Atheist A new perspective

- Dr. K. Veeramani

We are happy and we do feel at home in participating in the Centenary Celebrations of Saraswathi Gora organized by Atheist Centre, Vijayawada. Periyar Movement and Gora Movement are atheist movements striving for social change.

They are the two rationalist organisations akin to the two sides of a coin.  In foreign countries, the identities of atheists, rationalists and humanists and their meanings and actions are of versatile nature.  But in India, a humanist in a deep sense  and in rendering service has to be necessarily an atheist. 

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LEST DEATH DO US PART

Savita Halappanavar was failed by the Irish Constitution, which is based on religious dogma that is discriminatory and leaves no room for rational argument. It is in need of urgent reform

The death of Savita Halappanavar in a hospital in Galway, Ireland was untimely and tragic. While septicaemia has been identified as the official cause of death, the entire set of circumstances that led to it can only be confirmed subsequent to a probe by the Irish authorities.

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A Dynamic Rationalist

Dr. Palany Arangasamy
Director, Centre for Periyar Thought
Periyar Maniammai University

Capsuling the panoramic life of Dr. K. Veeramani, an octogenarian is almost a task next to impossible; and so also his busy schedule very often within the   bounds of Tamil Nadu, occasionally across the country and once in a way abroad. But still this sketch is to focus on various segments of that great leader’s untiring public service.

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Greetings to BARRACK OBAMA

Dear Mr. Barrack Obama, Greetings to you!

We are very happy and we remain with great satisfaction on your splendid victory in the election process for the continuance as President of the United States of America for the second term.

We, as rationalist – humanist  movement founded by the great social revolutionary Periyar E.V.Ramasamy (1879 -1973) in Tamil Nadu – India, congratulate you on your historical victory .The confidence reposed and recognition conferred  by the citizens of the vast democratic country are highly appreciable.

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DETERMINANTS OF A TRUE CIVILIZATION

Indian and Chinese societies were in an advanced state of civilization when European societies were in a savage state. 

India and China had great cities, highly organized and functioning governments, well developed literature, philosophies and elaborate arts. They also had well defined division of labour and large commerce. 

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