Friday, June 27, 2014

Right Turn of India

The recent victory of Right forces augurs well for Indian nation. Long under subjugation by foreign forces, the soul of India’s Majority has been suffocating for almost a thousand years now. Whether it is the Europeans or Mughals or even the remnants of colonial forces that were running the country for most of the period since liberation from the British in 1947, the Majority interests, hopes and aspirations have never been given the priority that it deserves. If democracy is indeed the rule by the Majority, of the Majority and for the Majority, it was non existent in India for the past several centuries, except in certain insignificant pockets. In modern terminology India was having an unsustainable form of governance.

The main reason for the subjugation of Majority interests in Indian nation has always been the unorganized nature of its Majority faith viz. Hindu Sanatana Dharma (HSD). Perhaps it is the only faith in human history which has undergone a full cycle of evolution and allows complete freedom for reforms, versions and even revolt. As it stands today, Advaita (Non-Duality) stands out as the most modern faith corroborating well with the challenges posed by the arch rival of all religions ie. Science. But in the social sphere, Advaita supports only individual pursuit of God or Truth as against the organized religions (all advocating Duality) which call for organized and collective bargains to please God and attain entry into heaven. Such forces are bound to win in the race for limited resources by an ever increasing population.

Majority of Indians still adhere to HSD and it is their unorganized will that has been tampered with for so long. The subjugation during foreign rule is understandable. But the systematic sidelining of India’s Majority during the past seven decades based on a wrong interpretation of a single word (Secularism) in Indian constitution is clearly beyond comprehension. The atrocious subjugation has reached its lowest ebb in more ‘literate’ and modern states like Kerala that it is virtually the Minorities that rule. The whole of Indian nation was heading in such a dangerous path when a messiah in the form of Narendra Modi dawned. The fact that he could get a clear mandate with simple majority for the Right forces all alone shows the silent will of the Majority in this ancient nation which sustains the oldest surviving civilization in the whole world. We can only hope that Narendra Modi triumphs in his mission.  

Friday, May 23, 2014

But For Godse

Convincing victory of BJP led by the redoubtable Modi in the 2014 General Elections is a clear watershed in the history of India. The ultimate rise of right wing politics (BJP) and culture (RSS) was a forgone conclusion ever since India’s division on religious lines in 1947. It never made any sense in any Indians’ mind to have one part of their Mother Land divided exclusively for one religious group and the other one for all religious groups again. In that case, what is the necessity of a division in the first place? We could have continued to stay together as always in peace. Division of India was the culmination of a long process of alienation and mistrust between two religious communities. The two divided parts are bound to go under the rule of the two rival forces.

Though it was Gandhiji and Jinnah, supreme leaders of the two rival factions that presided over India’s division, the two never got a chance to rule like Nelson Mandela. They were very easily obliterated by much more ambitious second rung political Chankyans like Nehru and Ali. After liberation from the British, Nehru’s target was World statesmanship and it was this selfish motive that changed the whole scenario. To make matters worse, assassination of Gandhiji by a right wing activist like Godse, provided the much needed opportunity for Nehru to turn the tables in pursuit of his purely selfish pursuit at the cost of a fragile newly born Indian nation. How that destructive run ended in tragedy with the brutal attack by China is now known to all Indians. As many great men had predicted, India would have been much ahead in leading the world from the front into the twenty first century.

But for Godse (BFG), the history of India would have been completely different. Godse’s remote association with the nationalist right wing political forces has delayed its arrival on the national scene by almost 40 years. BFG, India would have come under Jan Sangh or BJP rule latest by 1977, immediately after lifting of Emergency. Nehru’s ambition was purely his own and he might not have envisaged a rule by his dynasty. But the immense damage unleashed by his progeny on an intrinsically democratic and secular Hindu majority nation is far beyond our imagination. It is nothing but shameful for a great nation to learn that almost a quarter of its sons and daughters remain below the poverty line even after almost seven decades of self rule. BFG, the world’s longest surviving civilization would have regained its rightful leadership of the world by now. But it is never too late.     

Friday, April 25, 2014

Greatest Universal Constraint

All problems have solutions but many solutions cannot be implemented due to constraints. Ever wondered which is the greatest constraint that we can think of? The one constraint that makes all problem solving difficult in all walks of life. But for this unique constraint our world would have been a heaven full of complete satisfaction. Is it possible in any way to overcome this constraint? Perhaps not in our real world.
 
So what is that constraint that cannot be overcome in the real world? It is the constraint of maximum percentage. To state it as an axiom, it will be as follows:-
 
“The greatest universal constraint is that maximum percentage is one hundred”
 
Now it is very easy to appreciate the problems created by this simple but formidable constraint. Had it been 200 or 300, we could have solved most of our problems. And imagine a world without a cap on maximum percentage. We could have solved all demands by all sections of society for more and more of their share of the total. There would have no conflicts among nations, societies and even individuals demanding their unlimited share of the limited total. I wish we could live in such a unreal world one day.
 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Majority Belief Cannot be Ridiculed in Any Nation

India’s Hindu Sanatana Dharma (HSD) is perhaps the oldest surviving and the most misunderstood religious ism in the whole universe. It will be quite surprising to note that it is more misunderstood in India where officially 80% of the population is born into the religion. More astonishing will be the fact that it is more misunderstood among the so-called educated Hindus than among their illiterate brothers and sisters in the villages of India. There is only one reason for the sad state of affairs in HSD – the strange phenomenon of secularism as implemented in post-liberated India.

For those who are in the know of things about religions understand that there is only one religious philosophy that has undergone the complete evolution of rational discourse and it is none other than Hindu Sanatana Dharma. The evolutionary process has taken about 5000 years and finally what has won the approval is Advaita – the theory of non-duality. As it stands now, the four principal Mahavakyas of Hindu Sanatana Dharma are:-

• prajñānam brahma - "Brahman is Prajña"(Aitareya Upanishad 3.3 of the Rig Veda)
• ayam ātmā brahma - "I am this Self (Atman) that is Brahman" (Mandukya Upanishad 1.2 of the Atharva Veda)
• tat tvam asi - "Thou art That" (Chandogya Upanishad 6.8.7 of the Sama Veda)
• aham brahmāsmi - "I am Brahman", (Brahadaranyaka Upanishad 1.4.10 of the Yajur Veda)


In short, HSD is the only religious philosophy that advocates the omnipresence of God. This means that God did not create Man in HIS own image but IT is present in everything in this universe. Logically it means that IT can be present in all of us, but definitely in varying degrees at various times. A direct result of this belief is the acceptability of Godmen (and Godwomen) in HSD. Also the belief in evil forces indicating complete absence or negative concentration of divinity.

Semitic religions (Juadaism, Chrinistianity and Islam) are built on Creation Theory, they do not accept the omnipresence of God and hence the divine presence in humans. Followers of Semitic religions cannot be blamed for their lack of understanding about the famed Godmen and Godwomen of HSD. But it is time that the followers of Semitic religions also realised and respected (not accepted) this established belief of the vast majority of India. The occasional presence of a few ordinary mortals in the garb of Godmen and Godwomen do not make all of them imposters. We simply cannot accept and allow the minority disbelievers to ridicule the faith of an overwhelming majority of Indians.

Contemporary Godmen or Avatars or Prophets like Sai Baba, Mata Amritanandamayi, Sri Sri Ravishankar etc etc cannot be denigrated and derided by a few ridiculously miniscule set of our population with foreign beliefs.They should realise that they are only inviting odium on themselves by such acts. 

Friday, February 07, 2014

Great Indian Pari’war’

Indian sub-continent has always been a land of wars and the greatest among them was the Mahabharath war which took place about 5000 years ago. Since then there have been continuous wars going on literally and figuratively in all spheres of Indian life. Indian civilization has progressed to its current level after several setbacks and watermarks thanks to these wars. Wars need not always be destructive; instead some of the wars have resulted in quantum jumps in terms of ideology and development.

India is going to witness yet another great electoral war in 2014. On one side we have the Nehru Pariwar led by the doubtful Rahul Gandhi. And against them, we have the great Indian Sangh Pariwar led by the redoubtable Narendra Modi. Then there is the miniscule and insignificant fringe elements who have always remained marginalized in Indian democracy. Let us see a brief comparison between the Kaurava and Pandava forces of 21st century in India:-

Ideology
Nehru Pariwar
Sangh Pariwar
Political
Rule by Nehru Family
Democracy (Rama Rajya)
Social
Creation of Vote Banks
Uniform Civil Code for all Indians
Economical
Not defined
Integral Humanism
 
Religious
Anti-Hindu and Minority appeasement
Hindu Rashtra with equal rights for all Indians
Basic essential objective
Retain ruling power with Nehru Pariwar at all times
Greatness and glory of Indian nation

 
The sharp contrast between the two forces in the electoral battlefield is crystal clear. But it is not so obvious whether the vast Indian Majority who will decide the fate of Indian nation would think for themselves before voting. Indians are by nature unselfish and careless when it comes to elections. And there are many Indian pseudo-intellectuals who consider it a crime if the Majority comes to power in a democracy. Let us wait and see what the future holds for India.

 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Right Must Rule

Democracy may be the least imperfect form of governance that mankind has discovered so far, but it is utterly useless if it results in the usurpation of power by the Minorities. This is exactly what has happened in the Indian nation as it stands today. The vast Majority is silent due to various cultural, historical and religious reasons and their shameful silence is being conveniently put to use by a deadly combination of organized Minorities, Marxist and Pseudo-Secular forces that has ruled India for 95% of the time since liberation from the British.

In any ideal form of governance, the power must vest in the hands of the Majority. And it is equally important that the rule of law exercised by the Majority recognize & protect the equality of all citizens including those belonging to any form of Minority. The reverse is not only unacceptable but will always tend to create unrest and tension in the society. Imagine the scenario if a Hindu group captures power in a Muslim majority nation or Muslims rule over a Christian majority USA or Shias running the government in a Sunni majority nation. The consequences can be much more far reaching than in a reverse scenario.

Majority in every nation usually make up the Right side of its political spectrum. The bogey of fascism that is used to prevent them from coming to power is fast becoming an outdated technique in electoral politics. The world has changed and the chances of another Hitler or Mussolini capturing power in any democratic country is almost zero. It is only natural that the ruling power in all democratic nations reaches the hands of Right political parties. Only the Right can fulfill the aspirations of its Majority and only the Majority can ensue the well being of the Minority in any nation. Right Must Rule (RMR) must be the motto in all democratic countries and hope it will be so in India too very soon.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Leaders Must Introspect

Yes, leaders must definitely introspect at various stages in their political life. This is highly advisable especially in liberal democracies. Most of the so-called leaders in our democracies come to occupy their positions by shear accident and not because of their in-born qualities, qualifications and hard work. As an example, we can see dozens of such leaders in India who have occupied highly important positions in the power hierarchy merely on the basis of loyalty to high command, family connections and thick skin. There is no harm when they hold party positions, but when they come to power they are affecting the lives of millions of ordinary people in the country.

Leaders in democracies must understand the qualities required to be in power. First of all they should have the innate qualities of leading from the front. Then they should be service minded and willing to do hard work to attain the knowledge for governing others. And most importantly they should be highly articulate in explaining their stand and opinions to others. Those who have failed in maintaining order within his or her own family cannot maintain the law & order in a country of millions. The same holds good for all other aspects of governance. How can someone who has failed in basic studies determine the fate of millions of youth? And how can someone who is shy to face the media have the capability to pilot the massive juggernaut of governance by persuasion?

It is good that many educated individuals are coming into politics in liberal democracies like India. But it is equally important that they introspect often in their political career, especially when they are thrust into key positions of governance by shear luck. They should ask the following questions. Do I have the capacity, knowledge and capabilities to handle this portfolio which is affecting the lives of millions or billions of my countrymen? Should I stick onto this position because there is no one else claiming the post? Am I doing justice to my country and myself by controlling the destiny of our nation? I am sure most of those in power in liberal democracies like India will have to quit if they are truthful to themselves. Democracy can become the best form of governance if and only if such introspections by its leaders are made mandatory.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Salvaging Mother India

Even the most optimistic of Indians have started asking the question “Is it possible to salvage Mother India?” Despite the fact that it is the oldest continuing civilization in the whole world, India remains home to more than 25% of the world’s poor. It has one of the most corrupt ruling systems in the whole world. It has immense material wealth and highest caliber human resources in the entire world. Yet a substantial section of its population does not have access to good food, clothing and shelter. Children are under nourished. It produces much more food than what its people require, yet a good number of its citizens still go to bed without food. It has unlimited employment potential; yet is forced to have one of the largest overseas populations in almost slavery conditions abroad.

Earlier we used to blame the foreign rule for all our problems. India was under foreign rule for almost ten centuries, first imposed by Genghis Khan and then by the British. But for almost a century now, we are ruling ourselves. In almost all aspects of life, we are fully self sufficient and we need no external help whatsoever. Yet we are struggling in almost all facets of life. If we cannot guarantee the basic minimum of food, shelter, clothing, health, education and employment to all our citizens, what is the point in claiming to be the world’s greatest democracy? We have chosen a ruling system by the people, for the people and of the people. But more than half our people are always unhappy.

Who is to blame for all these? Now we can only blame ourselves for all our problems. We have opted for democratic rule, but we continue to elect corrupt and inefficient people to rule us. Merit does not come into our minds when we cast our votes. We get carried away by the surname, wealth, religion, caste and colour of the candidates. Those who have proven their merit at lower levels of government never get elected to state and national levels. Anti-national and unpatriotic leaders are repeatedly elected to power for irrelevant and undefined reasons like secularism. Indian ethos has always been secular and it will always remain so. There is no need for any political party to proclaim that they are more secular than others.

India is becoming the world’s youngest nation within a few more years. And very soon we are getting one more opportunity to cast our votes to elect our rulers. If we can cast aside the unwanted bogeys of secularism and communalism, and vote for meritorious candidates we can make a marked beginning in turning the tide. It is possible to bring in a paradigm shift in Mother India within one decade if we can make a beginning now. Vote only for those who can govern the nation and have proven track record. If we waste our votes again, the question of salvaging Mother India will continue to haunt us forever.

Monday, August 05, 2013

One World, One Currency

Once there was a great saint in Kerala who said “One caste, One religion and One God for all Humans”. He knew perfectly well that it is not possible in this highly divisive world of ours. Yet he said it and set it as a goal for all of us. Such great sayings from great visionaries exist at all times, similar to the directive principles in our great constitution. But it is saddening to note that the biggest human organization in the world viz. United Nations Organisation (UNO), is not setting such goals and proclaiming it consistently to set people thinking about it.

“One world, One currency” must be foremost among such noble goals of UNO. It will not only revolutionalize the world economy but also force the so-called leaders to perform. Right now there is no common platform to compare the performance of different nations and the cunning leaders get away by changing the goal posts. The recent redefinition of poverty level in India is one such cruel and cunning exercise of non-performing assets or over-performing liabilities that run the world’s largest democracy. Imagine if USA, Japan, India, Brazil, Saudi and Uganda have the same currency, namely Unos. In this age of absolutely equality at the basic level, we should consider all grown up individuals earning less than 100 Unos a month as below the poverty level, irrespective of his or her purchasing power at any part of the world.

Having a common currency the world over will definitely change the world forever and bring down the level of violence that is rising due to the increasing income disparity. All  humans are essentially equal and UNO must be aiming for the basic equality (with fundamental rights to food, clothing, shelter, education and health) irrespective of the race, religion or nationality. A common world currency Unos will go a long way in the path to achieving the basic essential equality among homo sapiens which none of the ideologies or religions could achieve so far.   

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Wi-Fi World

Freedom for all and free flow of information have always been the bête noire of dictators and undemocratic rulers worldwide. Inconvenient books used to be banned and people who raise inconvenient questions are always behind bars in a dictatorship. Governments driven by ideology, and not welfare of people, always tend to throttle open debates and exchange of views amongst the intelligentsia to keep people blissfully ignorant. Advent of internet changed all that and more money is now spent by dictatorial regimes to curtail development in technology than in its development. A fully connected and open world is a nightmare for them.

Fast evolution of communication technology is becoming game changer in the field of dissemination of information. A fully connected wire-free world (WFW) is fast becoming a distinct possibility in today's world. And if it can be made uncontainable by a universal law or by technology, the consequences can be far reaching. Google company has already perfected the idea of sending out balloons for providing wi-fi connectivity in remote areas. And if it ever becomes possible to provide wi-fi connectivity through plants and trees, the results can be astonishing.

WFW's distinct advantage is the unbridled availability of the right information to the right individual and the right time. Almost everything in the present world will change in this scenario when decision making will become transparent. Information will get disseminated at lightning speeds to all stakeholders in any situation. Chances of wrong decisions will be drastically reduced. Elected or unelected rulers will have to think twice before taking any decision because everything about its background and intention is already in the public domain. WFW will change the whole world we live in.