superstition

Woman eats umbilical cord to get pregnant, dies

The 19-year-old then took the umbilical cord from a newborn baby and consumed it on Thursday night and fell sick soon after. 

published on : 19th December 2021

Baba rapes lady for 10 years as ‘spirit cure’, arrested

Victim lodges complaint with the police after learning that the impostor and his son raped her younger sister, too, on the same pretext of black magic.

published on : 26th November 2021

No relief from muttuthurai system even during covid-19

Despite pandemic norms, women & girls in villages following this practice are forced to spend their periods in isolated rooms.

published on : 22nd November 2021

Madras HC rejects plea to spread awareness against astrological 'superstition'

It was dismissing a PIL petition from one A K Hemaraj, praying for a direction to ISRO  to widely spread public awareness about the scientifically proven truth of astrological superstition.

published on : 28th August 2021

Power of the absurd  

We have just enough sanity to get by these days. Thanks to our eccentricities, superstitions and OCDs, however, we have just the crutch we need.

published on : 8th August 2021

Bihar villager’s mission to eradicate superstition tastes success

A member of Bal Kalyan Samiti, he visits schools, colleges and other institutions to get the students rid of superstitions and such practices.

published on : 5th August 2021

Odisha man tortured to death over suspicion of witchcraft

Villagers Rameyapalli alleged abnormal behaviour by some young girls after Ramaraju Reddy and two others performed a puja some days ago.

published on : 1st July 2021

Karnataka: Priest and four others detained for trying to sacrifice human to 'ward off evil'

The accused had allegedly kidnapped a 10-year-old girl when she was playing in front of the house in Gandhi Grama near Nelamangala.

published on : 20th June 2021

Age old beliefs spring up in north Karnataka to ward off corona, rationalists take a dig

Several villages in Ballari, Gadag, Haveri and surroundings are coming up with unique superstitious ideas in what they believe could ward off the virus.

published on : 26th May 2021