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Passing thought on the development during the day on Lokpal issue

Is there a possibility of filing a PIL in court for establishment of truth on "scientific enquiry into the possibility of Parliament and politicians acting correct to curb Corruption" ? Corruption has been studied as to have originated from "political" grass roots even by the United Nations. Then, another common study is that "election fundings are the door way to corruption". Understanding the implications of these two commonly held view points, what is the scientic possibility of the Parliament and the Politicians passing the right anti-corruption bill?

Philosophical enquiry into the concept of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha

Having pondered over the terms of Popular Choice and the Right Choice over here, I was trying to decipher the philosophical gap between the two houses that Indian Parliament consist of. The System is very much copied from the British Parliament, which houses the House of Commons (the wisdom of popular choice) and the House of Lords (wisdom of right choice).
The Lok Sabha is based on the lines of House of Commons, while the Rajya Sabha is based on House of Lords.
The election procedure of the members of the Lok Sabha, and the selection procedure for members of the Rajya Sabha speak of the difference and highlight at what the two houses are aimed at.
Thus, the collective wisdom of the nation is a combination of the Popular Choice and the Right Choice.
But since both of these, the Popular Choice and the Right Choice, are difficult to be found on any issue, Popular Choice is often deemed as the majoritist view, while the Right Choice is approximated away as the Popular Choice in the abs…

Right Choice and Popular choice democracy

Popular choice and Right choice are two different things. Popularism (aka जनमत/बहुमत) may not be the right (धर्म-संगत) thing. When people of free-will meet, they each have different beliefs. For a community to happen with people of different beliefs, Right path has to be explored which they each voluntarily agree to abide. In non-violent and civil methods, this is done through शास्त्रार्थ/ or the .........Debates and Dialectics (thesis, anti-thesis and synthesis). That is how wisdom is propounded. That is the job of Parliament. Further, specialisation has to harped in to convert a personalo-logic thing to a natural-standard item to overcome the problem of varying beliefs of people. Like, a kilogram can no longer be defined as weigth equal to that of gold bar kept in London Museum. a kilogram, now is weight defined in terms of Carbon atoms. In the last resort, Right path is approxmated away as the Reason-ified path, where the final reason of choice is stated away with room left for ad…

Above Lokpal, do you need a Dharampal, if the Lokpal falters??

My friend asked me this question in his stand to oppose Team Anna and their Lokpal issue. Here is the orignal conversation which broke out between me and my friend on Facebook.

Manish Singh:

The basic reasoning why the role of Civil Society Organizations for Erradication of corruption has been prompted by even the United Nations is that corruption globally is of 'Political' Base. it is obvious that most politicians will vehemently deny this and say 'all politicians are not corrupt', much the same way Pakistan responds the the charge of terrorism.

Do people believe Parliament is going to pass the right Lokpal Bill on it's own ? I see the Lokpal battle go the long way as the freedom struggle did.

Vineet Dubey:
why do we need lokpal in the first place? And if the Lokpal gets corrupt would you want to get Dharampal?

Manish Singh :
‎Vineet Dubey, Bro, I know you are still our History and Civics teacher's mistake, like I was until job-ex taught me that Corruption in India…
Ships practise to muster at muster station either at lifeboat station first and then proceed to emergency Muster Point for fighting the emergency, or Muster at emergency station first and then proceed to lifeboat for abandoning. Here is the representation of two approaches.
Emergency Muster Station Dilemma -

Letter to the DPA in regard to style of Management on board ships

Dear Capt Leboffe:

I am writing this mail to express some thoughts I have in my mind after attending the seminar.

I was initially intending to talk to you about my promotion, as to what are the company plans on this. There was a collective meeting organized with all mates, masters, second engineer and chief engineers in a room, which I had also attended. Here is a summary of inferences I could draw up on this meeting and the seminar as a whole .

In the room, the most common question that people sought to know was about the promotion policy and its sincere implementation. Even when already in know of the standard answer of the company, which is ‘three recommendations from three different masters’, I think the more discreet question people wanted to seek was – what?, if the aspirants are finding it hard to obtain the three recommendations.

The appraisal report and system came under scrutiny at this juncture. Some people , particularly old masters, believed that closed appraisal system …

passing thoughts

The cost saving sense of a new arrived manager:

Seeing the huge amout of losses to the company due to poor maintenance of machinery, the management decided to adopt the Planned maintenance system (PMS) whereof to change the part before it suffered fatigue failure. The new talented manager arrived to improve company's profit through cost-cutting and wastage-control by asking everyone to run the part until it broke down.

 Moral of the story: Know the background, take interest in history, otherwise you will undo what has itself been done as a best solution to certain problem. _______________________________________________________________________________ Your system can be abused against yourself by shrewd people , if you become too generous to allow counter-balancing views.

Why is it hard to speak that the division of a country happened on the lines of religion- Islam, so many times. Curzon did it of bengal; then Pakistan happened, and last, the Bangladesh. The cause of distrust ar…

Signs of a low-intelligence group

Signs of a low-intelligence group:

Extra emphasis on an issue, which is other wise is very insignificant, trivial. Repeat presentation of some matter at every place. Lack of creativity in scrutinizing the issue. Incoherent connection of Incidence A with Observation B. They generally keep better in the company of other low intelligence people. Every individual in the group shows the characteristics listed over here. Words of any person are perceived as a stand being taken on some issue and talks tend to proceed into a fight. Extra desire to be seen as humorous and funny, - witty , in short, to establish one's superior intelligence. A smaller and obvious cross-question on a matter is presented as though a great wisdom has been chanced upon and which was unthinkable by others. The sense of humor : mostly comes from making fun of something, or somebody; has excessive scatological talks, and obscenities. The tendency to take the cover of belief; Facts-based inference are negated by putt…

Where is your convenience ?

There are two interpretions of the word 'Convenience' in the seafaring
and the Management vocabulary. Interpretion (1) is that if u see
something wrong then somehow make-do during your tenure and leave
quietly without disturbing the peace of others most of whom are on top
of you.
Interpretation (2) is to report and inform when something is faulty
-the concerned people thereby protecting your convenience.
If u r type (1) person, u are the more liked of the other people, and
because, with you, the ships appear to keep running smoothly without
apparent hiccups, until its doomsday day arrive, if at all it does,
when tricks to making-do run dry. And after that, poor legislation,
weak governance and corruption lighten up the path for you during
doomsday day.
Interpretation (2) people save their convenience , with the belief of
getting the fault repaired and corrected. But are charged of 'covering
their @@@@ (CYA)', and disliked for 'giving work' to their …

About Feudalism and nature of Democracy

Feudalism in Indian Society comes in many guise which we are so habitual to see that it skips our notice.Justice Markande Katju's remark on media and it's explanation addressed the problem of feudalistic attitudes in our people. Here I attempt to identify some of the forms in which feudalism masquerades around on ships and in our management and governance. Disciplinarian is a very frequent cloak of feudal act.
Provisionally,discipline procedures under various acts ensure that any occurrence of indiscipline is only when some one is adversely affected by some other's non-following of good practises.
On ships, Not wearing the uniform is not indiscipline if no other person wears uniform. The procedures and protocols for the uniform, if not firmly registered with the authorities, may not cause indiscipline act. Trademark and Design registration act of national government is the place to do this job. How often do we know that?? Other common sighting is the assumption by a senior…

Social Injustice..the culprit of public mental health

(1) Dichotomy of morals as obtained from religious preachings , and,
(2) anarchy in social order created due to bad governance , systemic
corruption, or even the changing morals with the change of governance
-- these are the two most potent causes of deteriorating public mental
health.  These both create a sense of injustice in the mind of common
man. Neurologically , perhaps, there is a centre for ethics and
justice in every normal human mind. The primary source for origin of
morality and ethics in human species is the rationale '' do not do
unto other what u don't want unto yourselves''. it is from here that
sense of justice evolves in humans. It is noticeable that this sense prevails exclusively in human species of all the living beings on earth.  Sense of injustice created by
mutually opposing religious morals, and, anarchy from corruption cause pain to
this centre of brain. Some people spend lot of time trying to settle
with the 'new  justice' which they feel othe…

the State of Mental Health in India...a comment

The world has just observed the World Mental Health Day, on 10th October .
Read a few of the stories and try ascertaining the community mental health in India.

Depressed, suicidal flyer bites airhostess & causes panic midair

UP cop calls Mayawati govt corrupt, dumped in mental asylum

Rathore attacked by knife-wielding youth, Utsav Sharma

Approach to community mental health can be made on the basis of following
The mental health of a community is directly linked to its social development. There are five core adaptive systems that explain the effects of social adversity on mental health outcomes (Silove model). These are ‘safety’, ‘attachment’, ‘justice’, ‘identity-role’, and ‘existential-meaning’.

----from the Dawn, Pakistan.

Building a consensus

What would you call a broad national consensus? To keep their immoral
acts protected under wraps, it is on this day, the 20th of august, did
the government through the PM spoke of such a term. I wonder it is
righteousness call or another attempt to save some disaster from
themselves. I never heard them speak that when they made so many other
Nevermind. Question hangs out-- what would it be anyway-- the broad
national consensus ??

In a democracy , consensus are hardest to achieve. We know it.!
Plainly, then, this attempt to achieve consensus is their way of
saving some big disaster from happening. But in itself it proves one
thing for sure, that the government keeps it own standards of 'strong'
which are different from what the intellectual people think 'strong'
should truely be.
Nevertheless, consensus are usually build-able on objective statements
alone. for example, sun rises everyday within latitudes 70 deg N and
S.  There needs a lot of qualifying terms…

शास्त्रार्थ = Dialectic reasoning, not Debate

शास्त्रार्थ = Dialectic reasoning, not Debate

The above as interpreted by self from a reading in Wikipedia. on Dialectics.
India is the founding place for this art whereby people attempt to discover truth  of a subject matter.

The following taken from Wikipedia on topic :
Indian continental debate: an intra- and inter-Dharmic dialectic Anacker (2005: p. 20), in the introduction to his translation of seven works by Vasubandhu (fl. 4th c.), a famed dialectician of the Gupta Empire, contextualizes the prestige of dialectic and cut-throat debate in classical India and makes references to the possibly apocryphal story of the banishment of Moheyan post-debate with Kamalaśīla (fl. 713-763):
Philosophical debating was in classical India often a spectator-sport, much as contests of poetry-improvisation were in Germany in its High Middle Ages, and as they still are in the Telegu country today. The king himself was often the judge at these debates, and loss to an opponent could hav…

Is this just about the news !!

Read the news extracts below and judge for yourself if this is just a news ?
The commentator talks of black money distribution in India, according to its caste-wise distribution ! Heading of the news is  "Terror alert for metro cities".  It is entertaining to see what people (of India) like to discuss in this kind of news article.

In the above article, are the commentators a normal civilian? The heading of the article is "Fighter jet crashes in China Air show". Read the comments and judge for yourself if they are some defense experts, or the military intelligence people, who are almost making a war-- a media-military-ideology war. the amount of knowledge they possess beholds me !

Why I am averse to the city of Varanasi

Why I am averse to the city of Varanasi Recently I sailed with a person who was from Jaunpur,Bhojpuri by his language,a Brahmin by caste but a complete sailor by his behavior.No, it was not him who made me averse to the cultural attitude of the city of Varanasi, rather he helped me discover why we both had our aversions for the city and its culture, “Apne taraf aise hota toh…” (“If this had happened in our countryside, then... “) I shared a lot of common observations about ‘Apni taraf’ (‘In our region..’), our common cultural attitude. He was not so high educated , but in my thinking , had enough sensible mind to observe an event impartially, to make an unbiased comparison. He had managed to liberate himself from the grip of common beliefs by asking ‘Why’.Yet, in all these ‘why’ he has not lost the balance of his mind, but kept himself working to search the answer by himself alone. In some previous blogs I have discussed about the low IQ rating accorded to the Indians.Some people may tr…

The argumentative man and the doctor

The argumentative man and the doctor

I was reading through one doctor’s advisory to people who are 'habituated to arguing'. His was quite a medical prescriptive for people who, he thinks, are suffering from some kind of psychiatric troubles which are manifested in the form of an argumentative conduct. The meaningfulness advisory is something which I would like to talk .

The doctor begins by stating “ Arguing is almost like a disease”.

The start of the article itself left me much repulsed to it. Long ago, I have written my article on what does the arguing conduct bring to human relations and their society as a whole. Arguing is the hot process of evolution of right decisions. ‘Right’ is , as we all know, a very subjective matter to decide, but then an unavoidable one for human relations to continue and democracy to prevail (Democracy, over here, means respecting everyone's view point when living in a multicultral society.). There are methods known by almost all of us on ho…

For once, this nation owes it to the Russians, owes it to the Gandhi's

For once, this nation owes it to the Russians, owes it to the Gandhi's.

I am not sure, but even as I try to unsolve the issue of how the Jan Lokapal Bill can become a threat to national security , who may be having the maximum of black money stashed away abroad, and where did the Gandhi family get all their money from, I chanced upon certain bigger facts of our history, about the days of the Cold War , about the international relations which existed in those days between India and the USSR, between Pakistan and America, and ofcourse, the India-West&East Pakistan.

It was only recently I stumbled upon another hard fact of diplomacy world--  Indians had not resisted the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in the UN, back in 1979. From today’s relations it appears really appaling as to why us, who had once been subjugated by the British and many other people, did not oppose suppression of some other country by another. It is mysterious in some ways until we explore the history and the …