Researched Articles

A Policy of 'Manthan' and..

Make India Poverty Free and Prosperous A Summary of the many Ideas to resolve Indias problems. Struggle not futilely attempting to unravel the many knots of the ropes of ill-thought, Laws and Bureaucratic red-tape that bind the energy and zeal of our countrymen. Focus on your objective and just -

Public Policy Choices –..

Summary: Right decisions about Public Policies arise from proper understanding of, ‘Right’ from ‘Wrong’ and ‘Good’ from ‘Evil’, and of the concepts of morality, equity, justice and fair play. Don’t allow your personal desires to demand more from others than they are voluntari

"Austerity - Understandin..

Quotations for consideration: “One person’s Austerity may yet be another person’s Ostentatiousness.” - Anon “There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy.” - Chana

"Burkha & the Ability to ..

Quotations for consideration: "... there is a kind of confusion in your looks which you modesties have not craft enough to colour" - William Shakespeare Key Concepts: Humans have evolved a keen sense of perception and recognition of facial expressions which provide greater communicatio

"Equality for All or All ..

‘EQUALITY for ALL’ or are ‘ALL EQUAL’ - Understanding the difference by Maj P. Tuhinikar Choudary (Retd) (Mob: +91 98480 47477) Chairman - Institute for Democratic & Economic Affairz (IDEAz) www.ideaz4india.com Summary: The concepts of being ‘Equal’ and of being treated with

"Gays! Out of the Closet ..

Key Concepts: Same Sex physical relationships may not be perceived as necessary or desirable but they are a fact of Social Life. Society must find ways to allow for such relationships without disturbing the Social fabric. The amended interpretation of article 377, by the Delhi High Court

"Languages - Make Us Stra..

Languages - Make us Strangers in our Own Country! by Maj P. Tuhinikar Choudary (Retd) (Mob: +91 98480 47477) Chairman - Institute for Democratic & Economic Affairz (IDEAz) www.ideaz4india.com  Summary:   Language is for communication, both Nationally and Globally and, enough

"Accidents - Prevention &..

Introduction: Increasing vehicular traffic especially within urban areas, and the resulting congestion of available road space, is leading to an ever increasing number of serious traffic accidents. Homes are also increasingly becoming scenes of accidents due to ever more appliances & chemical d

"Bureaucrats – Selectio..

Bureaucrats - Selection & Development (Also solving the problem of Officer Shortage in the Armed Forces) Highlights: Understanding Bureaucracy - Learn discipline & to take orders before issuing orders - attitude of service before self - contract service period extendable on performanc

"CHINA - Dealing with,"..

Highlights: Territorial claims - border disputes / conflicts and incursions - and pragmatic ways to resolve all such issues Quotations for consideration: “Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.” - Max Lucale . “Peace is not the absence of conflict; it is the ability to

"Urbanization - Planning ..

"Urbanization" by P.T. Choudary, Chairman IDEAz www.ideaz4india.com Key Concepts: Rapid Urbanization of India is an ongoing and inevitable phenomenon. Restricted Land availability in cities requires vertical growth and designated mixed use areas. Urban Cities in India are unable

"Counter Insurgency (COIN..

Highlights: Counter Insurgency needs a long term view - need for Military action to provide security for undertaking the necessary Politico – Economic measures – clear Rules of Engagement and definition of End State – understand the Do’s & Don’ts. Quotations for consideration:

GARIBI HATAO! - A Practic..

GARIBI HATAO! - A Practical and Actionable Way! by Maj P. Tuhinikar Choudary (Retd) (Mob: +91 98480 47477) Chairman - Institute for Democratic & Economic Affairz (IDEAz) www.ideaz4india.com Summary: A practical and actionable way to remove Poverty. Eradication of extreme poverty is a g

"Godhra – The True Stor..

“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.” - Adolf Hitler THE TRUE STORY - Nicole Elfi - (Nicole Elfi left France thirty-four years ago for India, drawn to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. She participated in publication of works related to them and

Foreign Born Citizen – ..

'FOREIGN BORN CITIZENS-Are all Citizens the Same; all the way, or only to a Limit?' by P.T. Choudary, Chairman IDEAz www.ideaz4india.com Quotations for consideration: “The test of good citizenship is loyalty to the Country.” – Bainbridge Colby . “Each one of us, by virtue

Acknowledgement..

"Acknowledgement" by P.T. Choudary, Chairman IDEAz www.ideaz4india.com “Nobody is as smart as everybody.” There is really nothing absolutely new in the world of human interactions and many of the newer ideas too have earlier roots as evidenced by the many quotations in the articles.

"Health Care for ALL"..

Quotations for consideration: "Health is not valued till sickness comes."- Dr. Thomas Fuller . "The belief that all people are equal and that no one should be denied the best of medical services is idealistic, but impractical and leads to ballooning costs. The British National Service

What do Good Health & Goo..

What do Good Health & Good Fitness actually mean and what minimum and convenient regime of diet and exercise to follow to attain to the desired levels of Health & Fitness. The first and most important requirement is that each of us end-up with a body shape and condition that we each c

“Faith, Justice, Law & ..

Quotations for consideration: “For those who have faith, who believe, - No evidence or proof is necessary: For those who don’t - No evidence or proof is sufficient.” – Anon “Now it has become clear to me, that it cannot be wisdom to assert the truth of one faith over another. In o

Major Riots / Terrorist A..

Quotations for consideration: “When faced with a (sudden and unforeseen) challenge, do not rush forward with the ‘Answer’. (Unless the ‘Answer’ is a predetermined response to such a challenge. Otherwise) if at all possible find ways to steal time to allow matters to settle and clarify

Leadership – or the lac..

Leadership – or the lack of it! (eg: Mumbai 26/11 - comments as on 30/11/2008) by Maj P. Tuhinikar Choudary (Retd) (Mob: +91 98480 47477) Chairman - Institute for Democratic & Economic Affairz (IDEAz) www.ideaz4india.com  Summary  The 26/11 terror attack at Mumbai was enabled to grow

SWADESHI - self-sufficien..

SWADESHI – self-sufficiency/protectionist policy - will it lead to prosperity and happiness? by Maj P. Tuhinikar Choudary (Retd) (Mob: +91 98480 47477) Chairman - Institute for Democratic & Economic Affairz (IDEAz) www.ideaz4india.com Summary: Swadeshi is a concept that calls for Prote

"Pricing & Taxation Polic..

Quotations for consideration: “If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street. If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat. If you get too cold, I’ll tax the heat. If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.” – George Harrison… on the attitude of a Tax man. “Governments view of the economy

"Indian Money in Foreign ..

Indian Money in Foreign Banks - Retrieving it by Maj P. Tuhinikar Choudary (Retd) (Mob: +91 98480 47477) Chairman - Institute for Democratic & Economic Affairz (IDEAz) www.ideaz4india.com Summary   Confiscatory and ill-concerned tax regimes have motivated citizens to move their monies

"Disaster -Management & M..

Highlights: Causes of Disasters - Prevention - Management - Mitigation - NDMA - Response to Disasters - Training & Preparation of NDMF - Dealing with Media - Responsibility of NDMF and transition of site to local authorities - Necessary Policies. Quotations for considerations: “The

Ecological Catastrophe ..

Quotations for consideration: “On what principle is it, that when we see nothing but improvement behind us, we are to expect nothing but deterioration before us?” - Thomas Babington Macaulay. “To hold that progress has only been at the cost of environmental degradation, to mor

"Education in the 21st Ce..

Education - in the 21st Century by Maj P. Tuhinikar Choudary (Retd) (Mob: +91 98480 47477) Chairman - Institute for Democratic & Economic Affairz (IDEAz) www.ideaz4india.com Summary: Proper Education is a must to prepare our children for the Future world they would be growing up to live i

"Lands / Rights – Acqui..

Quotation for consideration: “One economic study found that in order to save the 5,000 northern spotted owl from the threat of extinction, by keeping the environment untouched in a particular forest area in the US North West, costed US $466 bn (i.e, $9 mn per owl) in lost economic cost. Couldn

Agricultural Reforms - Kr..

Agricultural Reforms - Krishi Jagruti Scheme  -Own your Farm as a Share Holder by Maj P. Tuhinikar Choudary (Retd) (Mob: +91 98480 47477) Chairman - Institute for Democratic & Economic Affairz (IDEAz) www.ideaz4india.com Summary: A practical and actionable solution to the Agriculture an

"The Grand Irrigation And..

A follow-up to the GARLAND Canal Scheme as originally proposed by Capt. DINSHAW J. DASTUR and the recommendations thereon by Col. P.L.N. CHOUDARY , AVSM in 1977. Objective: “A solution to the problem of drought and flood that affects our Country” Our Country suffers intensely under a re