What do you believe in?

Michael Shermer

As a skeptic and atheist I am often asked, “What do you believe in?” The ending preposition implies something more than what factual claims are to be believed, such as

Top Ten Myths of Popular Psychology

Dr. Scott O. Lilienfeld , et al

Virtually every day, the news media, television shows, films, and Internet bombard us with claims regarding a host of psychological topics: psychics, out of body experiences, recovered memories, and lie

Time to Accept Atheism

If you are one of those committed atheists in the Richard Dawkins mould who dreams of ridding the world of religious mumbo-jumbo, prepare yourself for a disappointment: there is no

Faith and Foolishness

Lawrence M. Krauss

Faith and Foolishness: When Religious Beliefs Become Dangerous              Every two years the National Science Foundation produces a report, Science and Engineering Indicators, designed to probe the public’s understanding of

Healing Camps of Gurav Brothers

Dr. Narendra Dabholkar

Kushire is a small town like any other town in Maharashtra, situated in Panhala Taluka of Kolhapur District. Gurav brothers hail from this place. They once had a dream or

Reporting Puttaparthi Saibaba

Vishal Arora

About three-and-a-half hours from Bangalore, past farmers’ fields and some hills, a small village came into view. The rural area gradually gave way to an airstrip, where a private jet

Chicken Bones and Black Magic

Sanal Edamaruku

            I have campaigned against superstitions for several decades now and am convinced that it is the single most destructive force in India’s development. Let me start with a small

Tracing the History of Charwak Philosophy

Prabhakar Nanawaty

The book, Charwak: History and Philosophy is originally written in Marathi by a noted historian Prof Sadashiv Athavale (1923 -2003). Amongst the well-known Maharashtrian historians like K N Sane, Vasudevshastri

Unholy Acts of TTD

K V Ramana

The richest Hindu temple trust in the world, the Tirumala-Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), the abode of Lord Balaji, is witnessing some of the most unholy acts of scandal and corruption. The

Rationalist in Difficulties

D D Karve

One of the usual arguments of those who advocate the existence, not only of a god, but of one endowed with the qualities of kindness and goodness, is that such

From Darkness to Light

Dr. Narendra Dabholkar

I must have authored about a dozen books on different aspects of the movement ‘Eradication of Superstition’ by now. I am also fortunate enough to have received a large audience

Rationalist in Action

Prabhakar Nanawaty

It is generally presumed that most of the rationalists are easy chair philosophers who never bother about what is happening in and around their surroundings. But this may not be