शनिवार, 21 जुलाई 2018

A Grave Crisis Looms Large

In a very near future only a few jobs for a few people would be left. Dwindling job opportunities and its psychological, social, and political repercussions can be seen anywhere in the world even now.

Three reasons are responsible for that.

1. Growing automation, robotisation, and application of AI.
2. Streamlining of business processes with growing. sophistication of computer and internet technology.
3. Competition from efficient countries.

What can be the way out?

1. Universal Basic Income.
2. Reducing working hours in government organisations.
3. Lowering retirement age for government jobs.
4. Maximum privatisation for economy and efficiency but with
effective regulation.
5. Promotion of sporting and cultural activities involving more and more people as active participants.

Niraj Kumar Jha

सोमवार, 2 जुलाई 2018

Freedom is not a Natural Order

We’re free to say we aren’t free.
Reality, the heart-rending reality is -
Those who aren't free have never said
They aren’t free.
We can speak anything what we feel like.
It’s true.
By and large, there is no problem with that.
The problem lies elsewhere, my friend.
We speak and speak, and the problem is -
That doesn’t count.
And that is why we feel like not being free.
My friend, we’re free to swim,
There is clean and clear water too.
But can we swim without knowing how to swim?
Freedom is not a natural state, dear.
It is learnt and explored.
It doesn’t come to us naturally.

Niraj Kumar Jha 

रविवार, 17 जून 2018

Commanded Internationalism

After global empires and wars, the global leaders worked for internationalism, but by and large, what they have worked is a commanded internationalism. Now, the command of the international order is being contended and an economic war of attrition has already been unleashed. The incumbent command has responded by de-globalising, which is rather ironical as the technological advances have reduced distances among persons and peoples considerably, and even nullified it in so many ways. Multilateral internationalism is the pathway to a new peaceful and prosperous world, but is now being blockaded. The rest must unite for facilitating economic internationalism so that all the peoples of the world can reap the harvest of the the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the world is not forced to wait for another half a century for the new dawn.

P.S. The Western imperialism was also a form of internationalism, which was sort of controlled internationalism. The Great Wars showed that this system was not viable and they shifted to commanded internationalism. The West indeed promoted internationalism but kept it under its command through the West dominated multilateral agencies, military alliances, and by their national military machines. Now the same command is being sought by China with its measures like OBOR, SCO.

Internationalism is orphaned

The great powers have abandoned internationalism. And there is no mobilisation among the rest to facilitate internationalism. Earlier, at least, there was some pretension. Hitherto, the West under the US tutelage has worked a commanded internationalism and now China seeks the same, and hence, the inevitable clash. The economic internationalism is necessary for mitigating poverty and instances of violent clashes among groups and nations but post-Cold War world is sinking into greater anarchy. This is the weirdest irony of the times.

मंगलवार, 17 अप्रैल 2018


जहर बुझे काँटों का
नागफनी खड़ा था,
चटखते मरू में.
बिना पानी की
जमीन से,
सच उगेगा भी
और कैसे?

नीरज कुमार झा

रविवार, 1 अप्रैल 2018

Examination System in the Most Unique New Age

We don't need corrective but reformative measures in the examination system. In fact, the very idea of examination in such form has become redundant. In my opinion, multiple approved boards of examination with their own patterns of examination should be allowed to operate for the certification of the same set of students. And any pupil or person, even not having formal education at a school, should have the option of appearing in any of these examinations or in more than one of such examinations at the time and pace of his or her choice. When the different boards would compete for soliciting examinees, they would devise more creative form of examinations, which would focus on exploring the aptitude and potential of examiness rather than testing their memorising capacity. Anyway such silly set of information is already accessible from anywhere and anytime. We need to think everything anew in this most uniquely new kind of age. 

Niraj Kumar Jha

रविवार, 25 फ़रवरी 2018

कहीं नहीं से आना

अनादि ही आदि का उद्गम है,
अनन्त ही अंत का तल है,
अज्ञेय ही ज्ञेय का आधार है,
अर्थहीनता ही अर्थ की भूमि है.

नीरज कुमार झा