Prologue: Disenchanting India

Johannes Quack

Friends, I am an activist of the organization Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti.’ The van you see outside belongs to ANiS. There is a big board in the front of the

Cry ‘Karam Ali Darvesh’

Dr. Narendra Dabholkar

On the Pune-Satara road you come across a village, Khed Shivapur, about 30 miles away from Pune. Near the road, at the turn into the village, is situated the shrine

The So Called Science of God-Revelation

Yadneshwar Nigale

Ms Uma Kulkarni had written an article on the ‘Philadelphia Experiment’ conducted by Dr. Franklin Reno. This article had appeared in ‘Shabdasohala’ (a Marathi Magazine) on the 16th of October.

Islam and Female Circumcision

Asghar Ali Engineer

These days a controversy is raging about female circumcision in India among a section of Muslims (Bohras). A woman belonging to the community has sent a petition to issue a

On Neutrinos and Angels

Pervez Hoodbhoy

The news from CERN was stunning: the European nuclear science laboratory had just discovered (September 2011) that particles known as neutrinos — called so because they are neutral and carry

A Code of Conduct for Rationalists

Prabhakar Kamath

A rationalist’s approach to educating the deluded masses should be rational and not emotional. Many rationalists are so incensed by the behavior of the religious fanatics that they become emotional

Superstition, You Bet

Joe Williams

 Superstitions are an inherent part of any sport, with racing being no exception. But many in this fraternity might feel that all that is required for a horse to win

Bunch of Thoughts

Keshava Shet Revankar

 This article is an attempt to show  the parallel  between Anna Hazare of  Jan Lok Pal {JLP} Bill   and Krishna of Bhagavad  Gita .Anna  Hazare  belongs  to Mahratta  caste

Temples: A Gigantic Market

Uday Nirgudkar

What is the biggest market ofIndia? There will be a wide range of answers, from telecom to agriculture or from steel to basic services and each answer will have several