A WONDERFUL WORLD: DREAMS AND REALITY

A WONDERFUL WORLD: DREAMS AND REALITY

Authors : MIKE RANA

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About the Author

MIKE RANA :-  
He also known as Manmohan Kumar Rana, is an electrical, aeronautical and computer engineer from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. With his experience of 30 years in the Indian Air Force and 10 years in the international corporate world, he is now working to ameliorate the political, economic and social ills that plague India. He partners with NGOs to forward his vision of what is required for moving towards inclusive prosperity and decisive sustainability.
Mike Rana has received several awards from the Government of India for work on many projects on large database systems, real-time air defence systems and missile systems. He has the distinction of receiving awards for his writings on information technology by the Computer Society of India.
He is the author of A Citizen's Manifesto, and a regular contributor to a number of international magazines. He is also active in the social media where he has more than 3,000 followers. Currently, he is engaged in drafting manifestoes for several national political parties.
 

About the Book

 
In the late 1960s, Louis Armstrong raised the American and British spirits by his immortal song ';What a Wonderful World'. It was a wonderful world then. Galloping and trotting, the world advanced to prosperity; but it also ran into scarcity. Who or what is placing hurdles in our way, and how these are to be overcome are the questions that are explored in this book.  
There exists an impregnable wall between the ruler and the ruled. Political paradigms like capitalism, communism, socialism, dictatorship and even democracy and crony-capitalism have failed to bring them closer. For the first time, this book proposes the paradigm of Revised Socialism as a solution for this impasse. 
The book transcends the boundaries of traditional disciplines − politics, social sciences, economics and philosophy, to investigate: 
• The manner in which international power circles, domestic political equations, financial imperialism and economic policies moderate a country's governance
• How best the controversial issues like population, reservations, poverty, discrimination, polarization and corruption can be tackled
• The equation between real consumption of natural resources and proclaimed progress to achieve environmental sustainability 
• How the modern mindset that is impinged by religions, cultures, technology media and social media simultaneously, can still be led towards professionalism
 

Contents

• The Challenges Ahead 
• The Big Picture of the World 
• Power and Money Syndrome 
• Wealth - Of ';Other' Nations 
• What's Going on at Home 
• The Planet is A-Changing 
• The Human Metamorphosis 
• Whirlpool of Political Ideologies 
• Practical Democracy 
• The Mystique of Economics 
• Governance - A Commitment 
• Media - An Untapped Resource 
• Corruption - A Stubborn Challenge 
• Religion - Demystified
• Sustenance − Let Us Contemplate