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On Dharma

Bhagwad Gita 4.22
Krishna to Arjuna: “O son of Pṛthā, there is no work prescribed for Me within all the three planetary systems. Nor am I in want of anything, nor have I a need to obtain anything — and yet I am engaged in prescribed duties.”

Dharma is subtle – Mahabharat.
The greatest epic written in India becomes silent to the piercing question of Darupadi, the queen of Pandav brothers, after being molested in the court room of Hastinapur, when she asks: does the husband first loses himself and then his wife or has he the right to gamble his rightfully married wife in a game of chausar? Dharma which is talked about here and there in almost every scripture and law books, presents itself in several connotations and it is hard to present one to the point definition to the word. In Buddhism Dharma, is one the three ratnas (triratnas). Every Buddhist monk vows to seek refuses in each of them and the idea is presented as: Buddham sharan gachhaami, Dharmam sharnam ghachhami, sangham sharan gac…

Disaster And Disaster Management in India

Disaster: A catastrophe, mishap, calamity or grave occurrence from natural or man-made causes which is beyond the coping capacity of the affected community. NDMA is the apex body with a mandate to lay down the policies, plans and guidelines for DM to ensure timely and effective response to disasters. ·National Disaster Management comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs. ·NDMA was proposed under the NDM Act, 2005 ·National Disaster Management Authority is chaired by the PM oSDMA headed by CMs oDDMA headed by DMs ·Objective: To build a safer and disaster resilient India by developing a holistic, pro-active, multi-disaster and technology driven strategy effort of all government agencies and NGOs ·According to the World Band study India loses up to 2% of its GDP due to Natural Disasters ·The 10th Five Year Plan initiated the process of shift from relief and response centric DM to prevention, mitigation and preparedness as means to revert or more effective handling of the disaste…