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 ...

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 ...

Religion: Greatest fraud played on mankind

I WAS born in an Iyengar family but my father was a progressive thinker. He kept his distance from the closeknit agraharam, the clusters of houses in a village where Brahmins live. Since he was a freedom fighter, he was imprisoned with a Muslim, named Hassan, after whom he named his progeny — Charu Hassan, ...