If you were the Prime Minister of India would you: Delink religion from politics?

  • Yes, religion is a personal choice, and should never be political.
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  • No, religion is about values and morality, and politics cannot be delinked from it
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  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist - 9 years ago

    Measures for stable economy:
    Insulate, do not isolate, economy and economics from GDP, Sensex, Forex, Inflation and Debt. This ensures stable economy and also helps in speedy and effective recovery from economic crisis, if any, think it over…..

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist - 9 years ago

    An easy route to eliminate economic crisis:
    De-linking of economy from economics is the simplest solution to economic crisis, think it over…..

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist - 9 years ago

    The growth of a nation is directly proportional to the speed at which the nation moves its men, material and money. However, safety and cost-effectiveness are vital considerations.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist - 9 years ago

    Nothing is impossible since impossibilities are time-sensitive and person-sensitive; therefore, let us continue to chase for solutions.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist - 9 years ago

    Tomorrow is not there for animals and other forms of life that are wiser than human beings. For reasons best known to us, we did not buy this philosophy and therefore, we became unwise.

    Thus, we started acquiring things for tomorrow ignoring the fact that tomorrow’s existence and its availability to us is entirely in the hands of tomorrow.

    Finally, we must realize a fact that tomorrow is only in the hands of tomorrow; whereas, today is in our hands, therefore, let us contribute something today instead of waiting for tomorrow.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist - 9 years ago

    Our World:

    Mad people think others are mad, others think the other way round. No one knows who is really mad since everyone is mad in his own way - this is the real beauty of our wonder-world wonderful enough to keep life going in a wonderfully wonderful manner.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist - 9 years ago

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh must gift one billion fruit bearing trees to the nation for ensuring food security, employment generation, revenue generation, environmental protection and development of food processing industry in a cost-effective, efficient and eco-friendly manner.

    This idea deserves immediate implementation since it is a simple and permanent solution for the numerous problems of present and future generations.

    NVSN Murthy, Scientist and a temporary visitor on earth designing simple solutions for deriving multiple and mega benefits that last forever.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist - 9 years ago

    Since DEMONocracy is prevailing on the Indian soil, there is no place for DEMOcracy. We need to live with demonocracy since our politicians seldom quit vote-bank politics.

    NVSN Murthy, Scientist and a temporary visitor on earth.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist - 9 years ago

    Indian politicians reserved poverty for the poor and prosperity for themselves, it is unfortunate.

  • Annadhatha MK Rao, Economist, Age:65 - 9 years ago

    Re-Yuan Trade:

    India must follow China which made agreements with Brazil that allows payment for imports from China in Yaun and imports from Brazil in Lira.

    Further, China made similar agreements with several other countries like: Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Argentina etc.

    After visiting China, HDFC MD & CEO Aditya Puri made a bright proposal to Indian government to follow China and RBI kept mum on this crucial issue for reasons best known only to it.

    At least now, we need to work on right priorities and must learn to take good ideas from eminent people like Aditya Puri.

    Through this golden proposal, Aditya Puri proved a fact that he can make the best finance minister, prime minister and policy maker of India.

    Lastly, the entire world must follow China in this aspect.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist - 9 years ago

    Happiness of the people is the real economy of a nation, all other elements are traps.

    The mechanism that makes the people happy is called economics.

    NVSN Murthy, Research Scientist.
    A temporary visitor on earth re-conceptualizing concepts

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist - 9 years ago

    Sensex can measure neither the progress nor the economy of a nation, hence sensex is neither measure-worthy nor discuss-worthy.

    NVSN Murthy, Research Scientist.
    A temporary visitor on earth creating and promoting concepts, human values and peace.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist - 9 years ago

    Nothing is free in this world since everything comes from nothing.

    NVSN Murthy, Research Scientist.
    A temporary visitor on earth conceptualizing and promoting concepts

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist and a temporary visitor on - 9 years ago

    Genuine leaders follow heroism and seldom choose beaten tracks since following is a fault, copying is a crime and imitating is an offence.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist and a passing visitor - 9 years ago

    Success seldom comes by following or copying or imitating.
    This analogy is true for individuals, institutions and nations.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist & a short-time visitor on e - 9 years ago

    Neither individuals nor institutions nor nations become leaders by following or copying the other.
    Therefore, make laws, rules and regulations relevant to the nation since the needs, problems, priorities and culture of different nations are different.

  • NVSN Murthy, a quitting visitor on earth - 9 years ago

    No one is poor by caste since caste cannot impose poverty on anyone. We attach poverty to caste for political gains and people prefer that to bypass competition, in the process – people who are genuinely poor are suffering most. Thus advantaging people by caste and religion is unjustified, inhuman and antihuman.

    NVSN Murthy, Research Scientist and a temporary visitor on earth currently passing through Asian soil.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist and a passing visitor - 9 years ago

    Infosys NR Narayana Murthy seldom did his best to become the best. He became the best because he did the best.

    This is the only secret of his success.

    NVSN Murthy, Scientist and a temporary visitor on earth.

  • Annadhatha MK Rao, Age: 64, Economist - 9 years ago

    Nations ignoring Nori Economic Theory (NORINOMICS by India’s Global Scientist NVSN Murthy) seldom prosper.

    Annadhatha MK Rao, Economist, Age: 64

  • NVSN Murthy, a quitting visitor on earth - 9 years ago

    Direct tapping of SALES TAX (Nation Building Fund) makes nation and entrepreneurs rich, increases commercial and industrial activity, attracts foreign funds, reduces inflation and cost of living, generates employment, boosts exports, finally, makes India and Indian entrepreneurs more competitive in the global market, lastly – makes India and Indians rich and happy.
    ( ) Rename all taxes as Nation Building Fund (NBF).
    ( ) Abolish sales tax returns, also sales tax refunds if any.
    ( ) Exempt none and nothing from sales tax, excise duty, import duty etc.
    ( ) Abolish numerous terms like excise duty, import duty, octroi, cess, turnover tax, corporate tax, state tax, central tax (CST), local tax, sales within the state, sales out-side the state (inter-state sales), transit sale, godown sale, factory sale, direct sale, indirect sale etc. since every sale is a sale and every sale at every stage must attract tax (NBF).
    ( ) Realize that a sale is a sale whether within the state or out-side the state since every sale is within India. Hence every sale shall attract the same tax (NBF).
    ( ) Realize that a sale is a sale whether good or services. Therefore merge income tax and sales tax. Fix only 2% as unified tax (NBF). Look logically at rationalization, standardization and simplification essential for enhancement of gross national revenue (GNR).
    ( ) Realize that every sale is a sale whether first sale or second sale or third sale or tenth sale. Therefore every sale must attract tax and this tax need not exceed 2% of the gross sale value of goods.
    ( ) Fix only 2% as sales tax (NBF) on the gross value of goods. This simple change in the taxing system fetches five times the revenue to the government than the present method.
    ( ) Educate the buyer through simple guidelines and make the buyer responsible for deduction of SALES TAX (NBF) at the source (like income tax) and remittance to government. This simple concept eliminates volumes of useless paperwork and paper consumption and saves useful forests.
    ( ) This system also reduces voluminous work on SALES TAX assessment and results is exponential growth of net national revenue.
    ( ) Empower Charted Accountants to function as Revenue Development Officers (RDOs) and fix attractive remuneration/commission/compensation for their efforts. Also fix attractive incentives to encourage them to contribute more and more to the nation.
    NVSN Murthy
    Age: 57, Nationality: Indian, Profession: Independent Research Scientist.
    A temporary visitor on earth currently passing through Indian soil, a scientist by profession, a researcher by addiction, an economist by accident, a reformist by obligation to the society, an analyst by interest, a poor man by fate, a social worker by choice, a dedicated servant to human life, animal life and plant life by preference, an engineer by selection, a traveller towards death by birth, a philosopher by time, a practicing poet by nature and a messenger for peace by preference.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist & a short-time visitor on e - 9 years ago

    Direct tapping of income tax makes nation and individuals rich.
    Abolish income tax assessment to individuals. () Exempt none from income tax. () Abolish all exemptions, concessions, slabs, calculations and computations and fix only 2% tax on the gross income of employees/individual consultants/retainers since this 2% fetches five times the revenue to the government than the present 30% and reduces the number of Income Tax assesses from several crores to few thousands since the employer is made responsible for deduction of income tax at the source and direct remittance to the government. () This concept simple concept eliminates useless paperwork and paper consumption and saves useful forests. () Also abolish tax returns and tax refunds.
    NVSN Murthy
    Age: 57, Nationality: Indian, Profession: Independent Research Scientist.
    A temporary visitor on earth currently passing through Indian soil, a scientist by profession, a researcher by addiction, an economist by accident, a reformist by obligation to the society, an analyst by interest, a poor man by fate, a social worker by choice, a dedicated servant to human life, animal life and plant life by preference, an engineer by selection, a traveller towards death by birth, a philosopher by time, a practicing poet by nature and a messenger for peace by preference.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist and a temporary visitor on - 9 years ago

    Reduce IT assesses:

    The number of Income Tax (IT) assesses can be reduced drastically from several crores to few thousands by making the employer responsible for collection of income tax at the source. Thus IT assessment for individuals can be eliminated. The same practice can also be extended to consultants, retainers and other professionals being hired by organizations.

    Thus paperwork, paper consumption and forests can be saved. Similarly, buyer must deduct Sales Tax at source for the goods bought by him. This system has numerous benefits and money flows directly from the source to the government without delay and loss.

    Moreover, we do not need several names, departments and ACTs like: income tax, sales tax, service tax, excise, gift tax, wealth tax, luxury tax, entertainment tax, entry tax, exit tax, turnover tax, corporate tax, property tax, pollution tax, road tax, building tax, toll tax, development tax, land tax, education tax, cess etc. since everything is a tax and everything is going to the government.

    Rename all these taxes as NATION BUILDING FUND (NBF) since it imparts patriotism in taxpayer and everyone feels proud in giving fund to the nation. This concept promotes national integration too. Since GDP is not available to the nation, let us concentrate on GNR (gross national revenue).

    Let us appreciate the fact that simple rules are easy to follow, easy to implement, easy to monitor and easy to amend. If rules are simple and easy, the commercial activity increases and revenue collection increases. Let us not discourage the commercial activity with complicated procedures since it is the lifeline of the nation.

    A sale is a sale whether within the state or outside the state since it is a sale within India. A sale is a sale whether goods or services. A sale is a sale whether first sale or second sale or tenth sale.

    Services of an an employee and services of a a consultant or retainer cannot be different things, hence put them on the same platform since employees and consultants are involved in selling their services.

    Hence sales tax, service tax and income tax can be merged into one and it can be called as Nation Building Fund (NBF). This NBF need not exceed 2% of the gross sale value of goods or services if all exemptions, concessions and computations are eliminated for which, exempt none from income tax, sales tax, service tax, excise duty etc.

    Most importantly, abolish all exemptions and concessions to EOUs, IT, BPO and Software units since all these units are making profits and utilizing infrastructure being provided by the nation. Deduct all taxes at source. Abolish tax returns and tax refunds.

    Abolish all computations and calculations associated with all taxes since these computations and calculations are not helping the nation in any manner, on the other hand, these computations are helping the tax evader. Let us introduce computationless taxing structure. Thus, collect only 2% tax on the gross sale value of goods or services.

    This concept increases national revenue by at least 400 per cent while drastically reducing paperwork, delays, corruption and tax evasion. It brings cheers to millions of employees, consultants, contractors, retailers, traders, merchants, entrepreneurs, industrialists, investors and businessmen. Thus there will be overall progress.

    NVSN Murthy

    Age: 57, Nationality: Indian, Profession: Independent Research Scientist.
    A temporary visitor on earth currently passing through Indian soil, a scientist by profession, a researcher by addiction, an economist by accident, a reformist by obligation to the society, an analyst by interest, a poor man by fate, a social worker by choice, a dedicated servant to human life, animal life and plant life by preference, an engineer by selection, a traveller towards death by birth, a philosopher by time, a practicing poet by nature, a messenger for peace.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist - 9 years ago

    Uncertainties:

    Uncertainty is more certain and more inevitable than the most inevitable change and challenges.

    Thus, Indian entrepreneurs in general and corporate sector in particular, must be more vigilant than never before since emerging technologies demanding abrupt changes need abnormal potential to absorb changes and challenges associated.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist - 9 years ago

    Change is challenging:

    Only a change can change a change and change alone can challenge a change along with the inevitable uncertainties associated with every change. These are the real challenges of life for the present and future generations.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist & a short-time visitor on e - 9 years ago

    Cost and cause of death:

    Death means UNWILLINGNESS to change.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist and a temporary visitor on - 9 years ago

    Qualification seldom qualifies anyone for employment, percentage of marks does not mean merit, age does not mean maturity, experience does not mean knowledge and talent does not mean wisdom.

    Therefore, employers must develop tools to measure performance and creativity essential to assess usefulness and wage-worthiness. Employers ignoring these facts end up in recruiting non-contributors.

    NVSN Murthy, Scientist
    A temporary visitor on earth currently passing through Asian soil and attempting to promote new concepts and higher levels of competitiveness essential for effective development of people and nations of our mother planet earth.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist - 9 years ago

    Global Peace Pill:
    Don’t do for others what you don’t want others to do for you. (.) No one is bad since everyone belongs to GOD (.) God knows no religion since HE is God (.). No one can please his children by displeasing HIS children. (.). Sow humanity and reap peace, progress, prosperity and endless happiness. By: NVSN Murthy, Scientist and a temporary visitor on earth currently passing through Asian soil.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist and a temporary visitor on - 9 years ago

    a). Not measure-worthy elements of a person:

    Money, power, position, popularity, qualification, experience and age of a person are not measure-worthy since performance, contribution and creativity alone matters.

    b). Change is challenging life on earth:

    Only a change can change a change and change alone can challenge a change along with the inevitable uncertainties associated with every change. These are the real challenges of life for the present and future generations.

    c). Uncertainties are crippling life on earth:

    Uncertainty is more certain and more inevitable than the most inevitable change and challenges.

    Thus, Indian entrepreneurs in general and corporate sector in particular, must be more vigilant than never before since emerging technologies demanding abrupt changes need abnormal potential to absorb changes and challenges associated.

    d). A Peace Pill for our peace-seeking planet:

    Adopt “LoveAll-HateNone“ philosophy originated from Humanity, therefore Humanity is the essence of all religions, faiths and philosophies of our acquisitive world.

    Most importantly, for all those who believe in God, Humanity is the visible form of God.

    Do not do for others what you do not want others to do for you.

    We acquire everything only to carry nothing.

    e). God and Religion:

    A true religious mind knows no religion since GOD knows no religion.

    No one is bad since everyone belongs to God.

    Laws not built on humanity do not last longer.

    f). The need of the hour:

    Sow humanity and reap peace. Sow peace and reap progress. Sow progress and reap prosperity. Sow prosperity and reap endless happiness. Therefore - Humanity is my caste, Humanity is my community, Humanity is my religion, Humanity is my creed, Humanity is my race, Humanity is my tribe, Humanity is my region, Humanity is my nationality, Humanity is my language, Humanity is my mother-tongue, Humanity is my consideration, Humanity is my philosophy, Humanity is my approach and Humanity is my way of life. Finally, Humanity is my whole world.

    g). Farmer’s Role:

    Politicians in power seldom comeback to power by ignoring farmer, politicians aspiring power seldom come to power by ignoring farmer, political parties ignoring farmer do not survive.

    NVSN Murthy, Scientist
    A temporary visitor on earth currently passing through Asian soil and attempting to promote humanity and friendship for causing Peace, Progress and Prosperity to the people and nations of our mother planet earth

    Past address: Unknown
    Present address: Earth
    Future address: Unknown

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist & a short-time visitor on e - 9 years ago

    Money, power, position, popularity, qualification, experience and age of a person are not measure-worthy since performance and contribution alone matters.

    Only a change can change a change and change alone can challenge a change along with the inevitable uncertainties associated with very change. These are the real challenges of life for the present and future generations.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist - 9 years ago

    In India, government is not supporting the poor and the needy. But it is strongly supporting its SC, ST, BC, OBC, Dalits, Harijans, Girijans, Linguistic Minorities and Religious Minorities through reservations, quotas and concessions. Thus, the poor became poorer and the genuine needy vanished.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist - 9 years ago

    Politicians in power seldom comeback to power by ignoring farmer, politicians aspiring power seldom come to power by ignoring farmer, political parties ignoring farmer will disappear forever and nations ignoring farmer will ruin forever since farmer is the backbone of all individuals, institutions and nations.

    NVSN Murthy, Scientist and a temporary visitor on earth currently passing through Asian soil.

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist - 9 years ago

    A Peace Pill for our peace-seeking planet.
    •Adopt “ LoveAll-HateNone “ philosophy originated from Humanity, therefore Humanity is the essence of all religions, faiths and philosophies of our acquisitive world. Most importantly, for all those who believe in God, Humanity is the visible form of God.

    •Do not do for others what you do not want others to do for you.

    •We acquire everything only to carry nothing.

    God and Religion:
    •A true religious mind knows no religion since GOD knows no religion.
    •No one is bad since everyone belongs to God.
    •Laws not built on humanity do not last longer.

    The need of the hour:
    •Sow humanity and reap peace. Sow peace and reap progress. Sow progress and reap prosperity. Sow prosperity and reap endless happiness. Therefore - Humanity is my caste, Humanity is my community, Humanity is my religion, Humanity is my creed, Humanity is my race, Humanity is my tribe, Humanity is my region, Humanity is my nationality, Humanity is my language, Humanity is my mother-tongue, Humanity is my consideration, Humanity is my philosophy, Humanity is my approach and Humanity is my way of life. Finally, Humanity is my whole world.

    NVSN Murthy, Scientist
    A temporary visitor on earth currently passing through Asian soil and attempting to promote humanity and friendship for causing Peace, Progress and Prosperity to the people and nations of our mother planet earth

    Past address: Unknown
    Present address: Earth
    Future address: Unknown

  • NVSN Murthy, Scientist - 9 years ago

    Measure-worthy elements of a person:

    Money, power, position, popularity, qualification, experience and age of a person are not measure-worthy since performance and contribution alone matters.

    NVSN Murthy, Scientist and a temporary visitor on earth currently passing through Asian soil.

  • GURURAJ - 9 years ago

    If Bharath is not recognized as a Hindu State, there is every possibility of the Moghul Rule coming back one day! I entirely agree with the sentiments expressed by Anil Sood.

  • NVSN Murthy - 10 years ago

    Government has no right to discourage anyone with meaningless and unlawful terms like: local, non-local, son-of-the soil, daughter-of-the-land, mother-of-the-place, father-of-the-state etc. It is unfortunate that our NHRC (National Human Rights Commission) has become a mute spectator on all issues related to equality and equal opportunity. Further, the silence of our NHRC made the government to divide the people along the dirty, nasty, antisocial, illogical, irrational, unfounded, unscientific, inhuman and antihuman lines of - caste, creed, community, religion, race, tribe, region, religious minority, linguistic minority, mother tongue, gender, locals, non-locals, insiders, outsiders, NRI, Non-NRI, SC, ST, BC, OBC, Dalit, Girijan, Harijan, Vibhajan, Nanobhajan, Microbhajan, Millibhajan, Minibhajan, Megabhajan, Mahabhajan, Devadaasi, Adivaasi, Aranyavaasi, Vanavaasi, Paadadaasi, Devadaasi, etc. ( THIS SUPERSEDES THE PARAGRAPH IN THE ABOVE LETTER )

  • NVSN Murthy - 10 years ago

    We need to realize certain facts like:
    ( ) A true religious mind has no religion.
    ( ) God knows no religion since He is God.
    ( ) There is God in everyone, we need humanity to see Him.
    ( ) There is God within, we need eyes to see Him.
    ( ) Don’t do for others what you don’t want others to do for you.
    ( ) No one is bad since everyone belongs to God.
    ( ) Finally, acquire everything that you can carry with you when you quit this world.
    ( ) Lastly, humanity is my caste, humanity is my creed, humanity is my community, humanity is my race, humanity is my religion, humanity is my tribe, humanity is my faith, humanity is my nationality, humanity is my language, humanity is my culture, humanity is my law, humanity is my rule, humanity is my consideration, humanity is my philosophy, humanity is my way of life, humanity is my world and, humanity is the sole spirit of my soul. ( )

    Government has the right to discourage anyone with meaningless and unlawful terms like: local, non-local, son-of-the soil, daughter-of-the-land, mother-of-the-place, father-of-the-state etc. It is unfortunate that our NHRC (National Human Rights Commission) has become a mute spectator on all issues related to equality and equal opportunity. Further, the silence of our NHRC made the government to divide the people along the dirty, nasty, antisocial, illogical, irrational, unfounded, unscientific, inhuman and antihuman lines of - caste, creed, community, religion, race, tribe, region, religious minority, linguistic minority, mother tongue, gender, locals, non-locals, insiders, outsiders, NRI, Non-NRI, SC, ST, BC, OBC, Dalit, Girijan, Harijan, Vibhajan, Nanobhajan, Microbhajan, Millibhajan, Minibhajan, Megabhajan, Mahabhajan, Devadaasi, Adivaasi, Aranyavaasi, Vanavaasi, Paadadaasi, Devadaasi, etc.

    Most importantly – we need to isolate governance, policy making and administration from divisive elements like caste, community and religion because:
    1). Money is able to buy caste certificates – this is increasing corruption and false claims in educational and employment,
    2). People are able to change their religion to suit their convenience (for grabbing quotas and reservations),
    3). Inter-caste marriages, inter-community-marriages, inter-religion marriages and love marriages have eroded the sanctity of caste, community and religion.

    Above all, caste, community and religion are personal choices and people have every right to worship the faith or deity they like. Moreover, likes and dislikes and faiths will be changing from time to time. In most cases, the boy will opt for girl’s religion or the girl will opt for boy’s religion.

    Due to these and several other reasons, government must keep-off from caste, community and religion. Otherwise, India and Indians will continue to ruin.

  • Anil Sood - 10 years ago

    If we see the history of partition, the division of India was based on religion. India was borne as Hindu state as the muslims were given Pakistan. So If the muslim dominated state can claim Islam as their state religion & prosecute minorities, then I demand Hindu be made state religion of India which was the basis of division of India in 1947.

  • Amitabha Guha - 10 years ago

    as a common man is always a common man across the length and breadth of the Mother Earth, let him cherish the feeling of oneness with the omnipotent through his religious beliefs; political ideologies and its associated clout should be exercised wisely and comprehensively for the overall upliftment and welbeing
    of the HUMAN NATION

  • Mohinder Chahal - 10 years ago

    As of today India's biggest enemy is growing population. Indian politicians are basing their vote bank on religion. This is the reason that politicians are taking benefit of people's emotional personal choice which is based on centuries old historical developments which is being followed generation after generation without questioning. Religion is affecting the people's approach towards changing environment based on scientific development on earth. Religion is making people enemy of each other without gaining anything due to involvement of politics in religion.

  • Bharath - 10 years ago

    All relegion based reservation should be stopped.

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