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Do the Indians not know how to honour their contracts?

This blog in my quest to know why there is so much disharmony wherever Indians are there as managers.

The better practice of the olden times Feudalistic System in Europe was the 'Laws of Contract' which in the modern democracies became the reconciling mechanism between personal liberties of an individual and his business organizations, and even between a citizen and the governments. However the law of Contracts forbids certain kinds as the 'ab initio void' which attempt to reign in the person's natural, human and fundamental, rights. Contracts are based on the principal of reciprocity and equality. Business Organisations and the Governments are expected to act in a manner so as not to reduce the bargaining power of the citizen or individual or any party in a contract which may further affect Equality in a Contract. 
The above knowledge is expected to be held commonly by all people and thus is a part of the Common Law.

In the days of Feudal systems and before, the public governance worked under a general belief of the Divine Authority of the King, the King as God himself, or a shadow of God on earth. It thus drew from the people - respect absolute, discipline-obedience unquestioned , and ignorance of laws, science which may raise any enquiring thought in any person.
Most of the Indian systems even today draw authority over people from these ideas. Indian Education System also suffers from defect of similar nature. Teachers are expected to be respected beyond natural humanity and reciprocity of students as humans, disciplinary obeyed, and not be subjected to enquiries and questioning. Contracts require mutual respect, discipline from everybody for everyone's safety and security, and well-informed and conscious people.

Signs of modern serfdom

Signs of modern serfdom :(

 1.) common belief of 'Boss is always right'.
 2.) "who gave you freedom to say..."
 3.) "He does not respect ....", "that's not the way to say this.."
 4.) "He is indisciplined". Discipline and Respect are the two most common vocabulary of Feudals. They are undefined and throw the matter into the hands of the accuser, the defender vaguely telling how he was not disrespectful or indisciplined.
 5.) "Ban Facebook"- Feudals dislike people with education and knowledge; Feudals despise awareness among people for such people may throw challenge.
 6) "There is freedom of speech BUT it should not hurt someone's feelings."
 7) If your boss is trying to motivate you, you have a duty to get motivated.
 8) I don't have time to argue out what is right...
 9) Loyalty to the company means falling in line with the demands of the boss. it is not a business asset which means a trained and old familiar staff.
 10 a) Interpretions of Management Thoughts: "most accidents are due to human error." Feudals Interpret this as "If an accident has happened, find a man to put the blame on."
 10 b) Interpretions of Management Thoughts: "Inform the management that Complacency is in human nature." Feudals say, Warn the human of becoming complacent to resolve the problem.
 11) Feudals believe they are above criticism. Example, 'I am a Parliamentarian. I am from wise men of India. You have a duty to respect me. You better respect me.'
 12) Modern Feudals stroll on land in the of professional qualification tags, such as Captain, Doctor, Advocate, Judge, IAS, IPS.

The Hindu : Arts / Magazine : Superstar of cultural theory

The Hindu : Arts / Magazine : Superstar of cultural theory

Politics and the Sense of Right and Wrong of man

God did not make anything such as Good or Bad, Right or Wrong. But he did confer Man with a sense for Right and Wrong, this with the purpose of society and community to happen with a group of Man. Harmony happens when everybody agrees to same ideas of Rights and same ideas of wrong. Dishharmony happens when Rights and Wrong start to differ within a group. It is just not due to the British taught political principle of 'Divide and Rule'. Politics attacks the sense of Rights and Wrong of Man.
The primary idea of right and wrong is best described in words of Chinese Philosopher, Confucious, ' do not do unto others what u would not do unto yourself'. Thus, Man-the beast, became Man-the social animal on the basic of 'u scratch my back while I scratch yours', and 'i don't hit you while U don't hit me'. The first Rights and the first Wrongs for formation of Man's society emerged.
The early days Rights and Wrongs were primarily 'fear'-based. Fear is the primal emotion from which emerged the Religion. Religion was the guide book for managing the uncertainties of Man's life. Infact Religion controlled the ideas of Rights and Wrongs by way of fear of future fate: in re-incarnation, in re-birth, in doomsday, in apocalypse, in Heaven and in Hell.
Though the exact, universal, Rights and Wrongs have never been found by mankind, various subset understandings emerged through ages. The compliance and discharge of one's duty in a specified situation came to understood as Dharma, the pragmatic morality because situation for duty were taken into account. The ideal way of discharge without accounting for specific demands of the situation became Naithic, the policy based duties. The early Rights and Wrongs set the stage for evolution of Moral Ethics. As the Moral Ethics became passed down from generation to generation, they became customary, and the Dharma evolved. Customary practises of business, therefore, are the modern Common Law. In religion, they are the Ritualistic Religion, sometimes commonly termed , the Dharma( same word, but different sense and meaning from before).
As the society grew more complex, the evolution happened on more Rights and Wrongs based on the previous ones. Religion remained the prime controller for deciding rights and Wrongs.
In the meantime , Politics was born in society giving the reins of society to the Monarch, the king, in return for providing security to a society from another predatory society. As the wielder of power, the kings depended on the religious leaders for deciding upon the Rights and Wrongs. The kings were crowned by a religious leader to confirm to the people that their ideas of Rights and Wrongs shall be honoured.
But slowly Sciences had began to emerge in man's own attempt to quench his curiosity. As the Newton's laws of gravity began to show the universality of its application both on earth and in heaven, the modern outer space, the divine fell into questioning. And so did the divine authority of the monarch. As Galileo demonstrated the helio-centricity of space, as against common perception of sun going round the earth, the power of Religion started to suffer limps.
Overtime, Secularism emerged as a universal principle of public governance, ensuring separation of politics and religion. The modern Rights and Wrongs had science as its chief decisive factor. The state governance became forced to admit Atheist and the protestants and the free thinkers as the members of the society, and therefore eligibile for protection and amenities of the State.
The modern war of Rights and Wrongs took a turn and reached a buffer ground between Religion and Sciences (defineable as Systematic Study of Anything based on natural principles of validity and verification, the natural being laws of physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology and humanity).
Politics, the modern era's fight of Right and Wrongs, is chiefly a contest of Religion and Sciences, where the new Rights and Wrongs are defined by the latest feeds of Sciences. Sciences over here appear in the form of 'Study Reports', the think tanks, academia's opinion, etc, while the Religion emerges as the common man's widely held belief, which finds its backing from people through Popularism of what has been a traditional understanding (the Election process of democratic governance).
We all often talk of educational qualifications for our elected leaders, but in truth, what we want from them is a scientific understanding of the Rights and Wrongs on a issue so that the large set of people with diverse beliefs, religion may comfortably decide, based on simple logic, what side to support.
Unfortunately most of the contest are un-scientific and rather Sophist in approach.

Have the school books taught us correct what is Democracy?

I guess the biggest blunder in the understanding of democracy is that we (Indians) believe that power to vote is the biggest and single checkpoint to evidence the fact of Democracy in the world. 60 years on in our experience with our style of Democracy,  we are, in truth, at a point of time in history to tell the world to repairs this concept. Our system has re-arranged to do what the great Roman Empire had been doing to bring its own fall. Technically Romans were first Republic in the world. They couldn't survive because their rulers arranged Gladiator shows for them in the big Colloseum. We are fed with Cricket and Love-Cinema, and then given a choice to vote!-- is not this, truthfully, a measure of Popularity, but so made to completely miss out on Righteousness.
Then, as per the rulings of Electron Commission, the winner of an election is still declared even if the total number of vote obtained by him is lesser the total 'none of the above' cast as a vote.

U cannot say "No" to political choice to be making any impact, Political class controls all the offices-President and ministery, directly or indirectly; CAG and Election commission and the UPSC through evidently a 'goodwill link' with bureaucracy; and Judiciary is evidently a "good friend", Politicians control sports and cricket; Old Cine stars desire to be politicans or many are already; and own mouth-piece Media houses are soon being set all of political class-- Is there a doubt who is the most powerful in India?

On the day of Lokpal debate in the Rajya sabha on 29th December 2011, this was very clearly observable-- Most MP's are giving esoteric indicators to each other to work in syndicate to save the larger interest of every member of parliament. That's our Democracy.
'आज हम पॉवर में हैं, कल तुम होगे, मत दो  CBI , "डेमोक्रेसी" खत्म हो जाएगी.  ' -- said Politicians to one another on the debate of giving CBI to Lokpal. !

They both stand for democracy who fight 'Let PM be included because people are supreme and it is democracy", and those who say "PM should be exculded, because he is the supreme leader and democracy may get endangered"; "CBI be included because every rank is worth investigations, it is democracy", "CBI be excluded because elected members be get disturbed, who are the democracy". ! The fundamental u...nderstanding of Democracy was flawed in India right from the days of our forefathers, who choicely picked it from the west, where Democracy has originated. Freedom and Free-Will of every individual , over here in India, has been injected with Socialism- the undemocratic control of State over people and resources, and socialism in turn injected with the Feudalism which forms the basis of rural understanding what is public governance.

One great hitch hidden in our Constitution book is the espousing of Socialism. Religious State and Socialism are truely a very anti-thesis of Democracy, something like Hot-Ice. The better uses of Socialism until today have been adopting Reservation on caste and religion grounds; The widening gap between 'India' and 'Bharat' even as farmer suicide happen, or an agitation outside the Formula-1; and,... A Raja 'selling' 2G spectrum at low price for the 'benefit of poor'.

To those of us make an argument on how Lokpal can check reservation at the lowest level, your argument is an unwitting pointer to this fundamental flaw of the Constitution demonstrating- "Mian biwi raji, toh kya karega kaji", the basic Freedom and Free-Will ground from where pure, Liberal Democracy, sprouts. Lokpal in itself is a socialist approach to checking Corruption perhaps.

On Delhi Metro's expansion in Lucknow

Delhi metro has arrived in delhi after a very long wait by its citizens. people were cravings for an air-conditioned, summer-heat beating, quick and inexpensive public transport system for long distance travels within the city. Metro, thus, arrived as a reprieve from the misery which every one was suffering. What this did is that Metro has quickly become a culture in the city. The constant playback of recorded reminders to
the people about the safety and about civilized conduct such as giving way to elders, women and physically challenged , has changed the behavior of the otherwise Ja& and Gurj$$$ land of Delhi. One can actually feel much peaceful in the lush crowd the metro carries.

In contrast , the Lucknow arm of proposed Delhi Metro has not so much purpose to fill. There is summer heat as scorching in lucknow as in delhi, but the size area is not as much; neither the business growth which would require intra-city travel, nor the population; the prevailing public transport infrastructure is well able to cope with its present need- together which will imply that Metro would not be a need fulfilling system, but a luxury. It is this factor which gives jitters to me that the superfluous metro might just become a cheap and easy object for the population to play with, without any respect. I dote on the culture and tehzeeb of  lucknow and I fear that this this superfluous metro might either just destroy it or become a victim of public apathy.

However, a metro kind of service to the hinterlands of lucknow and Varanasi might just do a miracle to the public's outlook for themselves and their city.

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