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Title: "India's own Carl Sagan: Meet Babu Gogineni"
Post by: Quetzalcoatl on September 16, 2018, 04:12:18 PM
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India's own Carl Sagan: Meet Babu Gogineni, the science populariser from Hyderabad (https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/indias-own-carl-sagan-meet-babu-gogineni-science-populariser-hyderabad-70951)

Babu also famously took on the Dalai Lama for projecting an infant as a ‘child goddess’.

"I don't want to tell people what to think. I just want to provide them with the tools to think, and we will find something together," says Babu Gogineni, at the end of an almost three-hour long conversation.

The 49-year-old man, who identifies as a humanist, rationalist, and human rights activist, has become a household name among people in the Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh over the last few years, due to his ability to dispel myths and 'bust ghosts'.

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As far as the future is concerned, Babu is focused on building the South Asian Humanist Association that he founded.

"I'm keen on promoting a scientific culture, which is why I'm also working with Science for Society. I'm also working to set up a Virtual University for Humanism and also a media channel." he says.

"We also plan to relaunch the Big Question, to change the perspective of telling the story of humanity itself," he adds.

I had encountered the name before, but never really read about him. Seems like a good guy, and who can't sympathize with his vision?
Title: Re: "India's own Carl Sagan: Meet Babu Gogineni"
Post by: gebobs on September 17, 2018, 11:27:59 AM
I had encountered the name before, but never really read about him. Seems like a good guy, and who can't sympathize with his vision?

No one here but I hope he's careful.
Title: Re: "India's own Carl Sagan: Meet Babu Gogineni"
Post by: arthwollipot on September 17, 2018, 08:51:08 PM
I had encountered the name before, but never really read about him. Seems like a good guy, and who can't sympathize with his vision?

No one here but I hope he's careful.

Yeah, after what happened to Kalburgui, Kansare, Dabholkar, Lankesh, Rajdeo, Reddy, Singh... Holy shit I had no idea there were so many (https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/gauri-lankesh-murder-here-s-a-list-of-writers-and-journalists-killed-in-recent-years/story-LEcs4gq18AIH3WXsalDdOI.html).