Understand the Law.

Sure, everyone agrees that it is extraordinarily important for us to understand Law & Order to the way of life. Before I start this post, in my fairness I declare that I am neither a Lawyer, nor do I understand Law like a professional. This writing is just another script which can guide you through the right side of the law.

Recently I came across few legal acts of which I thought people aren’t aware. I believe, a women today needs more security than ever before, she needs to know what to do if she is pulled over. Or any person who is going through the kind of drama in life, which needs more than emotional understanding, can help from the law specifics.

For an instance, if you are frustrated in life and planning a suicide? Wait, you need to think again. According to the Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code Suicide Is Legal in India subject to the careful planning and execution. In case any person fails to die, the person will be prosecuted. 

Another significant law that every women needs to know is Right to No Arrest. According to a Supreme Court ruling, a woman cannot be arrested or questioned after sunset and before sunrise. Even if there is a woman constable accompanying the officers, the police can’t arrest a woman at night. In case the woman has committed a serious crime, the police requires to get it in writing from the magistrate explaining why the arrest is necessary during the night.
So my ladies, next time you are driving late in the night, and a policeman stops you, you know what you have to do.

Another important law is Land Acquisition Act, 1894 according to which, the Government can forcefully acquire your land anytime under the grounds of constructing public buildings in the name of public welfare. I know this one is unfair, but still it’s a Law.

Besides, there are several unreasonable laws in this country.

Everyone knows The Bombay Prohibition Act, 1949 under which you cannot manufacture, sell or consume any alcohol. This has no relevance with you until you are in Gujarat State of India because Alcohol is a complete ban here with an exemption of 30 days special permit to Foreigners and NRI. For that reason, people also named Gujarat  as a dry state.

It’s not just Gujarat, Maharashtra has a fancy Law as well. The next time you visit a bar in Maharashtra, and someone asks for an id-proof, don’t praise yourself in-front of the mirror thinking how young you look. Because this silly Law in Maharashtra positions that the legal drinking age is 25 years and above. The real clash here is how a citizen can have the right to elect the Government at 18 years of age but is not considered mature enough to decide whether he/she wants to consume alcohol or not. Foolish, isn’t it!

Last but not the least, deals with cohabitation. The dilemma of Live-in relationship is in trend. Though our country has not accepted the live-in culture yet, as long as both the adults are ready to stay together, it is totally legal to stay Live-in. Furthermore, live-in relationships are considered to be equal to marriage if certain conditions are met. This act is aimed to protect women under the Domestic Violence Act.

All for now, this post explains few examples framing the legal side of day-today events happening around us. So the next time you’re caught up in something, do find out if you are on the right side of the Law. It should surely help in your decision.

 

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Boundless & Infinite!

I want to walk through something wild, something courageous, something true. I want to stay away from gadgets. I want to sit by the window when it rains and read books. I want to live simply. I want to pretend when I want to. I want to listen to my body. I want to write and paint. I want to fall asleep when the moon is high. I want to shout a loud. I want to love someone. I want to wake up slowly one morning with no place to rush off. I want to have tea and not coffee. I want to watch movies. I want to ignore some people. I want to light a candle and pray for peace. I want to go to the beach in the rains. I want to climb mountains. I want to explore the nature and walk through the wild. I want to have the luxury of living the life. I want to because I want to.

My story shouldn’t be calm, but boundless and infinite.

Exploding Technology

Today I lettered a new thing, actually a new type of writing and typing. Short-End, one of my associates Sanjeev introduced me to this practice. Long back in time, the Short-End kind of keying was too trendy, in which a person had to off pat the symbols, basically the shapes for any specific word. For example: let’s say the symbol hashtag (#) is a pattern for word ‘because’. Now every time I want to write the word ‘because’ I would use the character assigned to it. And following this custom I’ll ultimately note down the entire script so as to have detailed draft of any talk or a discussion penned as quickly as possible.

When I go back in time, 20 years ago, life seems challenging in lot of ways. At that time, there used to be no recorders, and there were no voice triggered systems, and not just that computers used to be a dream for normal people. Typewriters were in fashion then, with which you were not allowed to make mistakes, because a small blunder would then ruin your entire document as there were no delete or undo button in that machine. Life like that is unimaginable for us. I mean seriously, with having pocket computers all day and the facility of voice controlled systems surrounding us, I really doubt if we would ever be able to survive without the culture that we are living in right now.

Technology has not just advanced itself but also evolved humans in a crazy way. Today, our lives spin around a torrent of status updates, and 10 years back there were no Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. I reason that the power of technology is exponential, and the world I am living in, is better than any other.

Cheers to the power of Tech!

What’s your plan?

Hour by hour, minute by minute
Clock hands are rushing in all possible unit

Emails and notifications surrounds all through the day
Can I stop dashing and find another way

Slow me down, take me aback
I need to breathe and have some chat

Here and there, in top most gear
Where am I going, I don’t have it clear

Let me say it, I am feeling awkward
Because there is no way, I can be like a bird

Well, this is life, I have realized
I take out time to see the sunrise

Admiring the nature and feeling the rain
Helps me get rid of stress and pain

You can be the same, explore the insane
The world is huge, what’s your plan?

102210

Micro to Nano to Pico!

Acquisitions and mergers have become an indispensable part of the corporate, and why not any investment (the logical one) would always bring more value and occasions to the organization. While thinking of logical investments, I consider Microsoft. In the last couple of weeks, I read some articles that Microsoft is planning to acquire LinkedIn. Well, that’s some news.

I always believed that important decisions generally have the more risks, are the most visible and brings the highest rewards. Microsoft believes the same and that’s why their list of decisions doesn’t seem pause, this time it’s LinkedIn. When I envisage window’s any acquisition, it takes me back in time to the year 2013 when the company acquired Nokia’s phone business. Microsoft was always about software and constantly maintained its distance from hardware manufacturing. Then, why did Ballmer think about having their own hardware? In that year smartphones were extremely in trend, he would have realized the importance of playing in that imperative market, and hence planned to integrate the system with better services. But are the services really improved? Who knows.

Today when I think of mobile phone industry and the computing industry, I can sense how much the world has changed. These days’ smartphone business is all about either Android phones or iPhones, which would not have been same if Nokia had begun to innovate and develop its crops modeled according to latest consumer needs.

How can Microsoft flop? Windows phone was supposed to be a good competitor; their billion-dollar plan had a great strategy then why is it not a success yet. I wonder if windows phone can ever become a triumph. Because presently there are not many people who would consider buying a Nokia smartphone device that is being crafted by Microsoft. There is a long way to go for the company to change the current industry dynamics.  Well, whatever happens to the phone business, if I ever have a list of ‘industries that fascinates me’, I would definitely have Microsoft in it, after Apple.

P.S. The World is going from Nano to Pico, where Micro would surely need a solid comeback if it wants to survive in this wild market. 

Where in the world I was!

Weeks into months, and months into the year, that’s how fast we’re growing in this sphere
Last evening I decided and drew a fine line, to catch the beautiful sunset at the perfect time
From the top of the city, I viewed my town, it was bright loud and cosmically adorn
30 kilometers far, away from the hustle, I witnessed the beauty so subtle
The endless blue sky and golden colors of sun, made me stand there and remain stunned
Finding a gadget was my next action, I wanted to create a souvenir as a collection
I’m born in the era of digital films, I like to develop textures and prints
Today I’m caught in the beauty of nature, I don’t want to create but click and capture
My camera gets the real credit, as the picture has no cuts or edit
With the sun going down and fading its light, I saw the magical din of the night
One thing I want to highlight, my best moment was to watch the beautiful twilight
From evening till night, I was totally lost, it didn’t matter where in the world I was!