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The evolution of corruption in a society and remedy!

Humans are weak. Very exceptional humans very rare who can resist the seduction of money or woman.

Power at at any level tends to seek some undue favour. Thinking vigilance would control, is puerile. We cannot forget the stock, manning vigilance, is not from Mars.

The leaders at top need to garner funds to put up the political shows and appear to be doing some thing for people. While very top leasers could be very clean, it is statistically difficult to get same kind of persons as team. So part of personal gains get built in. It is only a matter of how the payback is organised.

Do work, once done, take payment. That used to be good old days of very honest and trusting on both sides of the table.

The reed being not too much, the project cost could comfortably be absorbed within affordable inflation rate. Inlfation rate does depend on  unproductive cash flows.

So others enjoying different dgrees of power, too could manage their lifestyle mostly eithr within salary paid by government or…

Fire Aacidents in AC coaches of Indian Railway

Fire accidents in AC coaches: some realities.

Evening 8pm train rolls out of Kacheguda ,with I and wife on board going to Tirupati.

As soon as Conductor finished checking tickets, I found in next bay , a lady pulling out electric water jug heater normally used for making tea or coffee.

A family of six and the lady took pleasure in preparing instant noodles, soups, for all , locating the soup kitchen on the side berth.

I got alarmed, went and asked them they may send up endangering the electrical insulations , because, the socket for mobile charging is not meant for what they were doing.

But she very confidently advised me, they had been doing it on all their travels covering many trains on other railways, without any problems! Also advised me to get the heaters from a particular address , very kindly pitying my ignorance.

She continued and when I tried to interfere, was practically shoed away by the family. The socket was continuous use for two hours! She was complaining the water w…
Eliminate parasitic political class in all state governments.

Clean Governance 17 minutes ago Rajaram Bojji
Just now
Why not a system of governance where there are no elections, no political class, no red light cars? FOR STATES :
1. There shall be a secure bank of servers with data security, and communication links with software to post issues, files of govt and final briefing note by the bureaucrats, seeking final order of govt. This is normally given by the man from political class whose party must have got some 20% vote share of total population, in current party based electoral system. But now thiese servers make avalable the information to people directly on the internet. People vote for approval or disapproval what is recommended by the bureaucrats, that is the executive branch. A time of 10 days for closing each case so posed or more if required will be enough.SMS and web poll today is feasible option.
2. process of registration is similar to voter card, and each will hold their re…

Prevention of criminal governance


1. Welcome friends. Late Justice Verma analysed & concluded failure of governance as root cause for Delhi rape

2. In my opinion it is not just failed governance, but criminal governance is at the root, corrupting all.

3. Laws can never PREVENT crime. Deterrence & fear absent under criminal governance.

4. Why so many criminals fight elections heavily investing for govt power? Obviously not for public service.

5.Trillion rupee govt cash flow , to SECRETLY allocate contracts& favour with public assets enriching selves

6. Keyword SECRET. The current process of governance allows govt to issue orders , keep file secret.

7. Stakes of managing trillion rupee cash flows of govt, very high. Corrupt prevent honest rising to power

8. The rule of law compromised, when govt executives secretly interpret rules against public interest

9. Govt issuing orders thus from secret files under law, is passing judgment in secrecy. No SC judge can do!

10. Remember every…

God, nature & us!

210. na ca māṃ tāni karmāṇi nibadhnanti dhanaṃjaya udāsīnavad āsīnam asaktaṃ teṣu karmasu 9.9 These works do not bind me, Dhanahjaya, Indifferently seated am I, detached from those works.

211. mayādhyakṣeṇa prakṛtiḥ sūyate sacarācaram hetunānena kaunteya jagad viparivartate 9.10
With me as overseer, prakriti emanates the mobile and the immobile. Because of this, Kaunteya, the universe is revolving.

A key idea in Hindu spiritual vision is that everything we do boomerangs back to us one way or another. This is the essence of the law of karma. Another way of saying this is that our actions bind us, as if by a rope. In other words we cannot do something and not be bound by I, causing the birth-death-rebirth cycle. Krishna says here that he himself is exempt from this action causality reaction principle, that his own actions have no binding effect on him.  This corresponds to the idea that whereas every event and thing in the universe has a cause, the Divine itself does not. God is the ca…

Wilting children in modern age of information explosion- can mother become unwittingly enemy of own child, loving its mother as God?

In Chaitanya Programme conducted in Konkan Railway, very renowned experts from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and Social activists highly qualified in Psychology and Psychiatry from very well to do rich families, but spending time to pursue higher goals in life, Medical Professional hugly qualified in Pediatrics formed a group to devise means and methods to address the emotional and cognitive concerns of growing children between the age of 1 to 10 years, with more focus on formative under 5 years of age when the more than 98% of mind completes its development.

One of the important topics debated and discussed in the group, was the impact of modern age information explosions to which the child's mind is exposed .

The child is almost learning at rates 100 times faster than compared to children of a decade or two decades ago.

There is some fundamental difference of IQ and Emotional quotient  which occur among children-- the former partly genetic and partly acquired, and the …

Manage what is unavoidable , avoid what is unmanageable
The Scary Hidden Stressor
IN her introduction to a compelling new study, “The Arab Spring and Climate Change,” released Thursday, the Princeton scholar Anne-Marie Slaughter notes that crime shows often rely on the concept of a “stressor.” A stressor, she explains, is a “sudden change in circumstances or environment that interacts with a complicated psychological profile in a way that leads a previously quiescent person to become violent.” The stressor is never the only explanation for the crime, but it is inevitably an important factor in a complex set of variables that lead to a disaster. “The Arab Spring and Climate Change” doesn’t claim that climate change caused the recent wave of Arab revolutions, but, taken together, the essays make a strong case that the interplay between climate change, food prices (particularly wheat) and politics is a hidden stressor that helped to fuel the revolutions and will continue to make conso…

Adhibhuta,Adhidaivam, Adhiyagna

A very basic concept to contemplate upon and experience!

178. adhibhūtaṃ kṣaro bhāvaḥ puruṣaś cādhidaivatam adhiyajñoham evātra dehe dehabhṛtāṃ vara 8.4

adhibútam is the ephemeral-principle; purusha is adhidaivam. adhiyajña is simply me here in the body, O best of embodies ones!

Here we have the definition of the three terms which Arjuna wanted to know about. The explanations rest on the idea that there are three aspects to the universe. First there is the material aspect. This is the apparently sturdy and substantial world of solids, liquids, gases, and plasma that constitute the totality of the material universe. Without these there would be mere void.

 The concern and goal of science is to understand and explain this multifaceted dimension of reality. But what is emphasized here is that this aspect of the universe is impermanent. In fact, even the sun and the stars will eventually fade away and turn to nothing.  Until the rise of astrophysics in the twentieth century the general …

One step solution for India #NOSEFAGO

Politics are bound to affect every aspect of our lives.  Governance necessarily gets  compromised with present practice of keeping  secret files after govt orders.  Many do not want to high light this aspect.

 Why? Corrupt & greedy use this with sole aim of enriching themselves. Public interest or law & order do not matter. Elections too manipulated with money, liquor and dividing electorates with selective goodies based on caste, creed etc.

The stakes of managing trillion rupee cash flows of govt, very high. All this activity prevents honest rising to power . The rule of law compromised, when govt executives can secretly interpret law , public policy and rules , hide in files misinterpretation, but issue orders dispensing justice in the process.

 Even a judge cannot do this. A society where executive enjoys such higher privilege , is dictatorship, no more a republic.

Law loses deterrence effect because of is not in the interest of law makers main objective. The dishonest go…

World loves corruption! It is fun with risks & rewards!

Some realities about corruption, Indians love & hate !

1. There is one and the only solution to PREVENT corruption in govt. But no one, wants it.

2. The solution is scan & web post  the file and order finalised  No technical challenges here. Simple.

3. But no one wants it.

4. Govt obviously , because , secret file makes governance mysterious & enjoy a sense of power over citizens , who unfairly dealt with have to seek justice from govt.

5. The secrecy of file allows self seekers to violate public interest and favour arbitrarily, for return, and hence govt power is lovely.

6. Elections become a huge business and expenditure benefits media, many small scale industries, liquor trade, transportation business, generally carnival festival for electorate with cash freely flowing. Lots of fun. This will dry out with the solution in 1. So even people do not really want to see corruption go away.

7. Various laws enacted to catch after corruption is committed are more in the nature …

With love for my country & railway, a parting gift as I emigrate!

Shri V Ramachandran

Dear Shri Ramachandran,

I am glad you are heading the premier organisation of research and standards, which will benefit from impeccable character and integrity that you bring in.

After inventing and developing ACD technology as MD Konkan Railway, on retirement in 2005, I kept away from the railway system. Glad that RDSO finally adopted the concepts embedded there in and recently announced TCAS and RDSO is actively pursuing with blessings of Rly Board. With RDSO and Railway Board getting committed, the product will soon reach the Indian Railways and will be sustained over the years, I am sure, to save many a life on our network.

I did not and even now do not work with any private company since my retirement in 2005. I am currently  , Member , Empowered Board of Govt of India ITER project, in Department of Atomic Energy. It is a multi nation international project to deliver the first Fusion reactor of the world, at Cadrech, France. For last 4  year…

Rahul Gandhi getting on center stage : wish him well

What events will unfold and the grand strategy of forces running congress from deep behind the scenes, will unfold in next few months, I suspect.

I do feel sorry for the young ,man Rahul Gandhi, who was having quite a happy time with his girl friend, which he had to sacrifice forcibly to be in this fray. I suspect his heart really is not in this political field, and like father getting forced in to field.

We are lucky to be just observers. But the business of multi-billion dollar govt funds is a very high stake game, and forces larger than congress and BJP will be scripting the show of democracy for us.

It is a risky , uncertain vulnerable field, Rahul getting on to center stage. I do pity him cannot feel envious of his so called luck or born with gold spoon in mouth not silver one, like earlier years.

May India transform into a nation where goodness prevails, is my prayer.

So long as the fountainhead of evil of secret process of exercising power is allowed to remain, congress, BJP and eve…

A reform for government process for procurement or works or licensing public assets

Government has to decide a large number of contracts for works and supplies. To ensure protection of govt interest , a plethora of rules and regulations are made. Committees of officers from multi-disciplines pore over secret files, constantly worried about vigilance or audit destroying their future career prospects while required to meet what the top brass desires. 
The system can be simplified by removing the requirements of tender committees complex tender committee proceedings & secret files.
The entire render papers made available on web, with all conditions, pre-discussed with potential vendors, incorporating all view points, and making it clear no changes permitted once posted finally for bidding.
In all cases, the quote can be reduced to putting down a percentage above or below the standard schedule of rates contained in the schedule for various items.
This schedule can also be prepared in consultation with established vendors , factoring in latest accepted numbers as ava…

Executive secretly executing law, destroys justice , grants undue riches, corrupts society

A country having democratic govt, with executives of govt secretly executing law, to own & ruler's whims and fancies 

1. Denies justice by delay
2. Makes select groups richer beyond normal levels 
3. Farmers like in Vidarbha keep committing suicides , getting only empty promises
4. Brave soldiers & jawans lay down lives , but their families get humiliated
5. Criminal elements in society get free hand, sure of lax law & order
6. Electoral process distorted by corrupt practices with money & liquor freely flowing
7. Electorate by design divided by offering selectively based on caste & creed, offering appeasement
8. Sophisticated perception management strategies make intellectuals and media opinion makers useful idiots making them support the rulers who ever they may be
9. SENSEX rules

Impossible to get honest ruler or honest population but we can assure public interest !

Things were not hunky dory even in ancient times. It is in the swabhava and distribution randomly of various types of people in any given population

Women were abducted , forced against will from ancient times, treated as property along with cows and gold. Conquering armies indulged in molesting women folk of the defeated.

To escape humiliation, recent history shows , women committed mass suicide , jumping in to fire in Bharat too!

Well , a very miniscule number of people think after studying and seek answers for humanity to make them happy and what means to be adopted to avoid misery.

The oldest one said, nothing belongs to you or any body in this world. We are just granted use of all the resources, so that we may live happily, availing what is granted, doing rightful duties, but be joyous and live 100 years ! That is true only if one is not greedy to aspire for more than what is allocated for him.

Such a simple concept. But in all ages, including Ram's time and even earli…

My India over 60 years: Riches flow, hourly rapes and candle light marches only as retaliation!

Incredible India where riches flow with hourly rapes and candle light marches only as retaliation instead of correcting Govt. Business Rule!

Sports, technology,safety on streets,roads& rlys, honour of women India losing, to allow govt keep all files secret.

Govt manages the country's largest cash flow running in to hundreds of billions rupees in India. Even more valuable assets like land, spectrum, sea ports, roads, involving PPP projects with trillion rupee investments too get allocated under law by govt.

Strange is while a judge cannot interpret law of the land secretly, the executive in govt can. So this loophole where under law , public policy and rules made there under, can be secretly interpreted , is what keeps the evil in nation to seek and garner government power. The secret interpretation allows them to quietly undermine public purpose, to serve private interests. 

The confidence levels over the years increased in misuse of this loophole, leading to ballooning of ill got…