Dharma for Dummies

Man may be a political animal or not, but he sure is a religious animal. Be he a saffron-clad sadhu or an yellow towel-rationalist, God dominates his thought, in devotion or denial. Indeed, religion is a natural impulse for homo sapiens while secularism, atheism and the like are either afterthoughts or habits wrought by external compulsions or simply fads. Continue Reading

When even sandal turns scandal

In TN, Periyar is a touchy topic. One is supposed to touch upon the subject only in reverential tones, while even the slightest touch of a critique of him automatically evokes wild reactions. The long departed leader himself might have advocated rationalism as the touchstone of his ideology Continue Reading