Thursday, December 16, 2010


Whether Age is only a number or it really means a lot?

The laws are different in every country which decide the age of its citizens when they are able to exercise their mental faculties and further vote and decide the future of that country. Now looking at the present scenario in India, the age set for voting for the country's government is 18 years. Isn't that just the age we all come out of our shells and observe the wrongs and rights happening in the country? We know who is to blame and what ought to be done and should choose whomever to set things right for us?

I have no problem with this Voting age, but there's another contradictory age limit set by our government that's for drinking, which in India is from 18 to 25 years !

Isn't that a surprising fact, the age to decide an individual's own future and choice whether he wants to  actually consume alcohol or not is left for a mature age of 25, but then deciding the fate of the country you are living in can be decided at the age of 18?

I think the Government has a point here and shows a sacrificing nature, the government is concerned about the citizen's future, putting  her own future at stake.
The ruling parties give a message to the youth, the mistake you have committed once by choosing the wrong thing for yourself should not be done again when you choose the  wrong thing again for your life, from 18 to 25 years you have ample of time to think whether alcohol should be consumed or not, as liquor is next to choosing a bad government in terms of wrongs committed!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Flushing the Toilet Vs. Noise Pollution

I have always thought about laws being popularly made for the Good of the society. But after thinking about the one I am about to tell is so ridiculous that I will also like others put this law in the "DUMB LAW" category.

Under the Swiss rules and Regulations related to Noise pollution a person can land himself in trouble for a simple but natural act.

"In Switzerland flushing the toilet after 10 pm where the person lives in an apartment is illegal"

Okay, so now what we have to say about this one: Is it a good law or bad law?


It is good law: The flushing sound of the toilet disturbs the peace of the "whole" apartment, let alone be the house but the neighbours will sleep restlessly as the Swiss are famous for getting on their jobs from 7am onwards, this law serves its purpose right.   It is against the polluter and the disturbance caused by this, accordingly should be compensated and lawful damages should be paid. The people should try to finish off their loo jobs before 10pm otherwise they wont be able to flush down the toilet furthermore, it indicates that Swiss people love to stay healthy and eat their dinners early and enjoy a sound sleep.

It is a bad and dumb law: The flushing is the 'most essential part of the greatest inventions of all times, the toilet with a seat' . what will happen if a person goes to the toilet and uses it to relieve himself, no matter what he ate and when/how much water/alcohol he drank and thus to his own embarrassment  can not flush it down? Wont it smell and further foul the air as well as provide the bacterias to enjoy a life full of filth for the whole night hours, giving birth to various diseases plus cause another trouble AIR POLLUTION AND PUBLIC NUISANCE?

Laws should not be made just for the sake that a law is required for a particular purpose, a full knowledge of consequences is also required.

Thanks for reading !
Gulshan Naqvee