Winston Churchill once said: “If you have 10,000 regulations you destroy all respect for the law”.

In Today’s scenario we modify the same as: “If you have 1 funny/mindless regulation you destroy all respect for the law.”

The NH will be much safer for your drive with the recent law of the Govt to ban the liquor establishments within 500mtrs of the highways-220 meters for towns with a population of 20,000 or less.

It thus aims to curb the drunken driving that kills thousands of people each year. The aim seems fair but how it shall be driven to ensure implementation reducing the accidents is a question mark.

We all know people find out means to get away with it whenever a law is implemented based on specific facts and figures.  Prohibition till 500 meters can lead to selling of the liquor at a distance of further 600,650 or 700 meters in the interior of a village. The so called smart villages in India still lack the basic livelihood opportunities pushing the lives to dwell on liquor and forgetting  their worries. The government is thus enabling and ensuring the sale of this magnificent liquid closer home making it even more accessible to all the lives that do not have means to earn daily bread.

How shall the Govt control the nuisance this sale shall generate on the deserted village streets with the misbehavior with woman and robbery without any police protection?  These closures will result into job loss and shall translate into enormous losses to businesses that thrive on tourism revenues.

PM Modi talks of Growth but the growth should be sustainable in long term. Why an idea to promote more jobs is not advocated. Why you cannot deploy more Highway Policing thus guarantying jobs to curb drunken driving menace and rather employing some funny mindless law.

The Gujarat Govt has recently amended the States Animal Preservation Bill to entail a maximum punishment of life imprisonment on cow slaughter and a minimum of 10 years of jail term. This bill was successfully passed in the assembly with the absence of the opposition with the visitors’ gallery packed with saffron clad Hindu priests. All Gau Matas are safe here in Gujarat.

This bill however does not frighten me. I can drive recklessly and hit a cow for the bill offers no measures under such offences made by the drivers.


Along with the law the conditions by which the cows are reared in the cowsheds should be improvised. The cows stand in utter heat of 50 plus degree, in the rainy season the knees of the cows are splattered with cow dung and the rainy mud. Year on year numerous cattle dies due to Hand , Foot and mouth disease, Skin Ulcers and anthrax disease.

With no improvement in the condition we pass a bill to stop cow slaughter.

Aren’t they getting slaughtered each day in the pathetic cowsheds of Pinjrapoles ?

The aim of the bill is to protect the Cows.

I have my own doubts.


Women And Politics


After the recent arrest of Sasikala and the whole palm slapping episode conducted on Ex CM’s grave, the world wonders that are woman carved out by the nature to rule the masses?

  • Can she undoubtedly carry forward a legacy putting her emotions, frustrations and anxiety behind?
  • Can she confidently lead a political party without showing her helplessness of been an Abla Nari caught in a net of politics?
  • Can she act as ruthless as– King Porus, King Sikander or closer home King Ashoka ?
  • Can she take individual decisions without consulting anyone or she needs to walk on the tight rope laid down by fellow party campers?

Woman by nature are carved to be soft spoken, kind, warm, caring, devoted living being who can provide comfort to the opposite sex who are often harsh, ruthless, dominative, carefree, distressed and frustrated by the world -read here as male.

When a woman performs dual characteristics of man and woman in one body —the world gets confused. Critics stand up from their positions to mince out every word possible to define a certain palm stamping behavior. Politics -a predominantly male dominated arena accepts woman only if they are quasi-men themselves. If a women in politics is exceptionally good looking and woman like – there are possibilities that she can be a butt of a WhatsApp joke and not taken that seriously for her work. I mean a work done by Mayawatiji is taken more seriously than Hina Rabbani Khar.

Women leaders need to be diplomatically talented equally if not more than her male counterparts to rule the roost. She has to choose either side to arrive on world politics podium. She cannot be emotional and ruthless together in a body.

A much poised and stoic Lt. Jayalalithaa would have twisted and turned in her grave at the showcase of such behavioral trait by her aide.  Had Sasikala not exhibit such behavior when the cameras were awaiting the fodder she might have come across, accepted as a more balanced candidate for the position of TN CM. She could have possibly evoked a strong feeling that she was framed and was a suitable suitor instead of Mr K Palaniswami. The talks are that this behavior of hers has also not gone down too well with her followers.

Maybe the world wants single identity wrapped in a body. It can possibly still remember with fondness and praise the great leadership of Shrimati Indira Gandhi who sacrificed her married life to single-mindedly focus on the wellbeing of the nation. If you are a woman leader you need to be hardcore strong- mentally and emotionally. Certain pinch of drama is welcomed but only within the confinement of four walls of house where the world cannot see you- to judge you and label you as weak or dramebaaz.

Every time you feel disabled, crippled under expectations feel free to cry and lash out at the world but only within the confinement of your home amongst your care takers and come out ever victorious and stronger.