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The Delhi Rent Control Act, as originally enacted did not provide for eviction of commercial properties on the ground of bona fide requirement of the tenant.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. )
Art of socializing
Socializing is a new name to create a marketable interaction with people so as to remain visible on social radar and thus available for hire. Socializing is an art which requires skill. In fact socializing requires many skills. Some of these skills are articulated here under:
1. Socializing with gifts:
Gift is the best way to seek attention. More expensive the gift, more attention it will get. The shrewd person would certainly not waste an expensive gift on a minion. The proportion has to weighed carefully. That is why it is a skill. Continue reading
Are you clever?
What is clever:
Dictionary defines clever as:
- mentally bright; having sharp or quick intelligence; able.
- superficially skillful, witty, or original in character or construction; facile.
- showing inventiveness or originality; ingenious.
- adroit with the hands or body; dexterous or nimble.
As per above definition any person who has displayed the ability to solve a problem, is clever. All it requires is one-act of cleverness or inventiveness. This definition makes almost every person on this globe, who is not imbecile or idiot is clever.
Problem of being clever:
The problem with a part (3) of above dictionary definition is the underlying presumption that only one clever act is sufficient to make a person clever. No continuity required. Continue reading
Every death creates short term turmoil. Eventually all is settled. But young death creates many problems. We do not live with freedom to die. Though it is a paradox but this very lack of this freedom often hastens death. In life, in commitments of marriage and family, we often create obligations, which upon disruption by death, rattles many lives. It is more true when wife is non-working. The best course appears to be: ‘Do not die young‘. But what to do to avoid the paradox, pointed out above.
In one sentence: ‘Change your lifestyle’. The truth is that mere change may be inadequate. A revolution would be better.
It was over twelve years ago when a class fellow fell pry to brain stroke. and about three years ago when another friend succumbed to stroke. Now a young friend is in hospital struggling with stroke. His younger brother died of same disease, two years ago. Things have been more complicated by diabetes. What is going on? What is wrong? Sudden strokes and sudden deaths?