Sunita Williams is back after a long time. She returned to the Earth.
Big K is back after a long time. I’m back to my little blog. :happy:
So, let us congratulate Sunita for her safe landing on Earth. Sunita now holds a record of being the woman to stay for longest time in space. Great job!
Sunita was on Indian television for days & nights. You switch to any new channel on TV and you’d find her. If she wasn’t on TV, you’d find her uncle, aunty, her neighbour’s newphew’s best friend on TV – everyone talking about how Sunita loves ‘Samosas’ and how religious she is.
With the kind of media coverage Sunita got & the kind of interest Indians had, any sane in-duh-vidual like you & me would think that the whole space mission was indeed India’s breakthrough in space travel. At least, you’d think that India is a country full of people who love science & technology.
Hold on! Can anyone of you name the other people who were in space along with Sunita? Was it really our interest in the whole space mission or was it just that we are proud to have a person with an Indian name in space?
After all, I fail to understand why is Sunita so dearer to us than other astronauts. Isn’t she an American with an Indian name? Or, say, what role did we play in putting Sunita in space?
Why don’t we have a NASA here in India?
We adore you, Aye Sunita!
-The Big K-