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Misuse of Dowry Act- A Sad Story of a Cab driver

June 28, 2010 5 comments

Today I had a conversation with my cab driver regarding marriage and he was narrating his story to me. My driver Ramesh (name changed) came to Bangalore from a remote village searching a Job. He quickly learnt driving and became a professional driver working for a MNC Company. He earned Good Money and Name.

He married to a nice girl after being in love for more than a year. Since this was love marriage her parents opposed this coz their caste were different. All went fine for four years; they were very happy with their relation ship and were blessed with a baby Boy. Ramesh sent his wife for higher studies during these four years neither of their parents came to see them nor they got any help from their relatives. On One Bad day, Ramesh had scolded his wife for some reason and left home for Duty. He came back to home only to see His wife hanging to Fan. He had no clue on what happened.

Now let me come to actual story, Ramesh In-Laws filed a Dowry case against him. In the FIR, In-Laws told to Police that Ramesh physically and mentally harassed their daughter to bring Dowry of Rs.2Lakh. For a woman’s death to be a dowry death, it must also be shown that soon before her death she was subjected to cruelty or harassment by her husband or any relative of her husband for, or in connection with, any demand for dowry. If this is proved, the woman’s husband or relative is required to be deemed to have caused her death

According to IPC Section 498a this dowry case is a cognizable and non-bailable offense, they arrested Ramesh and put him in jail. After being in Jail for 1 Year Ramesh got a Bail on submitting Bond for 1Lakh. Police seized his property. Ramesh lost all his wealth and now he is again working as a cab Driver. The Case is still pending in High Court and Ramesh is still trying to prove his Innocence. Ramesh In-Laws without knowing any information about Ramesh filed a case and screwed his life. He is staying alone and he treated as a criminal in the society.

Why do people misuse IPC 498a?

• Legal Extortion – Get-rich-quick-scheme to extort large amounts of money
• Prior Relationship – Wife has a prior relationship, and cannot get out of it. She marries to satisfy her parents, and then misuses the 498a law in order to obtain a divorce
• Adultery – Women who indulge in adultery use 498a as a bargaining tool
• Domination – Wife wants the husband to abandon his parents and siblings, and have total control over his finances and social behavior
• Custody – Deny the father and his family access to their child.
• Fraudulent Marriages – in which the bride (and her family) hides her education level or mental health; and when is justifiably asked to release the person who has gone into marriage without knowing the full facts; she files a false 498a case

Now my point of writing this article is to promote a Law for Men who has been proved Innocence by False Dowry cases. The existing laws protect a woman from cruelty and harassment by her husband and in-laws. Why does the law not provide protection to a man against cruelty and harassment by his wife and in-laws?

What I suggest to law makers

• Law should be equal to Men and Women
• When husband commits suicide because of False Cases and Torture Given by girl’s side, The Girl and her family members has to be severely punished under the same section.
• If the complainant admits giving dowry in the complaint, the courts should take cognizance of the same and initiate proceedings against them under the relevant sections of the Dowry Prohibition Act
• Arrest under section 498a should be bailable and compoundable (i.e. the girl has to be given a chance to take the complaint back if she wishes to settle with her husband).
• When a man is arrested on dowry case he and his family members will be in news in all form of media resulting in damaging their image in this society. This has to be stopped until the case is proven.

I welcome you to suggest any other suggestions where our law makers can think about these issues and come up with law that can provide justice to both the Genders equally.

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Dancing Baby Real Or Fake

June 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Here is the video which is making people to think if this video is real or fake? This video clip shows a baby dancing for a music and carefully watching this makes me think this is real. Let us know what you guys think about this baby dance:

Here is the Video:

What do you say now?

Nokia N8 Connect Create Entertain

June 15, 2010 2 comments

The Nokia N8, Nokia’s latest Smartphone, intuitively connects to the people, places and services that matter most. With the Nokia N8, people can create compelling content, connect to their favorite social networks and enjoy on-demand Web TV programs and Ovi Store apps. Available in select markets during the third quarter of 2010.
The Nokia N8 introduces a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash and a large sensor that rivals those found in compact digital cameras. Additionally, the Nokia N8 offers the ability to make HD-quality videos and edit them with an intuitive built-in editing suite. Doubling as a portable entertainment center, people can enjoy HD-quality video with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound by plugging into their home theatre system. The Nokia N8 enables access to Web TV services that deliver programs, news and entertainment from channels like CNN, E! Entertainment, Paramount and National Geographic.

Social networking is second nature to the Nokia N8. People can update their status, share location and photos, and view live feeds from FaceBook and Twitter in a single app directly on the home screen. Calendar events from social networks can also be transferred to the device calendar. The Nokia N8 comes with free global Ovi Maps walk and drive navigation, guiding people to places and points of interest in more than 70 countries worldwide

Technical Profile:

System: WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 and GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
OS: Symbian^3
Form Factor: Touch screen monoblock
Dimensions: 113.5 x 59.12 x 12.9 mm (L x W x H)
Weight: 135g
Display: 3.5 inch widescreen (640 x 360 pixels) capacitive touch
Battery: 1200mAh BL-4D
Media Storage/Memory: 16GB mass memory + micro SD card Slot, 135MB internal memory, support Up to 32GB memory cards. RAM256 ROM512
Video Playback: Video recording, Performance: encoding 25fps, decoding 30fps,
File Formats: H.264, MPEG-4, VC-1, H.263, Real Video 10, ON2 VP6, Flash video
Music Playback: FM radio, FM transmitter, MP3 player,
Supported codec’s: MP3, AAC, eAAC, EAAC+, WMA, AMR-WB, DRM support, DRM: OMA DRM 2.0
Main Camera:
• Lens: Carl Zeiss optics
• Image capture: 12 megapixels
• Video capture: HD 720p
• Aperture: F2.8
• Focal length: 5.4
• Flash: Xenon flash
Connectivity:
• Nokia Adapter Cable for HDMI CA-156
• WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n
• BT3.0 with support for stereo
Headsets
• Positioning with GPS, A-GPS, WLAN
And Cell-ID
• Micro-USB 2.0 high speed for file
Transfers and charging
• USB On-the-Go
•Nokia AV connector 3.5 mm for audio
Input/output and TV out
• HSDPA Cat9, maximum speed up to 10.2 Mbps, HSUPA Cat5 2.0 Mbps
Available colors:
•Dark Grey •Silver White •Green •Blue •Orange

Note: All the Videos and Images are property of Nokia. No copyright infringement intended

Lord Balaji Wallpapers

June 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Are you looking for high resolution wallpapers of Lord Balaji? If Yes. Then you are at the right place!

Below are the two wallpapers which will rock your desktop screens. This is dedicated to all the devotees of lord Balaji around the world. You are free to Download and use it for your computers desktop screens.

Download these wallpapers in full size by clicking here and here

Note: I got these Images from the Internet. I am providing you these wallpapers just to promote the Divinity of Lord Balaji. At the time I downloaded from Internet there was no copyright message on these Images. No copyright infringement intended.

IPhone4 in India

June 10, 2010 2 comments

IPhone4 is going to release in India soon as the major service provider Vodafone reveled in a press statement on June 08, 2010.This news came after Apple released the 9.3mm iPhone which is suppose to be the thinnest smart phone ever made in this world.

The Good part of this iPhone is that it has two video cameras of 5 Megapixels with built in flash. The first is on the back of the phone and other one is in front-facing camera. This camera enables users to use high quality video calling with built in Video editing options like geo-tagging.

Iphone4 comes with multitasking options which allows you to use games, video chat and any other applications simultaneously by switching between these features. According to Steve jobs Iphone4 offers a better battery life than any other phones in the market.

Improved Display with 326px per inch makes the display clear and sharp. The display glass is made harder and more scratch resistant which avoids breaks and damges.

Checkout the video of Apple CEO Steve Jobs on a keynote of Iphone4:

Unfortunately Apple products are not popular in India and the expected price of this IPhone will be close to IPhone 3GS.

Bandwidth Limiting On Mac

June 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Bandwidth can be limited on Mac OS X machines using ipfw commands. This bandwidth traffic can be controlled on all the process and ports and also on specific ports. Traffic can also be controlled from source and destinations hosts.

Below are the commands used in terminal for limiting bandwidth

To limit the bandwidth for all the traffic, use:

sudo ipfw pipe 1 config bw 400kbit/s (change 400 to what ever speed you desire)
sudo ipfw add pipe 1 dst-ip 0.0.0.0/0

To liming bandwidth for specific ports, use:

sudo ipfw pipe 1 config bw 440kbit/s
sudo ipfw add pipe 1 dst-port

Examples:
sudo ipfw pipe 1 config bw 400kbit/s
sudo ipfw add pipe 1 dst-port http
sudo ipfw add pipe 1 dst-port 80
sudo ipfw add pipe 1 dst-port https

To limit for source and destination IP:

sudo ipfw add pipe 1 src-ip
sudo ipfw add pipe 1 dst-ip

Examples:
sudo ipfw add pipe 1 src-ip 192.168.1.0/24
sudo ipfw add pipe 1 dst-ip 192.168.1.0/24

You can also limit bandwidth for source and destination IP that is not yours:

Examples:
sudo ipfw add pipe 1 not src-ip 192.168.1.0/24
sudo ipfw add pipe 1 not dst-ip 192.168.1.0/24

To Flush all the rules:

sudo ipfw flush

Block Traffic on Windows Machines

June 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Usually, for windows users there might be cases where we need to block access/traffic to certain host/servers on some ports using different protocols. This can be done by network administrator using a firewall. But these firewalls are expensive and need more configurations to perform the tasks. Also these programs need more system resources like Memory and CPU.

Microsoft provides Windows support tools for Windows XP, a command prompt based tool for advanced users to help assist users solve Network block issues. The file name is WindowsXP-KB838079-SupportTools-ENU.exe available in Microsoft Website. This tool creates IPSEC policies which can block traffic to any host and destination.

Ok enough of theory now let’s comes to practicals.Download and install windows support tools by clicking here.

Launch the Program by going to Start->All Programs->Windows Support Tools->Command Prompt. The command used is IPSECCMD.EXE.

Syntax: ipseccmd.exe –f = [destination IP]: Port : Protocol

Source ip and destination ip are the host address.
Port: port number on which the traffic is blocked
Protocol: TCP or UDP

E.g.: ipseccmd.exe –f 10.10.10.10=20.20.20.20:80: TCP

The above command will block all the TCP traffic on port 80 from 10.10.10.10 to 20.20.20.20. For removing the above rule use the command ipseccmd.exe -u

Please refer the screen shot for the output

Note: In some machines the IPSEC services might be stopped, in this case you have to start the IPSEC services in windows services for this tool to work properly