Episodes

Jan. 15, 2022

Religious brainwashing creates the illusion of natural identity

We think our identities are natural and that conversion or leaving religion is an unnatural act that is brought about through bra…

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Jan. 8, 2022

We should be afraid of some things

In this episode, I recommend the Netflix movie Don't Look Up, answer a question about how religions may react to the findings of …

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Jan. 3, 2022

We can't fight irrationality without fighting religion

Many people, including many atheists, like to have a sterilized version of atheism around. They say the real fight is against irr…

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Jan. 1, 2022

Copy-pasting is our way of life

We see copy-pasting as a thing that happens in the education system. But because of it, the people who emerge from that system be…

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Dec. 4, 2021

You don't need permission to resist

Oppressive systems don't always come in the form of sticks and stones and visible violence. They also come in the form of systems…

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Nov. 26, 2021

Farm laws, trust, and obedience

The reason farmers can't bring themselves to trust this government is because this government never asked for their trust. It has…

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Nov. 20, 2021

Vir Das, Kangana Ranaut, and free speech

We keep talking about free speech without considering the social climate that is necessary for it to flourish or even exist. I ta…

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Nov. 15, 2021

The universe is probably not a simulation

The simulation theory is becoming part of popular culture and even atheists seem sometimes agree that it is likely. But there is …

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Nov. 7, 2021

Diwali, the pursuit of pleasure, and discount deshbhakti

This episode is about why people burst firecrackers and why they lie - perhaps unconsciously - about their reasons for doing so. …

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Nov. 3, 2021

The radius of identity

To the problem of nationalistic passions, the suggested solution is sometimes a greater identity - that of a human being - presum…

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Nov. 1, 2021

Facebook, the Metaverse, and a dangerously immersive future

This episode is a recording of a live stream I did on youtube.com/vimohlive on October 30. It goes deeper into the Facebook Metav…

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Oct. 29, 2021

Facebook goes Meta: How you can save the future

Corporations have always hijacked public tech to build their empires on top of them. The result is not always the death of open t…

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Oct. 26, 2021

How Super Commando Dhruv saved my life

The fact that people need to be able to see themselves in popular entertainment is not something many in India are unaware of, es…

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Oct. 24, 2021

Time to end Twitter trending topics

As a feature, the Twitter trending topics feature does more harm than good and getting rid of it might prevent rampant misuse of …

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Oct. 22, 2021

Atheists cannot believe in Karma

This episode is somewhat a continuation of the previous episode about my problems with the phrase Hindu Atheist. It delvs into ho…

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Oct. 20, 2021

Why I am not a Hindu Atheist

This episode is about a label that is used often in the discourse about atheism in India. It's also about a bit of appropriation …

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Oct. 19, 2021

Nostalgia and the death of the future

This episode is about how we are ruining our future by forcing our past into our present. It's also about Star Trek, Star Wars, r…

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Oct. 15, 2021

The problem with our debate culture

We don't know what debate is. We are obsessed with debates. And finally, we stuff our faulty understanding of debates into areas …

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Sept. 23, 2021

A response to Devdutt Pattanaik on Hindutva and Hinduism

Mythologist and writer Devdutt Pattanaik recently gave an interview on Akash Banerjee's YouTube channel The Deshbhakt. In it, he …

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Sept. 20, 2021

Asimov, Nolan brothers, and learning from the future

This episode is about a theme that I found common to the works of Asimov, Christopher Nolan, and Jonathan Nolan. It has to do wit…

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Sept. 13, 2021

Making money as an independent creator in India

This week's episode is about how many creative people in India hesitate to monetise their content by asking their followers and f…

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Aug. 30, 2021

Fake fans, sneaky propaganda, and insulting atheists

In this episode, I talk about how trolls can sometimes come disguised as fans and how they insidiously try to divert content crea…

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Aug. 23, 2021

How I annoy my followers and grow my account

This week I talk about how my favourite way of growing my Instagram account has been to periodically challenge the preconceptions…

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Aug. 14, 2021

The Indian Atheist problem

The thing that has been on my mind for the last week has been being an Indian atheist and the complications that come with it bec…

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