The next BANGALORE FREETHINKERS meet is on the 16th of January, 2011.
Time: 10:30 AM.
Venue: Ashok Shishu Vihar
Over the past couple of months a bunch of Freethinkers in Bangalore have met twice to socialize and network towards promoting Freethought. The organizers of these meets are Pankaj Kulkarni- one of Nirmukta’s Founding Members, and Aditya Manthramurthy- one of the Editors of Nirmukta and Admin on the Forums
Go here for discussion following the November 14th meet.
“We met at a Cafe Coffee Day in Koramangala. There was just about enough space for the 15-20 people who turned up. Among other things we all agreed that it was a great idea to meet up as a freethinkers group, once a month. Subba Rao has generously provided us with access to a much bigger venue at Ashok Shishu Vihar. PankajKulkarni is co-ordinating the meets, and he will be posting details about the venue soon.” – Aditya Manthramurthy
Go here for discussion on the second BANGALORE FREETHINKERS meet held on December 12th.
In the forum discussion thread Pankaj Kulkarni reports:
Minutes of Dec 12th Meet
Around 15 people came to the meeting. The main agenda was to discuss the next steps for the group.
The main concern was that while people are bubbling with ideas, execution takes a backseat because most members cannot spare the time. Pankaj Kulkarni made a proposal that the group should keep its agenda very simple — just organize meetings once a month. Members can use this as a platform to form their own subgroups to execute their pet projects. The presentation prepared by Pankaj is attached to this thread.
Aditya M volunteered to be the primary convener for organizing the meetings, maintining contact information on googledocs, and sending updates and invites to all Bangalore freethinkers. Sri Harsha and Pankaj volunteered to be backup conveners.
Vijay proposed a project of including a chapter on scientific thinking/skepticism in school textbooks. Satish also liked the idea and they are going to form a subgroup to work on this project.
Pankaj, Dolly and Vijeta took up the project of conducting a workshop by Narendra Nayak for Bangalore professionals.
The subgroups will update status on their projects in the next meeting.
The proposal prepared by Pankaj can be viewed here.