Dr. Narendra Dabholkar


Prabhakar Nanawaty

Suman Oak

Training Course in Exorcism

Vatican City is considered as the most sacred place for Christian religion. The highest authority of Christian religion, Pope resides at Vatican City. Priests from various parts of world are offered training around religious matters at Vatican City. Recently, Vatican City has stirred a controversy by announcing a training course in exorcism. The Continue reading

Democracy or Babacracy

Madhya Pradesh government has recently announced that Computer Baba, Bhayujji Maharaj, Narmada Nand,Hari Haranand Pandit and Yogendra Mahant will lead the initiative of Narmada cleaning in capacity of state ministers. Surprisingly two of these newly appointed state ministers had announced a Narmada Ghotala Yatra against the government. The aim of this Yatra was Continue reading

Industrial Air Pollution Clean-Up Is On Its Way In 2018

Since 1955, theUnited States governmenthas recognized the need for legislation to clean up air pollution. Subsequent revisions to the initial legislation strengthened the laws regarding allowable amounts of car emissions, factory smog, and other sources of air pollution.

The most recent version, The Clean Air Act of 1990, tackled five areas: Continue reading

Science and Pseudoscience

We live in a post-truth, anti-intellectual world where intuition, common sense, and fake news are often preferred to scientific evidence, and where pseudoscience is often presented as valid science. Assuming that truth exists and is worth searching for, and that science is our most reliable tool in that search, how can we identify Continue reading

The Myth of the Indian Aviator

In the distant Mumbai suburb of Andheri, on a busy lane across a large cigarette factory, stationed adjacent to a statue of Jesus Christ and what appears to be a rarely-used post box, is a memorial with an unusual message. It informs the reader in Marathi that an Indian scientist, using the ideas Continue reading

This Multibillion-Dollar Corporation Is Controlled by a Penniless Yoga Superstar

But today he can be found in the most material of places. Turn on an Indian TV, and theres Ramdev, a supple yoga megastar in saffron robes, demonstrating poses on one of the two stations he oversees. Flip the channel, and theres Ramdev in commercials selling shampoo and dish soap. Walk any city Continue reading

Why the ‘Right to Believe’ Is Not a Right to Believe Whatever You Want

Do we have the right to believe whatever we want to believe? This supposed right is often claimed as the last resort of the willfully ignorant, the person who is cornered by evidence and mounting opinion: I believe climate change is a hoax whatever anyone else says, and I have a right to Continue reading

Why Do Smart People Do Foolish Things?

Intelligence is not the same as critical thinkingand the difference matters

We all probably know someone who is intelligent, but does surprisingly stupid things. My family delights in pointing out times when I (a professor) make really dumb mistakes. What does it mean to be smart or intelligent? Our everyday use of the Continue reading

‘Good bye’ to our Saints

India is a considerably large nation with a huge population of over a billion people spread into a number of provinces, speaking numerous languages, belonging to different religions and yet an important secular nation in the world. It is necessary therefore that we ought to solve our problems of the day with the Continue reading

Are Reason and Religion Mutually Exclusive?

Contemporary Western liberals often assume that theological and political worldviews are competing discourses. Religion, when it enters the political arena, is cast as just another ideology vying for power. But treating the theological and the political as warring forces stops us from looking at the more surprising ways that they interact and inform Continue reading

She didn’t see it coming: psychic arrested for $800,000 fraud

Psychic Zoe has not had a very good week. On 9 May the fortune-teller, whose real name is Ann Thompson, was arrested by theNew YorkPoliceDepartment on suspicion of defrauding clients out of over $800,000. Youd think she might have had a premonition thepolicewould be knocking at her door but, alas, the future isnt Continue reading


Dearrespected Narlikar Saheb,

This is with reference to your article Science should have the last word appeared in The Hindu of 17 Feb 2018.

I wish to draw Your attention to your letter to me dated .2 Nov 2006 “Thanks for your letter. I always wonder why the defenders Continue reading