LJWorld.com weblogs New Ideas, New Possibilities
August 15, India's celebration of independence - and - fire destroys submarine
Live Indian TV in English - from Mumbia
The following suggests that India has had a major tragedy, just before National Independence Day.
There has been a major explosion of a submarine in Mumbia, possibly also damage to a second. This may have included a cruise missile exploding. India has 9 submarines of this class, and not all are operational.
It is very said that navy people have been killed, and that all the money has been wasted (the submarine was just refurbished in the Soviet Union).
The latest report from the BBC.
But the question is: should the money be used for submarines or for other uses, such as feeding, housing and educating people in India. Why does India have submarines at all?
Twenty four hours of television from India
Live TV from India:
August 15, Independence Day for India
Here is a video about the roots of Bollywood and patriotism, in celebration of India's day of independence.
Wikipedia India's entry, for those of you who don't know much about Indian independence.