Friday, April 07, 2006

Judas:Image makeover

The Gospel of Judas now disclosed by National Geographic will become an important part of Christian literature.Apparently a product of Gnostic philosophy,a la the Gospel of Mary Magdalene--a trigger for the Da Vinci Code-- ,it rehabilitates Judas.A traitor is converted into the most faithful.Gnostics are said to have possessed a secret knowledge of how people could escape the clutches of their material bodies and return to their spiritual origin."The codex is a Genuine work of ancient Christian apocryphal literature" is an interesting quote found in the NYTimes.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Flight Safety

Last year,a domestic flight landed in Tambaram instead of Chennai.It was piloted by a Russian who mistook "right" for "left" in the directions given by ground-staff while landing.

Recently,an Air Deccan flight from Coimbatore to Bangalore landed on grass overshooting the runway.The pilot was a Nigerian.

A couple of days back,the maiden flight Air Deccan flight from Chennai to Tuticorin had a Columbian pilot in command.

Are we not escalating the flight risk?