Sunday, September 21, 2008

dont mess with children

Again an e-mail xtract...
The teacher said it was physically impossible
for a whale to swallow a human because even
though it was a very large mammal its throat
was very small.

Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale
could not swallow a human; it was physically

The little girl said, "When I get to heaven I
will ask Jonah".

The teacher asked, "What if Jonah went to

The little girl replied, "Then you ask him".

2� A Kindergarten teacher was observing her
classroom of children while they were drawing.
She would occasionally walk around to see
each child's work.

As she got to one little girl who was working
diligently, she asked what the drawing was.

The girl replied, "I'm drawing God."

The teacher paused and said, "But no one
knows what God looks like."

Without missing a beat, or looking up from
her drawing, the girl: replied, "They will in a

3� A Sunday school teacher was discussing
the Ten Commandments with her five and six
year olds.

After explaining the commandment to "honor"
thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, "Is
there a commandment that teaches us how to
treat our brothers and sisters?"

Without missing a beat one little boy (the
oldest of a family) answered, "Thou shall not

4� One day a little girl was sitting and
watching her mother do the dishes at the
kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her
mother had several strands of white hair
sticking out in contrast on her brunette head.

She looked at her mother and inquisitively
asked, "Why are some of your hairs white,

Her mother replied, "Well, every time that
you do something wrong and make me cry or
unhappy, one of my hairs turns white."

The little girl thought about this revelation
for a while and then said, "Momma, how come
ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"

5� The children had all been photographed,
and the teacher was trying to persuade them
each to buy a copy of the group picture.

"Just think how nice it will be to look at it
when you are all grown up and say, 'There's
Jennifer, she's a lawyer,' or 'That's
Michael, He's a doctor.'

A small voice at the back of the room rang
out, "And there's the teacher, she's dead."

6� A teacher was giving a lesson on the
circulation of the blood. Trying to make the
matter clearer, she said, "Now, class, if I
stood on my head, the blood, as you know,
would run into it, and I would turn red in the

"Yes," the class said.

"Then why is it that while I am standing
upright in the ordinary position the blood
doesn't run into my feet?"

A little fellow shouted,

"Cause your feet ain't empty."

7� The children were lined up in the cafeteria
of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At
the head of the table was a large pile of
apples. The nun made a note, and posted on
the apple tray:

"Take only ONE. God is watching."

Moving further along the lunch line, at the
other end of the table was a large pile of
chocolate chip cookies.

A child had written a note, "Take all you
want. God is watching the apples.

Nuclear tests... images

These are the few images that ican get from emails.. click on the images


Click on the img below to view the quotes clearly. This is one of my fav wallpapers which i deleted accidentally long back, today i got it as an attachment in an e-mail...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Indian nuclear deal.... healthy??

This is a hot topic on the media thesedays. Out of what i understand the following are the significant points.

  1. US would be supplying Uranium to us till its wish or all commercial reactors are under its surveillance & not being used for weapon research
  2. The Singhbhum district (Bihar), West Khasi hills (Meghalaya), the Bhima Basin area (Gulbarga district of Karnataka), and the Yellapur- Peddagattu area of Nalgonda district (Andhra Pradesh)has good amount of uranium reserves to feed the reactors
  3. All 17 working civilian nuclear reactors have been operating at less than 40% of their rated capacity(as said by S K Jain, managing director of the Nuclear Power Corporation)
  4. So it means that we donot have enough tech to get the required raw material to feed the industry. Note: that US will not supply critical tech during its support.
  5. Now we cannot proceed on weapons during this support.
  6. So, is it worth to substitute the national security (though we are stable now) for nuclear prog?
Other points:
  1. US cannot use its nuclear technology for itself as no state is ready to take the nuclear wastes.
  2. So it seems like what its going to get with this deal??? I think media and political parties should see this side.

Nuclear plants details:
Location Unit Namea Capacity
(net MWe) b
Utilityc Typed Reactor Suppliere Percent Completef Expected / Actual Date of Operation
Kaiga 1 202NP PHWR NPCIL 7511/1998 1999
Kaiga 2 202NP PHWR NPCIL 7511/1998 2000
Kakrapar 1 202NP PHWR DAE/NPCIL 100
Kakrapar 2 202NP PHWR DAEC/NPCIL 100
Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu Kalpakkam 1 155NP PHWR DAE 100
Kalpakkam 2 155NP PHWR DAE 100
Rajasthan 1 90NP PHWR AECL 100
Rajasthan 2 187NP PHWR AECL/DAE 100
Rajasthan 3 202NP PHWR NPCIL 7011/1998 2000
Rajasthan 4 202NP PHWR NPCIL 7005/1999 2000
Rajasthan 5 450NP PWHR -- 020072008
Rajasthan 6 450NP PWHR -- 020082009
Tamil Nadu
Kudankulam 1 1,000 NP PWR -- 020062008
Kadunkulam 2 1,000 NP PWR -- 020082010
Uttar Pradesh
Narora 1 202NP PHWR DAE/NPCIL 100
Narora 2 202NP PHWR DAE/NPCIL 100
Tarapur 1 150NP BWR GE 100
Tarapur 2 150NP BWR GE 100
Tarapur 3 450NP PHWR NPCIL 1008/2003 2004
Tarapur 4 450NP PHWR NPCIL 205/2004 2006

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
- Thomas H. Huxley