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March 04, 2006

I'm starting to like this Bush chap

His trip to India certainly has gotten my attention! A much needed partnership formed between the worlds largest and the worlds richest domocracies. I hope the nuclear deal comes through for the sake of India's energy needs and Global warming. Its a pleasant surprise.
Bush is also now not opposed to the Iran-Pakistan-India Gas pipeline! a $6 bn project which will definetely improve ties between India and Pakistan, something that the two countries desparately need.
This is definetely the recognition India deserves, for being one of the most stable democracies in the world and one of the very very few fast developing countries using democracy as a political model.
I'm happy with Bush, for once he has done more right than wrong… certainly is the way forward.

March 03, 2006

Anyone at the union know maths?

Just got an email from Brian saying that we are fully going to support the AUT on the strike action. Personally I completely agree, professors in UK are heavily underpaid for the amount of work they do and they must be recognized. What I dont get is how the union is thinking about this issue.
The problem with all the officers is that they want to be loved by everyone. I can understand that they want university professors to get better pay but then where is the money going to come from? Its certainly not going to fall off trees (although that might help). I realize that the professors were promised an increase in fees, and rightly so. But I don't know how the union is opposed to top-up fees and yet wants professors to get a higher pay at the same time? Obviously someone somewhere making these decisions needs to take a crash course in mathematics.

March 02, 2006

India and the US – Its about bloody time!

India and US have finally signed a highly contreversial yet in my opinion (I know I'm Indian and all that) a deal which is historic. India IS the world's largest democracy and it has always always annoyed me that the US did not consider it important enough in its international agenda. I think this deal highlights the coming of age of India in the global field. One would have thought that the US would want to have great relations with the world's bigest democracy that is quite stable.

The deal itself is contreversial because it gives India complete access to the civilian nuclear technology possessed by US. India like Pakistan and Israel has not yet signed the Non-proliferation treaty and does indeed possess a nuclear arsenal. Now what everyone has a problem with is how can US deny Iran nuclear technology while encouraging research in India? I think the answer is simple – India is much much more responsible with nuclear technology than Iran or Pakistan. In fact Pakistan has actually illegally sold nuclear technology to a lot of countries, but India did actually recognize the sensitivity of the information. I am in no way anti-Pakistani just stating the facts.

I believe the deal must be honored by the US congress as India is a responsible DEMOCRACY with humungous energy needs. If the deal fails, India will have to rely on Coal and with the amount of energy required it will do no good to the environment.

This is the first time I feel positively about Bush…...although its bound not to last long.

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