Monday, September 08, 2008

The India of the future will be a bonding of the heart of a Hundred States

[Tusar N Mohapatra said... 27 August 2008 12:09
Instead of a core area and what is suggested, a more appropriate road would be to allow creation of about one hundred states that are substantially autonomous who, in turn, form a EU like structure on purely voluntary basis. Posted by Tusar N Mohapatra at 12:11 PM]
[Tusar N Mohapatra favours the "creation of about one hundred states that are substantially autonomous who, in turn, form a EU like structure on purely voluntary basis."
In my opinion, it would be better to have free trading and self-governing CITIES and TOWNS – not like the EU of today, which is a Super-State, but like the
Hanseatic League of old. The principle of SUBSIDIARITY should be invoked for giving powers to higher levels of government. Responses On Kashmir from ANTIDOTE by Sauvik. In this post I will respond to comments received on my earlier post on Kashmir]
[I am a Punjabi and an Indian, and these two identities often clash, but the way to resolve them is not by secession but through the ‘hard work of democratic politics'... A common mistake is to graft a personal morality onto the state. A ruler must observe the “morality of responsibility” and not the “morality of conscience”, Max Weber teaches us. This prudential ethic is also called the “God of a lesser world”. God of a lesser world TOI 7 Sep 2008, Gurcharan Das]
[Let’s hesitate no further. Let’s truly create diversity in unity. Let a hundred states bloom. And, by doing so, let’s rapidly march on to double digit growth. That’s a lot of economics generated out police check-posts! cerg An Alternative Growth Strategy by Omkar Goswami Published: Business World...]
[Savitri Era: The India of the future will be a voluntary ...Rather, time is ripe for the fruition of Hiranmay Kerlekar’s prediction, “Let Hundred States bloom.” The India of the future will be a voluntary association]
[Marketime: December 2005 Comment: Hiranmay Karlekar wrote an edit-page lead-article in The Indian Express, nearly 20-years back, captioned, Let a Hundred States bloom]
[What India and Bangladesh need are visionary leaders in politics, business and public life. Leaders who refuse to live in the past and are determined enough to script a new future for our children whose grandparents were, after all, once part of the single family of undivided India. In this endeavour to re-integrate our two countries economically and socially, we should learn from the EU. by Saravana Pandian (09486132862) Sept 05, 2008] 10:14 AM
[Main conclusions are: globalisation is irreversible;
the nation state is left behind and can no longer present a setting for ethical behavior;
a transnational europe-like arrangement may be a model for an new framework for ethics, the more so if this
ensures a social economical policy of the scandinavian type.
Adriaan Oele.
Permalink Does Ethics Have a Chance in a World of Consumers? by Zygmunt Bauman] 12:02 PM
With many new players throwing down the gauntlet, the 2009 Lok Sabha elections will not be a simple affair. Region, religion, language, caste, and other ethnic as well as ideological affiliations will come into sharp focus. All these are bound to exercise enormous strain on the cohesiveness of India as a nation.
Kashmir's secession is already being hotly debated and before long other candidates will come forward with autonomy or such animated demands. In such a scenario, Savitri Era Party needs to follow a neat line of thinking keeping in view the Five Dreams heralded by Sri Aurobindo.
It is instructive to remember that the five stages are not strictly sequential but simultaneous so that each dovetails into the other. While the present form of the EU can be seen as a prototype for the future World Union, the present size of India and its demography does not seem to be ideal as one of its members. It is like the anomalous position of a gigantic UP within the Indian Union.
More than anything else, it is demographics alone which will be responsible for creation of more manageable administrative units. These, eventually, will hold on to the Indian idea on voluntary basis and that will mark the birth of the true Indian spirit. The present shape of India was a historical accident, arising out of a crisis. The India of the future will be a bonding of the heart of a Hundred States. [TNM] [ 12:09 12:11 PM 11:08 AM]

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