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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 …

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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 …

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United States of India

I think we should rename our country. We have a lot of states, and the government insists we are all united. We are no different from America – both are big, democratic countries and the correct way to describe democratic countries is by explicitly stating all the states in it are united. Just see – …

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Pakistan and Israel

For two countries that hate each other, both have much in common. Both are comparitively young countries. Both seem to be surrounded by enemies on all borders. Both claim to be in existential struggles against enemies either incapable or disinclined to destroy them. Both have some sea and have used it to strike terror against …

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Stop War and Start Tennis

At a time when Indo-Pak anything seems to be depressing under an onslaught of undesirable stuff, “The Indo-Pak Express” as the tennis duo Rohan and Aisam from India and Pakistan respectively come as a refreshing shock as you blink in disbelief at the utterly energizing attitude the two bring to the relationship. Its crisp, refreshing …

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Peddling God

I had never thought that I would criticize aid coming into Pakistani flood victims. When I read about banned organizations offering aid, my first thought was “Great! All help welcome.” I got the reasoning about why they should be banned, though my thinking was that keeping people alive should have been more important. No one …

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