The Wise Bihari - Kautilya Uvach

Monday, November 13, 2006

Cure of Polio and Bihari connection

When entire nation is discussing resurgence of Polio, the dreaded disease, there is one Bihari who has developed a proven herbal cure to treat polio. Read the full report here.

That's called Bihari Buddhi - if there is a problem, there is a solution!

The man is looking for support to help him treat Polio with his medicine. All he wants is approval to use that medicine to treat Polio. All this when this medicine was tested earlier by many reputed organizations and all of them had found it to be effective in curing Polio.

Hope government and other health organizations wake up soon to acknowledge and use this miracle cure in tackling Polio.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

When nothing works, Bihari Buddhi comes to the rescue

Tax defaulters, beware! If the Bihari-Buddhi of tax collection from defaulters is applied across the nation, Indian government's coffers would become kuber ka khazana. Apart from getting what is genuinely due, application of this highly intelligent and effective recovery tool will also ensure that defaulters think 100 times before defaulting on tax in future.

Don't believe it yet? Ok read it here and have a blast or shudder in fear depending on which side of the fence you are!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Bihari lesson in primary education

Policy makers talk, economic planners talk, ministers talk, and almost every educated person talks about the sad state of primary education in India. Crores are spent on this to improve the situation. Yet the sorry state prevails. Not because resources are not there, but because innovative minds don't work on this.

One Bihari school teacher hasshown to the world that more than money, what is needed to improve the basic education scene is dedication and some zeal to make a difference. Read the full story here.

Indian governement would do well to use such innovative methods to ensure that primary education reaches to the most number of people.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

A setback or a new opportunity for application of Bihari-Buddhi?

In a setback to infrastructure development plans of Bihar, the center has rejected the development proposal sent by state government. Some people in the know feel that the reason for rejection is presence of some anti-Bihar elements in UPA government. Read detailed report here.

Whatever may be the reasons behind the rejection, the apparent setback may perforce afford an opportunity for the application of famed Bihari-Buddhi. The Bihar Government led by the redoubtable Nitish Kumar will definitely find out ways and means to tame the recalcitrant elements in the central government. Especially when it seems more than apparent to be inimical to the interests of a resurgent Bihar only because the popular government in Bihar happens to be of a different political dispensation.

Who knows it may create an enduring template for center-state relationship especially when they are governed by different political outfits.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Empowering the citizens at panchayat level through e governance - Bihar Government Setting An Example For All Other States

The Bihar Government is showing the path towards empowerment of citizens and ushering an era of transparency in governance by doing the hitherto unthinkable. The plan is to bring all the panchayats under the aegis of e-governance by creating a State Wide Network.

No doubt e-governance has been in news due to the endeavours of the state governments of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka etc., but the audacity displayed by the thinktanks of Bihar Government in conceptualising the expansion of e-governance scheme up to the level of Panchayats is simply unprecedented. Well, networking District Level Offices and digitising the land record data is much simpler than networking all the Panchayat level offices.

The current Bihar Government led by Shri Nitish Kumar seems to have imbibed the concept of Chanakyaneeti and is showing the world what the famed bihari-buddhi can achieve.

Utilizing the natural skills and reach of Beggars in a socially positive manner

Shri Vijay Prakash, Bihar State Welfare Department Secretary seems to have put on his thinking cap in earnest. Well the result of his lateral thinking, atleast on paper, as of now, looks fantastic.

You know, it is basically the famed Bihari-Buddhi at work. This is the same Bihari-Buddhi which had made Magadh the strongest state in its time.

Now coming to the point, please be informed that Shri Vijay Prakash has floated a rehabiliation scheme for beggars (intended to rehabiliate 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh beggars). The scheme has been christened "Pahchaan" and the big idea is to use the beggars' traditional begging related skills like singing, dancing etc. to improve the state's capacity to spread awareness and fight off serious diseases like AIDS, Polio etc.

Ask any management wizard about his /her views and possibly he / she may utter the magic words "win-win" situation.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Biharis prove "The World Is Flat"

Who says Biharis are not tech-savvy? During this festive season, a few Bihari professionals from around the world demonstrated the power of collaboration and technology to ‘virtually plan’ and ‘physically implement’ an event.

A group of enthusiastic Biharis who converged to their native place from around the world during festivals of Diwali and Chatt, organized a career seminar for the students of Bihar. Read the details here: One Bihar Shines

The best part of this event was that it was planned "virtually" using the power of internet, chat, e-mail, VOIP, e-groups, etc. by people who were scattered in all corners of the world from Australia to US to India. And the plan was given a physical shape in just 2 days when they landed in Bihar. Not an easy task considering the scale of event, use of modern audio-visual equipments, and strength of audience (over 150, which included some leading academicians of Bihar). And an even more interesting part is that most of the team members of this team met for the first time face to face just 2 days prior to the event. Till 2 days before the event, they knew each other as just virtual inhabitants!

Indeed the world is flat and technology a great leveller.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Justice - in Bihari style

Arun Kumar Srivastava, a judge in Bihar managed to conclude the trial in a rape case in a day and handed out the sentence. This is the way to go, because justice delayed is basically justice denied.