Saturday, December 12, 2009

Climate Change

Even as the leaders of 192 nations are busy debating in Copenhagen right now, billions of people around the world are still not convinced with the argument.
What is surprising is that many people (mostly journalists and non-scientists) have picked up bits of information from skeptics and have used that as their sole base for argument against the facts. The facts that they might not even know about.

I was watching 'dateline' on BBC today and was amused (and shocked) to hear the points put by Janet Daley of the Daily Telegraph. If journalists have such views then so will their readers!

Here are bits of information the skeptics pick up from the media and formulate a case against years of scientific research:

1. Warming is a natural phenomena which has been happening for centuries due to solar activity, and the natural climate cycle: People use this to say, "well hence rise in CO2 levels cannot be due to human actions". --: There is a CO2 cycle in nature and warming does take place due to it and due to solar activity but the exponential rise in temperature over the last 100 yrs is NOT naturally happening. The rise in the CO2 levels and hence warming has been proved by extensive research spanning over 30 years involving many countries. Also, there is not a single scientific paper which refutes global warming due to human activities.

2. There has been noticed a slight drop in temperature in this decade: A decade of level or slightly lower temperatures is only a temporary dip to be expected as a result of natural, short-term variations in the enormously complex climate system. Ten years is peanuts compared to hundred million years old climate cycle.

3. Forcing countries to make cuts in emissions will stop development and progress: At what cost? These people forget the enormous environmental cost 100 times or more than the entire world economy! We might be able to continue with the emissions for a few years and then when the climate will play havoc it will all collapse.
And how will it stop progress? All we trying to do is replace an existing bunch of inefficient fossil-fuel based technology with a more green, non-pollution, healthy and renewable one. It can only take the world forward.

4. The spokesperson of USA said at Copenhagen that rich countries cannot pay for this because they didn't know that CO2 emission would cause global warming until recently.: This is not true as the data and proof was available in the early 1970s, or even earlier. It has been suppressed by lobbyists and greedy companies and have pressured scientist for years to modify their data. Even during the 1st IPCC report we heard voices of scientists expressing concern how politicians and oil companies were hounding them to tone down their findings.

4. The scale is too great, it cannot be done, it cannot be enforced: Wrong, the technology exists to save our lives, it can be done and enforced it people realise that the very survival of the future generation (in fact the current generation) depends on it. People should listen to the "meek" but hardworking scientists all over the world rather that their showy television know-it-alls who are funded by the polluting firms.

I encourage you to go look at data provided by NASA, IPCC etc and other websites and read scientific papers (or at least articles written by credible scientists) and look at the pictures of receding ice-covers and glaciers over the last few decades then form your opinions.

Here are some more graphs for your reference:

Friday, August 21, 2009


My head hurts because my work involves 10 hrs of computer staring and my eyes are burning. Oww, I am not really sure if this physical distress is brought on by work or the unimaginably noxious air outside. There is a vile haze seen from the satellite images hanging over India and China. I already have enough ailments to write a novel (Horror obviously) about. God, I think I have aged 5 years after a year of working. Everyone in the IT sector is so damn unhealthy....
I am exhausted after climbing up two to three storeys. :(

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Dynamic Pendulum >>

Time. No, not the coaching institute...though i did join it last year for CAT. Gave most of its exams and finally decided not to sit for it. I thought it would be better if I gave it after gaining more work-ex. And as you know I will start my preparations for it tomorrow. "Which tomorrow?" is a good question which I will answer, you guessed it--tomorrow.

So coming back to Time, I just have this super-weird feeling is running faster every 10 years. I clearly remember till 1997 life moved like a lot like me when I get up at 11 am and hunt for my glasses. Slow, unsteady, drowsy and drooly . Then from '97, it hurried like it wanted to race me till my school bus. From 2007-- a whoooooooshhh, accelerating rapidly, just couldn’t focus >>

I remember a few earmarked pages in my history.
"telling myself only one year left before I sit for my 12th board exams"
To a friend: "2 years left for college to end, and we have so much to do!"
"I won't survive the first year of work", then surviving and celebrating it!

Seems strange and unreal, especially when you read all those silly sentimental forwards your friends send you about and suddenly realise they are true!

Is God tweaking some “constants” in his lab?
Help me out here if you feel the same. And oh, the speed of time please?

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Ever felt like me?

Ten thousand heavy metal machines rotating at a million revolutions per second. Crashing into each in a billionth of a second and breaking into smithereens. Huge chunks flying off at odd angles, twisting and spinning as they go against the heavy polluted air, dragging their rough edges against it.
The noise is so loud that I can’t see! It has shut off everything. It’s happening so fast; it’s happening right now--now which you can’t really think about because it’s already over. Time has its hair pulled till its strings start disintegrating. The structure, the sense, the meaning of everything has begun collapsing. It is not an end, it is not a beginning. It is never. The second has taken its claim over the minute, hour and year. The present has come to dominate. The time’s up.

I can't sleep when I feel this way. There is a mental image of all this which is same and extemeley heavy. I can feel its weight on my nerves.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Stop Climate Change. Now.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

How to have your soup and drink it too

Greetings fellow sibling-irritators!

Here is an example of why it's ok to let your bro/sis hate you:

This incident dates back a good 10 years--
Time: around 4 pm when kids get post-lunch hunger attacks
Location: At a friend's place
People: 4 (Me n my bro(V), my friend and her bro(A))

We were completely famished and my friend and I decided to make ready-made soup as there was nothing else in the house.

T: "Oh sh**, we have overcooked this thing"
F: "Well done, now it's reduced to half!"
T: "Damn, now we would have share more with V & A, :( boo hoo "
F: "I think not, if they truely are our dear brothers ;) "

T to V & A: "Hey, will you guys like to have chicken soup?"
V & A unanimously: "Yes, yes!"
F with A laughing in the background: "Great, but you know what, WE have made it"

V & A with dissapointed/suspicious faces: "no ways..."

F & T: "OK!!!!"

Friday, May 8, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

There is a time for everything

Saw 'The Butterfly Effect' yesterday. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
But be warned, it's not for the faint-hearted. See the uncensored director's cut, that's the one to watch if you want to fully appreciate it. I have never seen a better disturbing-yet-so-freakin'-awesome movie before! It's even better than Donnie Darko!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

No Sir, you may not go to the toilet

I had done countless silly things in college, well who hasn’t? But I doubt if anyone’s antics were even mildly amusing/insane or what-the-hell-was-that as mine.

To start off, a series of unfortunate in incidents that occurred to a sweet old professor of mine due to my, err, randomness..

I was a major figure in my college, chiefly due to my anti-bunking tendencies which made many fellow classmates suffer. I delighted in capturing the front seat, but unlike other first-benchers I behaved like a backbencher. I gossiped right under the professor’s nose and got countless warnings. It was only during his class that I used to unintentionally forget to switch off my cell phone. And again purely unintentionally, I just found his classes to coincide with my nap-hours.
My "awake" hours were occupied by running around to organize a movie club for college at that time. So one day I urgently needed his signature for the club to get permission for some activity. I was searching for him for an hour and found him walking really fast towards the hall (at the end of which was El Dorado).
I: "Sir please sign this for blah blah..."
He, in his sweet voice: "Baccha, I have to urgently use the toilet"

Beyond that is a ten-thousand words tome of self-disbelief to be written in 45 languages and hard bound in leather.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009


Ever since I saw him play the semi-final at Roland Garros in '05 and beat Fedrer.
It was astonishing to see someone with pure adrenaline, beat Fedrer. He has this amazing determination, this do-or-die spirit that simply takes my breath away! It is this attitude which enables him to hit returns which most (make that 99.99999%) of the players think impossible.

I never doubted him. After winning the Wimbledon last year, he has quieted his harshest critics. He is the most spirited sportsman and person EVER!

Love you Rafa, may you win the first Australian Open title for Spain.

Monday, January 26, 2009

What is Wrong with Me?

Q. Why was Fungus not gripped by 'Slumdog Millionaire'?

A. She is Heartless
B. She is faking it
C. She doesn't understand poverty
D. It is written

I ain't saying I disliked the film. It was just that I could have left it right in the middle and not missed a thing. It felt like watching DD news.

After coming out of the hall, I found EVERYONE had loved it. :(

SMS your answer to 0420 or dial 999-888-777. If your answer is among the first 50 correct entries, you can win 2 lakh rupees! One rich dude will be selected to meet me on my hit show 'I Want to Marry a Millionaire'.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Seen the VISA Prepaid Ad?

I just love that endearing jig! And if you want to see the ad and read about the story behind it (psst: the guy was sponsored by VISA after his jig became a hit on Youtube)

read + watch :

I can't get enough of him!

To read more about Matt Harding and see all his videos, visit his site:

You can youtube or wiki him!

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Hey y'all, have a fabulous new year yah!