Archive for October, 2010

They give nobel prize we give suicide prize

October 9, 2010

Robert Edwards of Britain won the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine for the development of in-vitro fertilization, a ground-breaking process that has helped many couples over the last two decades have children.

While Edwards was working towards his dream – creating the world’s first in vitro fertilized or test tube baby – a physician in India was working on the same subject but the odds were piled heavily against him.

Bengali doctor Subhash Mukhopadhyay was two months late in announcing the birth of Durga or Kanupriya Agarwal – India’s first test tube baby created by him on October 3, 1978.

The only evidence of his work was a report he had prepared for the West Bengal government facing an enquiry. He was questioned by a government committee several times and his work was discredited as “bogus”.

Here is a more detailed story about one of important  achievement of Jyoti Basu and CPM other then destroying the  Kolkata


Land of Articulate Mediocres

October 3, 2010

Recently, I started watching a strange trend in India.  The people who are very vocal in media and are touted as an expert are very often ideologically biased person with very low integrity.  The situation seems to be same in almost same in all mode of life. One reason I can see is that very often Indian have very short memory span and if you keep on talking on something , after sometime people will accept you as a thinker.   Pathetic example of such verbal diarrhoea includes Pankaj Mishra and Arundhati Roy.   Today saw an article from Pankaj Mishra, who is self proclaimed expert on Indian poor, in Nytimes.

Well-to-do Indians fear that Hindu nationalists emboldened by the verdict on Ayodhya might scare off foreign investors. But it was Hindu nationalists who, coming to power in 1998 through successive bloody anti-Muslim campaigns, followed policies that expedited the country’s grossly uneven economic development and entrenched corporate special interests in India’s politics.

More fatefully, the Hindu nationalists exploded nuclear bombs underground and threatened Pakistan with all-out war, creating a legacy of hard-line nationalism — which the Indian military in Kashmir and successive governments in Delhi have embraced.

Somebody should tell this idiot that economic libralization was a good thing and was started not by BJP. As far as this issue is concerned their is a continuity in thinking of BJP and Congress. This is a very good thing , which I can understand that joker economists like him graduating from JNU   fail to comprehand.  Again they have no respect for public demand and think that Pokhran was bad thing imposed by a few.

Winner India loser rootless media

October 1, 2010

What I can see  after the judgement on Ram Janambhoomi  is that people on street are happy and relieved but people sitting in TV rooms, media and so called thinkers are very sad.   For them  going back in time means stopping at 1992 and may be 1949. What a conveninent stopping point!