The world is at danger due to a few people who do not understand the seriousness of the situation. Nuclear fuel is not child’s play. Taking it so lightly will only result in global horror.
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it. – Clint Eastwood
This quote quite literally explains the story of oil. We live in a world that revolves around oil. from large scale industries to the small cottage industries, oil is the key raw material used. All vehicles including bi-cycles use oil, the extent of their requirements may vary but never the less the requirement still exists. For the past 100 or more years mankind’s dependency on oil has increased to such an extent that citing a small possibility that oil wells of the world may dry out some day is completely discarded as a far fetched idea.
Oil or in general fossil fuels drove the industrial revolution all over the world. The use of oil spiked with the invention of the internal combustion engine used in cars/trucks and many other devices. The search for an alternative source of fuel way always a priority but somehow it never caught on and everyone forgot about the fact that fossil fuels are not renewable sources of energy.
Now we could argue that there are hydrogen cars (Beta versions not sold in the market), electric cars that need to be charged for about 8-13 hrs every 100 km you travel, machines powered by water/sugar/alcohol and what not. But are they good enough? Now of these products are ready for prime time for everyday use. Is it that electricity is a bad alternative to crude oil? Not necessarily.
Change causes chaos. Change is always hated by people until they get used to the change, and when it changes again, the chaos returns. In a world that is so deeply integrated with oil as its fuel, an entire reinvention is required to rethink and re-imagine the world with solar power or hydrogen. Is that possible? Well it isn’t if the change starts soon cause everyday that passes by, we get more dependent on the oil that is getting over as we speak and when its really gone, it would bring the world to chaos again.
Where countries are waging war to take control of oil wells, an alternate source is needed immediately.
Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected. -Robert Frank
Theres one name on every Indian’s mouth these days. Narendra Modi… For good or bad reasons he is discussed about in every house hold and every news channel on quite a regular basis. He is if you can call it the “obama” of India.
A country where education, population and corruption has always been a problem since independence. Where politicans have been making false promises for the past 60 odd years that they would bring the change that the country and society needs to make India a competitive nation and help the poor live a comfortable life, Narendra modi looks like the only feasible option right now. He talks about the bad state of the Army, the bad state of public sector companies, the bad ecnonomic policies and most importantly about making the relations with our neighbours clear.
Generally Indian politicians have been known not to have a spine. They work on the prinicples of Bureaucracy walking a fine line between the good and the bad. The country understands that it needs a person who has a clear understanding about the right and the wrong. A person who is highly patriotic and one who respects people who are highly patriotic too. Ones who don’t like the country can pack their bags and go somewhere else.
What can the people do to assist the change? Use the single most powerful weapon democracy gives us. VOTE. We must excercise our right to vote with utmost reponsibility. The country is ours and we are responsible for its current and future state of affairs.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.