Public Arena

 

The Indian Judicial System - Comments on

Summary: A good Judicial system, properly implemented, is what keeps the other elements of a Democracy functioning properly and..

 
Money and Financial Boom and Bust Cycles - an inevitable outcome?

Money and Financial Boom and Bust Cycles - an inevitable outcome? Summary In ancient times, the concept of Money allowed for a..

 
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..

 
The Sabarimala Temple Case

Summary Equal rights and gender discrimination have been made the cause for entry into Temples where custom calls on Women of a..

 
Administration for New Cities– eg. Amaravati

Summery: India has to build many cities to meet the pressing need for Urbanization. However to ensure that such cities do not f..

 
Job Creation & Labour Regulation

Summery: In the old days, wealth mostly came from agriculture and the landlords treated the farm workers as serfs. Then came the ..

 
Girl Child - Protecting & Improving her lot while– also encouraging Infrastructure Projects

Summary: A practical and actionable way to greatly improve the condition of the Girl Child of a poor Family. The girl child fro..

 
Temples & Earth’s Energy grids

SUMMARY All life on earth is sensitive  to some level or the other to the energy fields that are present across it. The field..

 
Public Policies – Making them Right! & Reservations.

Summery: Right decisions about Public Policies arise from proper understanding of, ‘Right’ from ‘Wrong’ and ‘Good’ fr..

 
Religious Cultures and Dharmic Culture

Summary: Ignorance may be bliss, but little knowledge is definitely dangerous. What is even worse is little knowledge of what y..

 
Equity in TAXATION & Comments on I.T &G.S.T

 Summary: Taxation, to the extent of enabling the Government to provide essential services is inevitable, but it should not be..

 
"Equality for All or All are Equal"

Summary: The concepts of being ‘Equal’ and of being treated with ‘Equality’ are different and not understanding the di..

 
Understanding, Varna, Caste/Jati & Untouchability

Summary: Availability of resources dictates location of settlements and their growth. Water is an essential for all life on the..

 
"Urbanization - Planning for the Inevitable"

Key Concepts: Rapid Urbanization of India is an ongoing and inevitable phenomenon. Restricted Land availability in cities ..

 
Bank Transaction Tax - Comments on;

Summary: Taxation is a necessity, it should however be fair and equitably applicable to all. Understanding the difference betwe..

 
PRICING AND TAXATION POLICY - FOR FUELS AND OTHER ENABLERS & Auctioning of National Resources.

Pricing and Taxation Policy - For Fuels and Other Enablers & Auctioning of National Resources. Summary: Pricing of Public ..

 
Counterfeit Currency and Black Money - A Practical Response

Summary: Counterfeit Currency debases the value of the lawful currency, increases inflation and acts against economic progress...

 
"Indian Money in Foreign Banks - Retrieving it"

Summary Confiscatory and ill-concerned tax regimes have motivated citizens to move their monies out of India.  We need to now..

 
Agricultural Reforms - Krishi Jagruti Scheme - Own your Farm as a Shareholder

Summary: A practical and actionable solution to the Agriculture and Farmer problem.   Agriculture faces the stre..

 
DEMOCRACY - Effective, Accountable & the Best option

Summary: Democracy is a method of Government of the ‘People’ for ‘All the People’. Not a dictatorship of the ‘Majori..

 
Minority – What is it?

Summary: Too many people seek to receive special consideration by claiming to be from a disadvantaged minority and hence worthy..

 
Leadership – or the lack of it!
(eg: Mumbai 26/11 - comments as on 30/11/2008)

Summary: The 26/11 terror attack at Mumbai was enabled to grow from an incident into a major terror attack due to lack of prepa..

 
Electoral Reforms and Election Funding

Summary: A Democracy is only as effective as its electoral system.     Our present electoral system suffer..

 
Wealth,Market Economics and Entrepreneurship – the Case for,

Summary: Wealth was always seen as representing such tangible resources as given by nature or those grown or domesticated or ex..

 
DREAM BUDGET- Version - 2.0 - The Way Forward

Summary A Dream Budget should not only be an exercise in Accounting, it should be a Policy statement about how to bring about g..

 
THE GRAND IRRIGATION AND POWER SYSTEM – (GIPS)- linking rivers for development

Summary: India is blessed with generous water availability, but only during the short monsoon period, and as much of this water..

 
Languages - Make Us Strangers In Our Own Country?

Summary: Language is for communication, both Nationally and Globally and, enough importance must be given to the Mother tongue ..

 
Smaller States - How Small? - How Many? - Why not BIGGER? (Do we say - JAI - this, or JAI - that, or ONLY - JAI HIND? - THINK!)

Summary: The demand for the division of existing large States into Smaller States has long been pending. Some States such as Jh..

 
RAM SETHU - The Controversy

RAM SETHU - The Controversy Summary Ram Sethu is the alleged land bridge, more a causeway, connecting India to Lanka as said to ..

 
Water Crisis – the Solution

Summary: Water crisis of today is a man-made crisis arising from extensive deforestation, inefficient and insistence on growing..

 
"Stone Pelting - A Perspective"

Highlights: Stone pelting is a common provocation by rioters - Situation is escalated to trigger a hard response - Injuries and..

 
Burkha and the Ability to Communicate

Summary: Civilization developed because of the ability to communicate with each other. Anything that prevents proper communicat..

 
Common / Uniform Civil Code - How to implement it?

Summary: A Nation must have ONE system of Law for all its citizens as all citizens should have equal rights and be considered b..

 
GARIBI HATAO! - A Practical and Actionable Way!

Summary: A practical and actionable way to remove Poverty. Eradication of extreme poverty is a goal to which everyone subscr..

 
Lands / Rights - Acquisition & Compensation there for

Summary: Development at many times calls for acquisition of Property, curtailment of some Rights, of the people affected. It ca..

 
Girl Child - Protecting & Improving her lot while also encouraging Infrastructure Projects

Summary: A practical and actionable way to greatly improve the condition of the Girl Child of a poor Family. The girl child fro..

 
‘Gays’ Rights - A Secular Solution

Summary: Human relationships between two persons can be sexual or civil unions. Historically what was recognized as a Marriage ..

 
"Education in the 21st Century"

Summary: Proper Education is a must to prepare our children for the Future world they would be growing up to live in. In the..

 
"Accidents - Prevention & Mitigation of, and using Taxation to Decongest Roads"

Introduction: Increasing vehicular traffic especially within urban areas, and the resulting congestion of available road space, i..

 
Bureaucrats – Selection & Development

Summery: Qualified, competent, industrious Bureaucrats with high integrity and loyalty to the Nation and an attitude of ‘Serv..

 
"Health Care for ALL"

            Quotations for consideration: "Health is not valued till sickness comes." -..

 
Ayushman Bharat - Make it practical!

Summary: Health Care for All is the ideal to aim for and that can be assured only vide a comprehensive National insurance schem..

 
Major Riots / Terrorist Attacks / And Response Thereto

              Quotations for consideration: “When faced with a (sudden and unfo..

 
"Disaster -Management & Mitigation"

            Highlights: Causes of Disasters - Prevention - Management - Mitigat..

 
Ecological Catastrophe – Man Made?

- Mainly due to Human activities? Summary: Per capita consumption of energy is the true measure of progress of civilizat..

 
Foreign Born Citizens -Their Rights?

Summary: Citizenship can be acquired as a birthright or as a legal/ naturalized right. A born citizen is assumed to have a cert..

 
Armed Forces Special Powers Act

Summary: The Armed Forces Special Protection Act (AFSPA) comes into effect only for the period and, where the Government has de..

 
SWADESHI - self-sufficiency/protectionist policy - will it lead to prosperity and happiness?

Summary: Swadeshi is a concept that calls for Protectionism and leads to making do with less and with lesser quality. Whilst tr..