Sunday, April 30, 2006
Do we need reservation? For a blunt question like this there are numerous uniquely voiced answers!! NO! And did that 'yes' has a really weak support?A city dwelling, blogging, neo-liberal, globalisic,MNC employed, coaching class attended grad may spit this with a single word.Ney. But who will hear the town guy? riding 10 kms up and down with a by-cycle, lot of dreams in heart, very much isolated from the coaching-mocktests-discussion cycle? perhaps he might not be the one might be the poster boy for the 600 million strong indian "not-so-better half" breatherns. Mumbaikars and Delhites have cocooned themselves to the neon-clad fast growing metros with 24 hrs electricity, door services, TRP rated stars and zees!!
Even though the pursuance of excellence by the central universities may sound well and good, They have the same accountability towards the less privelaged with whose money these very universities has been built....
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Some trivial works keeps me off from new posts, let's continue regarding the N-deal. With the Americans showing the high handedness India has to bore the brunt with the scaled down TAPS I and II(Tarapore Atomic Power Station). In the mean time America which has the largest number of reactors in the world suffered some setbacks. The point? Breeder reactor!!! The french who are real masters and India having a clear advantage in breeders made the US to think twice. With no major strong push for the US reactor programmes after the later part of seventies, and the outdated Nuclear technology would have made George to look for the helping hand from India!! There are so many breaks are ahead. Bush,Condi and co have to do lot of hardwork to convince their congress.Then there are guidelines for the Nuclear suppliers group! But before that he has to still force through some coercive sub conditions to cool down his own counterparts!!! Then comes the hard hitting Indian Babus
Ooof!!! Cunning Bush has got loads of tasks ahead!!
How this would be help ful for India?
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
There has been lot of cheer and applause over the finalised Ndeal with the US during Bush's maiden indian visit. There has been quite a lot of points and couter-points over the N-deal and lets have some close look at it. The crux of the deal is "CIVIL MILITARY SEPARATION" of the indian facilities. How far it is feasible?
We have to go back a bit in history to have a close look at the backdoor situations which made the deal come true. The nuclear power for India was from the GE electric with a 30 year deal for the constant fuel supply. Things went awry with Indira's bold and strong initiative for Peaceful nuclear experiment at Pokhran code named Operation Shakthi. When buddha laughed it made uncle sam to turn red and the fuel supply for tarapore unit came to a stand still. How long can india sustain it's power hungry reactors with the indian uranium? The result: Tarapore power plant was scaled down from its peak range and the problem started!!!
Monday, April 17, 2006
The last 4 or 5 decades has been in the total clutches of United States with virtually no rival especially after the demise of the erstwhile USSR. And now the US hegemony has poised in this first decade of the millennium.
The middle kingdom is well set for the role of super power with the double digit GDP rate (a whooping 10.2 %) and the burgeoning dominance with a mighty PLA. All these factors combined with the sheer body language makes US to think bit wider in addition to its addiction to Oil. The US is bit clear that the country with the oil to run its plants and cars will be ruling the roost in the coming decades and the US has a dubious distinction in it.
Let's have close look at the US search for oil right from the early 90's. The platform was well made ironically with saddam invading Kuwait in the early 90's and US entering in to the Middle test with military support to the kuwait and building the right bridge with the oilrich sheikdom and ensuring the oil supply irrespective of the so called rogue states of iraq and iran. And with the imposition of sanction on Iraq after the war the crumbled iraq economy is history. When the needs of the US grew further the best cover came for the US. "THE WMD" And still the us marines will be searching for that and COndi will be addressing cnn and US imbibed guys that "None can deny the fact that WMD is there" . And Hans Blix (UN weapons inspector...) will be still hopeful for a prizecatch. with all these fiasco poor saddam for his kurdish massacre will be facing a dubious so called justice by US. Everything like this the US captured all the important oil fields in Basra and the adjacent iraqi places of importance.. ALl this in the conver of war on terrror!!!!
And now what's next?
That might be Mohammed Ahamadanijed's turn!!!!
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Almost, It's right time to have some thoughts about the election manifesto from DMK,
Rice at Rs.2,Television set, A stove and who knows!! some promise for sun and moon may lie in the fineprint. A party which is been in existence for almost half a century can be very well little more wise!!!
Ofcourse, None will forget that Dravadian parties came to throne by playing the rice game in the early sixties but then... that was in the early days of the state, where people were not this much informed and well aware. Now, even a layman would think twice or atleast whould be dumbfounded a moment before being caught by the rice trap. The promises and the support speeches make one to think that the party and its doyen are doing an alround effort to woo the people and get through the election.
If at all DMK comes to power the very first statement would be that the treasury is empty and will play the blamegame for two months, journals will beat the bush for another two months and by that time poor tamils will be getting ready for the next hot snippets.. and the manifestations??? In the air!!!!!
Although MK(M.Karunanidhi) succeeds in turning all the attention, Who knows? As one cartoon says that common man being inspired by all the gimmicks may be voting one in the pre-poll, selecting the other on the polling day and voicing for the third in the exit poll....
Saturday, April 15, 2006
It's almost right time now to have a glimpse of the past five years.. With DMK looking for a repeat show in 2001 after it's less corrupt( leave of those 200 price tag for a cement bag..) and Kalaingar tied with petty parties for 1,2 or so seats.. And Jaya did the arithmetics with Congress,PMK,communists and MDMK.. she made a clean sweep...
And thats history. Kalaingar had the very same stage set for himself when he switched sides with BJP and still has a new friend with Sonia. The result? 39/39 and the Jaya's populist rollback(removal of anti-conversion bill, withdrawl of dozen cases against publishers,freebies for the babus..) which he claimed it as his 40 th.
And now everything is diffarent. With Jaya having a very minimal Anti-Incumbency wave and VAIKO switching sides... and Captains miniscule voteshare.. with all this the stage is set right for the elections 2006. Bingo....