Author Archives: sduttaoasis

Lessons from a surprise

On a Sunday evening, not too many weeks ago, I landed in Bangalore on work. It was my wedding anniversary but I had set that aside. Given my travel and the fact that my wife was in Delhi, nothing was … Continue reading

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Notions of justice and revenge

Many Christians are appalled at the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold the verdict of the Orissa High Court on Dara Singh – the man responsible for the murder of missionary Graham Staines and his sons. The Supreme Court declined … Continue reading

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Passive Spectators

This piece is being written just a few days after a sessions court in Raipur convicted a human rights activist and physician, Dr Binayak Sen to life imprisonment on charges of sedition. Dr Sen, an alumnus of the Christian Medical … Continue reading

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Reality Bytes

I posted a status update on Facebook, a while ago, which said “I can handle anything God gives me. I may not handle it well, but will handle it.” I think that it was a fairly accurate portrayal of where … Continue reading

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Spaces of Healing

The Christian Medical Association of India is a network bringing together many protestant and orthodox mission hospitals in India for the sharing of resources, learnings, etc. One of the things they do is to observe a healing ministry week every … Continue reading

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The Story of Potiphar and Pharaoh

Sometimes you begin somewhere and end up somewhere else. I have been reading the story of Joseph in the Old Testament these days because as far as I know, Joseph is the only person – or at least the first … Continue reading

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A masked happiness

I checked into Soverdia House, the Catholic run place which is the Oasis haunt in Mumbai, a day before the Global Stop The Traffik conference began. It is quiet and serene inside as compared to the hustle and bustle and … Continue reading

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