Religious Excitement across Pakistan

Pervez Hoodbhoy

The sudden appearance of Prophet Mohammed’s alleged footprint in the sleepy village of Dharabi near Chakwal has sent a wave of religious excitement across Pakistan. At a three-hour drive from

Yogification of America

Whitney Joiner

By now it’s safe to say that the Great Yoga Takeover of America is complete.  According to a 2008 Yoga Journal study, 15.8 million Americans engage in some form of

The State and the Evil of Drink

V.R. Krishna Iyer

Kerala is perhaps the “most drunken State” in India, with its per capita consumption of liquor rising by the year. The government, of course, benefits from its monopolistic business arm, the

Views and Reviews of a Rationalist

Prabhakar Nanawaty

First of all we must appreciate the efforts put up by publishers – Rationalist Foundation – for bringing out the Anthology of articles on Rationalism, Humanism and Secularism written by

Morality and Atheism

Irfan Husain

Consider this demographic projection for the UK, and ponder its implications for a moment: within five years, the majority of babies will be born to unmarried parents. However, before you

Religion: Its Origin and Role

C G Shah

Ideologically, Religion is an error, an unscientific, untrue explanation of the phenomena and processes of the natural and social worlds. Socially, Religion has always been an instrument of bondage and