Future of energy
Apropos of Brahma Chellaney’s article
(September 10), the future of energy and climate security lies in energy extraction. In a few decades, nuclear energy will lead the world out of the fossil fuel age. The opposition to Indo-US nuclear deal seems to be less on technical than on political grounds. Chellaney’s comment that few Indians know their country today generates more wind power than nuclear power was avoidable. Few Indians know about the constraints under which the entire nuclear fuel cycle works in our country.
This refers to the editorial Clear the smoke (September 6). The postponement of the verdict in the Uphaar tragedy case was the last straw that broke the camel’s back. Justice delayed is justice denied. Let the day after Dussehra bring a ray of hope for those affected by the tragedy. Any more procrastination would only end in people losing their confidence in the judicial system.
Vikram Sood in Caught in the middle (September 5) is right in concluding that China is encircling India by reaching out to our neighbours like Pakistan and Myanmar. Now China has offered assistance to Sri Lanka for development of their ports. We hope the UPA government will meet all these evil designs with a strategic power balance game.
Chak de India
The convincing victory at the Asia Cup shows a resurgence of the Indian hockey team, which has been floundering for some time. The matches were won in true team spirit. There should be befitting rewards and sponsorships for the Indian hockey team, which till now has been reserved only for our cricket players. The chak de spirit has moved from reel life to real life.
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