Philosophy

Running out of todays 1

Running out of todays

We’re running out of tomorrows, I start to sayAnd then, correcting myself, I sayWe’re running out of todaysGive me, I plead, that spare hour nowLet me, I beseech, finish all pending yetThat long-awaited revolution, the unfinished bookThat measure of love as yet unexpressedAll this and more, lest we run out of today No, do not …

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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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Hindu festivals and dilemma among the Ambedkarites.

Hindu festivals and dilemma among the Ambedkarites. It’s a festival season. Time for celebrations, get-togethers, delicacies and wait, *rituals*. Here begins the confusion among some groups. What do they mean by rituals. When the word *rituals* gets attached to all the fun, another word must be added. Yes the rituals are indeed *Hindu rituals*. In …

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The Empire is Crumbling: @gupta_milan replies to @desaisantosh with hope.

Guest post by Milan Gupta Yesterday (on 28th December, 2015) Santosh Desai ( @desaisantosh ) published his opinion column titled “2015: The Empire Strikes back” in TOI(Times of India) Delhi edition newspaper. Mr Desai has often expressed optimism in the future of Indian democracy and has been a keen observer of the historical political trends …

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Massive crowd at Deeksha Bhoomi on Dhammachakra Pravartan Din

Indian media un-noticed lakhs celebrating Dhammachakra Pravartan Din

Dhammachakra Pravartan Din at Deekshabhoomi “I have no Motherland’ Ambedkar once said to Gandhi, in frustration following the treatment dalits received in 20th Century. However, even if today an educated chunk belonging to Scheduled caste group get similar feeling of whether this is really “My Motherland”, then the status quo of the Indian society and the treatment its people receive …

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Is this really Ram Rajya or Hindu Rashtra? A post for bhakts

I am an atheist, but was Hindu by birth in a family that studied the dharma and followed it to its best. My father refused to do kanyadaan in my second marriage (in spite of the priest insisting that proper marriages have one), because a kanyadaan can be done only once for each daughter. This …

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