AS YOU SAY
SC DECRIMINALISES SECTION 377
Appropos the Editorial A Longawaited Judgement-WE- September II. Based on one of the basic tenets of the Indian constitution, that is inclusiveness manifest in recognising a role in society for everyone, the verdict by the five- judge bench of the Apex Court headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra decriminalising gay sex comes as a whiff of fresh air for homosexuals because it puts an end to the 19th century sexual apartheid once and for all.
By doing away with the out dated section 377 of IPC, the apex court wrote history by not only giving full freedom for LGBT community but also ejected from its precedents the verdict of 2013 that recriminalised homosexuality.
Despite homo sexuality is considered a sin by religious zealots and a blow to cultural values, one should not forget that LGBT are also human beings having every right to lead a dignified life without restrictions or fear like others.
In short, the long fight by LGBT community has ended on a successful note with the ruling putting a stop to law- enforcing authorities to harass and punish homosexuals. To be precise, "Denial of right to sexual orientation is a denial of a right to privacy", therefore none has the right to trample the right of LGBT or try to scuttle their freedom of choice in any manner after the apex court declared that gay sex is not a crime anymore. All said and done, just as the court has shown tremendous guts to challenge the restriction on freedom and equality and re- written history correcting a wrong through its landmark ruling by decriminalising gay sex, similarly all right- thinking individuals in society should adopt a progressive attitude and a broad outlook by taking all considered steps to promote gay rights awareness in the face of stiff opposition from self-styled religious leaders who were bent upon that LGBT do not enjoy freedom like others on a flimsy plea that same-sex marriage is unnatural.
Even as words of chief justice, "I am what I am. So take me as I am" are apt. The verdict rings in the minds clearly and loudly that homosexuals have the right to live with dignity.
– R. Srinvasan, Secunderabad.
HIGHLIGHT YOUR TRAITS
This refers to the thought- provoking article on the topic Key Components of a
JEWEL OF INDIA
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was truly a jewel of India: his long, illustrious political career achieving many milestones. But what actually set Vajpayee apart from the flock was the values he practised and preached. He was a marvel, who so effortlessly stepped across the Lakshman Rekha of party propriety and ideology and yet garnered allround respectability.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee during his political life evoked two dominant reactions - some described him as the "Right man in the wrong party" while others argued that "His moderate face had helped the BJP acquire legitimacy".
For someone who had joined active politics back in 1951 upon the founding of the Jana Sangh, the earlier avatar of the BJP, and who Structured Personality How to Become Interesting. ( WE September I 2018) As known, everyone has the potential to be interesting. It is a question of knowing how to highlight the traits that make you different from the person next to you.
Few ways to become a more interesting person: open up to people, spend time with other interesting people, ask good questions, read a lot and follow your interest, say what you think, have few good stories to share that can entertain, inform or engage, be curious and lifelong learner.
– Beena Mathur, Pune.
MARRIAGES ARE MAINTAINED ON EARTH
Never Say Negativ - ely About Your Spouse ... by Dr Rumy Aggarwal (September II) was highly admirable and recommen ded for today's generation. Husband wives do have issues but criticisng your spouse in front of others sometimes worsens the situation. People rather
had suffered several rejections at the ballot box, he showed not a trace of bitterness.
He retained equanimity in defeat and victory, never giving up, and, eventually, in the late 90s tasted power.
Vajpayee was a democrat to the core was strikingly manifested when he accepted with grace the fall of his government by one vote in 1999. He returned with a bigger mandate and enjoyed a cordial relationship with the Opposition between 1999 and 2004, a miracle when seen in the context of the antagonism today.
In Parliament, too, Opposition leaders never fought shy of showing their respect for Vajpayee. The only regret would be that Vajpayee entered South Block 10 years late when his health was already on the decline. – J. S. Acharya, Hyderabad.
than giving good advice get a topic of gossip and love to spread and share it with others. In a work place advantage of such a situation can be taken.
Rather than criticising, the couple should discuss calmly about the things that annoy them and believe in harmony. Advice of elders can be taken and followed wisely.
Marriages are made in heaven but maintained on Earth. Sooner or later one realises his or her mistakes and regrets. Mostly the problem among couples are self created caused by immaturity. Life is incomplete without a partner. Any spouse will be deeply hurt if his or her partner criticises them.
There might be good qualities in either spouse that must have been overlooked. Rather than giving emphasis on negative qualities give importance to positive and good qualities of your spouse. Don't destroy your heaven by intruding a third person. – Julie Kalra, Kokila Kalra.
CUISINE – A WEAKNESS OF MEN AND ALL
September I was given an elaborate knowledge about cookery and cuisine. The cuisine mentioned by our cooks are patronising different types of dishes prepared in different occasion with different style.
Sanjeev Kapoor’s, name had been added along with other chefs like Hanisha Singh who has a speciality in Japanese cuisine, Anurag Bartwal who’s speciality Bakery, Abhishek Basu with speciality in regional Indian food, Rishim Sachdeva Specialities in Mediterranean, Hussain Shahzad’s speciality is modern Indian Goan, Prateek Sadhus speciality is Global Dining, Thoomas Zacharias known for Modern Indian Food, Akshraj Jodha with a speciality in Rajasthani Food and finally Kavan Kuttappa known for Modern South Indian Food. These names would have out the articles on the glamorous front.
Editor has kept in mind those readers who are less interested in cuisine Speciality can go in other articles like a story The Enlightenment, Why Suffer from Body Odour when you can get rid of it. 100 per cent marks for the editor. – Y. K. Veer, New Delhi. In Woman’s Era Cookery Special