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Date registered: June 5, 2013
URL: http://freethoughtblogs.com/nirmukta/author/satish/
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  1. The Kingkiller Chronicle – A Review of Sorts — May 4, 2014
  2. It’s Time to Become an Anti-National — March 8, 2014
  3. Unity in Bigotry — December 11, 2013
  4. A Documentary on Durga Vahini — August 22, 2013
  5. The Merit Delusion — July 11, 2013

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  1. Is Atheism Accepted In Hinduism? — 38 comments
  2. The Merit Delusion — 12 comments
  3. Unity in Bigotry — 8 comments
  4. It’s Time to Become an Anti-National — 5 comments
  5. The Kingkiller Chronicle – A Review of Sorts — 3 comments

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May 04 2014

The Kingkiller Chronicle – A Review of Sorts

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TheNameoftheWind_cover.jpg

Used under fair use.

It is easier to understand if you think of it in terms of music. Sometimes a man enjoys a symphony. Elsetimes he finds a jig more suited to his taste. The same holds true for lovemaking. One type is suited to the deep cushions of a twilight forest glade. Another comes quite naturally tangled in …

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Mar 08 2014

It’s Time to Become an Anti-National

One of the goals of the Hindutva project is to make “India” synonymous with “Hindu”. So a true Indian is a Hindu whereas one who is not a Hindu or doesn’t acknowledge the Hinduness of India is an anti-national. Over the recent years, this Hindutva project seems to be gaining some perceptible ground. A while …

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Dec 11 2013

Unity in Bigotry

You might have read the news about the Supreme Court upholding a 19th century law that criminalizes gay sex, saying that the law needs to be repealed via legislature. In our schools, we are taught the phrase “Unity in diversity” to emphasize the diversity of cultures in India and yet how they all belong to …

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Aug 22 2013

A Documentary on Durga Vahini

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and its youth wing Bajrang Dal are Hindu extremist organizations which are usually at the forefront of spreading Hindutva by using violence and threats of it. They have been accused of forceful conversions, attacks against Christians, Muslims, intimidating people who celebrate Valentines Day and have been found guilty in a few …

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Jul 11 2013

The Merit Delusion

Medal For Merits. Image in public domain; via Wikimedia Commons (links to source).

with inputs from Sunil. Reservations (affirmative action) are a highly contentious issue in India but mostly for all the wrong reasons. One of those is an argument that reservations dilute merit. Consider this “joke” that was email forward fodder years ago and is now doing the rounds in social networks. It is good example of …

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Jun 29 2013

Is Atheism Accepted In Hinduism?

There is a trope that we ex-Hindus come across very frequently when we tell people that we are atheists – “Atheism is accepted in Hinduism”. The implication is that us atheists should just shut up about tolerant Hinduism already and concentrate on the intolerant Abrahamic religions. However trope is only partially true. Atheism is accepted …

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