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Old wine that gets better with age - I find this a perfect phrase to describe our own familiar man, the quintessential journo, John Monteiro. At 72, he bubbles with energy and the enthu levels of a teenager. His writings in various publications on a wide gamut of topics at regular intervals stand testimony to the above-mentioned phrase. A happy-go-lucky, bindaas man who finds pleasure in doing things his own way, John demonstrates that age does not wither the zest for life. Given the right frame of mind and a positive attitude, life can be bliss, a challenge and adventure with each passing year.
Many commit the same crime with a very different result. One bears a cross for his crime; another a crown. – Decimus Junius Juvenal, Satirical Latin poet, Italy (AD 40- 125).
Successful crime is dignified with the name of virtue; the good become the slaves of the impious; might makes right; fear silences the power of the law. – Lucius Seneca, Roman philosopher and moralist, Spain (BC 4- AD 65).
Crime and corresponding punishment have been subjects of discussion from the start of civilization. As the two quotations above imply some criminals get punished and others go scot-free – and are even crowned. Then there is discussion about the severity of punishment, including the exclusion of death penalty from the armoury of punishments. There are calls for new or innovative types of punishment. One such – castration of rapists – was recently proposed to the government by a Delhi judge. But, first the facts.
Mother’s day:: Mothers Don’t Care How Famous You Are!
Mona Lisa’s Mother: ’After all that money your father and I spent on your braces, is that the biggest smile you can give us?’
Columbus’s Mother: ’I don’t care what you’ve discovered, you still could have written !’
Magnum Opus on Eco-friendly Coffee -“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.” – Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth U S President (1809- 1865).
“Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes, they forgive them”
Oscar Wilde talks of parents in the plural. They can be singular targets also when they fight each other in their presence and each one of them looks up for the approval ratings from their children. The problem becomes acutely painful when the parents go in for divorce and seek custody of children. In a recent instance, on May 13, 2011, the Bombay High Court dished out some sane advice to warring parents. But, first the facts.
“Don’t bring children to court,” the Bombay High Court on Friday advised a warring couple who are fighting a legal battle over who gets custody of their two minor sons for the ongoing summer vacation.
A vacation bench of justices Mridula Bhatkar and R G Khetkar remarked that it was not in the best interests of children to see the insides of courts or police stations.
The court was hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by the mother Sheela Shah, after the boys’ paternal uncle had collected them from their boarding school in Pune. Sheela stated that her husband Nimesh works in Dubai. The couple’s two sons, aged nine and six, study in Prudence International School in Panvel and the principal had handed over the children to her husband’s brother Nilesh, on a written authorisation by Nimesh.
“Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life”. – Sophocles.
In these days of escalating divorce cases, one of the crucial issues that crops up is custody of children. One criterion for deciding this could be the ability to bring up the child in comfort, if not luxury. If this is accepted, the partner with larger assets would gain custody and one with bleak means would lose. This need not always be the case is reflected in a judgment delivered in the Bombay High Court recently. But, first the facts.
Earning well cannot be the reason for a parent to seek custody of a child, the Bombay high court has ruled. The order came on an appeal filed by a Muslim from rural Maharashtra, who was denied of her 12-year-old son by a district court. The woman, who was divorced by her Bahrain-based husband, had remarried and also had a son. The husband, too, married; he had two daughters.