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As A Worldwide Problem
...The perception remains that political parties
and parliament are most corrupt, followed by business and police....
.Richard Rorty, Professor at Stanford University said that US
can be described as a corrupt plutocracy -- a country in which money
buys nomination for high office, in which the rich routinely bribe
the legislatures, and in which voter apathy is on the increase....
Free societies do not negate the liberty to know,
to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience. Politeness,
courtesy and decency are considered virtuous but vain talk or the
things that injure feelings of others unjustly or offensive or
disrespectful expressions especially for elders, women and superiors
are not favored. Lies, distortions, sensual and vile expressions
inciting to sin or illegal action as well as backbiting and
spreading hatred or rumors are prohibited....
Is The Cure For Fundamentalism?
The word fundamentalism was coined because of the
Conservative Protestant movement in the United States, beginning in
the late 19th century...It was Zionism - a fundamentalist movement
of world Jewry that arose in Europe in the late 19th century with
the aim of reconstituting a Jewish state in Palestine. Islamic
Fundamentalism arose in its reaction...The recent rally by
Christians in Lebanon in favor of Hizbullah demonstrates that Arabs
are Arab first and Muslim or Christian second...
in India and Pakistan
...Bigots in the ancient times made Hinduism a
patriarchal religion making servitude by women for their husbands a
religious obligation and introducing the concept of untouchables in
their caste system......Among ignorant classes of South Asia not
only Hindu but also Muslim wives are still treated like slaves.
Among Muslims about 2% husbands are estimated to be polygamous
having two to four wives. Honor Killing of Women: In ignorant
tribal communities living in rural areas women suspected of illicit
love affair and adultery are killed by their fathers or brothers
usually with the tacit consent of a Jirga or Punchayat...
Art of Propaganda
Why is propaganda so much more successful when it
stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling? That
was a question raised by Bertrand Russell. Most psychologists opine
that we are more prone to generalize the bad than the good. We
assume that the bad is more potent and contagious...The growing
sophistication of propaganda techniques has been evident in election
campaigns as well as International politics and cold war...One of
the intentions of corporate�controlled media is to instill in
people a sense of disempowerment, of immobilization and paralysis.
Its outcome is to turn you into good consumers. It is to keep people
isolated, to feel that there is no ..
Holy Quran does not lay down any political or
economic system but prescribes broad moral principles for developing
or adopting that. The fact is that during the glorious period of
Islamic history, the economic system followed by Muslims was
Capitalism is an economic system in which people individually or
collectively as partners or business firms carry on privately the
production and exchange of goods and services for profit or earning
living. Capitalism has certain key characteristics as
Human Nature and Islam ?
Stripped of ethical norms and proper legal
framework, capitalism would pave the way for exploitation of the
poor by the rich and socialism or communism as exploitation of the
rich by the poor. In a way the joint stock companies are socialism
of the shareholders.
Warfare and Political Psychology
PSYOP and PSYWAR sound like new terms coined
to give respectability to the old term 'Psychological warfare' and
denote expertise and sophistication acquired in the age-old game of
deception and propaganda. Now the motto is not merely to subdue the
enemy but "Capture their minds and their hearts and souls will
Secularism and Islam
The spiritual and political leadership of Muslims stand separated since 7th century after assassination of Hazrat Ali (RA), son-in-law of the prophet Muhammad and fourth caliph.
Do you Speak
Almost 400 million South Asians speak Hinglish as a second language, exceeding the number of native English speakers in Britain and the US.
Linguists predict that the growing popularity of Indian culture around the world, including Bollywood movies, means that Hinglish will soon become more widely spoken outside the continent. 'The word Hinglish' has been coined to refer to a mixture of Hindi, Urdu and English widely spoken in India.
Tips for Success and Happiness
What are the ten most important things one must
do to achieve success and happiness?
What important lessons you have learned from your long experience?
Success means different things to different people at
different stages of life. To lead a successful life is different
than achieving success in one venture or the other. Thomas J. Watson
- Founder of IBM Gives us a formula for success in business
Altitude In Life Depends on Your Attitude:
People with the "right" attitude have a
consistently positive outlook about life, about their jobs,
about what they're doing. They are constantly looking for
results and taking responsibility. People who have the RIGHT
attitude take responsibility for their lives. They don't pin
their failures on others. And they treat each failure as a
precursor of the great successes to come in its wake.
In good old days people used to hang at the place of work,
the pictures of Jesus and Mary, kings and queen or their
national leaders and heroes.