The notice also reminded citizens of Pope Francis’ take on yoga and God. “There is no need to seek spiritual answers in a yoga class. When you try to imitate the spiritual ways of other religions, chances of spiritual accidents are more,” the report quoted Francis as saying. … [Read more...] about Christians Should Not Do Yoga, Says Indian Catholic Church
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'Makes an impact'Instagram sensation Nikita Gill, 32, explained how she used the medium, telling AFP that she normally posts "very few lines of poetry... and it immediately makes an impact". … [Read more...] about Poetry In Motion: Social Media Revives Ancient Art
(This reminds me of similar incidents from our childhood days. During our summer holidays we little boys and girls in the neighbourhood get together under a huge mango tree. Some sturdy boys would pelt stones aimed at the ripe mangoes high up on the tree. Occasionally one fruit comes down as the wind shakes the branches. Everybody then runs to pick it up. The argument then begins as we start dividing the sweet mango. A boy would say: I threw the first stone and I should get the big chunk. A girl would claim that she was the first to run and pick it up. Another boy would claim he was the first to spot it on the tree and so he should get the major part. Then a girl would claim that it was she who proposed for all to gather under the tree and so on and so forth. Fortunately we had an elderly auntie, whom we all loved and respected, who would somehow settle the dispute to the satisfaction of all without resorting, however, to anything like the transcendental institutional … [Read more...] about Amartya Sen and the Idea of Justice: Some Random Reflections from an Indian Perspective
Jallikattu means an event involving bulls conducted with a view to follow tradition and culture on such days from the months of January to May of a calendar year and in such places, as may be notified by the Tamil Nadu Government, and includes “manjuviratu”, “vadamadu” and erudhuvidumvizha”. [Section 2 (dd) of the Prevention of Cruelty Act, 1960, after amended by the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Ordinance, 2017]. One of the first known instances of Jallikattu in Indian history occurred between the 1st and 4th century BC. The controversy on this issue was disgorged from the time when the Hon’ble Supreme Court on 7.05.2014, in the case of “Animal Welfare Board Of India Vs A. Nagaraja & Ors in CIVIL APPEAL NO. 5387 OF 2014, (2014) 7 SCC 547” (Hereafter “AWBI Case, 2014”), struck down the Tamil Nadu Regulation of Jallikattu Act, 2009, while stopping the use of bulls on the eve of Jallikattu as … [Read more...] about New Law On Jallikattu: Fraud To The People Or Panacea For Ancient Tradition?
In Jackson v. Payday Financial LLC, (7th Cir. 2014), Jackson and other plaintiffs had received payday loans from Payday Financial, LLC and other defendant entities owned by, or doing business with, Martin A. Webb, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and also a named defendant pursuant to loan agreements that required that all disputes be resolved through arbitration to be conducted on the Tribe’s reservation. The plaintiffs sued the defendants in Illinois state court for alleged violations of Illinois civil and criminal statutes related to loans. The defendants removed to federal court and moved to dismiss on the ground that the plaintiffs were required to arbitrate and that the Tribal court had exclusive jurisdiction. The district court granted that the motion by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals be reversed, holding that (1) the arbitration provisions in the loan agreements were procedurally and substantively unconscionable, a sham and unenforceable and (2) the tribal … [Read more...] about Indian Nations Law Focus–September, 2014