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I want to build my own studio at home. What will I need?
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he three main things you need to build an audio video studio at home is a camera, lighting and sound, which you can pick as per your budget. But here are some tips to make your space better. 1. Use some acoustic panels to reduce the echo. They are cheap, easily available and effective. 2. Use wooden furniture, carpets and rugs in the room, so that the audio is taken care of. 3. Use ambient lighting: it adds flavour and dimension in the video. Smart RGB is real. 4. Finally, focus on the sound. Even if the camera and mic are inexpensive, the output will be good.
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In India, there exists legislations and case law which address the issue of custody of minor children. However, there is no coherent law regarding the custody and division of property. This lacunae is stark when the question regarding custody of a pet arises.
Recently, Spain drafted a new legislation to address the issue of custody of pets. Several courts in the US have adjudicated upon the issue of custody of pets.
India must take lead from foreign countries to address this issue. Pets have gained immense value in a familial set up. Couples often prefer to have pets over children. Children are extremely attached to their pets and while being caught in a marital dispute between their parents, losing ownership of their pets can be traumatic.
In a contested divorce, the only feasible way to address this lacunae is to amend legislations such as the Guardian and Wards Act, 1890, the Indian Divorce Act, 1896, the Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, 1956, to include the custody of pets.
Another method is to develop the concept of division of ‘marital assets’ in India so that pets can be said to be property whose ownership can be divided. However, such a method is long drawn and requires a complete revamp of the law.
Prachi Dutta is a lawyer based in New Delhi.
“PETS HAVE GAINED IMMENSE VALUE IN A FAMILIAL SET UP. COUPLES OFTEN PREFER TO HAVE PETS OVER CHILDREN.” —PRACHI DUTTA
“FAMILY COURTS ADJUDICATE MATRIMONIAL DISPUTES RELATING TO DIVISION OF JOINT PROPERTY, A FAMILY COURT WOULD DECIDE ANY DISPUTE ABOUT DOGS.” —ABHEY NARULA