Friday, 23 March 2018

Aadhar card or Unique Identity(UID) card

Originally Identification card was mandatory for NREGA(rural unemployment scheme) and PDS(Public Distribution System). Because leakages were found and the poor people could not get unemployment benefits or grains by distribution system..All citizens of India were forced to open bank accounts and the requisite was the Aadhar card which took the citizens iris patterns and finger prints. The reason given was that subsidies will be given to poor people for cooking gas and essential food grains when you show your Aadhar card. Then citizens were told to give these cards to open accounts. After that all had to give Aadhar card for bank accounts and   money transfers. Without supreme court orders citizens were forced to give details. Now Supreme court has said if you have given your personal data(iris pattern and fingerprints) you should have as it was not mandatory. Now already everyone has given their data and one cannot take it back. So YOU ARE TRAPPED  and cannot come out of it.
Its worse than Facebook or smartphone, this is the ultimate misuse of data

Eye from sky-smart phones

SMARTPHONE.We all have it because it is a necessity. It is convenient, but it is taking away our privacy and freedom. All the connections you have are used by smartphone devices to sell you goods or services, every second. Consumerism is enforced. Collection of data about our consumer activities are used to give us more choices of more consumer products. We are being sucked by quicksand. So people take control of yourself ..that is your mind.

Celebration of Facebook and dejection of facebook

Facebook was connecting everyone to everyone. But it influenced US presidential election and the Brexit referendum of UK. As quiz data from facebook was used to create profile traits and show the users those  features which would influence their minds. Its mind boggling. How we are being influenced. Facebook CEO blames it on the firm Cambridge Analytica which processed all this after taking permission from Facebook. Can they do this, where is the line of division between what we "can think on our own" to"what we are made to think"
Its computer age and when we give our data away to facebook we have given our mind away too. These are challenges to democracy. Can there be democracy with this kind of influences

Friday, 25 August 2017

Aadhar card is no more-Supreme Court has upheld the right to privacy as a fundamental right

Data of citizens's iris patterns, finger prints of whole hand and photos were collected to generate the ten digit Aadhar number and it was issued to every citizen. ..Aadhar card or UID(Unique Identity card) was made for the identity of every citizen. But as the scheme unrolled it fringed on all rights of citizens. It was needed to fill in the income tax, it was compulsory for keeping bank account and even to book bus tickets or train tickets.Before Supreme court could make a statement if it is ok to use private identity of citizen, it was enforced on the citizens,. But now the Supreme court has said it is not lawful to collect the iris patterns and fingerprints.This is because each citizen has a right to privacy. Can human beings be finger printed? It was in the pretext of giving subsidies that this Aadhar card was first promoted, but it was like an octopus clasping every activity of citizen of Indian-- tracking every move of its citizens. Since 2012, Supreme court has been postponing its decision, and the successive governments ruled over the making of the Aadhar card. they made it compulsory and griped the neck of all the citizens. But at last the collection of the data is unconstitutional. By now 95% have been fingerprinted Lets see what happens next- how will it be dismantled. 

Sunday, 2 July 2017

GST or Goods and Services Tax has been introduced

From July 1 inwards there will be single tax code for goods and services. And producers do not have to pay tax at borders of every state. One tax to the central government is enough. But Indian economy functions by itself, people make things(on small scale)which other people need. And the poor work as laborers, drivers,carpenters, masons, maids, baby sitters etc etc and none are having fixed wages or recorded incomes. So how is GST going to bring "ALL" under tax scheme.
After demonetization policy implemented seven months ago, this is going to affect Indian economy in a big way. Although it is assured that in two years after GST, economy will improve, there is no guarantee. Because economic forces all around the world is going to affect India drastically.
India needs a different strategy for growth. Like we need to teach the small entrepreneurs to make products which can be exported. Fertilizers(chemical) will be provided to the farmers without tax and with subsidies. But the chemical harms the people who consume the crop used to grow on these. There is no promotion for natural fertilizers like neem or organic fertilizers like cow dung. All these is not thought through. God save us from these policies.

Friday, 9 June 2017

PAN card will be linked with Aadhar card

Income tax is filled using PAN car. And Aadhar care uses bio-metric data(iris pattern and fingerprinting) to  document citizens. Linking the two will be mandatory from next assessment year. Making Aadhar card is against law as only criminals can be finger printed and the individuals' rights are important in a democracy.Moreover government has not taken care to make sure that there is no data leak..The firms making the Aadhar card are themselves private and not government's organization. Government has given some parts of Aadhar data to foreign governments. People are suffering in India because of unjust policies make by government.No regard for privacy of citizens and haphazard policies deny citizens of India their basic rights.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Achievements and failures

India has launched 104 satellites from a single launch pad last week. Indian scientists at ISRO are highly capable and have developed so much sophistication that that they have no parallel. Indian mind in modern era has contributed much to the development of science. This is because education has reached the masses and the potentialities of individuals has been realized. What ever the conditions may be the scientist's achievements have to appreciated. Not just these scientists, Indian engineers all over the world are working hard to make life better for all
It has become a custom to associate India with extreme poverty, over-populated cities, terrible pollution and so on. But the reality that Indian mind is brilliant is not at all publicized. Even if it is not know or popularized, Indians are fine scientists, engineers, doctors teachers and excel in all professions. Urban India did very well.
Rural India is not doing well. Not enough schools for the common person. Rural employment schemes like MGNREGA are failures.  While given chance of good school, Indians achieve great deal, nation's development scheme like the MGNREGA have failed to a great extent. Infrastructure created like roads and wells are not good enough to be used. There are leakages because of which the poor are not benefiting from the schemes. Industrialization of farms has not taken place. Thanks to the climate, enough crops are produced to support the population of India. And many agricultural products are exported too