(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 [...]
Articles By: Narendra Nayak
Narendra Nayak writes about his recent programmes in Ranchi.
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 [...]
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.
Narendra Nayak talks about his experiences on spreading freethought in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Narendra Nayak talks about his yet another encounter with “Yogi Ashwini” and the Dhyan Foundation. Ashiwini claims that he has psychic abilities.
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 [...]
Narendra Nayak, President, FIRA, writes about a meeting of Indian rationalists with James Randi in Bengaluru in November 2012.
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.
While people can make their own rules for their private spaces, the public spaces like government departments cannot be run as per the whims of the individuals employed there as the establishment is run using state funds.