Why this website?

Indian People’s Congress, as the name sounds, is a political party.

Thinking the political way is not a good experience for a person of conscience. Indeed, conducting oneself in the way of a politician degrades a person to the rock bottom of morality. Leading the life of a politician is the worst kind of psychological experience one possibly can have on his or her personality. A politician because of his/her circumstances has to knowingly program himself / herself to tell lies where convenient, hide truth where necessary and say all that, which his/her conscience knows (s)he should not say. From the perspective of an enlightened moral life of an individual, telling lies knowingly is the greatest crime one can possibly commit against one’s conscience.

Yet the social tool known as politics is the most potent and effective weapon of change in society. In the harsh world we live in, politics can not be wished away. It has somehow to be borne by us; it needs to be assiduously tamed and utilized to its full potency for the good of humanity at large.

Indian People’s Congress is an exercise directed towards this aim. This aim – this goal – is not of an easy reach; it is the gigantic one in its scope, which needs a united and consistant public approach, participation and inter-action. However, unfortunately, in public activities – that is, politics – no one can reach the public-at-large without spending a big money – a colossal amount of money.

But money is not easily available to everyone. Securing this colossal amount of money to compete in public life often begets all sorts of scams and corruption in politics and institutions of governance. Adding more complexity to this problem, many persons with their low character and morality often enter politics with the sheer objective to amass wealth and enjoy privileges, for which ample opportunities remain available in public life. Presence of such people in public life onsets the process of a perpetual vicious cycle of money and corruption, which leaves little space and scope for ordinary citizens without money to enter public life with good intention. It is particularly so in India, where people by and large are not much educated and are divided on caste and communal lines. This has been the story of self-governance so far.

Fortunately, now information technology has come as a boon in the hands of ordinary people – people without money – to challenge and defeat this money-power. Indian People’s Congress is exclusively relying on this power of information technology to reach out to the general public.

Precisely, what does Indian People’s Congress stand for? In a few words we may say that Indian People’s Congress in its vision is organically evolutionary and socially revolutionary.

How do we say that it is organically evolutionary? We know humanity is divided today along the lines of nations, religions, ethnicity, and political ideologies. Still, despite these apparant superficial divisions, the supreme interest – the core interest – of humanity at large is essentially one. What is this supreme interest – the core interest – of humanity?

We know that humanity as a race – Homo sapiens – is an evolving species and with the debut of Homo sapiens on our planet this evolutionary process has not come to an end. The supreme interest of humanity lies in publically recognizing, helping and promoting this evolutionary process.

This evolutionary process includes both biological and spiritual aspects of humanity’s evolution. While the biological aspect of this process is carried forward by Nature in ascending order through perpetuating life species (including humans) in ever better forms, its spiritual aspect is not confined to this biological aspect of life alone. It extends from biology to psychology – and beyond psychology to those dimensions of life’s consciousness of which we humans are not much aware at the present state of our science. As a prudent race, we must leave the scope for tomorrow for the unknown of today and, if we err in making a choice, we should err on the right side.

There must not be any doubt that this material world and all its resources are nothing but the “means” of this biological and psychological – or better, spiritual – evolutionary process of humanity. We may say that while this human biological evolutionary process is carried forward through the medium – the means – of the ‘natural material resources’, the human spiritual evolution is progressed further by the ‘man-made social, economic and political institutions’ crafted and improved by our civilization with the passage of time.

On the part of humanity, the wisdom lies in understanding and utilizing these two-fold media only from an evolutionary perspective. In comparison to this evolutionary context, all other human-considerations – be they seem whatsoever high – are nothing in significance but only selfish by our intention, subjective in our estimation and petty in their value.

To help and promote the ongoing human evolutionary march, we need again and again – throughout our history – to orient, re-orient and reform these evolutionary media in their utilization so that they may serve our supreme interests of progress and for our own benifit in ever better way.

This evolutionary outlook of our world puts the greatest value on the human inquisitiveness, knowledge and innovation. This outlook emphasizes the need on our part, on the one hand, to effect a change, again and again; a change in the light of our newly acquired knowledge; and in the light of our accomplished innovations; a change in the matter of distribution of wealth – natural and man-made both – among humans; and in the matter of the enjoyment of that wealth by them; and on the other hand, to effect an unceasing change in our social institutions for the spiritual betterment of humanity commensurate with those ever-better patterns of distribution of wealth.

The human inquisitiveness, knowledge and innovation have borne sweet fruits in the form of science and technology to humanity’s great advantage and convenience. While scientific knowledge and technological tools, on the one hand, present to humans in their daily life decisive advantages, convenience,  and a helping hand to their rapid biological evolution, on the other hand humans’ social, economic, political and cultural institutions exert tremendous impact on the forward movement of their spiritual evolution.

The course of human history teaches us that Nature intends to make these fruits of human inquisitiveness, knowledge and innovation reach to the entirety of humanity, and, thus, enable this humanity – as a group – to climb up one more step on the ladder of evolution.

However, in the context of our own times, we find today that while these sweet fruits of human endeavors are still awaiting to reach to a large part of humanity on the one hand, on the other hand the social, economic, political and cultural institutions of humanity have become obstruction to their further spiritual advancement. While the former deficiency requires on our part to re-form a better wealth distribution mechanism to make its availability more equitable so as to ensure that the sweet fruits of human labor easily reach to the ordinary citizens, the later deficiency requires on our part to re-form these these social institutions in a better way to ensure they become more congenial to humanity’s further spiritual advancement. How can these twin objectives be achieved by us in modern times?

Today we live in an enlightened age and we govern ourselves by the political institution of democracy, which ensures the rule of popular will with an inbuilt aspirations of ordinary citizens for their liberty and freedom. However, the bulk of ordinary citizens – that we call popular will or majority in democracy – have for various reasons no capability to assume the role of leadership of the humanity in the matter of her forward march. Because of the ways in which Nature works, it is only a small pack of humans among this mass of humanity that leads this forward march of our race.

While this pack of an enlightened minority of humanity leads the evolutionary march, the average ones forming the majority of humanity lag behind in this march; but this legging-behind herd of humanity accomplishes the Nature’s much-required corrective function: this bulk of average humanity pulls back the leaders’ marching steps, checks their forward movement momentarily and corrects the missteps that the leading lights of humanity might have unwisely or unwittingly taken.

This is Nature’s corrective function; this corrective mechanism ensures a steady but slow forward march of humanity.

For this reason, evolution of our race is a slow process barely perceptible in centuries, if not in thousands of years. First a few enlightened ones among the humanity take leading steps and then Nature checks their rapid onward rush to enable the rest average human herd to move forward and catch up with the leaders.

This is the reason of the slow pace of evolution.

The lagging behind position of the average humanity is reflected in the popular will of the majority, which in modern times is formalized in the political institution of democracy. But this social institution of democracy is manned by humans and has all the limitations that are associated with the human nature and with the times in which these humans live. Invention of the institution of democracy in its modern avatar was an innovation and it has worked so far well within these twin-fold limitations. But the forward movement of evolution does not stop at any point.

With recent advances made in the information technology, the prevalent form of democracy has become a stale and obsolete political instrument. This obsolete democracy is performing much below its potential in this digital age and cannot be said to truely reflect the popular aspirations and will.

We at Indian People’s Congress are of the view that this obsolete democracy needs today to be transformed into a new dynamic democracy of technologically empowered people, which would be able to reflect in real time the constantly changing popular will; such a dynamic democracy alone will genuinely be ‘the government of the people, by the people and for the people’.

This dynamic democracy is the demand of our times and cannot be postponed for long despite the stiff resistance of the minority. The dynamic democracy, when adopted, would bring a quantum jump in the way we live, which would give a new imputus to evolutionary process.

This evolutionary perspective of humans and their institutions presents today an agenda before humanity: We humans should change the way we think and the way we act.

This agenda is socially revolutionary in character.

It requires that we humans first accept the need of such a change; then it requires that we make available to ourselves in a democratic manner the conditions conducive to humanity’s material and spiritual advancement.

This evolutionary vision calls on our part to craft ‘our present’ with an evolutionary perspective for ‘our future’, which is unfolding before our eyes. Such an effort would amount to fashioning our present to shape our future: a future that is better from an evolutionary perspective.

This crafting of our ‘present’ with an evolutionary prespective to shape our ‘future’ is unfortunately incompatible with  our present ideal, which declares “Let the humans be nothing but consumers; and let the market decide everything.” Indian People’s Congress upholds the banner of such a benign vision of humanity.

In brief, what does Indian People’s Congress stand for? We can answer this question: Indian People’s Congress is essentially expression of an evolutionary outlook of life and universe. But in limited sense, it is democratic endevour of Indian people to spur through this political instrumentality rapid evolutionary forward march in their collective life. This outlook puts highest value on inquisitiveness, knowledge and innovation.

Though as a national organization, Indian People’s Congress is concerned with India, still, the spiritual India presents this universal vision with a sense of humility and compassion. This Vision Document of Indian People’s Congress at this website provides a glimpse of this much-needed wisdom.

Let us all march to a bette age – an age of enlightened human life on Earth!


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