Saturday, July 30, 2011

AIDS - Possible cure

AIDS - Possible Cure

“The most complex problems can sometimes have the simplest of answers!!”

When faced with biggest of challenges, human beings generally make the mistake of overlooking the simplest of solutions as the problem towers their intelligence with its’ monstrocity. AIDS happens to be one such monster. The fear of the disease makes the biggest of medical geniuses sweat and not without a reason. Nearly three decades on but still no cure in sight!

But is it possible that the entire scientific and medical community has missed a very simple solution in its’ panic driven breakneck speed to find its’ cure? Possibly yes!

Let me introduce a new concept in the medical community’s fight against the deadly disease, which could perhaps be its’ immediate solution. However, there’s nothing new about this concept.

 “Apheresis” a medical procedure in which the blood of a donor or patient is passed through an apparatus that separates out one particular constituent and returns the remainder to the circulation.

This is a process used in “Bone Marrow transplantion” and is often referred to as “Peripheral Stem Cell Tranplantation”.

 “Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation” a process in which the donor's blood is withdrawn through a sterile needle in one arm and passed through a machine that removes white blood cells. The red blood cells are returned to the donor.

Now let us return to the problem of AIDS. How does HIV virus attack human immunity?

 “HIV” infects vital cells in the human immune system such as helper T-cells (specifically CD4 T cells), macrophages, and dendritic cells.

All these cells are forms of white blood cells, the same that are removed from a donor’s blood using “Apheresis”.

Well, let us just take this process of “Apheresis” to its’ extreme. What if an AIDS patient’s blood was treated by this process and completely rid of white blood cells? It is a very complex procedure that I am referring to here but let us not forget, the patient I am talkig about, that person has no other hope anyway.

So what am I suggesting?

 Possible cure of AIDS: Let me put it step by step:

1. Move the patient to a contamination free environment so that he doesn’t contact any chance infection during the entire proscess.

2. Get a donor ready for white blood cell donation.

3. Remove the white blood cells from the patient’s blood completely using the process of “Apheresis”. This will remove all the virus already present inside the white blood cells.

4. Medicate the patient to rid his blood of the virus roaming free in his blood stream. Continue this treatment until his dendritic cells in peripheral body tissues have perished to release all the virus or most of it while still maintaining the patient in the high protection environment.

5. Once the process is complete, give the patient white blood cells collected from a donor.

6. Maintain the patient in the safe environment until his immunity becomes strong.

Now this technique might just completely cure AIDS in a patient. Or else it will definitely lengthen the patient’s life span than what the patient might be expecting before this treatment.

However, this is just a hypothetical solution. More research is needed.

And remember, “Protection is the only prevention and prevention is the only cure!!”

Always be safe!!

Article written by: Amanpreet Singh Rai

Friday, July 15, 2011

End Of The World

End of the World

"On brighter side, we just might not have to kill each other in the name of religion or race!!"

I saw the "End of the World" yesterday!!

And yes, it all might happen much before 21st December, 2012!!

How beautiful does the Moon look, especially when it's up in the day..

How scary the same Moon will look if it grew bigger and bigger and keeps growing bigger..

How beautiful will the Moon look enclosed in a thin bubble made of water..

How beautiful will a big crystal clear bubble of water, almost 10% the size of Moon and leaving Moon, away from it and away from us, sideways, look during the day..

How scary will the big water drops, the size of half the contents of a tea cup feel on our faces..

The “End of the World” might just happen much before 21st December, 2012 when..

The Sun is on one side and the Moon on our farther..

All the Earth’s siblings haven’t aligned in a chain, rather the ones’ behind our Sun are at an advantage!!

The “End of the World” might just happen..

=> Possible Scientific explanation for this phenomenon

Now we all know how if we throw a stone, the more force we put behind it, the faster it travels and farther it falls. We also know how the height from which it was thrown will also alter the distance it will travel as also the angle at which it was thrown, with 45o being the optimum.

Satellites (man-made or natural) are just like a stone, being thrown at a 0o angel (Tangentially to a hypothetical circle around the Earth) from a specific height (Orbital radius) at a velocity (Orbital velocity) is such a way that they are trying to fall back on Earth all the time, it’s just that their velocities are so much that they keep falling beyond the horizon. In other words they keep falling exactly the same distance away from the Earth as their Orbital radius. This happens because, if Earth is round, so is their orbit and both are concentric.

Now depending upon whether their velocity increases, decreases or stays constant, the satellites can either fall further and hence gain distance from the Earth or even escape the Mother Earth’s gravity and be lost to space, or they can fall closer (that is come into an Orbit closer to the Earth or fall on the Earth) or stay in the same orbit. The velocity of man-made satellites can be altered using their onboard engines to achieve the desired results but what about Moon.

Moon has been orbiting around the Earth for ages, for epochs, forever. Its’ orbital velocity must have stayed constant all the time or nearly so. There is no natural means to alter its’ orbital velocity that we know. However if by some reason, like planetary alignment for instance, Moon is pulled enough in the opposite direction than its’ displacement, it’s orbital velocity will decrease and as mentioned above, it will start falling towards the Earth. What happens then?

Well, as any other outer space object entering Earth’s atmosphere, if Moon were to fall on Earth, it will experience the atmospheric resistance which normally burns away most of the meteors and all of the meteorites. However some considerations and effects will be different.

Firstly, we all know that a meteor the size of 1.5 mile radius can not only hit the Mother Earth but also wipe out our despicable existence. Compare this scenario to the size of the Moon.

Second, a meteor entering Earth’s atmosphere will keep gaining speed due to Earth’s gravitational pull and so will Moon, but what about the size of the Moon? The Moon being so massive, might easily slip through the outer thin atmospheric layers, gaining speed, but when it will hit the inner thicker atmospheric layers, it will experience a jerk breaking it’s inertia of motion, thanks to the same friction of atmospheric particles that burn away most of the meteors and all of the meteorites.

Third, like any other rock from space, that is meteors, even Moon is suspected of carrying frozen aqua, i.e. ice, buried deep inside its’ darkest craters on the poles, safe from the burning rays of our Sun that evaporate all the water on Moon’s other surface, making it escape into space. Plus, water might be, and the evidence suggests it is, attached to minerals present on the Moon’s surface. Much in the same way as many mineral ores we dug out of our Earth contain hydrated forms of the minerals. This water is generally removed from the minerals when the ores are melted during the purification process and escapes in the form of steam.

Now putting all these bits together, when the Moon will enter Earth’s atmosphere, the friction will heat up its’ surface not just melting the ice but also removing water entrapped in minerals. The good thing is (that is, if we look at the positives from the fact that Moon is about to fall on the Earth and kill all of us), the water on the side of Moon facing the impact site will be vaporized and dissipated in Earth’s atmosphere in no time. The bad thing is, there is still water on the back of the Moon. And we are not talking about a bucket or two or a small lake of water, possibly enough to fill an ocean or at least a sea. What happens to this water?

When the Moon will experience the jerk mentioned above, due to inertia, this water will rush around its’ surface and fall of the horizon. It cannot run around its’ surface as Moon’s gravitational pull is not strong enough to hold its’ water on to its’ surface and Earth’s pull is strong enough to rob it off in entirety.

This water, depending upon Moon’s topography, will have a big chunk of it falling off one side, and this chunk might be huge enough to fill an ocean or a sea. This chunk will bundle together like a crystal clear water bubble (Ok, maybe not so crystal clear but still very much like a water bubble), thanks to the surface tension of water and will move sideways, appearing to be moving away from both the Moon and the Earth. However, this water will only be travelling in a parabolic path around the Earth as the atmospheric friction will resist its’ downward fall. It will ultimately hit the ground, majority of it, without getting evaporated, simply because it will be such a huge mass. And wherever this mass will fall, the area will be flooded and any existence above that entire Continent will be wiped out.

The remaining mass of water falling of the edges of the Moon, not any less in meanness as it is still a big chunk, will be pushed inwards and below the Moon and into the temporary lacuna created in the atmospheric layer by a bouncing moon, appearing from the Earth as if a bubble of water has enclosed the Moon. This water will beat the Moon in the race for Earth’s surface as it will be splintered around into tinier masses, tiny compared to moon but still bulkier than most meteors. A lot of this water will get burnt even before it hits the Earth’s surface but most of it will survive the journey and will be split into many small drops of water (small only in a comparative analysis but otherwise as big as at least the contents of a tea cup) by the lowest layer of the atmosphere. This water may destroy the crops but spare our homes for they await the final blow of destiny.

The moment Moon will hit the Earth, the impact will destroy everything around it instantly by the tremors it will cause, and then the shock waves created by the impact will flatten anything that can exist along the ground. The dust that will rise from this impact, it is debatable how much of it will be washed down by the large amount of water dissipated in the Earth’s atmosphere when that water will come down as instant flooding rains but if that doesn’t happen then the suspended dust will block the Sun rays for decades or perhaps centuries, freezing everything on the Earth’s surface.

However, the direct effects of Moon’s fall haven’t finished yet. The shock wave of the impact will create tidal waves of enormous height that will wipe out anything above the ground that was spared from the shock waves and tremors of the direct impact. And GOD save us, was the Moon to fall in the Sea, even Mount Everest might find itself taking a complete dip in water. Nothing will be left un-submerged.

After the impact, the next question is, will the Moon stay on Earth forever or at least till the end, or will it bounce off and back into the space and some orbit around the Earth?

If the Moon bounces off, doesn’t matter whether it bounces of the surface or ocean, the damage would still have been done that none of us will be around to measure, and the impact might wobble the Earth for a brief while and affect its’ orbit around the sun as well as its’ spin. But what if the Moon stays? How will the Earth spin after that? Is it possible that the impact and subsequent shape imbalance resulting from a massive piece of rock lying on its’ surface enough to spin the Earth away from the Sun, changing its’ climate or in towards the Sun to its’ possible impending doom, or at the least a hotter Earth? Maybe the Moon is not that massive to cause all the last mentioned scenarios but which one amongst us will be around to judge?

=> So who will be safe:

None of us! Or maybe a few of us!

The President of the US along with a few select businessmen as they can afford it, some of the best brains and artists on this Earth for their societal value and a handful of individuals related to these might be taken on board a space shuttle to survive the direct impact before they return back to take stock of things and plan there from.

None of the Indian politicians who are selling the interests of their own motherland for money not even their kids will be able to use and which will rot in the Swiss banks just like their bankers will rot in their homes, none of them will even get a US visa when they will need it.

The Aussie politicians don’t need a visa to go to the US but I am sure they will be given the wrong boarding time.

Prince Williams and Kate make a beautiful couple and let us just stop there for the moment.

What about the rest of us? Well, who cares?

What about yours truly?

Well, I am living for my love, my life, my only thing precious, my Angel. Wherever she will be, I will be there. If she is on board, I will beg, steal or whatever to get on board, and if she is left behind (which in all probability she will be) then I will stay with her till the end. And mind you, I do have some tricks still up my sleeves. The story of this world was written by the people of this world, it’s just that no one has realized it so far.


Honestly though, if given a choice, I would rather send my parents on board and make sure she is left behind to perish with me.

Yeah!! Die Bitch!!

And I’ll die with you!!

Take care till then,

Amanpreet Singh Rai

(Fatal Urge Carefree Kiss)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Early Marriage

Early Marriage

“This write up is India specific!!”

Who doesn’t know the story of the 15 year old girl from England who gave birth to a child and her parents had the audacity to try and milk that situation by claiming it was from her relationship with a 13 year old boy? But then there are other cases where girls younger in age than 14 have become pregnant and given birth. But the question is, is such a scenario possible in India?

The answer is, “Not any time in the near future.”

In India if a 14 year old girl becomes pregnant (we are taking the pregnancy to be without a marriage and out of a fling) most likely she and the boy responsible will be killed either by the relatives of the girl or by the community. If that doesn’t happen then the only other thing that happens in such cases is the termination of pregnancy, even if illegally. There will be no parents in India who would do or try to do what the parents of the girl mentioned in the first paragraph did. India is a very orthodox society.

The neighbours will definitely come to know of what happenend with the girl and will always talk about it in hushed voices and behind the back but none of them will ever bad mouth about the girl to anyone. Pre-martial sex is considered immoral in India and the girls in such situation are subjected to social scorn by those who know of the event. However, as long as the girl is not getting married to someone who is related to a person who knows the girl’s history, they will never talk about her past to anyone. In fact if someone contacts them to check out the girl’s background, they will only have the nicest of things to say about her. “Kanya Dan” or marriage of the girl child is considered an auspicious act and the duty of community. Everybody tries their best to make sure every man who lives in a community, his daughter gets married happily.

Now how does this discussion relate to the topic that I am writing about? Before I answer this question let me answer another question first.

What is the difference between an “Early Marriage” and a “Child Marriage”? While “Child Marriage” involves the marrying off or betrothel of kids below the age of pubery, “Early Marriage” means the marrying of individuals who are atleast the legal age to give consent for sex. “Child Marriage” is wrong simply because the children involved neither know the meaning of what is happening nor do they have any say in that. On the other hand, “Early Marriage” is just like a regular “Arranged Marriage” which happens for the majority of Indians, the only difference being that it is solemnised when the individuals are still very young and hence cannot be considered free to make their choice.

Now let me link the case of “Early Marriage” to the present topic, but before I say a single word let me mention that the legal age of consent for sex in India is 16 years (Except Manipur where it is 14) without marriage and 15 years (13 in Manipur) if the boy and girl are married, whereas the legal age to get married is 18 for girls and 21 for boys.

Considering the rapid rate at which the Indian society is getting modernised and its’ age old system of joint families is disappearing, a big chunk of society is extremely worried about the dilution of cultural values and degradation of morality in society. Girls hooking up with boys and the two genders induldging in pre-martial sexual activity is considered not just bad by the society but the offenders can even be killed in some parts of India. This is where the concept of “Early Marriage” comes in, not as a societal dictat but rather a solution.

Western society is different from Asian cultures in general and Indian society in particular in the fact that while in Western Culture the assence of life is freedom, in Asia and India the stress is always on discipline. While pre-martial sex, un-wed mothers and underage sex might have got the social acceptance in the West, India is still ages different from such a society. And I don’t consider it to be a bad thing.

I consider my ancestors to be very intelligent people who knew the importance of sex and the power of sex drive. That is why they invented the idea of “Early Marriage” so that young boys and girls can get what they want and keep their minds clear and society clean and morally uplifted. Infidelity and promiscuity were not a problem and the relationship between the two sexes was a socially respected bond of matrimony.

How and when the things degenrated and the social brilliance of “Early Marriage” degenerated into the evil called “Child Marriage” is difficult to answer for me as I don’t have access to historical facts. But the solution became a problem. And problems only need to be solved. That is exactly what was done and the marriage age was set to the high figures mentioned above.

That the decision was influenced by the modern and forward oriented societies of the West is a humble acceptance of the facts. But that unfortunately was a shortsighted approach considering the Indian settings. Every thing that happens and works for the Western society will not work in Indian settings by default. Our ancestors were not idiots who created certain customs over centuries and then refined them. What they did worked well for the Indian settings and peace was maintained in the society.

In most western societies boys and girls over the age of 16 are free to have sex with each other without the need of getting married, girls aged 14 can become un-wed mothers and still be accepted by their families, and people can live in with partners for decades and raise two kids before they think of finally getting wedded officially. But does any of that work in Indian society?

“Early Marriage” is the alternative approach. If a 16 year old girl and 16 year old boy can consent for sex in India then their parents should be given the right to find a suitable match for them and get them married. That will make their relationship socially acceptable and there won’t be feelings of unease and insecurity in the society vis a vis the moral and cultural degradation. Besides it will keep the heads of young boys and girls in place. Moreover, they are going to have an arranged marriage most likely anyways. Legallising “Early Marriage” will mean more options will become available in the matrimonial market and the chances of boys and girls finding a better match will improve.

Besides who says the dropping of marriage age to 16 will mean everybody will get married at an early age? How many get married at the age of 18 and 21 now? People who are intelligent and advanced enough they will still marry their kids at a later age. It will only make legal the well meaning acts of those who want their kids to get married early. They will have better choice for their beloved kids and let us not forget, their intention to marry their kids early is not to get rid of their duty but only the protection of Indian culture.

Everything is not bad about Indian society and was not bad about the cultural and social norms established by our ancestors. If somethings had gone wrong the need was to rectify and redesign it, not remove it.

Take care,

Amanpreet Singh Rai

(Fatal Urge Carefree Kiss)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Time Travel

Time Travel

“Time is the fictitious character of Science!!”

I am sure the headline is enough to give you an idea as to what I am going to say about the eternal human dream, “Time Travelling!”

Before my sense and sensibility is questioned let me assure you, I will not only explain why I called “Time” a fictitious character, I will also explain why “Time Travel” is impossible, how “Time Mapping” (A new term being introduced by yours truly) is possible but only theoretically, why “Time Mapping” is practically impossible, and lastly, the possible usage of E=MC2 equation.

 Time – A fictitious character:

Myth: Time is the fourth dimension!!

One word reply: Bull Hit (Ok! It’s two words but it’s a Bull’s hit!)

“Time is the only scientific commodity which has no physical existence, rather it is a very intelligent creation of human brain to catalouge the occurance of other noticeable/measurable phenomenon.”

I am sure the above statement will cause not just a ripple but a rupture, a vortex, in scientific circles, but it is the only truth.

We can physically measure distances and they always remain the same. We can measure weights, velocities and many other physical properties. But then so can we measure time. What’s the difference?

The measurement of time is nothing but a mapping of duration of the occurrence of other phenomenon. While the distance between my house and my friend’s house will remain constant, the speed that I drive to his house is measurable, the duration it takes will vary whenever I visit him.

This measurement of duration initially started as a demarcation between one set of day and night from another, then developed collaterally into division into number of time Earth goes around the sun or moon goes around the Earth, and also the number of divisions possible for each day and night, in other words, division into hours, followed by minutes and subsequently seconds. But is it the time which is actually changing?


Humans just started logging their activities using a fictitious character so as to easily recall them. The cataloguing or recal was measured in the number of days or fortnights ago, this many number of sand clock turns, etc.

In other words, it is not time which we measure changing but rather the duration for an event like day or night.

Time is just a fictitious character used to calibrate other physically noticeable changes. Time as such does not exist.

“Time is the creation of human brain.”

Earlier seconds were measured as 1/86400 times the duration of a day. Today a second is measured as the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the caesium-133 atom.

What is natural or authentic about that? Why not use a Hydrogen atom, Carbon Atom, Uranium atom or some other element? And how do we know this measure is the correct measure of something that exists in nature (If we consider Time to really exist for this question)? After all, every other measure of time, be it minute, hour, day, or year, it is derived from this measure, or can be derived from this measure!

I can create a new system for measuring the noticeable physical changes like day or night, movement or growth. I can start a new calendar declaring today as the first day of first century and then start cataloguing history and recording future according to that calendar. And if the whole world was to accept my standards, we will have new standards of measurement for a non-existent commodity that was created solely to measure other phenomenon.

“So how can we travel to another end or point of a commodity that simply doesn’t exist?”

We can travel to and from one place and come back, we can measure lengths, breadths and heights from any end and any point, then measure them the other way. In both these examples and any other example we take we are measuring something physically existent. But time is only a measure of commodities not even related to its’ own existence. It is a relative figure that depends upon the happening or non-happening of other phenomenon.

That is why “Time Travel” is not possible.

 Time Mapping:

However what is possible is (only theoretically) “Time Mapping”.

So what is “Time Mapping”?

Time mapping is nothing but a recording of past events in the form of picture frames that can be used either individually as pictures or run in frames as an old world movie reel.

“Time Mapping” is simply a new name for what is already known in scientific community, especially the ones working on “Time Travel”.

It is a well known fact that human eye and photographic cameras picture images because everything reflects light, in fact different colors of light differently. These reflected radiations in the form of photons of light, are absorbed by the chemicals inside the cells of retina or chemicals upon the photographic film or plate and the image is observed or recorded.

Also well known is the fact that light photons travel at a particular speed, the Speed of Light, which is the same for all radiations constituting light. The amount of distance any radiation (or light) travels at this speed in one year is called “A Light Year”.

Scientific community has always known that if somehow we built a vehicle that could fly faster than this speed of light, we can travel far away from earth and capture the images of incidents that happened before the current time on earth, that is, in past, simply because the light reflected by all the objects and their interactions, will still be recordable as it travels freely in space and away from Earth. Such imagery will however also require very fine image recording techniques as we all know the resolution power of our beloved telescopes.

This is what could be technically referred to as “Time Snapping” but for the real “Time Mapping”, that is recording the action as it happened, we will need a space craft that can travel at near impossible speeds as we will have to fly it around in a spiral route, either outwards or inwards. Outwards will be for recording the incident in reverse as the light reflected by events earlier would have travelled farther away from the Earth, and inwards for recording the event in its’ chronological succession as the light reflected subsequently will still be coming away from earth. We can fly the space craft in a circular motion as well, rather than a spiral, which would alter the speed requirements but we still will have to travel around quick to capture those 30 frames, if 30 frames per second is what we are aiming for. Remember, Earth revolves in a circular motion which completes in 24 hours. If we stay put at one point we will miss capturing the next bit of action for an event as the Earth had changed its’ position during that time and the next set of reflections was at a different angle.

Now consider if we were to record what happened only one year ago. What do you reckon will be the distance travelled by the light in that time? The same will be the radius of the circular path whose circumference our craft will be flying along.

I am sure you get the scientific zest of what I just stated.

And this is where the great man Einstein’s world famous E=MC2 comes into play.

 E=MC2 What it means and what it is missing?

This equation is not meant to open any gateways into time travel but is rather a precursor for the calculation of Mechanical energy (Kinetic + Potential ‘cause let us not forget the influence of gravitational forces in surroundings). The mechanical energy that I am refering to over here is the energy required to propel our space craft once it is into it’s “Time Mapping” orbit so that it could take images of the past event.

The equation is missing the distance the craft will be positioned away from the Earth and the constant that will determine the increase or decrease in its’ orbit radius, depending upon whether it is in a circular path, outward spiral, or inward spiral.

It might be missing some more components but that is for the rest of the experts in the world to figure out for themselves. I am busy with other world affairs right now.

 Difficulties in “Time Mapping”:

Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten what I told you that I would explain. So here are the reasons why even the humble “Time Mapping” is also practically near impossible.

1. The farther we travel from Earth, more the number of interfering objects blocking radiation.

2. Since every object absorbs radiations, those leaving Earth will be absorbed by those lying in the way, and who knows, how many have already crossed the way.

3. In real environment there are many other sources of radiation reflections. So technically radiations originating from other sources will mix up with Earthly radiations and make any fruitful imaging impossible. In other words, all we will be able to record is “White light” because that is what results when all radiations are mixed together.

 Evidence that Time is a fictitious character (Hypothetical Variable):

Following are the two examples that will prove my statement:

1. The value of time makes no difference to the physical state of an object. For example, a block of ice may take longer or shorter to melt into water, and vice versa, depending upon how long it takes for the temeperature change to occur. But the change in the value of time will make no difference to the physical or chemical characteristics of the compound H2O (Water) or its’ physical state. It is the temperature which controls these changes.

2. Force (F = mass x acceleration) and Momentum (p = mass x velocity) of an object are calculated using variables acceleration and velocity both of which require the value of time for their determination. But that doesn’t mean it is the characteristic of time which determines any of the four quantities (namely force, momentum, accelaration and velocity). Rather it is the value of force which determines the value of acceleration, in turn affecting the velocity and momentum of the object. If force applied is less, the resulting acceleration and velocity achieved will be less and the time required will be longer, and vice versa. Time is just a variable dependent upon other charactersitics. Both acceleration and velocity require one more character for their determination, that is displacement (or distance covered). But as already mentioned above on this page, the distance always remains the same, it is the time taken to cover it that changes, which is determined by both acceleration and velocity, both of which are products of Force. Offcourse we are at liberty as to how much amount of available distance length do we intend to use for our measurments. The only thing that is variable is the hypothetical character Time.

So let me put it in simple words:

“Don’t waste your time figuring out time!!”

Take care,

Amanpreet Singh Rai

(Fatal Urge Carefree Kiss)