Darkness at Dawn

Anosh Malekar

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

A Brahmin’s Cow Tales

Sheela Reddy

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

Reason to Think

Kaushik Basu

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

The Shaman – Shyster:

Shantanu Guha Ray

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

Furore Over Sermon for MLAs

Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

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

A Critic’s Lonely Quest:

Kai Schultz

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

Mommie Dearest

Christopher Hitchens

 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

Weaning People off Religious Belief

Michael Shermer

(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