Entries by Roger Gaikwad

Celebrate Democracy Day!

15th August and 26th January are important days for all Indians, including people belonging to minority communities. 15th August is the day of freedom from colonial rule, the independence of the country, and governing of the country by its own leaders. 26th January is the day of affirming that we are a democratic socialist republic […]

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

9th July 2018 marked 13 years since Palestinian civil society gave the call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel until it complies with international law and respects Palestinian human rights. It is a moment to remember what a simple idea of non-violent resistance can achieve if people decide to organize around it. For a […]

Global Ecclesial Concern about Populism

Populism, (understood in terms of fundamentalism, communalism,  or nationalism in our contemporary Indian context) is a global challenge for democracy. Nationalist populist movements endorse exclusionary strategies that fragment societies and marginalize people. Churches  should respond by strengthening respect and equal participation, and by widening the civil society discourse  on this critical issue. Presented below is […]

This is my Last HP!

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led Movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity. (https://bdsmovement.net/what-is-bds). BOYCOTT HP: GLOBAL CAMPAIGN Hewlett Packard (HP) plays a key role in Israel’s oppression of Palestinians. (https://bdsmovement.net/boycott-hp) HP provides and operates much of the technology […]


REPENT AND REFORM, O BELOVED COUNTRY! Shame, O Beloved Country!  The two recent instances of the shameful rapes of young girls in the states of Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh have brought ignominy to India. Such incidents keep on happening. The body of an 11 year old girl was raped, tortured and strangulated to […]

Open Letter to Prime Minister of India | End Culture of Rape & Sexual Violence on Girls, Children & Women in India!

Date: 16th April 2018 To Sri Narendra Modi, Honourable Prime Minister in India, South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi -110011 Open Letter to Prime Minister of India End Culture of Rape & Sexual Violence on Girls, Children & Women in India !   Honourable Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi, Greetings from the National Council of […]