Economy, Society

25 million children may go hungry

International Food Policy Research Institute predicted  twenty five million children will go hungry by 2050 due to global warming.  Global economic depression, terrorism and pandaemic diseases added fuel to this worst crisis particularly in under devoloped countries of Africa, Middle East and Asia. FDI and charity funds inflows to under developed countries  have been declining from the last year.  Excess agricultural investments could bring down malnourishment rate of children among developing and developed countries.Last week, G 20 industrial nations made discussions how to invest some $20bn pledged for food security which promised earlier year. London based Gaurdian news paper published a fascinated insight into dynamics of poverty, food production and capitalism. Guardian claims Eliminating the millions of tonnes of food thrown away  annually in the US and UK  could lift more than a billion people out of hunger worldwide.

Management

India ranked 134th in HDI

India did not achieve any progress in Human Development Index in the Human Development Report published by the UNDP(united nations  development project) by retaining the 134th rank. Interesting fact  is  India unable to perform well in the fields of primary health, Nutrition, basic amenities which are the key indices for calculating Human development Index ,despite we are maintaining  good track record in economic and finacial sectors. This is a perfect instance for the economic disparities and disequilibrium of Indian society. Leading Economists Amartya Sen-Mahbub ul Haq unveiled the formula for calculating Human Development Index.

The HDI combines three dimensions:

* Life expectancy at birth, as an index of population health and longevity
* Knowledge and education, as measured by the adult literacy rate (with two-thirds weighting) and the combined primary, secondary, and tertiary gross enrollment ratio (with one-third weighting).
* Standard of living, as measured by the natural logarithm of gross domestic product per capita at purchasing power parity.

History, Philosophy, Reviews

Why iam an atheist – Bhagat Singh

 

Bhagat singh, the name itself a symbol of revolution and patriotism. While reading research papers and history books,  I was moved by his stand and ideology on various issues at his very age of 24 years. I had a feeling that Bhagath singh was a extremist approached violent path from young blood, later I  confessed that he was also a great philosopher. India Today published in a survey that Bhagat sing is the greatest indian with the 27% of indians approval, Netaji managed to get 2nd slot with 17%. Bhagath singh was initially gandhian and inspired by gandhi non co-operation movement. Gandhiji’s recall of non co-operation movement and Lala Lajpath Rai death which resulted from brutal lati charge made a greater impact on Bhagath Singh. He had adopted a violent path for the liberation of India.

“Why iam an atheist” is an essay written by Bhagath singh who got vexed with belief in god during his imprisonment days prior to his death. Surprising fact is  Bhagath Singh was active participant of  Swami Dayananda Saraswathi Arya Samaj during his teenage. Later, Bhagat singh drawn inspiration from Marxist and Anarchistic school of philosophers Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky and Mikhail Bakunin. In this essay, Bhagat condemned the presence of god claiming he has witnessing  poverty and human suffering of millions of people as just like a king nero who fiddled when Rome was being burnt . Though iam not an atheist, I was convinced by the anger and displeasure of Bhagat singh who dream a free and poverty less India. Interesting aspect is both the SFI and ABVP, student wings of communistic and hindutva idealogies, have been trying to identify and locate their ideology with the legacy of Bhagath Singh. I always feel, people remember Bhagat Singh  but not his revolutionary  ideology,  sacrifice,humanism and  great patriotism.