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Superstition
Jharkhand  /  Published 06.06.20

… elsewhere, bid to assuage Corona ‘deity’

In several parts of Jharkhand, including Bokaro and Giridih, superstition has given birth to a new deity, “Corona mai”.At a time when temples are closed in the wake of the pandemic, a group of wom...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bokaro

North East  /  Published 04.03.20

Witch-hunting on the ebb in Upper Assam

The dawn of reason is gradually dissipating the darkness of superstition in Upper Assam. When witch-hunting continues to be a menace in parts of the state, villagers in Upper Assam are setting an exam...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

West Bengal  /  Published 18.02.20

2 children dead after sorcery practices in Malda

Two children have died and two others were injured after sorcery practices were allegedly performed on them in West Bengal's Malda district, police said on Saturday. The incident occurred in Kadamtal...
By PTI in Malda

Opinion  /  Published 05.12.19

What witch hunt deaths say about India

Many citizens of New India are particularly fond of talking about the glories of Indian civilization. And yet, the hallmark of a civilized society is its freedom from superstition and regressive pract...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.19

In New India, caste oppression is being reinvigorated

There is one race that Indians are determined to win. The race to run backward. New India is newest in its love for regressive beliefs and repressive traditions, anti-scientific mindsets and primitive...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 28.08.19

India leads the global spitting fraternity

It is unlikely that India has heard of Mahesh Kumar from the Amdavadi suburb of Naroda. But Mr Kumar has a serious claim to fame. Or infamy, if you will. Some months ago, the gentleman became the firs...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.19

Cow-based cancer cures: Mythology over facts

A leap of faith can save us from botheration. The finance minister had undertaken a foreign trip for medical treatment, which made him miss a coveted function — the presentation of the Union budget....
By Arunabha Sengupta in

India  /  Published 27.04.19

Dabholkar’s war on superstition rages on

The commitment to reason and evidence that Narendra Dabholkar promoted throughout his life has not just lived on but grown after his assassination in 2013.Dabholkar had founded the Maharashtra Andhash...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in

Books  /  Published 04.01.19

Time for Narendra Dabholkar's rationalism

In the Prologue, Dabholkar condemns a similar kind of complicity of the educated segments of society, be it the media or public leaders, in spreading — or, at least, not objecting to the spread of ...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Opinion  /  Published 16.10.18

Shine a light on superstition

Superstition and its resultant cruelty are not new in India; in fact, their iron grip on people’s imaginations and actions seems to be growing firmer. This is evident not only in the barbarity with ...
By The Editorial Board in


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