Religion is most promising nectar seeking to cure everything that is unpalatable in life. We regularly consume this potion, of course with faith. India is no different. Rather it has a variety of religious potions to embellish the personal religious tavern. I had written about one such new potion about Sai Baba.
About Sri Sukhmani Sahib (श्री सुखमनी साहिब जी):
Until about 30 years ago i.e. before separatist Khalistan movement started in Punjab, Sikh religion and rituals were part of religious rituals of every Punjabi Hindu. At ground level, barring Sikh bigots, situation is same. For all practical purposes there is hardly any distinction for the purpose of bonding though marriage or otherwise. Sri Sukhmani Saheb as this holy Sikh book is called, is part of the supreme Sikh holy book Sri Granth Sahib. The reading of Sri Sukhmani Sahib is supposed to bring peace. In fact ‘sukh’ means peace ‘mani’ relates to mind. Continue reading
Welcome to 2015.
New Year 2015 and it’s first day is after all just another day. We discover new things every day and mercifully forget some things while some cruel memories are always haunting as usual.
However what we discover everyday is also indicative of how much we had missed on previous days. How little we had lived because so much was missed everyday. Just a few complete moments lived out of an entire life time.
New Year resolution.
The resolutions, made on New Year or not, fail us. Promises find a way to be ignored. But nothing stops us from chasing resolutions or making new promises. It goes on forever.
No resolution, no promise and no regrets. Doesn’t that sound like resolution?
Who said there would be no resolution ?
Merry Christmas to all the readers.
Christmas is said to be a time or forgiveness and togetherness. In India unless a person is christian or has close links with a christian family, it is just another holiday in which churches are beautifully decorated. In India the counter-part of Christmas is Deepawali or Diwali. Any how, I would share a jest. This morning I received a SMS from somebody I do not know personally. it congratulated me in these words:
“Wish you a happy, prosperous and merry Christmas……”
The message apparently was written in the same fashion as a Diwali greeting which is festival of prosperity. Any how it shows the ignorance of us all about others. I wonder if I am correct about the first line I wrote above, about forgiveness and togetherness.
A cold, parched but moist Christmas:
Winter is here, in New Delhi and Northern India. This year it arrived late but abruptly. Continue reading
Litigation is a war sans bloodshed and physical violence. Like all wars its initiative and defence often becomes a subject matter of legends in the future. Parliamentary defence is one such legendary defence. What is it?
Background of parliamentary defence.
Parliament is a place of debate and discussions in which through logic and reason, conclusions may be reached. Of course conclusions are drawn by majority which is Government. So how does opposition display that it is doing something for an issue?
First and constructive one is to enact law, to remedy the problem. Continue reading
Rent Control Laws were enacted in Europe especially in London in the aftermath of second word war which had destroyed the urban habitats on a massive scale. Object was to prevent landlords from taking advantage of unfortunate situation by hoarding residential accommodation. Rent Control legislation besides other things, protect the tenants from eviction except with the permission of courts only in specified circumstances. One such circumstance is that the landlord requires the property for his bona fide need.
Rent Control in India:
Delhi Rent Control Act is one such legislation. Initially introduced in 1936 it was recast and reenacted in 1958. Similar legislations are in place in every other state of Bharat (aka India). After the Amendments made in the year 1988, the provisions of the Act are intended to apply only on properties let out for rent below Rs. 3000.
The Delhi Rent Control Act, as originally enacted did not provide for eviction of commercial properties on the ground of bona fide requirement of the tenant. Supreme Court, a few years back struck down this anomaly as unconstitutional and opened flood gates of litigation for landlords of commercial properties to seek eviction of tenants. Continue reading