December 25, 2010
Everyday, I come across people struck by 498a and the entire menu or a subset of accompanying civil and criminal provisions.
Persons who otherwise consider themselves highly intelligent, academically accomplished and professionally successful suddenly realize that all their intellectual prowess, social and professional contacts are rendered ineffective when they need them the most.
Most of them are way too shaken to dig themselves out of the muck. They are way too demoralized and emotional to use their head. The law enforcement and judicial system being completely loaded against them does not help the process of healing or fighting back. As a result, they succumb to blackmail and extortion.
When I tell people to fight back, they ask me how. While any strategy should be developed based on the variable circumstances of the case, there are certain basic principles one has to follow in the “Art of War” against legal terrorists. In the interest of those who really want to learn I will try to post some lessons I learned during my own battles.
One such basic principle is called a “pump fake” in sports, and it is illustrated below:
December 15, 2010
I recently came across these slokas from araNya kaanDa of vaalmeeki raamaayaNa. Hope you appreciate their beauty as much as I do.
bhayadaam alpa sattvaanaam bhiibhatsaam raudra darshanaam |
la.mbodariim tiikshNa da.mSTraam karaaliim paruSa tvacam || 3-69-12
bhakshayantiim mR^igaan bhiimaan vikaTaam mukta muurdhajaam |
avaikshataam tu tau tatra bhraatarau raama lakshmaNau || 3-69-13
Listen for explanation:
November 26, 2010
The other day, I overheard a conversation that Princess is super confident the judge will pass an order for at least Rs. 10 lakhs as permanent alimony. 7 days of togetherness without consummation of marriage, and clinching a booty of Rs. 10 lakhs definitely sounds like a fantastic deal, doesn’t it? It explains why Princess was glowing the last couple of times I saw her.
My question is, why only Rs. 10 lakhs, when Princess was actually demanding 25 lakhs? (http://498a-legalextortion.blogspot.com/)
In earlier posts (https://ilovemyex.wordpress.com/2010/07/ and https://ilovemyex.wordpress.com/2010/08/), I had suggested some honorable ways of making 25 lakhs, and what I’d do IF I had 25 lakhs. But having seen Princess fighting so desperately and relentlessly just for money, at the expense of her self-respect and dignity, even ignoring the inevitable phenomenon of aging, I felt like I have to come up with a deal.
The following table gives the age until which Princess would have to remain unmarried and the corresponding monetary award she would be eligible for*:
||Award (in rupees)
*Subject to availability of funds and the benefactor’s viability at each time point.
Fair enough, isn’t it?
November 20, 2010
Today 20.11.2010 marks the third anniversary of the divorce petition filed by Princess.
Three years of relentless efforts to bury the truth, and she seems to have managed it, finally! Or has she? We’ll find out soon, but either way, it’s time for her to think about one very important question before she finds the next prey.