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Author: Vidyut

Bullshit of nuclear proportions

We have been hearing the reassurances. But there are holes. Big, glaring ones. I’m no nuclear scientist, but since I can’t stop this planet and get off, there are a few answers important. When they say radioactivity is low or minimal or can now cause human harm, what numbers exactly are we talking about? Those …

Nuclear Emergency at Fukushima Daichi: Japan Earthquake Tsunami

Japan’s earthquake and tsunami have wreaked devastation across the country, with horrifying images of disaster coming in. The nuclear plants at Fukushima were designed to shut down automatically in the event of an earthquake (a fairly predictable phenomenon in Japan). However, after they were shut down and stopped producing electricity, critical back up generators failed …

What is a nuclear meltdown?

Twitter is ablaze with news of nuclear meltdown being imminent in Japan and some tweets are along the lines of “OMG! the reactors are going to explode! God save the world”. This sounds a little extreme, and I thought I’d share what I found out in extremely non-tech terms for anyone to get an overall …

Catastrophe in Japan – Earthquake, Aftershocks and Tsunamis

A control room has been established in the Embassy of India, Tokyo which can contacted on phone numbers 00813 32622391 to 97. North Japan today was hit by an earthquake of 8.9 magnitude. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan since officials started keeping records in the 1800s. A day before, there had been an earthquake …

Geelani is NOT Gandhi

It is well presented. Two old men, calling for freedom for their respective lands through protests against the occupying powers. Both with names starting with G and ending with I. Both having a big role in the struggle for freedom. It is a big fat lie. It is an insult to India’s Satyagraha movement to …