Noble Prize auctioned…

Well! Well! Well! Don’t be surprised if tomorrow morning you come to know that Lalu Prasad Yadav, Mayawati, Manishankar
Ayyar or some MLA or most surprisingly YOU get the Noble for Peace. Don’t ask me “What on the earth I am saying” because
Noble Peace Prize is on auction. Recently US President Barack Obama got it, so why can’t you get it?
This is really insane that US president who has barely made 37 weeks in the office and haven’t done any substantial or material
thing other than stating that World needs peace and I am going to work on making the World a Nuclear Free place (This world
will contain every nation other than US). If just declaring things like “I am working on making this world a better place to live”
gets you a Noble prize then why Indian politicians are kept away from receiving Noble for Peace? Our Indian leaders are saying
things like “We won’t initiate attack on Pakistan”, “If an attack comes from Pakistan side we would retaliate”, but not to mention
that when an attack comes from Pakistan side we don’t do anything more than saying “We condemn the attack from Pakistan”.
So doesn’t this stand in line for getting Noble for Peace or any other category?
One question that came in my mind after hearing the news that Barack Obama got the Noble for Peace is, is Noble Peace (or any
other category for that matter) so cheap? I think Noble Prize has lost its credibility. Anyone with influential or monetory power
can get Noble prize. Getting Noble prize has just becoming as simple as getting some Filmfare or some other local prize.
Now considering the fact that Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Ravindranath Tagore and likes of people have received this
Noble Prize in the past, is it commendable that a person like Barack Obama who hasn’t proved anything to the World yet gets a
Noble prize? He is yet to prove his mettle and just saying doesn’t mean he has proved. Saying something is very much easy than
doing it. I guess nobody should be surprised in the future if Pakistan Ex-chief Parvez Musharraf, Osama Bin Laden or any other
terrorist or conman gets a Noble.
I hereby declare that I am not satisfied with the work the Noble Committee has done by giving Peace prize to Barack Obama.
It could have been a fair deal if Obama had proved anything. If he does something positive and proves his statement by making
this world a better place than now, then it’s ok to confer him something dignified thing like Noble.
Noble committee has brought shame to people like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King by conferring this award to Barack Obama.
Because these people have proved themselves over the years and not just over the Weeks.

[picapp src=”5/1/b/0/President_Barack_Obama_7fa0.jpg?adImageId=5022608&imageId=5524714″ width=”372″ height=”594″ /]Well! Well! Well! Don’t be surprised if tomorrow morning you come to know that Lalu Prasad Yadav, Mayawati, Manishankar Ayyar or some MLA or most surprisingly YOU get the Noble for Peace. Don’t ask me “What on the earth I am saying” because Noble Peace Prize is on auction. Recently US President Barack Obama got it, so why can’t you get it?

This is really insane that US president who has barely made 37 weeks in the office and haven’t done any substantial or material thing other than stating that World needs peace and I am going to work on making the World a Nuclear Free place (This world will contain every nation other than US). If just declaring things like “I am working on making this world a better place to live” gets you a Noble prize then why Indian politicians are kept away from receiving Noble for Peace? Our Indian leaders are saying things like “We won’t initiate attack on Pakistan”, “If an attack comes from Pakistan side we would retaliate”, but not to mention that when an attack comes from Pakistan side we don’t do anything more than saying “We condemn the attack from Pakistan”. So doesn’t this stand in line for getting Noble for Peace or any other category?

One question that came in my mind after hearing the news that Barack Obama got the Noble for Peace is, is Noble Peace (or any other category for that matter) so cheap? I think Noble Prize has lost its credibility. Anyone with influential or monetory power can get Noble prize. Getting Noble prize has just becoming as simple as getting some Filmfare or some other local prize.

Now considering the fact that Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Ravindranath Tagore and likes of people have received this Noble Prize in the past, is it commendable that a person like Barack Obama who hasn’t proved anything to the World yet gets a Noble prize? He is yet to prove his mettle and just saying doesn’t mean he has proved. Saying something is very much easy than doing it. I guess nobody should be surprised in the future if Pakistan Ex-chief Parvez Musharraf, Osama Bin Laden or any other terrorist or conman gets a Noble.

I hereby declare that I am not satisfied with the work the Noble Committee has done by giving Peace prize to Barack Obama. It could have been a fair deal if Obama had proved anything. If he does something positive and proves his statement by making this world a better place than now, then it’s ok to confer him something dignified thing like Noble. Noble committee has brought shame to people like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and their work by conferring this award to Barack Obama. Because these people have proved themselves over the years and not just over the Weeks.

Just some time after this Noble Prize was announced I went through BBC site and read this comment from Paul Reynolds. I am posting that comment here for you people.


Paul Reynolds
BBC News, London

The award is certainly unexpected and might be regarded as more of an encouragement for intentions than a reward for achievements. After all, the president has been in office for a little over eight months and he might hope to serve eight years. His ambition for a world free of nuclear weapons is one that is easier to declare than to achieve and a climate control agreement has yet to be reached.

Indeed, the citation indicates that it is President Obama’s world view that attracted the Nobel committee – that diplomacy should be founded “on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population”.

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India, Nuclear Power generation, Iran and Unconventional Source of energy…

Just day before yesterday, all the nation paid tribute to our late Indira Gandhi. On the very day I thought what an unusual leader India had in terms of Indira Gandhi. Strong, thinking, aggressive and great decision maker. We have seen so many leaders in that era who were actually willing to do something for India.

On the contrary, see what India today has got. Corrupted politicians, a leader who dances like a puppet in the hands of someone else, always selfish and thoughtless and what not. All the adjectives will fall short to describe them. Today India is merely a toy of USA. It will accept whatever USA has to say.

Indira Gandhi stood against of USA. America asked Indira Gandhi to withdraw the military from Pakistan. But she was so foresighted that she waited till the time she was able to keep the military could wait there. And when she saw some force coming she withdrew the exact moment. This is called strategy.

Our now-a-days leaders just say we will stand strongly against terrorism and we condemn and this and that. But where is the result boss??? Our Foreign relationship is very shabby. Relationships are there just to show butactually it can’t work better.

Indira Gandhi’s party has failed miserably on various fronts. Lets take some example.

123 Agreement. We all know Power or Electricity generation is of utmost important and critical problem in India. So India agreed to Nuclear Power Generation. But is that the only way to generate power??? We have various Unconventional Sources of energy (Even today I can’t figure out why we call it Unconventional Source though its been running before Human came into this world). We can use those sources to generate power. But no, we want westernised product only.

Now looking at 123 agreement from financial point of view, is it like that Nuclear Power Generation requires less finances and money as compared to extracting energy from Unconventional Source of energy??? I don’t think so. But what I feel is rather than wasting money on Nuclear power we can opt for the other alternative I have said above. Because some day or the other, Nuclear Raw Material is going to diminish from this earth. And then what??? Are we going to spend more money on that again in the future???

If you ask me, the obvious answer will be no. So why spend now also and then (in future also) also? Just go for Unconventional Source now only and forget about the future expenditure. Isn’t this feasible and most beneficial solution? But our politicians don’t think like this. Sadly they are dependent on America for fulfillment of energy needs even though India is having plenty of sources. This is very sad, but true.

Similarly, gas and oil are the need of hours. We need them anyway because we can’t generate them here. So we had talk with Iran for gas pipeline through Pakistan. The deal was on the verge of getting completed but somehow it broke and now we are in critical deficit of Gas. So India rather than paying attention to 123 agreement should have paid better attention to Iran Gas pipeline issue. But alas we have failed there also.

Poor Indian politicians are looking for short tern benefits also and nobody is paying attention to long term benefits. Generating power from Uranium is not easy and cheap. For that we will require some arcane machines and instruments which we don’t have. For those we will again have to depend on America. And here comes the shrewdness of America. America now will drain all Dollars from India for providing machines. This is the way they might have wanted this. Dollars reserves will declining like anything is India, and adding to that we signed the deal. America did the same thing to China. They asked China to revise Yuan but China refused outrightly. India also needs such a stubbornness. But we are lacking in it.

America has never been good to India. We have 60 years of Indo-American relationship. We can retrospect and see anytime that America always backed and chose Pakistan over India on various fronts. America never want India to be more powerfull than them. And thus they are trying to downpower India. But India is on the spree of blindly following the USA. So what can Indian people can do???

We can do various things, but just we will have to act on it very seriously.

Think and Act.

Prasad B. Kulkarni

Navi Mumbai