Researched Articles

Administration for New Ci..

Summery: India has to build many cities to meet the pressing need for Urbanization. However to ensure that such cities do not fall prey to the same failures that the earlier cities have succumbed to, it is necessary that clear Municipal Rules are laid out in advance and the Authorities strictly e

The Indian Judicial Syste..

Summary: A good Judicial system, properly implemented, is what keeps the other elements of a Democracy functioning properly and effectively.  Faith is belief and, in human interactions, is trust that truth and Justice will always prevail (Satyameva Jayate!). Faith may at times be a serious matte

Youth & Age - Zeal & Wisd..

Summary: Youth has always exemplified fitness, zeal, emotions and risk taking, while Age exemplifies maturity, wisdom and understanding. The Generation Gap arises from the ignorance of the Youth about the elderly and from the forgetfulness of the elderly of their young days. Highlights:

Water Crisis – the Solu..

Summary: Water crisis of today is a man-made crisis arising from extensive deforestation, inefficient and insistence on growing water-hungry cash crops and other inefficient, wasteful and environmentally polluting Industrial andAgricultural practices. The value of water should be recognized and i

The Sabarimala Temple Cas..

Summary Equal rights and gender discrimination have been made the cause for entry into Temples where custom calls on Women of a certain age to not enter the Temple. No such case is being taken up where in some Temples, Men are not allowed. Temples being centres of a variety of energy fields, deci

THE GRAND IRRIGATION AND ..

Summary: India is blessed with generous water availability, but only during the short monsoon period, and as much of this water goes waste, our Country suffers intensely under a recurring annual cycle of floods and drought which costs the Country dearly both by way of damage to crops and property

The Ayodhya Case..

Summery: The Ayodhya Ram mandir case is a long pending issue due to the inability of those concerned to understand the importance of Faith, Justice and what is a simple property dispute and to take an equitable decision thereon. Politics has given it  undue importance and led to procrastination by

Smaller States - How Smal..

Summary: The demand for the division of existing large States into Smaller States has long been pending. Some States such as Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Telangana have been carved out, though in the case of Telangana it was against the will of the State Legislature. Decisions on the division of S

Rama Nahar - Thailand Can..

Summary: The increasing maritime trade passing through the restrictive and piracy ridden Malacca Straits calls for a better and safer alternative passage. A proper ‘Panama Canal’ type canal constructed across the peninsular region of Thailand, named ‘RAMANAHAR’ would greatly benefit all t

PRICING AND TAXATION POLI..

Pricing and Taxation Policy - For Fuels and Other Enablers & Auctioning of National Resources. Summary: Pricing of Public Resources for sale or lease to Private Parties should be vide a proper auction process that protects the interests of the Public. Taxation should be fair, comprehensive a

Parental responsibilities..

Summary Sanatana Dharma recognizes that the Atma of the individual elects go through various life times of baring and experience in its attempts to attain 'Moksha'. The concept of Karma that guides re-incarnation is also recognized and is an intrinsic feature of  Dharmic Life. Highlights:

Money and Financial Boom ..

Money and Financial Boom and Bust Cycles - an inevitable outcome? Summary In ancient times, the concept of Money allowed for a steady loss of value in accordance with Nature’s laws? Overtime as the Money transactions become safer or more secure and the financial systems allow for the concept o

Job Creation & Labour Reg..

Summery: In the old days, wealth mostly came from agriculture and the landlords treated the farm workers as serfs. Then came the Industrial Age when he mostly illiterate workers needed the protection of the Unions to avoid exploitation. Under the Communist ideology regulations were passed and Capit

Girl Child - Protecting &..

Summary: A practical and actionable way to greatly improve the condition of the Girl Child of a poor Family. The girl child from a poor family faces the threat of abortion, of death at birth and, if allowed to be, a life of disadvantaged, malnutrition and discriminatory consideration that effects

‘Gays’ Rights - A Sec..

Summary: Human relationships between two persons can be sexual or civil unions. Historically what was recognized as a Marriage was a commitment between a man and a woman made in a religious ceremony. However, today unions between two people of the same sex also need to be recognized as a Civil Un

Temples & Earth’s Energ..

SUMMARY All life on earth is sensitive  to some level or the other to the energy fields that are present across it. The fields are especially strong when the field line cross to form nodes. The energies at such nodes have some specific effects on all living creatures and those consciously aware

Foreign Born Citizens -Th..

Summary: Citizenship can be acquired as a birthright or as a legal/ naturalized right. A born citizen is assumed to have a certain attitude, loyalty and commitment to the country. A naturalized legal citizen may or may not have a similar attitude or share equal loyalty and commitment to the adopt

“Fair or Dark & the Mea..

Summary: Admiration for fair or dark complexion may not be a measure of beauty but the cultural and historic measure of economic status. Attractiveness is subjective and the admiration for the exotic or unusual may be only superficial land only for a while. Beauty as all know is more than skin de

DREAM BUDGET- Version - 2..

Summary A Dream Budget should not only be an exercise in Accounting, it should be a Policy statement about how to bring about general prosperity for All. Populism and Protectionism should be minimum and based on rational appreciation of the long term prosperity expected therefrom. History teac

Counterfeit Currency and ..

Summary: Counterfeit Currency debases the value of the lawful currency, increases inflation and acts against economic progress. Counterfeiting Currency and circulating it is a crime and, if done in a Country by another Country, is an act of War. Demonetization of all high value currency and encou

Ayushman Bharat - Make it..

Summary: Health Care for All is the ideal to aim for and that can be assured only vide a comprehensive National insurance scheme with proper guidelines to determine and lay down the costs of medicines and procedures and of additional facilities demanded. (See-“Health Care for All”). The Ayush

Armed Forces Special Powe..

Summary: The Armed Forces Special Protection Act (AFSPA) comes into effect only for the period and, where the Government has declared the area as disturbed and beyond the control of the administration and the police, when action is needed to keep the country together and failure is not an option.

Achhe Din – Myth or Rea..

Summary ‘Achhe Din’ or Good times, is a concept that is very subjective and varies time to time. An understanding of how we tend to perceive them and an ability to recognize and enjoy what they bring is essential to our happiness and contentment. Highlights: “Achhe Din” or Good Days -

Manthan- not Tug of War, ..

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 Policies – Makin..

Summery: 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 voluntarily

Wealth,Market Economics a..

Summary: Wealth was always seen as representing such tangible resources as given by nature or those grown or domesticated or extracted. Obviously such wealth was limited and sharing of such wealth was always a ‘zero-sum’ game, in which if one got more, the other got proportionately less, as s

Religious Cultures and Dh..

Summary: Ignorance may be bliss, but little knowledge is definitely dangerous. What is even worse is little knowledge of what you think you know and ignorance of what you oppose. An understanding of the Golden Rule and a willingness to learn to live in harmony with those you see as ‘others’ i

Personal Choices – Mak..

Summary Personal choices are many each day, some seemingly trivial, others serious and which require a conscious decision to make, all of which have corresponding consequences. We need to understand how to discriminate between them and how to ensure that we make the right and appropriate choice e

Understanding, Varna, Cas..

Summary: Availability of resources dictates location of settlements and their growth. Water is an essential for all life on the planet and is the most important resource. Geography and the climate determine how water is available at various locations and this dictates how life organizes itself an

Equity in TAXATION & Comm..

 Summary: Taxation, to the extent of enabling the Government to provide essential services is inevitable, but it should not be too burdensome on the real wealth creators. To be equitable its burden must fall on ALL proportionately. The Indian Income Tax (I.T.) regime is a spider-web of compli

Lands / Rights - Acquisit..

Summary: Development at many times calls for acquisition of Property, curtailment of some Rights, of the people affected. It cannot be anyone’s rational argument that we deny development or leave resources unexploited. We should only seek to do so with equitable compensation to those affected a

Electoral Reforms and Ele..

Summary: A Democracy is only as effective as its electoral system.     Our present electoral system suffers from many short-comings that, given the will of the people and support of the Election Commission and the Judiciary, canbe corrected easily. We need a system that se

DEMOCRACY - Effective, Ac..

Summary: Democracy is a method of Government of the ‘People’ for ‘All the People’. Not a dictatorship of the ‘Majority’ non appeasement of any Minority, but with an understanding of the interests of All. However as any such system cannot really be designed for all times, a good syste

Minority – What is it?..

Summary: Too many people seek to receive special consideration by claiming to be from a disadvantaged minority and hence worthy of such consideration. It hence becomes necessary for us to understand who really is from such a disadvantaged minority and how to define such minority, before we talk o

"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 dise

Burkha and the Ability to..

Summary: Civilization developed because of the ability to communicate with each other. Anything that prevents proper communication must be done away with. Also any religious tenets or calls for modesty must be seen in the context of the culture as it varies from time to time and place to place.

"Equality for All or All ..

Summary: The concepts of being ‘Equal’ and of being treated with ‘Equality’ are different and not understanding the difference between them leads to a great sense of deprivation and unhappiness. Equality is a matter of opportunity and consideration and should rightly be insisted upon

Languages - Make Us Stran..

Summary: Language is for communication, both Nationally and Globally and, enough importance must be given to the Mother tongue / Local language and also to develop our ancient language Sanskrit. Especially today as the world is recognizing the importance of Sanskrit and is seeking to learn it.

"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 – Selection..

Summery: Qualified, competent, industrious Bureaucrats with high integrity and loyalty to the Nation and an attitude of ‘Service before Self’ are essential for a Government to function properly. They must be selected from those who have proved themselves so for some years in Service and also

‘Fair or Dark & the Mea..

“Being happy in your skin that's what it's all about.” - Koo Stark “There is no beauty without strangeness.” - Karl Lagerfeld “We ascribe beauty to that which… is the mean of many extremes.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson “Mechanisms of natural selection and genetic drift have le

"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 ..

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 to raise Funds & Revenues due to inability to sell or lease Land within u

"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..

Summary: A practical and actionable way to remove Poverty. Eradication of extreme poverty is a goal to which everyone subscribes, however no effective action has been taken these many decades after attaining Independence. Organized labour unions in the Government and Public sector have taken c

"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

"Public & Soldiers - How ..

Highlights: A soldier then and now - Human Rights in War - Trust the training - Need to recognize and value their contribution to the Nation - Not just the costs incurred but also the costs avoided - Military operations are a last resort, when failure is not an option, and hence must be viewed ac

Acknowledgement..

“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. However there are different ways of interpretation and application, arising out of

"Pakistan and J & K - The..

Highlights: Pakistan’s claims & actions - Support to alleged freedom struggle – the real core reason – encouraging proxy war and incursions - the UN resolution - the Indus Water Treaty - and a pragmatic way to put an end to such conflicts Quotations for consideration: Peace is n

Insurgency / Naxalism / T..

Highlights: Counter Insurgency needs a Population centric approach - staying power - “clear and hold” beats “search and destroy” - Provide security to locals to live their lives - fire power is no substitute for patience and ‘boots on ground’. Counter Terrorism, especially when sponso

"Terrorists & The Media"..

Highlights: Bad makes News – Media over simplifies and endlessly repeats itself exaggerating the incident – Terrorists manipulate the Media and use NGO’s to shape the story – Authorities must be as open with the Media as possible and Media must act more responsibly. Quotations for cons

"War & Domestic Conflicts..

Highlights: Understanding the costs of war & conflicts in all their facets - waging war economically - controlling the size of the Military yet keeping it effective - considering costs of development vs. cost of domestic conflicts. Quotations for consideration: “War is not a word, i

Girl Child - Protecting &..

Summary: A practical and actionable way to greatly improve the condition of the Girl Child of a poor Family. The girl child from a poor family faces the threat of abortion, of death at birth and, if allowed to be, a life of disadvantaged, malnutrition and discriminatory consideration that effects

Bank Transaction Tax - Co..

Summary: Taxation is a necessity, it should however be fair and equitably applicable to all. Understanding the difference between increasing percentages and increasing amounts leads to inequity in Income Tax. Income Tax is a system of Double Taxation that really applies to only about ONE percent

"War - Organization, in t..

Highlights: War/conflicts today - organizing the military accordingly - necessity for an Integrated Defence Head Quarters and a Chief of Defence Staff and a National strategy policy. Quotations for consideration: “The organization of the Army is dependent on the answer to the question

"War in the 21st Century"..

Highlights: War/conflicts today - understanding the many new dimensions of - appropriate and prompt response to each such threat. Quotations for consideration: “No one starts a war - or rather, no one in his senses ought to do so without first being clear in his mind what he intends to