Friday, July 15, 2016

Spurt of colours: Marigold and Calendula flowers bloomed in my hanging garden that winter.
A house mynah sits comfortably on top of a pipe.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Man indicted for commenting on Thai King's pet

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand and the dog he rescued from an alley, Tongdaeng,
at a boat race in 2008.

A factory worker in Thailand has been reportedly punished for being disrespectful towards their King Bhumibol Adulyadej's pet dog. He might have to be in the jail for thirty seven years for posting sarcastic comments about the innocent animal on the internet.

The military court of Thailand has seriously dealt with the case by asking the worker Thanakorn Siripaiboon to explain why he had made such remarks. Failing to give any answer to the military court, the Thai worker will now have to spend long time behind the bars.

Thailand's strict laws that make it a crime to insult the monarchy entered new territory after the verdict was given a few weeks ago to indict the uncourteous man. Thanakorn could face a total of 37 years in prison for his social media posts, highlighting what has become a feverish campaign to protect the monarchy and rebuff critics of the country's military rulers.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Surrogacy in China

No legal ban on surrogacy for Chinese women

China had publicly declared to ban surrogacy but now it has decided to drop the idea since the initial plan can have a negative impact on the society. The idea of banning surrogacy will encourage a black market business of surrogate pregnancies patronised by wealthy Chinese.

Even if there was a law banning this process of child birth, rich Chinese will opt for foreign countries like the US and get it done at the cost of $ 125,000 since there is no such inhibition and prohibition in the land of America.

On the other hand, according to experts, banning surrogacy can lead to exploitation of poor women in China, and can be detrimental to their rights.



Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Giant golden statue of Chairman Mao built in China

A giant statue of Chairman Mao Ze Dong that was built in a poor part of China nearly 40 years after the Communist revolutionary’s demise has been torn down after it became the subject of ridicule. The model of the Chinese revolutionary leader is 36-metre in height, built from steel and concrete and glowing with a coating of gold paint.  It was built near the village of Zhushigang in Tongxu county, Henan province, where Mao's policies were blamed for deaths of millions. The Mao statue cost a reported 3m yuan (£310,000) which was primarily donated by entrepreneurs and also by local residents.