Sunday, 24 July 2011


I'm reading a book by the Japanese author Masuji Ibuse, Black Rain, about the Hiroshima bombing, and will be reviewing it in a day or two. In the meantime, here's a view of what the actual atomic bombing of the city was like.

I'd particularly like to ask Indians who celebrate our nuclear "deterrent" (which actually hasn't deterred anything so far in the thirteen years of its existence, has it?): Do you still want to risk this kind of thing happening to you? Do you still want to inflict this sort of horror on "enemy" civilians, none of whom has any more to do with his or her government's policies than you have with ours?

Think about it.

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