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Nature’s fury unleashed…all we can do is pray!

If you are in Europe, you cannot miss following the new of the Volcano eruption in Iceland and its impact on air travel due to the massive smoke generated.

Really sad to see thousands of passengers stranded at airports due to a complete freeze of flights, and billions lost in revenues to airlines that are perennially in red.  

Thankfully there is no major impact on life, but it again serves as a timely reminder to us that we are utterly powerless in the face of nature’s fury. Sometimes men can be so full of themselves, but at times like this you realize how completely powerless you are when faced with a force such as this!

Here is wishing all those stranded and affected, a speedy return to home, and a sense of normalcy!

 Do check out the images and videos of the volcanic eruption, there is a sense of raw force in it that is unmistakable:

Cheers!

Vasu

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  1. Thanks for the comments folks.
    It looks like things are getting back to normal. It’s been a series of reminders from nature over the last decade or so (Tsunami in Asia, Hurricanes in U.S, Haiti earthquake etc) that it is far more powerfu,l and furious than we acknowledge.
    In some ways it makes you wonder what all the fuss with global warming is about. I mean, I heard some expert question the wisdom of it all by asking “Do humans believe they are so goddamn powerful that they can heat up the planet?”
    I am not saying no to all the wonderful initiatives we have such as Earth day, and change our lifestyle for the better.
    But to provide a perspective, nobody can do anything if a volcano blows somewhere, or a Tsunami strikes somewhere. All we can do is run for cover!
    This was also a classic case of Butterfly effect in modern times. A volcano blows up in some godforsaken place in Iceland, and the ash spread all across Europe, and causes a freeze on flight travel.
    I was watching these stories on BBC about daily wage workers in Kenya, who package food to be exported to Europe. Because of the flight cancellations, there was an export freeze and some of these women were crying that their livelihood is gone, as they don’t have any food to pack to earn their days pay.
    Who would have thought of all these consequences?

    @Purba: Awesome point! I googled the name and its Eyjafjallajökull. What a ridiculous name! I doubt if any Icelander can pronounce that :)
    Cheers!
    Vaus

    April 22, 2010
  2. I’m just hoping that this whole things draws to a close real soon and normalcy resumes! It’s been way too much of trouble for thousands of people!

    April 22, 2010
  3. Just reiterates the fact that Mankind is helpless against forces of nature.

    A volcano simmers and sputters and the world comes to a halt.

    And the name….can anyone for the life in them pronounce it?

    April 22, 2010
  4. It’s sad and surprising how fury of nature can cause thousands of people to be stranded and adversely affected the world over :(

    Let’s hope everything resolves soon :)

    Cheers!!

    April 22, 2010
  5. Yeah hope so…a lot of stress caused already. I know friends who have been stranded, but thankfully it seems like the worst is over.

    Cheers!
    Vasu

    April 21, 2010
  6. Well, that’s sad. But, it is anticipated that almost 100% of the air traffic will take place in Europe tomorrow! :)

    April 21, 2010
  7. very nice..

    http://aditiart.blogspot.com/

    April 21, 2010
  8. very nice video.
    Best wishes

    http://aditiart.blogspot.com/

    April 21, 2010

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