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:

The Land of Illusion

The Land of Illusion
A journey into Sai Baba’s smalltown fiefdom, where decades-old allegations of sex abuse, murder and deception continue to linger. 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 was parked, and then to uptown ...

Devil Works for God

It was a Sunday lunch invitation from one of my office colleagues as he had become a father of a baby boy a month ago. So I went there, with a feeling that I am going to get bored as I won’t know anyone there. But met another colleague and felt a little relieved. As ...

Dunked babies safe due to bubble effect

Rationalists Offer Scientific Explanation, Say Oil Wasn’t Boiling, It Was An Illusion Bangalore/ Hubli: Was it hot or not? That’s the burning question after recent incidents of babies being dunked in boiling water and bubbling oil. While God-fearing people call it a miracle, rationalists give a scientific explanation. In Hubli on Sunday, Mohan Guru Swami, ...