Sunday 23 September 2018

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True Religion

 

All the currently practiced religions -- whether Hinduism as is practiced today, or Islam, Christianity, Buddhism of today or any other -- are only different forms of entertainment for the hapless individual. They are nothing but dramas enacted by colorfully clothed priests or bhatmams and their imaginatively decorated Gods placed in swanky showrooms with appealing ambiance called temple, church, mosque, Gurudwara etc. They have nothing whatsoever to do with true religion. It is high time we Indians realize this.READ

Masters of Mediocrity

 

We have a Principal secretary to the Prime Minister who has been appointed by patently unlawful means by a Prime Minister who was the once tainted Chief Minister of Gujarat and managed to clean the blood on his hands with the help of RSS think tanks and Adani-Ambani's money.READ

Roses, Roses, all the way.....

 

With this verdict, India has entered into the prison of Hindutva in search of a few dollars more. That, to me, is an act of irresponsibility. From now on all the reforms shall be within the four walls of this prison -- or at least that is how it seems to me for now.READ

Secularism and Fascism

 

Secular mind -- being a free mind -- is always happy. The clarity of perception of such a mind is always more than that of a mind clouded by religion, nationalism or such other divisive ideology. Secularism is a reality of moment to moment existence. It is not an ideal.READ

Of Mangoes, Oranges ..... and the idea of India !

 

What distinguishes the upcoming elections from all the prior ones India has had is the brazen contempt of the newly developed and growing Indian middle class for the traditional Indian upper class and the not so extinct Indian lower class. BJP represents the contempt of the middle class for the Indian lower class while AAP represents the contempt of the middle class for the Indian upper class. Both BJP and AAP are centered around divisive politics.READ

Glimpses of Gandhi's Ghost -- Episode 2

 

"When woman, whom we call abalaa becomes sabalaa, all those who are helpless will become powerful" - Mahatma Gandhi.READ

Indoctrination & Intelligent Psychopathy

 

Primary problem of today's India is, a large number of intelligent psychopaths have joined hands in order to usurp power in 2014. However, science of the mind says that the outcome of such well coordinated, intelligent psychopathy is Fascism. READ

Frantic "Patelling" !!

 

What is "Patelling"? This is a word that I have taken the liberty to coin. It signifies the misappropriation of leaders of Indian Freedom Struggle to suit the political purpose of the current RSS-VHP-Sanatan-Bajrang Dal nexus of which BJP has become only a fringe group. Sardar Patel is one example. Lokamanya Tilak is another. There are many others.READ

Afterlife

 

One finds that in India we have had only 200 transplants last year, nowhere close to even 1 per million population. USA has 22 transplants per million people and Spain 35. There are many reasons why the culture of organ donation has not managed to pick up in India.READ

Why I am not a nationalist

 

Nationalism and patriotism in today's close knit world defy logic. They also defy the Principles of Existence. Patriotism is another name for violence. "Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind" quipped Albert Einstein.READ




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The write up of Dr. Mukul R Pai Raiturkar on 'Hindu' is enlightening and needs to be given wide publicity.

 
Francisco Lourenco |

Another hearsay.

 
Kishan |

Splendid write up! Most of us take easy way out and latch up on to comfy meanings. I too for long time had thouhjt the word Hindu came from the word Sindhu ie the river Indus.

Thank you, Dr Mukul Pai Raiturkar

 
Kalidas Sawkar |

As usual, you are making a mount Everest of a mole on the cheek of Mohamed's daughter. Take it easy.

Of course, Parrikar is wrong too in generalizing and defining the identity of all Indians. He rather speak for himself!

 
Ranjit |

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Dr Mukul Pai Raiturkar

Dr Mukul R Pai Raiturkar is a consultant pediatrician & neonatologist practicing in Margao. He is the co-convener of Ami Goenkar, an organisation of secular young Goans working towards a novel approach to religious-political issues of Goa. Son of veteran Goan freedom fighter Mr Ravindranath Pai Raiturkar, he exudes unshakable faith in a liberal, secular and free spirited democracy of India.

 

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