Narendra Modi: Coming of India’s Napoleon Bonaparte

Narendra Modi: Coming of India’s Napoleon Bonaparte

  LIFE ON MELTDOWN is a cause book pertaining to humanities/environmentalism genre which has been written by this author and published by Layman Books some two months before the counting of votes of the 2014 Indian Parliamentary Election 0n 16th May, 2014. Interestingly, when the election results were officially announced, they were almost the same as the book had predicted literally, namely the virtual eclipse of Congress Party from Indian political scene, the very poor performance of the much waxed AAM AADMI PARTY (AAP) and, above all, an unprecedented ‘Modi’ wave ransacking the Indian elections.   While almost all exit polls using extensive machinery, survey and expense, miserably failed to come even nearer to the book’s predictions, I have done it through philosophical inferences. The relevant part in page 617 of the book is reproduced below: AAP is not a party but largely a platform. The lack of experience and well-laid plans and programs made AAP incapable of gathering the massive fallen ‘fruits’ of the massive shake up. It is easy to win an election by mobilizing the people against the corrupt system, but difficult to remain in power and run the government. But, in the bold experiment, it has become a very formidable force and a panacea against all the hitherto established parties in raising their corrupt, dishonest heads again. Under this backdrop, I can visualize a few future inevitable and imminent developments in India which I am detailing below: Unlike the after effects of JP and VP Singh movements, India will be never back to its pre-AAP era.Fate of Congress party is sealed, and for good. Aam Aadmi...
A NEW NEWS ANALYZER

A NEW NEWS ANALYZER

    Much like a test solution to determine the properties of a particular matter/substance, a new type of analyzer to test news/events is being introduced through my new book LIFE ON MELTDOWN   Our world is full of wonders, news and new ideas. But our vision being severely confined to this highly mechanized system called the post-modern society, we are unable to see or comprehend them. Our vision of this world is a much shrunken one and looks the same in every direction. As the highly developed or modernized, we don’t know what it is like to be non-Modern. The modernity is the negation of pre-modernity in which mankind lived for millions of years. But suddenly cut from this long lineage or family tree, people of the highly mechanized post-modern society live like the proverbial ‘frog of the well’. For the frog, the well is his world. He had been born there and not for a single day been out. He knows nothing of world outside. Little does the frog know the real world that lies outside of his well. Sometimes the birds would tell the Little Frog, “Hi, Little Frog! You see, the outside world is much bigger and nicer. It’s many times more beautiful than your little well at the bottom. But the Little Frog would not believe them and would answer back: “Don’t lie to me, I don’t believe there is any place that could be better than here.” As the latest sub-species/links/branches/leaves of the grand old human family TREE that is standing on Earth since millions of years, we cannot confine ourselves as belonging only...
LIFE ON MELTDOWN–An Outline

LIFE ON MELTDOWN–An Outline

Today we are living in modern society that is a highly globalized pyramid-like market-led racketeering mechanism which has many weak links and ‘holes’. An unnoticed small hole is enough to sink a giant ship and the fact is that this ‘spaceship’ (Earth) or technosphere today has thousands of weak links and holes, most of which are highly incomprehensible even to the so-called service providers of modern society, namely, the experts and scientists who ‘know more and more about less and less’.  Built on modeling Nature, and as a giant spider net or a system of exploitation, technosphere is the mechanical infrastructure system on the biosphere in the forms of industrial centers, modern human settlements, energy production plants, transportation and communication networks, agricultural exploitation etc. Thus technosphere is the counterfeit of Nature that keeps on exponentially developing as a giant tumor on Earth. Our world is full of wonders, news and  new ideas. But our vision being severely confined to this highly mechanized system called the post-modern society, we are unable to see or comprehend them. Our vision of this world is a much shrunken one and looks the same in every direction. As the highly developed or modernized, we don’t know what it is like to be non-Modern. The modernity is the negation of pre-modernity in which mankind lived for millions of years. But suddenly cut from this long lineage or family tree, people of the highly mechanized post-modern society lives like the proverbial ‘frog of the well’. For the frog, the well is his world. He had been born there and not for a single day been out. He knows...

Questioning Assumptions is Necessary

      Questioning assumptions is a necessary thing. We must build on from the foundation. We need a departure from the old Newtonian reductionist paradigm upon which our tyrannically and mechanically market-led modern life system is based. The world is not a Newtonian clock work machine nor are humans robots or engines. Ultimately the struggle is between the money-dependent and the Nature-dependent; between the mortals and the immortals and between the machine-dependents and the Nature-dependents. I think the darkest moment in one’s life is the development of a situation when he feels himself to be in a totally helpless situation in life, particularly when he realizes the fact that he cannot do anything to help even his own children from the imminent disaster, which exactly is the situation today. For millions of years, Mother Nature was man’s teacher, his ultimate refuge under whose care and protection man and other species are entrusting their children in peace and in total confidence. Nature only teaches its children lessons. Instances of Nature deceiving her children are rarer than the instances of a mother deceiving her own children. Electricity failure is a common feature in the highly mechanized modern society. But the sun has not failed to light human society even for once in its billions year long history. We must return to our natural state whatever that is!    ...