Archive for May, 2010

Sabotage or Accident?

  We strongly condemn the sabotage on Howrah – Kurla (Mumbai) Gyaneshwari express – whoever is behind it should be caught and booked immediately. Humanists’ Association and Science and Rationalists’ Association of India Photo Courtesy: BBC, AP, New York Times

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Indian ‘miracle lake’ becomes pilgrim destination

by Sailendra Sil – Tue May 25, 2010 NAKALI, India (AFP) – A dried-up and polluted lake in eastern India has become a major pilgrimage site attracting thousands of people a day after claims that its mud cures cancer and other diseases. At the lake in Nakali village, 70 kilometres (45 miles) south of Kolkata, […]

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All Kinds of Magic by Piers Moore Ede

Ian Pindar The Guardian, Saturday 22 May 2010 Piers Moore Ede, an atheist suffering from a vague spiritual emptiness, rejects the materialism of the west and travels to the Himalayas, India and Turkey in search of something “numinous”, holy and transcendent. The journey eastwards in search of enlightenment is a well-worn trope that this book […]

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Some Important Questions: Zeitgeist Movement

To Prabir Ghosh General Secretary Science and Rationalists’ Association of India Sub: Zeitgeist movement Dear Sir, I’m a regular visitor to www.srai.org and wish to put forward my reaction in regard to your post captioned “ What is Zeitgeist Movement?” uploaded on 13th May this year. Since the day, I glanced through that post; a […]

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Civilians made a hostage???

A bus carrying 50 people including 18 armed SPO (Special Police Officer) was blown up at about 4.15 pm on 17/ 5/ 2010 near Sukma in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh. According to news sources, it was an operation triggered by the Maoist rebels, which killed 16 SPOs and 28 civilians. The news is well known by now. […]

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Another Astrologer in Troubled Waters

Pt Sitaramji was lodged in room # 104 of Hotel Devarshi at Bankura town. He was there since May 13, 2010. He could make accurate predictions about the future of any person with a mere glance and studying through the palm lines. Further, he can relive anyone from serious hassles ranging from infertility to unsuccessful […]

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What is Zeitgeist Movement (ZM)?

Sumitra Padmanabhan This is to spread the aims and goals of The Zeitgeist Movement :– [আমরা এটাকে বলছি ‘যুগের হাওযা’ আন্দোলন – যাতে এক বিশ্বজনীন রসদ-ভিত্তিক অর্থনীতির কথা ভাবা হয়েছে, যার নির্যাস দেওয়া হয়েছে সুমিত্রা পদ্মনাভন এর “হট্টমালার দেশ অথবা যুগের হাওয়া” বইতে] 1. Conserving all the world’s resources as the common heritage of all […]

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Human Sacrifice Suspected at Kali Temple in Bengal

By Kalpana Pradhan, Apr 16, 2010 A beheaded blood splattered torso of a 25 years old male body was found outside of a temple of Kali goddess (Kali is a goddess of power in Hindu religion) at a village in Birbhum district, which is nearly 1 km away from Shantiniketan in West Bengal. It was […]

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Our Homage to Rabindranath Tagore at the Start of the 150th Year of His Birth

—Anindyasundar The next one year we will be celebrating Tagore’s 150 years with the usual songs, recitations and dramas. Why don’t we have a look at his essays for a change? What this great sage thought about the country and the state, about the education system, about religion and about freedom–are reflected in his invaluable […]

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Here is current issue of Aamra Yuktibadi – May 2010

‘আমরা যুক্তিবাদী’ পত্রিকার মে ২০১০ সংখ্যাটি প্রকাশ করা হল। আমরা যুক্তিবাদী – মে ২০১০ সংখ্যাটি ডাউনলোড করার জন্য এখানে ক্লিক করুন- পূর্ববর্তী সংখ্যাগুলো পাবেন এখানে।

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Kasab – Kasab – Kasab

There seems to be no other news in the papers for the last few weeks – culminating in Kasab’s death sentence announced on May 6, 2010. The font size gets bigger and bigger on the headline as the days pass. It makes us feel that with Kasab’s hanging terrorism will come to a sublime and […]

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Woman, child killed as BSF jawans open fire

Kolkata: Two persons, a 50-year-old woman and a child were killed when BSF jawans opened fire on a group of villagers at Tufanganj block in Cooch Behar district on Tuesday. Three persons were also injured in the incident. They have been admitted to the Cooch Behar Hospital with bullet injuries. The incident broke out when […]

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