Passive Euthanasia Is Worse

Passive EuthanasiaThe Supreme Court of India has ruled that it would be legal to withdraw life-support system to those in a permanently vegetative state. This ruling came in the judgement delivered by the court which turned down the petition seeking mercy killing of Aruna Shaunbagh, who has spent 37 years in a Mumbai hospital bed in a vegetative state.

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Worst Judgement By The Supreme Court

take rape seriouslyToday when the International Women’s Day has just passed, I want to talk about the most retrograde judgement given by the Supreme Court of India in a case involving a woman.

The shocker of judgment came in the case of a woman from Punjab where the Supreme Court let off three gang rapists after they claimed a “compromise formula” with the victim and agreed to pay her a fine of Rs. 50,000 (or just about USD 1100) each for their offence!

A bench of justices Markandeya Katju and Gyan Sudha Mishra reduced to three and half years the 10-year sentence awarded to three gang rapists who took the plea that both the convicts and the victim were now happily married to different people and “wanted…

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How Does Keeping A Good Company Benefit A Person?

good companyAll my life, I have heard the advice – “you are known by the company you keep.” It is a standard advice given by parents to their children that they should always make “good” friends. Good being defined as intelligent, studious, courteous, polite, knowledgeable etc.

And I had always wondered why it is important to have good friends. As if in answer to this question, about 35 year ago I came across a story in Chandamama –a children’s magazine, which went something like this…

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Corruption Wrecks National Economy

CorruptionA few days back I said that the corruption of the every day kind is more dangerous because it destroys the character of a nation, its people and sows the seeds of a powerless, frustrated, impotent people who can only get angry but do nothing. The effort that it takes to remove the cancer of such corruption is huge and the entire population has to stand up against it. It persists because we humans are very competitive and do not want to be left behind our next door neighbour. We believe that money can buy everything and hence are ready to pay our way out of tight situations such as breaking a law or getting a service out of turn. On the other hand, the man in the chair feels that since without his approval things will not move in the bureaucracy, he wants his palms to be greased for doing his job.

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Will Guest Control At Parties Reduce Food Shortage?

guest controlYesterday I read one of the most hilarious pieces of news which said that the government could look into the Guest Control Order of the 1960s, which limits number of guests at marriages and other events to curb food wastage.

It seems that the government has woken up to the fact that there is a shortage of food and they have arrived at a brilliant realisation that the food wastage at weddings and social gatherings is ”criminal” and must …

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