To manage rural change in a turbulent world caused by global financial crisis, we need to remove the panic and fear ( false evidences appearing real) among the stake holders, observed Dr. M.M .Goel, Professor of Economics, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra while chairing the plenary session at the 5th International Conference and Field Study held at Institute for Rural Advancement (INFRA) Bangi ,Selangor in Malaysia organized by Rural Research and Planning Group (RRPG) on the theme ' Managing Rural Change in A Turbulent World: Towards A Resilient and Sustainable Rural Society' recently ( August 26-28, 2014).
To pay our tributes to Lord Krishna on his birth anniversary on August 18,2014, we need to accept him as management guru with sermons from his life for the corporate world of today. Every sentence in 18 chapters with 700 slokas of Bhagwad Gita (BG) by Lord Krishna teaches us to do our work and learn the art of living. Certainly, the formulas of management are from the ancient era, which is contemporary.
Economics as the queen of Social Sciences has some battles to fight for the common man, the Aam Aadmi of the politicians who divided masses in to the classes. Politics divide people but economics unite people which need to be read, understood and used by one and all in all walks of life.
The present world of materialism with consumerism and commercialization is full of miseries and calls for lessons from the wisdom in the epics. There is a strong case for spiritually guided materialism flowing from Bhagwad Gita justifying 'needonomics' confining to the needs of the people only. There is no room for greed which is the cause of causes for miseries in all aspects of life.