Monthly Archives: June 2012

Radiation leaks news in the last one year

When news like Fukushima hits, people start thinking of nuclear radiation leaks. Then, mistakenly, they imagine that risk from radiation is a very rare thing. While accidents on such a scale are rare, radiation leaks in themselves are not. For one, every running nuclear plant is already venting “acceptable amounts” of radiation into the environment… Read More »

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Sania Mirza kicks a lot of butts

Superb open letter from Sania Mirza. A must read. Particularly enjoyed the way she asserts her experience and its devaluation in being dangled some kind of pacifying trophy. A disturbing insight into how we deal with women of achievement. ========================================= I feel absolutely thrilled and emotionally overwhelmed to have qualified to represent India at the… Read More »

On Tarun Sehrawat’s death

It had rung fifty kinds of alarms in my head when I first read the story without even knowing what would follow that Tarun Sehrawat drank what was clearly bad water straight without boiling or disinfecting it in any way. I have certainly done my share of putting my mouth directly to a stream and… Read More »

Those torturous women

I get a lot of these myths about women. Astonishing, because women aren’t yet so rare that people can’t simply look around them and find out truths. Here goes. Women are stupid at tech Now this comes as a surprise to me, because most men I know are beyond stupid at tech stuff too. In… Read More »