Arun P. Vijaykumar from Kerala may be a devious genius, but a genius nonetheless. Arun had hogged media attention after news broke that NASA relaxed citizenship rules for him because of his dedication and 'patriotism'. However, Deccan Chronicle smelled a rat in Arun's too-good-to-be-true story.
"I am informed that I will be assigned to the study of Geo-intelligence framework for Astro-biological research, a subject that I closely worked during my research proposals," Arun told
Arun, who is gearing up to join MIT in January 2013, has created a blueprint in his mind regarding his area of specialisation in NASA. â€œMy area of research would be around extraterrestrials. In India, we do not have facilities like sample images and high-end sensors to explore more on that. As India has made big strides in space technology, I am sure that in a maximum of eight years, we would achieve the same strength in extraterrestrial research too,â€ he told TNIE.
As imaginary as ET himself, eh?