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Thursday, June 26, 2014

article 370 again

Interesting and disturbing facts.
What is section 370?
● Jammu - Kashmir's citizens have dual citizenship.
● Jammu - Kashmir's national flag is different.
Jammu - Kashmir' Legislative Assembly's term is 6 years
Whereas its 5 years for the States of India
● In Jammu - Kashmir it’s not a crime to insult India's national flag or the national Symbols!
● The order of the Supreme Court of India are not valid in Jammu - Kashmir.
● Parliament of India may make laws in extremely limited areas in terms of Jammu - Kashmir.
● In Jammu-Kashmir,
If a woman marries a person of any other states of India, citizenship of the female ends!
In contrast, if a woman marries a person from Pakistan even that person will get citizenship of Jammu - Kashmir.
● Because of Section 370
RTI does not apply in Kashmir.
RTE is not implemented
CAG does not apply...
Indian laws are not applicable
● Sharia law is applicable to women in Kashmir.
There are no rights to panchayats in Kashmir.

A peon only gets Rs 2500 in Kashmir
Minorities in Kashmir [Hindu - Sikh] do not get 16% reservation.
● Due to Section 370
Outsiders cannot own land in Kashmir.
● Because of Section 370 Pakistanis gets Indian citizenship, for which they only need to marry girl from Kashmir
● It’s a good start to remove section370
At least one step has been taken further.
The new government has already raised this issue.!!
Now if someone wants to say something about these secular facts then they are welcome.!
Section 370 has to be removed
So please forward this message as much as possible. !

        from  a post from my  mr  pvs krishnan

Monday, June 23, 2014

How Has a Mom Changed Your World?

How Has a Mom Changed Your World?

Every day, moms drive change for their families and communities and are passionate about helping families around the world achieve health and happiness. That’s why the United Nations Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, The Huffington Post, and Baby Center are hosting Moms +SocialGood . What do moms do to make the world a better place? How has technology enabled moms to make a great impact? How has a mom helped you? We want to know what you think! Tell us by submitting a post to the community, tweeting us with #socialgood, writing to us on Facebook, posting on Instagram with #socialgood or by commenting below! Moms +SocialGood will be the culminating event of the Global Moms Relay, which runs from International Women’s...Read More

Turning Connections to Impact

Turning Connections to Impact

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

planning commission

modi plans to downsize planning commission.
 better late than never.

what has planning commission achieved so far ?
other than publishing lengthy research papers
and adding a few new  words to the dictionary.

that is if u r ready to overlook the immense delays
planning commission introduced in the planning
process in india. for reasons ranging from academic
ambivalence to egoistic shadow fights. from unupdated
political philosophy  to stubborn insistence on ignoring
ground realities.

forget the past . let us experiment planning without the
commission . heavens will not fall. no doubt about it.

nothing wrong in allowing planning commission to
continue the work which they know . of publishing
research papers and holding international  seminars.
but let them not be vested with the power to sanction
( read delay or deny) development  plans of india

railway fare hike

may be the manner in which it was done is not correct. but rail fare hike is not such a great disaster. let us see if the govt can bring down prices and hold it down. that is more important. there are ways in which the govt can do it. even after the inflationary pressure induced by railway fare hike. let us give the govt a longer honey moon of say six months

Thursday, June 12, 2014

article 370 ... more

article 370 debate is down and almost  out.
that is the beauty of the media. why hold on
to such difficult subjects when there are
more scintillating topics aplenty .
one thing that baffled me for long is this and
in the name of the state. j and k. since j and k
are adjacent alphabets j and k sounds great.
but why this and ? why cant jammu and kashmir
each stand alone ?
therein probably lies a story which is forgotten
too soon . may be it is time to reread that story
and debate rewriting it.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

പരിസ്ഥിതി സംരക്ഷിക്കൂ please

എന്തിനാ ഇങ്ങനെ ഓടുന്നത് ? ദാ എന്നെ നോക്കൂ എന്ത് പതുക്കെ സ്റ്റെഡി   ആയിട്ടാണ് ഞാൻ ഓടുന്നത്..നിങ്ങൾ ഇങ്ങനെ ഓടിയാൽ ഈ track  തന്നെ കേടാകും .ഓട്ടം തന്നെ നിന്നു പോകും. പരിസ്ഥിതി നശിക്കും.  ജീവിക്കാൻ ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടാകും . ദൂരെ ഇവിടെ പോലും ozone layer ഇൽ തുള വീഴും. നിങ്ങളുടെ western ghat ഒക്കെ സംരക്ഷിക്കൂ. please.

സായിപ്പേ  നിങ്ങൾ ആണിത് തുടങ്ങി വച്ചത് . ഒത്തിരി മുൻപ് .  ഞങൾ ഒക്കെ ഓടാൻ പ്രാപ്തരാകുന്നതിനു മുൻപ്. നിങ്ങളാണ് ഈ ട്രാക്ക് ഈ പരുവത്തിൽ ആക്കിയത് . industrial revolution എന്ന പേരിട്ടു നിങ്ങളാണ് ഈ ഭൂമിയെ ആക്രമിച്ചു നശിപ്പിച്ചത് . nuclear plant സ്ഥാപിച്ചു ഈ ഭൂമിയെ radiate  ചെയ്തു കൊല്ലുന്നതു ഞങ്ങളാ ? പിന്നെ ആ മഹാ തമാശ. നിങ്ങൾ പ്രകൃതി സംരക്ഷിക്കുന്നു പതുക്കെ ഓടുന്നു . സുഹൃത്തേ നിങ്ങൾ ബഹു ദൂരം മുന്നിലാണ്.അവിടെ നിന്നാണ് നിങ്ങൾ പറയുന്നത് പതുക്കെ ഓടൂ അടുത്ത് വരരുത് എന്ന് .

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

devayani issue : why the US has to yield this time

america the super power normally
wont. but this time they have to.
mody is opening up.
US companies will stand to lose heavily. 
they will force obama.
again the act of abducting a citizen
against whom court proceeding are pending
is indefensible. they can only keep silent.
for sometime. hoping that india too will ignore it.
but today india need not do it.

this game is worth watching.
unless india makes unforced errors
it is difficult for india to lose.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

poverty alleviation

an unusual suggestion

8 months ago3 total views
  1. at the base of poverty is the mismatch between population and resources.
    the obvious solution is to increase resources or reduce population or both.
    what i am suggesting is distribution. of population or resources or both.
    i know how difficult it is to even think about it. but see the simplicity. hail it.

    if there exists a solution to a problem however complex, it has to be a simple
    one. in other words there is nothing like a complex solution. it doesnt exist.

    so why not distribute population? definitely not the forced variety. the voluntary
    type.which means help the pople move if they really feel like. the catch is
    across the border. or from one country to another. without restrictions.

    and that is the crux of the problem. nations. their boundaries. patriotism.
    its inflated status. history which is the story of wars.

    they are the constraints.  but  opportunities. are there any ? can v rethink
    about the restrictions ? what will happen if australia or newzwaland allows
    indians or if u dont mind keralites to move in ? will it destroy that country ?

    but then countries are destined to whither away. if marx is to be believed.
    why delay it consciously ?


the lesser the better

human tendency is take help and not give it. probably a legacy of our insecure past. that habit of clinging to anything for survival.
so if we want to develop self help attitudes we should start early. during the primary education stage. we should give the students opportunity to do things rather  than read things. synthesis is superior to analysis on any count. and more difficult too. we should create in the young ones the self confidence to do things and be responsible for their actions in the formative years. once they develop the habit , its own addiction force will lead them on.
 to help them to help themselves help them less . in their formative years.