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The Delhi Rent Control Act, as originally enacted did not provide for eviction of commercial properties on the ground of bona fide requirement of the tenant.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
I love you Mom!
Relativity is the theory propounded by Einstein in respect of speed and especially the speed of light. However, human relationships are also relative to the age and circumstances. Here is a Joke bringing out this harsh fact in a humorous way:
A five-year old boy to his Mom: I love you Mom!
Mom: I love you too, son.
A 16 years old boy: I love you Mom.
Mom: Sorry son. I have no money.
A 25 years old boy: I love you Mom.
Mom: Who is she? Where does she live?
A 36 years old man: I love you Mom.
Mom: I told you, she was not good enough for you.
And above all, the best love expression:
A 55 years old man: I love you Mom.
Mom: Son, I have made it very clear. I will not sign any paper.
Ha ha. Human relationships and so much love oozing out of it. Ha ha.
BTW today is Baisakhi. To those who celebrate, Happy Baisakhi.
(We don’t celebrate. Reasons are here. )