superstition

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Religion and Phiosophy

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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Dr. Narendra Dabholkar - rationalist, humanist
General

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

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 […]

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Democracy
Hindutva
National
Politics & Political Commentary
Radicalization

Hindus do eat beef

Lalu Prasad Yadav’s candid remark on #beef eating “Even Hindus eat #beef” appears to have shocked Sushil Kumar #Modi, and he’s asking Sonia Gandhi and Nitish Kumar for explanations, as though there is something difficult to comprehend about a four word sentence. While the #BJP is busy rewriting #history and and science and textbooks to […]

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Economic inequality

Comrade Govind Pansare is dead. May his words LIVE.

Once Maharashtra was the land of progressive thought. Now it is the land where progressive thought is killed. After Narendra Dabholkar’s murder in Pune, Comrade Govind Pansare was shot in Kolhapur. He has succumbed to his injuries. This is the man who hosted events asking dangerous questions like “Who killed Karkare?” or protested the powerful […]

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Protests in Pune after attack on Govind Pansare
Hindutva
Radicalization
Religion and Phiosophy

Communist leader Govind Pansare and wife Uma Pansare attacked in Kolhapur

A year and a half after the brutal murder of Narendra Dabholkar on 20th August 2013, another Communist leader and Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti activist Govind Pansare and his wife Uma been shot in a similar manner in Kolhapur today. [tweetthis twitter_handles=”@Vidyut, @_AamJanata”]Attacks on progressive thinkers are on the rise and this is not acceptable[/tweetthis] Govind Pansare faced considerable […]

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