One of the disadvantages of running a large government is that ministers often have to spend time playing Whac-A-Mole. Life is especially hard for people like the Hon. Minister T.R.Baalu when he has too many moles to Whack. He had just finished whacking the Archaeological Survey of India on the head and now another mole has popped up. This time it is the Hyderabad-based National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) that comes under the Department of Space which has said that Ram Setu may be a man made structure.
The revelations in the book, with a foreword by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman G. Madhavan Nair, are in contrast to what the government has been maintaining so far that the setu is formed by giant tombolos – bars of sand connecting an island with another island of the mainland. It also contradicts the findings of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which says there is no “historic or scientific” evidence of the existence of Lord Ram or Ram Setu.[Ram Setu ‘man-made’, says government publication]
The book says the bridge is about 1,750,000 years and may be made-made. Considering the fact that modern humans originated in the African savanna around 200,000 years back only, it would be interesting to hear the NRSA theory of human evolution.