Yes true but fundamentally and objectively if we look at it
we can understand a lot.
It is not only about profession it is about every external identity.
For that matter any external identity because it ends up
occupying our time and mind space so much that without realizing it such
external identities become our second nature and slowly like a parasite devours
our original nature.
Then we also succumb to such identities as it was us who
chose, allowed and decided to wallow in the supposed worthiness of all those
identities starting from religion, culture, language, thrust upon relationships
and so on.
However, can we avoid any such identity is a big puzzle?
Sometimes it is out of our own jubilant choice and sometimes
it gets tagged out of necessity of circumstances.
We cannot avoid many identities. Should we deny or
try to drive away or try to compare or extrapolate with some ideology etc?
The answer is a big ‘No’.
However, we need not get addicted to any identity and
also we can tolerate other identities.
Only such practical attitude can lead to some sane and
peaceful social life.
“All of us have our own inner fears, beliefs, opinions.
These inner assumptions rule and govern our lives. A suggestion has no power in
and of itself. Its power arises from the fact that you accept it mentally.”
Joseph Murphy, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
We must realize that the subconscious mind is the law of
action and always expresses what the conscious mind has impressed on it. What
we regularly entertain in our mind creates a conception of self. What we
conceive ourselves to be, we become.” Grace Speare.
Peace and Harmony are defined indirectly by wanting
too much of same Identity in everyone and everywhere and want
Most importantly we must acquire the wisdom to make
unbiased balanced views on everything concerned with life so that we can try to
grasp the meaning of life with all its harsh realities and real hues and facets
of variety that life is made of.
extremism or anti-Hindutva extremism both will have their own logical end as evolution
is true that all human beings were at sometime cannibals and continue for
longtime non-vegetarian on the planet.
to scripture for either justifying or debating or denouncing or denying [like
Vishka Hrai on gender equality] anything by itself is inherently illogical as
scriptures were records of moral codes, social rules and regulations,
traditions, cultures, entertainments etc practiced several centuries ago.
scripture is either a panacea or a final authority on anything, much less a
comprehensive manual of reference for everything.
nothing prevents any individual or society from emancipating into civilization-if
this term offends some- a different way of living by shedding existing habits
all said and done any activity and every activity need not be politicized and
be subject to some bipolar extremism of for and against and carry on in endless
debates with in inundation of ancient texts.
is doing injustice to both the ancient scriptures and the subject at hand and
also exposes the inability of human race to view things in contextual relevance
To a very great extent economicsis all about unbiased
observations, unprejudiced perceptions, doing away with defensive statistical
justifications, cutting off camouflaging irrelevant logical fallacies, chaffing
off bombastic jargon, curtailing the instinct to churn out untested or untestabletheories and instead
engage in interpretations of all the observed facts uninfluenced by any
ideological affiliations taking into consideration various factors that impact
and/or involved in these facts appropriate to the context and relevant to the
Life is an unmapped atlas which gets its maps
based on our choices, beliefs, actions, reactions, thoughts, attitudes etc and
it is our hands to make each one of these continents as great and as good as
A non specialist common observer’s point of
In the present scenario of globalized socio-economic structures it is wise not to take pride in exclusion or suffer
isolation in any domain for whatever ideological or nationalistic reasons or
belief systems or religious bigotry and instead it is advisable, at
least, to feign to be a part of global aspirations and activities.
However, at the same time it is equally true
that at present international lobbies, mafias do not exercise that much of an
impact especially where the political dispensation is sane and concerned about
its nation’s economic and social welfare along with its ability to contribute
and its utility to international economic activities through institutional
policy driven developmental activities without being xenophobic for any
internal political considerations and/or for appeasing certain religious
When such a clean structured development
process is in place what is vital is proper leadership in decision making
authority and perfect vision with various arms of the government carrying out
the vision with synergy and concomitant cooperation.
In such a situation no individual bureaucrat ,
much less a professional, manning any particular institution is indispensable,
however great or smart or qualified or hyped or well connected he/she may
be, if he/she happens to not to fit into the scheme of things and fails to
operate with synergy.
Essence of progress is in policies,
performances and programs and political decision makingand does not hinge on one or two professionals
executing them or manning them.
All professionals in various ministries and
departments must remember that they are the executing arm of the policy
decisions taken by the parliament or similar authorities.
It is also preferable that top posts to
important institutions are decided on various factors relevant to vision and
mission of the institution and the interests of the nation and its citizens;
and not on personal whims or media sponsored publicity or hype [while the
former is a benign cancer the latter is a malign cancer and hence both must be
Besides like life itself, modern economics is
too complex and operates with multiple dimensions and myriad dynamics involving
various factors and keeps changing its patterns like those of a kaleidoscope in
a monkey’s hand.
So, it is possible still that any nation could
be trapped into trouble equipped with all the accumulated knowledge of past
patterns of operations of economics.
That’s why whatever the theoretical and
technical expertise were, no one could prevent nor avoid the great recession of
boom to bust from 2007 to 2009.
Awareness and alertness to welcome or ward off
things that emerge from various manipulations and scheming of international
politics and economics along with intra-national relationships is more
important for economic stability and strength.
In terms of chronological classification as ‘time-tested’
with relation to human life democracy is relatively too young compared to say
monarchy and other socio-political systems.
Democracy like mass literacy
or anti-biotic, is accepted for want of a better alternative and
sometimes we adopt it in totality as if it is the only method or succumb to it
and unfortunately it also becomes
inevitable in certain circumstances.
However, within it or along with it or beyond it we can
always play around.
Until and unless we have better alternatives or keep trying
for better alternatives or at least allow space to think of better alternatives
and also ensure to make the vested interest groups involved in promoting
certain methods, all great thoughts, ideas and speeches will remain as
unfertilized potential eggs pandering to
few moments of sensational titillation.
This also, invariably happens because of our utter disgust
with existing systems. We tend to oversimplify or over generalize extremely complicated
and complex issues which is as bad or little less as those who have been trying
to homogenize human beings, especially their psychological aspirations,
feelings and creativity.
Evaluations may be defined as E=mc²i.e. Evaluations= Mental
manifestations in Contexts.
A matter of evaluating Demonetization, vital mistake we must desist from
in evaluating anything is extrapolating with anything either our ideological
bias or inferred benefits.
activities as aspects of social engineering and governance need not necessarily
be and explicitly always be about short term gains.
evaluation even great research works like the bulky ‘Evaluation:
A Systematic Approach‘ by Peter H. Rossi, Mark W. Lipsey, and Howard E.
Freeman first published get such reviews like ‘There is never any
clear instruction about how one should begin an evaluation or how one should
most comprehensive book on evaluations ‘ Making Evaluation Matter-a
practical guide for evaluators’ by Cecile Kusters with Simone van Vugt, Seerp
Wigboldus, Bob Williams and Jim Woodhill alsoemphasizes certain
factors repeatedly and predominantly they are context/situation, situational
responsiveness, stake holders, inherent qualities of the project
/program/person being evaluated ,multiple roles, consequence awareness etc
this material also throws lot of light on evaluation ‘American Journal of
Here I am tempted to quote, “Friend
to Groucho Marx: “Life is hard…”Grouch Marx to Friend: “Compared
is preferable to immerse any topic or subject matter, primarily and basically with its intrinsic
elements/components/aspects/attributes intact, into a cauldron which has a mixture of all these-
knowledge based analysis, limited perception based on frames of reference and
scales of observation, skepticism , criticism, intellectual scrutiny,
compassionate emotionalism, humane socialism, rational thinking, contextual
relevance [ which includes too many components] , traditions, practical
viability, psychological comfort, aesthetic sensitivity, scientific scrutiny
etc and churn the cauldron without clinging on to any particular
restrictive social, cultural or political or religious identity.
process inevitably will bring out lot of outputs. We can exercise our freedom
and sometimes select and choose some of the outputs. Sometimes the outputs will
draw us. Sometimes away from all or any of our intended searches and seeking,
outside the circle of these known paradigms, almost tangentially serendipity will
drag us to an oasis of serene clarity.
At all costs the intrinsic attributes must be the
predominant factor so that whatever is thrown into the
cauldron and however it is churned, the ultimate output must include those
attributes so that evaluation is not distorted or desperately doctored to
fit into any predefined and expected outcome.
what pans out ultimately depends on various factors and aspects some of which
are explainable within the ken of logical and rational thinking but some are
can also observe uneasily how the human intellect polished by a rare faculty
compared to other species] of conscious awareness, capacity to think,
store the knowledge, retrieve it for reference and so on is mostly, unwilling to take the risk of
accepting the uncertain; the intellectually undecipherable and the inexplicable
outcomes, even if such acceptance is branded, extolled and promoted as virtues
of humility or modesty.
“Get out of your own way… stop the paralysis by analysis…
decide what you want, create a simple plan, and get moving!” - Steve Maraboli.
I beg you… to have patience with everything unresolved in
your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked
rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the
answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to
live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now.
Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even
noticing it, live your way into the answer. ~Rainer Maria Rilke.
“Across planes of consciousness, we have to live with the
paradox that opposite things can be simultaneously true.”― Ram Dass.
Leftover LEFT in media
and academia needs psychiatric treatment.
LEFT is an outdated ideology which is anti-social, anti-humanistic and
anti-developmental in nature and by nurture.
has for too long supported anti-social, anti-national,
anti-developmental and in all cases anti-humanistic [everywhere] violent groups.
we skim through the annals of history this becomes obvious they did and do with
various outfits religious, social, ideological and so on which are
fundamentally against order and orderly and peaceful living.
their own script ran anywhere in history it manifested only violence and which
was euphemistically called it as social revolution.
goodness that they never called it humanistic revolution.
selective projections and slogan based fraternity and collective fanatical
ideological affinity has caused more deaths both directly or indirectly through
aiding and abetting groups which try to violently suppress and oppress other
is a silent, violent religion by itself. Its scriptures are its putrefied perceptions,
sermons are puerile projections spiced with catchy slogans and they worship
their petrified [idolized] ideology with a well run propaganda mechanism.
humanity’s greatest blessing is that they have not anatomically presented as a
religion because they can change any principle as expediency is their only
principle and opportunistic gains for their won leaders or the leaders that
they sponsor is the only value.
they are present everywhere like poisonous insects stinging whenever their
space is disturbed.
bandwidth for dissent, discussion and different opinions is actually much
better in most religions than in brain washing propaganda instilled narrow
alleys of the leftover LEFT.
is unfortunate that ideology based identity addicted youth of the LEFT
lingering in the corridors of media and academia with all their wealth of
information [mostly one sided] who therefore, suffer from poverty understanding
go into depression and frustration and since the only knowledge and skill set
they know of is either any anti-developmental activity or violence, either
resort to them on their own and when incapable support other groups who do such
can even tackle the latest problem humanity faces that of terrorism by weeding
out these left loonies from media and academic circles.
As a nation from a government perspective in terms of proper
governance oriented economic prosperity and infrastructure based development we
tied ourselves in a wheel chair for the past 60 plus years.
So, to expect such a nation to run an Olympic sprint immediately
from wheel chair is not easy
irrespective of whatever tall claims talents and past
However, we can at least make the nation get up from the wheel
chair and start practicing to run and then gradually improve and this involves
lot of efforts from many and is a process which primarily requires getting out
of the wheel chair and stop depending on the wheel chair.
In the Indian economic development scenario they are all
being implemented slowly and steadily by a serious leader with a vision and
So, more than all reasons of economic or financial benefits,
we would better brace ourselves at least in 2017 to have systems, procedures, scientific
process in the form of administrative reforms and financial discipline which
will ensure some amount of responsible governance in the long run and help ourselves
and the outside world to rely on us based on these rather than on the whims and
fancies of political ideologies and political outfits.
It is very sad when a person of great academic background like
Manmohan Singh–not education-makes such statements out of political compulsions
which question the effectiveness of all these procedures and processes.
spirit of Advaita is not to keep away from anything, but to keep in tune with everything." - Swami Chinmayananda.
I choose this quote purely because
this primarily explains and involves refraining seeing anything through the
prism of any ‘ism’ and developing a synergy to keep in tune with everything.
I have been reading a lot of
your [Subhash Kak’s] works and at the outset I would like to place my appreciation
of your vast research and wide knowledge of the subjects that you deal with.
But having said that I feel
we need to understand that life is a constant process of churning and for
facility of identification and reference we classify many things with different
Some of these terminologies
become so well settled that they help us recognize, report and reevaluate
whenever we encounter some similar things.
So, names and terminologies
mostly are easy tools for recognition and classification but they do not confer
any exclusive identity to one aspect of life against the other.
Therefore, in any field , if
we allow the inherent energy of that field to freely flow without our pre-conception
of it, we may encounter the interconnectivity , inter-relatedness and sometimes
the inter-dependence as well, of many of
the entities that we tend to slice up for the convenience of our own easier
frames of reference and understanding.
So, my mind , instinctively
reacts whenever I come across the term ‘versus’ or usage of the term ‘and’ as
if a tool to bridge the gaps between two entities.
It is true that while each
entity by itself may exhibit some inherent characteristics and express some
unique utility but not necessarily different perspective on life.
While polarity principle is
inherent, most often, the differences are developed due to perceptional
It becomes all the more
impelling to break this paradigm of even debating certain entities as different
from one another especially if those entities are very vital aspects that seem
to permeate with life as whole and play their inevitable part, of which our
awareness may be of varying degrees of knowledge or ignorance.
These are mainly, and usually
often debated arenasof science, philosophy and spirituality.
I have tried through
observation as well study of materials available aplenty on all these three
categories to understand what we mean by those very terms.
Without a clear cut
definition of what we mean by each one these terms we mean be swimming in a verbally
intoxicating cock tail of terminologies.
Here in the following links I
lay forth my attempts to understand them with many sub links in them. So, it
involves a long reading.
I welcome wider debates and
discussions on these without any irrelevant ideological extrapolations.
is this inevitable polarity principle in nature and evolution.
Like evolutionary biology, there are
evolutionary trends, metamorphosis or constant changes in social systems, philosophies,
sciences, linguistics, arts, languages and so on.
Unless we observe and study them i.e. the
evolutionary trends /changes in all spheres of life with contextual relevance we
may not live in tune with the whole of life and will continue to view life in
bits and pieces.
it is easy to analyze life in bits and pieces but then that is a wrong
perspective imbued with lot of inevitable prejudices.
a result of this wrong perspective and attitude there is an unending list of these
‘versus’:-Faithful versus unfaithful; Religious versus irreligious; Science
versus Religion; Science or religion versus spirituality; Tradition versus
taboo; Technology versus Humanity.
can elaborate the damage these perspectives have done to the development of
humanity leading to petrified ideologies, putrefied perspectives, and puerile
interpretation of many things and ended up viewing various polarity principles
So, itis time for us to go beyond all divisive paradoxes and experience the
synergy so that we may keep in tune with
‘Friends, Indians and countrymen lend me your ears’ I am not
saying there is any CONFLICT OF INTEREST
‘Friends, Indians and countrymen lend me your ears’ when a judge’s son
argues in the same court as a Lawyer; when a business promoters son immediately
after turning 18 gets inducted as a director of a big company; when a film
producer plays all roles as director, script writer, hero, Song writer ,
sometimes even Singer; when a party MLA and subsequently becomes a chief
justice of India ( of course a great scholar);when person with very well
entrenched political ideological bias writes distorted history books and uses
his clout and lobbying powers to get them prescribed.
‘Friends, Indians and countrymen lend
me your ears’ yet in this endless list I am not saying there is any CONFLICT OF
2. ‘Friends, Indians and countrymen
lend me your ears’ when the biggest match fixer in Indian cricket was made an
MP with impunity for various reasons yet I am not saying there is any CONFLICT
3. ‘Friends, Indians and countrymen
lend me your ears’ another great player
whose earning was more than a crore per day
asked for customs duty payment exemption
and was made another MP because of his popularity yet I am not saying there is
any CONFLICT OF INTEREST.
4. ‘Friends, Indians and countrymen
lend me your ears’ there are people who are perennially interested in
generating conflicts and controversies.
5. ‘Friends, Indians and countrymen
lend me your ears’ on what basis and whose hard work or sponsorships floods
funds to BCCI and how come some people decided on fixing a very high
remuneration for members of COA yet I am not saying there is any CONFLICT OF
6. ‘Friends, Indians and countrymen
lend me your ears’ BCCI is undoubtedly powerful lobby run body and it goes
without saying that there will be favoritism and politicization.
7. ‘Friends, Indians and countrymen
lend me your ears’ when people unconnected with sports are appointed in
administration of sports body there is criticism on that score.
8. ‘Friends, Indians and countrymen
lend me your ears’ when people connected with sports especially Indian
cricket , wherein most cricketers are very well educated, knowledgeable,
articulate and good at very professional financial management better than many
Bank managers are questioned about the different roles that they play in the
domain wherein they have experience and proven expertise, namely cricket.
9. ‘Friends, Indians and countrymen
lend me your ears’ and also see the ‘C’ in the link below which is at the
center of this whole conflicts and not any individual. The link contains some
20 plus points.
true but fundamentally and objectively if we look at it we can understand a
is not only about profession it is about every external identity.
that matter any external identity because it ends up occupying our time and
mind space so much that without realizing it such external identities become
our second nature and slowly like a parasite devours our original nature.
we also succumb to such identities as it was us who chose, allowed and decided
to wallow in the supposed worthiness of all those identities starting from
religion, culture, language, thrust upon relationships and so on.
can we avoid any such identity is a big puzzle?
it is out of our own jubilant choice and sometimes it gets tagged out of
necessity of circumstances.
We cannot avoid many identities. Should we deny or try
to drive away or try to compare or extrapolate with some ideology etc?
answer is a big ‘No’.
we need not get addicted to any identity
and also we can tolerate other identities.
such practical attitude can lead to some sane and peaceful social life.
of us have our own inner fears, beliefs, opinions. These inner assumptions rule
and govern our lives. A suggestion has no power in and of itself. Its power
arises from the fact that you accept it mentally.”
― Joseph Murphy, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
must realize that the subconscious mind is the law of action and always
expresses what the conscious mind has impressed on it. What we regularly
entertain in our mind creates a conception of self. What we conceive ourselves
to be, we become.” Grace Speare.
and Harmony are defined indirectly bywanting too much
of same Identity in everyone and everywhere andwant of Tolerance.
Most importantly we must
acquire the wisdom to make unbiased balanced views on everything concerned with
life so that we can try to grasp the meaning of life with all its harsh
realities and real hues and facets of variety that life is made of.
Role of economics
in social engineering as one of the vital aspect delivering the ultimate wisdom
of social engineering
The author is correct when he says no one is indispensable
but at the same time every good, productive idea must be tested.
No comment must be a personal attack or counter attack on
anyone trying to push any particular ideological bias in every topic. Then
social media may also degrade itself like main stream media.
modern economics is so intricate and interwoven with too many aspects and therefore
it would be impractical to let it be decided by any individual or single
organization though there may be an ultimate decision making authority.
In normal course all of us know what we want and how to get
it and then have our own reasons as to why we wanted what we wanted.
But when this process is reversed with why we want and then
proceed how to get it and get what we want then there will emerge what we like calling
in modern jargon as ‘disruptive ideas/techniques’.
But can political leaders risk taking that path? Aren’t they
expected to primarily publicize what they intend doing first and spell out how
it is going to benefit population at large?
Maximum possible prosperity and happiness of the maximum
number may be a bottom line for any economic agenda from a socio-political
Multiple organizations must methodically measure and monitor
the myriad aspects of modern economy.
The collective input of all these organizations must be
studied with a view to evolve a synergy that can contribute to overall economic
development and growth.
All the above activities must ensure that all collateral
social welfare aspects like job creation or employment generation, affordable cost
of living and also bring political dividends to the party that enables to
deliver such results.
How it is worked out
and delivered it must be left to the experts because modern economics is
far too complicated, beyond the scope of many existing theories, as it is based
on too many dimensions and each dimension has its own inherent inner dynamics [either
positive or negative] and dynamics of reaction to the external impacts emanating
from the constantly churning grand global economic trends and turbulence.
So, the economic developments
and dimensions too keep changing their patterns like that of a kaleidoscope in
a monkey hand or sometimes like a monkey sitting inside a kaleidoscope.
However, economics, especially as a social welfare and
developmental activity, is a very vital component of social engineering and
therefore, extremely important and relevant for politicians who are bothered
about governance and prosperity of the people and the nation at heart beyond
mere next election result minding political postures.
Let us not fall a prey to the general and unfortunate
connotations that people assign to and the beneficiaries willingly appropriate
and perpetuate as when people talk of:-
Religion- they refer
mostly merely to observance of rituals or following certain religiously
assigned duties and morals or if slightly extended, at the most referring to knowledge
of some religious scriptures.
Is religion really
confined to that?
refer mostly merely to knowledge which is practically useful and to empirically
proven utilities and technologies.
Is science really confined
intellect [most often wrongly used interchangeably] - they refer mostly merely
to those who can remember and articulate well many ideas and thoughts in a
justifying manner. Is intelligence really
confined to that?
refer mostly merely to some ideologies that are presented with logically
appealing arguments or ideas but not necessarily empirical or accommodating the
sensitivities of socio-cultural values and aesthetics.
Is rationalism really
confined to that?
refer mostly to some mad hero worship of some leader or ideology or a group enabling
a social engineering that is in tune with the status quo that they like.
Is politics really confined
refer to a group of people to whom they can delegate the task of fulfilling all
their own requirements as well as favors as a quid pro quo for the next quinquennial
Is government really confined to that?
mostly to availing and availability of many comforts at an affordable cost or
free of any cost, if possible, without any efforts along with liquid currency
at their disposal to encounter any eventuality.
Is economics really confined
Role of economics in
social engineering as one of the vital aspect delivering the ultimate wisdom of
I made a Wordle of contents within my previous write ups in blog relating
It is an advanced filtering system; still it threw up the
following links and they pertain to the following:- Articulation, art of
writing, word, language and culture, the journey of words, the temptation of a
blank page, how people skillfully cover up lack of knowledge in any
subject through a cocktail of
terminologies, then the demanding requirement of every language and the
commands of puritans and publishers ,some justified and others not so
justifiable like length of a sentence, punctuation rules, use of prepositions,
idioms, dilemma of editors, intentionally manipulative usage of terms to appropriate certain credits
and assign certain labels and so on.
Here are some links all of which may take a long time with
many sub links within