Media role

Suspension of disbelief

Print edition : October 04, 2013

September 1995 saw mass hysteria all over the country around the apparent miracle of "milk-drinking Ganesha". Here, a scene at a temple in New Delhi. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Thanks to campaigns by scientific institutions and NGOs, people have begun to come out in large numbers to watch the solar eclipse. Here, at Swaraj Maidan in Vijayawada on January 15, 2010. Photo: CH VIJAYA BHASKAR

New facets of irrationalism, in particular a culture of anti-science, are taking root in society, aided by the media and a faulty educational system.
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