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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Without Eve I Would Still Be A Glint

We had a good time away from T.O.

Upon return I checked out DC. Quite a few references to SIF, sif, 498-A, feminism, shoorpanakha.

I called Jawahara. She was away. Ams - missing. Suj - vacationing. Dee - packing. Called others. Finally managed to get hold of Kaveetaa. What follows is our IM conversation.

t: How are you
K: Kahaan ghayab thay?
t: Houston, Sugar Land - family commitments
K: How was the trip? Did you have anything to do with Congressman Tom DeLay's retirement?
t: No! - late nights-sleep deprived - did we miss anything?
K: Oh! nothing much, some spamming
t: Achcha, by whom?
K: By men
t: Woh tou hum bhee haiN
K: Not your kind of men
t: Oh!...We are puzzled and it is still early here
K: Check this out :

We did.

t: Since when divorce became a disease
K: Like HIV aids?
t: Yes
K: I don't know
t: What is 498A?
K: Don't be difficult. It is late here! Google!
t: Am being lazy
K: 498A is a section of the GoI Act of 1935 that has been incorporated in IPC to keep haraamis straight
t: You mean to keep gays straight?
K: Don't put words in my mouth?
t: Words? Mouth?
K: And don't even venture there -- I will mention this to M.
t: OK
K: (smiling)
t: I thought 498A was to prevent victimization of women. What is SIF crying about?
K: Ask them. They say the women are using 498A to get back at men with the complicity of authorities
t: That means the law is being abused.
K: Exactly
t: But aren't laws are being violated everywhere? Smart lawyers and loopholes?
K: It is like your Hudood Ordinance where the victims of rape are the guilty ones and have to prove their innocence
t: Why are they blaming globalization
K: They see in it an emancipatory force
t: What is wrong with making 498a bailable?
K: Nothing. But what does it have to do with men dying earlier than women? That is a lifestyle choice.
t: Lifestyle choice? Men dying earlier? Is that what Malimath Commission reported?
K: No. But they do say most injustices on men are perpetrated by women.
t: Yes?
K: Including giving birth to them.
t: Is that an injustice too?
K: They think the world is stacked against them.
t: Is it?
K: Ask M
t: What does M have anything to do with 498A
K: Ask M
t: Ah, I see! You are being wise
K: I have to go to sleep now. Give my love to M
t: Fine. So how should I behave if I am accosted by a SIF jehadi
K: You are the expert. You should know!


Blogger Anushka said...


That was a very witty remark that u left one DC

Myself has been a 'victim' of SIF spam lately and called the modern shoop...watever

April 11, 2006 5:50 PM  
Blogger silbil said...

lovely lovely
i feel better already
dying early is a lifestyle choice ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
but surpanakha a cruel hearted woman is not a good thing

April 11, 2006 10:54 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey t, when did u call?

April 12, 2006 12:49 PM  
Blogger Kaveetaa Kaul said...

we are doomed t..pathetically

of all the darned ills of the world that we ought to be IMing

hamare hisse aaya Sif??

But u are 'khatarnaak'..

kya khub kahani gadhi hai..

with m's rehmo karam,n hubbys ijaazat kucch shairi wairi karte toh bhi baat samajh mein aati.. hamara naam liya bhi to in huzoor pe?

'bahut na insaafi hai'..(just saw Sholay for the nth time)

April 15, 2006 10:48 AM  
Blogger temporal said...

anuskha: thanks - i try

sibil: isn't it? ;)

j s: that day!

April 15, 2006 10:56 AM  
Blogger temporal said...


fik'r naat tey worrie naat;)

next time it could be something more never knows when the devi of inspiration would strike next

April 15, 2006 11:01 AM  

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