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Mind Control & Cult


Thought reform or Mind Control is an invisible social adaptation brought about by a well co-ordinated program of coercive persuasion wherein the locus of control of one’s body and mind is transferred from within the adult individual to an external authority.The question now is how this is achievable. READ

Bounded Choice in Goan Society


In closed, self sealing groups not only is rationality bounded; even choice is bounded. Such closed self sealing, sharply bounded social groups are called CULTS and the binding force on cognitive ability is called cult indoctrination. Cult indoctrination and freedom cannot coexist -- may it be the freedom of the individual mind or the freedom of the democratic society. READ

The Spring I Soaked In…..


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

Talking Totalism


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

Get out of my Dreams... Get into my World


.......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

A Gandhian Correction !


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 and India


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

Nightmares and Daydreams


The daydream of the philistine has become the nightmare of secular, intellectual thought of this land.READ

……..And then there was Jawaharlal !


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

Anashwa Rathas, Pushpak Vimaanaas ..... and a Knowledge Society


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

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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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