Monday, April 28, 2014

When written in Chinese

“When written in Chinese, the word ‘crises’ is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity’ – John F. Kennedy.

It is plausible for most of us to get coiled or trapped with the ‘character’ of danger when we encounter crises.   We have been conditioned by our traditional values, inherent principles, teachings, consequences of burden and logical responsive stimuli imbibed in our value system are all programmed to create an instant deterrence to work on the crises, mainly attacking from the character of ‘danger’.  Crises alert our fearful sense and stimulate the mind to look for references, experiences and information that are associated with fearful state.  Further depends on the quality of references, experiences and information, either it exhilarates more fear and discomfort or calmness.

Humans are always like to live in a comfort zone.  Everything in life is executed and performed based on expected comfort level only.  Finding a job, entrepreneurship interest, living in an environment, social responsibility, choosing friends, relationship with others and families; are all carefully decided based on long term expectations of comfort level and therefore, it is normal for mankind to press the panic button during crises and trapped in danger character.  The command system brings every available reference to analyze and find a quick solution and to move away from danger zone.  Retreating to comfort zone is the priority during crises and most of us would choose this option only.  The primary objective of retreating to comfort zone often neglects the possibility of opportunities available during crises situation. 

However, very few people exercise their character of opportunity during crises.  They see something that others don’t see.  Crises also offer multiple opportunities depend on one’s experiences, capability and given circumstances.  Twist and turns in life bring perfect opportunity to evaluate and steer the life to the new direction, if not new horizon.  If you want to learn from past and not live in it, than we should explore the opportunities through crises.  Of course, mankind demonstrates great shrewdness and energy when pushed to wall and would certainly see few incredible opportunities when the state of mind is not in fear. 

To earn a future out of crises one requires establishing strong characteristics attitude and need to be cautious of fundamental attributing error.  If we establish the characteristics of strong conviction, confidence, conscience and consistency, then we can be assured of knocking the new opportunities arise out of crises.  Eventually, crises either destroy us or empower us depends on our characteristics. 

Demonstrating strong characters during crises and inquest to exploiting them will immediately turn our focus on wider spectrum of opportunities.  Further, the command from heart loads the mind with opportunity references, experiences and information that are require to prepare an exploiting plan to lead a new success.   Retreating to comfort zone or exploiting the crises for new opportunities depends on each individual’s inner strength. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Who should get my vote?

There are intensive discussions and analyses on all media including social media about whom we should or can vote in India’s 2014 parliament election.  I believe, the question is further narrowed to AAP versus BJP, of course Kejriwal verses Modi.  Let me write my analyses as well.

Modi will bring much needed growth in our economy and no others can.

This is nothing but a myth.  First of all, our economy is not that bad comparing with other nations in Asia, Europe or West.  Not to forget that the world experienced worst economic crises and India still able to produce average 6% GDP.  Well, I don’t want to credit Congress for this sustainability.  It is because of the policy that has been taken by previous governments including Narasimha Rao.   Further, the growth has reduced due to low influx of foreign investments not because of Europe and West strict policy about their own unemployment issues.

Further, I do not understand the Modi’s economy model or growth plan.  Has he presented anything?  Did our chamber of commerce and business houses discussed his plan and endorsed?  Or do any of well known economists have endorsed his plan of growth?  Who is all part of his team?  Does media ever interested to analyze his team members’ credibility? Give me a break.

It is a simple propaganda by BJP and media saying that he will be business and industry friendly. Again I would like to remind that all governments either by BJP, Congress, AAP or Third Front all will be business and industry friendly.  The only differences will be the level of corruption and favoritism.  The growth will remain same. 

Therefore, I don’t buy the argument that only Modi will bring much needed growth in our economy.

AAP is inexperienced

It’s an acceptable argument, but not having enough substances.  Even Modi and Rahul are inexperienced at national level.   They count on other party leaders to support them in managing the country affairs.  AAP may not be having such experiences, but certainly it has fielded experts, business persons, professionals and technocrats.   We have seen how the experienced politicians fared so far.  Why don’t we try the new outfit that has more energy and good intention than any other parties? 
After all, government is run by officials, not politicians.  Politicians have only marred our progress, brought mayhem and failed to connect with people.  AAP would certainly connect with people and reflect the mood of people in governance.

AAP may take wrong decisions as they did in Delhi and we might face a quick re-election for parliament

Whoever comes to power, we are going to face a re-election soon.  No parties will get majority considering their pockets of presence only in few areas.  BJP, Congress, AAP, Regional parties are all strong only in few states and it is going to be fractured verdict. 

Let us not worry about re-election.  Let us defeat corrupt and criminals and remove them from politics.  Bring new and good people who will work together to give a good governance.  It may take some time, but let us bring the change.

AAP will remove corruption from governance.

Corruption cannot be removed soon.  AAP can enforce a proper accountability system aided by Lokpal.  People’s involvement in governing system will remove corruption over a period of time.  Barring AAP, no other party speaks about corruption and it shows either those leaders are already corrupted or supported by corrupted colleagues; therefore, it is obvious that they cannot raise voice against corruption.  Voting to Congress or BJP means, we will let the corrupted system to continue for many more years

Communalism will be high in Modi’s rule.

It will be.  RSS parivar has both soft and hard versions communal atrocities.  The hard will take the lives of innocence and soft will break the bones of minorities.  Further the soft communalism will also make sure that the broken bones never able to repair.   RSS parivar always uses both forms depends on the necessity.  Believing them to be non-communal is nothing but foolish. 

They are least bothered about country and worried about their own well being.  The kind of Hindutva they practice is not for all Hindus and limited to certain section of Hindus.  Modi have already experienced in pogrom and slaughter in his state and will be more determined to execute and alienate the people with divisive policies.

In addition, BJP and Congress are retrogressive forces and they cannot think out of it.  Their policies and trained leaders are hardly can think out of box.  They also serve and lives for their party cadres and for them India means their own parties, not larger section of Indians.  They have also nourished destructive political culture and need to defend it.  If not, they will be victim of their own political culture.
Communalism and secularism are conveniently used for BJP and Congress advantages only.

Finally, is our election is all about corruption and communalism only?  This is the reason I always said that our politicians are not leaders and cannot think beyond their realm of regionalism, communalism and corrupted mind frames.

What happened to our foreign policy? That is pathetic and sloppy.  We don’t have consistency in our Sri Lanka policy.  We let our own brothers and sisters butchered at the hands of extremism and armies.  Why we cannot find a middle ground for Pakistan?  Why both Pakistan and India uses each other to score their own points in their relevant internal matters?  How long we will allow China’s incursions in Indian Territory and build their own check posts?  How are we going to tame China’s Indian Ocean ambition?  What is our Middle East policy?  Can’t we clever enough to use the situation to improve our relationship with them? 

How about our defense policy?  Why our borders are porous and easy for anti-national elements to use them for terrorist attacks?  How long we are going to import majority of our arms from foreign countries?

Why we are not bothered about HR?  Human Resources are our primary strength, in fact, strength for any nation.  We have very pathetic education policy that is contributing to improper human resources development.  Are we planning to export our HR and boast our GDP growth from their foreign currency remittances?  Can’t we frame a productive policy that encourages more entrepreneurship?  Every politician owns a college at every street of India and producing graduates who are incompetent or unable to find suitable job.

What about our Agriculture policy and plan? This is our major economy where 70% of Indian population depends on their life.  We have enough agriculture produces, but pathetic distribution system.  We waste our grains in warehouses by allowing the rats and insects to eat when millions of people eating once in a day only. 

What happened to our water policy and distribution system?  India is one of the countries would suffer most due to climate changes.  We will be forced to depend on sea water for irrigation and drinking very soon.  Our sanitation system is the worst in the world. 

Where are these political parties and what for them asking votes on streets?   

We hear only empty words from all political parties and conveniently failed to address all our problems in their manifesto.  The manifesto is full of freebies and appeasements.  Don’t these politicians know that freebies and appeasements are draining our economy and bleeding us internally?

Friends, vote for a change.  We need to change the entire system.  We cannot change the system without changing the people in charge of the system.  Enough is enough.  Teach them a lesson and they will change and if not better to get rid of those retrogressive forces.  We have the capability to rebuild.  We will rebuild our nation.  

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Leadership Crises

Receding of quality leadership may be a global phenomenon, but is getting worse in the biggest democracy of India.  India is suffering from quality leadership for almost six decades, though we do not expect every politician to be Mahathma Ghandi.  However, 2014 parliament election magnified the leadership crises more than ever.   Issue based politics is history now, and the politics is centered on personalities whose leadership quality is nowhere impressive in the context of country’s fundamentals and principles.

We have lots of politicians but hardly any leader in Indian politics.  No present politicians are graduating to leadership grade.  There are significant differences between leaders and politicians.  A leader should be beyond socio-political divisions and exercises his or her leadership to benefit all people of the country.  The leader serves to country without any expectations and not belongs to any particular group or community.  The leader exercises honesty and humility.  The leader push and pull the nation depends on the situation towards the progress.  The leader engages the people with values and principles. The leader blames him or her only for any failures and shares the success with all.  The leader delivers both emotional and rational expectations of people and finally he or she leaves the world with an impeccable positive foot print that could be never been replaced.

India has produced many such leaders and Ghandhi was the one.  His leadership process started with personal refinement and applied the same in public life.  He was struggling in all those years and was trying to bring his soul in its purest form before it can be returned to the Creator.  His objective of leadership is giving everything to others and takes nothing to keep his soul free from burdens.  His endurance and determination in liberating the soul made him the most feared individual in front of British Empire because he has nothing to lose.  He symbolized his personal freedom with national freedom struggle and exercised highest form of prayer that is political service to nation.    

Do we have any such leaders in Indian politics now?  The present leaders from all political parties are leading their own mass, community and groups.  They are sincere to own groups and want the driver seat of the country aiming to serve the mass or community that he or she belongs.  These politicians are embedded with divisive mindset nurtured at the nursery of party politics.  They have been trained to serve the party first and others next let alone serving the nation.    

In post independence era politicians have chosen to be remains politicians only, not leaders.  All politicians identified themselves with certain ideologies and firmly believed that their ideologies are best suitable to the nation.  While defending their ideologies, they become enemies of each other and left the larger objective of nation building at distance.  They chose to be extreme in advocating their ideologies and ready to go at any level to defend the same.   Later, the same political fraternity replaced those ideologies with personal ambitions and took the parties for their personal growth and benefits.  Today, we see full of political personalities whose objective and priority is power and money.  A destructive political culture is emerged and practiced by all political parties and made the common men and women to believe in the destructive political culture by propagating in media with money power.

While Congress propels the hypocrite leaderships at top level to protect dynasty politics and have successfully removed the quality leadership in its hierarchy.  A system is developed with careful monitor and measurements at all level.  Congress built their fort with fear and insecurity as the prime movers where each and every one become a spy and report to high command.  All party members and leaders are encouraged to worship the Nehru family for their survival and progress within the party.   

The late entrant is BJP and downgraded their status from a team based organization to personality based cult politics.  Vajpayee and Advani, the two tall leaders of BJP brought the party from two members to a ruling position were never encouraged the personality cult within the party.  Today, by elevating Modi as PM candidate, the party submitted their will to Modi’s personality and looking to his talisman magic to bring them to power.  In short term, it may be a good dream and beneficial to them, but in long term they destroyed the foundations of BJP.  Threat to any establishment always comes within and destroys the very foundations.  It is beginning of destruction for BJP. 

Regional leaders are crippled with regional priorities and yet to be proved at national level.  Perhaps, after election we may witness few regional politicians arriving at national politics, but they will remain politicians to protect their interest than becoming a leader acceptable by all.

Why we have end up with leadership crises?  Where are our values?  What brought us to this pathetic situation?  How can we to restore our great civilization that taught the value of humanity and shares knowledge and wisdom with others?

To answer, we need to look at ourselves only.  Yes, it is we the people failed to produce quality leaders by accepting their substandard without questioning any.  The people’s non-participation of government process brought us down.  There is no effective monitoring system to check the accountability and responsibility of governance.  The existing autonomous institutions barring Judicial system is made to serve the political leaders whims and fancies.  Media become part of the political game and failed to perform its duty towards nation.  We failed to build a people’s monitoring system.   We the people trusted the political leaderships of the country assuming that they are truthful and carrying forward the legacy of pre independence leadership characteristics.   We the people disconnected from the politics and took a long vacation after independence.  In fact, we allow them to cheat us.   We created masters and subservient to them.  Now, we found in deep crises of stupidity where we found ourselves conflicting with numerous arguments and failed to understand the gravity of destruction that we are in.

We need to change.  Young India must rise up and break the foundation of destructive and retrogressive political culture to bury them once for all.  We learned the lessons and know how to build our nation with proper checks and balances.   It all can start with active participation of our country’s political administration.  Active political participation by people and selecting good and right people is essential to change the system and bring quality leaders.  Let us start the process now.  India needs people’s participation more than ever and failing to respond her call will sink our nation in much deeper crises.   

Friday, April 11, 2014

Games within the game

Two years before a Chaiwala (Modi) and a Panwala (Rajnath) were propelled to the lead actor roles for BJP’s new version by the producer and script writer RSS.   It was a well thought out strategy to tame Congress young leader, the Shenshah Rahul Ghandhi.   Chaiwala Modi can be the perfect here because of his carefully cultivated image with the help of industrial tycoons and waning Congress opposition in Gujarat.  In fact, he deserved to be a lead hero for his impeccable performance as chief technician of Hindutwa Gujarat laboratory that killed; raped, maimed and displaced thousands of innocent people. 

Heroes are selected and villain also identified at national level and it is a matter of releasing the movie to people’s theatre.  Paid trailers were shown in all media as Chaiwala Modi is the only hope for India and has the talisman to change Indian’s fortune as if India is in deep economic trouble.  The fact is that RSS believed Modi has got some magic to change the fortune of BJP.  Who care about India?  Six hundred million middle class along with four hundred million poor classes are the perfect market to sell the dreams of RSS financed by Ambanis and Adanis.

The madam from Congress has already told the young scion Rahul to defer his dream for next five years and conceded defeat even before the game began.  PM Manmohan Singh would get invitations for seminars and key note speeches from all over the world on economics and is a perfect retirement scheme for him.  All other Congress ministers have made their fortunes enough to rest for next five years at home and enjoy the stunts of Chaiwala Modi and Panwala Rajnath’s at center.   

The game is not over.  Modi started another game within his grand ambition to prepare his own team that can subservient him.  Some need to be pushed out, some to back stage and some to under his feet.  Lists are developed and executed perfectly with the help of RSS bigwigs.   

What is next, release the movie in theatre and make it a blockbuster.  Ascend to the chair and dance to the tunes of industrialists.  India will shine in papers.  Rich will become richer.  Let the poor to die.  Keep the media in good mood to sweep all dirt under the carpet.

The game is yet to finish.  Modi, find a nuisance in the form of AAP.  BJP failed to make AAP as their own B team and the Delhi assembly result jolted their plan.  Enemy’s enemy is friend theory was dusted out to keep the nuisance remain under control.  Both Congress and BJP had their discreet understanding to throw AAP in gutter of Delhi, thus to malign them to be another usual political party of India.  BJP played holy saying that they don’t have numbers and prefer to sit in opposition expecting sympathy.  Congress offer to support AAP to make them as puppets. All baddies decided to change the goody to baddy or eliminate the goody once for all.  Indian political culture should never be changed and no new addition to ruling class.

Modi and Congress have never thought that AAP will hijack the game and turn the entire game plan to favour the people.  AAP changed the game’s objective and brought people as the real heroes.  It is people themselves decided to be the hero of Indian politics.  People should come out and realize their potential.  Their job is not only to vote once in five years.  They would actively participate in governance system.  The elected to should serve people and remain loyal to people only.  Finish off the dynasty politics, religious politics, cast based politics, undue favour to industrialists and change them.  If they don’t change, then remove them from Indian political fraternity by defeating them.    

It is people’s politics and people have the power to change.  It is not about money, power and media.  It is about people’s participation in government. Let us the change the way we are ruled and bury the existing political culture.  India is ours. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

காற்றுடன் என் கலந்துரையாடல்.

காற்றுடன் உரையாடுவது ஒரு அலாதியான இன்பம்.  அதிலும் மகிழ்ச்சியுடன் இருக்கும்போது நடக்கும் உரையாடல் அறிவிற்கு அமுதூட்டுவதுபோல் இருக்கும்.  காரணம் அது ஓரு அர்த்தமுள்ள உரையாடலாக இருப்பதனால்.  பலருக்கு இது பயித்தியக் காரத்தனமாக தோன்றலாம்.  ஆனல் உரையாடிப் பார்த்தவர்களுக்குத்தான் தெரியும் அதில் தோய்ந்து கிடக்கும் அறிவார்ந்த சவால்களும் அதில் முக்கி எழும் விவரிக்கமுடியாத அனுபவங்களும்.

காற்று சுவாசத்திற்கு தேவைப்படும் வேதியியல் பொருள் என்பதோடு நமக்கும் காற்றிற்கும் இருக்கும் தொடர்பை நாம் முடித்துக் கொள்கின்றோம்.  காற்றின் பல்வேறு தன்மைகளையும், அதன் பயன்பாட்டையும் புரிந்து கொள்ளுதல் மிகவும் அவசியம். காற்று இரத்த நாளங்களுக்குத் தேவைப்படும் அருமருந்து.  தூய்மையான காற்று மூளைக்கு புத்துணர்ச்சி கொடுக்கும் அரிய இயற்கை படைப்பு.  குளிர்ந்த காற்று உடலின் மேற்பரப்பில் உள்ள தோல்களின் துவாரங்களில் ஊடுருவதால் உடல் உடனடியாக அதிக வெப்பத்திலிருந்து மீட்சி பெறுகிறது.

ஆனால், வேதியியலையும் தாண்டி காற்றில் பரவிக் கிடக்கும் அற்புதங்களை காற்றுடன் பேசிப் பழகும்போதுதான் ரசிக்க முடியும்.  காற்றில் முடிவின்றி கலந்து நிற்கும் எண்ண அலைகளும், அதில் பவனிவரும் எண்ணற்ற சிந்தனை துகள்களும் பலருக்கு ஆச்சரியமாகத் தோன்றலாம்.  அவ்வாறு காற்றில் மரணமின்றி கலந்து நிற்கும் அவ்வலைகளை அவ்வப்போது நமது மனம் தொட்டுப் பார்ப்பதை நாம் அதிகமாக புரிந்துக் கொள்வதில்லை.  அவ்வாறு பரவி நிற்கும் அறிவலைகளை அறிந்துக் கொள்ள நமது மூளையிலிருந்து வெளிப்படும் அதிர்வலைகள், அவற்றின் அதிர்வெண்கள்,  அவைகள்  சங்கமிக்கும் அபூர்வம், இவை எல்லாம் மனிதர்கள் காற்றுடன் கலந்துரையாடும் போது கிடைக்கும் அற்புதமான அறிவுப் பொக்கிஷங்கள்.
இறைவன் மனிதனை களிமண்ணில் படைத்து, அதில் காற்றின் மூலமாக சுவாசத்தை உருவாக்கி, அதனுள் ஆன்மாவை உள்ளடக்கினான் என்று குரானின் வேத வசனங்கள் அறிவிக்கின்றன.  எனவே காற்றுடன் நமக்கு இருக்கும் தொடர்பு நமக்குள்ளே சிக்கித் தவித்துக் கொண்டிருக்கும் நமது ஆன்மாவின் தொடர்பு.  

இன்றைக்கு நாம் பார்க்கின்ற தொலைக் காட்சி நிகழ்வுகள், கைபேசி தொடர்புகள், வானொலி சப்தங்கள் எல்லாம் காற்றின் மூலமாகத்தான் நமது பார்வைக்கும் செவிக்கும் எட்டுகின்றன.  இவ்வாறு காற்றில் சங்கமித்திருக்கும் பல ஒலி மற்று, ஒளிகள், பல்வேறு அதிர்வலைகளாக ஒரு குறிப்பிட்ட அதிர்வெண்களுக்குள் முடக்கப்பட்டு அழியாமல் வலம் வந்து கொண்டிருக்கின்றன.  அவைகள் மறைவதுமில்லை, அழிவதுமில்லை என்பது எனது கருத்து.

தற்போதைய அறிவியல் சாதனங்கள் ஒரு குறிப்பிட்ட அலைவெண்களை அதிலும் நேரடி ஒளி அல்லது ஒலி பரப்பின் அலைவெண்களை மட்டும் பதிவு செய்யவும் மற்றும் அலை பரப்பவும் செய்ய முடிகின்றன. அறிவியலின் அறிவு உயருகின்ற காலத்தில் காற்றில் பதிவாகியுள்ள ஒலி, ஒளி மற்றும் நமது எண்ண அலைகள் சேகரிக்கப்படும் நாள் வரும். அந்நாளில் நமது இறந்தகால எண்ண அலைகள், ஒலி மற்றும் ஒளிவலைகளை ஒன்று சேர்க்க முடியும். தற்போது ஒலிவலைகளில் ஏகப்பட்ட சத்தங்கள் ஒன்றுடன் ஒன்று கலந்து பிரிக்கமுடியாத சப்தங்களாக மட்டும் இருக்கின்றன. அவைகளை பிரித்தெடுக்கும் அறிவியல் சாதனம் கண்டுபிடிக்கப்படவில்லை.
மனித மூளையில் பொதிந்துள்ள அற்புத சக்தி மூலம், காற்றில் பரவிக்கிடக்கும் எண்ண அலைகளை ஒன்று சேர்க்கும் வாய்ப்புள்ளது.  அவைகளை பிரித்துணரும் தன்மையும் மூளையில் உள்ளது.  ஆனால், அவைகளை சரியான விதத்தில் புரிந்துக் கொள்ளவும், தொடர்ந்து ஒன்று சேர்க்கும் வித்தைகளை நாம் மூளைக்கு கற்றுக் கொடுத்தால் அண்டத்தில் பரவிக்கிடக்கும் பல அறிவுப் பொக்கிஷங்களை பிரித்துணரும் வாய்ப்பு கிடைக்கலாம்.

நாம் எல்லோரும் அறிந்திருப்பது போல், மூளையின் மூன்றில் ஒரு பங்கை மட்டுமெ நாம் பயன்படுத்துகின்றோம்.  முழுதாக பயன்படுத்தியவர்களை ஞானிகள் என்றும் கடவுளின் தூதர்கள் என்றும் உலகம் கொண்டாடுகின்றது.  அவர்கள் எவ்வாறு அறிவலைகளை காற்றின் மூலமாக உள்வாங்கிக் கொண்டனர் என்பதை சரியான வழியில் ஆராய்ச்சி செய்து பார்த்தால் மனிதனுக்கும் இறைவனுக்கும் உள்ள பல அன்றாடத் ஆன்மீகத் தொடர்புகளை கண்டுபிடிக்கலாம்.  

வரும் காலத்தில் நபிகள் நாயகம் அவர்கள் தொழுகையிலும் இன்னும் பிற இடங்களிலெல்லாம் ஓதிக்காட்டிய குரானின் வசனங்களை, அவரது குரல் மூலமாக கேட்கும் காலமும் வரலாம்.

காற்றுடன் நான் அவ்வப்போது நிகழ்த்தும் உரையாடல்கள் என்னை உத்வேகப்படுத்துகின்றன.  எனது நம்பிக்கைகளை அதிகமாக்குகின்றது. சுய விமர்சனங்கள் என்னை யார் என்று தெளிவாக அறிமுகப்படுத்துகின்றது.  இவை யாவும் காற்றை மதித்து அதனுடன் கொஞ்சம் நேரத்தை செலவிட்டுப் பார்த்தால்தான் முடியும்.  அதை ஓரு பயித்தியக்காரத்தனமாக நினைத்தால் இழப்பு நமக்குத்தான்.  சிறிது நேரமாவது காற்றுடன் உரையாடிப் பாருங்கள், அதன் அனுபவம் விசித்திரமானது மட்டுமல்ல, பயனுள்ளதும் கூட.