During my current trip (03 Oct. - 10 Nov. 2017), Bhagalpur was on our itinerary and I had a determination to meet with Professor Ramji Singh. A founder of Gandhian studies at Bhagalpur University and a former member of the Lok Sabha in the 70’s, Prof. Ramji Singh was at the forefront of the JP’s movement for Total Revolution, an inspiration to our generation of students.
Shankar Datt (Professor of English Literature, Patna University) has a great sense of anticlimax, I know for sure. Or you can say he likes to balance things, presenting both sides of the case. He called me up to write something about my days in Patna College for the souvenir to be taken out on the occasion of centenary celebration of Patna University.
On 28 September 2017, the “full money initiative” (The “Vollgeld” referendum) was discussed in the Council of States (Upper House) of the Swiss parliament. The Council rejected the arguments. Nonetheless, the plebiscite will go ahead next year.
भारत एक विशाल देश है जहाँ विभिन्न धर्मों व संप्रदायों को मानने वाले लोग रहते हैं। अतः यहाँ मनाए जाने वाले त्यौहार और पर्व भी अनेक हैं । ये त्यौहार जहाँ हमारे जीवन में आनंद, उमंग और उत्साह का संचार करते हैं, वहीं हमारी अद्भुत,अनमोल और समृद्ध सांस्कृतिक विरासत को भी रेखांकित करते हैं ।
In their press briefing of 28 September 2017, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) provides a briefing about their so-called sustainable finance agenda, in which they not once mention the role of the sovereign or sovereign legal tender. One wonders what is wrong with the economists at UNEP. It is hugely disappointing to find that they are simply repeating the propaganda of capitalism instead of coming up with suggestions about how to abolish capitalism and replace it with positive money.
Catalonia has a long tradition of working class anarchism and trade union organisation. Combined with its regional economic strength and a politically literate public the will to self-determination of Catalans has once again pushed economics to the back burner in Europe and brought politics to the fore. In the same way Catalans understand the need for social institutions to change to adapt to man-made climate change, so they recognise how lacking in adaptive capacity the present State institutions in Europe are.
It goes without saying that the significance and relevance of translation in our daily life is multidimensional and extensive. It is through translation we know about all the developments in communication and technology and keep abreast of the latest discoveries in the various fields of knowledge, and also have access through translation to the literature of several languages and to the different events happening in the world.
On the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the apostle of nonviolence and peace, we left Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) following the news that 58 people were massacred in Las Vegas, Arizona, USA, by a white gunman from the 32nd floor of a hotel. He sprayed bullets on a massive crowd of 20,000 people watching a concert. There were 400 and up injured. The casualties will likely go up. President Trump addressed the nation and consoled the Americans.
One thinks but thinks how little critical debate matters to our society which is implacably divided into hostile camps, convinced in the absolute infallibility of our own positions. I have become a minimalist and do not venture beyond Twitter or FB posts. But Ravish Kumar will not let you remain in peace. He protests so much even though there are strategies available for you to have your cake and eat it too.
"There will be no lasting peace on earth unless we learn not merely to tolerate but even to respect the other faiths as our own". - Mohandas K. Gandhi.
With the BJP government at the centre completely sold on private money creation aka capitalism, it is highly unlikely that Bihar will ever see the Rs. 7636 crore required from the Centre to provide immediate relief to victims of the August 2017 flood catastrophes.
Further to yesterday’s reports in the papers that a symposium was held in Patna about the effects of global warming on Bihar, there are many measures in addition to the one’s suggested by the politicians, or at least the ones reported in the papers, that would improve the people’s ability to cope with the effects, including the one I have been mentioning many times, namely reform of the money system. If politicians really had the interests of Biharis at heart they would not continue with the present money system that causes climate change and jobless growth, in other words, poverty.
It was really heartening to learn that UAE schools have started teaching Moral Education subject from this academic year. The national initiative, originally announced in 2016, deserves all the praise from all those who know how significant and productive it is to include Moral Education in school level curriculum. The initiative signifies the foresightedness and concern of state-of-the-art UAE establishment for its future generation.