Pseudoscience & Religion

Meera Nanda’s Latest Book (and other developments)

The past few months have seen a lot of interesting developments and events. We can safely say that the freethought community is growing and exchanging information at a more rapid pace than previously. Here is a quick recap of some events from the recent past.

Meera Nanda’s highly anticipated latest book, ‘The God Market’ is available in book stores in India from Random House. It has been published only in India, but is available online here.

We have a new contributor to Nirmukta, Dr Vinod Wadhawan, the Raja Ramanna Fellow at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. Dr Wadhawan brings a scientific perspective to our work here.

Some depressing news: Basava Premanand (see our articles on him here, here and here) has been battling cancer over the past  two years. His condition has deteriorated recently. If you have anything you’d like to say to him, please send your messages to us. Premanand has dedicated his life to spreading rational thinking and his last wishes of building the Methods of Science museum is becoming a reality, thanks to the efforts of a dedicated few. Let us honor this great man for all he has done for secularism in India.

Other developments in brief:

The nirmukta group on facebook has been growing steadily. The nature of the medium restricts excessive discussion on the facebook group page, but it is a great place to see other readers of Nirmukta and to meet prospective secular friends!

We have been using twitter sparingly to post news and developments concerning the freethought community in India. Perhaps we will start using this medium more often.

Nirmukta will be one on September the 12th, this year. We will be interviewing Dr. Steven Novella of the Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast, as a special report on the pseudoscience in medicine that is promoted by charlatans. If you have any questions you’d like to ask Dr Novella, please contact us using the form on the Contact Us page, or send us a message at info [at]

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