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Principal of Mumbai's St Xavier's College slams Gujarat development model

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has faced a lot of flak over his Gujarat development model. On Tuesday, criticism came from an unexpected corner when......

The girl who stumped Obama

In our year-end special, Rediff.com looks at people who wrote the India story this year. Afsheen Irani, a Mumbai college student, asked the one question everyone wanted to ask the most powerful......

'We had been mentored to ask safe questions'

Over 100 college students in Mumbai interacted with President Obama at the St Xavier's College in Mumbai on Sunday.Rediff.com proudly brings you some first-hand accounts: Hena, Jaihind College:......

'The answers could have been better'

Rediff.com's Krishnakumar P was present at St Xavier's College when Mumbai collegians took on the most powerful man on the planet. First they welcomed him with an ovation befitting that of a......

When a young Xavierite put Obama in a spot

Rediff.com's Krishnakumar P quizzes the college student who briefly put President Obama in a spot at Sunday's townhall meeting. Romit Mehta, a third year economics student at St Xavier's College,......

From farm support to CEOs: Obama to see it all

St Xavier's College ground has been converted into a village farm, with a display of tractors, irrigation piping and mobile refrigerators used for a cold chain storage. The makeshift village and......

Buy or take a house on rent: Which is better in Mumbai?

Every Mumbaikar's grouse is that he/she missed a chance of becoming a millionaire. "Ten years back, I was offered this flat in Bandra (or any area) for Rs 30 lakh only. But I thought it was too......

Return in shortest time not the best goal

When asked to choose an investment avenue, most people opt for the one promising the highest returns in the shortest time frame. But, returns need not be the only solution to investment. One......

Raju's 'social' orphan learns to manage on its own

Byrraju Foundation, the non-governmental organisation set up by Satyam Computer Services founder B Ramalinga Raju and his family, was left orphaned in January 2009. That was when the chairman......

Here's what our MPs will decide in Budget Session

Parliament met on Monday for the Budget Session, starting with the President's address. This session will likely focus on financial issues, other debates on important national issues, and......

'I don't want people to know me as Loy Mendonsa's daughter'

Alyssa Mendonsa is not the average college girl, doing her Bachelors of Art degree from Mumbai's St Xaviers' College. For starters, this 19-year old is the daughter of Loy......

Brilliant: Cop who first quizzed Kasab on 26/11 film

Assistant Commissioner of Police N R Mahale retired from the Mumbai police force last month.When 26/11 -- the attack by 10 terrorists in Mumbai on November 26, 2008 -- occurred, he was the senior......

When Karan Johar was the Student of the Year!

Karan Johar is busy promoting his film Student Of The Year, starring newcomers Alia Bhatt, Siddharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan.But the filmmaker was once a student of the year himself! That's a......

The Inspiration Behind Anurag Kashyap's Films

He's the face of revolution in Hindi cinema.  And with good reason. Even though none of Anurag Kashyap's films are known for breaking box-office records, considering most of the time they're......

Coming up, a unique short film

Have you ever felt lonely even though you're surrounded by people?If you've answered yes, you should probably watch first-time filmmaker Amit Mehra's short film called Ekanth.The 22-minute film......

Thrashings add to case for a slimmed-down Cup

Crushing defeats for Kenya and Canada on Sunday added two more reasons why the governing body has decided that the sport's showpiece World Cup should no longer be a place for cricket's cannon......

Paul the Octopus gets a memorial

Paul, the German octopus famous for correctly predicting each of Germany's 2010 World Cup matches, got his own permanent memorial three months after his death on Thursday. The Sea Life aquarium in......

Defiant Ponting vows to fight on past World Cup

Ricky Ponting has defiantly vowed to fight on as Australia's Test cricket captain despite facing the possibility of his third Ashes drubbing since taking over from Steve Waugh. Once an almost......
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Q. JAI SHRI RAM PRINCIPAL OF ST.XAVIERS MUMBAI HAS WRITTEN A LETTER THROUGH E-MAIL AND PUT IN COLLEGE WEBSITE CRITICISING GUJRAT AND PRAISING UPA GOVT, WHICH CLEARLY SHOWS THAT CHURCHES AND POPE ARE INTERFERING IN INTERNAL PROBLEMS OF COUNTRY?IS IT NOT CONDEMNABLE?
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Q. The principal of Mumbai's prestigious St Xavier's College has slammed the Gujarat model of devept in a strongly-worded letter to students. In the msg titled, 'In the background of Elections', Father Frazer Mascarenhas writes, "The approaching Elections have brought interesting discussions to the public forum on what constitutes human development and how it is to be achieved. The Guj model has been highlighted for our consideration Guj may be doing well in the 1st sense, although not as good as some other states in the country. But all the human devept index indicators are no He is right
Apocalypso:  A. yes you are right, sir, but then the EC will take its own time, for the elections to be over before taking any action, I think more

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Q. What was the question asked by the 19 year old Afsheen Irani, a student of St. Xavier's College Mumbai during a Meet the Students programme by the US President Mr B Obama on 07 Nov 10 leaving the most powerful person in the World speechless for about 15-20 seconds?
Apocalypso:  A. Why is Pakistan so important an ally to America so far as America has never called it a terrorist State? more

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Q. What has India achieved by Obama's Visit?
Sridhar:  A. A good brand name for St. Xavier's college and nothing much. Obama only came w/ a business wishlist and didn't talk about any major issue like...... more

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An argument defending Fr Frazer's right to criticise

I was a teacher in St Xavier's College, Mumbai, in 1999-2001, and much to the chagrin of many of us, the then principal defended his stand against... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-an-argument-defending-fr-frazer-s-right-to-criticise-1981758
Preaching questioned

St Xavier's College principal's attempt to educate students on the Gujarat model and pluralism could have been managed better In an election... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/editorial-dna-edit-preaching-questioned-1981760
An Open Letter To Father Mascarenhas

Father Frazer Mascarenhas SJ Principal, St. Xavier's College Mumbai. Dear Father, In these troubling times, when the mightiest are... ...

http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?290450
Does Church have a poll role?

I am a devout, church-going Catholic and take religion seriously. However, I don't wear it on my sleeve and try not to make it part of my public... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/lok/sabha/elections/2014/news/Does-Church-have-a-poll-role/articleshow/34173148.cms
Modi plays career card to woo youths

Darbhanga, April 24: Highlighting the UPA government's failure to fulfil its job promise to youngsters before the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, sixty-plus... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1140425/jsp/frontpage/story_18276855.jsp

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