"A masterpiece and Dr K.C's magnum
opus. Reflects Potential to change India's destiny"
---In praise of the Crusade India.
On the Occasion of
'Envisaging a dream' Called 'crusade India'
A compendium of
Suggestions and brief write-ups to be accompanied with
'T H E p I l '
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B.Tech, Third Year
Computer Science and Engineering.
Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, Meerut.
PART A :: The depressive Issues
1. The iniquitous in the country's administration
2. Dark virtues of our Nation's economy.
PART B:: The Reforms (suggested)
(Apropos from the blueprint given in the book 'CI')
Nation's deep surgery through:
2. No family at the cost of Nation:: Repressing
3. At the outset : Land and water resource management
4. Litting the lamp within and everywhere:: Educate
5. The bloodline of our Nation:: Employment
and Power generation, problems and suggestions.
6. For a greener peace :: Environment should
be in our primacy list
7. Putting history and nature to get us paid:: Tourism
can be an unprecedented support
The nerve of our reformation lies in
: IT and R&D.
--Focus on the space for better improvements in
9. The 'GLD' factor. PART
C:: THE CONCLUSION
----towards a new dawn (tête-à-tête)
Bibliograpgy, Paper statistics, Glossary, Notes
PART C:: THE CONCLUSION
----towards a new dawn (tête-à-tête)
Bibliograpgy, Paper statistics, Glossary, Notes
I may not be aware of all the crucial and great democratic churnings of
our past 60 years of post-independence history, when the Hindu code bill
was passed, what were the factors why we lost the 62 China war or what was
the impact when Indians greeted the first colour television in 82. But since
I was educated enough to understand the minuscule fallacies in our administration
and legislative, I m forced to ponder over the relevance of our Freedom.
I even compare the times and lives of people before and after our Independence.
Is it really a euphoria, even now, to celebrate the long-digested success
of Green, white or telecom revolutions or of project Tiger or to feel proud
that we launched the first satellite in 80 or that we achieved $10 billion
mark in Software industry long ago. These are good things, but yet, good
things of the past. The celebrations have been long over and now where we
stand, we are in grave problems surmounting not only the poorers, but even
educated students like me and many..
The future has no promise to offer and present is in the hands of people
who are tense-less.
Its high time, before more cataclysm-referring to any newspaper headlines
or media source today or tomorrow and just doing a surface analyzing one
could easily know what cataclysm---could spring up its ominous face, to
act against and act boldly against the system as a whole. I have noted that
the unrest is same everywhere, it's just 'how and when to begin'.
As said by Professor Vasvani
"Indian unrest is a natural inevitable outcome of the suppression of
Indian Ideals under the present Environment. India's unrest
is the struggle of India's race spirit to assert itself."
He recognizes that "the Indian Problem cannot be solved if we regard it
as a political problem," but by that he means only that "our politics must
be charged with the Indian Ideal."
Cusade India, as we call it now, a blessing in disguise and a new 'virtual
constitution all ready to be adopted', is the right 'how and when' of the
question. At the outset, I believe , in the present context of India, what
Napoleon has once proved 'The channel to reform is a mere ditch, and
will be crossed as soon as someone has the courage to attempt it".
As a student, I again expose, that I may not be able to provide concrete
and lasting solutions to the problems of India we all face today. May be
because they vests with no sense of duty and corruption of mature-minds
or may be I am not completely groomed to that level of an evaluator. Still,
to the best of my analysis, I have included 'Suggestions vis-à-vis' headings
at the end of almost all chapters to preset to the judge what I feel should
be appropriate to undertake. The blueprints of problems and solutions, as
given in Crusade India is been thoroughly analyzed and understood.
I hope, not to present a splendid essay, but splendid suggestions that
could help our country, my country build hopes for a great future.
PART a: The depressive Issues
1. The iniquitous in the country's administration fabric:
"No, democracy is not identical with majority rule. Democracy
is a state which recognizes the subjection of the minority, which is an
organization for the systematic use of force by one class against the
other, by one part of the population against other."
--Lenin (Sate and Revolution, 1919)
Indian Beaurocrats and high-seat administrators, not a-siding IAS and IPS
servants even, have done wonders in scams and frauds, in sex rackets and
brutalism and nepotisms. Parties have over shined the importance of principles.
Even when a single suicide of a farmer occurs ,,I say,, a single molestation
case,,a single road accident,,or even after a single communal riot, there
is always little lesser democracy to save. Sorely, my thoughts, of our paper
government are infinitely depressive and hopeless. Our's multi-party system
of government is pathetic in work and administration, fighting like pigeons
over bread combs of high seats and majority at center, contributing nothing
but expenses at the cost of unbalanced social and economic growth.
Besides laying emphasis and drawing out sensible and affective plans to
address issues of national importance like 'rural upliftment and curbing
illiteracy, population counter measures, HIV and AIDS, economic considerations,
status of education and environmental degradation, They are busy jumping
and exchanging parties like troop of monkeys and eating fruits of democratic
a) The nonsensical system of Governance
The Big-slum of our multiparty federal system consists unendingly of
peoples who all can be put in three categories.
People who don't know their duty
Illiterate SC/ST working in police departments and administrative levels,
ignorant government officials (in banks, railways, hospitals etc) and
medical practitioners, who come late at work, go early thinking that a
government job is a bed of roses without any toil and even teachers in
government schools don't have a sense of teaching and responsibility.
People who don't do their duty-the passive traitors
They are peoples who know what to do but being covered up by the nasty
comforts of administration and no check over them, they completely or
as far as possible refrain themselves from performing their duty.
People who do but only when propelled by under-desk transactions.
- The big democratic cancer: Corruption '
"The flood of money that gushes into politics today is the pollution
--Theodore H. White (in Time, 19 November).
And now we have the master-termites working under desk, day and night, to
alleviate their families from a status they deserve to a status more lucrative
and vivid then our presidents. I can not quote examples of corruption, for
that would require my entire life and copious volumes of books to summarize
even the highlights. Even authoritative mouths are stuffed with gold
earned from sweats of poor.
What is ironic and a shame to the entire nation is politicians who are
exposed, even continue to serve as government officials or in most cases
turn mininters .When the recent corruption in Army was shown, I was shocked
as if, the only thing untouched in India have been blown off now.
The problem of uneducated and illiterate ministers and MLA is more because
we have no better options and if we do, we seldom go and vote. Keeping this
factor in mind, I suggest an 'online voting system' software where people,
the vote of whom would matter a lot, can easily vote while sitting at their
home, one vote by one. They can easily consult there only and choose the
best, or in that case, the best among the worse
events of booth capturing,
force-counting and voting riots would then be completely eliminated.
If Crusade has envisaged a presidential form of government, than also
this technique can be equally useful until we allow any voting from republicans
at lower level.
Suggestions vis-à-vis ::
As far as corruption and nepotism is concerned, what treats them best is
public revelations like that of 'Tahelka' magazine and bringing these 'native
Mir zafars' under public scrutiny and putting them behind bars without any
I strongly oppose reservation based on status. It's like shouldering a
lame and running yourself. Give them economic benefits, provide facilities
and opportunities more than their general counterparts but let their own
will and work earn for them. Our legislative is full of such bundles of
useless' that have enjoyed reservation before and now enjoying benefits
b) Unproductive expenses
From useless parliamentary sessions, to parties in minister's account, I
wonder whether everything, direct or indirect, is related to our national
earning. The earning that, somewhere deep involves the sweat and blood of
a farmer, peasant, worker or of a student burning the mid night oil. Case
of Mayawati, the lady with two mouths and no brain, is all known.
These expenses are what most responsible for poverty, the greatest of
all evils and the worst of all crimes.
In Just one line I would suggest, eliminate all royal expenditures, barring
some security cases and let those black characters traveling securely
in white Ambassadors expend on their own if they feel they are being listed
in some 'Dubai's' list or in local Mafia. It's a matter of mockery for
our nation that one who is supposed to protect us, is hiring us to protect
Further as far as Millitary expenditures are concerned, we can easily
cut down a large amout of out budget we spend in Navy particularly building
war ships and torpedoes. Why buying of military planes at the cost of
hunger for many,, and flying more fighters when millions behind home are
unable to walk and study.??
c) Police and legislative::
"It isn't that they can't see the solution, its that they can't
see the problem"
-G.K Chesterton (Scandal of Father Brown).
We frequently witness cases where cops are being chased away by criminals.
Lacks of dareness, may be, or lack of weaponry, execution of plans and discipline
are working on behalf of our legislative. We took years to capture Veerappan
and don't know how many still are hallowing out natural resources where
we are afraid to dive deep. Such un-discovered resources could turn useful
but why take our hands in.
in this regard, we can copy the attire and training of our us cops, who
have all sophisticated and protected shields than no bullet and penetrate.
They have no fear of gunned down for they know their duty and their uniform,
training and discipline, mostof all their love for their department and
motherland takes care of the rest.
2. The Dark virtues of our Nation's economy
Written on the faces of most Indian, are words of Mark Shelly, "Everywhere
I see bliss, from which I alone am irrevocable excluded".
This is the one and only point in my script where I would refrain myself
from reciting any 'Economic stats' or 'Business weekly survey'. For that
would be useless. From the post-liberalization era after 92 when Manmohan
Sign, the then finance minister, tried to forefront our economy into global
maps, The Debts we owe to World banks, the economic recession we have been
from, the stamp scam or the misery at RBI treasures is a daily celebration
issue. The question, 'Why we are not able to check the unfading increase
in the debts, deficits (fiscal, trade) and inflation, both at center and
state level" no matter how many plans or economic reform slogans we
or P.Chidambaram have executed,, remained intact. People wear happy smiles
when Nifty records 19K+ these days due to flooding FDI or enormous buying
at Dalaal Street but that, they never take attention, is a game of business
class and semi-satisfied middle class who bear direct investments into the
market. No one ever looks to the masses who are far away from any trading
session, who somehow manage to earn a two-time meal a day. There is no movement
in the 'unfortunately' deprived community when Satyam roars or Wipro dips
at stock update. For them, its like 'ID' for an atheist Hindu. "Laws
grind the poor and rich men rule the law."
Economic boost, as I mention above, but without improving the condition
of majority such is more a curse,---a gap we widen daily among riches
and the rest 68% poorers.
"Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely
expensive it is to be poor"
It seems a practical nightmare to improve the financial status of poorer
who mostly live in villages. Gandhi's vision of village upliftment through
Panchayati Raj was a noble and innovative initiative but it lacked a force.
Education, Exposure to modern city trends of business, management strategies
of buying and selling village products, at small scale industries level
also, I should emphasize should be the first priority. I suggest setting
a small economic unit in every village or covering 2 or three villages that
should monitor and check the production selling and earning of the village
income in the minutest way. Flaws if any, poor condition of the villagers
or financial burden of landlords would be brought to notice there. Public
would be made abreast with how this system work and how to extract maximum
benefit of it.
A Village stock index-on parallel concept of NSE-comprising capitalization
and profits of economic units of all villages of India is what we can
innovate. I personally request CI team to give us, the CSE students of
MIET, the task to build such a software that will be updated by us and
will be monitored by a person appointed in the village to look for the
unit. This small initiative can help us monitor the progress and to verify
that our results are not going unpredictably.
The Reforms (suggested)
(Apropos from the blueprint given in the book 'CI')
"Problems worthy of attack
Prove their worth by hitting back"
-Piet Hein (1905-96, 'Problems')
1) Nation's deep surgery through: Rural upliftment.
a) Despondent Conditions of villages and farming
"Far down below the turmoil on the surface lies the age-long problem
of the sufferings of the poor." -- Mr. C. F. Andrews (an English Christian).
The condition of our villages where more than 3/4th of our population lives
is atrocious. Modern facilities, proper schools, computers (not to talk
about internet), telecommunication scenario, medical status of children
mostly (malnutritioned) drainage systems and even newspaper services and
far away from the reach of villagers. The awareness that we plan to build
will be of no use until we are not able to first provide them with these.
Not to every house but for a en entire, we can atleast install a community
TV, an internet café etc where villagers and children can be introduced
to what's going on in the outside world. And for that they must be taught
the children value of education. Further , what ruin the matter is the superstitions
and evil of child marriage and dowry systems that puts entirely the concept
of education and learning in an unrecoverable ditch. Hundreds of cases of
'family crimes owing to these' are being flagged on news daily but we never
heed to response anytime. Even if we plan to visit a village, its hardly
because of improving the condition, but because of 'having a taste of rural
life'. What a pity, we taste what stinks and we enjoy.
"To help the hungry, we should feed them this year and teach them
to farm organically next. And stop encouraging them to grow cash crops for
export instead of food for their own nationals"-Paul Heiney.
NRE Schemes are many; plans are wide but everything inside papers. Democracy
has never seen such passive phase in its 60 years of history in India.
Condition of farms and farmers speak of their own sad plight. What remains
to say is a sigh to improve them and contributing my will and energy as
possibly as I can. I present some ideas below.
Before education, a proper village management system chart must be drafted
out, or in other words, we should try to remove and modernize the rudimentary
practices of Panchayati Raj or whatsoever. Not only the aged but the learned
will be allowed to be a member of it and let it further divide into proper
One for looking into the condition of education, installing
schools, computers and checking if every child is having access to it.
One for monitoring the village economics (as I said earlier
in my script).
One for changing altogether the condition of roads and houses
(the city center division)
And ad interim, a department to modernize the techniques
and looks for the basic amenities of water, drainage, health etc.
It would like a mini government running in every village. Further, I insist
that depending upon the population of a particular village, we can couple
them as as to make a bigger functional unit.
Calculation of how much land is being utilized, how mush is productive
and how much can be added, problems of storage and distribution, not entirely
in the hands of land owners.
b) City centers
A city is in many respect a great business corporation, but in other respects
it is enlarged house keeping
May I not say that city house keeping
has failed partly because women, the traditional house-keepers have not
been consulted as to its multiform activities"---Jane Addams.
This one part of the entire CI manual is most appealing. None was able
to foresee such an innovation that could rapidly and incredibly change
our older corroded city scenario.
This innovative idea can set great examples from other third world nations.
I suggest, the management of such developmental axis must include skilled
'women' also, (obviously not in architectural work, women are still novice
there), teachers and counselors etc, in the plan drafting committee to put
a 'women's nurture talent' into these structures that would define India's
face of urbanization. Strong Architectural deadlines should be set first
and what else I offer is to build them into two segments. A city center
should be divided into parts.
The habitation part and (2) the industrially active zone (IAZ). The zone,
if separated from the living pastures can then significantly used to develop
industries and R&D centers, further into more R&D cities like Bangalore.
I ask is it enough to have one chip city in a country that fortunately shows
a potentially better consumer and export market?. Why nor more and then
Why not a 'Medical city', 'City of Nuclear Sciences' etc. Such things are
possible in these centers besides.
And what else should be taken care of is, people get what they need, not
what they desire. It should not be such that people who can invest more
are getting big houses than the one who is comparatively not. There should
be a 'great leveler' in what one gets. I feel that in our new system of
administration there would be no significant benefit of giving lands special
tag of SEZs. The IAZ part of the city centers could do it for us. We have
already witnessed the 'Wow progresses of our system in allocating lands
for SEZ. Public hue and cry and fear of getting disposed from their lands,
conflicts and scenarios, real estate problems could not be handled with
the kind of thoughts and system we are having now. I don't offer anything
more here because much about it has already been said but yes 'Lets now
snatch the opportunity to develop SEZs from politicians this time and
give it to someone who's worth having it
2) No family at the cost of Nation:: Repressing
Tremendous alterations would become necessary to be made in the Part III
of our constitution (article 14-35) if we are to set ourselves off on the
vayage to drastically bring down the hazardous and steep curve of human
index. Population is Nation, defacto. But an infalated balloon of population
can turn to be the root-evil behind many or almost all menace of the society
and of the nation as a whole. In India, we are facing such a grave equation,
where we have limited options. To motivate ourselves, we can model China,
the most populous still.
Suggestions in Cursade are errorless and superior but there is a condition
that is not mentioned in the manual. The target of 60cr in 100 years is
truly an ideal task, achieved only if our consistency and measures do not
fall short in between. For that, what we need to do is to impose not suggestions
and instead but constitutional laws of adopting a child and stop having
a family greater than 4.
Initiatives and responsibilities of mass-awareness programmes can be taken
up by the gigantic media culture and since we are working on the rural upliftment
also, it would be available in the villages.
Monitoring systems, about if there is any break in the follow up of new
rules would require extensive human resource. In other words 'Use population
to curb Population'.
3) At the outset: Land and water resource management
a) Land and water resource management
Thousands of Dalits, tribals and landless villagers from 15 states reached
Delhi on Sunday, completing a 340 km march from Gwalior.(HT, Oct/2007)
"What was the cause," asked a 30 yr old businessman, or a student
to his friend doing orkut, or an engineer enjoying a Wipro salary, or some
politician while toasting a morning breakfast or some one else not very
Why bothered infact, the demand of the villagers is a mere rights to land
and livelihood. Are they some kind of fool to say "we want the government
to do justice to us, otherwise we will not return home".
Well said in the 'CI' that a monsoon-contingent country like ours is prone
to witness irregularities, from meager to exhaustive, in annual rainfall
distributions chart. In such state of affairs, the issue of water management
assumes a national importance if we yearn to ensure that no men and material
loss would transpire owing to 'out of the blue' droughts and unforeseen
To be noted that a careless management and poorly executed policies could
be mass suicidal as natural calamities consider no favorites whatsoever.
On the other hand, a proper and scientific espousal in rain water storage
and regulation could prove to be a national-bliss and is capable of bestowing
majestic solutions to perennial problems viz droughts, floods, scarcity
of potable water and elimination of water-borne disease that millions
of green-dollars were incapable of.
Furthermore, consequences also seem to guarantee purging of droughts,
over farms, and that may revolutionize the way our agro-socio-economy
suffers. Imagine a village where a farmer isn't worried of its future,
as enough production due to timely and scientific irrigation has been
done, contrary to today's farmers and agro-based families where most poverty-sticken
lives end up in suicidal headlines of newspapers, that we all throw pity
Suggestions vis-a-vis ---
Such tempting reforms necessarily calls for a war-like preparation and an
'army-disciplined' work attitude in adopting steps and methods as mentioned
in the CI manual. Rust free, strong and huge water reservoirs, capable of
storing millions of gallons could dawn the desired era. They may further
be kept at potentially higher altitudes (eg near hilly areas if it's in
proximity) to dual serve as 'Artificial Dams' for temporary electricity
generation also and to distribute water to distant areas involving simple
pipeline constructions only. En-passant, rapid afforestation, not only in
far off lands, but amid city choes, along roads and highways etc and river
cleansing on a gigantic scale will help us to achieve the dream-task by
augmenting obligatory pace to the entire work.
Once we are able to realize this storage and re-use work, our underground
water-table would rapidly zoom up monotonically to enrich lands with necessary
water-soluble elements and moisture thereby escalating its fertility and
productivity factors--more like achieving two dreams in a single night.
We can then plan to further add more acres, say open-wastelands which
have been largely occupied by shrubs, to add to our gross production as
land fertility would not be a problem then. Farmers may then be given
rights to owe these lands specific to their family needs and hardwork,
thereby bringing in happiness to faces empty of smiles and offering flowers
of contentment to families deluged in tears for long.
"A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan
next week" -G.S Patton (In 'War as I knew it')
Well, schemes and conflicts have been many, from Tehri conflict to the
National River linking project but all died inside papers only without
getting any professional hand and expertise.
Since the projects and planning we improvise to embark, may involve another
millions of counts of our monetary unit, so utmost care should be taken,
that this time, no smoke-and-mirrors is to be played and the plan goes
entirely into the deft hands of true cognoscenti professionals and experts
who believe in what john Fletcher has once said "deeds not words,
shall speak me". Like all other students of my college, I too have
my fingers crossed.
4) Lit the lamp within :: Educate to earn.
"Ask me my three main priorities for Government, and I tell you
: education, education and education."
--Tony Blair (speech at the labour party conference, Oct 1 1996)
An institute is indirectly the first gateway through which a nation embarks
to cross its finitude of problems. Really, It's all about the attitude
and conduct of a corporeal being upon which a nation ultimately casts
its background. The process of education he has been gone through, not
what he has mugged up and settled, but what he can apply in context to
problems that confronts various sections of our society. In India, leaving
elite institutes, degrees are being sold not earned and education being
buyed not acquired. Numbers matter more than any sack of knowledge.
Tell me who remembers the reaction of ozone with HCL, the chapter on
'Dalton theory' is encountered in classes from 9-12, but how many can
reproduce its content in the later part of his/her life. Because students
are completely unable to appreciate why they are being taught a particular
subject. What's the relevance of Atomic physics or Newtonian mechanics
if I choose to go for management later. Just for the sake of some numbers
that no one cares and with numbers even you have to fight. If I m 60 at
high school but able to clear the IITs, then who will deny that my friend
who was at 80, mugging all the weaker lessons of Wren and Martin, is in
Suggestions vis-à-vis ::
I urge to redesign the entire syllabus of NCERT with prose and story English
being compulsory at all levels wherein stories of high morals and motivation
should be in bounty so that we can prepare our young generation with cleaner
and motivated consciousness and responsible psyche. The redesign should
be taken in such a way that is one particular subject has been included,it
should come as a continuation in higher classes, and not covered as entirely
a new concept. 'Why' should be taught before 'how' and 'what' in schools..
there should not be any congestion of so many boards and the entire nation
school- education system should come under one prospectus. Spirit of competitiveness
and not of getting just numbers, we should try to infuse in students from
primary edge. Curriculum Designers can be made to consult with what's
going on in developed countries like Canada and Australia.
Even in a technical institute, like mine, we, the computer science students
are taught environmental science and such alike and what resulted was a
gruesome waste of a crucial year of our degree. Because what remains in
mind is hardly retrievable now. Instead wasting our year-lot, had they made
compulsory for us to plant a tree during our B.Tech aeon and nurish it throughout,
what benefit it could have been, 2500 * 200 (for all colleges in UP) =50000
full-bloomed trees by the end of 4 years---so many problem could have been
solved if such practical ideas we could foster. It may sound, not relevant,
but industrial visits and tours, summer trainings and projects should be
made compulsory in institutes of middle repute. Why choose a different syllabus,
immolate IITs in every college, to an extent possible, so that even if 40
pass out of 50, the quality covers it more beautifully.
Our society recognizes only those who dives deep above 80 and leaves the
rest to admire, until or unless he proves himself worth of something else.
This somehow lowers the enthusiasm for knowledge and living a life of excellent
standard, rather most of our society (87% as CI reports) opt to live for
a living and eventually ends up in the same. What the nation gets in the
end is the bulk of unemployed graduates, degree empty of a promise for future
and no hope.
I also suggest to make 'Hobby classes' mandatory in all CBSE schools because
no one knows when the nation is are about to have another Visvanathan
Anand or next Haribansh Rai Bacchan.
We feel seven-heavens when a fortune 500 reports a boom in IT sector,
or that India showing shining images in Gaming or Multimedia industry.
The fact of unemployment remains the same. Although the best would no
doubt be served first but, among a 1000 average, if we are producing 1
best than that's no better a sorrow than celebration.
I should conclude this part pressing once again the need to reform the
pattern of education (as said above) both at graduate and school level
so that there also remains no need for even coaching's for exams, thereby
eliminating the burden from shoulders of millions of fathers who saw fervent
dreams of A+ institutes for their son. A 12 boy then should be able to
stand for competition outside with fires of
adroit knowledge and attires of deep confidence.
b) A precursor to our moral descent
Stares from every human face,,
And the seas of pity lie..
Locked and frozen in each eye"
I was trembling amid my Hindustan Times collection to find supportive
verdict for this chapter. What I land on was shameless. 'Molestation of
7 yr old by teacher', 'girl raped by three', 'Fresher commits Suicide'
and lot much paper-selling news were not uncommon. Moral degradation,
as they all suggest, is more a question of internalism rather externalism.
Solutions can not come reading 'Times Speaking tree' or consulting 'Deepak
Chopra'. One has to indulge in meditation activities also. With cases
mostly involving, people in the age-group of 13-26 (Times group Survey),
solutions can be made to functions in schools and colleges only or through
city vocational and spiritual centers.
Indian are known for sympathy, tolerance and politeness but when I came
across such incidents of grave surprise, I fell to be learned wrong.
There are lot many suggestions. Few of them could be like
Firm strictness while censoring telecast that generates turbulent thoughts
in un-mould mind sets of minors and even in teenagers. Meditation and
yaga camps in localities and developed colonies. Spiritual gatherings
and programs to allow people to talk and share their views on a large
basis. These programs can be made live or can be made to go on AIR. Awarding
remunerations and declaring attractive prizes to the one who set examples
would also be a motivating factor for many.
For once the facile emotionalism of ideals is replaced by an attempt to
find out what is happening, results are bound to come and moral sense
of lost peoples are bound to rise.
Just let all recall that the Highest moral is to know thyself.
5) The bloodline of our Nation:: Employment and
Power generation, problems and suggestions.
"If any would not work, neither should he eat"
--Bible (II Thessalonians)
a) A nose-dive in India's' Employment state.
Employment Stats shown in Crusade are bewildering and depressing. I do
not go far in citing example of urban-unemployment. My own university,
(not to talk of rural-unemployment) produces 500000 graduates every year
but when I recently visited Asia IT-Expo at Bombay, I found the employment
opportunities, for fresher, only somewhere around 4 lakh. This is the
case when I have not included any other university and it will continue
to grow despite our entire economic and outsourcing boost. That's where
the problem is at its first place.
The history of the phases through which the Indian National Congress
has passed can be correlated with the stages in the development of Indian
capitalism. The nationalist movement is essentially a bourgeois one resulting
from the long-delayed appearance of an Indian middle class which immediately
begins to contest the economic and political monopoly of imperial capitalism.
Thus we get the paradox that Indian nationalism, worshipping at the shrine
of liberalism and democratic institutions, is yet strongly protectionist;
or still more remarkable, that even the Gandhi's disciples, who base their
nationalism on the superiority of India's spiritual civilization, prove
themselves, politically, ardent defenders of the material interests of
Untouchability, forced labour and oppression, "vices in personal
character which are inherent in foreign rule," and an "industrial
system of sweated labour.", all display and nurture anguish in labours.
Suggestions vis-à-vis ::
I honestly don't understand the concept of 'labour part union', like more
dirty politics, this time I the hands of workers who are supposed toi just
work and get paid.
"Take work and then recognize
It's a way to eliminate strike".
While not pointing my personal grudges, I suggest, we should try to provide,
besides improved wages and emoluments in funds, labours a kind of good
and peaceful working environment too while sometime organizing their visits
also. It's all I believe, is a matter of how's is your mental status after
you work for hours. If this is ok, you may not want to unnecessarily indulge
in violence and strikes.
A considerable reduction in public holidays and mandatory overtime two-three
days a week can help improve the situation. Both PSU and Private organizations
should be given more funds and facilities, monitored by teams to ensure
every bit is utilized and nothing go in any of the back pocket what so
6) For a greener peace :: Environment should be
in our primacy list.
"One impulse from a vernal wood
May teach you more of man
Of moral evil and of good
Then all the sages can."
---William wordsworth, 'The Tables Turned'.
It is rightly alleged that Nature gives us back, the answers of aur equations
we have put into it. How we use it and how we affect it, will return to
us like a boomerang. Protecting environment thus should be human's prime
quest. We, although, can not stop altogether the impetuous world issues
of ozone or global warming, but can easily do out part sitting at our
home. Just 'Think globally and act locally'.
Put a final stop to plastic bags and replace them all with paper bags'would
generate cleaner outskirts and small employment opportunities. Excessive
use of dust-less fuels, Mrs. Sheila Dixit initiative of CNG is worth mentioning
Proper disposal systems, waste-recycling plants installed at the periphery
of each city, so that we don't have to don't dispose of our waste into rivers,
as is a custom today. I have learnt that such waste can also be used to
set up underground Biogas plants that can safely meet the power needs of
14-18 families in the locality.
Afforestation (refer Land management for more suggestions) comes later
only after we have planted these ideas at an excessive scale. Dei gratia,
soon we would be using greener fruits of a better place.
7) Putting history and nature to get us paid::
Tourism can be an unprecedented support.
From ancient time, India has always been the first choice of tourist destination.
Wonderful vistas, beautiful landscapes, cheaper hotels and stay and ancient
monuments are some of its prime reasons. Unfortunately, neither our Ministry
of tourism, nor our Archaeological department has been active enough to
boost it up significantly. It's high time now to exploit the kindness of
history and God upon India to get us paid so as to help us alleviate from
our economic sufferings together with beautifying India's image as Gods
What we need to address first is International promotion of our tourist
spots, brief-casing our rare heritage, monumental, Natural and biological
diversities (India flaunt maximum biological diversity) together with peaceful
and serene stay, as did by Malaysia to get the scale of foreign tourism
rise high. Tour and travel agents like Cox and Kings can be made to assist
here and tie-ups with domestic Airlines to provide more facilities at comparatively
cheaper costs to foreign tourists would add attraction.
What remains in our country is to revitalize the old beauty of long-wretched
monuments and giving them a life again, without disturbing their archaic
importance and beauty.
City malls and night shops, frequent beach festivals, etc can be some
more points to ponder upon once the wheel gets in good motion.
Alongside, care should be taken to glorify that 'India is the safest place
for tourist to visit and enjoy'.
8) The nerve of our reformation lies in IT and
"Looks black is the universe from far
But if into the depths you devoured
Lies what beneath and all thy faint
And these hidden the mysteries than explored"
Research is a single answer to piled up questions of decades. Results in
research may be least tangible but of utmost causative. IT has been the
prime factor we boast of. While setting up IIITs may fill partially the
developmental thirst, still we have a long way to go. IT sector among all
investment avenues, offers maximum opportunities and promises better outcome
as we move into the world where technology is preferred above all else.
Today we are a consultancy and outsourcing hub, but are miles away from
becoming a technological hub that manufacturer and sells what's best demanded.
From chips to solar plants, we lag.
The R&D is totally a function of deep-rooted knowledge subject to minutest
scrutiny and observations-a job still scary for many. But that's where we
could excel. I read a survey 2 year ago that said we are better in no of
working hours and lateral thinking than our counterparts of even the most
developed. We need to understand and use it.
While a career in research is still uncommon, but the country need more
input to cross several hurdles.
We don't today boast of many R&D centers here, except for a few like
the one of IBM at IIT-D. ample emphasis should be made in this field to
invite MNCs to open their R&D centers here while showing the brighter
sides of country's knowledge resource. But parallel to this, maximum and
widespread use of our research to simplify problems of locale should also
be considered. Focus on using more non-conventional sources of energies,
building our own fully fledged R&D centers should be a prime concern.
Suggestions vis-a-vis ::
I have to suggest that we should plan to turn more cities into technological
nucleus like the chip city Bangalore and Hyderabad and to financially support
small institutes that plan to carry any research work. While TIFR and NBRI
are doing well, but the amount is far perceptible on a broader scale. Scientists
and working IT-professional are not able to celebrate their salary in lieu
of their works, this situation, like many, needs prime urgency. We could
moreover shift our investment to build more institutes, may not be as big,
but the ones that are solely devoted to research and advancement.
Further more, we first need to identify the areas of our intellectual strength
where we could invest on R&D. Medicine, IT-outsourcing, textile, mechanical
and civil sectors have already been verified to possess greater promises.
To shift them up in the priority list would be a wise task.
In the line of CMM and ISO certifications, India should have its own criteria
of judging quality research and techniques of production and that, over
a period of time, should be made mandatory for all private and public
sector to acquire. This would certainly speed up the way our industries
progress and compete with certified MNCs.
9) The 'GLD' factor
Globalization, liberalization and 'Disinvestment' (in context to India
particularly) are the things that would matter more when we have laid
down enough of our force upon things mentioned above. Disinvestment may
aid to sink the burden of Government by allowing privatization of small-to-big
sectors, say telecom and metal exports, while we keep our main concern
over liberalization amid taking benefits from world-socialist community
and strengthening our economic and social ties with foreign governments
by entering into bilateral talks, MoUs and joint ventures.
The Conclusion:: Preface of the 'Crusade'
----towards a new dawn (tête-à-tête)
"I must launch out my boat. The languid hours pass by on the Shore
" ---a verse from Gitanjali.
In extremis, Challenges do exist. From overlooked issues like electronic
wastes to the bigger hypes of corruption or resource management, our endeavor,
our resources-- financial, material or human,,, in an up-and-coming economy
(like India's), are prone to fall short intermittently. So to triumph,
ultimately we need to discipline certain tough and never-before-taken
Finding superior short alternatives to archaic techniques
in primary and secondary sectors, waste management, storage and everything.
Developing economically effective and re-current routes to meet the growing
challenge are some of the structural themes we need to address first.
Most Importantly, Pumping high level awareness into peoples
through mass-literacy camps or state level adult education about each and
every small or big issue is a must. Students and teachers, during institution
leaves (or at will) can be approached to bring about such transformations.
I recall Stewart L. Udall saying (while addressing the US)..
"We live in a land of vanishing beauty, of increasing ugliness,
of shrinking open space, and of an overall environment that is diminished
daily by pollution and noise and blight."
I feel these words as if addressed to us
But once we set consecrate standards in our work and foster
a few good innovative ideals and technological ethics in our vision, I
believe that tides are bound to ebb.
Crusade India identifies a new sigh of hope. We must accept it like a
'virtual-constitution' to transform India and transform ourselves from
a sad poetry to a winning proverb.
What My city, your locality and our nation await is a result and a celebration
of a lifetime.
An early autumn, rice field, ocean, once green
A summer full of happiness and hopes
And A winter of no despair
Well, our beginning must iconify our glorious ends also. And I don't
believe, I know that Crusade can be the salvation of millions in grave
It's a dream today.
The green shoots of economic spring and paddy fields of rich content,,,,
Rare wisdom and knowledge of higher truths in masses,,,
Tolerance patience, a sense of rationally civilized beings,,,and much
more unimagined and impossible to put in words.
But let's began writing the preface of 'Crusade India' making all individuals
contented by heart and proud to be an Indian, by soul.
Denying all the cynical prophecies of past-decades, and putting our head
under the hammer of work this time, and perhaps a final time, let's turn
..into something this world has never dreamed of
It's no shame to accept the Virgil Principle of "Non Omnia possumus
Omnes" ie we can't all do everything. But we together can do many
I hope our hard-dedicated-work, ideas and reforms of Crusade and innovations
turn up with something noble to make the fiction of the 'Anil Kapoor starrer
matinee 'Nayak'-a coming up reality upon which we could smile at with
MIET is with the line of Crusade, I assure the rest all will soon be
Glory to the 'Dream Envisioned by Dr K.C Agrawal' and his chef-d'ceuvre
'The Crusade India'. Jai Hind