Articles By: Narendra Nayak

Miracle Exposure Program – Part II December 18, 2013 12:45 pm

Miracle Exposure Program – Part II

[This is the second article in a series of write-ups by Narendra Nayak on his efforts to expose and educate people on claims of miracles. The first article in this series can be read here] While we look at the Miracle Exposure Program as a major boost and an anchor for our movement, we have to see the details of the presentations that have made it an attractive program. The plus points are that this is an activity which catches […]

The Miracle Exposure Program – An Overview October 16, 2013 2:04 am

The Miracle Exposure Program – An Overview

(Editor’s Note: This is Narendra Nayak’s 100th article for Nirmukta. He has been associated with Nirmukta right from the early days when Ajita Kamal founded Nirmukta. In this series he would be sharing his reminiscences about his tireless work).   I feel that it is time we have a serious discussion about an activity which has become the flagship program of our movement and has helped us to build it up to whatever it is today. While it is needed […]

A Rationalist in Ranchi September 9, 2013 9:53 pm

A Rationalist in Ranchi

Narendra Nayak writes about his recent programmes in Ranchi.

Of Inter-caste, Inter-religious Marriages September 3, 2013 10:50 am

Of Inter-caste, Inter-religious Marriages

On 7th of July I had been invited to Tiruchirapalli in Tamilnadu to take part in the solemnization of the marriage of one of our activists, Kali Muthu, with Kalpana. His parents and many members of his family were absent or rather we should say boycotted the function for the simple reason, that they were Gownders, one of the OBCs while the bride Kalpana was a Dalit. Her father was active in the leftist movement and her family had no […]

My Rationalist Brother Narendra Dabholkar – A Tribute August 22, 2013 5:39 am

My Rationalist Brother Narendra Dabholkar – A Tribute

We were at a National level advanced training program for demystifying miracles on the 20th of August when one of the activists of the Maharashtra Andha Shraddha Nirmulan Samithi who was a participant showed an SMS which imply said Dr.Narendra Bhabolkar shot dead. It was a terrible shock to us to hear that.

Developing Freethought in Andamans – Step One! July 11, 2013 5:26 am

Developing Freethought in Andamans – Step One!

Narendra Nayak talks about his experiences on spreading freethought in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

June 28, 2013 5:17 am

Ashwini and the Dhyan Foundation

Narendra Nayak talks about his yet another encounter with “Yogi Ashwini” and the Dhyan Foundation. Ashiwini claims that he has psychic abilities.

At the Positive Homeopathy Clinic December 23, 2012 9:48 pm

At the Positive Homeopathy Clinic

Editors’ Note : This article reports an investigation of a purported treatment facility, undertaken out of regard for public interest and the need to emphasize scientific temper in the choice of clinical services.  It was a day for the two of us to get treated by Positive Homeopathy at their newly opened branch at Mangalore. Sheela who is hypothyroid and I, a border-line diabetic and a hypertensive under treatment from the past 12 years decided to go in for Positive […]

Being amazed by the amazer : James Randi in Bengaluru November 9, 2012 2:48 am

Being amazed by the amazer : James Randi in Bengaluru

Narendra Nayak, President, FIRA, writes about a meeting of Indian rationalists with James Randi in Bengaluru in November 2012.

A Quack’s Flop Show September 11, 2012 9:03 pm

A Quack’s Flop Show

Prof. Nayak calls the bluff of a practitioner of a dozen occult arts who failed miserably in predicting the outcome of his own talk to a skeptical audience.