Dharma & Development
A talk on "Dharma and Development" by Dr LM Singvi, leading Advocate and Member of Parliament, was organised in IIC on September 22, 1999. Dr Singvi explained that dharma encompasses rationality, sense of duty, harmony, justice, ethical norms, rectitude, humanity, compassion, ahimsa, spirituality and karma. Most speakers expressed that the economic model adopted had failed and that the nation was suffering from "development fatigue", so much so that development had become a dirty word.
The Constitution, based on exploitative colonial institutions, symbolises ADHARMA or RAKSHASA RAJ. Except for fundamental rights declared sacrosanct by the Supreme Court, it is intrinsically faulty. It is the Constitution and its centralised resource management that has made development a dirty word.