Thursday, June 11, 2020

BLESSINGS OF HOME QUARANTINE IN COVID-19-Desh Raj Sirswal


COVID-19 is a bigger threat to humanity. It made humans very conscious about human existence and basic necessity of things. It gave us a chance to think about ourselves, our family and our environment. It made us conscious about the basic nature of things. What we need today is a peaceful mind and a happy heart. So that we can live our life with satisfaction and enjoyment. 
Home Quarantine gave us the time to work on ourselves. It made us realize about small things we have in life and we must treat ourselves lucky for what we have. We must be grateful for small things. I utilized this time in attending webinars, courses, reading and writing as well as work on my projects pending for several years. And here is the product of all this:

COURSES: 03
  • Buddhism and Modern Psychology, Princeton University, Coursera, June, 2020.
  • Competency-Based Learning: Introduction, Health Emergencies Programme, OpenWHO, June 10, 2020.
  • Philosophy How to Be Happy in the Modern World, Greg Vanderford & Udemy, June 12, 2020.

READINGS:13
  • Mauj-e-Saraab: Waves of Illusion by Minu Bakshi
  • प्रतिनिधि कविताएँ- अशोक वाजपेयी 
  • Teachings on Love by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Adiyogi: The Source of Yoga-Sadguru
  • You  Can Heal Your Life-Louise Hay
  • The Little Book of Buddhism by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Happiness by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Forgivenss: The Greatest Healer of All by Gerald G.Jampolsky
  • Ambedkar: Towards an Enlightened India by Gail Omvedt
  • Periyar: A Political Biography of E.V. Ramasamy by Bala Jeyaraman
  • A Wish a Day for a Week by Amartya Sen (Article) 
  • मार्क्स की वापसी-रणधीर सिंह (लेख) 
  • Fundamental Duties- Haryana State Legal Services Authority 

WRITINGS: 05
  • E-book: दार्शनिक निबन्ध (Philosophical Essays), Desh Raj Sirswal, Publisher: Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Pehowa (Kurukshetra), First Edition, March 2020,http://cppispublications.wordpress.com 
  • E-book: An Integrated Approach to the Study of Mind (Rene Descartes, David Hume and Gilbert Ryle), Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Publisher: Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Pehowa (Kurukshetra), First Edition, May 24, 2020, http://www.amazon.com
  • A Class-Room Introduction to Logic by  Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, CPPIS, Pehowa(Kurukshetra) First Edition: 24th May, 2020 (ISBN: 979-86-478761-0-2).
  • The Stunning Beauty  – Independently published (May 31, 2020) ISBN-13: 979-8648774995.
  • E-Article: Epicureanism, Charvaka and Consumerism: A Search for Philosophy of Happiness, Interdisciplinary Studies, 7 जून 2020, https://niyamakreference.blogspot.com/2020/06/epicureanism-charvaka-and-consumerism.html

WEBINARS:06
  • Three days Capacity Development Programme  (Online/ Webinar) on “ Dialogue with Baba Saheb : Critical Reections on Social Science Discourse” Organised by Teaching Learning Centre For Social Science , Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (MP). Under the Aegis of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, New Delhi held on April 12-14, 2020.
  • Two Days National Level Webinar on “Thought Conflict in Indian Philosophy” orgnised by Shantarambhau Gholap Arts, Science and Gotirambhau Pawar College Shivle, Department of Philosophy And Paramarsh, S. P. Pune University  held on 21-22 May, 2020.
  • Online National Webinar on “COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact and strategies for education sector in India” organised by Women Cell and Legal Cell, Vaish Arya Shikshan Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Bahadurgarh (Haryana)  held on  May 23, 2020.
  • Participated in  Webinar  on  “Use of Anti-Plagarism   Softwares in  Teaching &  Research” hosted by the  Chandigarh Government College Teachers Association   on  31st May 2020.
  • Two Day National Webinar on "Fundamental Questions in Epistemology : Indian & Western Perspectives" organized by Department of Philosophy, New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Ahmednagar, Savitribai Phule Pune, University, Pune And Maharashtra Tattvadnyan Parishad held on 31st May And 1st June 2020.
  • Two Day National Level Online Conference on “The Study of Anumana in Indian Logic  (in accordance with Nyaya Darshana, Buddha Darshana & Jain Darshana)” organized by Department of Philosophy, R.S. Mundle Dharampeth Arts & Commerce College Nagpur held on 8th & 9th June, 2020.
Besides this I regularly update my other websites & pages. Hope I will do more and more for my academics as well as for social-personal life. 

Thanks 
Keep Smiling.
Stay Blessed.

12/06/2020

Sunday, May 24, 2020

A Class-Room Introduction to Logic (Paperback)

A Class-Room Introduction to Logic 
(Paperback)

Author : Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal

ISBN:  9798647876102

First Edition: 24th May, 2020

© Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Pehowa (Kurukshetra)

Link to AMAZON.COM:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08929Z9ZV?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860







Saturday, May 23, 2020

E-book: An Integrated Approach to the Study of Mind: (Rene Descartes, David Hume and Gilbert Ryle)




An Integrated Approach to the Study of Mind
(Rene Descartes, David Hume and Gilbert Ryle)
Author : Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal
No. CPPIS/2020/02 
First Edition: 24th May, 2020
© Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Pehowa (Kurukshetra)

E-book:दार्शनिक निबन्ध (Philosophical Essays)



दार्शनिक निबन्ध (Philosophical Essays)
Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal
No. CPPIS/2020/01
First Edition: March 2020
© Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Pehowa (Kurukshetra)
Download the book:
https://cppispublications.wordpress.com/2020/03/23/e-bookदार्शनिक-निबन्ध-philosophical-essays/

Monday, December 30, 2019

My Academic Report-2019



Dear Scholars/Friends,
I am submitting my academic report for the year 2019 as a part of my regular practice every year.  This helps me to evaluate my academic contribution per year and motivate me to do more…

New Job:
Assistant Professor (Philosophy), Post Graduate Govt. College, Sector 46, Chandigarh since 13th  June 2019.

Paper/Article Published: 02

  • महात्मा गाँधी के अनुसार आधुनिक सभ्यता: एक अवलोकन in  Lokāyata: Journal of Positive Philosophy, Volume X, No. 02 , September, 2019, pp.133-137. (ISSN: 2249-8389).
  • गुरु नानक देव जी का मानवतावादी दर्शन (Humanist Philosophy of Shri Guru Nanak Devji ), Interdisciplinary Studies, 14 नवंबर 2019, http://niyamakreference.blogspot.com/2019/11/humanist-philosophy-of-shri-guru-nanak.html

Book/E-book/Manual: 04
  • Rights of Depressed Classes: A Constitutional Approach, [Kindle Edition], Desh Raj Sirswal, Publisher: Centre for Studies in Educational, Social and Cultural Development (CSESCD), Milestone Education Society (Regd.), Pehowa (Kurukshetra), December 06, 2019,  http://www.amazon.com
  • युवामन (लेख-संग्रह), प्रतिलिपि,  दिसम्बर 8, 2019, https://hindi.pratilipi.com/
  • मैं तुम्हारे नाम लिखता हूँ (कविता-संग्रह), दिसम्बर 21, 2019, https://hindi.pratilipi.com/
  • कविता मौन ही होती है... (कविता-संग्रह), दिसम्बर 25, 2019, https://niyamakpoetry.blogspot.com
 Papers  Presented: 04

  • “Development of Philosophy & Folk Religion in Haryana” in XX Conference of North-west Indian Sociological Association on Contemporary Issues in North West India: Challenges and Strategies organized by  Department of Sociology, Panjab University, Chandigarh held on 21-22 February, 2019.
  • श्रीमदभगवदगीता के संदर्भ में सृजनात्मक जीवन के आदर्शएक दिवसीय राष्ट्रिय संगोष्ठी गीतागत नैतिकता और श्री गुलजारी लाल नन्दाभारतरत्न श्रीगुलजारीलाल नन्दा नीतिशास्त्र-दर्शनशास्त्र केंद्र, कुरुक्षेत्र, दिनांक 30 मार्च 2019.
  • “Humanist Philosophy of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji” in One-Day National Workshop on Sri Guru Nanak Dev: Life,Philosophy & Contribution, sponsored by RUSA and organized by Department of Punjabi, PGGC-46, Chandigarh held on 7th November, 2019.
  • “Shrimad Bhagvad Gita: Ideals of Creative Life” in International Seminar on Universal Welfare and the Eternal Philosophy  of Bhagvad Gita held at Kurukshetra University, Kurukhetra from 3rd-5th December, 2019.

Other Presentations:01

  • Delivered Five Lectures as “Resource Person” in Seven Days Workshop on “Enhancing Research Skills in Philosophy-II” held at ICPR Academic Centre, Lucknow held from 16th to 22nd October, 2019.

Citation Received: 02

  • Divakar A K, Viduthalai P, Natarajan V., “Exploring crossover culture in filmic and physical realms of Maniratnam’s works” in International Journal of Reviews and Research in Social Sciences. 7(3): July- September, 2019 (Sirswal, D. R. (2013). Mahatma Jyotiba Phule: A Modern Indian Philosopher. Darshan: International Refereed Quarterly Research Journal for Philosophy and Yoga, 1, 3-4.)
  • Manish Tyagi, Lal Kumar Singh, Dwimalu Basumatary “Role of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar in Women Liberation and Empowerment” THINK INDIA JOURNAL (ISSN:0971-1260), Vol.22, Issue-14, December-2019,(Sirswal, D. R. (2011). Dr. Ambedkar's Ideas on Education and Social Change. Wesleyan Journal of Research, 4(1), 180-183.)

Programme Organised:04
  • ICPR Periodical Lectures in academic Association with Research Cell (IQAC) and NSS Units on 28th March, 2019.
  • “Declamation Contest” on “Voices of Youth” (Celebrating 150th  Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi) sponsored by Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Pehowa (Kurukshetra) organized by The Positive Philosophy Society, Department of Philosophy, Post Graduate Govt. College, Sector-46, Chandigarh held on 1st October, 2019. 
  • RUSA Sponsored Workshop on “Happiness and Well-Being” held at Post Graduate Govt. College, Sector-46, Chandigarh on 2nd November, 2019.
  • World Philosophy Day Celebration -2019, The Positive Philosophy Society, Post Graduate Govt. College, Sector-46, Chandigarh on 15th November, 2019.

Participation:04
  1. 1. One-Day Workshop on “Clean Environment, Healthy Life” organized by SPEAK India in collaboration with Post Graduate Govt. College, Sector-46, Chandigarh held on 24 September, 2019.
  2. 2. One-Day Capacity Building Workshop on “Happiness and Well-Being” sponsored by Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) organized by Post Graduate Govt. College, Sector-46, Chandigarh on 2nd November, 2019.
  3. 3. One-Day Capacity Building Workshop on “NAAC: Accreditation and Evaluation” sponsored by Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) organized by IQAC Cell, Post Graduate Govt. College, Sector-46, Chandigarh held on  November 14, 2019.
  4. 4. One-Day National  Workshop on “Organic Farming & Waste Segregation” sponsored by Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) organized by Department of Environment Education, Post Graduate Govt. College, Sector-46, Chandigarh held on  November 25, 2019.

Journal Issues:02

  • Lokayata Vol. IX, No.1 (March 2019)
  • Lokayata Vol. IX , No.2 ( September 2019) : Special Issue on “The Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi”


New Courses enrolled:01

  • Online Refresher Course In Philosophy, National Resource Center - Philosophy B.P.S. Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur Kalan, Sonipat Haryana

Additional Work:

In addition to the above said, I submitted several reports of the programs,  regularly updated all our philosophy pages including Philosophy News in India, The Positive Philosophy, Indian Psychology, Philosophical Mind Studies, A Class-Room Introduction to Logic, Elements of Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Studies, Philpapers, Scribd.com, ResearchGate, Academia.edu, Issuu.com, YourQoute and Shabdnagri etc.  
Hope your blessings, motivation and good wishes guide me in my academic career and social life in future also.

Thanks for being with me.

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal

December 31, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Lectures delivered in ICPR Workshop



ICPR Sponsored 7 Days Workshop  on "Enhancing Research Skills in Philosophy-II" organised at ICPR Academy Centre, Lucknow from 16-22 October, 2019. It was a great pleasure for me that I delivered  following lectures on 21-22 October, 2019 and got a good discussion by the participants of the workshop:
1. E-Learning and Philosophical Research-I & II
2. Positive Philosophy and Innovative Method
3. Discussing Philosophy and Philosophical Rsearch
4. Methods of Philosophical Inquiry in Upanishads

I think philosophy in India needs more programmes like this and there is need to rethink about philosophical research trends in India.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

श्रीमद्भगवदगीता : सृजनात्मक जीवन का आदर्श (Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Ideals of Creative Life)


श्रीमद्भगवदगीता : सृजनात्मक जीवन का आदर्श
(Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Ideals of Creative Life)
डॉ देशराज सिरसवाल
सारांश
वर्तमान समय में बढती हुए अस्थिरता , निराशा और अनिश्चितता में व्यक्ति अपने आपको थका हुआ महसूस कर अपनी सृजनात्मक शक्ति को खोता जा रहा है. कुछ तो परिस्थितियों की मार, चाहे वह भावनात्मक, शैक्षिक या आर्थिक क्षेत्र की हों और कुछ उचित मार्गदर्शन के अभाव में जिन्दगी के प्रति प्रतिक्रियावादी होकर अन्तर्मुखता का शिकार होता जा रहा है. अनिश्चितता ने उसके मन में इतनी गहरी पैठ की है,कि वे पूर्ण समर्पण भाव से किसी काम को नहीं कर रहे बल्कि “कैरियर” के लिए उन्हें जो भी सम्भावित लगता है, उसी की तरफ़ भाग खड़े होते हैं, चाहे वह उनकी योग्यता, रूचि के  अनुरूप भी न हो. ऐसे में तब हम कैसे उम्मीद लगा सकते हैं कि वे अपनी सृजनात्मकता और मौलिकता को बचा सकेंगें और समाज व राष्ट्र के लिए कुछ महत्वपूर्ण कर  सकेंगें ? आज आवश्यकता इस बात की है कि हम अपने आप को कैसे तैयार करें ? जिससे शिक्षा, व्यवसाय और समाज के विकास में कुछ महत्वपूर्ण योगदान दे सकें. इसके लिए मुझे श्रीमदभगवदगीता के दर्शन से महत्वपूर्ण कुछ दिखाई नहीं देता. श्रीमदभगवदगीता मानवीय जीवन के मूल्यों का आदर्शग्रन्थ है. इस संसार के हर व्यक्ति में दिव्यता को प्राप्त करने की क्षमता है. हर मनुष्य का कर्तव्य है की वह इस दिव्यता जो पहचाने और अपने सामाजिक जीवन में निर्धारित उद्देश्यों को पूरा करे. जीवन का मुख्य उद्देश्य अपने कर्तव्यों और उत्तरदायित्वों को पूरा करने के साथ साथ सभी मानवों के सह-आस्तित्व को  स्वीकार करना भी है. अपने कर्म के प्रति समर्पित भाव रखते हुए, आत्मकेन्द्रित न होते हुए, उसे कर्तव्य के रूप में समाज के प्रति समर्पित करे तो वह पूर्णता को प्राप्त हो सकता है. प्रस्तुत शोध पत्र का मुख्य विषय श्रीमद्भगवदगीता के उन्हीं आदर्शों की ओर इंगित करना है, जो वर्तमान समय में मानव की सृजनात्मकता को बनाये रखने में महत्वपूर्ण योगदान दे सकते हैं.

Note: To be presented at 4th International Seminar on Universal Welfare and the Eternal Philosophy of Bhagvad Gita to be held on 3-5 December, 2019 at Kurukshetra