profile image

Kshitij Malhotra

Writer, blogger and atheist

An engineer by accident and a writer by choice, Kshitij is a professional blogger, content writer and aspiring novelist.

by Monsoon Lover - sudip guharay via Getty Images

Sabarimala And The Dark Absurdities Of Religion

Religiosity in India is so all-encompassing, that religion somehow manages to escape profound criticism even when some peculiar absurdity comes to light. Indeed, one such typical absurdity has been in the news recently, namely the ongoing controversy concerning the Sabarimala Temple. The religious moderates opine that the temple should allow women to enter -- but will anyone point out that this isn't the only instance where "faith" and "belief" have served as a cover for oppression?
30/01/2016 8:14 AM IST