Overview of Important Issues in India

India Remains United in Diversity

Sardar Patel is the man who created a united India.India – world’s biggest democracy and the only surviving ancient civilization – is going through a lot of changes and turmoil, due to both forces from within and outside. While much of its past glory got ruined due to centuries of Islamic dark-age and then British colonial plunder, but it is heartening to see some revival of the fundamental principles of Hindu/Buddhist culture that made India what it was when the world had not seen any medieval god-fiction called ‘religion’.

Though much truncated since 1947, as a country  India is still unparalleled in its diversity – cultural, religious, social, lingual and economic — but all united by the ancient ideals of non-violence and respect for human life and tolerance of differing viewpoints. If the influence of Netaji Subhash Bose and his Azad Hind Fauz led early departure of the colonial British post WW-2, visionary Sardar Patel gets the credit for creating the geographic boundaries of modern India.

Indian society has a great preserving quality. It still preserves the communist ideology that ruled half of the world in the 20th century (and died suddenly in 1990) — they still rule the Southern State, Kerala. Even China discarded communism along with Mao’s indigenous version but red-comrades are still active in the tribal belt of India (called the Red Corridor)! Since there is hardly any taker of their Marx-Lenin-Mao cocktail in the mainstream Indian society, learned comrades live disguised as professors, doctors, lawyers and human rights activists — and exploit their Constitutional rights and freedoms t to sustain the naxal violence by in the Red corridor. Media has coined a phrase for them — Urban Naxals!

The Islamic dark-age was formally ended by the colonial British in 1857 but Muslims gave a nasty Islamic shock in 1947. Yet, India preserves the ruins of forts and minars and signs of Islamic barbarism in the form of Mosques over destroyed Temples, along with the mullahs and their ossified Sharia theocracy. Though their 1400 year old medieval ideology prevents them from respecting the non-Islamic humanity around them, but the Hindus’ inherent respect for human life offers them the freedom to live and prosper in their society.

Even the presence of left-leaning intellectuals and self-professed so-called ‘ultra-liberals’ in academia underline the nurturing qualities of the Indian society — although they rightfully belong to history museums! On their part, the godless leftists are working hard to avoid extinction — by forging alliance with ‘nothing-but-god’ Mohammadan jihadi lobby that sees divinity in social disruption, violence and terrorism. For both a strong and united India is enemy.

India’s socio-cultural-linguistic diversity is also truly mind boggling. In fact, there is no other society in the world with such extraordinary concentration of diversity; it never stops baffling Foreigners. When the colonial British decided to quit India after WW2 they were highly skeptical of the political stability of India, even after carving out Islamic Pakistan for a group of power hungry Muslim separatists.

Pakistan is a terror exporting countryHowever, as things unfolded, the highly diverse Hindu-India is still going strong unitedly at 70, but the mono-cultural (and mono-theist) Islam failed to keep Pakistan united for long. It broke in two pieces in 1971 and the leftover Sharia paradise too is decaying and inching closer to further fragmentation! The difference between a civilization and an artificial country becomes further clear by the history of past seven decades.  While India gained global recognition for its scientists, doctors and engineers and is now seen as a fast emerging global economic power, the Islamic Sharia-paradise gained notoriety as a global capital of jihadi terrorism. It is now maneuvering hard to prevent black-listing by the FATF and wishing that somehow Allah prevent its eminent economic collapse and bankruptcy!

India's diversity is mind bogglingMuslims heartily participate in Hindu festivals in IndiaThe unity of 1.33 billion Indians and the strength of democracy is firmly rooted in the highly humane and all-assimilating life philosophy of 1.1 billion Hindus (in geographical sense), they are Indians who still follow indigenous born ideologies —  Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism etc. They all believe in the way of life grounded in the ancient wisdom of “Sarva Dharma Sambhava” (respect of all communities and sects).  The common denominator of what they practice is “Dharma” which offers a universal moral guidance to humanity, transcending all narrow boundaries faith, race of tribe. It is markedly different from the authoritarian god-theories (born in the medieval middle east and called ‘religion’ by the West) and the juvenile absurdities of “my-god-is-bigger-than-your-god” or “my-god-is-the-only-God“. Unlike the divisive and restrictive qualities of foreign religions, ‘Dharma’ is integrative and encourages free rational thinking respect for divergent views. Seen from the Indian perspective, only Muslims, Christians or Jews who practice their faith strictly in a spiritual sense for personal evolution come closer to Indian way of living.

Dr Ambedkar really understood the importance of Dharma.Perhaps the best person who really understood “Dharma” was Dr B R Ambedkar whose life was devoted to eradicating untouchability from the Indian society. If he chose Buddhism for conversion, he had the capacity to understand the Sublime teaching of the Great Buddha who taught “pure Dharma” to humanity – untainted by faiths and beliefs and away from the mumbo-jumbo of imaginary ‘Gods’ and God-fictions (called ‘Religion’ in the West). For the uninitiated, a ‘Buddha’ symbolizes attainment of the highest form of human purity through personal human efforts — never through so-called ‘miracles’ or ‘blessings’ of some imaginary god or his messengers.

Decay of Nehruvian Dynastic Politics

Immediately after independence, Mahatma Gandhi had advised dissolution of the Indian National Congress and forming two parties, each headed by Sardar Patel and Nehru so that Indian democracy gets grounded on healthy roots with a strong opposition party. But Nehru failed to appreciate the depth of his advice and Patel died soon. As a result, right since independence the Indian democracy got distorted under a single party rule. And, more foolishly Nehru planted his dynasty on the Congress Party.

Sardar Patel merged 565 Royalties into India. But Nehru created a New One!!Dynastic tendency is a serious threat to any vibrant democracy; it spoils meritocracy and excludes the ordinary and the poor. The contrast between Sardar Patel’s ‘Nation First’ and Nehru’s ‘Family First’ is very clear. If Patel dissolves 565 dynastic royalties to create a unified India, Mr Nehru ended up creating a new dynasty of his own! But as all dynastic rule end with incompetent heirs, so is the case with the Nehru dynasty. His Italian grand kids have turned the Congress Party into a play ground of corrupt and anti-national elements. It is more like a national liability now.

India's Most corrupt FamilyIf autocratic Indira Gandhi kicked out all mature freedom fighters and leaders with grass root following, her Italian daughter-in-law — an ultra corrupt power hungry lady who still can’t speak Hindi properly or connect with ordinary Indian folks — turned the Party into an instrument of corruption and dirty anti-Hindu politics. Her son (age 48) comes across like a 15 year old buffoon who has pathological obsession for lies and deceits. He has taken the political discourse of the country to the gutter level. Most dangerously, today Congress leadership is routinely seen in cahoot with Pakistan and its anti-India propaganda. Perhaps it is time to revise the eligibility criteria for entry into electoral politics, to keep unhealthy foreign connections away from Indian politics.

Decades of Nehruvian socialism and leftist policies made India globally famous for three things: high poverty, high population, and high corruption. But as India shifted towards the capitalistic economy in the early 1990s things started to change though much too slowly for comfort. The year 2014 was another landmark — it gave another blow to the self-serving Nehruvian politics and brought in a highly dynamic nationalistic leadership that is honest, bold and decisive — and more significantly, free from the handicap of Muslim appeasement and dynastic politics.

India Under Visionary Narendra Modi

Honest and Inclusive Nationalist Government

Narendra Modi is charismaticYear 2014 will go down in the history of independent India. It gave a severe blow to the three pillars of Indian politics — dynastic politics, Muslim appeasement and deep-rooted corruption. Narendra Modi brought in the culture of honesty, hard-work, dedication and respect for the armed forces and the country through his ‘India First’ policy. His dynamic and charismatic personality, insightful understanding of Indian society, unparalleled skills to connect with people and forge personal ties with global leaders and the ability to take bold steps made Indians feel proud as Indians. His style of clean governance threw out all  middlemen from the power corridor — they had been at the core of corruption as siphoned off public funds in collaboration with politicians and bureaucrats.

PM Modi gets the United Nations Champions of the Earth awardThe 2019 Lok Sabha elections reaffirmed India’s resolve to continue with the efficient, honest and decisive Modi government and gave him a still bigger majority. With no handicap of Muslim appeasement politics, the BJP re-established itself as a Party that stands for a Strong, Secure and Prosperous India.  But Modi’s re-election with thumping majority sent shock waves not only in the Congress Party and others whose relevance solely rested on the Muslim vote-bank, but also in Pakistan and other anti-India lobbies  — they desperately wanted Congress comeback and a spineless government controlled by Sonia family. All these anti-India lobbies had a golden period under the UPA for ten years, when they were dictating Indian policies, particularly those related to defense and security.

Achievements of Modi Government

Modi govt achievementsNarendra Modi’s actions speak for themselves — that he wants a united and strong India with a global voice. Implementing the long pending GST meant economic integration of India with highly desirable long term consequences. Passage of anti Triple Talaq Act gave an almost unthinkable sense of empowerment and freedom to 9 crore Indian women (Muslim women). It was a tremendous step towards gender justice.  Suddenly, India’s 8 percent population came out of the iron grip of Maulvis who mentally live in the 7th century Arab tribal society, where women get treated like personal property, objects of sex pleasure and breeders to multiply Muslim population. It was the height of nonsense to see Muslim husbands dumping wives through SMS, Whatsapp, email, facebook, twitter and on phone, even from abroad!

Modi’s aggressive stance against Pak sponsored terrorism is a major shift from the ‘do nothing’ passive policy of the Nehruvian era. The surgical strike of September 2016 after the Uri and Pathankot terror attacks and Balakot air strike of 2019 after cowardly Pulwama terror attack stand in stark contrast with the 2008 Mumbai terror attack that provided a golden opportunity for counter offensive but the Family controlled Indian government did nothing beyond making empty noise, betraying the public sentiment.

In fact, Modi government has shown its ability to hit back at the rogue neighbor in every conceivable manner. The master stroke of August 5, 2019 when the article 370 was abrogated and converted J&K into two Union Territories firmly established that people can trust Modi for toughest actions. It was a bolt from the blue for the rogue neighbor — it suddenly lost the very facade that facilitated its dirty jihad using disposable jihadi humanoids — aided by the Islamic comradery of Abdullahs, Muftis and Azads along with Hurriyat traitors.

People of both the new UTs now stand convinced that they can now look forward to good times as private investment flows in and economic development speeds up. They are now entitled to get benefits of over 200 Central Laws, not available under 370 that only gave them terrorism and poverty.

Contents on the remaining page include:

1.  India’s Independence and Imperfect Partition
2.  Threat of Islamic Separatism
  
3.  Menace of  Jihadi Terrorism
4.  Dangers of Perverted Secularism
5.  Development Beyond “Economic Growth”
6.  Poverty in India
7.  Population Stabilization

1.  India’s Independence and Imperfect Partition

1a)   Why the Colonial Britain Decided to Leave India in 1947

Partition was tragedy for Indians, particularly Hindus who had seen nothing but plunder of their land and culture for so many centuries.This is a particularly pertinent question because Gandhi’s ‘Quit India Movement’ of 1942 had already tapered off by 1944, lakhs of Indians joined the British Indian army despite Gandhi’s call for non-cooperation  and there wasn’t really any compelling opposition from Indians that would necessitate a hasty departure. Here is the truth:

When the WW2 ended, Britain had to consider two new realities.

One:  The war with Hitler had completely destroyed the British economy (as of all allied nations) and it no longer had the financial and military potency to continue to rule its subject colonies. So, Britain would have quit India purely for this reason anyway!! Thus, it withdrew not only from India but had to relinquish its entire colonial portfolio:

It left Jordan in 1946, Palestine in 1947, Sri Lanka in 1948, Myanmar in 1948, Egypt in 1952 and Malaysia in 1957.  For the same reason another colonial looter, France, got out of Laos in 1949 and Cambodia in 1953; it left Vietnam in 1954. Netherlands came out of its colonies called the Dutch East Indies, giving birth to Indonesia in 1949. Thus, without Hitler and his war, it would have taken several more decades for India and other slave colonies to see the light of freedom.

In fact, Britain was in such a bad shape that after the war, under the Marshall Plan for restoration of war torn allied nations, it had to be given a large chunk — around one-fourth of the total package, to rebuild itself. Records show that the decision to quit India was already taken before the end of 1945. Therefore, major credit must be given to the second world war and Hitler as well!

Subhash Chandra Bose - The Forgotten Hero

Two: Weakened by the WW2 the British were also alarmed by the military activities of the Indian National Army (INA) of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Although defeated, their influence among people was eroding the loyalty of British Indian army-men and navy personnel. When the British charged 20,000 INA soldiers with treason publicly at Delhi’s Red Fort in November 1945, there was a strong reaction across the country. The trials also catalyzed the 1946 rebellion in the Royal Indian Navy, making the British further nervous. Since racial discrimination was rampant in the Royal Indian Navy and the service conditions were very bad, widespread rebellion became a lurking possibility. Further, as the 23 Lakh Indian soldiers returned from the Big War, the possibility of their joining the nationalists and revolutionaries became yet another potential nightmare for the colonial looters. They concluded that staying any longer would threaten the lives of the entire 60,000 70,000 White people across India. The uprising of 1857 had already given them a glimpse of such slaughter. Thus, in order to save the “White lives” they decided to look for the earliest opportunity to quit India. Therefore, major credit must go to the ignored Subhash Chandra Bose and his INA.

So, what was the role of Gandhi and Congress Party that claims to have brought independence? Minimal! This was the response of the then British PM Attlee, when this question was posed to him.

1b)   Why was India Partitioned?

Two Nation Theory (Islamic Separatism) Supported by British Interests

Indian nationalists fought for freedom from the British; Islamic separatists fought for freedom from Hindus.Right since the decay of Mughal rule after death of fanatic Aurangzeb, Muslims were looking to revive the Islamic rule. But when the British brutally suppressed the rebellion of 1857 they lost all hopes. Yet, the desire for ‘Islamic rule’ remained alive and they often tried imagining the situation if the British rule ended.

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, founder of the Aligarh Muslim University, a British loyalist and proponent of modern education in the Muslim community often asserted that Hindus and Muslims are two different nations who shared nothing except a common territory. This led his disciples to worry about the fate of Muslims (20%) in a Hindu dominated India, post British. Looking at their past dominance over Hindus, they wanted that Muslims should not be treated as a minority community (20%), instead they should be treated as a ‘separate nation’ at par with the Hindus!

Two nation Theory was absurd and divisiveThe British rulers certainly exploited this mindset to destroy all signs of Hindu-Muslim unity by nurturing the Muslim League as the sole voice of Indian Muslims and as their close ally. They also knew the traditional Muslim hallucination of being superior race and their difficulty to live peacefully with other communities. Therefore, right since the formation of the Muslim League in 1906, two movements appeared to proceed simultaneously. One was the nationalist mainstream movement of the Gandhi and the Congress Party that wanted freedom from the British rule and the other was the separatist movement of Jinnah led Muslim League that wanted separation of Muslims from Hindus!

When the Muslim League started demanding a separate ‘Islamic Pakistan’ in the 1920s most people saw it merely as a bargain chip, for better terms for Muslims. Outside the Muslim League, this idea had little support and even the Muslim scholars and Maulavis rejected it outright.

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad criticized the idea of Pakistan saying “The word ‘Pakistan’ itself suggests that in the world some places are pure and others are impure. Islam recognizes no such division of territories. The Prophet says, ‘God has made the whole world as a mosque for me.’ Thus, the demand for Pakistan loses all force.”

For Dr Ambedkar the idea of Pakistan was “worse than useless.”

But since the Muslim League was a British baby, the colonial rulers gave it disproportionate importance while protecting their own larger colonial interests. In fact, they worked for their own future interests using Jinnah and ML as front cover. But did they decide to create Pakistan for sake of Muslims? Or was there another colonial game plan?

Their intentions became clear when their architect Mr Cyril Radcliffe presented the partition plan on the paper. He merely divided Bengal and Punjab provinces to create a Pakistan in two pieces separated by over 1000 miles. When Jinnah saw it he mocked it as “a maimed, mutilated and moth-eaten” Pakistan! The only thing that interested him in Bengal was Calcutta — that he did not get and the East Pakistan was of no use for him. Half of Punjab was fine but not sufficient.

But when the British helped Jinnah grab Sindh and Pashtun provinces, their plan became clear. Soon Jinnah also grabbed Balochistan (in 1948) that wanted to join India. So, the West Pakistan next to Afghanistan was their baby — it was meant to serve their strategic geopolitical interests in the future. No wonder, Pakistan was born to be a Western puppet.

1c)  Three Serious Failures of the Congress Leadership 

India's partition was a serious blunderIn 1947, the Congress leadership failed on three counts: first, it failed to prevent county’s partition along communal lines; second, after it accepted the idea of partition it failed to plan for perfect Muslim / Non-Muslim partition and third, it failed to plan for peaceful and safe systematic migration of Hindus and Muslims over longer period of time. The imperfect and hurried partition of the country led to an unprecedented human disaster of the 20th century – at least a million dead and traumatic migration of 12 – 15 million people. It really made Gandhi’s non-violence movement look silly; eh clearly failed as a Statesman.

Legacy of Imperfect Partition

Both Gandhi and Nehru failed to visualize the long term consequences of the imperfect partition for India that got saddled with a sizable Muslim population. In practical terms, presence of Islamic Pakistan next door would always inspire a section of Muslims to go for yet another Islamic division. Further, there is the issue of safety of non-Muslim minorities in Sharia-Pakistan. Sadly, they were 25% at partition; seventy years later they are just 2%. Abductions, rape and forced conversions are trademarks of Islamic societies.

It is unfortunate that Sardar Patel’s long term pragmatic wisdom – that India would rather live in peace without the permanent headache of a Muslim problem – was superseded by myopic Gandhian idealism that seeks solution of every Hindu-Muslim conflict in Muslim appeasement. Post 1947, the appeasement gimmick has failed assimilation of leftover Muslims in the national mainstream Indian society. Moreover, their craze for medieval Sharia culture can never allow satisfactory integration of Muslims in the modern liberal national mainstream.

1d)   Why was the Indian National Congress (INC) formed?

Truth behind formation of Congress Party is quite humblingMost Indians grow up learning that the Congress Party gave us freedom by throwing out the British occupiers and that it was actually born for that purpose only. A common image on the mind is that the history of the Indian National Congress is “The History of the Freedom Movement”.  But a little unbiased study of the history after the First War of Independence in 1857 could unsettle most readers.

British Officer Alan Octavian Hume, supported by Viceroy Lord Dufferin, conceived the idea of Congress. The idea was to prevent repeat of ‘1857’ like uprising with the help of a forum of “brown Sahibs” as unofficial British allies. Hume convened the first meeting of educated Indian elites in December 1885. It included 72 prominent Indians such as Dadabhai Naoroji, Pherozeshah Mehta, S Subramania Iyer, Dinshaw Wacha, etc and was presided by Womesh Chandra Bannerjee.

Bannerjee concluded his presidential address by emphasizing that “the Congressmen desired the permanence of British rule in India, and that their ultimate aim was only to gain a share in the administration of its government.

Three years later, he emphasized that “the principle on which the Indian National Congress is based is that British Rule should be permanent and abiding in India.”

This club of loyalists was derided by the nationalists as an organization of Anglicized Indians and pseudo-imitators of English culture. Lala Lajpat Rai ridiculed the Congress as an institution of beggars that pleaded for charity from the Government. He knew that “the congress was created only for the purpose of saving the British Raj from any impending danger from the Indian people.”

Read in detail about the nature of Congress in the first 20 years.

Lal Bal Pal - who changed Congress into a nationalist partyOnly after the turn of the century, the arrival of nationalists like Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Lala Lajpat and Bipin Chandra Pal (Bal-Lal-Pal) converted the Congress Party into a nationalists’ party. They dumped the culture of submissiveness and sycophancy to promote Swaraj – self rule through strikes and boycotts. Partition of Bengal in 1905 provided them the opportunity to spread the Swadeshi movement among masses. Gandhi’s arrival on the scene in 1915 introduced the Gandhian angle and the national movement intensified further. The evolution of Congress before independence can be divided in three phases, dominated by the British loyalists (1885-1905), nationalists (1905-1919), and Gandhian (1919-1947).

2.  Threat of Islamic Separatism 

break India mindset-horzWith the cosmic count of 200 million and rising the fastest, the Muslim community can surely try breaking India whenever there is a dysfunctional union government or a weak military, as nothing would stop the power hungry Maulvis to create Mujahideens (Holy Warriors) seeking Martyrdom through Jihadi violence and terrorism against the 100 crore non-Muslims whom their ideology labels Wajabul-Qatl (lowly creatures, worth killing). Petro-dollar rich global Wahhabi/Jihadi lobby, along with Pak ISI and terror groups, would be always there to fight alongside their ‘persecuted Muslim brothers’ against the Hindus and Shias in India.

They can even derive inspiration from history and turn to inviting “outside invaders” (for example, Pakistan) to help them rule India. The Third Battle of Panipat (1761) is a shameful example of Islamic treachery when a Sunni Maulana Mohammadan cleric (Shah Wali Ullah) from Delhi invited the Afghan ruler (Abdali) to attack India and ‘rescue’ them the dominance of Hindus (Marathas) and Shias. It was the period when the Mughal rule was decaying after the death of fanatic/barbaric Aurangzeb and the Maratha influence had spread to Delhi and beyond.

After the victory, the Afghans unleashed their typical Islamic trademark signs — massacre of civilians, loot, rape and capture of women in Delhi and surrounding areas. Then they walked away back with mind boggling booty. The lecherous Mughal dynasty got few more decades of life as a result of Wali Ullah’s treachery. But the ultimate gainers were the British who got an opportunity to strengthen its hold across India, while the Mughal elites remained confined to their Harems.

The treacherous Aligarh Muslim University still has strong propensity towards radical Islam and isolationist tendency.  Given the global Islamic connections of this institute, it can easily become nucleus for another divide-India movement — in the name of Islam.

Modern day Jihadi terrorists are true photocopy of the barbarians of the past 14 centuries. Their Islam is a political ideology in which ‘terror’ is the central theme. Since 1960s Saudi Arabia has been spreading its Wahhabi Islam around the world. Today, all Sunni Terror groups subscribe to the Wahhabi cult. Today, Saudis are talking of stopping Wahhabi funding but the bloody trail has already damaged the fabrics of global peace.

3.  Menace of Jihadi Terrorism

No One But Islam, Nothing but Islam!

Is ISLAM incompatible with Humanity?The Islamic quest to conquer the world is as old as Islam itself and Muslims, who practice Islam as a pure political ideology, have been fighting for territorial domination ever since. Bringing the whole world under one global Islamic caliphate is a 1400 year old dream of these violence loving Muslims. They call territory under their control and governed by Islamic laws, Dar al-Islam (The House of Islam): for example, Iran and Saudi Arabia; and the lands where they are fighting to promote Islam, Dar al-Harb (The House of War). They would continue to fight to expand the territories under Muslim rule at the expense of territories ruled by the non-Muslims. This is an endless war since the 7th century, it will go on until the whole world is under their domination. Rich gulf States like the Saudi Arabia have been spending a great deal of money to propagate their expansionist agenda using charities. Now the global terror outfits such as the ISIS, Al Qaeda and Taliban extensively employ the social media for jihadi propaganda, radicalization and recruitment.

The dream of global domination was badly shattered when the last Islamic Caliphate (Ottoman Empire, responsible for genocide of over a million Armenian people) was defeated in the WW1 in 1918, when Muslims lost the capacity to conquer whole nations as a time. Therefore, since then they have been trying to expand in small steps: one migration at a time and one terror attack at a time. Each committed Muslim is destined to wages jihad to convert, enslave or kill infidels.  Here is why they kill in their own words.

Jihad Against the West

911 attack in New York was declaration of Jihad against the WestThe 911 attack was a declaration of Jihad against the West by the same gang of Jihadi fighters that the US trained (with active support of Pakistan) to fight the Soviet occupiers in Afghanistan in the 1980s. It forced the American forces to move into Afghanistan. They threw away the Pak supported Taliban. And, they are still there in 2018. The jihadi violence, however, continues. In 2003, Americans and their NATO allies attacked Iraq to punish its dictator Saddam and converted the middle-east into a war zone. After a decade of senseless violence, a new Caliphate, the Islamic State (ISIL) was born in 2014 only to be defeated in 2017. The group is now emerging in the Afghanistan, right next to ‘terrorist paradise’ called Pakistan, with 200 million Muslims. This area is fast turning into the “Middle East” of the world!

Polarization: Muslims vs the Rest 

anti-muslim-protest around the worldThe senseless jihadi violence around the world has clearly polarized the world: Muslims against the rest. Every act of Islamic terror strengthens the anti-Muslim sentiments in non-Muslims around the world. As a result, anti-Islam groups and political parties are emerging all over the world. Election of Donald Trump as US president from an anti-Muslim platform is a significant event and perhaps the best indicator of how anti-Muslim global politics is shaping for the future. His ban of immigration from several Muslim countries and recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital point to new emerging world order. Even Europe that used to be liberal towards immigrants is now hardening its approach looking at the emergence of “no go” Muslim zones and aggression of “new arrivals”.  Explore: A German View on Muslim Immigration

Here is some interesting info on Muslims’ behavior change with growth of their population.

4.  Dangers of Perverted Secularism

It’s funny! How dividing Hindus on caste lines is called ‘social justice’, uniting Muslims is called ‘secularism’, uniting Christians is ‘assertion of minority rights’ but uniting Hindus is called ‘communalism’ in India. – Shefali Vaidya

In the amphitheater of India’s “secular” absurdity Muslims and Christians must dictate; Hindus must submit. It would embrace shari’ah and Vatican, but not Vedas or Gita and Ayodhya or Kashi. It made skull cap and namaj ‘secular’, but shunned yoga and meditation as ‘communal’!

nehruForeigners are amazed by Indian politicians and their unique ‘freestyle’ use of word ‘secularism’ to malign Hindus. Used to knowing secularism as separation or religion and State and Hinduism as a religion that inherently accommodates diversity, they just can’t understand why India’s ‘secular politicians’ donning Tilak on the forehead attack their own community and  go into ‘secular silence’ when Hindu culture or symbols are mocked. They are almost awestruck when they discover that glorifying mass murderer Mughal kings is ‘secularism’ but even mention of Rajput or Maratha warriors becomes ‘communal’!

The Nehruvian secularism is plainly an absurd anti-Hindu ideology. While it aims to appease the minority community, in reality it empowers no one and brings injustice to all. Instead of uniting Indian society, it has been sowing seeds of fragmentation and alienation. In India, the word ‘minority’ is synonymous with Muslims; but Christians can be added when needed. These two communities are the privileged minority of India!

Until 70s, Indian politics was largely “minorityism” when Hindu interests were best treated through neglect. It was largely the “ignore-Hindu” brand secularism. Then during Emergency, Indira Gandhi inserted the word ‘secular’ in the Constitution in 1976 without defining the word. It was quite unusual because nothing had happened in the country to suggest that Hindu-Muslim relation was a major national problem. But her intentions became clear in later years when the Congress politicians began to polarize the discourse into secular-communal debate. You are secular if you take pro-Muslim stance, else you are ‘communal’ – a bad adjective.

The ‘secular politics’ of Muslim “appeasement” was on open display in the mid 1980s during the Shah Bano case when Rajiv Gandhi was the PM. Two years later, he banned Salman Rushdie’s book Satanic Verses (which neither he, nor his colleagues nor protesting mullahs had read) – much before the Islamic world could act! What appeared to be “Muslim appeasement” was in reality just “mullah appeasement” because they controlled Muslims votes. These politicians remained blind to the rights and dignity of Muslim women.  When Jihadi Muslims drove away around 4 lakh Kashmiri Hindus from the Kashmir valley in late 1980s the ‘secular’ politicians went into ‘secular silence’!

Secularism turned “Anti-Hindu” since the 90s

terrorists mani shanker iyerThus, the majority Hindus continued living as unimportant ‘ignored community.’  But then in the 1990s, the secular politicians became aggressive and Hindus became ‘undesired community.’ Indian secularism turned “anti-Hindu.” It became particularly evident after installation of Italy born Sonia Gandhi as “Royal Empress” of the Congress Party, who was alien to both Indians and Hindi language. Her secular buddies taught her Hindi through phrases like “Maut Ka Saudagar” and her son picked up street slang like “Khoon Ki Dalali.” The mother-son duo also learnt to maintain ‘secular silence’ over incidences like Godhra Hindu massacre or Mumbai terror  attack. As more and more Congress Darbaris joined the anti-Hindu tirade, they began  echoing Pakistani hate narrative against Hindu India! Whenever the open their mouth, it comes out almost like a ‘secular jihad’ against Hindus or Hindu India!

5.  Development “Beyond Economic Growth”

Shift From Socialistic Idealism  To  Capitalistic Pragmatism

In 1991, India had to pledge 47 tonnes of gold to get 400 million dollarsAfter the collapse of the global communist bloc in 1990, India also was forced to shift from the Nehruvian socialistic economy to private sector led capitalistic economic model. Indian economy was so fragile that for the first time, in 1991 India was forced to pledge gold with international lending agencies for loans – needless to say money came with attached conditions. It, thus, started the era of liberating businesses from state control. It was wonderful, except that now the humanistic approach to development gave way to economists’ favorite GDP growth model of development. From here began the obsession for GDP growth and the craze for evaluating everything in money terms.

The Fetish for GDP Growth

Fetish for GDP growth has ruined the climate and environment and societyThe development of a nation has several dimensions, but the money obsessed economists have reduced it to mere economic growth – measured in terms of the gross domestic product (GDP) which is just the sum total of all market activities. They have highly devalued the importance of wholesome human well being. As a result, people are now mere tools of economic expansion – first as labor providers and then as piggish ‘consumers’ with insatiable greed. It has also unleashed technological savagery on nature’s resources. The result is clear before us all: extreme focus on individualism, ever increasing social discord with degradation of human values and climatic and ecological disturbances.

Their model demands the GDP to grow eternally, quarter after quarter and year after year.  ‘Produce more and consume more’ is the only wisdom. It is fueled and sustained by consumerism; in fact, obsessive consumerism using borrowed money. As a consequence, consumption has become the sole yardstick of development. When economists talk of research perhaps they only want to know newer way to convert ‘consumers’ into ‘bigger consumers’.  But what we need today is Development ‘Beyond GDP’.

Looking at the state of the world, it is time that we put the concept of development in the right perspective.

What is Real Development

Amartya Sen: The purpose of development is to enrich human livesPerhaps the most comprehensive definition of development is given by Nobel winner economist Prof. Amartya Sen in his capability theory. Sen put people above economy. Amartya Sen’s theory is an eye opener for people who have grown up learning that GDP growth is the only meaning of development. Sen clearly highlights the dangers of equating GDP growth with development. He sees people as multifaceted human beings whose well-being depends upon both material and non-material needs. He sees development as the process of enhancing people’s well-being by enhancing their freedom and capabilities. His model is both comprehensive and flexible. Worldwide governments are trying to include his ideas to give proper direction of development.

In Sen’s approach, poverty is seen as lack of development which means denial of opportunities and choices for living a tolerable life. If in today’s world of sheer abundance people living in poverty, they are living in a system that denies them access to means to realize their capabilities. Today’s poverty is all due to exploitation and denial at the hands of those who have the power and authority.

You may like to explore: What is Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach of Development and Well-Being

An Eco-friendly Development Model – Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness (GNH)

Bhutan's gross national happiness is uniqueThe tiny Himalayan country of less than a million people has been following perhaps the most humane development model in the world. In fact, it is also in the true spirit of Buddha’s wonderful teaching. Its development model even has place for spirituality and cultural engagement along with environment health.  Bhutan is the only country in the world that does not use GDP as a measure of progress; instead it uses what it calls the gross national happiness (GNH).

Way back in the 1970s its king declared that “Gross National Happiness (GNH) is more important than Gross National Product (GDP).”  Therefore, Bhutan’s state policies are not made purely from the monetary angle, as in the rest of the world. Westerners are most intrigued by Bhutanese policy making because their brains are hardwired to plunder nature and cultural heritage to make money. While ‘experts’ are busy dreaming sustainable development models, this minute kingdom is already doing it, mandated by its Constitution!

6.  Poverty in India    

Poverty means presence of helplessness and powerlessnessThe 200 year colonial plunder of India laid the solid foundation for long term poverty in India. In 1947, when the plunderer British left India, they left 70 percent Indians in abject poverty and a tiny elite class that controlled everything. It was clearly among the poorest nations in the world. The situation continued for almost 4 decades as long as the Nehruvian socialistic economic policies continued. However, India was practically broke by the end of 1980s and it had to switch from agrarian to industrial-capitalistic model of economic growth in 1991.

Two decades later, poverty fell to around 30% despite population rising from 40 to 125 crore. Since then the pace of poverty reduction picked up. In 2016, the official poverty figure was down to 21%, the World Bank poverty line of $1.90 a day put it at around 12.4% and the comprehensive Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) of 2017 estimated India’s poverty at 41%. The differences are due to different methodologies for counting the poor.

But positive news has started to arrive in 2018!

A study from the Brookings Institution, a US based think tank, has put poverty estimate for India at 5.3%. It listed India among countries where the extreme poverty is steadily falling. Using NSSO 201/12 data it estimated that about 44 people are coming out of poverty every minute and if the trend continues, then by 2022 India’s extreme poverty would be below 3 percent! It uses World Bank’s $1.90 a day poverty line as threshold for extreme poverty.

These findings are based on the World Poverty Clock which is updated each April and October, to accommodate newest household surveys. The study points out that Nigeria has displaced India from the top position. At the end of may 2018, Nigeria had about 87 million (44% population) people living in extreme poverty, compared with India’s 73 million (about 5% population). If the trend continues, very soon the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) would again knock off India from its newly acquired 2nd position too!!

While these reports are reassuring, it must not be forgotten that poverty is actually a human development issue; not a statistical game.

Poverty Benchmarks

multidimensional povertyPoverty is a state of constant deprivations, shortages, hardships and lack of well-being. In the extreme case, it is a miserable condition characterized by malnutrition, illiteracy, disease, squalid surroundings, high infant mortality, and low life expectancy. It is a state of powerlessness and voicelessness that is beyond any reasonable definition of human decency.

The one dimensional income poverty line, such as the $1.90 a day line of the World Bank does not tell anything about the hardships of the poor. They merely divide people into two: poor and non-poor. The extent of poverty depends upon where the poverty line is drawn. In reality, it is just a number game of experts to justify their arguments and publish papers.

Research of past few decades has firmly established that poverty cannot be properly understood in economic terms alone – divorced of personal, social, cultural and political perspectives. People are social beings; therefore, the processes and activities of the society affect their state of well-being. Clearly, there are multiple factors that often feed one another to trap people in poverty.

agent of changeFortunately, debates of past 2-3 decades have now established that poverty must be seen as a state of multiple deprivations, particularly deprivations related to basic essentials of human life. Therefore, poverty is as much about lack of proper nourishment, employment, shelter, health, and education as it is about involvement in social and political processes.  Therefore, poverty must be seen from the angle of human development. A good attempt to gauge various deprivations is the multidimensional poverty index (MPI). It lays down a landscape of various deprivations people are facing, which is very useful for the policy planners. Several nations have adopted this measure to better reveal the nature of poverty in different regions.

The theoretical foundation for the MPI is provided by Amartya Sen’s capability theory of development:  It see poverty as failure of the most basic human capabilities needed to live a tolerable life. Seen in this comprehensive perspective, poverty becomes an issue of lack of sufficient freedoms to lead a tolerable life.

7.  Population Stabilization

Is Population a Monster?

Is Population a Monster?

Current population of India is around 1.33 billion (China 1.40 billion), which is about 17.5% of world population. India is a young country: over 50% population is below 25 years of age and over 65% people are below 35. Indian population grows annually by about 16 million.  In the past decade (2001-2011), India’s population growth rate has declined sharply. In fact, the trend of falling birthrates prevails all over the world (except in some pockets), not only in India.

7a)  Latest Fertility Trend 

fertility rate mapIn 2013, the Sample Registration System (SRS) statistical report mentioned a sharp decline in fertility, to 2.3 children per woman. It is fair to assume that in 2018 it must have fallen to around 2.1. It means that India has already reached the replacement fertility level. It marks an important demographic transition, implying that the population would peak in next 30-35 years and then begin declining.  Experts think that India’s population would peak in the range 1.55 – 1.60 billion around 2050, and then decline to around 1.45 billion by 2100. While achieving average replacement fertility at national level is a welcome sign, there are still regions where the fertility is still high. Highest fertility rate is in Bihar (3.4) followed by UP (3.0) which is also the most populous state in India.

Community wise fertility data revealed that population growth is largest in the Muslim community. During the decade 2001-2011, the Muslim population increased by 24% compared with national growth of 18%, although lower than the 29% rise in the previous decade. Thus, in 2011 Muslims formed 14.2% of Indian population, compared with 13.4% in 2001.

muslim-population-chartAssam witnessed the biggest rise in Muslim population, from 31% in 2001 to 34% in 2011. A big part of it must be due to illegal immigration from Bangladesh. For the same reason, West Bengal Muslim population 25.2% in 2001 to 27% in 2011. Uttarakhand also registered significant rise, from 11.9% to 13.9%.

Almost half (47%) of Indian Muslims live in just 3 states: UP, West Bengal and Bihar. These states are mentioned because the ISIS and Pak sponsored Jihadis generally look for local support in high Muslim density poor areas of these states. Now Rohingya Muslims have also infiltrated in these areas.

7b)  Reasons of Population Growth 

world population growthIndia’s population is growing not because people are having large families, but simply because there are too many people in the reproductive age group – population momentum.  The right strategy to curtail such population growth is to delay all births.  The correct ways to counter the population growth due to momentum are:

  1. Late marriage: Stop all girls’ marriages below 18. In India, about 47% girls are already married before the legal age of 18 and a significant proportion has already given births. This one action alone can not only bring fertility down significantly, but have several other positive effects.
  2. Delayed pregnancies: Delay first pregnancy by 2-3 years after marriage, and
  3. Space further births: Keep at least 3 year gap between births. Often, quick pregnancies result from non-availability of contraceptives, particularly in the rural areas. Almost a quarter of all births take place for this reason alone.

 

143 Responses to Overview of Important Issues in India

  1. Great blog and good thoughts…

  2. Gokulmuthu says:

    Great summary !!! It is good to see that you are updating it with the latest findings also. The articles linked to are also very informative. Thanks.

  3. Sudcha says:

    Thank you for creating this blog and all these posts, detailed reports.
    -an Indian.

  4. Shweta says:

    Mind blowing thoughts…………………. May everyone in India would understand it………………..

  5. raj says:

    very informative and thought provoking.please keep adding new contents.thanks will be a very small part of my gratitude.

  6. very good initiative drive by admin to focus on social issues..every 1 must follow dis blog to get aware about such problems..

  7. Nihar says:

    Great work.
    specially the youth will be able to know the the Nasty political mentality of our policy makers and their activity, and how they are making people fool. Really such a priceless articles. since quite couple of years i was inquest of such a website. Now i got it. Than you very much.

    It will also help people to know the Issues in details as well as the technical things of our constitution

    I m belongs to Yuva Bharat group and we are raising issues in the “Janasabha” time to time.
    It will help me a lot to increase my knowledge about “issues”.

    I would like to have a mail in case any new articles updation.

  8. abhishek says:

    good one !

  9. anna says:

    good one….thanks…

  10. Apoorv - Shrivastav says:

    I am extremely grateful 4 the everyone (since I don’t know exactly who is the one to maintain this blog) for providing us such a wonderful content ,
    this blog is extremely helpful for the I.A.S aspirants and their blossoming future .

  11. Goodpal says:

    Thanks Apoorv,

    Do share your critical comments too.

  12. shivu says:

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  13. G.Saranya says:

    Thank u i will gain something………….

  14. Ram says:

    Your articles and reports are of great value to people preparing for the civil services exam…thank you very much

  15. Pooja Rawal says:

    eye opening and an.engrossing blog………it awakens an Indian …the crude ground realities omnipresent reflect how majority of the nation has been left embittered by the faulty public policies evident in form of internal disturbances.

  16. Goodpal says:

    Thank you Ram and Pooja. Please keep visiting and sharing your thoughts and critiques. Lets work together to make India and the world a better and more just place. We must not take injustice and suffering for granted. Progress is not just spread of mobile phones, internet, pizzas or shopping malls, it has to do with human dignity and freedom from pain and insecurity.

    Have a good day!

    Goodpal

    • satyaveer says:

      its like i found a treasure on various contemporary issues ,keep it up .i would be a regular reader of your blog ,that shows attraction of this blog .while i would like to read on indian security related issues like role of technology,cyber terror, external threats etc..
      on more ,like globalization and indian society,,etc.etc..
      thanks to you for making my day…please keep this job at high without biased way ,So we people also get hope to solve the issues ,otherwise its like always just to be in frustration with respect to our nation.
      While we know that we have to present a lot ,every nation need So everytime we cant finish merely crticisizing it .

      thank you.

      • Goodpal says:

        Thank you Satyaveer, for taking time to share. The issues I pick up here are for constructive debate. The ultimate hope is that it would be resolved and the public gains the benefit. You will already know that India has perhaps the worst bureaucracy in the world; ever ready to stall implementation of any good policy. Not because there are only bad people in the bureaucracy but because the work culture is still of the pre-independence days where their role was to serve the lords and suppress the people.

        I learned that a lot of IAS aspirants read this blog for their exams. I just hope that they all succeed and then put the insight gained here for the betterment of general public. They are suppose execute and implement laws for the good of even the poorest person. It is possible only if they have insightful knowledge of people’s problems and the guts to solve them. Laws exist for the people; not the other way round.

        I do my best to offer solutions of every issue raised in the articles here. Anyone can criticize anything but that serves no purpose.

        Let’s all work together so that India becomes the best place to live on this planet.

        Do keep visiting and sharing. Thanks again for reading.

        Wish you a good day!

      • satyaveer says:

        while it may be too much to ask that you add more issues ,But no doubt you are serving a very big service for our parts .I think you had added almost all important topics mostly i never found appropriate things about PESA act, .It was really worthy reading …please keep it .
        and ,even i read your other blogs also like solar panel, and two others also.You write with in depth ,really hats off sir.
        please write on all issues whichever you thinks to be worthy for aware people.Also ,always add some solution like you are a researcher ,so its not too difficult to be optimistic about our country ,even we have to that other wise who else.
        I think most of the civil aspirants also do read your blog ,so biased or hypocrite things are which they dont like to be read.
        But ,its equally important to know reality behind the curtain ,But remedies should be under our knowldge So as you said we can do our best to make our country best planet of the world.
        Thanks for replying ,
        i will ask more friends to read your blog which make aware us about real india.

  17. sudhakar says:

    short and excellent presentation of the passage. Thanks .

  18. sushant singh says:

    wow…really impressed with the depth , insight and the comprehensive nature of your articles. has really helped me with my ias preparations…thnx a ton and please keep up the good work..

  19. Goodpal says:

    Thanks Sushant, for sharing. Wish you good luck in your IAS preparations.
    May I suggest another way to learn with longer retention: Whenever you learn anything new, write a short passage or a short article in your own words without referring to anything.

    Do keep visiting and sharing.

    Have a good day!

    • satyaveer says:

      wow…what a advice you had given .thanks sir.!!
      i would like to intimidate over it so in curse i would secure indepth knowledge over various issues .

  20. Goodpal says:

    I see you keen interest Satyaveer. Please feel free to share your thoughts in detail how this blog can be improved.

  21. Siri says:

    Great site. I have just visited, will definitely follow the issues. Keep updating it please:)

  22. Siri says:

    Can you provide RSS feeds to your site please?

  23. Man u r just awesome. You dont have the idea how is you helping the nation!!! Hope to have a reply!!! I would be happy if you can can provide me every links that you have written about issues!!! Thanks

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  24. Goodpal says:

    Thanks Abhijeet,

    You can scan some of my articles at hubpages. Here is the latest one: http://goodpal.hubpages.com/hub/Millennium-Development-Goals-How-to-view-Poverty-after-2015

    Do keep visiting and sharing. Have a good day!

    Goodpal

    • Sir, we are really exploring the possibility of making the best political website ever. After reading your blogs about political topics there is a swing in perception. We would be much happy if you would agree to join our team and become the chief editor of our site. Because your thoughts are far widened. An early response is highly appreciated & we hope for a positive one. If you do agree we can discuss about the best possibility.

      Sincerely Yours,
      Abhijeet

  25. Goodpal says:

    Thank you Abhijeet, for your interest to work with me. It might be a better idea to send me a mail describing what exactly you have on your mind, at vj.agra@yahoo.com. I am also connected with some NGOs and help them document their work and reports, so I would like to understand the situation before I can commit time.

    From your profile at the facebook, you appear to be a young and dynamic graduate. I always like to associate with people with ideas and desire to materialize them too. Doing small things is better than debating big ideas and doing nothing.

    Wish you a wonderful day!
    Goodpal

  26. Siri says:

    The most Irresistible and addictive articles that I have come across.

  27. Goodpal says:

    Hi, Siri, You might like to get in touch with Abhijeet Mohapatra (see comment above) and see what positive comes out. If crooks and politicians join hands to fool people, why not good and intelligent people like you and Abhijeet!! Think about it and get connected!!!

    Keep visiting and sharing.

    Have a wonderful day!

  28. Siri says:

    Thanks for the appreciation goodpal. Couldn’t comprehend much from the comment of abhijeet, can you throw some light on the political website or work he mentioned about?

  29. Goodpal says:

    About Abhijeet’s project: I have yet to figure out myself!!! So far, I am impressed by his zeal to do something good for the society. Though he is still an engineering student, I can sense the desire to make some impact on the society, which is wonderful.

    Good Day!

  30. Siri says:

    Yes true. Goodpal, can you suggest good non fiction books of the kind Amartya Sen’s uncertain glory and the like giving new perspectives on India?

  31. Siva says:

    A comprehensive coverage of issues is done in a very impartial and informative manner so as to make people aware of the ground reality. This helps not only in exams but actually for real life. keep writing, pen and sword are the only instruments in this world to reform it.

  32. anees says:

    Very nice article

  33. aishwarya says:

    really a great effort, focusing almost all possible social problems and situations in india

  34. Goodpal says:

    Thanks Anees and Aishwarya, for reading and sharing.

    We need to go into depth of the problems if we want to solve them. It is just my humble efforts to try to do so.

    Do keep visiting.

  35. Dr. Monuj says:

    Its really refreshing me lot about current social political..scenarios of India..Thanks.

  36. Goodpal says:

    Thanks Dr Monuj. Do keep visiting and sharing.

  37. bubu says:

    lucky to have come across this blog.very informative and thoughts provoking!!!i especially like the issue on ‘MGNREGA and GDP’.keep up:………..

  38. Goodpal says:

    Thanks Bubu, for reading and sharing. Do keep visiting at your convenience.

  39. mana says:

    THIS IS THE PROBLEM WITH STRUCTURAL SYSTEM HERE IN THIS COUNTRY PEOPLE AND POLITICIANS BOTH HAVE LOST THEIR HOPE WITHIN AND ARE FOLLOWING BLINDLY THE NEOLIBERAL POLICIES RATHER LOOKING AT THEIR OWN THEY ARE MUCH CONCERNED ABOUT OTHERS RATHER THAN WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS COUNTRY EVEN THE WORST THING IS MEDIA THAT IS ALWAYS FAR FROM REALITY AND HIGHLIGHTS THE FALSE PROPAGANDA;S ONLY RATHER THAN HIGHLIGHTING ANY SOCIAL POLITICAL OR ECONOMIC ISSUE Although the effort is good but most of the information is baseless and rather seems idealist that shows only the one side of the picture

    • Goodpal says:

      Any democracy is only as good as its people and the quality and extent of their involvement in societal and political processes. So, why complain; make efforts to improve people and raise their awareness.

  40. lakhwinder says:

    Thankyou goodpal for visiting this ospicious site of India . I hope you like this.

    • dawn5000 says:

      Sir,you write fantastically over different issues with such in depth details and in lucid manner. We all are grateful to you. After all, knowledge is all about to sharing . You are doing it very well. One more suggestion sir if you get the time write about yourself, do share your journey also.is it all easy or how you come to write on these issues. And many more…. Thank you.

    • Goodpal says:

      Thanks. Keep visiting and sharing. Let’s all grow together, forever!

  41. Thank You Boss, I can feel that this blog will help me a lot in my interview in UPSC Civils. It was a refreshing, Insightful and fact of the matter understanding.
    .

  42. Goodpal says:

    Thanks for visiting the blog. Do keep visiting and commenting critically; it helps to share views and know others’ point of view.

    What counts in the interview is the mind and insight you carry with you. Any one can memorize and spit out to pass written exams. Good luck with your interview; wish you every success.

  43. Sheena Kapoor says:

    awesome read. Great insightful blog. If only the Indian politicos paid some heed to this page

  44. Great work…..this is real education…..Alas ! all Indian could know and realize their REAL problem.
    Wish to get associated with your team.I feel that if we can ensure a FAST JUDICIAL system, people will start moving in court for any sort of injustice/corruption and that will act as a restraint for corrupt Leaders/Public Servants/Businessmen.Hitherto, people donot dare to take legal recourse as they are afraid of slow and illogical court process where justice is always denied for “DELAY”

  45. Rakshit Sharma says:

    am following this site for the last two years and today i find myself confident in the public..
    give me a topic and i’ll go on and on..
    credit goes to you, sir..

    very well done..!
    i sincerely wish you the very best for your future..

  46. Goodpal says:

    Thanks Rakshit, I am glad that this blog is helping you. Why talk about text book problems and textbook solutions? Real life problems need real clarification and practical solutions. It is heartening to know that UPSC aspirants are a majority in following this blog.

  47. saravana says:

    Grt blog
    salute to admin

  48. avinash raj says:

    it is basic ken(knowledge) of surviving indian and their economy.

  49. babitha says:

    dont wait for the government to respond,friends…first we all should respond to these serious problems…only then,the government responds…

  50. jagadeeshwar reddy says:

    I have learnt so many facts from this blog.it has very good information about the present major problems of india. thank you very much

  51. sumit oza says:

    Superb…it’s the real manifestation of present scenario of the nation going to become SUPERPOWER… But now NAMO…will do whatever u have mentioned at last…because RULE OF LAW STARTED SINCE 17/05/2014..

  52. Ravi Sharma says:

    Really, your blogs are saying something meaningful. This is really a good job by the admin of this website. I like your post over Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

  53. anverali says:

    i would like to blog

  54. Deepa says:

    Really Good Artcle..very deep

  55. Buggi says:

    Very Nice Blog…… It helping me a lot in my study. Thank you Sooooooooo much Dear. 🙂

  56. Akash says:

    Very nice blog, Hope every greedy Indian understand this and change his mindset

  57. gems mohanty says:

    i just get to upgrade myself .. thank you

  58. Goodpal says:

    Thanks friends, for reading and sharing. Pl keep visiting.

  59. Sriraghuveer says:

    Thanks it is very good blog it helped me in my study about the social issues in india.

  60. Prithvi Prabhakar says:

    A fantastic work…. the points you mentioned are really the aspects to be looked-up by every indian citizen. Pls continue your work…..

    suggestion: you can initiate sessions to bring on awareness among the people… we are always ready to support you…

  61. Archana says:

    Very nice article.. It shows reality of india

  62. ranjeet singh thakur says:

    First people have to know that is issue ……that means identity of problem is most important….. Than took an action about it……..please do something ………..

  63. likam says:

    dont know much about these issues but get a start

  64. anuj says:

    going through the blog is interesting , but implementation is not possible by indians

  65. pratisruty saikia says:

    It’s a great summary but would like to say that Adivasi and tribal are different from each other…. Tribal people are those who lives in the hilly areas or in the plains…..and Adivasi are those who work in the tea garden……so it’s my humble request so that people can’t mix up….. Because tribal and Adivasi people they have different culture and lifestyle

  66. dayanand gawade says:

    your blog is very helpful both for my compitative exam studies and also to increasing my awareness level 🙂
    great work
    continue. 🙂

  67. THE BRAIN says:

    It good blog for knowledge but its language is bias and not neutral.
    thanks

  68. Goodpal says:

    Thanks Brain for sharing. Do keep visiting and share your views in detail.

  69. Ajstylez says:

    Immensely helpful info…only one request…please give a balance view by adding govt initiatives.
    Thanks keep up the good work

  70. Roy says:

    “Fully dedicated, honest, hard-working, rational and clear-headed Modi ”
    Are you kidding yourself man?
    We have a mass murderer as the prime minister of our country, and you are hoping for betterment?
    Now is the time to gather and take action against fascist and communal powers that have come to power only by virtue of advertisement and PR gimmicks. Do you know how much Modi has payed to AFCO international a public relations organisation since 2007 just to change his image from that of a ‘face of terrorist’ to the ‘development man’? Since a few months back he was denied entry in the USA because they considered him a criminal mastermind, and now for oil and cheaper raw materials Obama has become his friend. Such a low life is sitting at the head of our country, we should hang our heads in shame.

  71. Goodpal says:

    Thanks Roy, for commenting. You are entitled to your extreme views on Modi.

    I don’t see him as Hindu monster ready to eat Muslims or as a mass murderer, despite the media hype. He clearly has the qualities you find hard to accept; people can sure disagree or choose not to see them. I don’t look for perfect people in this utterly imperfect world full of lies, liars and distorted brains.

  72. Expresser says:

    I believe the root cause of all social issues/ corruption is to have COMPLEX structure.. COMPLEX industries..COMPLEX technologies.. products and services–difficult to understand. which gives the people opportunity to cheat. and an eye for an eye makes the world blind.

    • Goodpal says:

      You are right. In a world devoid of human values and morality, nothing can remain simple. This is the root cause. GDP can grow only with such immoral means, making us the victims.

      • Expresser says:

        no goodpal. It is not the people who are immoral. but it is the technology or you can say methodology which is immortal. before east India company, Indians use to have simple works, simple jobs. which were TRANSPARENT. so if anyone do something wrong. he was being caught instantly. but when east India company came…they do bring their technologies with them into India. For example. earlier we used to have bullock carts to travel from city to city. EIC brought scooters and then motorcars. so it affected Indians in both ways. on one side employment got reduced. A bus can carry 100 people, what 10 bullock carts could. so in this way. as a bus (100 travelers) give employ-ability to only 1 person whereas earlier 10 people used to get employed for the same. who got benefited for those 9 persons is the bus maker company. Like this the company made 100 buses and get the employ-ability benefit of 9 people. Whereas Indian work methods was people oriented.
        you think and tell me ‘ why even after being famous as the country of golden sparrow we were so less in having complex technologies’ I think that our ancestors knew that after a certain level, increase in complexity will lead to non-transparency.
        Not only this but what i found out in my years of research that their technology itself is so complex that only specialized people of that field can know it comprehensively. so automatically it gives people the opportunity to hide, to cheat, to corrupt.
        you will also see in your daily life that for all the services except your field you have to rely on others it may be the technician who repairs your fan/fridge etc. or the bike/car mechanic or when you take an insurance- insurance adviser.
        I invite you to tell me all the issues one by one and i will answer how that issue took place due to non-transparent structure.
        Regards
        Expresser

      • Goodpal says:

        Complexity and simplicity are relative terms. What is complex for one might be simple for another.

        Societies need ‘appropriate technologies’ to progress in a healthy, without jeopardizing well being of people or their livelihood. This is possible if people are the focus of development, not economy, nor technology. Both these things are just means for people to live happy, healthy and creative life.

        Today, we have put the economy and technology ahead of people; they are mere tools. This is like putting the cart before the bullock! You you put things in the right perspective, everything gets simplified.

  73. Sundarrao says:

    I like the reply of Goodpal on the comments of Roy. However, there is a reason for Roy to comment in that way as it was happened during the regime of Modi. God knows the actuals. Would request Goodpal to elaborate details of Godhra if rules permit in this forum. Having said that, during 2014 elections, India was badly in need of a strong and able adminstrator as a PM after seeing Manmohan for 10 years. At that time, by god’s grace, we all had given a clear mandate to one party. In the existing lot of BJP, it is certainly that Modi is the best choice. Modi is good task master which India wants. As Goodpal said, no one is perfect. We all have some issues. But, we need a leader who can lead the country with vision and pride which was missing in the last 10 years. Hence, Modi is good and would expect that the efforts being put would certainly lead to good governance and overall development as Goodpal narrated in his write up. Let us hope for the best. We should also start discussing about the topics on sustainable energy for happy living.

  74. Goodpal says:

    Thanks Sundarrao, for sharing.

    Modi gave a hope to people who were desperate after seeing a spineless government for last 10 years. His clarity on issues (whether we agree with him or not is another point) is amazing. His dynamism, honesty, stamina to work hard, ability to act tough against Pakistan are a few refreshing qualities we should be celebrating. But anyway, Modi or some other personality is not the issue; the issues are leader’s qualities, policies and ability to execute them.

    The important issues at present are:

    1. How to ensure justice to the farmers while helping industrial growth.
    2. How to have a people and job oriented economy – in my opinion it is possible only by promoting small and medium enterprises in millions; which means promoting entrepreneurship and skill development in bulk.
    3. Why is India making the GDP growth a “national goal” By all means it is a flawed measure of progress; in fact it hides more than it shows. Why not the government lays down a clear vision of ‘development’ before the country. The goal of development is always people and society’s growth in terms of peacefulness, cohesiveness, justice and inclusiveness; GDP growth only creates means to achieve that; it can’t be the ultimate goal !
    4. Women/girls empowerment – This single step will help reducing both poverty and population control, besides making society healthier and more just.

    I invite readers to share SOLUTIONS to these problems. It is far too easy to criticize and find fault or hide behind idealisms.

    Let’s work towards a better India that again attracts people from the so-called developed countries. For that we have to beyond economic boundaries.

  75. rishabh says:

    There should be a strict rules for each n every citizens this all critical problems should be shared with Mr modi he is the perfect person who could understand the importance of the issues of India

  76. NISHANT says:

    OUTSTANDING PRESENTATION OF ALL THE TOPICS..

    THANKS A LOT ADMIN

  77. Avinash Das says:

    A big thank you for the one who created this blog…It’s so good…

  78. Goodpal says:

    Thanks Avinash. Please keep coming and sharing.

  79. Rajchauhan says:

    Extraordinary I never seen such a good reading

  80. indian muslim says:

    “In the truncated “Secular” India, activities of radical Islamic elements, who could not go to Pakistan during partition but remained in India as Pakistan sympathizer, remained an ever lurking threat to communal harmony.”

    Substantiate above mentioned allegations with any real life example. After all here you are accusing millions of Muslims of being Pakistan sympathizer.

    How can you put entire blame on Muslims for communal violence even without giving passing reference to communal Hindu organizations such as bajrang dal vhp etc.

    your opinions on communal violence and vote bank politics has right leaning bias.

    Regards

    • Khalil Ahmad says:

      Right, But there are also number of problems are creating by Hindus in India for muslims, there is only Hinuism not Secularism …………….

      • Goodpal says:

        Secularism only means keeping the State away from the so-called religious ideologies. State should treat people of all faiths equally. India is already secular because majority of its people (about 85%) follow Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and other indigenous life philosophies that emphasize living virtuous lifestyle and personal upliftment. None of these divide humanity into believers and non-believers; nor are they monolithic like foreign born ideologies. They see humanity as one. In fact, they are not ‘religions’ or socio-political systems (thriving on numbers alone through conversions) to grab power.

        Demographies of India and Pakistan clearly establish this point. In Islamic Pakistan, minority Hindus and others have fallen to 1% today from around 15-20% in 1950. In India, Muslim population has increased from 9.6% in 1950 to 14.2% in 2011. Difference in birthrates among Muslims and Non-Muslims alone can’t account for it. Fear of Hindus is only among radical Muslims or Christians.

        Secularism is very much needed to protect people of other faiths, for example, in Christian or Muslim dominated societies where you are discriminated if you believe differently. The idea of “Secularism’ was evolved in the West to allow free and rational thinking without fear of oppression by ‘religious’ authority. If Indian govt gives Haz Subsidy or talks of assuring Christians’ representation in the parliament it is clearly not a Secular state. In fact, India will become truly SECULAR only if it adopts Uniform Civil Code and delete all laws referring religions.

  81. Goodpal says:

    Dear Indian Muslim, thanks for reading and sharing.

    Please do not use blanket term “Muslims” which imply all Muslims and distinguish the “radical Islamic elements” who are only few Muslims. It is a widespread BAD habit to tarnish the whole Muslim community for actions of “some” bad Apples. Likewise, not all Hindus come under Bajrang Dal and its clones. All fundamentalism is bad and destructive.

    The Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were also free speech fundamentalists who were displaying their mental sickness in the name of freedom of expression. Likewise only insane people can use Islam to justify their acts of violence. God doesn’t become great by killing in its name; God becomes great by loving others in God’s name.

    Let’s unite the “voices of sanity” and join hands to expose those with criminal mindset, regardless of what type of religion they claim to represent.

    • Khalil Ahmad says:

      Don’t say good for anyone those are enemy of Islam like Charlie Hebdo (Uncountable curse on that)………………..

      • Goodpal says:

        Charlie Hebdo is a publication that creates cartoons and mocks many things including Islam and the Prophet. It is an expression of free ideas in a free society. People fail to understand why Islam or things connected with it can’t be criticised. Charlie Hebdo or any one else having a different opinion doesn’t by default become an enemy of Islam. Present civilization is not monolithic where everyone must thing exactly in the same way or believe in exactly the same thing. Human beings are rational beings and have the faculty of thinking and analysing with their own brains. Why take disagreements as animosity?

  82. within.rahul@gmail.com says:

    MIND BLOWING……………….

  83. quest says:

    I must say this is such a concise yet comprehensive summary of What India is today. I request you to go deeper into the issues of problem and what limitation one faces while solving the problem. At the aggregated level we have many solution but once we dig deeper we will realise our own fault lines.

    • Goodpal says:

      Thanks quest, for reading and responding. How far we are able to solve problems depends upon how good is our delivery system and how much pain we take towards solving them.

      Yes, India is a country with very ancient roots. Its society and social issues need to be seen in this light. Superficial ideologies from abroad have been dictating India’s polity and society particularly since independence. However, now is the time that people of India start taking pride in their ancient culture and take better charge of the country to steer the future direction.

  84. Aiswarya says:

    It helps to understand the present problems of our country. So, Thanks…

    • Goodpal says:

      Thanks Aiswarya, for reading and sharing. Yes, a complex nation like India with strong ancient culture can only be understood if seen from the right perspective in the light of its culture; superficial thought from abroad can help anyone understand the country.

  85. right to now indian political fact’s

  86. ABI says:

    THANK U FOR CREATING SUCH A USEFUL INFORMATION IT’S HELPFUL TO KNOW THE POSITION OF OUR COUNTRY AS WELL AS THE STRENGTH AND WEAKNESS. TRY TO MAINTAIN THIS FOR FUTURE GENERATION.

  87. Aseen Khan says:

    Excellent work and good thoughts .

  88. Very nice, you have enlight on each and every corner. Please update some latest incidences like “Patidar Patel Reservation”, “Rohit Suicide and Political drama”, “JNU drama” and “JAT Reservation”.

    • Goodpal says:

      We all know what are the forces behind these issues – pure political gesturing. None of these make the nation strong; these characters are mere pawns in the hands of foreign funds that come through NGO and charities. We need to question the basic thinking behind all these issues. For instance: why reservations in govt jobs? why not talk of creating more jobs per years; we need around 1 crore new jobs each year looking at the population growth. Govt jobs are shrinking island – it can’t do any justice any more in the 21st century. And they were to remedy the historic injustice done to a specific category of people. When for instance Muslims demand reservation; it is just a comedy of nonsense and display of ignorance, why reservations were devised in the first place!

      What JNU represents is an open secret – center of half cooked intellectuals who hate everything that is indigenous and communist theorists who are past expiry date long ago.

  89. vijay singh says:

    wow…what a thought and knowledge….really really thanks for inspiring us…

  90. Venkat says:

    The best article I have ever read on Indian Politics and its scenario. I request all our brothers and sisters to read and understand in right perspective and improve to bring to a better situation from already tarnished image of our Country.

  91. Goodpal says:

    Thanks Vijay and Venkat, for reading sharing.

    We all need to come out of the trap of the so-called “secular logic”. India only belongs to those whose body and mind belongs to its soil. Over the decades, armed with easy petro-dollars Saudi Arabia has killed real ISLAM of the Prophet systematically through propagation of its ‘political Islam’ also known as Wahhabism in the learned circle. Sufis were the real inheritors of what Mohammad taught – they are more or less irrelevant or are extinct now.

    Then the British occupation systematically destroyed India psyche and ethos.

    Today it’s time that indians lean to use their own brain rationally and freely – that’s what democracy or free society is all about. It’s time to make India truly stronger and united so that rogue nations like Pakistan turn into insignificant flies and barking dogs.

  92. Amikul Tarapore says:

    thank you so much…..whoever has given all this information. It’s very relevant and to the point, and gives us a different perspective on political issues, through a unique vantage point. Thanks a lot again, as it has helped me to complete my project. I hope the Pakistani government realizes what they’re doing, and the issues between India and Pakistan get resolved soon, or we are going to continue suffering.

  93. Goodpal says:

    Thanks Amikul, for reading and commenting.

    Indian citizens need to move away from the imposed history of left leaning pseudo intellectuals, pampered by foreign forces. Indians need to learn to see things as they are think with their own brains.

  94. Vote India says:

    Very Inspiring Post. I’ve learned many things from your article. Keep posting ahead.

  95. subbarao says:

    good concept based basic knowledge

  96. Rashid says:

    Good, very good and useful

  97. Nagaraja. A says:

    Sir
    Great India, we have so many communities and cast’s and sub casts various languages various regions, lengthy of oceans, desert, varieties of food, great but still we are one Indians. We can go any where across India North to south and East to west thousands of kms with out any fear with out knowing others languages really great India.
    Regards

  98. Randolph smith says:

    We love your blog….keep up the good work. I live in south Africa and the anti modi sentiment is strong. It is spread by corrupt journalists viz Dr Devi Rajab etc. She and her ilk are calling modi prejudiced and the beef ban has labelled him as irrational etc

  99. Goodpal says:

    Thanks Randolph for reading and sharing.

    The journos like Devi Rajab have lived their whole life cursing Hindus and painting them in dark color under the influence of Nehruvian-Communist indoctrination. Several Indian TV channels still have ilks of the kind of Rajab. But today they are utterly frustrated. Why? Because India’s demography has changed drastically in the past 2 decade or so. The sizable population is due to young Indians who don’t carry the burden of fake secularism and anti-Hinduism the was the political discourse since 1947.

    In fact, most fake secularists are badly confused today and are highly worried about their survival. Many of these are on the payroll of Gulf Islamic funds and are under the influence of Pak’s ISI which exploits brainless ‘secularism’ of India to its advantage. Pak’s puppets are most visibly active in Kashmir – all stone pelting, voice of separatism and terrorism activities are funded by Pak.

    Rest assured likes of Rajab have no future in the new world we live in today.

    Good day!!

  100. praveen roy says:

    very good article. many interesting facts to know about. thanks to you.

  101. K .VENU says:

    Such a thought provoking article …….that not just knowing the upper superficial things but the actual core things……
    I am very thankful to this article maker……
    Expecting more articles like this with recent updates…….
    THANK YOU JAI HIND…..

  102. An Excellent Eye Opening Article on India…A MUST READ FOR EVERYONE

    Leaned and got to know many things…

    Thanks a lot…

  103. I believe in an India of pluralism and diversity, not of religious bigotry and caste politics. I believe in an India that is secure in itself and confident of its place in the world, an India that is a proud example of tolerance, freedom and hope for the downtrodden.For more social issues of india click the below link:
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  104. Uzma says:

    I m totally disagree with . its just a one face of every situation . it’s just to work for glorify a single group. I never comment on any article but it’s to tough to rigit self to comment. Something very much upset thing is here.

    • Goodpal says:

      Thanks for reading and sharing. It is absolutely OK to disagree. This is what democracy is all about. Do share what upset you so much. Thanks.

  105. clary says:

    This article is biased. It shows the ruling government in good light while all that happened before was wrong.

  106. Amal Antony says:

    informative and worth reading

  107. NITIN SEN SHARMA says:

    Very much informative. Thanks.

  108. Judhistir Bidika says:

    Highly informative.

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