Category Archives: religion

Why did not scientific revolution occur in India?

If one wonders why did not the scientific revolution happen in India some aspects of how knowledge was limited might have an implication. I present here a comparative study of conditions prevailing in the two societies, and how the presence … Continue reading

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Why I am an Atheist

Beliefs make it easier to go through hardships, even make them pleasant. You go against popular feelings; you criticise a hero, a great man who is generally believed to be above criticism. What happens? No one will answer your arguments … Continue reading

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From the speech which was never delivered…

(Sketch by Karen Haydock) This post has some quotes (and my reflections on them) from the book The Annihilation of Caste by B. R. Ambedkar. The book has an essay of the same title which Ambedkar was to give in a Conference … Continue reading

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Does Tulsi has environmental benefits too?

Recently there was a news item in Times of India which had the same heading as that of this particular post. The news claimed (Around two decades back Dada Dham, a socio-spiritual organization brought together a team of botanists, ayurvedic … Continue reading

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Science And Certainty

Science is not about certainty. Science is about finding the most reliable way of thinking, at the present level of knowledge. Science is extremely reliable; it’s not certain. In fact, not only it’s not certain, but it’s the lack of … Continue reading

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We are stardust…

The amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing … Continue reading

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Mahatma Phooley’s Thoughts on Education

In this post I will reproduce the letter written by Joteerao Phooley (मराठी: जोतीराव फुले ) (in the modern times his name is written as Phule instead of Phooley as he himself wrote) one of the great reformers in India. … Continue reading

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Religion and Education

“Being religious is one thing, but these self- appointed protectors and defenders of religion are defeating the very purpose of education.” via Tehelka – India’s Independent Weekly News Magazine.

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India would have been a better place without Sathya Sai Baba

Posting for a wider reading. India would have been a better place without Sathya Sai Baba Sanal Edamaruku President Indian Rationalist Association & Rationalist International When Sathya Sai Baba died this morning (24 April 2011) at the age of 85 … Continue reading

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Zafarnama

Recently while reading about the last great Mughal, Aurangazeb, I came to know about a letter called Zafarnama written by Sikh Guru Gobind Singh. Zafarnama literally means letter of victory. The letter was written by the Guru when he escaped … Continue reading

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