THE DISABLED – NIL DESPERANDUM!

A World Bank study in 2007 reported that people with disabilities were among the most marginalised in Indian society and 50 per cent of the people surveyed saw disability as “a curse of God”. Training that would make them self-dependant is not available for those away from the cities. Job opportunities for them are not easy even where they could fit in. They are  not able to demand their rights and there are  not many to canvass their case.

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ATHEIST SCIENTISTS-14

SIR ROGER PENROSE

Sir Roger Penrose is an English mathematical physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science. He is the Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford, as well as an Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College.

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GLOBALISING PATRIARCH PERIYAR’S IDEALS – DEUTSCH LAND OF EUROPE

- Dr. K. Veeramani

Roughly a couple of years back, a Memorandum of Understanding signed with a centuries – old University of Cologne enabled us, myself as Chancellor of Periyar Maniammai University and the Vice-Chancellor who accompanied me to effect a visit to the west of Germany in the first week of June 2014. This varsity had been started in 1340. After a gap during the French invasion in Germany, it began to work again and continued to flourish till date.

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LET’S DEBATE SECULARISM, NOT RUBBISH IT

All that has happened is that a certain kind of secular politics has been rejected and it will be wrong to deduce from this that the idea of secular India itself has been rejected. Yet, this is how it is being interpreted

Now that the election dust has settled, it is perhaps a good time to have a sensible debate on secularism, especially around claims that it is an oddity in a deeply religious society such as India; and, even worse, a political trick to “privilege” minorities in exchange for their votes.

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