Thursday, June 30, 2005

Rape and rule

Mulayam Singh says if the clerics at one Islamic school have given a direction it must be well thought out. Even if the direction means that a woman raped by her father-in-law has to marry the rapist because she is no longer halaal for her husband. The kids will go to the father. And when the rapist father-in-law and the raped woman have children, they will call their elder siblings nephews. What crooked interpretation of the Sharia!

The debate will go on and so will the interpretations. In this whole rigmarole of whose trophy Imrana becomes, no one is talking about the criminal aspect of the case. In India, the personal laws for Muslims are dealt under the Sharia, but rape is a criminal act. And has to be dealt by criminal laws. The father-in-law will remain the rest of his life in jail hopefully. This leaves the raped woman, Imrana, as nobody's wife, since she is haraam for her husband.

Headlines innocent, space-crunched sub-editors end up with. Just read:
Women's body spurns rape edict.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Jennifer Lopez is leaving Delhi

"There is no camp of Indian insurgents in our country. Though India government provided us a list of training camps of Indian insurgents being in existence in Bangladesh, we have conducted an investigation, but veracity of such claim was not proved," Outgoing Bangladesh Deputy High Commissioner Tauhid Hussain said.
He didn't add that he's Jennifer Lopez. Or did he mean there are camps of non-Indian terrorists, but not Indian insurgents. Come on, Tauhid da, even Britney Spears knows the kind of terror surge your country has seen of late. And you guys check it sooner, the better, if you don't want to end up like Afghanistan.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Deep Throat: What Felt felt after years of suspense

US media's best kept secret is out, says The Times of India and uses Nixon's photo and the caption says he's W. Mark Felt. The two Post reporters, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, have confirmed Felt was the source of the reports that brought down Nixon and gave US porn industry a whole new dimension. And while we are at it, The Enduring Vision has a hilarious piece on The Feltgate.

Upar Aasman, Neeche Paswan

This man is obsessed. In his zealous drive to drive Muslims away from Laloo Prasad and towards him, his little brain pops one idea after the other. Here's the latest: Paswan wants to open a Muslim univ in Bihar.

Anbumani lights up his own logic ciggie

The Indian Government has finally revealed why it did not allow sex in cinema: To promote family planning! Look, when people don't see sex on screen, they don't want it in their bedroom. And this brings down the country's population.

This is obviously not true, but going by the logic of India's Health and Family Planning Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, this could be.

Govt's Doctor plays The Cigarette Censor.

Now films on both the big screen and the small one will have a blur when the hero, the heroine or the villain lights up a cigarette. Our Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has been famous for being the Health Minister of AIIMS. So to prove he has also been working on the country's health, he has come up with this unique idea, the first in the world. Good luck, Mr Ramadoss.