The History Of How Cows Became ‘Sacred’ To Hindus Is Not That Holy

We Indians often take everything on face value and not try to upset the established customs and religions by our forefather. I mean how can we be seen as the ones revolting against the traditions long established, right? After a string of bans and communal incidents we decided to delve deeper into the ‘what’ and ...

Debunking the 9 debunked myths

Just saw this passionately written article in the CNN belief blog by Moni Basu. Although most people are talking about stuff around the topic in the comments below the article, I’d like to point out some obvious lack of sense in the article itself, that perhaps even CNN chose to ignore blatantly. So here goes:

Katju on 90% Of Indians being Religious Fools

After my article ‘The 90%’ was published in Indian Express on 4.4.2012 I got a call from the Delhi correspondent of the Wall Street Journal asking me on what basis I had mentioned the figure 90% when I said that 90% Indians are fools. I replied that it was not a mathematical figure, what I ...

News: Indian skeptic faces 3 year prison sentence for explaining dripping crucifix

Catholics in Mumbai are outraged at a skeptic who pointed out that their latest miracle was full of it . . . literally. The local Catholics spotted water dripping from a crucifix in Mumbai’s western suburbs. They eagerly lapped up the “miracle water”, thinking it had magical powers. Sanal Edamaruku, president of the Indian Rationalist ...

SWEARING BY GOD: An Atheist’s Experiences In Indian Courts

In the place where I was born, and probably elsewhere in our country, religious sensitivities run very high. If a Hindu were to be asked to swear by the Quran, or a Christian by the Gita, there would be riots. But no one is bothered about the feelings of us non-believers! In order to spare people from ...