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TRANSITION TO FREEDOM

Index

INTRODUCTION      4

1. ISSUES IN INDIAN POLITY    7
What is freedom? / Is balancing the major isms sufficient? / Two nations in one India: the challenge & opportunity / Need for prudent and effective de-centralizing of government / The Reservation-in-Representation idea is flawed / Human Rights seeking Vs Human Rights giving / Dharma of a politician is not defined; this isn’t a dharmic arrangement / Uncertainties about political parties and need for change

2. AN ECONOMY MEANT FOR THE PEOPLE     33
Environmental challenge / Detachment=Happiness!? / Application of the Capitalist ideal! / Dog-eat-dog world? / Out-growing the blinders of capitalism / Rising to higher concerns: Spiritualism may have the answers / How it translates into villages / Practical Way Forward /

3. INCREASING ACCESS TO THE JUDICIARY      46
Some characteristics of today’s judicial system / essential principles behind the alternative / Grassroots courts nitty-gritty / About the overall judiciary /

4. FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD POLICEMAN      54
A colonial character is today’s norm / Enforce through fear or through righteousness? / Community participation

5. SOCIAL WORK: FORCE MULTIPLICATION       61
Potential for service and maximizing it / Basic goals to cater to / Principles to be incorporated in the formal organization / The formal social service coordination organization / Two important concerns in setting up the councils / Potential for great impact

6. KNOWLEDGE TREASURE HOUSE - A SELF RULE BACKBONE     73
Need for Knowledge / Tapping the Knowledge-potential / Basic function of the institution / Other tasks for the institution / Profile of the Institution / Three important considerations for retaining the strengths of the institution /

7. THE TOTAL APPROACH TO MEDICINE AND HEALTH          79
Features of the present system of medicine / Dynamics of demand and supply of medical services: free from the misery of longevity / Creation of a healthy society
 / Creation of counter-service in medicine / Thinking outside the allopathic and MBBS Box / Institutionalization of medical care / Self rule is destiny

8. SPORTS AND ART FORMS: THE ESSENCE OF CIVILIZATION    91
The Current Perspective about sports and arts / There is a spiritual dimension / consequent shift in approach / Institutionalization / Akhadas (and sports/art gurus) / Elected bodies for managing sports/art forms / Regional Sports Centres / Technique Spreader Camps / Art too / Finances / A top class approach

9. WHOLESOME EDUCATION   101
Supplanting Cultures: an unwise strategy / Misplaced pride in scholarship / Proper Motivation for the Individual's pursuit of Education / The higher purpose of the education system / Tuning educational institution on to the indigenous system / Totality of the definition of the term ‘Education’ / Institutions catering for wholesome education / Some of the institutions in detail

APPENDIX 1: WHAT THE JAPANESE TEACH THEIR CHILDREN      118

APPENDIX 2: FINANCING POLITICAL PARTIES                       121

APPENDIX 3: PROPOSED STRUCTURE OF THE SELF-RULE TREASURE HOUSE     129

 
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