09 May 2018

'Major Economy': Definition?

Media keeps saying India is the fastest growing 'major' economy. So which are really the fastest growing economies (regardless of 'major' or 'minor')?
1. Libya - 55% (GDP: $30 billion, #95)
2. Ethiopia - 8.5% (GDP: $70 billion, #65)
3. Vietnam - 7.7% (GDP: $200 billion, #50)
4. Ivory Coast - 7.6% (GDP: $35 billion, #90)
5. India - 7.5% (GDP: $2.5 trillion, #6)

The top 4 are all small countries. So it is easy to say "India is the fastest growing major economy". But is there any precise definition of 'major economy'? Where do you draw the line between 'major' economies and the rest? Do you take the top X economies as 'major'? In that case, what is X? 10? 15? 20? How much? Or do you take a GDP value as a cutoff for 'major' economies? And in that case, what is the cutoff? $ 1 trillion? That will translate to X = 15. Or is it some other value? Or should we take some other parameter?

27 April 2018

Hatred Of Hinduism (HoH)

When the British conquered India, they were intelligent enough to figure out a few things:
1. India is the world's oldest and greatest civilisation.
2. It has a way of life called Hinduism - which is its foundation.
3. The only way for them to rule India was to weaken it first.
4. And the best way to weaken India is to attack its foundation - ie, Hinduism.

So the British created a virus called hatred of Hinduism (HoH) and injected it into Indian society. They did this mainly through their education system. And they did it mainly to the Indian upper class.

The British drilled the following program into the brains of upper-class Indians (through their education system) for 200 years:
1a. Western civilisation is the richest and most powerful civilisation in the world.
1b. The foundation of Western civilisation is Christianity.
1c. So the root cause of the West's wealth and power is Christianity.
1d. So Christianity is progressive, enlightened and forward-looking.
2a. India has been a slave nation for 1000 years.
2b. The foundation of Indian civilisation is Hinduism.
2c. So the root cause of India's poverty and weakness is Hinduism.
2d. So Hinduism is backward, primitive and regressive.
3. Thus there is only one hope for India: to erase Hinduism and become a duplicate of the West.

And upper-class Indians absorbed this program completely . . .

The British left in 1947. But the virus they created continued to thrive - under the names of 'liberalism' and 'secularism' . . .

* * *
Four types of people hate Hinduism:
1. Liberals/secularists
2. Communists
3. Islamic fundamentalists
4. Christian fundamentalists

But there is one small distinction among them. #2, #3 and #4 each have their ideology - and hatred of Hinduism is a part of that ideology. But for #1, hatred of Hinduism is itself their ideology. of that ideology. But for #1, hatred of Hinduism is itself their ideology.

PS: Was the British propaganda against Hinduism correct? Yes, it is true that India was a slave nation for 1000 years. But India is a 5000-year-old civilisation - and for the first 4000 years of her history, she was the richest and most powerful civilisation in the world. India's empires (Maurya, Gupta, Chalukya, Rashtrakuta, Chola, Vijayanagara) were the richest and most powerful empires in the world. And the root cause of this wealth and power was Hinduism. But nothing lasts forever. So after 4000 years of wealth and power, Hinduism developed some weaknesses. As a result, India was conquered by foreign invaders and became a slave nation.

23 April 2018

Law & Order Vs Subsidies

How do we achieve a state of zero rapes? Keeping people safe is the job of the law & order system. And what is the state of our law & order system? Forget high-level things like technology; the most basic thing is manpower. India's police force has only 130 cops per lakh people. The international standard is 200 cops per lakh people. This means our police force is under-manned by 35% - around 10 lakh cops. How can such a weak system do anything at all? The obvious solution is to recruit these 10 lakh cops. But we don't have any money to pay their salaries. Why? Because we are spending 1.5% of our GDP (₹ 2.5 lakh crores) on wasteful subsidies.

We are happily spending lakhs of crores on wasteful subsidies. So obviously we don't have any money for basics like law & order. Want zero rapes? Begin with zero subsidies. Because the path to zero rapes begins with zero subsidies.

21 April 2018

Legislature, Executive, Judiciary

The universe has 3 phases: beginning, existence and end. Accordingly, the Supreme Being has 3 functions: creation, preservation and destruction. In Hinduism, these 3 functions are assigned to the 3 Gods: Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

A society needs rules to run properly. And rules also have 3 phases/functions: making them, enforcing them and interpreting them. So society created a system called 'government' to make, enforce and interpret rules. But if all these 3 powers are with one body, it will lead to concentration of power. And concentration of power leads to corruption. Because power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

So the government is divided into 3 bodies - with each body doing one of the 3 functions. Legislature makes the rules, executive enforces the rules and judiciary interprets the rules. This is called separation of powers. It is a fundamental feature of a democracy. So a healthy democracy requires:
1. The 3 bodies must be independent.
2. The 3 bodies must respect one another.
This is the Dharma of democracy. It enables a democracy to give freedom, equality and justice to its people. Without it, a democracy cannot even exist - let alone function properly.

By trying to impeach the Chief Justice of India on completely baseless legal grounds and for purely partisan political reasons, the Congress Party has declared war on the judiciary - one of the 3 pillars of our democracy. And in doing so, it has directly violated the sacred Dharma of our democracy. Dharmo rakshati rakshitah, Dharmo vinaashati vinaashitah.

17 April 2018

Dharma Vs Adharma


Hatred is Adharma, Love is Dharma
Falsehood is Adharma, Truth is Dharma
Slavery is Adharma, Freedom is Dharma
Chaos is Adharma, Order is Dharma

Stupidity is Adharma, Intelligence is Dharma
Ignorance is Adharma, Knowledge is Dharma
Cowardice is Adharma, Courage is Dharma
Weakness is Adharma, Strength is Dharma

May He remove our Adharma
May He fill us with Dharma
May He take us from Adharma to Dharma

May we fight against Adharma
May we fight for Dharma
May we defeat Adharma with Dharma

14 April 2018

Ambedkar, Hinduism, Buddhism

Liberals have falsely projected Ambedkar as anti-Hindu. The truth is he was a staunch nationalist.

Myth #1: Ambedkar converted from Hinduism to Buddhism.
Truth: Hinduism is not a religion - it is a way of life. So the question of converting out of Hinduism does not arise. Ambedkar rejected the orthodox Hindu/Indian religions (Shaivism, Vaishnavism, Shaktism) and embraced a heterodox Hindu/Indian religion (Buddhism).

Myth #2: Ambedkar hated Hinduism.
Truth: Ambedkar did not hate Hinduism. He only hated casteism and untouchability. And these were corruptions which had crept into Hinduism under Turkish/Mughal/British rule. If Ambedkar hated Hinduism, he would have converted to a non-Hindu/Indian religion (Christianity).

04 March 2018

Best English/Hollywood Movies of 2017

The best English/Hollywood movies of 2017:

1. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
2. Dunkirk
3. Lady Bird
4. The Post
5. Darkest Hour
6. Shape Of Water
7. Hostiles
8. All The Money In The World
9. Logan Lucky
10. Thank You For Your Service