Tuesday, October 31, 2006

On Kerala’s 50 th Birthday
For my first friend here, some thing she has interest in.
At times I do a little bit experimentation in cooking. Actually every time I cook it’s an experiment. Rarely does it succeed and often it’s a catastrophe. But this recipe is something every body gave a node.

Dates pickle

Good quality dates deseeded and halved – 200 gm
Vinegar – enough to sock the dates
Pickle powder – 2 table spoons (ready made, I don’t know what all goes to it)
Green chilies, Garlic, ginger all chopped small- 100 gm (may be)
Oil – 50 ml
Salt to taste.
Take the dates in a glass bowl, pour in the vinegar and keep aside for some 2 hrs. Add pickle powder and salt, mix well and wait for another 15 mats. Microwave the whole thing in high for 4 mats. Heat oil, fry chilly, ginger, garlic and add to the initial make. Mix well. Best if consumed after at least 2 weeks.
My father observes that dates don’t get fungus. True, isn’t it? So no preservatives needed.
Priyadarsini Mattu Murder- Judgment

So the Delhi High court awarded a death sentence for the accused in Priyadarsini Mattu murder case. Let the argument on the legal and humanitarian aspects of capital punishment be set aside. What struck me was the acquittal of the session’s court and the high courts criticism on that judgment.
I have serious doubts regarding the ‘justice’ delivered by many courts. Any one will have. Remember the Jessica Lal case, the Self financing case, the Coca cola case,,,,. Are the courts- at least some of them – judging impartially?
The judiciary is highly privileged. The number one is that people think (or made to think) the judges are immortals straight from the skies having no human errors, no partisan in their hearts, never affected by emotions or temptations. I don’t think so, not because I think that there can be no one with all those virtues, but I think it is unlikely that all those superior souls are automatically grown to become judges and the rest of people took an LLB eventually perish in between.
The privilege number two is that they are not answerable, not even to those victims of their misjudgment. Here in the above case the higher court have criticized the session’s judgment. So is the high court going to punish the session’s judge, or is the prosecution going to sue her/him? Never! Why? Suppose a Doctor fails in her surgery, the next place she sees herself will be in the consumer court. Same will be the fate of an engineer who built a collapsed building. But no one asks a judge who made a wrong judgment. While making the judgment if the judge feels so much embarrassed on her act, she can add a few words like ‘the prosecution have failed to produce adequate evidence’ that clears everything.
I have a few lawyer friends. All of then personally admits that things are not like we think about it. So who dares to tell these loud in public? Don’t be foolish, there is something called ‘Contempt of court’. You dare and be the state guest, with free food and accommodation at some jail in remand. Who knows if I wake up next day to the knock of police with an arrest warrant?

Friday, October 27, 2006

Its four days since I made this site. Four days... Still no posts
Ha ha ha....
The same me..
never changes!

Is it so??
No, I have decided to make the change.

May be in two days.