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 ...

Becoming an Atheist in India

There are as many different routes to atheism as there are atheists. Despite this, many atheists’ stories still sound familiar because there are so many similarities in human experience – we are all more alike than we are different, so can readily recognize something of ourselves in the experiences of others. Anirudh Srinivasan explains his experiences ...

How many know this law?

How many know this law?
Check out this landmark judgment given by the Apex Court of India, by Hon’ble Bench of M.B.Shah and K.T.Thomas. Excerpts below: Sri Bhagwan Samardha Sreepada … vs State Of Andhra Pradesh & Ors on 15 July, 1999 A godman is now in the dock. One who was initiated by him as his devotee has later turned ...

Don’t leave it to the stars or God

Reason it out, say freethinking techies Rationalists of the world, unite, was the call of the day as young techies gathered to encourage the spirit of free thinking and scientific temper through information technologyat the two-day workshop of Bangalore Freethinkers and Karnataka Rationalists Association held at Vignan Bhavan, Banashankari. Technologists and freethinkers, Pankaj Kulkarni, Anil ...

Power of superstition!

The article ‘Tower of inspiration‘ (Jan 24, 2011) made for an amusing reading. However, the article harps on certain themes without actually verifying the veracity or atleast, providing a scientific evidence of the claims of ‘Pyramid energy’. Before I venture further into the topic, let me say this at the outset: it would be very ...