While going through local newspapers, I read about Arvind Shanbhag, who was awarded Ph.D. degree for a detailed study of poet Billhana’s historical epic Vikramankadeva Charita, an 11th century classic in Sanskrit.
The anti-nuclear lobbies got a shot on the arm with the widespread reporting of and panic over the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan. The farmers of Jaitapur in Maharashtra also see a ray of hope for shelving of the proposed nuclear power plant to be set up soon.
Nuclear Disaster has exposed the limits of man made engineering to tame & effectively use this massive source of energy, Nuclear Energy. Radioactive Elements have been all around us, in their natural form.
Why is Mohandas Karam Chand Gandhi such a taboo subject to write on , especially if you are not supporting whatever he did. Critically evaluating his actions have never been a favourite subjects of commentators alike.
India’s demographic profile – particularly its unusually youthful population and large reservoir of skilled professionals – is now regarded as a key element of its ascent to the top rank of world powers.
Nehru’s Panchsheel for Tribal Development is well-known yet it risks falling down the abyss of the Orwellian memory hole. There isn’t anything ambiguous about it, and it stands in complete contrast to Mr. Chidambaram’s idea of industrial development – Vedanta and its desire to eat the bauxite from the Dongria Kondh’s Sacred Mountain.
The three issues concern non-natural death – and this death is putting an end to life that is being nursed in one’s own self, or of the other, either consciously as an act of mercy, or forced on the other as a societal decision.