hoopla surrounding fiery journalist Gauri Lankesh’s gruesome murder is shocking. Instead of putting pressure on our official forces to capture her murderers, various factions are pushing their own agendas. Gauri was murdered for speaking her mind. As a country, let’s not regress and give up on our fundamental right of freedom of speech. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, please send out a stern message to radical groups by bringing Gauri’s killers to book immediately.
…Bettering the lives of Indian Muslim women is our Supreme Court with its triumphant stand against triple talaq. Legal Savvy opines that by declaring the practice of triple talaq as unconstitutional by a 3:2 majority, the SC has ascertained that triple talaq is no longer a legally valid type of divorce. This historic judgment by our SC not only endorses the right to equality for our Indian Muslim women – a fundamental right enshrined in our Constitution – but also plots the path towards a progressive Indian society.
Living the progressive life is our cover woman Juhi Chawla what with her ‘Miss India’ win at 18 followed by Bollywood stardom for three decades and counting… Juhi’s I Believe is fun ‘n’ mature – just like her. There’s lots of positivity to be imbibed from this brainy beauty’s story…
Incidentally, Juhi is an ardent supporter of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev and I remember watching a short video of them interacting that I really liked. Sadhguru left his audience with this nugget: “The most important thing that’s happening in your life right now is that you’re alive – not your love affair, money woes or family arrangements. Every time you feel depressed, close your mouth, hold your nose for two minutes and the life within you says, to hell with everything, I want to live!”
Lesson learnt: It’s pointless worrying… that we’re alive this moment is all that matters.
“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” — Omar Khayyam, mathematician and poet