Just found that the winning essay in the Citizens for Peace/Indian Express "A Secularism Rethink" competition is in the Express: Shashi Warrier's Children of the same god. (Shashi Warrier is a novelist whose "Hangman's Journal" is a small treasure).
Third prize winner, Uma Mahadevan-Dasgupta, has her essay up here.
Well done, Shashi and Uma!
I'll post the last shortlisted essay, LH Naqvi's second prize winning effort, in a couple of days.