This write up is based on the notes I have taken while I was attending a seminar called dot issue by Essense Global at Government Model Engineering College, Cochin on 3rd November 2018. The seminar moderated by Shahina Nafeesa, journalist and recipient of Chameli Devi Award was based on Indian constitution’s section 377 that deals … Continue reading 377 & beyond
EsSENSE, Freethinkers’ dairy is an Indian rationalist platform based in Kerala. It brings together rationalist speakers, writers, thinkers, activists, supporters, and well-wishers, with the goal of promoting rationalism and freethinking in Kerala and in the larger global environment. Through EsSENSE’s publications, e-magazines, seminars, online media, and other collaborative platforms, they endeavor to develop rationalist thought, … Continue reading Impetus ‘18 – A Seminar on Rationalism, Atheism and Free Thinking by EsSENSE
EsSENSE, Freethinkers’ dairy is an Indian rationalist platform based in Kerala. It brings together rationalist speakers, writers, thinkers, activists, supporters, and well-wishers, with the goal of promoting rationalism and freethinking in Kerala and in the larger global environment. Through EsSENSE’s publications, e-magazines, seminars, online media, and other collaborative platforms, they endeavor to develop rationalist thought, … Continue reading Emerge ‘18 – A Full Day Seminar on Rationalism, Atheism and Free Thinking by EsSENSE
Deception is a combatant tactic used by military organizations all over the world. Deception tactics are chiefly deployed to mislead the enemy in order to win a war or conflict. Deception can be in the form of camouflage or any kind of psychological operations. In our world, if we closely observe, we can find that … Continue reading Our Deceptive World
Since childhood, I was baffled by the term, spirituality. During my childhood days, the short stories in children's weeklies, magazines and even newspapers have an image of a spiritual yogi doing meditation or a sage keep on searching for the meaning of life. I always wondered what is their role in our society or their … Continue reading The Ridiculous Realm of Spirituality
A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor - Anonymous Tragedies happen in everyone’s life. Ups and downs are norms of human life. While one issue ends, another one begins. In hindsight, we can realize some troubles happen for our good. Sometimes, we meet with stalemates in our life just to transform ourselves and our … Continue reading The Blame-game Syndrome
The very idea that no one is watching over you and there is no life after death seems so dark and hopeless. What is the purpose of living a purposeless life? What is the point in doing good, if there is no reward after death? Being an atheist is to live a life with no … Continue reading An Atheist’s Purpose in a Purposeless Life and Universe
Recently, on Facebook, when I updated an anti-religious status message accompanied with a photo, I got lot of open as well as private comments from religious believers. Some brilliant-heads ‘reported’ that image too. After updating that anti-religious status on Facebook, some people (religious, of course) sent messages into my inbox and expressed their hatred towards … Continue reading Why I’m an Atheist?
This is my ultimate reply (I don’t find any meaning in carrying on with an argument on a petty Facebook status) to Venkatesh Chakravarthy, the Dean of Direction and Screenplay Writing in Ramanaidu Film School at Hyderabad who is a noted film maker, playwright and an author, on my Facebook update: I'm sorry if my … Continue reading An Atheist’s Reply
Okay… Let me talk some common sense here. Ups and downs are norms in course of life. We can’t ask for only ‘ups’ in life. It never happens. We can’t block ‘downs’ from happening in our life. It is not possible. It is as if you go to stock market and buy a stock and … Continue reading Common sense
A new question has cropped up. Is it due to vanity that I do not believe in the existence of an omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient God? I had never imagined that I would ever have to confront such a question. But conversation with some friends has given me, a hint that certain of my friends, … Continue reading Why I Am An Atheist?