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Phaneesh Moorthy & Delilah!


The lawyer firm representing the woman who gave in  to the “facility” of being not only being in a physical relationship with her boss but also “retained” the zygote unilaterally, has curiously called this woman the “victim”!

This woman ‘gave in’ willingly or ‘seduced’ the CEO of iGate, is going to be the subject matter of the lawyers squabbling before the courts, that is only if an out of court settlement is not arrived at and the woman goes sniggering all the way to the bank!

What an easy “life” this woman had chosen!

Firstly, she says that Phaneesh and she have been intimate for more than a year! She curiously believed that she had been chosen for her skills in stenography and logistic support, but subsequent events have shown to the world that she had more, not only to offer, but that indeed she offered more than professional assistance to the CEO of the company!

Now this woman wears not merely her intimacy but claims that her present pregnancy was “caused” by him! Okay, let us assume that she was forced to have unprotected sex with her boss, yet there are many ways to ensure that such unprotected sex does not lead to an “unwanted” pregnancy! There is nothing to show that she even tried to preclude pregnancy. If she had been “HARASSED” into that relationship, why did she not avoid the pregnancy, by which, she could continue to have the job which helped her “eke out a living”? And instead of showing disgust at having to nurture the life of an egg fertilized by her “HARASSER”, she is wearing her pregnancy as a promotion gained through motherhood?

From the circumstances, Phaneesh Moorthy is seen as one who is an easy prey to the wiles of women who have sex willingly and once the heat and dust is over, CRY over spilt milk and all! The fact that this woman is trying to TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HER OWN WRONG, is one good reason for denying the EXTORTION RACKET which she has set rolling with the adept engagement of able lawyers!

Phaneesh Moorthy should have been clever enough to identify such “types” and got them sterilized before he engaged in UNPROTECTED SEX.

Now let us look at the fate of the AS YET UNBORN CHILD- he/she is UNWANTED by the man who is alleged to have “caused’ the child, UNEXPECTED by the woman, ACCIDENTAL and UNWELCOME as is being made out- but the woman is going to CRY & PLEAD BEFORE THE COURTS FOR CHILD SUPPORT and make for herself and for the lawyers a GOOD LIFE- rather a cosy one at that!

Or MOVID supposes that she just SEXUALLY AMBUSHED him– women are sharp enough to know those fertile period- and that she had chosen to go unprotected and got “so attached” to the foetus after the pregnancy shows, that she no longer wanted to lead the life of a drab support staff, but share the cream, which Phaneesh through his hard work and exemplary application had gleaned over a period of time!

This support staff KNEW fully well that PHANEESH was married and that he was still with his wife, does this knowledge not bring responsibility towards ANOTHER WOMAN who still enjoyed a better RIGHT? All those feminists who take up the cause of such Delilahs should ponder over this and SENSITIZE women who prey on other women’s men (if they believe that men could be OWNED)!

I hope the US Courts make this a landmark case and deny the benefits to such women who extort men after giving themselves a good life out of the resources of men and malign men and push men to go out of court settlement! 

If there is SANE and SOBER ADULT CONSENT, except for infections and child support, NO HUMAN BEING, IRRESPECTIVE of GENDER,  should be held responsible for the mere fact that they had sex. After all……………ALL LIFE IS STILL DEPENDENT ON SEX FOR PROCREATION! Let us get real!

 

 

Had you not ploughed with my heifer….


Most of the persons familiar with the English language would be aware of the Biblical character SAMSON and consequently DELILAH. But not many would be aware of the fact that there was another Philistine woman whom SAMSON had married- her name is not mentioned and probably that is the reason why Delilah has upstaged all the other women SAMSON had cohabited with.

So the Biblical story goes that SAMSON found this lady from Philistia and was enamoured of her and contracted a marriage with her. As was the Philistine custom, feast would be given to the couple by the bride’s family for ten days and during the feast days men folk  related to the bride have to spend time with the groom.

SAMSON put a riddle to those 30 men from the bride’s side, and the riddle goes something like this- OUT OF THE EATER CAME FOOD AND OUT OF THE STRONG CAME SWEETNESS, WHAT IS IT?

The background story was that SAMSON was confronted with a lion and he killed it, many days later, when he passed by he found that bees had built a comb inside the carcass of the killed lion and SAMSON took the honey and ate that. Therefore the answer was LION and HONEY- which means: out of the dead Lion came something to eat and from the strong Lion came sweet honey.

After the initial nine days the 30 men were not able to answer the riddle, so they pestered SAMSON’S newly married wife and SAMSON, being weary of her nagging, gave away the answer. Subsequently those gentle men wangled the  answer out of Samson’s wife.

When the 30 men answered SAMSON’S riddle, Samson says, “HAD YOU NOT PLOUGHED WITH MY HEIFER, YOU WOULDN’T HAVE ANSWERED MY RIDDLE!”

The interesting imagery is about using a HEIFER to plough. Nobody ploughs land with a HEIFER, as a heifer is a young cow which has not calved. Heifers are nurtured with care for their milk and bringing calves. Oxen, bulls and buffaloes are used for ploughing the land but never a cow and much less a heifer. Samson refers to his young wife to a ‘YOUNG UNCALVED COW’ !

In that one answer Samson showed how these men had threatened a callow cow and taken the answer out of her, instead of finding the answer to the riddle through their imagination or finding out the facts of the life of Samson and using deductive logic!

Now-a-days INNOVATION, PATENT, SOCIALISM, AFFORDABILITY OF MEDICINES are enveloping the media reportage! But the question is WHOSE INNOVATION? and WHO WANTS TO ENCASH SUCH INNOVATION?

The answer is that the generic drug manufacturers want most of the patent drugs to become OFF-PATENT so that they could produce bulk drugs and sell it in the market and make huge profits without the sweat of having done any research. In short, everyone wants to plough with others’ HEIFERS!

WE INDIANS, should encourage not only INNOVATION but also protect the products and processes which are the by- products of such INNOVATION.

To state that the PATENT sought is nothing but an incremental change not meriting the term INNOVATION is a tool used by the unimaginative and the dumb. Nobody remembers that before Edison arrived at TUNGSTEN as the filament for the incandescent bulb, he had to try 999 elements and compounds and abandon them . Even if Edison had serendipitously discovered TUNGSTEN as the material ideally suited for bulbs before trying those 999 material, he cannot be denied the fruits of the HOPE he nurtured that ‘there must be some material ideally suited for the filament, which I have not as yet discovered but I WILL PUT IN AN EFFORT TO DISCOVER THAT MATERIAL’. It is that HOPE coupled with EFFORT which is to be rewarded.

Clubbing HOPE, EFFORT & PATIENCE under the head of INNOVATION is nothing but over-simplification of HUMAN ENDEAVOR. Let us not plough with others’ heifers instead let us find our own bulls, oxen and the like, for reaping our rewards!

Joseph & Samson.


The title relates to the Biblical characters who find a place in the Book of Genesis and Judges respectively. The point that is the focus of my blog is the relationship that Joseph and Samson had with their respective women.

Joseph was a slave in Egypt, because his brothers (especially Judah, who had the bright idea that what would the brothers benefit if they killed him, so more as a matter of greed they agree with Judah and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites) had sold him and he winds up in the Pharoah’s Chief of Guards house and becomes a steward there. The Chief of the Guards is one Potiphar, who has a wife who eyes Joseph and openly and shamelessly makes a declaration of her lust to Joseph and says, “LIE WITH ME.” The story goes that one day when Joseph was alone, Potiphar’s wife tries to seduce him and Joseph runs away leaving his cloak behind, making that cloak a piece of evidence for Potiphar’s wife to bolster her accusation that the slave Joseph was trying to force himself upon her. Potiphar believes her and puts him in the Special Jail meant for the Royal Prisoners (persons who were working for the royalty and fell out of favour with the Royalty for one reason or the other!)

Let us see Samson’s story. He was from the tribe of Dan, not a powerful tribe within the Jewry like Ephraim, Manasseh, Benjamin or Judah, and he was a VALOROUS MAN. A man who with the jaw-bone of an ass, killed a thousand men (Judges 15:15). He had taken many women from time to time but the Bible says that he fell in LOVE with a woman called DELILAH.

Judges 16:4 -And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

Whether she loved Samson or not is a mystery, but to put it a woman’s lib way, “DELILAH LOVED SAMSON IN HER OWN WAY!!” She was however under the payroll of the Philistine Lords who promised her 1100 pieces of silver each for finding out the secret of the strength of Samson and revealing the same to the Philistine Lords. Then one of the most terrible of charades of love unfolds, where Delilah PESTERS him daily for telling him the secret of his strength.

Judges 16:15 And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength lieth.

16 And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death;

17 That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother’s womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.

Samson is caught, after his locks were shaven while he was lulled into sleep by Delilah on her lap, taken bound hand and foot and made a spectacle before the Philistines. He was caught by the guile of the Philistines and the treachery of Delilah. Samson could not take it anymore and his hair had grown (Philistines were so dumb that they did not get his head shaved on a daily basis) and his strength was returning!! So one day while the SPECTACLE OF THE BLINDED SAMSON WAS GOING ON IN A CLOSED THEATRE HE PRAYS TO HIS GOD THUS-

JUDGES 16:28 And Samson called unto the LORD, and said, O Lord God, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.

29 And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left.

30 And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.

NEVER ONCE WAS THAT VERSE 28 OF CHAPTER 16 READ BY ME WITHOUT TEARS WELLING UP IN MY EYES WITH PITY FOR THE VALOROUS SAMSON.

The man who cared for none, and had led a life where he had taken STRENGTH for granted , begs God, for REMEMBERING him THIS ONLY ONCE for committing a SUICIDAL ATTACK. From a Jew’s point of view, he had even forgotten that there was a life after Death and through this prayer he seeks a finality not only to his woes, but also to any FURTHER CONSCIOUSNESS. It is the ultimate passage in PATHOS, which out-pathoses even KING LEAR of Shakespeare.

Now these two characters i.e Joseph and Samson are in stark contrast. One FLEES FROM THE TEMPTATION OF A PHYSICAL RELATIONSHIP WITH A WOMAN and THE OTHER WALKS INTO IT WITHOUT HAVING A CLUE AS TO WHERE IT WAS LEADING HIM.

PROVERBS 7:6 For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,

7 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

8 Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,

9 In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:

10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.

11 (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:

12 Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)

13 So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,

14 I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.

15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.

16 I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.

17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.

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21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

22 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

23 Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

VERSES 6-18 OF THE CHAPTER 7 OF PROVERBS, defines both Potiphar’s wife as well as Delilah. The consequences of having a physical relationship with women of that type is enumerated in verses 21-23 of the same chapter. So this is the statistical TRUTH. Mostly, if humans were to take to such women, they are likely to end up the way, as mentioned above. As an example to these verses Joseph and Samson could be cited.

But unfortunately, LOGIC does not end here. It goes beyond and tries to apply the formula in respect of every case. So when we apply this formula to the case of KING DAVID, it miserably fails. King David was not only a notorious womanizer, but at least in one case, i.e in Bathsheba’s case was an adulterer and a murderer. That is leaving out the case of Abigail, the wife of Nabal- as it is difficult to believe that Nabal died out of a contrite spirit and not of the conspiracy entered into between Abigail and David the previous night based on their meeting. Maybe Nabal died more out of the knowledge that his wife Abigail had met David on the sly without his knowledge!! As it is Nabal did not have a good opinion of David and in sexual matters he must have had a fairly good idea of David’s proclivities.

But David survives it all, and proves to be an exception. That is GRACE. David had obtained IMMUNITY from the general RULE. That is because he TRUSTED in THE MERCY OF GOD. And at every instance, when he was informed of his wrongdoing, he was not merely PENITENT but also took all reasonable steps to ensure that his GUILT is not made a PUBLIC ISSUE. In fact, if Adonijah had become the King, it would have been quite possible that Adonijah would have made the Prophets and Priests as the witnesses and proved the guilt of adultery between Bathsheba and King David, and got Bathsheba executed for adultery after the death of King David. So King David, while still alive, WISELY declares Solomon, the son of Bathsheba and David as the heir to the throne and protects his own name after his death besides protecting the interests of the co-adulterer. AFTER ALL ONLY A SON COULD BE TRUSTED WITH THE JOB OF PROTECTING THE MOTHER’S HONOUR AND NOT A STEP SON, U SEE!!

If one asks the question, why Samson was caught up in the snare of  the woman Delilah but not David, when both of them had led a dissolute life, there is no logical answer to it. Jesus beautifully solves this conundrum  in the Gospel of Luke chapter 13 as follows:-

1 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood
Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.

2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?

3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?

5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

So what Jesus says is that we are still ALIVE  by HIS GRACE and let us not squander our TIME by taking individual instances and testing the ESSENTIAL TRUTHS against isolated cases, which have escaped the general laws of RETRIBUTION. Let us make use of the TIME to REPENT and REFORM. As that is the objective of LIFE.

AMAZING RESOLUTION!!

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