Showing posts from May, 2010

How I wish Buddha weren't smiling!!

Its been 12 years since Budha smiled again in India for the second time.
How I wish that the scientists and the government of India refrained from making him smile.

The first time Budha smiled, it inspired an otherwise sober Metal scientist to pursue on a dangerous mission of espionage and invent the nuclear black market.
The first nuclear tests conducted by India inspired one person more than any one in the world to make sure that Pakistan also became a nuclear capable nation. That man was AQ Khan.
The erstwhile kingmaker in Pakistan and the pioneer of Nuclear black market in the world.
I just started reading the book 'The man from Pakistan', a book I was longing to read for quite sometime.
Its just a conincidence that Iam reading it around 11th May, the day on which 12 years ago India conducted its nuclear tets.
Any one interested to know how close we are to a holocaust again should read this book.

But while reading the book and understanding the double standards of USA and the es…

Oil exploration vs Bio-degradation

Earlier I used to wonder isn't is better for US and the world that US starts tapping its huge oil reserves in Gulf of Mexico. The fuss about environment and others are a small thing compared to the savings that oil production in Gulf of Mexico can provide. The BP oil rig incident brings the justification behind the same.
On April 20th when the rig went on fire, BP said that the oil spill may be 1000 barrels per day. Then they increased it to 5000 barrels per day, and now the projections are that the leak may be as high as 60,000 barrels per day. (BTW 1 barrel ~ 160 lts of Oil). So per day, the spill is expected to be around 9,60,000 lts!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gulf of Mexico is considered one of the single largest locations of oil production in the world. They come next to the Mid-west Asia in terms of the aggregate oil production. The oil production from the rigs in Gulf of Mexico nears around 2 million barrels per day. That's a huge number!! 

Compare this with India's biggest oil disc…