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US, Pakistan & Afghan: Asymmetric Political and Military Relationships

As a graduate student my term paper for an application of nuclear technology to elucidate mechanisms of chemical reactions – on the secondary isotope effects – earned a grade of A++. There is an asymmetry of 10 to 1 or higher in importance of the primary to secondary isotope effects. In trying to explain new data related to the primary isotope effect my inexperience as a budding scientist was exposed when I tried to link it to the secondary isotope effects. I learned an important lesson from my adviser, who pointed out that the primary isotope effects dominate the secondary isotope effects by a factor of more than 10. Some do and others don’t learn important life lessons through mistakes related to the importance of asymmetric relationships. The blog cites couple … Read entire article »

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American Wars: Remembering the Victims of 9/11

Introduction  Over more than 1,500 years the modus operandi of imperialism in the Christians dominated West has evolved but not in the lands where Islam has spread through extraterritorial expansions. Before Industrial Revolutions both Roman Catholics and Caliphate brand imperialisms in occupied lands were coupled with proselytization. After the industrial revolution, Europeans occupied Americas and Australia, eliminated its Indian and aboriginal populations and inhabited it to spread European settlers. In other parts Europeans imperialism resulted in colonization to extract valuable commodities and exploit human resources. Two examples of Muslim imperialism in recent times were the Ottoman  Empire inMiddle East and Mughal Empire in India. After WWII European colonization ended in most parts of globe. In South Asia in 1947 Pakistan appeared in two parts. In 1971 it disintegrated and was reincarnated into Pakistan … Read entire article »

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We Are a Fat Country

Thou seest I have more flesh than another man, and therefore more frailty.” —William Shakespeare (1564-1616) “There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was much smaller than a Hippopotamus, but we do not on that account value him less.” —Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)   (Swans – October 5, 2009)   I want to begin this essay by tendering my earnest apologies at the outset to all you obese folks who suffer this malady congenitally or due to a pre-existing medical condition, and that is invariably beyond your control. This writing is the on those corpulent folks with little or no self regulation or discipline, who have voluntarily burdened the rest of us with their medical problems that will run … Read entire article »

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A Tale of Literary Inventions — The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

[Author’s note: Thirty-three score years ago, during the long sunset of the late Middle Ages, and in the intervening years before the sunrise on the Renaissance, a corpulent thirty-six-year-old intellectual from Naples sequestered himself in Florence, in muse, during the demonic rampage of the Black Plague, to lay down with his quill what became the foundation of our Western literary culture. If anything, this is just a brief reexamination of his monumental work, and more so, a canonic salute to his timely wit and unfathomable wisdom when it was most needed.]   (Swans – November 2, 2009)   The first time I came to know about the Boccaccio masterpiece was in the mid ’70s, watching the 1970 Pier Paolo Pasolini choppy and eponymous film The Decameron. Then it disappeared into a thicket of memories among … Read entire article »

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NASA’s Kepler Mission Turns Hope Into Reality

This terror, then, this darkness of the mind, Not sunrise with its flaring spokes of light, Nor glittering arrows of morning can disperse, But only Nature’s aspect and her law, Which, teaching us, hath this exordium: Nothing from nothing ever yet was born. —Lucretius (99BC-55BC), Of the Nature of Things “The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.” —Albert Einstein (1879-1955) [Author’s preface: As I see it, “hope,” is not some arbitrary concept, or some bombastic spiritual proclamation from a prophet or a rabbi, who have, over the ages, gleefully hijacked it for the propagation of their ideology. Hope, inexplicably, is embedded in all of the 92 natural elements like: hydrogen, calcium, oxygen, carbon, mercury, sodium, nitrogen, sulfur and others, which are the building blocks of the universe, and life. So, when astrophysicists at JPL-NASA got … Read entire article »

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The Drip Versus The Tsunami

Our passionate drip ignites life, as the amniotic drip trumpets our arrival. In our brow’s drip, ambitions are realized, as the wasteful drip displaces our wealth. The political drips bleed nations dry, while the IV drip presages our exit. “Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.” —Jacques Cousteau (1910-1997) [Author’s note: I will indulge in a moderate amount of prolixity in explicating something that is profoundly indispensable to life, yet terrifying and unfathomable. Of all the elements on earth, water, occupying 70.9% of the surface of the earth, is the quietest, the most abundant, and the most unrelenting, despite its form. Consider this: the Titanic and all its 50,000-plus tons floated in the small Southampton estuary, on not more than an average of 18 feet of water, before … Read entire article »

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Welcome to India Cause – blog site for iVarta!

Welcome to India Cause – blog site for iVarta!

Welcome to India Cause Blog site. This is a new Blog space created for visitors, authors and columnists at iVarta.com. With the introduction this website the columnists and authors at iVarta will not need to wait for our editors for weeks to approve their articles. You can create your post anytime and have as many updates as possible without our interference. Also, there is no limit on the number of articles you post. The posts will be … Read entire article »

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