Thursday, July 28, 2005

State of Fear

I have just finished reading Michael Crichton’s State of Fear…

It is a fiction with Theory of Climate Change & Global Warming at its base and what I liked about it was that MC tries to go against the traditional theories regarding climate change that it is leading to melting of glaciers or floods or disease or blah blah blah…

Though I still believe that too much human intervention with nature is leading us to some kind of destruction and climate change may be a part of that but this book tries to put the points other way round an that too with ample amount of references of various papers published in journals or data from various government agencies like NASA.

The message ,it wants to deliver is that human beings know very little about the earth and its environment and it is merely impossible for us to predict the changes in climate….or even to say that are these changes for sure and these are results of human interventions only or they are results of some other natural processes.

MC also holds responsible to a PLM (politico-legal-media) factor for the latest hue n cry over the issues of global warming and climate change….stating that at any point of time these factors are always in search of some or other issues(anybody remember fuss over Y2K issue?)

Some excerpts from the book...

“…The data show that one small area called Antarctica Peninsula is melting and calving huge icebergs. That’s what get reported year after year. But the continent as a whole is getting cooler and ice is getting thicker…” (References included)

“…There are one hundred sixty thousand glaciers in the world. About 67000 have been inventoried …….mass balance data extending five years or more for only seventy nine glaciers in the world…so how can you say they are melting or not?....”

“The effect of Kyoto would be to reduce warming by .04 degrees Celsius by Year 2100…”


and at last….I was wondering, about what an in-depth research of the concerned subjects author has done before starting to write a book(Same thing i thought about Dan Brawn for Da Vinci Code.)

Thursday, July 21, 2005

आधी हकीकत, आधा फसाना

Could not write anythng here since many days(months)...Thought of starting at some lighter note...
(u will need Hindi font + Unicode installed to read below properly)

CP की महिमा बडी,सोते देय जगाय ।
ज्ञान भले ही मिले ना मिले, ग्रेड भली मिल जाय ।।

फील्ड वर्क में क्या धरा, घूम फिरें घर आए ।
अच्छी रिपोर्ट लिख डालिये, सब प्रसन्न हो जाए ।।

बेक बेन्चर हम मुए,बैठ वहाँ बतियाएं ।
देख न लें प्रोफेसर जी, उनसे नजर बचाएं ।।

(CP - Class Participation)

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

So there lots been cookin up here, its fine that now Anon. is no more Anon. Thanx for kind gesture of revealing urself.
These blogs (Comments on Amitabh Mausi..) should act as a caution for information providers who induldge in giving (mis)information and also the inf. seekers shud be very cautious from whom they are seeking inf....
BTY it was very heartening to learn that two of our Alumni got married LONG LIVE IIFM CULTURE.......... amen
Wish them best of luck for their married life. Mr. Haddock do tell if they plan to come to IIFM

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Amitabh-Maushi Samvad (aka Sholey)

Here is description of talk between Amitabh and the Mausi of girl in question, when went for marriage proposal for one of IIFMihgts...
Amitabh: Mausi, ladka IIFM me pad raha hai...
Mausi: Hai ram..
Amitabh: Aajkal Bhopal me OT kara raha hai
Mausi:To kya zindagi bhar bhopal me hi rahega ?
Amitabh: Ab C aur D grade layega to Winrock aur Care ki OT to nahi milegi na mausi...
Mausi:To kya C aur D grade bhi lata hai ?
Amitabh: Ab agar calss me sota rahe to A+ to nahin na milta hai mausi..
Mausi:To kya class me sota bhi hai ???
Amitabh: Ab agar time pe Assignment submit na kare to faculty thodi na chup reh sakti hai,Mausi...
Mausi:To kya time pe Assignment bhi nahi submit karta ?
Amitabh: Ab Enginering kar ke aaya hai, MBA course me settle hone me thoda time to lagega hi, Mausi...
Mausi:To kya ladka Electrical engineer hai..
Mausi:Kaunse college se kiya ..
Amitabh: Uska pataa lagte hi hum aapko khabar kar denge..
Amitabh: To kya main rishta pakka samjhun mausi..
Mausi:Bhale hi hamaari ladki kuwaari reh jaye par IIFM waale se katai nahin karegi.......

(Work of one of the anonymous IIFMights)

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Beautiful Uttranchal

I write this as am finishing my OT-I reprots. Last two months have been very busy to th extent that i forgot to call my parents, of course inadequte communication facilities were the main cause, But this should not create a wrong image of god's land yes am talking about Uttranchal where i completed My OT-I. The training has been very rewarding and i enjoyed very much, i experienced and closely saw how people live lavishly and destitutly at the same time........so its been really a gr8 learning. Doing something with giovernment set up has its own benefits and losses. I was lucky to have more benefits than losses and this can be attributed to my reporting officer, who happens to be Director Corbett Tiger Reserve. I chose thi s project because for me this was the best perceivd option at the time of choosing and am glad that i have been good in my selection. The area where I have done my training might not be the field of my 0fficial work later on but I will never forget the love nad affection , repect and attention that i received form the residents of Sari and Mautar..................the place i developed community based tourism plan.

I can never forget the time spent in Corbett Tiger Reserve and the enthralling beauty of gadhwal himalayas.....oh! they would just drown you.................