Narendra Dabholkar

#IndiaUnites against hate speech, bigotry, mob violence and lynchings

Today, 70 years after independence, we are witnessing a rise in hatred and prejudices based on religion, caste, gender, sexuality, region and class. Society is becoming increasingly intolerant and violent. Communal violence, caste based violence and hate crimes are on the upsurge. As citizens we can no longer be silent spectators to this growing ill […]

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students arts crafts college patna gauri lankesh memory
Democracy
Hindutva
Human rights
Politics & Political Commentary

Scenes from protests nationwide against Gauri Lankesh’s murder

[events_map country=”IN” width=”100%” height=”500″ scope=”2017-09-06″] Nationwide protests The killing of Gauri Lankesh brought about a wave of anger around the country as journalists and other citizens alike spontaneously declared protests and condelences events in over 75 locations in the country Dozens of organizations, political parties and citizen groups have condemned the killing Protest at Press […]

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JawabDo - Social Media Campaign
Democracy

Statewide protests in Maharashtra and #JawabDo campaign on 4th anniversary of murder of Dabholkar’s murder

  #JawabDo campaign on Social Media Lyrics of “Jawab Do” जवाब दो (थीम सॉंग) जवाब दो… जवाब दो… जवाब दो… जवाब दो, जवाब दो, अब हमें जवाब दो बित गये हैं चार साल, क्या किया, हिसाब दो ? जवाब दो… जवाब दो… जवाब दो… परंपरा के नाम पर… क्यों उन्मादों की धूल हैं ? परंपरा […]

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Mother Teresa of kolkata
Religion and Phiosophy

My problem with Mother Teresa’s canonization

One does not have to defend the absurd in order to respect a person. Objecting to the absurdity of declaring Mother Teresa a saint does not mean disrespect for her work.

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Dr. Narendra Dabholkar - rationalist, humanist
Religion and Phiosophy

Narendra Dabholkar’s speech on tradition and superstition – English translation Part 2

  Narendra Dabholkar has become an icon of rationalist thought in India, but his works being mostly in Marathi are understood by few non-Maharashtrians for either endorsement or criticism. I am attempting to translate some of his speeches, so that his thoughts may reach more people and inform opinions. This is part 2 of the […]

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