Dr. Narendra Dabholkar


Prabhakar Nanawaty

Suman Oak

Faith versus Sanitation

The Union Rural development Minister’s remark that “toilets are more important than temples” (October 2012) was met with diverse responses. Jairam Ramesh was speaking at a launch of campaign to sensitize people about the ill effects of open defecation, a practice very common in rural areas and city slums, where sanitation facilities are Continue reading

Hemley Gonzalez: The Truth about Mother Teresa

[Note: Please welcome Hemley Gonzalez to Daylight Atheism. Hemley is the founder of Responsible Charity, a secular non-profit organization serving the poor of Calcutta, which was a past beneficiary of the Foundation Beyond Belief. In this interview, he discusses his time as a volunteer with Mother Teresa’s supposed charitable organization, how he became Continue reading

Paul Kurtz, 1925-2012

Paul Kurtz, founder and longtime chair of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, the Council for Secular Humanism, and the Center for Inquiry, has died at the age of 86. He was one of the most influential figures in the humanist and skeptical movements from the late 1960s through the first decade of the Continue reading

Million dollar challenge from Randi for who can demonstrate supernatural powers

For those who may not know about him, I would like to introduce James Randi aka the amazing Randi -one of the most well known skeptics on this earth and has a million dollar challenge for any one who can demonstrate supernatural powers or can show him something which can prove such. With Continue reading

Pseudoscience unchallenged at IIT Kanpur

Disclaimer: The views expressed are based on the honest beliefs of the writer, and are not intended for any personal attack on the individuals involved. The following debunking is an attempt to spread scientific temperament and dispelling dangerous pseudo-science in public’s interest.

The biggest spiritual Guru in the world – the Continue reading

Over 50% employees take their superstitious beliefs to work

PUNE: A nationwide survey of new-age workplaces has revealed that the highly educated, technology savvy workforce finds sanctity in its superstitious beliefs and even carries lucky charms to office desks. Most companies do not frown upon such practices as long as they are not offensive to others, the survey reveals.

The Continue reading

Why People Believe Conspiracy Theories

Why people who believe in one conspiracy are prone to believe others?

On Wednesday, May 16, I spent several hours on a hot bus in a neon desert calledLas Vegaswith a merry band of British conspiracists during their journey around the Southwest in search of UFOs, aliens, Area 51 and Continue reading

Forgotten Legacy of Gopal Ganesh Agarkar

The name of Gopal Ganesh Agarkar (1856 – 95) is almost synonym to rationalism, secularism and social reformation in true sense, at least among Marathi speaking people.Maharashtrawitnessed a sort of renaissance in 19th century where stalwarts like Jotiba Phule, Dhondo Karve, Agarkar, Lokhitwadi etc tried their best to mould the hibernated society deeply Continue reading