Was India’s first nuclear test named Smiling Buddha in response to the US fleet stationed in the Bay of Bengal? Had India not tested the nuke; what would be the result?

//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/ff/Buddha_in_Sarnath_Museum_%28Dhammajak_Mutra%29.jpg/350px-Buddha_in_Sarnath_Museum_%28Dhammajak_Mutra%29.jpg

By Sunil Kumar There are two versions why India’s first nuclear test was called “Smiling Buddha”. Device detonation was on 18 May 1974(Buddha Jayanti) – a festival marking the birth of Siddhartha Gautama aka the Buddha. Also; according to Shekhar …

Posted in Books, History, People | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Great Indian Wog

//i.zemanta.com/310544688_80_80.jpg

By Sunil Kumar For most of my existence; I have been surrounded by the Great Indian Wog. All of us eat curry; including me. Fans of historical trivia may have heard of Macaulay; the Englishman who established universities in India …

Posted in Literature, People | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment