Archive for July, 2009

INS Arihant – India joins an elite club

July 28, 2009Santosh No Comments »

India launched it’s first indigenously built nuclear-powered submarine named ‘INS Arihant’ (destroyer of enemy) this weekend. With this, India joins an elite clubof 5 nations comprising of the US, Russia, France, the UK and China,  which possess capabilities to build nuclear  submarines. INS Arihant has been built under the advanced technology vessels (ATV) programme at a cost […]

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Sonia Sotomayor Grilling

July 19, 2009Santosh 2 Comments »

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has begun a public confirmation hearing for Sonia Sotomayor to take a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, which would make her the court’s first Hispanic justice. Sotomayor was nominated by President Barack Obama. Republican senators began their attacks on Judge Sonia Sotomayor last week. The grilling by the Senate […]

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Konkan Railway (कोकणरेल्वे: काल आज आणि उद्या)

July 11, 2009Santosh No Comments »

** Apologies to those who can’t read Marathi script ** I wrote this back in 1995, thought of posting here. Comments welcome ! कोकणरेल्वे: काल आज आणि उद्या (जून १९९५) कोकणरेल्वे… उंचसखल डोंगराळ भाग आणि फेसाळणार्‍या नद्या यांच्यावर कुरघोडी करुन विज्ञानाच्या मदतीने स्विकारलेली एक भलीदांडगी योजना. आता तर ती बहुतांशी पुर्णही होत आलीय. पण तीच्या स्वागतासाठी […]

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