The Spirulina Racket And Why Panaceas Do Not Exist

What I saw on a white board at a school in Mysuru took me back to my days as a teacher of biochemistry, classes on nutrition and a lot of other stuff. It also awoke the consumer activist in me, and the myth buster too! The blurb says that 1 spirulina is equal to 10kgs of vegetables/fruits besides making claims of it containing all vitamins from a to z! Is spirulina what is claimed to be? How the peddlers of quack nostrums are taking gullible people for a ride and using scientific jargon to fool people needs to be pointed out so that one could be cautious on spending hard earned money for dubious stuff.

Midbrain activation and mastery — A skeptic’s view

It is that time of the year when parents look for classes that would keep their children engaged during the summer vacation. The one doing the rounds lately has the right mix of ingredients to ensnare parents and to make them spend money to ‘activate the midbrain’ of their children. Advertisements have started to pop up in many cities wherein fantastic claims are being made. 

Midbrain activation challenge – an update

Since our group has taken up this fraud called as Midbrain activation head on and we are running a systematic and probably the only organized campaign against it, it would be needed to keep all our member groups informed on what is going on.

Midbrain Activation – A Scam

This is an update on the FIRA campaign against the scam called Midbrain activation.
The campaign against this fraud has been heating up. In Kerala, the magicians have stepped into the battle field as also the media.

Children & Superstitions

Children being the most vulnerable section of the society are very often the worst victims of atrocities linked to superstitions

The Pope, the Prime Minister and the Islamic State

While one may wonder what the Pope and the Prime Minister may have in common, I would like to elaborate why.

Avasthe of URA’s Samskara!

If I may be pardoned for the play on these Kannada words which are also the titles of two of the famous books of Jnanapita award winner

Astrology Flops Again!

I had made a prediction when we put forward our challenges to astrologers and all those who possess supernatural powers of prediction

News & Events

Meeting of Mangalore freethinkers.

Meeting of Mangalore freethinkers over. We decided to conduct more interactions with the younger generations by going to schools and colleges. Pratap Kedilaya


LateKota Lakshminarayana Karanth

The lateKota Lakshminarayana Karanth was a well known science teacher and a rationalist. He was involved with several schools in Kota Udupi district where he grew up and later on started teaching science.


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Top Responses

PUSHPENDRA KUMAR TOMAR On  The Story of a Brave Girl

Dr S Mukherjee On  The Fraud Of Nadi Jothidam


Programme Schedule

Some new programs coming up

Some new programs coming up! Here is a list:

22nd- Lecture on conusmer protection at Alliance college of Commerce,BTM layout, Bengaluru from 3-4.30 pm.

23rd- A religionless rationalist marriage reception of Sudhir with Siri at Doddaballpur at noon.

23rd evening a meeting at the office of Hosathu at Bengaluru at 4pm.

24th a TED X talk at the campus of BITS,Pilani at Goa.

24th evening- an interaction at the campus for students and faculty.

25th from Goa to Jabalpur.

26th a lecture demonstration on rational thinking at the district science meet organised by the Madhya Pradesh govt. department of science and technology(MAPCOST).

27th programs to be fixed at Jabalpur.

28th from Jabalpur to Mumbai- Mangalore.

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Welfare Activities