Table of Contents of Volume 8

Vol. 8 No. 1 May 1995

1.	Contents and Editor's page	2
2.	Bhandup`s "Miracle" Creek Attracts Hordes - Shabnam Minwalla	5
3.	Introducing Indian Rationalist Association - Dr. N. Innaiah	6
4.	Can Anyone Inquire Into Sai Baba Institutions? Dr. N. Innaiah	8
5.	The Skeptic Groups Together - G. N. Padki	9
6.	Indian Skeptics - National Conference - T. K. Balan	9
7.	Woman Trudges Forbidden Hill - Times of India	11
8.	Is Religion Good for Health? - Dr. R. Joshi	11
9.	What Are These Issues Which Are beyond The Expertise and Experience of Science and the Scientific Method?	12
10.	A Priest Can Rape! - Biranchi Narayan Mishra	14
11.	And Now a Catholic Priest in Sex Scandal - Rasheeda Bhagat	14
12.	Mrs. Annie Besant - A Woman With a Mission - Dr. S. Shet	16
13.	I'm the Son of God - Miss Sthitaprajna	24
14.	Missing Data on Experimenter - Dale Beyerstein	24
15.	French Committee Announces Results of Tests of the so Called Mars Effect - Dr. Paul Kurtz	26
16.	Everyone Has A Theory! How Do You Respond? - Keay Davidson	29
17.	Quack Hunting with Dr. John Renner - Sherma Erholm	31
18.	Influencing Beliefs in the Courtroom - B. Greben	35
19.	Life Subscribers List	40
20.	Letters to the Editor	20

Vol. 8 No. 2 June 1995

1.	Contents and Editor's Page	2
2.	How the press Reports the Paranormal - B. Premanand	3
3.	The Uravakonda Ghost: A Hoax - G. R. Babu	7
4.	Putting Away Childish Things - Richard Dawkins	15
5.	Mantra of Moderation - Sourish Bhatcacharya	24
6.	Mysterious Voices from a Sealed House - Ved Priya	28
7.	Witch-Craft Takes Life - B.N. Mishra	30
8.	Witch-Hunting Continues - Indian Express	30
9.	Wonder and Skepticism - Carl Sagan	31
10.	Follow-up: The Video Cassette Exposing the Sai Baba Trick	42
11.	A CHILD CAN DO IT! To Make Fire on Body no Supernatural Power is needed - B. Premanand	43
12.	Letters to the Editor	45

Vol. 8 No. 3 July 1995

1.	Contents	1
2.	Editor's Page	2
3.	Annie Besant: A Bane to Indian Society - N. Innaiah	4
4.	Annie Besant: An Overview - Margaret Bhatty	5
5.	Few Thoughts on Dimensions of Social Change in India Dr. (Mrs.) Sunanada Shet	6
6.	Confederation of Humanists, Rationalists and Atheist Organisations in India - Dr. Rayendra Gera	10
7.	Casteless and Non- religious Wedding in A..P.	12
8.	Sathya Shodh Yatra - Dada Chandane	13
9.	Science March in Punjab - Sarjit Talwar	16
10.	The Yogini Matha in the Hills - K. S. Ramachandran	18
11.	Anti-Climax of Sai Baba Member - Hugh Emil De Cruz	19
12.	An American Devotee's Experiences with Sai Baba	33
13.	Sai Baba's Latest Miracles - K. S. Ramachandran	23
14.	Astrology is Absurd - K. S. Ramachandran	25
15.	Vastu Shastra Can Save India - Margaret Bhatty	26
16.	Misplaced Lavatory Can Cause Cancer - Vastu Expert	30
17.	Let Us Live Without Opium - Umesh P. Patri	31
18.	Builders Asked to Study Ancient Science of Construction	34
19.	Houses Razed to Suit NTR`s superstition	34
20.	Rationalist Group to Screen Cassette Exposing Sai Baba	35
21.	Narasimhaiah Assumes Charge of Kannada Development Authority	36
22.	Puja to Ward off Train Mishaps	36
23.	The Chain Letter and Fear Complex - B. Premanand	37
24.	President Again Touches the Feet of Satya Sai Baba - N. Innaiah	39
25.	Inspite of Satya Sai Baba the High Court Judge Had Heart Attack - P. T. Rajiv	40
26.	Sai Baba Vomits on Dais	40
27.	Sanal Edamaruku Failed in Debunking Astrology on DD I - Margaret Bhatty	41
28.	DD Seeing Stars Over Astrology Debate	41
29.	Your Child is a Thief - Radhika Singh	43
30.	A Workshop Explaining Miracles in Haryana - Dr. Ish Chadha	45
31.	Letters to the Editor	45

Vol. 8 No. 4 August 1995

1.	Contents	1
2.	Editor's Page	2
3.	Miracles are Myth - Hindu, 11.6.1995	4
4.	Vaastu Shastra - For Health, Happiness, Success, Wealth Position and Power - B. Premanand	5 
5.	Business Better With "Vastu" Say Today's Tycoons - Nandini Bhaskaran, Times of India, 2.7.1995	8
6.	Faith in Sai Baba? - K. S. Ramachandran	9
7.	The "Curse" of King Tut and of the Princess-in-a-Box - James Randi	10
8.	Indian Humanist Coordination Committee: a Report - G. R. Babu	149.	Sai Trust Offers Women Jobs - Deccan Herald, 8.4.95	17
10.	Quit India Movement: The Do or Die Struggle for Freedom - Dr. (Mrs.) Sunanada Shet	18
11.	What we learn from the Quit India Movement	26
12.	Time for a Second Struggle for Freedom - B. Premanand	26
13.	Family versus Politics - India Today, 30.6.1995	28
14.	The Case Against Secrecy - Orijit Das, Times of India 17.6.95	29
15.	The Indian Secrecy Act and the Right of the People to Know - B. Premanand	30
16.	Biased Judgements Based on Judges Beliefs - B. Premanand	31
17.	Judges "Philosophy" in his Order Intrigues Ministry - Hindu 24.6.1995	33
18.	The Missing Evidence - Editorial Hindu, 24.6.1995	35
19.	Judiciary - the Only Hope of Masses, says Savant - Indian Express, 25.6.1995	36
20.	Ghosts on Trees - K. S. Ramachandran	37
21.	The Chain Letter Scare - Beep	38
22.	Sense and Nonsense in Doordarshan - R. Jayachandran	39
23.	Possessed Girl to Appear on TV - Indian Express, 25.5.1995	40
24.	Spiritual Rapes - Narendra Nayak	40
25.	Letters to the Editor	42

Vol. 8 No. 5 September 1995

1.	Contents and Editor's Page	1
2.	A Skeptic's God - Sanjeev Kumar Mishra	4
3.	On Day Token fast in Maharashtra Demanding Action against Sai Baba - Dada Chandane	4
4.	Orphanage - A Paying Business - Narendra Nayak	5
5.	Sex and Salvation - Margaret Bhatty	9
6.	Goparaju Ramachandra Rao: A Profile - Dr. (Mrs.) Sunanda Shet	15
7.	Sai Baba Guru Boom Flies in Face of Hukum Claim - Mitsuru Mabuchi	26
8.	American Devotee's Experiences with Sai Baba	27
9.	Old Woman Beaten up, Paraded Naked in City - Indian Express	29
10.	Hypnosis What it is I : The Atheist Gurus Who Exploit People - P. Premanand	30
11.	Mahant Challenges Manav to Hypnotise People - The Hitavada	32
12.	Jadugar Mahant, Shyam Manav to Fight it Out on Stage Today - Indian Express	33
13.	Marriage Without Rituals: Congratulations	33
14.	Mahant-Manav showdown Ends in Mere War of Attrition - IE	34
15.	Abdulla Baba Curing Diseases With Holy Water? - Siddha Raju	35
16.	Instead of Playing With the Life of Children Investigate the Proponents of Predictive Sciences(?) and the Godmen - B. Premanand	36
17.	Reviewing 1986: Paramahamsa Tewari Stole Patent of Trombley and Joseph Kahn - Courtesy: Magnets		38
18.	The Spreading Menace of Tumbler Magic - K. A. Antony	39
19.	The magic exposed - Indian Express	41
20.	Letters to the Editor 	41

Vol. 8 No. 6 October 1995

1.	Contents	1
2.	Editors Page	2
3.	Who are Behind Rajiv Gandhi's Murder?	3
4.	Yuktivadi Chief Flays Godmen - Indian Express	4
5.	Judgement in Writ Appeal No. 184 for a CBI enquiry into the 6 Murders in Sai Baba's Bed Room and other Murky Happenings	5
6.	Stoicism - The Rationalist News	17
7.	Holy Sinners	19
8.	Psychic Dowsing? - R. Jayachandran	22
9.	Science and Miracles - Kurian Replies	23
10.	Hume Nails Jesus - The Rationalist News	25
11.	Exorcist Stabbed - K. S. Ramachandran	26
12.	Belief in Yoga Brings Problems - K. S. Ramachandran	27
13.	Quacks and Alternative Medicines - Laxmidas Khatau	28
14.	Price of Medievalism - Indian Express	32
15.	Quake Forecast Paralyses Life in Sangamner - Indian Express	33
16.	U.S. Jury Convicts Two Rajneeshites - Times of India	34
17.	Vastu Shastra Throws Out N. T. Rama Rao - T. K. Balan	35
18.	India is all Wrong According to Vaastu - Rafesh Arya	36
19.	Gem Therapists - Awani Kumar	39
20.	Gems Bond - Saira Menezes	39
22.	Postal Robbery - Mrs. Malika B. Mistrey	45
23.	Start the 2nd Vol. Of Science Versus Miracles - Kirtan Parida	45
24.	Acupressure: Quackery in Doordarshan - Laxmidas Khatau	46

Vol. 8 No. 7 November 1995

1.	Contents	2
2.	Editor's Page	2
3.	Constitute a Ministry for Abolition of Superstition - IRA	3
4.	Scratch Introduces Himself - Fred Whitehead	5
5.	A God that Failed - Margaret Bhatty	6
6.	Rationalists Win Debate with Astrologers - Vidyadhar Date	11
7.	How Church Fakers Get Blood From a Stone - Peter Brearey	12
8.	James Randi: A Skeptical Inquiring Mind - Philip Yam	14
9.	Cheating Charge Against 'Curing girl' - Indian Express	1i8
10.	Sai Baba's Ex-devotees Experiences from United States	19
11.	Sai Baba's Propaganda Film Thrashed by Your Interview - Joris Yvo	20
12.	Rationalists Go on Crusade Against Fake Godmen - Indian Express	22
13.	Brain Washing by Godmen - Vijay N. Pathak	24
14.	Jain Acharya in Sex Scandal - Awani Kumar	25
15.	HC Admonishes Petitioner in Sai Baba Case - Deccan Chronicle	26
16.	The Milk Drinking Hoax of Idols - R. S. Cooper, Karuna Manoharan, Narendra Nayak	28
17.	Narendra Attacked - Canara Times	29
18.	Attack on Nayak Condemned - Arunchalam Kumar	29
19.	Narendra Nayak to Repeat Feat - Canara Times	30
20.	Rationalists Dispel Myth of Idols Consuming Milk - The Hindu	31
21.	Federation of Atheists etc. - Siddharth Radheshyam	32
22.	Godmen Are Middlemen - Interview with K. N. Balgopal	33
23.	Readers Comments: Not all Goondas are Godmen	36
25.	Astrologers Predict about Quake Did Not Come True - Dr. Sandeep Gupta	40
26.	Experiences With Sai Baba - A former devotee from the U. S.	41
27.	Don't be obsessive with Sai Baba - Jayakrishna Sahu	43
28.	We are Worried About You - B. V. Radhakrishna Murthy	43
29.	We fully Agree With Dada Chandane - S. Anil Kumar	44
30.	The International Humanist Conference at Bombay - Circular	45

Vol. 8 No.8 Dec 1995

1.	Contents and Editor's page: The Judgement	2
2.	Murder by Consensus - Margaret Bhatty	5
3.	Why an Atheist Association - Fritz Erik Hoevels	12
4.	Delay in Posting 15.8.1995 issue - Dr. Nalini Venugopal	16 
5.	A New Organic Insecticide - B. V. Radhakrishna Murthy	17
6.	Explaining Miracles Workshop in Mandaya - Siddaraju	19
7.	Observing Solar Eclipse in Mandaya - Siddaraju	20
8.	Hunger Strike on 20.12.1995 - Venkataiah	21
9.	"Guru Busters" - N. Spencer	21
10.	Investigate Sai Baba's Social Activities - K. S. Ramachandran	22
11.	Sai Baba Supreme - Current Weekly	23
12.	Murky Deed of Ashram Baba - Hindustan Times	28
13.	Of Spiritualism and the Flesh - Rasheeda Bhagat	29
14.	Skeleton Exhumed From Ashram - Indian Express	34
15.	Pastor Convicted for Murder of Daughter in Law - Indian Express	35
16.	Teenager Raped in Temple - Times of India	37
17.	Cardinal Sinners - Arthur J. Pais	37
18.	A Heavenly Call - S. T. Beuria	39
19.	An Indian Faith-Healer is Convicted of Sexual Offence - Robina Dam	40
20.	Sublime to the Carnal - Mukesh Vyas	43
21.	Godman Held for Murder - Times of India	44
22.	Swami Said he Was Her Husband in Previous Life - Times of India	45

Vol. 8 No.9 Jan 1996

1.	Contents and Editor's Page	2
2.	Indian Success in BBC Playwriting Competition	3
3.	Best Play South East Asia: MY ENEMY MY FRIEND by Margaret Bhatty	4
4.	Need for Moral Values in Indian Politics Today - Dr. Sunanada Shet	5
5.	Who Are the Ring Leaders in Propagating Superstitions? - Laxmidas Khatau	9
6.	Explaining Nadi Jyotisham - Dr. Prakash Rao	11
7.	The Agastya Nadi Predictions - M. S. Risbud	11
8.	Fate's Psychology - Sanjeev Kumar Mishra	12
9.	Agastya Nadi Jyotisham: How they Predict Reading a Palm Leaf - B. Premanand	13
10.	Did Ancient India have Aeroplane Technology? - Stein O. Rasmussen	16
11.	Going Back in Time: Science and Technology in Epics - Dr. Jayant V. Narlikar	19
12.	Chandraswami and Seshan's Sapphire: Whose claim rings hollow - B. S. Nagaraj	21
13.	Dawood Ibrahim Seeks Chandraswamy's Help - Pankaj Vohra	22
14.	Indian Humanist and Rationalists - Warren Allen Smith	23
15.	Indian's "Guru Busters" Debunk all that is Mystical - John F. Burns	23
16.	The Article "Indian's Guru Busters Debunk All That is Mystical" is Full of Factual Mistakes - B. Premanand	28
17.	News from Haryana Rationalist Society - Dr. Rajendra Gera	30
18.	The Matriculation Examination - The General Studies Test	33
19.	The Judgement: Part 3 - B. Premanand	35
20.	Voice Your Concern - S. Anil Kumar	37
21.	Scientific Temper Must for Self Reliance - P. V. Ranashima Rao	38
22.	First Purnahuti of Ashwamedha Yagna - Hindu	39
23.	PM's Son Performs Yet Another Yagna for "father's welfare" - S. Shivakumar	39
24.	The Indian Rope Trick - Richard Wiseman	40
25.	The Spiritual Rapes - Awani Kumar	43
26.	Hold Workshop in Gulbaraga - Gururaj P. Paknikar	43
27.	Produce Video Films on Explaining Miracles - Julian de Juan	44
28.	Vastu Again - Taj Muhammad	45
29.	Prasanthinilayam Murder Judgement - M. A. Kareem	45
30.	About "Science Versus Miracles" - Dr. Asok Bondopadhyay	45
31.	Punish the Culprits - Channaiah U. T.	46
32.	Federation of Humanists, Rationalists and Atheists - Bansidhardas	46
33.	Victory of Truth - Narayan Das Agrawal	47

Vol. 8 No.10 Feb 1996

1.	Contents and Editors Page	2
2.	A Moslem Progrom in India and its German Adaptation or: on the Merits of Comparison - Peter Priskill	5
3.	Book Review: Philosophical Arguments on the Existence of God - Oneil De	22
4.	When Chandraswami Wove his Magic Web - Harish Chandola	24
5.	News from Haryana - Dr. Rajendra Gera	26
6.	Man Kills Son in Greed to Get Treasure - Times of India	27
7.	Science and Miracles: The Debate Continued	27
8.	Science and Miracles: A Medical Doctor Explains - Dr. Ish Chadha	29
9.	Prayers Heal, Says Researcher - Hindu 7.12.1995	30
10.	Religion, Past, Present and Future - Kirttan Parida	31
11.	Ignore Sai Baba - A High Court Judge	33
12.	The Egg-on-Your-Face-Files: Quackery Exposed - James Randi	37
13.	Sai Baba Birthday Extravaganza! - B. Premanand	38
14.	Abdulla Baba of Hospet - Venkataiah	40
15.	Nexus Between Godmen, Politicians, Bureaucrats and Judges: A Symposium	42
16.	Godha Baba of Phaltan - Dr. G. N Padki	43
17.	Artificial Sweetener? - Michael Gonsalves	44
18.	Stripping Miracles of their Halo - Indian Express	45
19.	Letters to the Editor on "Godmen are Middlemen"	46

Vol. 8 No.11 March 1996

1.	Contents and Editor's Page	2
2.	Special Leave Petition filed in Supreme Court Regarding 6 Murders in Sai Baba's Bedroom on 6.6.1993	5: 
3.	Office Report on Limitation	5
4.	Memo of Parties	5
5.	List of Dates	6
6.	Special Leave Petition	7
7.	Affidavit	16
8.	World Atheist Conference Begins in City - Deccan Chronicle	17
9.	Mixing Religion with Politics Flayed - Indian Express	18
10.	Religious Fundamentalism Due to Fear of Social Change - Newstime	19
11.	Less Religion is the Need of the Hour - The Hindu	20
12.	Atheists Call for Strengthening Non-religious Institutions - Deccan Chronicle	21
13.	Atheism Stresses Moral Freedom of Individual - Indian Express	22
14.	Sunita Chandak of Dhamangaon Tells Past Birth Story - Tarun Bharat	24
15.	The Strange Case of Sunita - Nagpur Times	24
16.	Akot Agog Over Rebirth Case - Nagpur Times	28
17.	Gunsha Drinks Milk! - K. N. Balgopal	29
18.	Never Seen a Magazine Worse then Yours - M. T. Koshy	30
19.	Why Bring Sex? - D. Suryanarayana	30
20.	Usenet Debate, Bose and Einstein, Muktananada - Gerald Huber	31
21.	Coming in from the Cold - Philip Yam	33
22.	An Open Letter About Siddhayogha	34
23.	An Open Letter of Resignation from Swami Abhayananda to Muktananda - Stan Trout	40
24.	A Critical Syda Bibliography	42
25.	Mother Meera's Community	43
26.	Supreme Court of India Judgement in SLP 123/1996	45
27.	Atheist Conference Call for Fight Against Fundamentalism - Deccan Chronicle	47

Vol. 8 No.12 April 1996

1.	Contents and Editor's Page	2
2.	Rationalist Foundation Award to B. Premanand	4
3.	Ex-Devotee on Sai Baba - Hugh Emil De Cruz	5
4.	Teach Religion in Schools Critically - M. T. Koshy	10
5.	Stop Lying Chief Minister - B. G. Deshpande	12
6.	Stop Publishing Astrology - B. G. Deshpande	13
7.	Blasphemy - Md. Firozul Haque	13
8.	Ban Rituals in Government Schools Md. Firozul Haque	13
9.	Include Rational Aptitude Test - Md. Firozul Haque	14
10.	Naadi Jyotish Controversy - M. S. Risbud	14
11.	Rationalist Festival at Barnala, Punjab - Sarjit Talwar	16
12.	Science, Religion and Society in the Last Phase of the 20th Century - Shankaranrayan U. J.	18
13.	Busting Pet Superstions on Friday the 13th - Times of India	22
14.	What the Devil	22
15.	The First World Skeptic Congress	23
16.	Sai Baba's Connection with Liquor Barons - B. Premanand	27
17.	Italians Resigned to Corruption - Vaiju Naravane	27
18.	Sai Gardens - Own a home amidst acres of blissful nature	29
19.	Brushed Under the Carpet - G. S. Radhakrishna	30
20.	Use of Intemperate Language ...	31
21.	SC Expunges 'Remarks' - T. Padmanabha Rao	32
22.	Bringing Together the Rationalists ... - Mrs. Kawaljit	32
23.	Rationalist Doctors Circle - Dr. Rajendra Gera	34
24.	Vedic Mathematics and Six Crores of Devotees to Shabarimala - P. G. Panikker	34
25.	Vedic Mathematics Can Solve Many Problems - The Hindu	35
26.	Comment on Goad Baba's Powers - M. T. Koshy, R. S. Cooper, Kawaljeet	36
27.	Sugar Daddy - Michael Gonslaves	37
28.	Pune Mystic Has a Sweet Touch - Haima Sukhu	40
29.	Soad Baba: the Frog Hopping in the Well - Dr. Narendra Dabholcar	41
30.	Premanand Visits Rourkela - Kirttan Parida	43
31.	Could One Bring Legal Action? - Gerald Huber	45
32.	Book Review: My Guru Gave Me a New Life - Gerald Huber	45
33.	The Poltergeist at Large: A Street Where Stones Rain - M. B. Maramkal	47

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