Posts Tagged "atheism"


Am I a Hindu?


Posted on Sep 21, 2002 in Comment, Culture & Society

First published as op-ed in Hindustan Times on 21 09 2002 I was born a Hindu, and had no choice in the matter. As an adult I have had no doubt in my mind that to me, personally, god, idols,temples or pilgrimages have no meaning at all. Yet, I have never refused to go to a temple or participate in a ‘puja’ along with my family, mainly because I believe that religion serves a purpose, it gives meaning, hope and direction to...

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