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Narendra Dabholkar : Science – Courage – Ethics and a tireless march for reform

DabholkarI have been volunteering for Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (Maharashtra Committee for Eradication of Blind Faith), usually referred to as Anis, for over 3 years and was fortunate to be closely associated with Dr Dabholkar over that period. I write this in great shock, disbelief and sorrow.

For over two decades, Dr. Dabholkar fought against rampant superstitions in our society and for the cause of rationalism and humanism. While radicals and those with vested interests regularly tried to malign him and project him as someone opposed to religion, that was never the case. Continue reading Narendra Dabholkar : Science – Courage – Ethics and a tireless march for reform

National Science Day Events By IUCAA Scientific Public Outreach

On 28th Feb each year, the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) as part of its Scientific Public Outreach Programme organizes an Open Day to celebrate the National Science Day. Various activities like sky watching, video screenings, Q&A, talks, etc. are organized throughout the day.

Such events that take science to the masses and promote a scientific temperament are of great importance in India, especially for impressionable school kids who very rarely get exposure to good science content that’s also great fun. Continue reading National Science Day Events By IUCAA Scientific Public Outreach