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GOING OVERBOARD – KRISHNA IYER STYLE!


Former Justice of the Supreme Court of India, Mr. Krishna Iyer, had always been a champion of WOMEN’S CAUSE.

While he was the justice of the Kerala High Court he had delivered a judgement in the matter of Yusuf Rowther vs. Sowramma, AIR 1971, Kerala 271, which is a landmark judgement on the basis of EQUITY and less on MUSLIM LAW. After all, I am of the unshakable belief that no atheist or a person not belonging to that particular faith would be able to appreciate and apply the law embedded in the religious texts. Maybe the courts should take the advice of the religious heads before they come up with so called EQUITABLE SOLUTIONS! No doubt there are highly learned Jurists who belong to faiths different from that of the law applicable to the parties, like Tahir Mahmood etc.,yet they are balanced in their views, but they are exceptions.

At the outset it is a fact indisputable, that Mr.Krishna Iyer was a Minister of the Kerala Cabinet before becoming a Justice, therefore his social reformatory zeal, i presume, got to colour his judgments. However in all fairness, it should be conceded that his judgments appear more biased for social reasons than for religious bigotry. However it has always been a mystery, why he had to retain the tag IYER- which clearly indicates the community from which he hails.

Women deserve to be treated better and, to be given equal rights in the ancestral property, right to the education like any male sibling, dignity to lead a life of her own etc. etc.. But in our eagerness to provide women a better life and protection of our laws, we tend to go overboard and bring imbalances in the system- which is taken advantage of by crooks and rogues. There have been many instances of a wife having an affair outside her marriage, who brings allegations of DOWRY HARASSMENT against her husband, and gets him and his relatives into  jail. The law is helpless and the fact finding police is afraid of the jurisdictional magistrates- who in turn are scared of the media and the women’s organization. It has become a chain of events that serve each link its own purpose, and the individual is left to his fate!!!

The misuse of the provisions have made mice out of men, especially men who are timid with wayward wives!! This situation is to be balanced somehow, otherwise the social objectives of the legislation would not be met. The man who is not at fault, should be supported by the law to live with dignity, as much as a woman is entitled to it. He should not be made a victim of the laws by the police that fears the Magistrate, a Magistrate who in turn fears the higher judiciary and the media, and the women’s organization which is not interested in the facts and circumstances!!!

Mr. Krishna Iyer has DECLARED DEATH SENTENCE ON DOWRY– as per page 2 of the Newspaper DNA, Bangalore edition dated 29th July 2009! Whatever that means…is like the statement made by Robert Browning about the meaning of his poem:-

When I wrote it God and Robert Browning knew the meaning; now only God knows.”

BUT AFTER ALL, GOING OVERBOARD IS KRISHNA IYER STYLE!!!

THE SECOND COMING!


In the evolutionary process of LIFE, when the next SPURT of OPPORTUNITY would come is uncertain. Greater uncertainty is, whether we would be around when it happens.

The greatest of uncertainties is whether we will RECOGNIZE it when it happens, and ACT PROMPTLY & WISELY!

THE PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS (Gospel of Matthew) BEAUTIFULLY BRINGS OUT THE GREATER UNCERTAINTY in BEING AROUND WHEN IT HAPPENS!!

The ten virgins had waited with HOPE, therefore they all had the VISION to wait and be caught up with the BRIDEGROOM. They also knew that they had to have enough oil to keep them going, but when the five left for the oil, the BRIDEGROOM came and they were left behind. The uncertainty of the time of arrival of the BRIDEGROOM, cannot be allowed to slacken our READINESS. Readiness had to include even the BACK UP, so that we do not leave the scene of ACTION for procuring material to sustain us thru the scene of ACTION.

The unwise Virgins, should have engaged the services of the vision-less virgins to procure oil, while they stay on in the scene of ACTION. It would have been better if they had stayed around and used up the oil in waiting, than to leave the scene of action and be stranded.

TIME & TIDE WAIT FOR NO MAN, NOR FOR ANY WOMAN!!

JEHU & JEZEBEL!


Jezebel at the balcony,
All decked up to invite the New King.
She had depilated and scrubbed herself clean,
To seduce Jehu.

She had the secrets of the Kingdom.
She had ruled by proxy,
Baal and Chemosh had obeyed her-
Of course through their Priests.

Jehu was driving furiously
To decimate his ex master’s queen.
She was decking to become
The next one too-

FROM THE QUEEN MOTHER TO QUEEN!

Once she was his Highness,
Now he had the option to feel
Her consummate skills on bed.
Very enticing & Inviting.

Jezebel used to welcome Ahab
Upon his return from campaigns thus.
She tried the same on Jehu.
Jehu had seen it all
But this time did not yield.

Once yielded
Forever shall be condemned.
Without a thought, orders her overthrow.
From the balcony and her high horse
Jezebel fell, to be the food of curs.

Temptation comes in  packages imagined

At a Time when one could have it freely.
But blessed is the Man whose Purpose is defined.
Kill the BITCH that seduces you from your purpose.

BEWARE OF A WOMAN WHO CAN’T SAY “NO”.


She never said NO.

She couldn’t say NO.

She would say no YES either.

She worked day and she worked night.

The men folk were flabbergasted.

There was a callow youth, Who was fascinated with the prospects of encountering no NOES!

Wooed he the lady, successfully- she didn’t say NO.

Years rolled by- he heard no NOES.

But she learnt the art of making his man demand less and less,

Now the man’s joy of hearing no NOES,

Had turned to the fear of hearing the FIRST NO!

HUMILITY & HUMILIATION!!


INDIA IS NOT ONLY FEUDAL STILL, BUT ALSO ALLOWS FEUDALISM TO EXPRESS ITSELF IN UNACCEPTABLE WAYS!

The news report in TIMES OF INDIA (Bangalore edition dated 22.07.2009) states that Mr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam former President of India and one of the greatest minds produced by India in Missile Technology, and most of all a TOLERANT and HUMBLE person has been humiliated,  not merely thru frisking by the American CONTINENTAL AIRLINES staff, but also by asking him  to remove his shoes before boarding- all in the name of SECURITY.

What has FRISKING got to do with FEUDALISM?

When a person is not recognized by the authorities they have every right to conduct the security procedures , as laid down in their RULE BOOKS. There are exemptions granted to dignitaries and spouses of dignitaries thru notifications issued by the Ministry. These exemptions serve as notice to the Authorities at the airport, to exempt them from the normal procedures applicable to the persons NOT RECOGNIZED in Law.

BUT when an EX-PRESIDENT of India, is not merely frisked but also asked to remove his shoes, in the Indian soil by a foreign Airlines despite being alerted, by the CISF officers on duty accompanying the EX PRESIDENT, it is not a RULE OF LAW, but utter FEUDALISM!

I can visualize how embarrassing it must have been for a senior citizen to bend and remove his shoes at the boarding point of the aircraft! And worse still how he’d have had to bend to wear them back in front of men far inferior in stature, nature and erudition to him. My blood boils!!

Had he not been recognized under law to be exempted, i’d have had the matter pass by. But here in his own mother land, a set of idiots insist that as per US laws, everyone had to be frisked before boarding.

DO WE NEED SUCH FOREIGN AIRLINES WHICH IMPOSE THE US LAWS IN OUR LAND?

MERE SHOW-CAUSE NOTICES WOULD NOT SUFFICE, WHICH NORMALLY PETER OUT INTO LEGAL HAIR SPLITTING WITH A NOMINAL APOLOGY FROM A LOW LEVEL STAFF FROM THE AIRLINES!

IT IS TIME INDIANS STOOD UP TO SUCH HIGH HANDEDNESS PRACTICED ON THE INDIAN SOIL!!

BUT HATS OFF TO MR. ABDUL KALAM, WHO HAD BORNE THE INDIGNITY FROM THE 21ST APRIL 2009 TILL NOW IN SILENCE AND HAS NOT LET IT TURN INTO AN ANTI-MUSLIM SENTIMENT OF THE AMERICAN LAWS!!

HUMILITY IN THE FACE OF HUMILIATION, IS TRUE TEST OF CHARACTER. I AM PROUD OF THE INDIAN WHO HAS DEMONSTRATED THAT AGAIN.

COURAGE.


ABSENCE OF FEAR IS NOT COURAGE!

AT BEST, IT COULD BE RESISTANCE OR ENDURANCE, BUT COURAGE IS A POSITIVE EXPRESSION.

COURAGE HAS TO MOVE THE PERSON FORWARD EITHER THROUGH OVERCOMING OR IGNORING THE NEGATIVES, BASED ON HOPE.

IT IS AN  EXPRESSION OF AN ONWARD AGENDA!

THE DERMATOLOGIST & MJ’S KIDS!!


It is nothing surprising that Michael Jackson had used the donor sperm of his Dermatologist of thirty years, to father his first two kids thru Debbie. But what surprises me is that the DERMATOLOGIST has insensitively, even before the shock of the death of Michael Jackson had died down,  filed a suit for custody of both the children.

It has been a joke about Dermatologists in general, that when they get a patient, it is for LIFE. The person with skin problems seldom gets completely cured and the condition would come back thereby assuring the Dermatologist of an assured patient for LIFE. Secondly, the patient has to have continuity of the treatment process and therefore sticks to one. Thirdly, no patient disturbs his dermatologist in the dead of the night complaining of any acute problem needing medical intervention, and therefore the Dermatologist is the only Physician assured of his daily night’s repose.

But this dermatologist, has not only been smart in choosing the branch of Medicine, but had also cuckooed in the nest of Michael Jackson and after the death of Michael has made claims on custody of the children. It has been reported that MJ  wanted the sperm donor to be this Dermatologist, as his IQ had been very high and probably wanted to give his putative kids a good genetic start.

But this wolf in sheep’s skin (oops! another derma related figure of speech.) had bided his time to strike. And he did strike! What a blow, my fellow men! He not only struck, but struck at the root of MJ’s honour. Now it is not easy to malign MJ’s attitude in the episode when he held his putative kid over the window sill for public view- after all it was not his kid!!!

I have been, in many of my blogs, taken up the issue between FATHERING and PARENTING. The dermatologist had been relied upon  by MJ, for the secrecy and the genes as well. But the FATHER, breaks a story and makes a claim thereby removing the halo that wud have otherwise surrounded the heads of MJ’s kids. All the PARENTING that MJ had done has gone to waste!!

THIS DERMATOLOGIST wants all of the money that is meant for the kids, by breaching the trust reposed on him by one of the greatest musicians of all time. The dermatologist deserves to be publicly whipped and pilloried, if possible  impaled also, for attempting to destroy the basic fundamental belief  that kids have- the right  to believe in the fatherhood of their parenting father.

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