Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Two Faces and a Lie

In August 2009, a bomb was dropped at the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) headquarter. Dr. K. Santhanam, Ex-Director, Test Site Preparations, DRDO, claimed that the Pokhran-II, the test of explosive nuclear device done in 1998, was not completely successful. The Bharatiya Janata Party, the ruling party under whom the tests were done and who took the credit for it; the Congress Party, present ruling party which signed international treaties which would prohibit India from doing further tests; Dr. Anil Kakodkar, present Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Center; Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, then Chief Project Coordinator of Pokhran-II, Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister and Head of the DRDO; all rushed to clarify that the claims made by Dr. K. Santhanam were false. Note that all of them had vested interest in proving the success of Pokhran-II.

Here are two faces in two different interviews giving two different (contradictory) statements. One of them is lying. But who is lying and who is not? Lets examine the faces to find who is more confident of what he is saying, who is trying to hide lies under the skin. See if you can come to any conclusion.

Dr. Anil Kakodkar saying Pokhran-II was successful

Dr. K. Santhanam saying Pokhran-II wasn't successful
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