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Updated: Suggestions to Aam Aadmi Party for a more self-reliant India

Here are a list of ideas I can think of to make India more self-reliant even in today’s world of mega imports and consumer mentality. India may not have a lot of money (at least among the masses) or enough jobs for all to earn, but one huge resource India has that we don’t use […]

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Democracy

Dianuke: Latest Pictures from Koodankulam: Women on Hunger Strike, Villagers Under Constant fear

The following post was originally published on dianuke.org The site seems suspended under questionable circumstances. The message is being republished here in solidarity of the struggle and with a view to the time sensitive nature of the appeal for help. =============================== With the Idinthakarai-based anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) protestors gearing-up for their ultimate agitation […]

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What we pay attention to, grows. Or not.

My friend Haresh Raichura wrote an interesting post on the power of attention to magnify things. You can read it here: New Laws of Science about Which We Are Not Ready Even To Listen Apart from it being a subject of my interest, it mixed several concepts to come up with ideas that were worth […]

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Quit Nuclear Power – Part 2: Optimizing use of existing electricity production

The Central Electricity Authority issues an annual report describing the electricity situation of the country. The latest available information is the monthly power supply report for February 2012, which says our total Peak (MW) requirement was 128,680MW, availability was 113,086MW, so we had a shortfall of 15,594MW or 12.1%. Our Energy (MU) requirement was 861,591, […]

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Kalpakkam: Madras Atomic Power Plant
Democracy

Get out of the dark ages – Quit Nuclear Power – Part 1: The Cost

Is it time for India to Quit Nuclear Power? Once, US stunned the world with the power of nuclear bombs. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed, and a messy war abruptly ended. Then, atomic energy could also be used for peaceful purposes! India was a newborn country with little more than a reputation for crippling poverty […]

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