Religion and Phiosophy

Religious freedom, atheism, rationalism, Hinduism, Islam and other religions. Endorsing the freedom of religion, while combating superstition, extremism and religious supremacy.

In search of a bamboo stick: Missing items and people 1

In search of a bamboo stick: Missing items and people

It started when I broke my clothes drying stick. You know the one I mean, the thin bamboo cane that traditionally stood behind a door, unobtrusive, till we needed the superpower to extend the reach of our hands by a good 5-6 feet. Well, this was several years ago. It wasn’t broken beyond use, but …

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Questions raised by the ABVP attack on JNU students and staff 2

Questions raised by the ABVP attack on JNU students and staff

Well, not really questions, because the answers are an open secret, but while the BJP ministers pretend to be shocked and the Delhi Police pretend to be doing their jobs, we must pretend to ask, I suppose. How did the attackers get on the campus with weapons? Multiple people confirm, that entry into JNU, like …

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Anti-communal posters to download print and disseminate. Added: Kanhaiya Kumar Azadi audio for ringtone

This page aims to curate a collection of posters that can be printed out and used at protests or put up on walls and notice boards locally. If you would like to add to this collection, please email your posters to vidyut@aamjanata.com On public “ringtone” demand, here’s an audio file of Kanhaiya Kumar’s Azadi sloganeering …

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Has A Bloody Harvest Begun?

I completed 58 years of being alive, on this earth, as a citizen of this country, on the 14th of February, 2019. Normally the day for quiet celebration, this Thursday afternoon was disrupted by news of the attack on the CRPF convoy in Pulwama. As the anchors confirmed whether the death toll was 30 or …

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Portrait of Gauri Lankesh by the students of Arts and Crafts College, Patna

Dweshbhakts want you to unsee #GauriLankeshMurder

  Gauri Lankesh was murdered She was a target of Hindutva forces. She had spoken about this before. Yet, supporters of the government would like us to believe anything except the obvious suspects could be responsible. Let us say it loud and clear. Hindu terror units killed Gauri Lankesh. She opposed the RSS, the BJP …

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Atheism, rationalism, free speech and communalism #NotInMyName 4

Atheism, rationalism, free speech and communalism #NotInMyName

It is rare that one needs to speak up as an atheist and disown the speech or behavior of other atheists as communal hatred. Atheists are usually the smallest minority anywhere and where there is communal violence, they are usually on the receiving end, so the question of atheists being perpetrators of communal hatred rarely …

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Garbha Sanskar: The “Emperor’s new clothes” business model

A garbha sanskar event organized in Kolkata got challenged in the High Court by doctors over its claims to create super babies. This is a most welcome development in a country fast drowning in superstition. There is a trend these days to sell superstition in the name of science. As though faith is not enough …

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Evening prayers at Har-Ki-Pairi Ghat in Haridwar

Hindus Are Not Victims And They Had Better Know It

Why is it becoming more and more uncomfortable to live within one’s own country, among people that we took for granted shared our view of the world? 2014 marked the year in which family and friends turned into aliens and opponents. Conversations invariably broke down at the point where Narendra Modi was seen as the …

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Columnist Harbir Singh makes an illegal post calling for mass violence against Muslims

This post speaks for itself. Harbir Singh is basically calling for violence against Muslims. I am writing this blog to preempt overreactions and suggest that the only correct answer to what is very wrong is doing what is right in an impeccable manner. Hate and violence is not right. Hindus should not support this, Muslims should not …

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