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Darkness at Dawn

Dr. Narendra Dabholkar was in a chatty mood on the evening of 18 August 2013. The 67 – year – old rationalist had delivered a lecture against superstition in the town of Rahimatpur, in Maharashtra’s Satara district, and was returning in a car to his home in Satara city, about a half – Continue reading

Third death anniversary of Dr. Narendra Dabholkar Response by Press

Times News Network

MANS to hold march to mark Dabholkar’s death anniversary

PUNE: Members of the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti would gather at 7am on

Saturday at the Vitthal Ramji Shinde bridge to condemn the killing of rationalist Narendra

Dabholkar.

Dabholkar was Continue reading

A Brahmin’s Cow Tales

For over a month, the mild, balding professor of history, Dwijendra Narayan Jha, has been shuffling to his classroom in Delhi University escorted by a police constable. Teaching ancient history does not usually endanger one’s health, but ever since Jha went public with the best – kept secret in Indian history – the Continue reading

Reason to Think

What we need is a scientific temper, not obscurantist rantings

My father grew up poor in the bylanes of north Calcutta, and did not have the knowledge and sophistication that come so easily to those born into privilege. He lived, instead, by his considerable powers of reasoning and common sense. These, and some Continue reading

The Shaman – Shyster:

New book traces the rise and fall of Chandraswami

Did Jayaprakash Narayan, counted among the most reverential politicians, write a personal letter to his friends to introduce Chandraswami, who eventually turned out to be India’s most dubious godman? Yes, says a recent book – Gurus: Stories of India’s Leading Babas (Westland Books) – Continue reading

Monk, in nude, talks of Pakistan, female foeticide, duty of wife in Haryana Assembly

He (Tarun Sagar, Jain monk) equated dharma to the husband and politics to the wife, suggesting that the latter should “accept the discipline” imposed by the former. He recommended ways to eradicate female foeticide. He even took potshots at Pakistan. And all through the discourse that lasted 40 minutes, Jain religious leader Tarun Continue reading

Furore Over Sermon for MLAs

Jain Samaj lodged police complaints against Tehseen Poonawala and Vishal Dadlani for their tweets about the Jain monk who spoke at the Haryana assembly. Credit: Facebook.The lodging of an online complaint by the Jain Samaj against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activist Vishal Dadlani and columnist, model and Congress supporter Tehseen Poonawala for their Continue reading

The Present Status of Investigation of Dr Dabholkar Murder Case

After an enormous delay of 33 months, CBI had arrested Dr Virendra Tawade who is Sadhak of Sanatan Sanstha and Hindu Janjagaran Samiti. CBI had issued a statement in the Session Court that he had been arrested as main suspect in the killing of Dr Dabholkar, Panasare and Kalburgi. Just a few days Continue reading

A Critic’s Lonely Quest:

Revealing the Whole Truth about Mother Teresa

Dr. Aroup Chatterjee, a London – based physician, published “Mother Teresa: The Final Verdict” in 2003, which cataloged evidence that the Missionaries of Charity ran inadequate facilities and often offered little comfort to those it was trying to help. Taking on a global icon of peace, Continue reading

Mommie Dearest

Pope Francis will make Mother Teresa – a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud – a saint.

(In 2003, Pope John Paul II approved the beatification of Mother Teresa. At the time, Christopher

Hitchens called Mother Teresa “a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud,” arguing that “even Continue reading

Weaning People off Religious Belief

(One day, people will look back on humanity’s religious past and laugh, says skeptic and science writer Michael Shermer. That’s not merely evidenced by the fact that atheists are among the most rapidly growing minority groups in American society, but also because Islam will sooner or later experience the same kind of secular Continue reading

State must not organize Religious festivals

After staging the Yoga on 21st June 2015 on Raj Path, Delhi, Modi Sarkar has planned to celebrate Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan at a grand scale in late August. This plan has full approval of its parent organization, the RSS. Now a Hindu religious festival will be given the status of a national festival Continue reading