Prevailing Wars in world

Towards Global Governance

World is constantly going through many wars. At present world is engulfed with Middle East war which has eclipsed Russian – Ukraine War of last two years and still continuing.

Wars have been integral part of human civilization. Ancient wars like Mahabharat & Ramayana are part of our ancient history. In recent time World War 1 & 2 have been most destructive war which ended with invention and use of most destructive weapon of mankind.

Logically if wars were not there and mankind lived in harmony as prescribed in Indian philosophy of Vasudhev Kutumbkam ( World is one family) , all resources of world are multiple time sufficient for needs of every inhabitant of mother planet. But in reality this is not in synergy with Laws of Nature.

Nature has designed Life Systems in a way that one living being is food of other. A meat eating animal depends upon snatching life of other animal. Only a stronger animal can survive in jungle ecosystem. Survival of fittest is proven law of nature. Tendency to dominate and gain power over others is eternal human trait. Hindu religious texts focus more on winning internal wars and have elaborate tools for this. However in practice , most Indian kings practiced expansion of their kingdoms through wars. In modern times, wars have several added dimensions such such as Cyber War and Information War , also called war of narratives. Preparing for protection from wars leads to spending huge resources on machinery for war.

Can World ever be free of war ?

There are many barriers to this . With present way of organization of human society , war shall remain in one form of other. Boundaries create wars. Boundaries of Religion , Nations , Languages , Color etc. This may sound utopian , but ancient Indian mantra of World is One Family seems only way out.

1. Reorganization of Religions / Value Systems

A new value system based on common human principals of WIOF ( World is One family) has to gradually replace all existing religions. This common value system can come only when it becomes more and more attractive . After a few decades , mankind shall be more open to make choices in terms of religion. Tyranny of organized religions can end only if alternative vision becomes stronger. It can be said without bias , that Sanatan Hindu Religion is most suitable for this , as it is most flexible religion. Conflict of civilizations based on religious values is already going on. In coming decades , we can foresee that many new Value Systems shall emerge and human being shall be willing to change to one which is most attractive. Of course , this shall take time to evolve – may be next 20-30 years, but there shall be a major shift towards reorganization of religions and value systems.

2. Reorganization of Nation States

Concept of nation states is cause of constant wars. Nation states tend to gain power either by annexing land or spending large sums to protect land. Concepts like UN which were expected to move towards some form of Global Governance , have miserable failed . This was perhaps due to basis premise of their foundation which was based on power of victor over defeated.

It is difficult to visualize , how this process shall start , but to have a fair and equitable world without wars, it is essential to move towards a sort of World Government.

One of way it can develop is when some powerful and large states develop idealistic societies with in their countries. Once a powerful country such as this becomes an attractive model for other countries to follow , it can encourage other countries to join into some form of common governance based on common principals.

Again , only country which seems to fit into this is either Bharat or USA. Even EU is a sort of model . but EU has not promoted peace and its history and is not encouraging for large number of poor countries also called Global South to emulate it. India can definitely be a model , but not in present form. It can be a model state if it is able to develop economically. Also it depends upon how it can sort out problem of inter religion conflicts.

Moving towards Global Governance is key to global peace and end to spending of huge resources on war machinery.

World Technology Day

Today is National Technology Day. Two decades back in 1998 India took a giant step in Nuclear Technology. Digitization has subsequently taken Internet Technology to Masses and impacted lives in big way. Digital Infrastructure created has helped in big way to cope up with current lock down due to Covid19.

The next step may be to integrate Startup Culture with thousands of local level innovations (Jugaad ) in a big way. These innovative solutions need to be organized, improved ,documented and converted into sound business models. Further Innovation linked to Social Problems sh’d be part of our education system from early days. This shall go a long way to find solutions to employment issue.

Bhagwad Geeta & Winning Covid 19 War

Bhagwad Geeta ‘s first chapter ( 1:2 to 1:12)  starts with a dialogue when Duryodhan approaches Dronacharya and conveys to him about his lack of confidence in Bhishma , the commander in chief of army. He asks Drona to protect Bhishma.

Ayaneshu cha sarveshu yathaabhaagam avasthitaah; Bheeshmam evaabhirakshantu bhavantah sarva eva hi. (1:11)

Tasya sanjanayan harsham kuruvriddhah pitaamahah; Simhanaadam vinadyocchaih shankham dadhmau prataapavaan.(1:12)

“ Our army led by Bhishma is insufficient, whereas Pandav’s army, led by Bhima, is sufficient. “Therefore, everyone, stationed in their respective positions of the army, protect should protect Bhishma.”

To win a war , you need to be confident about ability of your Commander in Chief. In start of Mahabharat, Duryodhana , sowed the seeds of a loss in war by expressing lack of confidence in is Chief Warrior. In such circumstances the second in command and other commanders shall obviously not have full confidence & resultant respect for Chief of Army.

In fight against Covid19 , country is keeping its confidence on Commander in Chief. This is one of major factor which has helped till now. Entire leadership at Central & State Level seems to working in synergy with each other.

There are definitely lessons to be learnt and things could have been better ; but keeping faith on leadership is crucial to win this war. Creating mistrust for Leadership in these difficult times can be very harmful and impede our fight against this war. Any type of politics can wait till nation comes out of this dangerous time.

Lockdown Lessons – 1

India is on Lockdown for couple of weeks as a response to tackle Corona disease. Looking back at how the events unfolded , it can be said with certainty that immense effort has been put at leadership and society level. It was refreshing to note that most of people contributed in positive way barring a small segment which continued with its negativity discourse. Yet there were some glaring short comings which need to be analysed and highlighted. To analyse this let us look at some key Landmark Events :

  • News of dreaded disease in Wuhan, China and images and videos on how it was controlled by strict lock downs.
  • Indian Government taking steps to bring back its nationals from Wuhan.
  • Gradual restrictions on International Flights leading to Janta Curfiew and Total Lockdown for 21 Days.
  • Mass exodus of Migrant Labour in Delhi NCR and other parts of India.
  • News of Nizamuddin Religious Sect gathering which led to large scale spread of virus in different parts of India. This led to massive exercise to track down the Attendees of this gathering.

While analysing above incidents following points need elaboration :

  • Wuhan Incident :

After Wuhan Incident , response time of our system was bit late. Chinese economy is closely linked to Global and Indian Economy. Some one in our System should have been tracking the Wuhan Development much more closely and restrictions on International Travel and Visitors should have taken place much more earlier.

  • Migrant Workers Issue :

Mass Movement of Migrant Workers from Delhi NCR and other parts of country was an eye opener. Agony of Poor Workers was evident from images of these people. These incidents  not only gave a bad press to country but also increased the risk of defeating entire purpose of Lockdown.

It was evident that no one in system has anticipated issues related to Migrant Workers. These incidents could have been avoided with better planning and coordination. Some one in system should have factored issue of migrant workers before taking the Lock down decision. Temporary Shelters with Food and other arrangements could have been made in advance along with better Communication with these labours.This again proves weakness of our Governance System in Terms of Planning and Execution for decisions of such.

  • Nizamuddin Religious Sect Fiasco :

This incident was Shocking and brought out in open Fault lines of our Governance System. Such a large gathering was going in heart of Delhi , foreigners were roaming across India in violation of all Visa Rules and no one raised an alert in our system. The enormity of system failure is reflected from fact that same gathering happened on Malaysia a sometime back , which led to sharp spike in Corona Positive Cases. Yet no one was alerted in our system and visas were given.


All three points mentioned reflect weakness of our Governance System in terms of at Planning, Execution and Review Levels. Some of suggestions are as below :

  • Alert System :  Our Intelligence and Alert System needs immediate attention.Right Alerts should have gone to right persons to prevent such incidents.Our Intelligence System needs to be more effective. Apart from conventional Intelligence gathering mechanism, we need an Third Party Independent Alert system which can generate Alerts and highlight in a way that it reaches to people who matter. Alerts should also be generated from Public to highlight any such incidents.

Right Information in Right Form at Right Time to Right Persons at Right Platforms is key to a Dynamic Information System. A link to my earlier article on same is given below.

  • . Planning & Forecasting : Migrant Workers problem was not factored in this decision. It is evident that Decision Making Process needs improvement. How can such a big factor be ignored ? This is also the issue of Accountability. Responsibility must be fixed and action taken.
  • Central Control Number :  Lack of correct information was evident in past few weeks. Decisions were taken fast at Central and State Levels and people at large had no platform to get right information. From very beginning there should have been a Call Centre with a Central Control Number. This number should have been publicized. Any one could just ring this number and call centre could have connected him to right person at Central and State Level.

This type of Call Centre can be set up at a short notice and can be done even now. It can be a permanent set up which can be used for any future need.

Violence Against Women – A Strategic Analysis : Violence Against Women

There is a nationwide outrage on recent rape incidents from different states. There are numerous processions , TV discussions , parliament debates and call to hang the guilty. As a nation we are a reactive nation. We tend to emotionally react to situations and forget after few days. There were similar rages in past on rape cases , some of them got equal national prominence , but the problem remains where it was in past.

What we lack is a culture of Strategic Thinking , which requires deeper research into problems and building systems to solve it for ever. This is same with every problem we face whether crime against women or terrorism or problem of alcoholism and drug abuse. We don’t think deep enough. Our actions don’t come out of thoroughly researched plan of action. Rather we just react and act in casual manner. I am not claiming to have conducted deep research into this problem , but from CSM Strategy point of view my take on issue of crime against women is as below :

One of major reason of our youth indulging in these crime is lack of positive vision , hope and focus in major part of our population. Our youth does not have a positive focus in life. Most of these crimes are committed from people from lower strata of life. These people live a life which is without any hope and under abject poverty . Just visit any of poor colonies or Jhuggis in Delhi and see the condition in which the people live there.

It is very difficult to get a healthy mind set in those depressing conditions . There is no hope – no dream – no vision and no focus for these people to change their life. When a life is so deprived , one is easily swayed towards criminality.

One of first thing for Long Term Solution to this problem is to give a vision to youth of this country. For this we need a vision for India . Unfortunately there are few leaders who are credible enough to give this vision to youth of India.

Taking a step further , we need to learn the art of sowing seeds to future in minds of our children and our youth. We need to channelize their energies to a positive goal . Our parents and teachers need to be trained in this. Changing the focus of our youth and population at large is most important strategic step towards problem of crime against women. A mind which is focused on building a future for itself and for the country is likely to availd in such sort of behaviour.

2.  At a Strategic Level , we also need to revisit the type of inputs we give to our children and youth from our movies , magazines , TV and online media. Most of stuff rolled out from media shows women as an object to fulfil physical desires. We do not see health portrayal of women as a normal human being. It is stupid to expect that our children and youth to remain unaffected with this visual onslaught which ignites their passions. The craziest part is that our liberal media is first to shout when you talk of any level of regulation towards this.

Human minds are not machines but products of emotions. Our children and youth should get messages from media which promote values of discipline , respect , hard work and compassion. We all know the principle of GIGO ( Garbage in – Garbage Out ). If we want a society built upon these values we need to ensure that social messages we get from media are altered.

3. The legal solution which comes out of fear of law is also an effective deterrent but not an ideal solution. You can’t solve a problem of mindset with fear. Nevertheless the legal solution is required to keep an order of semblance in society. However to do this it is required that the solution is swift and with enough safeguards to prevent misuse. This is a tall order keeping in view the present legal system which is imported from west and is not just suited for a country like India.

In nut shell , we should stop being reactive and look for real solutions to our problems.


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