Archive - December 2012

Freethought Activism Secular Events

So Let Us Be

The beginnings: Nirmukta was started in 2008 by Ajita Kamal. A few friends joined pretty soon.  Ajita Kamal had corresponded with Meera Nanda and then Basava Premanand who directed him to Narendra Nayak about his idea of...

Secular Humanism

Bangalore Pride March 2012

The 5th annual celebrations and the queer Pride festival in Bangalore started on November 22 2012 and culminated in the march on December 2012. The celebrations are organised by the Coalition for Sexual Minority Rights...

Pseudoscience & Religion

Worship is Work

Mahatma Gandhi famously informed his countrymen that Work was Worship. He was trying to impress upon a nation inherently given to holidaying and indolence that independence would not come on a platter. It would take a great deal...

Secular Humanism

Luxury vs. Universal Design

Editors’ Note: This article earlier appeared in the November 2012 edition of Design for All, a publication of the Design for All Institute of India. A recent trip I made required me to fly out of Thiruvananthapuram  (or...