The issue of religious freedom Vs women's rights is exemplified by the Burkha. To complicate things in India, religious (Hindu-Muslim) tensions are behind much of the political posturing. Dr. Nayak takes a look at the issue.
Archive - August 2009
This is the third part in the series on Complexity by V.K. Wadhawan. In this part, Dr. Wadhawan presents some basic mathematical equations required to prepare for the upcoming parts of the series.
In order to reassure people that there was no need to panic over the Swine Flu......... the rationalist organizations called a press conference at Mangalore..
In the second part of the series on complexity, Dr Wadhawan describes how intelligence can develop in complex systems of non-intelligent agents.
In this write-up, Prof Narendra Nayak shows clearly how gullible people suffering from serious health complications are lured and cheated by quacks promising effective treatment.
This is the first in a series of articles on Complexity, by Dr. Wadhawan. He is the Raja Ramanna fellow at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Mumbai and the associate editor of Phase Transitions.
Narendra Nayak will be writing a series of articles on Bhanamathi, a popular 'black magic" superstition in Andhra Pradesh. The following article, originally published in Mangalore Today, is a primer for the upcoming series.
As Bangaloreans are in Panic over the new cases of Swine flu, here is a look at some of the misinformation and lies spread by opportunistic hoaxers.
Basava Premanand visits Mangalore and is honored by the rationalists there. Despite his age and recent illness, Premanand is sharp and to the point when he takes questions from the audience.
In this article I present a breakdown of what Naturalism is all about. A brief summary of the different types of naturalism and the focus and implications of each are laid out.