Hi @gautambhatia — I've been trying to do some research regarding the constitutional validity of the CAA, and who better than you to get my doubts clarified!
I wanted to know your thoughts regarding the constitutionality of the CAA in light of the Nehru-Liqaquat pact. In light of the same, does the distinction drawn by the CAA stand the test of Article 14?
"The march from a jus soli to a jus sanguinis conception of citizenship is also simultaneously a march from civic-nationalism to ethno-religious nationalism, from a universalist and inclusive form of nationalism to an exclusionary form that renders difference as graded hierarchy.
This is nothing less than a radical re-invention of the imagination of India that informed and inspired the freedom struggle and found embodiment in the Constitution."
When a live-in relationship between two adults is not deemed to be an offence, terming the occupation of hotel room by an unmarried couple will not attract a criminal offence: Madras High Court.
I feel so much of this disrespectful behaviour/ banter is inherited. When I see newly wedded husbands in their 20s do this, it's obvious that these are "social skills" they picked from their fathers, uncles, etc.
I guess most young couples have no idea how to navigate social gatherings with other young couples/ families, and so they resort to using the same joke/ icebreaking formats that they've grown up with.
And well, punching down humour at the cost of wives is unfortunately the norm.
@suhrith and I wrote a piece on the Ayodhya judgment.
We asked if the judgment is legally correct; and if isn't, whether it is nonetheless justified as an act of "judicial statesmanship" that lets the country move on.
We believe that the answer to both those questions is "no".
@mitsie hate winters, the skin goes dry , have 3x the clothes to wash , they take longer to dry , fruits also just barely good. Football also is an hour late.
@Memeghnad The need to re-balance power comes from basic human wiring. Research on paleolithic human tribes indicates that one of the key aspects of successful hunter-gatherer communities was the way they kept power fairly balanced.
Quoting: "anthropologists report that many of the remaining hunter-gatherers are “fiercely egalitarian,” deploying humor to subdue the ego of anyone who gets out of line."
When you smell power, you're really smelling ego. And inflated egos are a danger to the tribe.
Actually they don't know that their unhappiness stems from the fact that they are collectivist in thinking. So these are people who never have opportunities to develop individual personalities and have much self regard. They live their entire lives subsuming their needs for that of others in their family. as much as they depend on others for their happiness, they also have no sense of containment of negative emotions. Which also they dump on others.
Most families are built on patriarchal division of labour that is, more or less, inflexible. They are built on transgressions of boundaries. They are built around guilt tripping, blackmail, and unhealthy communication. Taunts and passive aggression are so common. Violence — emotional, mental, physical, financial — is so common.
But hey, at least we stick together, right!
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