WE SALUTE THE BEACONS OF THE DRAVIDIAN MOVEMENT IN ITS CENTENARY YEAR (1912-2012)

Dr. C.Natesan:

Dr. C. Natesan is fondly remembered  on 19th February as he died on the 19th  February, 1937. The non-Brahmin community is greatly indebted to this stalwart of social justice. It is the duty of everyone of us to gratefully remember him and his mighty efforts. Exactly hundred years ago, Dr. Natesan in 1912, realized the need for the welfare of the non-Brahmins, for the first time in the annals of Tamil Nadu. Continue reading

THE BEST OF THE BEST : PAUL KURTZ’S PHOLOSOPY OF HUMANISM

- Floris van den Berg

Humanism, like religion, is a human made concept, and humanists are aware of and appreciate this fact. Books on humanism can be separated into three categories (1) a descriptive (historical or systematic) Outline of humanism (e.g., Richard Norman’s  On Humanism or Peter Cave’s Humanism); (2) a critique of humanism (e.g. John Gray’s Straw Dogs); or (3) a forward-looking, agenda -setting philosophy of humanism (e.g. Corliss Lamont’s The Philosophy of Humanism.) Multi-Secularism A New Agenda by philosopher Paul Kurtz  – actually the whole voluminous oeuvre of this author – falls into this third category. Continue reading

THE RISE OF INTOLERANCE IN INDIA – V.Kumaresan

The rise of intolerance seems to be alarming at present. The peculiar feature of it is that all voices of intolerance are not one and the same. Tolerance to inhuman practices is an age old  phenomenon in this society. Human beings who have to be rational must be intolerant to irrational  practices and events. They should be intolerant against inequities and injustice meted out to them. When the history of 20 centuries  and even earlier period is scanned, it would be vividly evident that the major section of the mankind Continue reading

GRUESOME MURTER IN THE CLASSROOM!

INCREASE IN VIOLENCE AMONG YOUNSTERS A MATTER OF GRAVE CONCERN! (A STUDY OF THE ISSUE)

Have you ever heard of a 14 year old boy studying in Standard IX, most cruelly stabbing his defenseless lady teacher in the classroom itself, killing her instantly, which the whole class watched in stunned silence? This unprecedented cruelty happened on 9th February 2012. in St.Mary’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School. Armenian Street, Chennai.

The provocation? The victim Ms.Uma Maheswari, a Hindi Teacher Continue reading