Skip to main content

MR IQBAL ANSARI

Labour minister Mr Iqbal Ansari has said that women need to be protected and it's un-indian for women to be working later than 8 pm. He's sent in a bill, that after being passed for review amongst all the oh so mighty mps in the parliament, might have just become a law.

Were it not for his stupid (it can't be anything else really), comments on the bill, the large populace of working women, who themselves and well, their families that rely solely on their income would've not only been rendered jobless but also just plainly slapped in the face by a law that just saw modern, rising India take a retrograde step into the past.

How would Mr Ansari know what is 'Indian', and what is not? Did he design Indianess? He's chosen to stick to his guns, insisting that women in India today do need to be protected, actively citing the Pratibha murder as fuel for his fire.

If what he wants is to target the women of the BTO, BPO, IT sectors then, how come the Bill exempts these same woman from the blanket ban? Is it because too many are employed in these sectors, that were the bill to be extended to them too, Karnataka would loose billions of revenue that these sectors generate?

As Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has said, a safe working environment is the right of every individual, male or female. The government's inability to provide this amenity shouldn't translate into laws like these.

It shouldn't and it won't. Never mind sex education as a life skills subject has been dropped out of the syllabus for government schools, never mind that english has been dropped as even a subject till kids are in their teens, never mind the fact that the taxed few suffer from poor infastructure, electricity cuts, water cuts. Never mind the dog menace on the streets have left several children dead, and the pot holes and open so called storm drains have left even more dead.

As we, as a country and as a state attempt to leap miles ahead in progression, we're unaware that we're actively allowing the laws of the country take quick steps backwards into time by goons like Ansari, parties like VJP, BJP.

So to Ansari, screw you. Your law is never going to be passed.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Where to get Rosemary, Sage, Basil, Thyme in Bangalore?













There was a time in Bangalore when finding exotic herbs involved a trip to some remote farm in Ooty and finding out their supply route to Bangalore.

Thankfully, much has changed.

Look what I found at Namdharis..namely the one on M.M road, off Mosque Road, Fraser Town.


I felt like a kid in a candy store! Recipes to what I've used them for, to follow!! 

I recall seeing a collection of the same, in 1 MG Road, opposite Taj Vivanta as well, in case that is closer to you.

PS. I also found thyme, but I forgot to photograph it. Got all the herbs + salad leaves for Rs. 105


Off Products Available in India: Not Tested on Animals- India

A while ago, I turned vegan. It took me three months, to turn myself out of it, but I can safely say, that that experience changed the person in me. It started off with this documentary  and hit me hard. Possibly, owning a dog made a difference, the fact that I know him and have realized that 'they' deserve better.

Anyhow, I've never looked at a piece of chicken the same way. I couldn't keep myself vegan, so I've done the best that I can do, given my shoddy will power. It's not much, but it is something, and honestly, it's not debatable. No camel, elephant rides. No zoos or circuses, wool, leather, feathers or shells. I'm leaving them alone, materially.

And the most recent change has been with cosmetics and toiletries. I was luckier when I started off a couple of months ago, that I am now. The stock of products that I've had, has run out, and where before I was looking for shampoo/conditioner/body wash, I find myself looking for kajal, mascarra a…

Mythbusters- Well this was surprising!

So there's a show on TV(unaware if it shows in India) that aims to bust or confirm modern day myths. I was reading up on whether is it truly necessary to wash the tops cans of soda to prevent possible death from rat piss. Yes, it's a disgusting thought, but more than it being disgusting I was wondering if there was any truth to it. I mean, you were probably not aware of it till I just told you, and probably have drunk a huge number of soda cans too. And you didn't die... Now that I have your curiousity:

Find below the myth and the conclusion...

Myth

Drinking from a can of soda on which a rat has urinated can be fatal, due to pathogens contained in the urine.

Findings

Adam and Jamie began with a control sample of 1,000 cans, cleaning their tops and turning a pack of rats loose for 90 minutes to urinate on them. They discovered that the urine would fluoresce under black light, then collected 1,000 cans from various locations and storage areas around San Francisco. To their su…