Saturday, December 19, 2009

“You give me and I give you", O'Earth, O''Country Heads

The Vedic prayer invokes divine intervention to bless and protect the environment.
"Do not harm the environment;
do not harm the water and the flora;
earth is my mother, I am her son; …
Tranquility be to the atmosphere,
to the earth,
to the waters,
to the crops and vegetation."
"Whatever I dig from thee,
O Earth,
may that have quick recovery again.
O purifier,
may we not injure thy vitals or thy heart".

The Seers of Rig Veda speak on behalf of earth for its Principle of Replenishment,
"You give me and I give you".

But we forgot it in our over enthusiasm and have evidently lost much. There is not an easy solution now to work well for everyone, but there are solutions that do work. Political economy cannot, of course, be ignored, for it too concerns generations, present and future, but, it is never late and never less, Happy note is that ball is set to roll. We need to open our minds about the power of common efforts can give us a way to purify our common home, the Earth.

http://in.news.yahoo.com/48/20091219/1246/twl-obama-says-meaningful-deal-struck-wi.html

President Barack Obama today said the US has reached a "meaningful" deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions with four emerging economies, including India, but warned it was not enough to battle climate change.

"It is going to be very hard, and it's going to take some time (to achieve a legally binding deal)," he said at the conclusion of the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit. "We have come a long way, but we have much further to go." The deal reached by the US, India, China, South Africa and Brazil includes a method for verifying reductions of heat-trapping gases, a senior Obama administration official said………Obama was quoted as saying by foreign agencies that there is a "fundamental deadlock in perspectives" between big, industrially developed countries like the United States and poorer, though sometimes large, developing nations…………Meanwhile, officials said a deal has been reached by a small group of 25 countries, including India. "I think we need to see how the text is received by the broader group of countries. It is great that a small group of leaders got together and tried to advance the process but ultimately the way things work here it has to acceptable to everyone," UN Climate Chief Yvo de Boer said……….."I think we should have achieved more but this is an enough of a rucksack full of goods that can help us to a new stage," de Boer said.


Wishing you a Healthy and Balanced Climate

19th Dec.2009

Presentations and Documents tagged carbon

Global Synergetic Wishes Balanced Climate from drssdutt, posted 1 day ago in ... Envido - Copenhagen Climate Change Summit (COP 15) from NathalieGoad, ...
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17th Dec,2009
Global Synergetic for Climate at Copenhagen

Global Synergetic Wishes Balanced ClimateGlobal Synergetic Wishes Balanced Climatefrom drssdutt, 4 days ago, Category: Technology31 slides, 37 views · Download




7 Dec 2009 ... COP15 Post | News from the UN Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009 ... Dr. S.S.D.Pandey, CEO of India's Global Synergetic Foundation, ...
cop15post.com/2009/12/07/.../campaigners-want-to-seal-the-deal/ - Cached

Seal the Deal 2009

Global Synergetic Foundation, Support Services, India. Longpan (Lopal) Petrochemical Co.,Ltd,PRC, Oil & Gas Producers, China ...
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COP 15. World Business Summit. on Climate Change ... Global Synergetic Foundation. TCE Consulting Engineers Limited. Indonesia. Martha Tilaar Group ...
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World turns up for Copenhagen

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To support the global climate community and COP15, CIS will hold a Climate Conference...... global synergetic Foundation, put it this way: 'open minds ...
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bbcHindi.com in Urdu

Dr.S.S.D.Pandey, CEO, Global Synergetic Foundation . ..... The new global climate regime that will be defined at COP 15 must establish ambitious and hard ...
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Bright's Vision

The Brights' Principles

1. The Brights is a constituency ofindividuals

As individuals, we Brights have differing circumstances within which we function. We do not think alike on many action issues, and beyond the other principles below, it is not the movement’s desire to press for conformity.

Our nations, cultures, politics, genders, occupations, interests, and so on differ widely. However, we are generally “in sync” with one another because we share a worldview that is free from supernatural and mystical elements. We are set apart in a broad sense from those who have worldviews that embrace such elements, whether entities such as deities, or forces, or both. Most of us find our naturalistic worldview regarding “ultimate beliefs” marginalized in the society in which we live (perhaps utterly disparaged, or even proscribed). Our common interest is to work in varied ways to change this situation for the better. Persons are not excluded from the Brights by politics or other characteristics.

2. The Brights conserve original definitions

A bright is an individual whose worldview is naturalistic (free from supernatural and mystical elements).

We accept that personal interpretations of the above vary. Hence, Brights have their own individual understandings of the terminology, purpose and implications of The Brights’ movement. In the face of all the many discussions taking place, we will preserve as our common denominator the original stated definition ofbright, along with the elucidations of naturalistic andworldview provided and upon which people make their decisions to be counted as Brights.

Each person deciding whether to self-identify by the shared characteristic—a naturalistic worldview—has employed a personal understanding of the terminology (includingsupernatural and mystical) and of any brief elucidation elsewhere on the site. We see little need to reach a common understanding of these terms, or to explicate beyond what is provided on the home page. We anticipate that those individuals who joined the constituency employed for all these terms some understanding in general use that they personally find apt.

The Network

3. The Brights’ Net offers a pragmatic action connection for Brights

The Brights' Net exists to try to influence and educate society through the advocacy of goals and actions by Brights. The organization’s website serves as a hub for the overall enterprise. The site has instituted a forum to facilitate communications among Brights and to bolster their activities.

The thrust of the networking of individuals is their pursuit of actions to advance the stated goals of the movement. As time is a valuable commodity, the Brights’ Net encourages participants to use energies productively toward helping to add constituents, build recognition of persons who have anaturalistic worldview, and pursue the raison d'être, which focuses on social and civic aims, not philosophy.

4. The Brights’ Net functions as an Internet entity and not as a membership organization

We would anticipate that Brights who wish to join with others in affiliations or in fellowship (or to attend local meetings or conventions) would investigate existing organizations germane to them. Certainly, we would encourage those who have such interests to do so. Brights in the network are not constrained by the network to precepts that constituents affirm.

We do not intend the network to be a club or organization that has gatherings or avows any ideology. A sense of camaraderie and reward, if sought by any individual, have to come primarily from his/her participation in actions directed toward improving the situation that stimulated the movement. "Brights speak" to the issues in this movement via messages they send from their computers.

The Movement

5. The Brights movement, using bright as a generic term, is inclusive of all individuals (not groups) who say they are Brights

The movement draws together people, not organizations. It is solely an Internet constituency of autonomous individuals, all of whom hold naturalistic worldviews. Its aggregate of persons has no "party line" to follow. The overall idea is to advance toward broad aims by way of specific pragmatic goals in which diverse constituents have probable shared interest.

The noun bright was initiated as a generic term that could refer to a host of independent individuals who declare “a naturalistic worldview.” Individuals who wish to do so could claim the umbrella label as a civic identity (I am a Bright) or could self-identify by other labels. As many groups consist largely of prospective Brights, we would welcome organizational recommendations to their membership that the individuals look into the movement.

6. The Brights movement is just that, a Brights movement

This movement per se concentrates on attracting the diverse constituents who have a naturalistic worldview and steering actions in a general direction to address grave concerns about the social and civic relegation of their worldview. This movement is not an atheist movement, nor a humanist, freethinker, skeptical, rationalist, objectivist, igtheist, materialist, or secular humanist movement, nor any other manifestation of extant organizations and philosophies.

Commonly news commentators and writers refer to the Brights as "an atheists' movement" or even erroneously treat the word bright as a synonym for atheist. This movement is not associated with any defined beliefs. The Brights' constituency is inclusive of varied naturalistic perspectives and categories. We are not atheist, or humanist, etc., but we offer a generic civic umbrella for individuals who have a naturalistic worldview, along with means for their association and action.

7. The Brights movement is defined by Brights, not defined by others

We intend to work to create a social awareness that the constituency and the naturalistic worldview need to be accepted for what they are, and not be defined as a negation of a religious point of view. The Brights, by defining themselves positively and without comparison, stand defiant against the ways by which society has long defined them. Some labels, by their very use, reinforce the marginalization of Brights in society and lower the cultural authority of what is actually a strikingly wholesome worldview.

We laud those who can stand against terminology that denigrates or lowers the status of a person who holds a naturalistic worldview. A great many Brights do not wish to be identified as unbelievers, or nonbelievers, when they firmly believe in many things. They do not relish being characterized by adjectives that merely reinforce exceedingly narrow comparison to religious beliefs of others -- words that, in many cases, carry a stigma (e.g., godless, faithless). Brights must help society move beyond referring to persons who have a naturalistic worldview only by negative reference to other worldviews, or by belittling comparisons.

8. The Brights movement is a positive force

We intend to work to grow a constituency of Brights able to exercise social and political influence in a constructive fashion. The Brights movement is not by design an anti-religious force in society. The overall aim is civic fairness for all, which necessitates there being a place in politics and society for persons who hold a naturalistic outlook.

There is a human penchant for creating us/them classes in which the "them" is viewed as negative or repellant. Although some individual Brights may have negative views of persons who hold supernatural beliefs, the Brights movement does not proclaim superiority or a disdain for others. What is sought is social acceptance and civic equality. This movement unequivocally rebuffs not only verbal comparisons that cast Brights as lesser citizens than the religious, but also those that cast the religious as lesser citizens than the Brights.

9. The Brights movement seeks acknowledgement and influence in society

The constituency of persons who have naturalistic worldviews needs to acquire social and political clout in proportion to its numbers. As participants in this Internet constituency, we will work to craft a social awareness of this fact. Brights in the Internet constituency resist being ignored, marginalized and discriminated against in our societies. We will work toward all brights being accepted as citizens on a level playing field with persons who hold other worldviews.

We want to create societal recognition that large numbers of Brights exist, and that they will no longer accept being ignored as a constituency. Neither will they be receptive to being typecast as a marginalized identity group defined by condescending terminology.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

God, the Fine-tuned Universe and the Emergence of Life

http://www.globalpolitician.com/25607-god-life-universe-anthropic-religion

A bottom-up approach to cosmology either requires one to postulate an initial state of the Universe that is carefully fine-tuned — as if prescribed by an outside agency — or it requires one to invoke the notion of eternal inflation, a mighty speculative notion to the generation of many different Universes, which prevents one from predicting what a typical observer would see." — Stephen Hawking

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

What are your pure research goals?

Reply to Bryan Frances

Dear Bryan Frances,
I welcome your inquisitive question, however, I would like to put it a bit differently, but,not surpassing the "philosophy"behind.

To begin with, I ask what a professional life is meant for?
Answer might be, for one's life.
Secondly I put, What a life is meant for?
Now our problem set becomes segregated.
In general my second question refers to, "Why have I taken birth? What is its purpose?"
Now before proceeding any further, let me put my presupposition first,i.e,We have intellect.

Now,let me come to your questions in terms of mine:

(1)Do I live to fulfill my life goal? Obviously, being lovers of intellect,( philo-sophical) continue to be inquisitive with respect to the "purpose" of life?
(2) Do we have the goal of mere survival, superimposed to, as if it is our Life Goal?


With respect to the term "Profession" the second one might be consoling but might certainly, not be acceptable with respect to the first.
We may very conveniently ask ourselves, are we really leading toward the real purpose of our life or simply passing our days with excuses for becoming fittest to survive with respect to the space and time imposing conditions upon us.

Hope reply is not so easy, unless we are ready to accept our own blunders.
Sati Shankar

Bryan Frances,Fordham University asked
I would like to ask each of you two questions.

We all have some goals that I will call professional goals. For instance, you want to publish such-and-such a paper of yours or institute such-and-such a change in your department or university. Those are fairly specific goals. A less specific one might be the goal of making a significant contribution to the profession by advancing the discussion of a certain topic.

We also have various goals having to do with teaching. For instance, you might want to mentor more PhD students or significantly improve your ability to help your students write better.

I hope that those two characterizations are not too vague. My first question is: what pure research goals do you have that do not fall into either of the above two categories (at least not primarily; naturally, there will be plenty of overlap)?
An outrageous example: you want to solve the mind-body problem, the determinism-free will problem, and liar paradox (all this afternoon, of course). A less ambitious but vague example: you want to understand the notion of agency better.
My second question: do you think you will accomplish those pure research goals?
Now, you might not have any pure research goals at all. Perhaps you just really love to do research in philosophy and you have no goal other than the pursuit of that kind of pleasure (if that can be called a goal here).

Thanks
External link: http://philpapers.org/post/1006Reply

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Demand of National Law on the lines of Tamil Nadu Schools (Regulation of Collection of Fee) Act, 2009

Demand of National Law on the lines of Tamil Nadu Schools (Regulation of Collection of Fee) Act, 2009

All India Parents Association (AIPA)
Agarwal Bhavan, G.T. Road
Tis Hazari, Delhi-110054
28.11.2009
Sub: Demand of National Law on the lines of Tamil Nadu
Schools (Regulation of Collection of Fee) Act, 2009

Dear Parents/Parents Associations,

It is interesting to note that the parents all over the country have raised voices against inaction on the part of the State Governments to check the menace of commercialization of education in unaided private schools. In 1997, on the pretext of 5th Pay Commission Recommendations, the unaided private schools in Delhi increased fee and other charges ranging from 40% to 400%. This gave rise to unrest amongst the middle class parents and the parents organized themselves against the arbitrary fee hike by the unaided private schools. Needless to say that a PIL was filed in 1997 in the Hon’ble Delhi High Court which was decided on 30.10.1998 in favour of the parents. The High Court laid down the criteria and guidelines of fixing a reasonable fee structure in an unaided private school. The High Court also held that the Government is not only empowered but also has a duty to regulate fee of such schools to prevent commercialization of education and exploitation of parents/students. The schools filed appeals before the Hon’ble Supreme Court against the High Court decision which was dismissed on 27.04.2004. The schools took another opportunity through filing a review petition before the Hon’ble Supreme Court seeking review of Supreme Court decision of 27.04.2004. Fortunately, the Supreme Court also dismissed the review petition on 07.08.2009.

In 2008, on the pretext of 6th Pay Commission Recommendations, the unaided private schools all over the country hiked fee and other charges exorbitantly and arbitrarily while Central and State Governments were just mute spectators to the same. This time, the parents all over the country organized themselves to a larger extent and openly protested against the schools and the governments. The parents associations in many part of the country approached their respective High Courts by way of filing writ petitions. The agitation by the parents in some States led the State Governments to issue certain directives to check the arbitrary fee hike. The school managements have filed writ petitions against such directives in their respect State High Courts. A PIL filed by the Parents in Delhi High Court is being heard on day to day basis and is expected to be concluded soon.

Friends, I wish to submit that though the parents are now better aware of their rights qua unaided private schools but the schools are very adamant to continue to exploit the parents and the students by subjecting them to pay unjustified fee and other charges. The State of Tamil Nadu has enacted Tamil Nadu Schools (Regulation of Collection of Fee) Act, 2009. Some of the relevant provisions of the said Act are reproduced as under:

Section 3(2) - No fee in excess of the fee determined by the committee under this Act shall be collected for admission of pupils to any standard or course of study in a private school.

Section 5(1) - The Government shall constitute a committee for the purpose of determination of the fee for admission to any Standard or course of study in private schools.

Section 5(2) - The committee shall consist of the following members, namely: -
(a) a retired High Court Judge, nominated
by the Government. -Chairperson;
(b) Director of School Education. -Ex-officio Member;
(c) Director of Matriculation Schools. -Ex-officio Member;
(d) Director of Elementary Education. -Ex-officio Member;
(e) Joint Chief Engineer (Buildings)
Public Works Department. -Ex-officio Member;
(f) Additional Secretary to Government,
School Education Department. -Ex-officio Member
Secretary.”
Section 6 -
(1) The committee shall determine the fee leviable by a private school taking into account the following factors, namely: -
(a) the location of the private school;
(b) the available infrastructure;
(c) the expenditure on administration and maintenance;
(d) the reasonable surplus required for the growth and development of the private school;
(e) any other factors as may be prescribed.

(2) The committee shall on determining the fee leviable by a private school, communicate its decision to the school concerned.
(3) Any private school aggrieved over the decision of the committee shall file their objection before the committee within fifteen days from the date of receipt of the decision of the committee.
(4) The committee shall consider the objection of the private school and pass orders within thirty days from the date of receipt of such objection.
(5) The orders passed by the committee shall be final and binding on the private school for three academic years. At the end of the sad period, the private school would be at liberty to apply for revision.
(6) The committee shall indicate the different heads under which the fee shall be levied.

Section 7 –
The powers and function of the committee shall be: -
(a) to determine the fee to be collected by private school;
(b) to hear complaints with regard to collection of fee in excess of the fee determined by it or fixed by the Government, as the case may be. If the committee, after obtaining the evidence and explanation from the management of the private school or aided school concerned or from the Government school, comes to the conclusion that the private school or the Government school or aided school has collected fee in excess of the fee determined by the committee or fixed by the Government, as the case may be, it shall recommend to the appropriate competent authority for the cancellation of the recognition or approval, as the case may be, of the private school or aided school or for any other course approval, as the case may be, of the private school or aided school or for any other course of action as it deems fit in respect of the private school or Government school or aided school.

(2) The committee shall have power to: -
(a) require each private school to place before the committee the proposed fee structure of such school with all relevant documents and books of accounts for scrutiny within such date as may be specified by the committee;
(b) verify whether the fee proposed by the private school is justified and it does not amount to profiteering or charging of exorbitant fee;
(c) approve the fee structure or determine some other fee which can be charged by the private school.
(3) The Committee shall have power to: -
(a) verify whether the fee collected by the school affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education; and
(b) to hear complaints with regard to collection of excess fee by a school affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education; and
(c) to recommend to the Central Board of Secondary Education for disaffiliation of the school, if it comes to a conclusion that the school has collected excess fee.
(4) The committee shall have the power to regulate its own procedure in all matters arising out of the discharge of its functions, and shall, for the purpose of making any inquiry under this Act, have all the powers of a civil court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 while trying a suit, in respect of the following matters, namely: -
(a) summoning and enforcing the attendance of any witness and examining him on oath;
(b) the discovery and production of any document;
(c) the receipt of evidence on affidavits;
(d) the issuing of any commission for the examination of witness.




Section 8 - The Government may regulate the maintenance of accounts by the private schools in such manner as may be prescribed.

Section 9 -
(1) Whoever contravenes the provision of this Act or the rules made thereunder shall, on conviction, be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than three years but which may extend to seven years and with fine which shall not be less than three years but which may extend to seven years and with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees.
Provided that the court may, for any adequate and special reason to be mentioned in the judgment, impose a sentence of imprisonment for a term of less than three years.
(2) The person convicted under this section shall refund to the pupil from whom the excess fee was collected in contravention of this Act, such excess fee.

It appears that the Tamil Nadu Act is addressing parents concerns to a larger extent. However, the application of the said Act is limited to the State of Tamil Nadu. In other States, practically, there are no laws to deal with the fee hike problems. All India Parents Association (AIPA) has since long been demanding a Central Law to deal with the issue of commercialization in unaided private schools but the Central Government has not taken any step in this regard so far. It is the need of the hour that all the parents/parents bodies all over the country should write to the Prime Minister and the HRD Union Minister demanding immediate enactment of a Central Law, may be on the lines of the Tamil Nadu Act to check the commercialization of education in unaided private schools all over the country. We can also plan to hold a massive demonstration at Jantar Mantar at New Delhi in this regard sometimes in January, 2010.

Last but not the least, we should not forget that while fighting against the exploitation of the parents/students by the unaided private schools, we have to continue our fight for the up gradation of the standard of education in very government school to the minimum level of kendriya Vidayalays (Central Schools). Contact at juristashok@gmail.com.

With regards,


Ashok Agarwal, Advocate
President, AIPA
M-09811101923

Our Cry for Climate:a man made disaster

The Vedic prayer invokes divine intervention to bless and protect the environment.
"Do not harm the environment;
do not harm the water and the flora;
earth is my mother, I am her son; …
Tranquility be to the atmosphere,
to the earth,
to the waters,
to the crops and vegetation."
"Whatever I dig from thee,
O Earth,
may that have quick recovery again.
O purifier,
may we not injure thy vitals or thy heart".

The Seers of Rig Veda speak on behalf of earth for its Principle of Replenishment,
"You give me and I give you".

But we forgot it in our over enthusiasm and have evidently lost much.
There is not an easy solution now to workwell for everyone, but there are solutions that do work.
Open minds about the power of common efforts can give us another opportunity.

letus think and endeavor,it is never late.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Global Synergetic CEO's Statement UNGC COP 2009

CEO's Statement UNGC COP 2009
Dear Sir/Madam,

On June 5th, year 2002, Global Synergetic Foundation joined the UN’s Global Compact, and in doing so expressed its steadfast commitment to the Ten Principles that the Compact puts forth. Compliance with these principles is without doubt one of the cornerstones for the democratic and cohesive existence of both companies and society as a whole.

We are committed to doing everything we can, in the interests of shareholders, clients, employees and the communities in which we do business. Through Topfield Ventures, the multi- country corporate holding arm of the Global Synergetic, has as its primary objective to serve as our clients' most trusted external adviser and service providers on the greatest challenges facing senior management and Governing bodies. We work with a range of organizations – Indian non-profits, companies, and emerging multinational entities. We serve them on a variety of strategic, operational, and organizational issues and help them become world-class companies.

We continue to pursue our dynamic management of environmental issues, including the implementation of our climate change strategy. In addition to working towards achieving our 40% CO2 emissions reductions goal by 2012, we have heightened our focus on the client-related aspects of climate change. It is important that, in uneasy times like the current, we sustain a strong pipeline of talent. We remain therefore strongly committed to investing in our people and we continue programs and processes across the firm in order to promote a diverse workforce. We continue to work at the implementation of important projects linked to our Statement on Huma Rights, in particular pertaining to the issue of responsible supply chain management and to the development of sensitive industry guidelines. We remain firmly committed to our effective risk-based approach to anti-money laundering – a key responsibility for any global firm – and to promoting the development and implementation of anti-money laundering and anti-corruption standards for the financial industry as a whole. Our continued dedication to key corporate responsibility activities demonstrates that we have not lost sight of areas of relevance beyond the fundamental consulting and service sphere. Equally, we have not lost sight of the long-term, even while, at present, our main efforts are focused on the short-term, i.e. the resolution of the crisis and the restoration of solid foundations for a successful future.

Now we have focussed fully on consultancy, training, and research activities, supporting processes of institutional development or change, tailored to the specific sector, or the respective organisation. Conventional ideas about organizational engineering are being supplemented by broader notions on promoting learning, empowerment, and social capital. The approach towards institutional development puts emphasis on effective and sustainable self management, individual creativity, principles of gender equity, local knowledge and participation of stakeholders which gives us sufficient grounding to work with the UNGC Ten Principles.We embrace, support and enact the 10 principles within our “spheres of influence”.

Circle I-work place within our controlling organization where we have the greatest control in affecting ESG (environmental, social and governance) performance.

Circle II-our interactive space with member professionals and clients

Circle III-our company’s community interaction, social investment and philanthropy activities as performed through our non-profit units,Shri Jagdish Foundation and Global Synergetic Institute. The former focuses on World Peace Issues while the latter on Issues of Social Justice, welfare and Development

Circle IV-The fact is that the Circles I,III & IV overlap cohesively in Global Synergetic Organization controlled by the Foundation and focus ,as our Corporate Social Responsibility,(CSR),on public policy dialogue and advocacy

Year 2008-2009 has been a year of major transformation for the Organization as you would recognise its change from Organisation to Foundation.We are now able now to dissiminate theTen Pinciples but to get it implimented in a networked manner.

We became UN Caring for Climate Signatories in the year 2008. Our goal with the Climate Manifesto is to give a voice to the strong public opinion that exists with respect to the climate issue, but also to spark a debate. We have succeeded in achieving both objectives, and Vattenfall will continue to invite critics and supporters alike to continued dialogue in this most pressing issue for society.

Foundation has been highly adaptive and has been undergoing drastic transformation during the intervening period according to the changing socioeconomic and political world order.We are to give now equal thrust to promotion of World View and Eternal Wisdom for world peace and harmony and Climate and Environment.

It is therefore, with particular pride that I present our Fourth “Communication on Progress”, which describes how our signature of the Global Compact has paved the way to tangible, long-term actions both within our Organization and on behalf of our members.

What follows is mainly a synoptic in its essence, crisp but detailed version, however, will be circulated as attachments to email and footing references to publications and blogs, www.globalsynergetic.blogspot.com, www.ssdpandey.blogspot.com and on our website http://www.globalsynergetic.org/.

Regards and with best wishes

Yours

Dr.S.S.D.Pandey

Chief Executive, GSF

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Should a New Born be Punished for Ancestor's Mistakes

I called new born, a pure one in thoughts, free from all the worldly conceptualisations so from prejudices and innocent. As soon as this existence takes independent breath on this earth, becomes an independent citizen of world civilisation besides its local identification.
It is for this innocent individual, is it justified for the governments and societies to punish this innocent being by depriving from many of his/her fundamental rights and legitimise it on the grounds of its civil and constitutional laws, solely because this creature of nature has taken birth within the geopolitical boundary it is belonging to?

To revisit this unresolved Issue, please visit
http://ssdpandey.blogspot.com/2007/12/plea-against-legitimised-deprivation.html

Sunday, November 15, 2009

इतने मौलिक बनो कि जितना स्वयं सृजन है

इतने ऊँचे उठो कि जितना उठा गगन है।
देखो इस सारी दुनिया को एक दृष्टि से
सिंचित करो धरा, समता की भाव वृष्टि से
जाति भेद की, धर्म-वेश की
काले गोरे रंग-द्वेष की
ज्वालाओं से जलते जग में
इतने शीतल बहो कि जितना मलय पवन है॥

नये हाथ से, वर्तमान का रूप सँवारो
नयी तूलिका से चित्रों के रंग उभारो
नये राग को नूतन स्वर दो
भाषा को नूतन अक्षर दो
युग की नयी मूर्ति-रचना में
इतने मौलिक बनो कि जितना स्वयं सृजन है॥

लो अतीत से उतना ही जितना पोषक है
जीर्ण-शीर्ण का मोह मृत्यु का ही द्योतक है
तोड़ो बन्धन, रुके न चिंतन
गति, जीवन का सत्य चिरन्तन
धारा के शाश्वत प्रवाह में
इतने गतिमय बनो कि जितना परिवर्तन है।


Friday, October 16, 2009


Coming Shortly,

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi
Wishing you a Very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous Deepavali

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pilgrim and Pilgrimage

" All you have been,and seen,and done, and thought,
Not You,but I,have seen and been and wrought. . .
Pilgrim,Pilgrimage and Road
Was but Myself at my own Door. . .
Come, you lost Atoms, to your Centre draw. . .
Rays that have wandered into Darkness wide,
Return, and back in your Sun subside"

Man ti qu t- Tair (tr. Fitzgerald)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sharing Joy

TODAY IS OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY, THE DAY WE BECAME LIBERATED FROM THE EXPLOITS OF BRITHSH GOVERNMENT, EXACTLY 62 YEARS AGO.
I FEEL LUCKY AS I WAS ABLE TO TAKE MY FIRST BREATH IN FREE INDIA, BUT IT WAS AT THE COST OF MILLIONS WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES, BOTH ON AND OFF THE RECORDED HISTORY. AT THIS EVE I EXPRESS MY ENDEBTEDNESS AND GRATITUDE TO THEM AND SHARE MY JOYS WITH YOU.REGARDS,YOURs,SSD

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Inward Freedom

He who discovers his true end of life and yields to it utterly is great of Soul.
Though every thing else is taken away from him,
though he has to walk the streets,cold,hungry and alone,
though he may know no human being into whose eyes he can look and find understanding,
he shall yet be able to go his way with a smile on his lips,for,he has gained inward freedom.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

FINANCE ACT 2008 ON BUSINESS ACTIVITIES OF NGOs:

FINANCE ACT 2008 ON BUSINESS ACTIVITIES OF NGOs:
STEPS TO BE TAKEN BY NGOs

All NGOs should verify the object clause as per the Memorandum of Association or the Trust Deed, if there is any clause about carrying on business activities then such clause should be amended.
A separate organisation should be floated for carrying on business activities,
even if such activities are incidental to the purposes of society. Before making any divestment of business activity it would make sense to wait for the explanatory circular to be issued by CBDT which is expected by the end of this year. This circular will provide the list of activities which will not be considered as business activities.
Going by the statute and various case laws, activities such as - rent from properties
- income from conference halls - income from one time activities such as charity shows, etc.- professional service related with expertise incidental to charitable work, etc shall not be considered as business income.
However, absolute legal clarity will come only after the release of the explanatory
circular.

REMARKS
The recent amendments seem to be arbitrary and unfair towards genuine NGOs working at the grassroot. The problem in our country is that the same set of law apply for all categories of NGOs, right from a village level organisation to a national level
organisation. This amendment may affect huge organisation like Board for Control
of Cricket in India (BCCI) and at the same time it may also impact a small Gandhian Village NGO which works on the principle of Swaraj and manufactures and sells
indigenous products.
It is very important that immediate remedial statutory measures are taken. For instance, the Government may consider exempting, say, incidental business income upto 5 or 10 lakh per year which will save thousands of genuine NGOs from possible
harassment. Further depriving one whole class of NGOs only under an apprehension that there are certain commercial organisations in disguise of NGOs, defies natural justice and the constitutional validity of such amendment needs to be questioned.

Reference Book : Taxation of Trust and NGOs with FCRA by Manoj Fogla, published by TAXMANN Publications.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

On Climate Action-Seal the Deal !

The Vedic prayer invokes divine intervention to bless and protect the environment.
"Do not harm the environment; do not harm the water and the flora; earth is my mother, I am her son; … Tranquility be to the atmosphere, to the earth, to the waters, to the crops and vegetation." "Whatever I dig from thee, O Earth, may that have quick recovery again. O purifier, may we not injure thy vitals or thy heart". The Seers of Rig Veda speak on behalf of earth for its Principle of Replenishment, "You give me and I give you".
But we forgot it in our over enthusiasm and have evidently lost much. There is not an easy solution now to workwell for everyone, but there are solutions that do work. Open minds about the power of common efforts can give us another opportunity. An effective and strong climate agreement is vital to set the long term agenda. Dr.S.S.D.Pandey,CEO, Global Synergetic Foundation, India

Saturday, February 07, 2009

"Let it be clearly understood by the enemies of India that in this War against Terror, THE GOVERNMENT AND THE OPPOSITION ARE UNITED. "
In Mahabharat , Yudhisthir said,
परस्परविरोधे च वयम् पंचा ते शतम् I
अन्यैः साकम् विरोधे तु वयम् पंचाधिकम शतम् II
When there is a dispute amongst ourselves, we Pandavas are five and Kauravas are hundred. However, for the enemy outside we are one hundred and five.

Quoted from
http://broadband.indiatimes.com/showvideo_nbt/3823272.cms

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Some Quotes Now

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the
public and have no self.
Cyrilla Connelly
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I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule
of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
Frederick Douglas
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Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.
Janis Joplin
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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in
harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Republic Day

Best Wishes

on

Republic Day

dr.s.s.d.pandey
Global Synergetic

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Through the Glasses

Much controversy is in the air relating to the presentation of Indian culture and society to international community through a recent movie, Slum dog Millionaire.The biased presentation, as it appears to be, and expressed by Mr. Amitabh Bachchan also,to quote from 'Sound Bites' of Sunday Pioneer,
"They (Academy Awards) are great in their place and we are so in our place.
It is not that the Oscars are the ultimate recognition."
but somehow,story continues. Whether a representation is correct or wrong depends on the glasses the presenter and the observer wear. Films like Awara or Sri 420, which placed Mr. Raj Kapoor in the hearts of Russians, represented the India as it was then, poor but with smiles on lips and faces glowing with innocence and a lot of hope and zeal for the future but simultaneously, black marketing and immoral acts also. Films and literature is the mirror of the society. The question is how honestly the creator does the justice to his or her creation. I do remember, when madam Arundhati won the Booker, some critique raised the similar points that she had misinterpreted and misrepresented the Indian society and culture. Fortunately, we are better informed now so we are with better ability to judge the mischief played under various vested interests. And we must be. Such actions and reactions go on side by side. I think the greatest learning one may have in cultivation of one’s own personality, is to develop the ability to “see” without any bias.
In my last note to your post on Secularism, I tried to raise the issue to develop this capability in the people of our country. We know it is not so easy because biased interpretation, or say pseudo-secularism, is more infectious than unbiased vision since the former involves sufficient incentives to attract people.
Nothing can have one side only.
If certain biases are apparent there are other things which go beyond the representation of the society, it is the music, the lyrics and other dimensions as well. If one aspect has hurt by misrepresentation, the other aspects have boosted our self esteem and self confidence.But we know it very well that pinches of one's acts are sure to reflect somewhere else in time and space.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Secularism in India

The cognition of the very conscience of India people, as Mr. Mark Tully, in his No Full Stop in India, states, is true. The tolerance and the liberal view beneath diversities in sects, the people have been following in India, is a direct repercussion of millennial long realization by we Indians or better say, Bharatiya, of the Cosmic Unity, Tat tvam asi or aham brahmaasmi.To see traces of this fact, one, be it an Indian or a foreigner, does not need to go for some theological course. If one has his “eyes open”, and if one is "sensitive enough", he or she can observe in the day to day behavior of common people in India.
It is so deeply rooted and thoroughly immersed in the psyche of people, that every act of people goes unconsciously or without any deliberate intention.
What we call Dharma, is in fact the “Order within Cosmic Unity”. This cosmic ordering principle "keeps on working" and as soon as a “person” begins to exist on conception becomes bound by this cosmic order. It has nothing to do with the “faith” or method of worship, i.e, religion that new born person would follow in his or her life.
Thus the ordering law of cosmic unity is entirely independent of the path of worship one chooses. "The situation is analogous to the Indic position on religious salvation—that a human being has access to it not by virtue of belonging to this or that religion—but by the mere fact of being a human being."
The fact of matter is that the duality inherent in our own reasoning makes it more convincing to believe in all those things which are consequences of duality.
And the process goes on, leading to very many interpretation and consequent uses and abuses by those superior in power, be it intellectual power, might or wealth. It is due to this fact, for centuries deliberate interpretations have been made by power brokers to satisfy their vested interests.

Like Mr. Tully, Kerry Brown observes, “… the culture that we know now as Hinduisms and that the Indian ones call Sanatana Dharma - the Law Eternal - precedes this name by thousands of years. This is more than a religion, more than the theological direction in which the west understands religion. One can believe in all divinities or in no divinity and remain Hindu. This is a manner to living."
It is due to this prevalent undercurrent, Tully observes that Indian secularism does respect all religions and rejoices in the diversity of faiths we Indians follow but, “the Western world and the Indian elite who imitate it ignore the genius of the Indian mind. They want to write a full stop in the land where there are no full stops.”
This is why he writes, “for thousands of years, in changing historical circumstances, in different countries, and cultures and climates, people had experienced what appears to be the same reality, although describing that reality differently, I saw that a universal God made far more sense rationally than one who limited his activities to Christians.” This is why Shri Guruji Golwalkar, said that theocracy was alien to our culture and tradition.
If we have to succeed, we must strive to work hard to check various misinterpretations of the words like secularism and identification of Sanatan as religion and to clear minds of the people from any pre seated misunderstanding.

Human Rights without a Human!

The Issue Unresolved
As a point of reference let us begin with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1989, exactly thirty years after the 1959 Declaration. To strengthen it further, on September 2nd, 1990 it entered into force as international law. Four of the Convention’s 41 substantive articles have been given special emphasis because they are basic to the implementation of all rights contained in it. Known as the Convention’s ‘general principles’, these are: Article 2 - All rights guaranteed by the Convention must be available to all children without discrimination of any kind Article 3 - The best interests of the child must be a primary consideration in all actions concerning children Article 6 - Every child has the right to life, survival and development Article 12 - The child’s view must be considered and taken into account in all matters affecting him or her. It may be noted that the Survival rights recognise the child’s right to life and the needs basic to the child’s existence. These include nutrition, shelter, an adequate standard of living and access to healthcare. Development rights outline what children require to reach their full potential, for example, education, play, leisure, cultural activities, access to information, and freedom of thought, conscience and religion. Protection rights require that children be protected from all forms of abuse, neglect and exploitation. Participation rights recognise that children should be enabled to play an active role in decisions affecting their own lives, in their communities and societies in preparation for responsible adulthood. The basic principles of the rights of the child is that society has an obligation to satisfy the fundamental needs of children and to provide assistance for the development of children’s personalities, talents and abilities.Articles 1-41 of the Convention set out the rights of children and the corresponding obligations of governments to safeguard and vindicate these rights. Assuming that the UN convention is a reflection of world civilisation via its leadership and representatives, what when different local leaderships, local Governments themselves violate it and deprive children of their fundamental rights. Now let me come to the point and begin with an existence,a new born, taking his or her first breath on this plannet, being most innocent as we all know, purer than pure, free from all the worldly conceptualisations and prejudices. As soon as this creature takes independent breath on this earth, becomes an independent citizen of world civilisation besides its local identification based on geopolitical classifications. It is for this innocent creature, is it justified for the governments to punish this innocent being by depriving from many of his/her fundamental rights, pointed above and legitimise their actions on the grounds of social justice and their civil and constitutional laws, solely because this creature of nature has taken birth within a particular geopolitical boundary it is belonging to?

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Dubious science plus bad diplomacy equals problems

An article, referring to a BBC report,, remarked ,"This is not helpful. Dubious science plus bad diplomacy equals problems, in the region of the world where we least need more."
For let us consider the second thing first," Dubious science plus bad diplomacy equals problems."Correct. Even when taken in isolation, dubious science may cause problem, and it does so.But we must remember that every research has its time.It may be relevant or irrelevant at one particular time but not on the other.It is the general nature of usability.Now,"in the region of the world where we least need more."Well, in an increasingly networked and globally interdependent existence and events, it is unwise to say,as above,which region one needs most, it may appear to be irrelevant at one point of time but within no time it may become critically important.Again it depends on the rapidly changing global strategies and sheer unpredictability of human behaviour which rule various power centers.So vision la prevision rules the decision.Thirdly,on "This is not helpful".In a state of rapidly changing power center behaviours and existence of international threats by terror which is getting more and more complex with advanced technologies,a combination of the so called dubious science and dubious strategy can well be resorted if the end appears even a little better.Of course, resorting to any such move will certainly influence the existing power nodes and induce further changes in their behaviours, but whosoever it may be, after all,every thing, every strategy is now a deterrent only and for all the parties.But belong all science, technologies and businesses,costs,monetary or strategic, protection of innocent people is of paramount importance.So, deterrence will counter deterrence but people will have better protection.This makes the exercises worth doing.drssd