Vasant Karapurkar, the freedom fighter, was not a nationalist in the narrow sense of the word. Neither did he hate the Portuguese nor was he proud of the so called Indian culture. His was a struggle to end the exploitation of one section of humanity by another.He was a rationalist to the core.READ
The most important psychosocial aspect of the totalist quest is if anyone strongly opposes it, he or she becomes a totalist him/her self! If one does not oppose this quest then again one is enslaved by the totalism of the quest. This way, totalism becomes self sustaining and the only option to defeat it lies in a violent war or in the more idealistic radical transformation of individual consciousness. READ
.......So my dear Equality, Humanism, Atheism, Conscience, Questioning,Knowledge, Civilization, Democracy and Enlightenment......just get out of my dreams and get into my world!READ
As we walk further and further from the time Gandhi walked on Earth, we find him becoming more and more relevant. Decentralized democracy, movement for socioeconomic equality and non violence are rapidly becoming a social necessity. Perhaps on his 150th birth anniversary, India could give itself a gift of a Gandhian correction -- even if it is six and a half decades late.READ
Freedom is shattered by the communal behaviour of Indian culture. This behaviour manifests as strong family values, strong religious, caste and regional values. Although regional and family values are less sectarian, they are still communal and divisive. All these stifle the flowering of a free mind, a free nation in the true sense of the word.READ
The daydream of the philistine has become the nightmare of secular, intellectual thought of this land.READ
Yes. Jawaharlal belonged to entire humanity. He was every man and every woman. India took a small fragment of his mind, but a large fragment of his time. And yet Gandhi knew, as he said himself: “He is pure as a crystal. He is truthful beyond suspicion. He is a knight sans peur, sans reproche. The Nation is safe in his hands.” READ
The social theory of a Knowledge Society explains how knowledge is fundamental to the politics, economics and culture of modern society. Associated ideas include Knowledge Economy created by economists ( note that we have ignored Amartya Sen) and the Learning Society created by educators (are Batra- Purandare- Oak our educators?) In a Knowledge Society, individuals, communities and organizations produce knowledge intensive work. (never mind the gun toting and laathi wielding RSS and their "bhakts"disseminating photo-shopped information).READ
Hindu was the name of one of the sons of the eleventh wife of Prophet Mohammed Paigamber.READ
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
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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