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Superstition
Opinion  /  Published 09.06.22

Mynahs on course of extinction

Dubious luck Sir — Many of us harbour harmless superstitions. These give us a sense of control over destiny. Some superstitions are so deeply ingrained that even sceptics would not brush them o...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 03.06.22

Stargazing event at HA Block, Salt Lake, to checkmate superstitions

“I remember an instance when a priest wrapped a cotton cloth around his shoulders and sprinkled kerosene over it. He then walked through a gate of fire. His clothes did not catch fire for three ...
By Showli Chakraborty in Salt Lake

India  /  Published 06.09.21

Girls paraded naked in MP

At least six minor girls were paraded naked in a village in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh district as part of a ritual to please the rain god and get relief from the drought-like situation, officials sai...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Damoh (MP)

Opinion  /  Published 23.08.21

With Death on its wings

One superstition that keeps me going — or not really — is that of “ek shalik”. The shalik, or the Indian myna, I have been told since early childhood, is ominous when it i...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.03.21

Woman hacked after witch slur

A 45-year-old woman’s body, chopped into six pieces, was found buried on the banks of a river in Pakur district of Jharkhand, some 330km north-east of state’s capital Ranchi, on Monday aft...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

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Opinion  /  Published 07.11.20

Dark below the flame: Anti-scientific spirit

Every event is open to more than one reading, as is the adventure of the doctor and the lamp. At the most prosaic level, this is the story of an audacious con that missed success by a hair’s bre...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 18.10.20

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By The Editorial Board

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

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

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


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