Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Monday, 24 April 2017

Next , expect what ?

Times of India ( 25 April 2017 ) carries following report :

“ Aadhar-like ID for all cattle soon , says govt “

All cows, their calves, oxen and bulls in the country will be tagged with a tamper-proof Unique Identification Number (UIN) to stop their smuggling, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Monday.

Informing the court about the decision which was in the works since the NDA government took office in 2014, solicitor general Ranjit Kumar told a bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud that "each animal will be tagged with a UIN with proper records of identification details — age, breed, sex, lactation, height, body colour, horn type, tail switch and special marks."

Kumar said, "The ministry of agriculture has devised a method of tamper-proof identification of cattle using polyurethane tags with a UIN sequence. It may be made mandatory for cows and their progeny throughout India."

The Centre said, "Already mass tagging of cattle for insurance purpose is being done by livestock development boards and animal husbandry departments in states.

Next , expect the following , anytime soon , depending upon the controversy generated by Print media / TV channels / Social media / politicians trying to score brownie points / religious leaders / sundry experts / would-be celebrities etc :

·         Jain community demanding that this “ reform “ must cover ALL forms of LIFE , since all life-forms are EQUAL

They will advocate allotting to each life . a unique URL since there is no dearth of URLs under  IP V 6.0 ( approx. 50,000 trillion for each human being on earth )

·         Cattle belonging to Backward Communities will demand a RESERVATION QUOTA

·         Cattle belonging to Poor people will demand “ direct transfer of benefit ( DBT ) “ into their Jan Dhan Bank Accounts , instead of munching on subsidized fodder

·         Of course , meat-eating animals ( lions / tigers etc ) will demand their own QUOTA of the non- meat-eating animals ( they don’t care for DBT ! )

·         In United Nations , Marine life will demand an upper limit of “ fishing “ ( ala Whales ) – species wise

·         Thorough-bred Horses will demand that they want ‘ segregation ‘ from their lowly cousins

·         White necked cranes of Siberia would demand special H1-B visas from Shri Donald Trump to enter the air space of U S of A

·         A certain category of birds would not rest in peace until a “ Jatayu Temple “ gets built in Ahemadabad

·         Expect high-flying eagles to demand re-naming of Mount Everest as “ Garuda Shikhar “

·         Sparrows will hold a dharna in front of Parliament , demanding “ Affordable Nests “ on each and every tree

·         Kites , harassed by crows would demand Air Traffic Control to monitor / regulate the flying of crows , only in designated air-lanes

·         Lazy cats , getting up late ( around 10 am ) will want to put an immediate ban on cocks cooing at 5 am

·         Peace-loving doves will demand “ Anti Romeo squads “ to protect them from crows

·         Stray cattle would want free passage across state boundaries without toll-tax

I have no doubt readers will add to the above list and submit it as the “ Charter of Demand of Non-Human Species of the Earth “ , to the Supreme Court , for its kind consideration before passing an order

25  April  2017