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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!

SEVEN TYPES OF LUST!


C.S.LEWIS had defined the FOUR TYPES OF LOVE. Whether Love cud ever be so narrowly bracketed and presented to the reader is debatable. But we have to make a start somewhere and as such, i endeavour to classify the SEVEN TYPES of LUST.

PUPPY LUST: This starts when kids  realize their gender sexual differences and curiosity impels them to find out more. Some succeed, and most don’t discover a willing person of the opposite  sex to carry out their infantile investigations. It serves no purpose except for having seen, touched, tasted, sniffed the forbidden without invoking the expulsion from the garden of Eden. It is merely the early intimations of what is to follow in future.

AUTO LUST: This starts when the kids are unable to put their desires to any positive external act and end up playing both the genders by mentally imagining the other sex and getting into masturbatory and other self-abusive acts. It need not be that the kids have to be conscious, there was this girl who would enjoy her shower so much, that her mom was so impressed with her sense of cleanliness, but the reality was that she would let the tap running over her private parts which created an ineffable sensation. Some girls love to ride bicycles, what they love most is the jutting end of the seat that presses  hard against their pudenda, that they derive sexual sensations. So whether conscious or unconscious when the activity, is confined to the self, it is AUTO LUST!

GAY LUST: The guys and girls who are attracted sexually towards persons of their own gender and feel comfortable, are into this. They need a similarity of structure to bring out their sexual appetite. It is the least invasive of all sexual activity, when it is between females without sex toys.  Here the mental fit is important, both are structurally similar but since their minds are differently oriented- for whatever reason- their functions are a matter of arrangement between them. There is greater possibility of equality , but not necessarily so. The partners cud play both the ends without assigning any specific gender role to the other.

TRUST LUST: This is the lust that develops between the Director and his secretary, the pilot and the stewardess, the doctor and his nurse, the master and his servant. This intimate relationship is nothing new and has existed between such persons over the ages. It is not uncommon for the feudal lords to father children thru their servants, doctors having affairs with their nurses on the examining table……. This is because of the professional TRUST which exists between them,  which gets  stretched to the physical limits.

SYMPATHY LUST: There are many who end up having affairs with persons who are extremely ugly, undesirable and unequals. The person who shows sympathy and the recipient of the sympathy. The bonding that takes place between them is more because, the sympathizer wants to keep the other person happy and does not want to let him/her deteriorate. This lust has a great potential to alter its course. What starts as sympathy cud end up as something very dependable lasting too. It is the blindness to the apparent faults that aids this lust and the devotion quotient, from the unequal partner could have a positive effect on the sympathizer!

DOMINATING LUST: This cannot exist without the other submitting to such an extent that  the other becomes a groveling slave.  There is only one mind at play- that is the  game.  The dominator  decides the  course. The strength depends only on the direction of the dominator and  the other is merely providing the structural support for the Dominator  to carry out his/her whims.  It could be positive also, when the  sex between them is merely a bonding for achieving greater social purpose.

PROCREATIVE LUST: This is the most common- not necessarily normal- type that exists in the society. It is a social conditioning that breeds this variety. The religions look down upon any other form and thereby the peace loving ones choose this and even if they prevaricate from the norm, they come back to the fold and feel secure. The purpose of this lust is to produce children and the pleasure is not an end in itself.

As i had said at the outset, it is difficult to classify and restrict the topic of LUST to seven types.  Yet somewhere a beginning is to be made, and here it is , which may be agreed with or otherwise!

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!

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