untouched below the woman seated at the right. There are many paintings which take up the life of Jesus. There are two types of paintings in the chapel: fresco and canvas. A fresco is painted on fresh wet lime plaster walls. The colours get embedded in the lime plaster as it dries up. Frescos cover about 600 square metres of the walls of the Chapel. For an oil painting, the colours are made by mixing pigments with linseed oil. The canvas is made of pure linen of strong close weave. The paintings on the ceilings in the Chapel (about 400 square metres) are in oil on canvas.

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She Is My Mother – Pope Francis’ Encounters With Mary Book Review By Father Alexandre Awi Mello ISch The new kind of Pastor the Church Universal got itself on 13 March 2013 has amazed, surprised and enthralled the world like no Pope before him ever has! His impromptu comments as much as his reflections and homilies are eagerly awaited and delightedly devoured as much for their content as for the topics or subjects covered. And if there is one subject that his pronouncements frequently touch upon it is Mary. And why not! Pope Francis’ love for ‘Mama’ (Spanish for mother) Mary is phenomenal and probably second only to Jesus’ love for her. If in Jesus Francis feels called to a personal relationship with God, in Mary he encounters a woman whose faith is so intertwined with her motherhood that he feels adequately protected, comforted, nourished and cared for. That in a nutshell is SHE IS MY MOTHER – POPE FRANCIS’ ENCOUNTERS WITH MARY [St Pauls – ISBN 978-93-5015-302-4 / pp 256 / INR 250] for you! The contents of the book are culled from a series of interviews between Pope Francis and the author who was his secretary during World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro. The Lord himself says, "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven” (Mt 18:3). What comes through in Pope Francis’ candid sharing of his experiences concerning Our

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Reviewed by Ladislaus Louis D’Souza Lady, starting with his childhood and up until his stint as Bishop of Rome and Chief Shepherd of the Universal Church is his childlike simplicity, which, in itself constitutes a source of Christian catechesis—catechesis that brings alive the value of Marian sanc-

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tuaries and popular piety, besides highlighting the place of woman in the Church and throwing much light on several other topics relevant for our times. Pope Francis’ encounters with the Virgin Mother of Jesus include titles little known in this part of Christendom, like ‘Our Lady of Aparecida’ (a term that means ‘appeared’) in Brazil. The 18th century ‘apparition’ of our Blessed Mother in a net cast by three fishermen in a river involved a headless statue of the Immaculate Conception first and then the head itself in a second catch, followed by a huge catch of fish that had been eluding the fishermen for a while until then. Pope Francis’ interpretation of the net-find makes for inspiring reading, speaking as he does of the happening being implicit of God’s intention to reunite with man’s help what was separated, divided. Read about it all in Chapter 7 (pp 135-160), thus allowing for the uplift of your soul along Marian lines! A notable feature of this book is what Chapter 10 [pp 245-254] brings the reader—the pope’s favourite Marian prayers and devotions, even as it highlights their importance in the life of the Church as a whole and of the individual believer. It is often said that the Holy Bible is a peep into the heart of God, a loving Father. SHE IS MY MOTHER – POPE FRANCIS’ ENCOUNTERS WITH MARY could well be considered a peep into the Marian heart of Pope Francis who represents but the Son’s First Vicar on earth! And what does one see in there but an invitation to avail of and forever cherish the love of God as spelt out for us in the heart of His Mother, Mary, Schoenstatt priest, Alexandre Awi Mello clearing the path for us with his path-breaking interview with His Holiness! Indeed, a more delightfully simple Theology-packed treatise on Mary would be hard to come by! The publishers deserve to be complimented for bringing this book out in time for the month of May, the Rosarian month of Mary that willy-nilly overlaps the month of the Holy Spirit!

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Switch from a to-do list to a SUCCESS list To-do lists are a staple of modern life. There’s just one problem: your to-do list can be damaging your goals! Are you wondering, ‘How’? Well, long hours spent checking off a todo list and ending the day with a full trash can and a clean desk are not virtuous and have nothing to do with success. Instead of a to-do list, you need a success list-a list that is created around extraordinary results. To-do lists tend to be long; success lists are short. One pulls you in all directions; the other aims you in a specific direction. So, beware! If your to-do list contains everything, then it’s probably taking everywhere but where you really want to go


s your to-do list packed with everything you need to get done? Or is it focused on the vital few things that will help you succeed? Let’s change that to-do list into a success list! A success list places your focus on completing a few primary tasks each day that allow you to make progress towards your long-term goals. So, what are the features of success list and how does it differ from the much followed to-do list? • The long to-do list can actually lead you away from your goal - not closer to it. A to-do list doesn’t account for time. When we have a long list of tasks, we

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tend to tackle those that can be completed quickly in a few minutes, leaving the longer items left undone. Research indicates that 41 percent of all to-do list contribute to stress! In what’s known in psychology as the Zeigarnik effect, unfinished tasks contribute to intrusive, uncontrolled thoughts. It’s no wonder we feel so overwhelmed in the day, but fight insomnia at night. • A success list is one that purposefully and mindfully has action items and tasks that are created around one big goal you envision for the year. Your success list should be short and sweet with items that take you closer to your goal. Follow these instructions for creating a simple but highly effective success list: Decide on a list system: You can keep your list on a simple piece of paper but researchers have found it to be far more effective if you use a written or digital system, either on a notebook or in a program such as Evernote. Set three ‘micro-goals’ for today: Block out a section at the top of your page for three micro-goals. If you need to write or type this section in red to priorities it above the rest of the information below, do that. These are small things you can do today that will help you make progress towards your long-term goals. Examples include: writing ‘X’ amount of words, making a phone call, working out for ‘X’ minutes or completing some other important task. These are often the primary, repeatable tasks that have to do with your craft. Drop the rest of this week’s important tasks below that: Next, list out all the things you plan to accomplish this week that will help you make progress toTHE SECULAR CITIZEN

wards your goals. This is where a digital list you can easily copy and paste has a big advantage over a written one. It will help you more easily plan out your micro-goals for each proceeding day. Think in 15-minute increments: While most calendars create a default setting for an appointment at 30 minutes, we recommend changing that to 15 minutes and closely evaluating how much time a task will need when scheduling it. When your default setting is 15 minutes, you’ll automatically discover that you can fit more tasks into each day. Ultra-productive people only spend as much time as is necessary. Merissa Mayer, formerly serving as the President and CEO of Yahoo is notorious for conducting meetings with colleagues in as little as five minutes. When your default setting is 15 minutes, you’ll automatically discover that you can fit more tasks into each day. Time-block the most important things: Don’t let your to-do list fill up randomly by accepting every request that comes your way. Get clear on your life and career priorities and preschedule sacred time blocks for these items. For instance, you might block off two hours each morning to work on a strategic plan or other project that moves you forward. Shut off email, put your phone on airplane mode and focus on pure productiveness. Your to-do list should also include time blocks for things like exercise, date nights or other items that align with your core life values. A few more brilliant productivity tips: Don’t be busy, be productive: Don’t con yourself that because you’re busy, you’re being productive. Instead recognise the difference between the two and focus on small things that deliver big results. Find your one big task: Keep narrowing your lists until you spot that one thing that will make the biggest impact on your achievement. Don’t get caught in ticking off: It can be very satisfying to tick your way through a to-do list but unless those tasks are getting you significantly closer to your goal, it’s a fool’s vanity. Think quality not quantity and make each tick count.


Easy Home Remedies to Get Rid of Lizards


ow much do you hate it when you turn on the lights and see a lizard smirking at you from the wall? Honestly, they do walk around like they own the place. If you are looking for remedies to get rid of those slithery pests, look no further. Here’s a list of home remedies to keep lizards away. Sure, there are lizard repellents in stores, but they are full of harmful chemicals. They are a big no-no especially if you have small children and pets in the house. Wondering how to kill lizards and make your home creepfree? Without further delay, choose one of these superb home remedies from the following list and bid farewell to lizards from the house permanently. Egg Shells: You may have heard of this from your grandmother and close relatives. This is one of the most foolproof ways of keeping lizards away from your premises. Lizards are repelled by the smell of eggs. After you use eggs, keep the shells and strew them around the house, especially near doors and windows. Coffee Powder: This is a very effective method to kill lizards. Make your own lizard death-balls by combining coffee powder and tobacco powder and rolling them into small balls. Stick them on toothpicks or matchsticks and leave them around the house – especially behind shelves and cupboards where they hide. Lizards will die when they eat these


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balls. 3. Garlic: This flavoured vegetable is appealing to human beings, but lizards hate the smell of it. Just hang a few cloves of garlic near the doors and windows to keep away the pests. You can also make a spray using garlic juice and water and spray it around the house. Pepper Spray: Pepper sprays aren’t just for creeps – you can shock the lizards with these homemade sprays. What’s more is that these are homemade and easy to make – no harmful chemicals at all! Just mix water, ground black pepper and chili powder and shake well. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray the spicy water around the house. Lizards will be repelled by the spicy odour. Onion: Want to know how to keep lizards away forever? Like garlics, lizards hate the pungent smell of onions as well. Hang them near doors and windows or place them in lizards’ hiding places. They will leave the house as they can’t stand the smell. Alternatively, make a mixture out of water and onion juice – spray this around the house to drive away lizards. Naphthalene Balls: They work on lizards as well too. The pungent smell repels these slithery beings. Place them in cupboards and shelves to keep lizards away from the home permanently. Flypaper: This handy thing can help you trap lizards around the house easily. Stick these on the walls especially around the places where you frequently see lizards – like corners of the walls, near light sources, etc. They will get

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Cold Water: Lizards are very sensitive to temperature – they become immobile when they experience a sharp temperature change. When you see a lizard on the wall, immediately splash ice cold water on it – while it stays in shock, kill it or collect it in a dust pan and throw it out of the house. Tabasco Sauce: This is a variation of the pepper spray. Mix Tabasco sauce or hot sauce with water and shake it well. Store it in a spray bottle and spray it behind cupboards, shelves and wardrobes. The spicy mixture will repel the wall-crawlers and they will flee from your house. Bird Feathers: Birds are natural predators of lizards. Hang a few bird feathers around the house – lizards will be scared, thinking that there are birds in the area. You can even make attractive wall-hangings with the bird feathers for an added plus! A bird feather is effectual remedy to get rid of house lizards. House Cat: If you already have a pet cat, then you are in for a win – not only do cats love to catch rats, but they also like to nab lizards! If you don’t have a cat, then you can consider getting one – they will catch you some lizards and are also very cuddly! Electric Repellent: Though this is not a home remedy, it is not harmful to human beings. There are electric lizard repellents available in shops. These emit sounds in ultrasonic frequencies which are intolerable for lizards. The creepy crawlies won’t come near your house forever, if you have this installed in your house. There is even an Android app of this on Google Play, which you can download for free! Phenyl Tablets: Keep some of these tablets around the house to repel lizards. — Jubel D’Cruz

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6756 MUMBAI : Goan Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in December 1977), Ht. 5’ 5”, Wt. 78 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. 12th std. (HSC), working as an Admin. Assistnat in DUBAI. Contact email : 6404. MUMBAI : Goan Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in February 1981), Ht. 5’ 5”, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. HSC / Diploma in Optometry, working as a Sales Professional. Contact email : picardosimon@gmail. com OR 9819403252 6401. MUMBAI : RC Goan Bachelor, fair, (Born in January 1975), Ht. 5’ 6”, Wt. 74 kgs, B.Sc., Post Graduation in Chemistry from St. Xavier’s Mumbai, having own accommodation, working for a reputed company in Mumbai as a section Head, seeks alliance from RC Goan graduate spinsters upto 36 years with good family background and christian values. Pls. reply with details and latest photo to 6751 MUMBAI : Goan Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in December 1990), Ht. 5’ 10”, Wt. 70 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B.Sc. (Hospitality), working in UK Cruise Line. Contact email : asharcfernandes@gmail. com 6750 AUSTRALIA : Goan Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in October 1985), Ht. 5’ 6”, Wt. 70 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. Bachelor in Communication, working as a Media Analyst. Contact email artemiamaria@ 6746 MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in April 1987), Ht. 5’ 10”, Wt. 78 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn. MBA / BE , Working as a Asst. Manager. Contact email : 6745 MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in November 1978), Ht. 5’ 9”, Wt. 90 kgs, Wheatish Complex ion, Edn. M.Com., working as a Material Controller in Doha Qatar. Contact email : OR

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9819938837 6744 MUMBAI : Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in November 1980), Ht. 5’ 11”, Wt. 59 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. Graduate, Service. Contact email : 6467. MUMBAI : Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in November 1986), Ht. 5’ 8”, Wt. 85 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn. B.E.IT & MBA IT, working as a Business Analyst. Contact email : 6466. MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in July 1986), Ht. 5’ 8”, Wt. 52 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. Hotel Management, working as a Team Leader. Contact email : 6465. MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in April 1976), Ht. 5’ 10”, Wt. 64 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. MBA in International Toursim Management, Switzerland currently working as Head - Training with a reputed organization. Contact email : 6463. USA : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in November 1986), Ht. 5’ 7”, Wt. 65 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B.E. (I.T.), working as a Software Consultant. Contact immediately Email : rahul.ferns@gmail. com 6743 DuBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in September 1976), Ht. 5’ 7”, Wt. 76 kgs, Wheatish Complex ion, Edn. BBA., working as a Key Accounts Manager / Sales & Marketing. Contact email : 6412. MUMBAI : RC Mangalorean, (Born in September 1984), 5’ 8”, MBA working in a financial firm, Mumbai Resident seeks alliance from RC girls, with pleasant personality, decent education and from a respected family. Contact with recent snaps and profile on alliancesjason@ 6411. MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Divorcee, Australian Citizen, (Born in September 1968), Ht 5’11, Wheatish, B.Com, Govt. THE SECULAR CITIZEN

job, seeks suitable march. Reply with photo to / 6198. MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic (Born in October 1969), Ht. 5’ 10”, Edn. B.Com., good personality, hailing from God fearing, cultured family, issueless, divorcee by mutual consent, working for Cruise Liner in U.S.A., as Security Supervisor, well settled in Mumbai, Seeks suitable match. Contact email : SMS 09480157258. 6626 GOA : Goan RC Bachelor, (Born in March 1970), Ht. 5’ 10”, Wt. 75 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. BL/ LLB., Self Employed. Contact email : 6625 MUMBAI : Goan RC Bachelor, (Born in November 1979), Ht. 5’ 7”, Wt. 61 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. M.Sc., B.ed., Teacher by profession. Contact email : martin.007.2010@ OR Mob.: 9892657905 6624 MUMBAI : Mangalorean RC Bachelor, (Born in October 1986), Ht. 6’, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. Bachelor in Hotel Management, working on Ship. Contact email : 6618 MUMBAI : East Indian Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in December 1989), Ht. 5’ 6”, Wt. 56 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. Edn. M.Sc., working as a Resource Manager. Contact email : 6455. MUMBAI : Goan Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in September 1970), Ht. 5’ 7”, Wt. 72 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B.A., having own business. Well settled. Contact email : 6573. VALSAD : Goan / Mangalorean Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in February 1986), Ht. 5’ 5”, Wt. 68 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn. B.E. Mechanical, working as a project engineer in Saudi Arabia seeks a well qulified girl from a good family background. Contact email : ian.roshan.dsouza@gmail. com


6854. MuMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in October 1985), Ht. 5’ 6“, Wt. 78 kgs, Tan Complexion, Edn. F.Y. B.Com., working as a Sales Executive. Contact email : 6852. MuMBAI : East Indian Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in August 1983), Ht. 5’ 8“, Well built, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. Bachelors in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Working as a Chef Head Chef in Dubai. Contact email : joslyn.gomes@gmail. com 6793 MUMBAI : Goan Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in November 1987), Ht. 5’ 10”, Wt. 85 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. MBA., PG in taxation law, well employed. Contact email : 6789 MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in December 1989), Ht. 5’ 11”, Wt. 81 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. MBA in Human Resources, working as a Deputy Manager in Bank. Contact email : 6250. MUMBAI : East Indian Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in January 1974), Ht.5’ 8”, Wt. 76 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B.A., working as a Manager. Contact email : cardoz. OR 9833563182 6723 MUMBAI : RC Bachelor (42) (Born in October 1974), Ht. 5’ 10”, Wt. 76 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn. HSC., own business. Seeking single and simple orphan girl below 35 yrs. Preferably pet lover. Contact email : OR 9821812507 6666 MUMBAI : Mangalorean R.C. Bachelor (Born in February 1988) Ht. 6’, Wt. 72 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn.

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BMS/PGDM, working as a Customer Executive. Contact email: OR 9869158197 6664 MUMBAI : Mangalorean R.C. Bachelor (Born in December 1982) Ht. 5’ 3”, Wt. 68 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn. B.Com., A.C.A., LLB., C.A. by Profession. Contact email: saldanha_ryan@ OR 9820670158. 6654 MUMBAI : Mangalorean R.C. Divorcee (Born in October 1980) Ht. 5’ 11”, Wt. 95 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn. Hotel Management, working asa Asst. Manager in CANADA, seeks an educated, homely, UK bases girl. Contact Email : OR Mob.: 9930721252 6652 MUMBAI : Mangalorean R.C. Bachelor, (Born in November 1988) Ht. 5’ 10”, Wt. 80 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn. M.B.A. Marketing, working as an Executive in well known Private Company. Contact email : menezesajit@ 6823. MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Bachelor, (Born in September 1990), Ht. 5’ 7”, Wt. 76 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. Mechanical Engineer, serving as 4th Engineer in Anglo Eastern Ship Management. Contcat email : varun.w220@gmail. com 6650 MUMBAI : Mangalorean R.C. Bachelor, (Born in August 1971) Ht. 5’ 11”, Edn.Undergraduate, Working as a Asst. Manager in a reputed company in Mumbai seeks alliance from RC Spinster simple & understanding with good famiy values, Kindly reply with details and photograph. Email : OR Tel.: 9869844097

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6853. DUBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Spinster, (Born in February 1989), Ht. 5’ 4”, Wt. 79 kgs, Fair Complexion, good looking, Edn. M.Com., PGDM -HR, working as a HR Assistant in Real Estate Firm in Dubai. Contact email : 6758. MANGALORE : Mangalorean Roman Catholic spinster, (Born in December 1987), Ht. 5’ 2”, Wt. 48 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn. MBA in Finance, working for Bank in Bangalore. Contact email : 6757. MANGALORE : Mangalorean Roman Catholic spinster, (Born in May 1990), Ht. 5’ 3”, Wt. 51 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn. MBA (IS), working as a HR in Dubai. Contact email : 5997. MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Spinster, (Born in October 1974), Ht. 5’ 3”, Wt. 70 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn. B.D.S. Dentist by profession. Email : 6337. M.P. : Protestant Christian Divorcee, (Born in July 1980), Ht. 5’ 3”, Wt. 52 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B.E. (Computer Science), MBA (HR), working as a Senior Manager , MNC Mumbai. Seeks a match residing in Mumbai, having a decent qualification and well settled. Contact email : 6448. MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Spinster, (Born in October 1985), Ht. 5’ 4”, Wt. 65 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, beautiful, Edn. B.Com., working as an Asst. HR Officer. Contact email : OR 9324515797 6754. MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic spinster, (Born in July 1991), Ht. 5’ 4”, Wt. 48 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B.E. Mechanical, working as a Officer in PSU. Contact

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6696. MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Spinster, (Born in August 1991), 5’ 1”, Wt. 49 kgs, Fair, Edn. MBA - Finance, working as a Finance Executive in DUBAI. Contact email : moraes.cheryl@gmail. com 6672. Bangalore : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Spinster, (Born in April 1985), Ht. 5’ 4”, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. MBBS, DCH, DNB, Doctor by profession. Seeks Doctors or Engineers. Contact email : 6671. MUMBAI: Goan Roman Catholic Spinster, (Born in July 1965), Ht. 5’, Wt. 60 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. SSC, working as a Co-ordinator, Seeks a suitable match. Contact : 9619392879 6670. MUMBAI : Goan Roman Catholic Spinster, (Born in September 1984), Ht. 5’ 4”, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B.A., working as a Flight supurvisor, Air Hostess. Contacat email : carnations984@ 6645. ABU DHABI : East Indian Roman Catholic Spinster from Mumbai (Born October 1992), Ht. 5’ 5” (166 cms), 62 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, B. Com, MBA (Finance) U.K. working for a Bank in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Family U.A.E. based for past 25 years. Seeks a Professionally qualified bachelor, below 30 years working or settled overseas / On Board with sober babits, good family values, from a respectful family. Contact email : 6644. MUMBAI : Goan Roman Catholic Spinster, (Born in December 1991), Ht. 5’ 4”, Wt. 52 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn. Graduate (Travel/Tours), working as Sr. Operation Exe., Contact email : OR 9930466725 6642-R MUMBAI : Goan/Mangalorean Roman Catholic Divorcee, (Born in September 1979), Ht. 5’ 3”, Wt. 60 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B.Com., working as a Customer Service, Seeks a suitable match. Contact email : OR 9820792115 6640. MUMBAI : Goan Roman Catholic Spinster, (Born in December 1980), Ht. 5’ 4”, Wt. 85 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn.


M.B.A-HR, B.Com., 1st class, working as an Asst. to Vice President. Contact email : 6639. MUMBAI : Protestant Spinster, (Born in June 1981), Ht. 5’, Wt. 50 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B.A. Journalist, Working as a Fashion Designer. Contact Mob: 9820250350 6638. MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Spinster, (Born in May 1989), Ht. 5’ 2”, Wt. 57 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. M.Com., Bank Officer. Contact email : 6635. MUMBAI : East Indian Roman Catholic Spinster, (Born in January 1990) Ht. 5’ 3”, Wt. 60 kgs, Fair Complexion, Edn.M.Com., B.Ed., Teacher by profession. Contact email : judithds1901@ 6633. MUMBAI : Goan Roman Catholic Spinster, (Born in July 1989), Ht. 5’ 4”, Wt. 60 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B.E., Computer Science, working for Foreign Bank. Contact email : 6632. MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Spinster, (Born in November 1989), Ht. 5’ 6”, Wt. 60 kgs, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B.A., working as a Travel Counsellor in MNC. Contact email : 6631. MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Spinster, (Born in September 1983) Ht. 5’ 7’, Wheatish Complexion, Ph.D., from American University, working as a Senior Healthcare Consultant in a MNC Mumbai. Kindly reply with details and full length photograph to 6668. MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Spinster, (Born in February 1989), Ht. 5’ 2”, Wheatish Complexion, Edn. B.Com., MBA in HR, working as a HR Professional in a Tata Group Company. Contact email : OR 9860302527 6694. MUMBAI : Mangalorean Roman Catholic Spinster, (Born in August 1991), 5’ 4”, Wt. 57 kgs, Wheatish, Edn. MBA - Finance, working as a Trade Finance Assistant in DUBAI. Contact email : 6678. MUMBAI: Mangalorean Roman THE SECULAR CITIZEN

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