When death is sweet.
Death is the only certainty in life, its timing is not. While I was watching the funeral arrangements being made for the body left behind, my mind was struggling with waves of thought. What is death? Is it distinct from life? Is life part of death or vice versa?
Death in ripe old age of 85! Is it a matter of sorrow or relief? Actually the sorrow is for our loss. It depends on our dependence, financial or moral. The less dependent we are on the dead, less meaningful and even lessor is the depth of our sorrow. 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?
A self-help ebook on Will.
We are what we possess. Our possessions define us. Our definitions pronounce our relations. Here is a self-help book to achieve the last aim of settlement of affairs of possession, after death, through a Will. This is a book on the subject of drafting a will.
This is a legal guide written in accordance with Indian Law but it may generally be correct for all countries following Anglo-Saxon laws. This book is intended to remove doubts and myths about Wills which are compounded by free misinformation available on the Internet either as a web page or guide-lines in pdf format.
The book is available at Google Play Store for Android users as also Amazon Kindle for others.
Readers in India can purchase hard copy i.e. paperback of this book here.
Readers in USA can purchase hard copy i.e. paperback of this book here.
It may be noted that succession to immovable properties situated in India, shall be regulated by Indian Laws, irrespective of the domicile of such person. In other words, foreigners who own immovable assets in India, shall have to confirm to Indian Laws to make a legally competent and operative Will. This book is intended to act only as a brief introduction to the laws relating to Wills and is not intended to replace legal advice from a competent practitioner of law.
The target readers are law students and amateur beginners who wish to draft their own Will. It is however strongly advised that after drafting a Will in accordance with this book, do consult a Lawyer of your choice and get it vetted from him/her.
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Caution: This book is generally applicable to Hindus, Sikh, Jain etc. domiciled in India. Most part of this Book may not be applicable to Indian Christians, Muslims and Parsees who are governed by separate customary law in India. It also do not apply to armymen, airmen and marines who are entitled to execute privileged (oral) Wills.
Shame on mindless and disproportionate police violence.
End can not be different from means. As per news, Delhi police shot dead a youth who among others was performing stunts on their motorbikes, in the middle of night. While such stunts on roads or otherwise are stupid attempts to show off but are per se not criminal. It violates Motor Vehicles Act and is an act which endangers life. Yet using firearm to stop such act in progress is disproportionate use of force by police.
The truth about everything!
At certain stage of life or due to certain problems in life, like sour relationships, death, illness, poverty, loss of child or near one or an abysmal feeling of being mortal that too for a short period of time; brings us to a question as to what is the truth of life or in life. Of course those who do not travel beyond two dimensions in their thought, ponder for a lesser period of time and get back to their routine. Others also get back to routine sooner or later but the thought hounds: Have we missed something in life? Were we supposed to perform better? Worse is this thought: Is there God? Did we do something wrong or sinned? or Why this happened to me? Why do I have to be ill? Why should I die? Why can’t I live forever? When such thoughts become persistent it affects the equilibrium of mind. Different reactions take place in different people.