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Posted by संदीप नारायण शेळके on January 26, 2014
Posted by संदीप नारायण शेळके on January 25, 2014
Today nation is celebrating 64th Republic day on 26th January 2014. There have been several attempts to subvert the constitution by some, like Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Jaat Panchayats, some media houses etc. But I’m happy whenever there was any attempt to subvert constitution, citizens stood their ground in support of Republic of Bharat. Jai Bharat.
Bharat became independent on 15th August 1947 upon receiving the independent status within British Commonwealth from British empire. Officially Bharat became dominion of British Empire and remained so from 15th August 1947 to 26th January 1950. Dominion means an independent country but not an sovereign. Which precisely means we just had the political independence with allegiance to British crown [correct me if my understanding is incorrect]. That means we did not have own constitution to call it supreme hence Queen was supreme for us.
So the parliament formed the Constitution Drafting Committee under the leadership of Honorable Babasaheb (Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar) on 26th August 1947.
The drafting committee presented first draft on 4th Novemeber 1947, YES, within just 66 days the committee submitted the first draft. Of course they worked on it full-time. The draft was debated and over 2000 amendments were moved over the period of 2 years.
The assembly met for 166 days over almost 3 years from 4th November 1947 before constitution was signed by 308 members of assembly on 24th January 1950. On 26th January 1950 Bharat adopted the constitution signed by assembly and we became sovereign country.
The Bharatiya constitution is longest written constitution of any of sovereign country in the world. It contains 448 articles in 25 parts, 12 schedules, 5 appendices and 98 amendments.
I’m sure Mr Arvind Kejriwal, CM Delhi, must be having this knowledge. If not then please read this simplified version to understand the importance of Constitution.
Bharat spent Rs 10 Crore on constitution drafting till adoption to award ourselves Sovereignty. The state was deemed as servant of the citizens (of course its not the case practically, but that isn’t the fault of constitution) protector of citizen rights. Hence citizens now empower the state to govern for 5 years.
– Yes, the corrupt practices are haunting us because of socialist mindset of the politicians who fiddle the emotional cord of citizens to get votes.
– We must fight it, but constitution should not be challenged, yes we can amend it but must not discard.
– Yes, we must challenge the clauses and articles which empower state to encroach on citizen rights.
– Yes, we must change those which discriminate the citizens based on cast, color, religion, creed, gender.
– Yes there are some amendments which are against federal structure, citizens natural rights (like 42nd and 98th amendment) and those must be repelled.
But we must remember:
– Constitution is end of slavery.
– Constitution is supreme for Bharat.
– Constitution is the spirit of Bharat.
Posted by संदीप नारायण शेळके on January 21, 2014
Arvind Kejriwal said that urine sample isn’t enough to testify for drugs there must have been a blood test. Watch the following video from 8:50 onward to hear the lie.
Law Minister Somnath Bharti forcefully acquired urine sample from Ugandan women to conduct drug test. I did a simple internet search to find more about drugs testing and found resources from drug foundation NZ.
Urine can detect drugs from further back in time than blood test.
Here is the time chart found on wiki.
I must say Rajdeep Sardesai was ill-prepared while interviewing AK and hence fooled the viewers.
Come on Arvind sir you are CM you have to be prepared to answer such questions. And most importantly your objective shouldn’t be to shield the culprits. You should work to protect citizen and their rights.
I do not support this unilateral action by a minister (though his motive was to resolve the issue) because tomorrow this might become a precedent and the evil would take advantage. Citizens would be persecuted. So let’s stick to some process where probity and accountability can be verified.
Also I don’t support inspector raj. Unless there is written complaint against someone police or govt should not enter private places.
Posted by संदीप नारायण शेळके on April 27, 2013
Date of Announcement: 27 April 2013
The Freedom Team of India’s policy competition, announced on 15 November 2012, attracted over 400 registrants. A total of 20 entries were received. One competitor had applied to join FTI. Although he has since left, he is not an Indian citizen hence ineligible for a cash prize.
General comment on quality of entries received
The rules specified that “FTI may decide not to award prizes on policy topics in which no entry of a minimum acceptable standard is received”. This provision was not expected to be used since FTI was hoping for a very strong field. It turns out that many competitors did not use the mandatory competition template (which provides a systematic framework for analysis). Many of those who used the template didn’t demonstrate basic diligence and evidence-based policy thinking, hence failed to meet a minimum standard.
FTI doesn’t blame this unfortunate state of affairs on the participants, but on the lack of even a single good school of Governance and Public Policy in India. Policy makers in India are therefore left to their own devices, leading to extremely poor public policy. It is our hope that this deplorable state of affairs will be addressed through the ongoing efforts of the Freedom Team of India (which has also recently launched the Sone Ki Chidiya Federation to bring about total reforms). competition participants are encouraged to join the Federation to support good governance in India. They are also encouraged to understand the slides presented at the Governance Reforms Conference at Indian Institute of Public Administration recently.
Seven participants are being acknowledged and/or awarded prizes
Despite the low average standard of policy entries, three did meet a minimum standard (although much was still left to be desired – e.g. proof of assertions made).
One of these policies has been judged to be of sufficiently high standard (despite limitations) to act as a minimum benchmark for future policy design in India. This policy is being awarded the overall best prize of Rs.1 lakh.
The remaining two (out of the three that met the minimum standard) were in the same policy area (school education), so only will get the prize of Rs.20,000 and the second is being acknowledged through a consolation prize. (Although there was no provision for consolation prizes in the Rules, the Board of Directors of FTI has decided to acknowledge/ award five small additional prizes to encourage the participants.)
The policy entries
FTI has previously published the policy entries without disclosing participant names. The entires are now being published with participant names (without addresses and other private details) here.
Disclaimer: Awarding a prize to a policy does not bind FTI in any way to its recommendations. FTI continues to develop world-best policies for India through its own extensive analysis and wide discussions with the community.
1) First (and overall best) prize: Rs.1 lakh
The first prize goes to Supratim Guha and Amudavalli Kannan (C17: Policy No. 17: Water (including rivers policy and potable water supplies).
Title of competition entry: River-Basin Management
Affiliation: Undergraduate Law Students at Gujarat National Law University
FTI believes that this policy is good enough to act as a minimum benchmark for all policies made in India. Much better policies can be designed with due diligence and effort. However, currently no actual public policy in India even meets this minimum benchmark. The Planning Commission spends HUNDREDS of crores of rupees on consultants, only to make truly bad policies. If India were to follow the diligence and effort put in by Supratim Guha and Amudavalli Kannan in such a short time, it could achieve wonders with the resources currently spent (wasted) on policy making.
Download a PDF version of the Guha-Kannan First Prize winning policy below (Word version here). Please also pass on this link as widely as you can. Well done, Guha and Kannan.
2) Prize for best policy on school education: Rs.20,000
The only other policy area in which a minimum standard was met was school education. The prize in this policy area goes to Poorvaja Prakash and Radhika Maloo. (C13: Policy area no. 12: School education (including early childhood education)). Download this prize winning entry here (Word | PDF).
Title of competition entry: Education For Learning
3) Two consolation prizes of Rs. 3,000 each
The following competitors are being awarded Rs. 3,000 each as a consolation prize for their effort.
Padma Karri (C12/ 11_Padma_karri.doc – download from zip file here)
Avi Aggarwal (C09/ 2_aviaggarwal.doc – download from zip file here)
4) Three encouragement prizes
The following two are being awarded Rs. 1,000 each as encouragement prize.
Akriti Bhatia: C19/ 16_Akriti Bhatia.doc – download from zip file here)
Rahul Gupta (C20/ 2_rahulgupta.doc – download from zip file here)
FTI also wishes to encourage the following competitor. He is not a citizen of India, so will not receive any cash prize. But well done:
Sandeep Datir (C04/ health policy.doc – download from zip file here)
Congratulations to everyone!
The Freedom Team of India congratulates not just the prize winners but all contestants – for putting in the time and effort to think about public policy. This is a highly neglected area of thought and study in India, and the results of such neglect are self-evident to anyone who lives in India. Even “reform” movements are led by people who have not the slightest clue about good public policy.
Through the efforts of Freedom Team of India, its supporters, and competition participants we hope that India will finally arrive at good policies. We hope that all competitors learnt something useful from the competition – regardless of whether they won a prize. We wish them the very best in their future plans in the field of public policy.
We invite you to work together with us to ensure better public policy in India through world-best governance and policy frameworks.
Now it is your turn to support this effort
FTI is a fledgling effort that is trying to reform India’s deplorable governance. We need every Indian’s support. If you think that FTI is on the right track, please support FTI actively through cash contributions and voluntary work. Those who wish to lead India should join the Freedom Team. Those who wish to India to achieve genuine reforms should participate in the Sone Ki Chidiya Total Reform Movement by joining the Sone Ki Chidiya Federation – which has been created by FTI as a platform for all reformers and reform organisations in India to come together.
FTI wishes to thank those who contributed prize money for this competition. We will soon be in touch with them with proposals to best use the remaining contributed prize money for preparing good public policy documents for India.
Note: Cheques to prize winners
Cheques to prize winners will be mailed out to the addresses they have provided, in the next 30 days. Should you not receive your prize by then, please contact Supratim Basu at firstname.lastname@example.org and Ajay Anand at email@example.com.
Board of Directors, Freedom Team of India
Posted by संदीप नारायण शेळके on March 11, 2013
Posted by संदीप नारायण शेळके on March 10, 2013
Posted by संदीप नारायण शेळके on February 12, 2013
विकसित आणि स्वयंपूर्ण देश घडविण्यासाठी “सोने कि चिडिया” ह्या आंदोलनात सहभागी व्हावे.
“समृद्ध, स्वतंत्र भारत” हा संदेश सर्वदूर पोहोचविण्यासाठी अथक परिश्रम घ्यावे लागणार आहेत. आणि ह्या आंदोलनाचे नेतृत्त्व करण्यासाठी पुढे यावे लागणार आहे.
खूप झाले आता भ्रष्टाचारी लोकांना शिव्या देणे, मेणबत्त्या घेऊन गल्लोगल्ली फिरणे. आता सूत्रे स्वतःच्या हाती घेणे गरजेचे आहे.
चला सगळे मिळून “सोने कि चिडिया” या व्यासपीठावर एकत्रित येऊ आणि देशाविषयीचे आपले स्वप्न पूर्ण करण्यासाठी काम करू. जर २०१४ हातून सुटले तर २०१९ पर्यंत ह्याच नालायाकांची अरेरावी, चोरी, गुंडगिरी, सहन करावी लागेल. आणि आपल्याला वाया घालवण्यासाठी खरच वेळ नाहीये. त्या ५ वर्षात आपण १० पटीने अधिक समृद्ध आणि वैभवसंपन्न होऊ शकतो.
जागृत भारती! सशक्त भारत!
जय भारती!! जय भारत!!
Posted by संदीप नारायण शेळके on February 4, 2013
This is really sickness. They start demanding freebies whenever there is any disaster. But no contingency plan. No plan in place to empower farmers, to make them self dependent.
Lets stop this non sense once. Uddhav Thakare, I don’t support such naive demands. Every time demanding waivers, subsidies sound like beggar than self-respecting human. Where are the real demands for freedom, freedom of expression, freedom of movement, equal opportunity etc..
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Posted by संदीप नारायण शेळके on February 3, 2013
स्रोत: प्रा. र. पं. कंगले ह्यांच्या भाषांतरित ‘कौटिलीयम् अर्थशास्त्रम्’ ग्रंथामधून.
राजनितीवर पंथ-निरपेक्षपणे विचार करणारे प्राचीन भारतातील एकमेव शास्त्रीय लेखन. ह्या शास्त्रामध्ये सर्वस्वी इहलोकीच्या गोष्टींचाच विचार केला आहे.
सध्याच्या काळात अर्थशास्त्र हा शब्द ‘इकॉनॉमिक्स’ या अर्थी उपयोगात आणला जातो. परंतु ह्या ग्रंथाचा विषय तो नाही. १५व्या अधिकरणातील अर्थ ह्या शब्दाची व्याख्या:
“अर्थ म्हणजे उपजीविका, म्हणजेच मनुष्याची वस्ती असलेली भूमी. त्या भूमीचा म्हणजे पृथ्वीचा लाभ आणि तिचे पालन यांचे उपाय सांगणारे शास्त्र ते अर्थशास्त्र”(१५.१.१-२)
‘अर्थ’ म्हणजे इहलोकीच्या जीवनाची समृद्धता हा त्या शब्दाचा मूळ अर्थ. आणि हि समृद्धता संपत्तीमुळे प्राप्त होते. म्हणून संपत्ती असा ह्या शब्दाचा अर्थ होतो. सर्व प्रकारच्या संपत्तीच्या उत्पादनाला मनुष्याचे श्रम कारणीभूत होतात आणि हे उत्पादन अंततः भूमीतून – शेतांतून, खाणींतून – वैगेरे प्राप्त होते. तेव्हा संपत्तीनिर्मितीच्या मनुष्य व भूमी ह्या दोन्ही घटकांचा एकत्र निर्देश असलेला ‘मनुष्यांची वस्ती असलेला भूप्रदेश’ असा ह्या शब्दाचा अर्थ सहज निष्पन्न होतो.
पृथ्वीचा लाभ व पालन हि जी अर्थशास्त्राची दोन उद्दिष्टे त्यापैकी लाभाचा विचार म्हणजे मुख्यत्त्वेकरून एका राष्ट्राच्या दुसऱ्या राष्ट्रावरील आक्रमणाचा विचार. त्या संदर्भात साहजिकच परराष्ट्रसंबंधाचे विवेचन करणे क्रमप्राप्त होते. पालन करायचे ते पृथ्वीचे आणि तिच्यावरील माणसांचे. पृथ्वीचे पालन म्हणजे राष्ट्राचे रक्षण. ते रक्षण मुख्यतः शत्रूपासून करावयाचे असते. हा विषयही परराष्ट्रसंबधात अंतर्भूत आहे. राज्यातील मनुष्यांचे पालन म्हणजे त्यांचे दैवी आणि मानुषी आपत्तीपासून रक्षण करणे एवढाच अर्थ नसून त्यांच्या योगक्षेमाची काळजी वाहने हा अर्थ सुद्धा अभिप्रेत आहे. लोकांचे रक्षण करण्यासाठी आणि त्यांच्या योगक्षेमाची काळजी घेण्यासाठी कारभाराची मोठी यंत्रणा उभारणे आवश्यक असते. म्हणून अंतर्गत राज्यकारभाराचा विचार हे शास्त्राचे दुसरे अंग. ह्या दोन्ही अंगांचे – अंतर्गत राज्यकारभार आणि परराष्ट्रसंबंध यांचे – अत्यंत विस्तृत विवेचन कौटिलीय अर्थशास्त्रात केले आहे.
Related: Quotes by Chanakya
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Posted by संदीप नारायण शेळके on January 30, 2013
I’ve not seen the movie ‘Vishwaroopam. But, I support the freedom of expression, peaceful, for all; that doesn’t mean I agree with what one says/does. Everybody is solely responsible for their acts.
Even if anybody creating art in bad taste, the viewer has the choice of ignoring it. That’s what is the meaning tolerance, which this land has protected for hundreds of years. Now we need to increase the liberty to atain the lost prosperity and freedom.
Say no to state terrorism.
Disgusting to see that an artist, like Kamal Hasan, being forced to leave the country. Are we really progressing? Do we really understand freedom of expression? Who are these thugs, goons to oppress any creative work/thought?
This is the land which gave birth an art like ‘Kamasutra’. This is the land which saw birth over a half a dozen religions.
Dr. Ambedkar rendered a constitution which ensures freedom of speech, expression and profession to every citizen irrespective of gender, creed, religion. And the intolerant fascist forces, which are really very few but united, are attempting to topple the very constitution itself. That is a challenge to sovereignty of this nation and to me it’s no lesser than an emergency. If some thugs are challenging the creative art by violent protests then police should arrest them, and courts should deliver the justice. But they all right to protest, peacefully, at designated public places while making sure not creating nuisance, disturbance to others.
I thought courts are here to upheld the constitution but they seem to have forgotten their job. What role does any court has in liaising? They have to deliver justice and that’s it. No moral policing at all.
But certainly leaving the nation isn’t a solution. Since, he is also part of this nation and should fight back.
SabhlokCity “While an analytic critique of a religion is fine, vilification and abuse of a religion is not.”