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Mar 24 2014

Erotic sculptures

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These are erotic sculptures of medieval Hindu temples. The temples at Khajuraho were built during the Chandella dynasty, which reached its apogee between 950 and 1050. Some say erotic sculptures were made to please Indra, the king of gods. Some say more bizarre things. But I get somehow convinced when I hear that the Chandella …

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Sep 27 2013

Iran allows men to marry their adopted daughters

Iranian lawmakers passed a law that allows men to marry their adopted daughters. Parliamentarians in Iran have passed a bill to protect the rights of children which includes a clause that allows a man to marry his adopted daughter and while she is as young as 13 years. Activists have expressed alarm that the bill, …

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Sep 20 2013

What good does marriage do?

Why do human beings marry? For sex or for children! But why is marriage necessary for secure and safe sex or for children? Out of all living species it is only humans who feel the need to marry. But don’t all other animals stay together, procreate and bring up offsprings? Marriage is not even essential …

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Sep 03 2013

Good news from Egypt.

Egypt’s new constitution limits the role of Islam. Where the new constitution differs most significantly from the old one is on issues of Islam’s role in governance and law. The 2012 constitution included three articles that broadly defined and significantly expanded the role of Islamic jurisprudence. Article 2, which dates back to the 1971 constitution, …

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Aug 20 2013

An atheist and anti-superstition activist was shot dead in religious and superstitious India.

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Anti-Superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar is shot dead in superstitious India. He was killed because he committed a crime, his crime was he fought against superstitions and he wanted to eradicate deep rooted superstitions in India. Narendra Dabholkar, leading anti-superstition campaigner, social worker and journalist, was gunned down in Pune by unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants, police said. …

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Aug 15 2013

Happy Independence Day!

Today is August 15. . 66 years ago India got independence from British rule. Let’s celebrate the day. I was asked by The Hindu, one of he leading newspapers of India to write about my own experience of this country. Here is what I wrote. ‘When I first visited India in the late ‘80s, I …

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Jul 20 2013

Stop going to mosques!

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Mosques are dangerous. It is better not to go to mosques for prayers. Mosques are now the biggest target for Islamic terrorist attacks. A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Sunni mosque in central Iraq, killing at least 20 people in the middle of a sermon on Friday. Don’t forget about the other mosque …

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Jun 27 2013

Free Femen

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Caroline Fourest, the courageous French writer and journalist and I have joined a Tunisian secularists’ demonstration held in Paris day before yesterday. We showed our solidarity towards Tunisian secularists and Amina as well. We have been campaigning for Amina,the Tunisian Femen activist. FREE FEMEN Francois Hollande, the President of France is going to visit Tunisia …

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May 11 2013

Islam should be scrutinized critically

Qatar jailed a Nepali teacher on charges of insulting Islam. A Nepali teacher who taught chemistry at Qatar Academy has been jailed in Doha on felony charges for insulting Islam. Dorje Gurung, who has taught chemistry to middle and high school students in the United States, Britain and Australia, appeared in a Doha court on …

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