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A Citizen’s Manifesto

103480 A Citizen's Manifesto - Hard cover - Mike Rana-1640 Pages, 2011 Xlibris Bloomington USA

Unique Main Messages in the book

  • Introducing a 4th wing “Regulatory” in the government for overseeing Legislative, Executive and Judiciary
  • Reducing the number of national parties to 5 and regional to 3 per state
  • Using media power to promote transparency in governance and establish dominance
  • Limiting the progress and GDP in order to conserve natural resources and control inflation
  • Restructuring and revitalizing our cities and getting back to villages and Maha-Grams
  • Reduction of laws, but intensification of its enforcement
  • Delegating funds to Panchayati Raj level for empowerment of villages
  • Discarding the ills of religion and indulgence in watching cricket
  • Getting away from reservations, subsidies, and policies that weaken the society
  • Engaging our enemies in knowledge warfare where we can excel, instead of military or physical warfare
  • Introducing compulsory army tenure and compulsory rural service by doctors
  • Installing a good leader and politician but when in opposition establishing a shadow government
  • Creating a real time intelligence correlation network (RICN) to tackle terrorism
  • Recovering from the bad designs of IT systems and data capture forms
  • Tackling corruption using the new rules of money circulation
  • Controlling the demands on energy generation
  • Generating wealth in villages instead of consuming wealth by social schemes

Chapter Break Down

  • 1       Prologue
  • 2       Country on the march
  • 3       Protecting our Sovereignty
  • 4       Constitution – Use or Misuse
  • 5       The Credibility of Parliament
  • 6       Governance with Purpose
  • 7       The Spaghetti of law
  • 8       Redefining Land Use
  • 9       Restructuring our Cities
  • 10     The Rural Potential
  • 11     The Dream of Natural resources
  • 12     The Identity Crisis
  • 13     The Shackles of Religion
  • 14     Diversity or Disparity
  • 15     Education at Crossroads
  • 16     Corruption – A living monster
  • 17     The Menace of traffic
  • 18     Heritage – The pride of India
  • 19     Media – Articulated Transparency
  • 20    The Manifesto – Jansatta
  • 21     Scams of India
  • 22     Abbreviations
  • 23     List of Hindi words


It is a simple book, not really recommended for reading by the historians, economists, sociologist or the Indian Administrative Services (I*S) officers who need a much heavier dose to satisfy their intellect ; in fact it should be banned for them. This book deals with ideas, emotions, and feelings and not with statistics, reports, tables, numbers or references and quotations. Those in the seats of power or in administration of the country generally are guided by their perception of the society by looking at it from their ivory towers. Reading this book from the viewpoint of a common citizen gives them the advantage of being closer to reality as seen by an average citizen.


  • For the citizens of India, for getting the big picture of how the government functions amidst its constraints and how public can help.
  • For the governance of India including politicians, for understanding citizen’s needs from the grass root levels
  • For the bright students, for improving grading by using this extra material and for the students in general for simple understanding of important subjects
  • For the citizens of other developing countries, for learning from the Indian experience; countries like Pakistan, Eastern Europe, South East Asia and Latin American countries.
  • For Western Countries for getting prepared for trade and business in India
  • Special use for England, South Africa, Canada and USA
  • For travellers to India
  • For school students going for interviews

One comment on “A Citizen’s Manifesto

  1. mikerana
    April 2, 2017

    help me sell more … 350 copies sold


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