A news item reports that Coke has completed some rain water harvesting projects in MP. “The projects have the combined capacity to harvest 36 lakh liters (3.6 million liters) of rainwater annually, benefiting the schools and surrounding communities.” Good start.
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“A demoralized, timid, and hopeless mass bullied and crushed by every dominant interest and incapable of resistance.” Who said this about whom and when? Continue reading “Matters may not have improved much”
Too much hypocrisy in the air these days. Commies, Christians, Congressis, . . . the list goes on. The three C’s converge on the campus of the Jawaharlal Nehru University — which is appropriate and right.
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Richard Dawkins, he of The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion, pulls no punches. He tells it as he sees it.
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For anyone to do anything great requires will and vision. True for an individual, true for a nation. India is stuck not because it does not have the resources but because it does not have the will and the vision to succeed. To be more accurate, India has not had leaders who have the required will and vision to make use of India’s resources, such as they are. The so-called “Nehru rate of growth” was the consequence of having leaders with little will and even less understanding — starting of course with Nehru.
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You know that old piece of wisdom, “Good, fast, cheap: choose two.”
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Forget anthropic global warming. Sure there is climate change. But when did the climate ever not change? Even before hominins walked upright, climate has been changing. Indeed, without climate change, we would not be here. Climate change from a reducing to an oxidizing atmosphere allowed complex lifeforms on earth to develop. Life has always changed the climate — and will continue to do so. What matters is not climate but what mankind’s major sources of energy is.
Continue reading “India Must Invest in Solar Power R&D Now”
For me, the freedom of speech is sacrosanct (to the extent that anything about the world is sacrosanct to me) and absolutely non-negotiable. Why?Because to me ideas matter. Ideas are what distinguishes us from other terrestrial life forms and in the ultimate analysis, they lie at the root of all progress any human civilization has made anywhere. There are two other very important facts.
Continue reading “The Danger of Surrending our Most Potent Weapon”
Ever wonder why India is so corrupt? Because like three-day old fish, the rot starts at the top. Now you know what the top was at the time of India’s independence and therefore you must have had your conjectures. Now wonder no more.
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