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Teaching-Democracy-Secularism and We the People

This is very relevant today to talk about the way teaching is designed in schools, which is foundation of a nation. In India we have Hindu Schools, Muslim Schools, Christian Schools so on and so forth but constitutional mandate makes us secular! Do we relate ourselves with religious study? Religion has guided human beings for centuries and it preceded Rule of Law. Is to correct to advocate religious study? Is to puerile to counter secularism with religious study? Isn't rational, reason  religion part of the bag conscience ?

To me religion is Dharma and Dharma only ...Dharma is understanding / respecting all life and non life forms. Learning is incomplete without studying Dharma in this sense religion is the bedrock of a civilized society. Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission, in Eternal Values for a Changing Society: Education for Human Excellence, Vol. 3, has identified objectives, which should be achieved by education. If we focus on these objectives we may find what and …

Teaching-Democracy-Secularism and We the People

This is very relevant today to talk about the way teaching is designed in schools, which is foundation of a nation. In India we have Hindu Schools, Muslim Schools, Christian Schools so on and so forth but constitutional mandate makes us secular! Do we relate ourselves with religious study? Religion has guided human beings for centuries and it preceded Rule of Law. Is to correct to advocate religious study? Is to puerile to counter secularism with religious study? Isn't rational, reason  religion part of the bag conscience ?

To me religion is Dharma and Dharma only ...Dharma is understanding / respecting all life and non life forms. Learning is incomplete without studying Dharma in this sense religion is the bedrock of a civilized society. Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission, in Eternal Values for a Changing Society: Education for Human Excellence, Vol. 3, has identified objectives, which should be achieved by education. If we focus on these objectives we may find what an…

Regulatory Regime and Infrastructure Development

In the Indian context a fad word or phrase has all takers, academicians, politicians, bureaucrats, and the layman in the common mass. In recent times regulatory nuisance has become nonsense..., somebody says scrap it, others say have more and more regulatory frameworks in India because only such frameworks are going to free India from regressive bureaucratic control. One of the recent fad phrases has been "regulation and infrastructure development" and people believe religiously that ideal (debatable) regulatory framework creates infrastructure for the economy. Some available literatures need appreciation on this context:
www.uneca.org/adfiii/docs/ri_infrastructure_dev.pdf
www.adb.org/Media/Articles/2006/10895-Indonesia-infrastructure
www.hindu.com/2007/03/19/stories/2007031900421600.htm
www.cuts-international.org/RptRegFrmwork140105.htm

All said and done; is it correct to say that a regulatory framework per se leads to infrastructure creation and development. Furthermore Moha…