(Dr Narendra Dabholkar was requested to write about his past experience and achievements of his several organizations in the Deepavali issue of the Magazine called ‘Shabda’ (word) . About 8 eminent persons wrote about their experiences and achievement under the Title ‘A Look Back’. Here is the gist of his article written Continue reading
The brutal killing of Dr. Narendra Dabholkar (20th August 2013) is a big jolt to the social movement against blind faith and superstitions. During last few decades the tendency for promotion of rational thought parallel to social change came up as Popular Science movement. In Maharashtra it took shape in the form of Continue reading
The murder of renowned rationalist Narendra Dabholkar on the streets of Pune on 20 August, 2013, was a wake-up call for the nation. While out on his morning walk, two unidentified assailants on a motorcycle fired at him from close range near the Omkareshwar bridge. As the news of his gruesome murder spread, Continue reading
Everyone of us is born to die. But death becomes eventful when it mean serving humanity. Death of the legendry rationalist Dr.Abraham Kovoor is one of this kind.
Dr. Kovoor, the world renowned rationalist , psychologist and philosopher breathed his last on 18th September,1978. As per his will, his eyes were Continue reading
In March, skeptic, Mr. Narendra Nayak narrated the saga of long struggle by B. Premanand, for spreading ‘Rationalist’ thinking among Indians. Many of us agree with him that it is futile to speak to the elders. Only the youth may provide Hope.
How can the youth be approached? When much of Continue reading
The Bhagavad Gita has always been regarded as the handbook of Hinduism. Various Acharyas and Swamis, not to mention western authors, have written lengthy commentaries on this acclaimed text. All of them have interpreted this text in the Mahabharata context, as applicable to Arjuna’s despondency on the battlefield.
The truth is Continue reading
ALLAHABAD: Almost two months have passed since the largest human gathering, the Maha Kumbh Mela, concluded here, registering a mammoth 100 million devotees over 55 days. Huge banners and hoardings welcomed visitors to an eco-friendly, ‘Green Kumbh,’ spread this time over an extensive 4,000 acres.
While the Uttar Pradesh government receives Continue reading
As layer upon layer of debris is gradually hauled away to reveal to us the numbing scale of death and destruction in Uttarakhand, you can’t but help wonder whether it could trigger a crisis of faith and redefine the complicated relationship involving man, society and god. The prevailing contours of this relationship are Continue reading
It is possible that at least some of the myths have a symbolic meaning. Whether the authors off these stories really meant to convey that meaning or they were stuffed with the significance later, it is difficult to say. Our innocent ancients did not write essays about what they learnt from life: they Continue reading
I am optimistic that science is winning out over magic and superstition. That may seem irrational, given the data from pollsters on what people believe. For example, a 2005 PewResearchCenter poll found that 42 percent of Americans believe that “living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time.” Continue reading
Do Scientists Pray?
Einstein Answers a Little Girl’s Question about Science vs. Religion
“Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that some spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe, one that is vastly superior to that of man.”