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 Party is sure to meet the fate of similar great societal upheavals like French and Gorbachevian revolutions.
We shouldn’t be surprised if Narendra Modi, who is generally perceived as strong leader of the present opposing party, is the clear winner in this ‘game’ and become India’s Bonaparte or Putin.
Well , Narendra Modi has done the impossible: He has proved in letter and spirit that he is India’s Napoleon Bonaparte who once said: “Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools… Victory belongs to the most persevering.” Now the big question is: how he will go on further in accomplishing this near-impossible task?
This 640-page book has an AGENDA not only for this ‘Napoleon Bonaparte’/‘Vladimir Putin’ of new India but also for also for all such leaders in the world, and that they must soon start writing a new chapter in human history that has to be totally different from the present one, if they want to preserve mankind (as a species) from the present catastrophic and other existential risks capable of causing imminent extinction of mankind. These risks are staring right in the face of every leader today.
I have absolutely no doubt about the fitness and capability of Narendra Modi to rule India and her 125 crore people for the next 10 or 15 years or more. But my serious doubt is regarding the fitness and capability of the present human society to prolong at least the next 5 years, let alone the next 15 years or more, if it goes along the present path. If anyone has any doubt about dilemma, I request him/her to visit my site www.humanfirst.in to confirm it for themselves.
I hope the great leader Narendra Modi will surely widen his vision. In this highly mechanized Global Village with no border, no leader and no order, and where globalized currency, monopoly media and mechanical might run the show, and where even individual action has its immediate and visible global effect (we claim that the whole world is at our fingertips), it is indeed a crude joke to claim that there are over 203 independent, sovereign nations in the world today. Today we claim that the whole world is at our fingertips; that planet Earth has become a ‘global village’ or ‘wired planet’; that Earth is turning into a global city; that post-modern society is all a giant machine; that modern science rules the roost in almost all sectors of most nations in the world that is being run on an hierarchical pattern of developed-developing-underdeveloped; that the world today is a giant market where money is the only arbitrator as religion, education, politic have all become highly commercial undertakings.
Calls for global leadership are frequently voiced in public discourse, yet the concept remains vague and has no generally agreed definition. The world is becoming more open, inter-connected, interdependent and complex. This trend, propelled by revolutionary scientific and technological progress and change, will intensify in the decades to come. Dealing with such challenges will require global approaches, solutions and management.