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Geetha TG talks about raising kids as skeptics and humanists

Science & Philosophy

  • Bohr and Heisenberg: Splitting atoms and friendships

    “During peace time a scientist belongs to the World, but during war time he belongs to his country.” – Fritz Haber A number of people in and around the U.S. Air Force base in Alamogordo, New Mexico reported seeing a very bright light at about 5:30 AM on the 16th of July, 1945. The Manhattan District press agency assured many concerned citizens that that was nothing more than a weapons depot in the Alamo region which had blown up. No […]

  • The Glorious Past Theory and the Predicament of a Student of Science

    History is anything but just his story; not even as an allegation. I am not referring to the embedded gender politics, something which cannot be done away with, over here. The ideas about the past are not the concerns of specialists (academic researchers, hobbyists and quizzers) alone. Even though such an allegedly elitist scenario is more desirable against the games which have been going on in the Colosseum of the Indian political theatre, it is just a wishful thinking. In […]

  • A Matter of Privilege – Recipes for an Elitist Marriage

    “Have the match-making aunties started making a queue outside your home?”, I asked my friend, who was passing out of IIT.

    “Yeah. A lot of proposals have already come. My mom is handling all that stuff”

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Pseudoscience & Religion

  • No, Yoga Does Not Cure Any Disease

    If a lie is repeated often, it is said, people will eventually believe it. It is also said that people with simple thinking more readily believe bigger lies. Small lies, interspersed here and there, in speeches, lectures, sermons, media bytes, news reports, columns, research papers, can coalesce into a big lie. If the state and the media keep suppressing the truth, that big lie then perpetuates and stays. This is precisely the case with modern day yoga. Lies, small ones […]

  • Midbrain Activation – A Scam

    This is an update on the FIRA campaign against the scam called Midbrain activation. The campaign against this fraud has been heating up. In Kerala, the magicians have stepped into the battle field as also the media.

  • Ancient Indian Beef Charitha

    In a modern day democracy what one should eat or should not eat should be decided by the person concerned. Government should not interfere in it unless it is an endangered species. Religion of a person has no role in deciding what another person eats. Sadly India it seems is walking backwards. BJP Governments in many states are interfering more and more in what people should eat. Maharashtra Government has extended the anti cow slaughter law to cover not only […]

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Freethought Activism

  • Indian Atheists page blocked on facebook

    Sorry, are you trying to promote rationalism and secular humanism in India, you may be unsafe for Facebook.

    The Facebook page Indian Atheists is an initiative by the Nirmukta community. Our mission is to bring together a community of Indian Atheists and to build a society based on science, reason and humanistic values.

    Yesterday we found that content from this page could not be shared as it has been flagged as unsafe. Facebook policies are such that, in case of an objectionable content, the said post would be removed by Facebook. But we found that no specific post was removed or flagged as objectionable. Instead the entire Indian Atheists page has been flagged as unsafe and we are not able to share our posts or even tag Indian Atheists in any post or even in closed groups.

  • Midbrain Activation – A Scam

    This is an update on the FIRA campaign against the scam called Midbrain activation. The campaign against this fraud has been heating up. In Kerala, the magicians have stepped into the battle field as also the media.

  • Delhi freethinkers meet at Eatopia. April-2015 meet.

    Some of us atheists, feminists, freethinkers met yesterday in Delhi. Meet was also attended by some members of “harmless hugs” who are doing awesome work in empowering members of the LGBT community and its allies. We started at Eatopia but quickly moved out to the amphitheater on account of the noise level. And despite the warm and humid weather we were able to have a good meet, a good discussion and a good time in general. Want to meet like […]

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Humor & Creative Arts

  • Scientists Confirm Efficacy of Astrology

    (With contributions by Shashank Kancherla, Moinak Bannerjee and Lalit Mohan Chawla) Since time immemorial, Indians have been aware of how Sun’s apparent position, relative to arbitrarily defined constellations, at the time of our birth, affects our personality. Empowered by the knowledge of future events, Hindus were an invincible force in the past. However after the repeated Mughal and British invasions, most knowledge and wealth was lost.

  • Life in the world of Involuntary behaviors

    I tic and twitch and tap and swear, As I get on with my life of care. Non- sense phrases invade my speech, As I get on with the problem to teach. Patients come in and patients walk out, I see fear in their eyes as they see me tic. Interns gaze at me in awe, The new nurse has a frown plastered on her face!

  • Thoughts From A Secular Humanist

    I have no invisible authority I am not mentally enslaved, I am not an unworthy sinner Who is waiting to be saved. My actions are my own Responsibility for which I will take, Credit for the good and penalty for the bad The payment for my deeds only I can make. I’m not the innocent, confused child; ‘Humble’ messengers try to find, I’m a skeptic with adult reasoning Who has left Faith behind. The answers gifted by logic and reason […]

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