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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Chandrayaan - launched

That's another stride that India has taken.
Kudos to ISRO family and all of India.
Visit ISRO's website for information and images such as these.(The news channels overdo, with too much added masala, one feels)
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What else was evident during the countdown over the past few days? One could hear professional-sounding amateur news persons talk about 'colonising', 'moon real estate development' and more -
Now for some hilarity:
- A major news channel devoted several bytes to a gentleman who has bought land on the moon as a gift to his family, from a website. Lends credence to the word 'lunatic'.
- The domain name BUYLANDONTHEMOON.COM seems to be available. Any takers?
- Read about the hoax at Museum of hoaxes
- Hope you feel reassured after reading Legal Loopholes Help Man Sell the Moon

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12 Comments:

Blogger RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Bought land on the moon?
From whom? The man in the moon?

Lends credence to the word 'lunatic'. - good one!

22 October, 2008  
Blogger Swarna said...

Raji
Sadly, not from him :)
However, if you are interested, you can buy acre parcels of land on the moon

22 October, 2008  
Blogger Indrani said...

Interesting links!

22 October, 2008  
Blogger Kat said...

Congratulations to everyone involved in this prestigious stride our Country has taken. Former, Present and Future Scientists and all.

While nations are grappling with techniques to 'land on the moon' interesting to note that people have already started buying 'land on the moon'..!!!!

22 October, 2008  
Blogger Swarna said...

Indrani - yes, anyone can print those sale-deeds, come to think of it.
Kat - That's a good pun.

22 October, 2008  
Blogger kallu said...

Land on the moon- are we being greedy? or looking far far ahead?
We have to think of Red Indian Chief Seatle's note to the US govt when he said ' we belong to the land, the land doesn't belong to us "
That's why the White man was able to rob the Red man.

23 October, 2008  
Blogger Swarna said...

Kallu
Greed is evident, yes - nations are also eyeing moon's potential as a source of helium.
'We belong to the land' - what a wonderful thought! Long live the Red men! (always been of the opinion - the Red man is the American - all others are settlers).

23 October, 2008  
Blogger Sayani said...

hmm wondering about the rates of real estate in moon ...coz its quite high in delhi :)

gud one :)

23 October, 2008  
Blogger Swarna said...

Sayani, thanks for visiting
Only Rs 1400/ per acre. Let me know when you receive the sale-deed - we'll celebrate!

23 October, 2008  
Blogger harimohan said...

tks for the post and link
gives every indian a sense of pride
we can buy the universe why stop with the moon

26 October, 2008  
Blogger Swarna said...

Thanks for visiting, Dr Harimohan, and giving expression to your sense of pride.

26 October, 2008  
Anonymous superior said...

You these things, I have read twice, for me, this is a relatively rare phenomenon!
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17 January, 2009  

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