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Narendra Dabholkar’s speech on tradition and superstition – English translation Part 1

Dr. Narendra Dabholkar - rationalist, humanist

Narendra Dabholkar was a notable rationalist from Maharashtra who quit a flourishing medical practice to devote time to social reform and had founded the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti to combat superstitious beliefs among people. He was brutally murdered after receiving threats from religious fanatics for many years. Extremists condemn him for opposing Hinduism. Liberals endorse …

The language of development

Indian regional languages distribution

There is some debate on whether Hindi should be used officially as a government language, that is meeting resistance from anti-Hindi quarters who see it as marginalizing the non-Hindi population of India. On the other hand, there are those who think that English marginalizes most people of India, since effective communicators in English are a …

Pu La Deshpande in my dream on #BalThackeray

They say dreams hold messages from the unconscious. Well, this one was loaded. Disclaimer: Do NOT expect logic from a dream. Here we go. The whole thing happened on Twitter. PuLa Deshpande was alive and the first we came to know was when his blogpost went viral on Twitter. Went viral as in, went mega …