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Tuesday, August 12, 2003

According to Part III Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India...
Today we had an examination on Media Laws. For the past few days, I�ve hassled myself with the verbosity of the Indian Constitution.
Sample this:

Article 105 Powers, Privileges, etc., of the Houses of Parliament and of the members and committees thereof
(1) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution and to the rules and standing orders regulating the procedure of Parliament, there shall be freedom of speech in Parliament.
(2) No Member of Parliament shall be liable to any proceedings in any court in respect of anything said or any vote given by him in Parliament or any committee thereof, and no person shall be so liable in respect of the publication by or under the authority of either House of Parliament of any report, paper, votes or proceedings.

I have also come to believe that it is one of the most complex of constitutions in the World. If one were to conduct a very brief Semiotic Analysis of the Constitution of India, outright, one would find it sexist and highly defensive.
Despite it being wordy and confusing for anybody outside the strictly purposive world of legal study, the language, for some strange reason, seems endearingly old-time and clerical to me (That�s a typical sentence). For all its water-tightness and lack of style, all the stuff I tried to read, passed through MSOffice grammar check without a hitch!:)
So this 15th, celebrate by Blogging something about India; and don�t forget to send me a link to that post.

5:45 pm



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