WHO ARE THOSE
WHO SNATCH VICTORY?
It is only natural that whether it is examination or election, all of us plan how to achieve victory. Is it enough to only wish? Can we harvest without sowing the seeds? We should develop strong will required before starting the efforts to achieve it. The attitude should become very mature. Only then we can accomplish anything as planned.
The book under review by Ankur Prakashan, Akola The March of Brahminism from The Vedas to Terrorism is a bold attempt by Prof . Khodke to refute the theory of Vincent Smith and Max Mueller that Aryans were the invaders into India. Prof asserts that the Aryans were nomadic tribes who migrated to India in search of new pastures for their cattle and a fertile land for their livelihood and habitation.
American Humanists’ Association organized the celebration of the 137th Birthday of Periyar 17th October 2015.
Nachimuthu Socrates welcomed the audience and presented a brief account of the development of Periyar Movement in US.
Betshi : The thoughts of Periyar on Feminism must receive further focus and attention for the real progress of women folk. Such progress is within the fold of initiatives and endeavours of women as advocated by Periyar.
RAISING CHILDREN WITHOUT RELIGION MAY BE A BETTER ALTERNATIVE, SUGGESTS NEW RESEARCH
Gone are the days of the unyielding God-fearing mother as the archetype of good parenting, suggests a recent article from the Los Angeles Times. According to multiple reports, research has shown that a secular upbringing may be healthier for children. According to a 2010 Duke University study, kids raised this way display less susceptibility to racism and peer pressure, and are “less vengeful, less nationalistic, less militaristic, less authoritarian, and more tolerant, on average, than religious adults.” But the list of benefits doesn’t stop there.
ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF NON-BRAHMINS WOULD NEVER END CASTE ATROCITIES
Is economic disparity, the reason behind caste atrocities? Well, CPI-M secretary Sitaram Yechury, thinks so. Speaking at a conference held in Cuddalore to condemn honour killings, the Communist leader suggested economic empowerment of Dalits and backward castes to end caste atrocities without the basic understanding of caste dynamics.
Though he was well aware that he was standing on the soil, where the Dravidian movement has been struggling to destroy caste, he still holds, like many others, the view that economic inequality is behind caste oppression.