How UP can lead India to knowledge based economy.

BJP has won UP assembly poll by huge margin, Yogi Adityanath has started office on war footing. In manifesto, BJP has announced that UP government would distribute free laptop and 1 Gb data connection with it. If this program is implemented in right way, UP may lead India to knowledge based economy.I have a few suggestions in this regard.
  • Laptop should have AMD processor instead of Intel. This will save money.
  • Money saved in processor should be used to provide as big hard drive as possible.Hard disk capacity of distributed laptop should be at least 512 Gb, preferably 1 Terabyte.
  • I assume laptop would have some sort of Microsoft Windows operating system. It will take some time when Linux will be at par with Windows.For time being its alright.
  • The laptops should have Libreoffice as office suite as it is free and open source. Features of Libreoffice are suffice for more than 99% of users who use Microsoft Office. https://www.libreoffice.org/download/download/
  • The laptops should also have photo editing open source application GIMP installed on machines. GIMP is open source and free application instead of Photoshop. https://www.gimp.org/
  • The laptops should have Wikipedia installed on it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Database_download
  • Students from 5th class should try to learn shell programming. To make this happen complete install of Cygwin should be available on the laptops. https://www.cygwin.com/
  • The laptops should have free and open source text editor Notepad++ installed.Notepad++ have a lot of features including regular expressions. https://notepad-plus-plus.org/
  • Laptops should have XAMPP installed. Students should be encourged to learn PHP and Mysql. So, e-books should be provided to do so.Students from class 8 should be encouraged to learn PHP and Mysql. https://www.apachefriends.org/
  • Laptops should also Java installed on it.e-books for Java should be provided as well.Students from class 11th should be encouraged to learn Java. https://www.java.com/en/
  • Laptops should have open source IDE (Integrated Development Environment) Eclipse installed with plug-in for Java and PHP. https://eclipse.org/ide/
  • Laptop should also have Open Live Writer installed. It is a desktop blogging tool and supports Wordpress as well as Blogger. http://openlivewriter.org/
  • There should be e-book to configure Blogger with own domain name and putting Google Adsense on it.
  • E-books should also be available on laptop to provide information about Internet Marketing and various affiliate programs.
  • E-books should also introduce students about internet real estate aka Domain Names and how to make money from it.
  • Laptops should also have all free books like Gita, Mahabharat, Ramayan, Premchand’s work etc so that students may read it in free time.
Some Useful Links
http://www.warriorforum.com – For internet Marketing
http://www.domainstate.com – Domain Name Forum
http://www.inforum.in – Domain Name Forum dedicated to .in extension
http://www.idnforums.com – Domain Name Forum dedicated to IDN domains
http://www.digitalpoint.com – Internet Marketing etc forum
http://www.opensourcecms.com – Listing and demo of content management systems based in PHP and Mysql
http://www.javaranch.com – Place to learn Java
http://www.fiverr.com – One may get a job worth 5 USD by this website.
http://www.elance.com – One may bid for projects posted on the website.
http://www.odesk.com – Similar as elance.

I am sure the change will get reflected in UP economy within 2 years if laptop distribution is done in right way. What’s your opinion? Feel free to add more meat to it.

Why I don’t support liquor ban.

Gujarat and Bihar have enforced liquor ban.UP and Jharkhand government thinking of measures to do so.I am big supporter of Nitish Kumar but do believe decision of liquor ban has been taken without discussion. Governments argue that people get indulged in alcohol drinking to commit crimes.My argument is that state should preach and reinforce responsible drinking not ban alcohol.
  • Developed countries like USA has strict law for driving under influence. I know a case where an Indian techie was caught driving after more than permitted level alcohol . he did spend more than 10000 USD in legal fees and was went to court for more than 6 months.I don’t know if was sent to jail or not.
  • There are news from Gujarat and Bihar that young students were caught consuming alcohol. In these states people are still getting alcohol but they pay 4 to 5 times of retail price.When ever government brings legislation where one more inspector raj, are there to enforce such law, it will create black market.And these funding can be used by say Naxalite.
  • Excessive use of procreation activities between couples may lead to population disaster. To control that government don’t ban procreation activities but promote “parivar niyojan aka family planning”
  • Similarly, if respective governments feel that they don’t have infrastructure to monitor responsible drinking, they may ban hard drinks but should allow Wine and Beer sales in respective states.
  • While I was in USA, I used to go to dance floor and used to dance for 2-3 hour after couple of drinks. It used to be excellent energy burner.Also, concentration level at work place used to be high for 2 weeks or so.I don’t have statistical data to prove this but this is my experience.
  • Also, by banning alcohol, governments are trying to create spiritual society, while I am in favour of materialistic society.
  • Human being should be allowed to have some pleasures in life. And if, alcohol consumption is monitored and regulated, it would serve it purpose.