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January 09, 2009

Girls are still neglected in Indian society


INDIAN SOCIETY is still male dominated. Undoubtedly, in ancient time we found some examples of woman dominated clans. But since medieval times we have been observing only male dominated clans.

Today we are in 21st centaury, but we still want boy in our home. Nowadays a girl child is being killed before birth. In this brutal crime, everyone is a co accused. We cannot give anybody a clean cheat. Interestingly, according to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health in the US; the sex proportion unevenness is highest amongst the well-off and the well-informed people. This is irony of fact that, in India; male-female percentage increases with the echelon of learning. According to the latest survey; the per cent of a boy is higher than a girl and it is about 25 per cent.

Fascinatingly; such type of occurrence is higher in houses wherever the leader of the family unit has finished his schooling. This is the repercussion of a survey which had conducted by Subramanian. (Shri Subramanian is associated with Harvard School of Public Health in the US).

As per this study, the male-female ratio also increases with income. People of higher income groups prefer 14 percent more a boy than a girl whereas in the poorer sections the preference may be just four percent more.

Urban areas also reported higher sex imbalance compared to rural areas.

In this connection, the researchers have also used a nationally representative, population-based sample of household survey data provided by the Indian National Sample Survey Organization (INSSO) for five recent years: 2004/05, 1999/2000, 1993/94, 1987/88 and 1983. The INSSO survey covered the whole of the India except for a few unreachable and intricate areas.


This survey also reveals that the introduction of the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act 1994 (PNDT) to stop the use of wrong know-how in this turf has botched to perfect the disproportion in the sex ratio.

The sex ratio undoubtedly signifies that the PNDT Act failed to stop sex disparity, because possibility of a boy increased to 10 percent in the period subsequent the accomplishment of the Act, while ratio of a boy was seven percent in the pre-PNDT stage.

There are distinguished variations among states. Punjab which is the richest state of India has the probability of a boy augmented to 37 percent compared to a girl. Karnataka has the lowest percentage in this regard. Here a boy is one percent higher than a girl.

As a whole, the shared result shows that unrelenting and strong son penchant; along with growing affordability and ease of access to technologies for sex determination is big threat for girls infant as well as for Indian society.

THE SATYAM Computer Services (SCS) debacle offers only a glimpse of the grey side of this so-called white collar world. It is totally unwise to single out Raju for what he is supposed to have done. We can point fingers at others only if our hands are not dirty. But in most of the cases the employees working in this over-rated corporate world are conferred an immoral pedigree by their peers and seniors. This results in loss of values and ethics leading to corruption, shirking of responsibility by burdening the subordinates and promoting a sycophantic culture of exploitation, amongst other things.
A weighed-down employee has to stay afloat in this dirty corporate sea. He becomes more and more convinced that only malpractices can help him survive. If he goes through a bad phase in the company he will ensure that his subordinate too goes through a similar phase. On the contrary, if the said employee is a person who believes in ethics, he will do the opposite: he will do his best to make life comfortable for his subordinate. But sadly this is not the case.

Another common feature of companies is the ease, with which they invoke the word layoff. They make a mockery of their employees by misusing and abusing their power to lay off employees.

Consider this: one of Bangalore’s IT companies bagged a project worth millions of dollars. But it hit a roadblock in the execution of the project when it realised that the redundant VB6 (a computer language) was to be used to execute the project. Since the company did not have the requisite human resources, it immediately hunted out an experienced head for a compensation of Rs 8 lakh per annum. The poor guy worked his fingers to the bone and completed the project successfully. But since his skill set was not of much use post-project, the company asked him to quit immediately, citing recession. Sad isn’t it?

I can cite numerous examples like this. But this is not going to help anyone. Together we have to come forward, leaving behind our lust for money. There are certainly more important things in life than money and power. Respect for each other, giving back to society what one receives from it and a healthy personal life are amongst the more precious and more important. If people think along these lines more, then we will get to see fewer cases of the Satyam kind.

January 07, 2009

498A India Limited - a govt of India undertaking


AMONG INDIA’S several shady unorganised sectors, like gambling, hawala and other clandestine operations, the 498A sector has witnessed the highest growth rate. The 498A and related operations are henceforth referred to as ’498A India Limited’, just to honour this law, which has forced revenue generation from the Indian populace. The 498A India limited, today, is a Rs 3,000 crore company.


If the government of India would list ’498A India Limited’ in any of the stock exchanges today, this is how the company report would look like.


Growth: The 498A India Limited has grown at a faster rate than any other industry in India, be it information technology or business process outsourcing. This sector has grown almost 120 per cent, for the last 12 years. From just 28,579 cases in 1995, the number of cases has grown to 63,128.


People outreach: This balance sheet of the company is also black. Its organisational activities has touched the life of almost 10,00,000 people, since 1999, who have been arrested under various frivolous allegations. That’s a phenomenal number and if we determine that the average cost of bail posted by a single person is at least Rs 10,000 then the revenue generated by the government is: 1,00,0000 X Rs 10,000 = Rs 1,000 crores


Although, it is a fact that according to government rules the bail money is to be returned at the end of the trial, but how many people actually get it or are left in state to run around, seeking the bail amount back.


It does not take much to notice that 498A is a tool that makes the husband’s family a goose that is forced to lay golden eggs for all the parties involved in the false case.


Products: The498A India Limited’s sales of cases has grown 120 per cent over the past 12 years and registered phenomenal returns on investment. Investors just have to file a simple complaint and the implicated family suffering begins endlessly for almost eight years.


The company has not changed its product for the past 25 years, but the use of the product has grown astronomically. There has no tests done by the company on the effects of its products on the users and consumers, although reliable reports show that consumers are harassed and extorted to no end and eventually many commit suicide. The party using the products of 498A India Limited gets richer by lakhs, while the party, on which the products are used, suffer irrespective of gender, age or role in the family.

Board of directors: The board is appointed by the government of India and controls this organisation with an iron fist. They always turn a blind eye to the people, on which the company’s products have had an adverse effect. They have immunity from any prosecution that might result from harm caused due to the misuse of the company’s products. They also do not think twice before fudging numbers to show that that there is increasing customer demand and as a result, they recommend that there must be more such companies, like 498A India Limited, for eg, ’DV Act India Limited’ and ’All Death Dowry Death India Limited’.


Employee welfare and customer care: The 498A India Limited prides itself in being an employer of choice and takes a lot of care of its customers. So the ’498A India Limited’ customers are the happiest lot, since they get to misuse the products of the company for their materialistic desires.


Shareholders: The primary shareholders in the company are the wives of India, the police, judiciary, lawyers, radical non governmental organisations and the all powerful National Commission for Women. Looking at the company’s phenomenal returns, the shareholders do not want to dilute or modify the company’s products, as modification of the companies products will result in decreased revenue for the company and its shareholders.


Private investment: This company also attracts lots of private investment from organisations like the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and United Nations Organisation (UNO). This is mainly due to the doctored customer demand reports that are submitted by the chairperson of the company to the press and media. These private grants encourage the company to create many smaller companies like ’DV Act India Limited’ and ’All Death Dowry Death India Limited’.


Public sentiment for the company: The people, on whom the companies products have been used, are too weak to even respond. But there are a lot of young and old people in India, who want the company’s products modified, so that when misused by its customers it does not cause harassment, extortion and suffering.
The chairperson of the company is trying her best to project to the government that their 25-year-old product still confirms with the current standards and is never misused.


Final thought: The greed of a few people is eating away into the nations family system, while the government of India is still deep in slumber. The government does not realise that the profits made by 498A India Limited are actually paid people of India, on whom the company’s products are being brutally misused.


The government must realise that although the company was formed with the noble intention to manufacture products for the defence of innocent people, but it has now turned into a company that produces products for ’legal terrorists’, who unleash extreme pain and suffering on the Indian populace and then walk away unscathed. The government must be keen and adopt guidelines for the use of the company’s products with immediate effect and the misusers of its products must be prosecuted.

498A India Limited - a govt of India undertaking

AMONG INDIA’S several shady unorganised sectors, like gambling, hawala and other clandestine operations, the 498A sector has witnessed the highest growth rate. The 498A and related operations are henceforth referred to as ’498A India Limited’, just to honour this law, which has forced revenue generation from the Indian populace. The 498A India limited, today, is a Rs 3,000 crore company.


If the government of India would list ’498A India Limited’ in any of the stock exchanges today, this is how the company report would look like.


Growth: The 498A India Limited has grown at a faster rate than any other industry in India, be it information technology or business process outsourcing. This sector has grown almost 120 per cent, for the last 12 years. From just 28,579 cases in 1995, the number of cases has grown to 63,128.


People outreach: This balance sheet of the company is also black. Its organisational activities has touched the life of almost 10,00,000 people, since 1999, who have been arrested under various frivolous allegations. That’s a phenomenal number and if we determine that the average cost of bail posted by a single person is at least Rs 10,000 then the revenue generated by the government is: 1,00,0000 X Rs 10,000 = Rs 1,000 crores


Although, it is a fact that according to government rules the bail money is to be returned at the end of the trial, but how many people actually get it or are left in state to run around, seeking the bail amount back.


It does not take much to notice that 498A is a tool that makes the husband’s family a goose that is forced to lay golden eggs for all the parties involved in the false case.


Products: The498A India Limited’s sales of cases has grown 120 per cent over the past 12 years and registered phenomenal returns on investment. Investors just have to file a simple complaint and the implicated family suffering begins endlessly for almost eight years.


The company has not changed its product for the past 25 years, but the use of the product has grown astronomically. There has no tests done by the company on the effects of its products on the users and consumers, although reliable reports show that consumers are harassed and extorted to no end and eventually many commit suicide. The party using the products of 498A India Limited gets richer by lakhs, while the party, on which the products are used, suffer irrespective of gender, age or role in the family.

Board of directors: The board is appointed by the government of India and controls this organisation with an iron fist. They always turn a blind eye to the people, on which the company’s products have had an adverse effect. They have immunity from any prosecution that might result from harm caused due to the misuse of the company’s products. They also do not think twice before fudging numbers to show that that there is increasing customer demand and as a result, they recommend that there must be more such companies, like 498A India Limited, for eg, ’DV Act India Limited’ and ’All Death Dowry Death India Limited’.


Employee welfare and customer care: The 498A India Limited prides itself in being an employer of choice and takes a lot of care of its customers. So the ’498A India Limited’ customers are the happiest lot, since they get to misuse the products of the company for their materialistic desires.


Shareholders: The primary shareholders in the company are the wives of India, the police, judiciary, lawyers, radical non governmental organisations and the all powerful National Commission for Women. Looking at the company’s phenomenal returns, the shareholders do not want to dilute or modify the company’s products, as modification of the companies products will result in decreased revenue for the company and its shareholders.


Private investment: This company also attracts lots of private investment from organisations like the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and United Nations Organisation (UNO). This is mainly due to the doctored customer demand reports that are submitted by the chairperson of the company to the press and media. These private grants encourage the company to create many smaller companies like ’DV Act India Limited’ and ’All Death Dowry Death India Limited’.


Public sentiment for the company: The people, on whom the companies products have been used, are too weak to even respond. But there are a lot of young and old people in India, who want the company’s products modified, so that when misused by its customers it does not cause harassment, extortion and suffering.
The chairperson of the company is trying her best to project to the government that their 25-year-old product still confirms with the current standards and is never misused.


Final thought: The greed of a few people is eating away into the nations family system, while the government of India is still deep in slumber. The government does not realise that the profits made by 498A India Limited are actually paid people of India, on whom the company’s products are being brutally misused.


The government must realise that although the company was formed with the noble intention to manufacture products for the defence of innocent people, but it has now turned into a company that produces products for ’legal terrorists’, who unleash extreme pain and suffering on the Indian populace and then walk away unscathed. The government must be keen and adopt guidelines for the use of the company’s products with immediate effect and the misusers of its products must be prosecuted.

Make Indian acid attack laws gender neutral

THE LOGIC behind the recent acid law being framed by the National Commission of Women (NCW) is hard to understand. In the law the victim can only be a woman or child and never a teen or an adult male. Time and time again it has been proved beyond doubt that men and their male family members have been victims of brutal acid attacks which have scarred them for life. Most recently, the Australian police arrested an Indian woman who burned her husband by throwing acid on him. Many a times these heinous crimes are caused by the wife’s family to extract revenge. The current laws only protect women like the anti-dowry law and the Domestic Violence Act, 2005 and they have been misused in almost 98 per cent of instances in collusion with the corrupt police and judiciary to unleash “legal terrorism” on the husband and his family.


The National Commission for Women (NCW) is once again doing what it does best; draft biased one sided laws that benefit only women. The fundamental ideas behind all NCW drafted laws is basically the same:




What does a man do if he is brutally attacked by his wife or any estranged woman or her hired henchmen with acid? Numerous cases have come to light where the father-in-law of the husband has hired professional gangsters to brutally beat/harass the husband.


Acid attacks are equally brutal for either gender, no matter if it a woman’s skin or a man’s, it is equally painful to both. The life of an acid attack victim changes for worse irrespective of the gender. The acid law must be made gender neutral so that any person who has been victimised in an acid attack can be entitled to equal justice under this law.