EGYPT, MOHAMMED MORSI, AND THE NEWLY DRAFTED CONSTITUTION :A FEW THOUGHTS !

EGYPT, MOHAMMED MORSI, AND THE NEWLY DRAFTED CONSTITUTION :A FEW THOUGHTS !.

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EGYPT, MOHAMMED MORSI, AND THE NEWLY DRAFTED CONSTITUTION :A FEW THOUGHTS !

” WE ARE. . . . .THE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE ARE LEARNING HOW TO BE FREE ! ”
Mohammed Morsi In A Chat With TIME Magazine a day before yesterday !
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The CONSTITUENT-ASSEMBLY,dominated by the ISLAMISTS, has approved THE NEWLY WRITTEN CONSTITUTION OF EGYPT within a hectic schedule of around 16hrs. !Since Thursday Afternoon To Today’s Morning,The 85 Members Present And Voting,Have Given A Go Ahead Sign To The Final Draft Of The Egyptian Constitution Comprising A Total Of 234 Articles !

The Original Constituent Assembly Had 100 Members.There Are Around 30 Members Who Boycotted The Nature Of Its Composition And The Dominance Of The Islamists !They Are Largely Liberals and Minorities Who Withdrew From The Original Constituent Assembly Citing What They Described As ‘THE HIJACKING OF EGYPTIAN CONSTITUTION MAKING PROCESS BY THE ISLAMISTS MEMBERS largely hailing from Muslim Brotherhood.These People Expressed Their Doubts Plus Fear Regarding The Islamization Of The Constitution And The Ignorings Of The Minorities,Women,Christians . . ..et.al ! They Lamented Over The Non-Secular Character Of The Proposed Constitution !

Their Apprehensions Proved Right Today !
The Now 85 Members Assembly Has No Christian Member and Only Three Women!
The Newly Approved Constitution Has Clearly Laid Down That The Guiding Principle Behind The Egyptian Constitution Will Be ‘SHARIA’ or The ISLAMIC LAW and JURISPRUDENCE! And,if any confusion arises regarding any clauses of Sharia,Then The Most Honored Islamic Institution Of Egypt,The ‘AL-AZHAR’ Shall Be Consulted And The Rendered Opinion Thereof Shall Be Binding In Nature !

SIMPLY PUT, IT MEANS THERE ARE CURTAILMENTS OF THE POWER OF THE LEGISLATURE. . ..because the chances of the LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT will be zero !
The Secular,The Liberals,The Human Rights Groups And Others Have Strongly Criticised Such Constitution !

This Constitution Has Not Any Article Vesting THE LAW OF EQUALITY between MAN and WOMAN !It means that there is going to be more stricter regimentation of the fair-sex!And,That’s A Clear Cut Violation Of Human Rights,rather,THE TRUE DEMOCRATIC ETHOS PLUS ESSENCE GET DEFEATED !

Now The Constitution Goes To The Desk Of The Egyptian President,Mr. Mohammed Morsi For His Assent .And,as per reports in the media,This Takes Place Tomorrow And As Per The Expectations,Mohammed Morsi Will Sign This So Called Sacrosanct Document,The Constitution!
All This Will Be Completed By Tomorrow i.e. SATURDAY !
And,According To The Rule,Within 30 days From The Time Of President’s Signature,TheDocument Will Be Put To The REFERRENDUM or PLEBISCITE !

The President’s Spokesman as well as a few Brotherhood Members, Say That The Required Referrendum Shall Be Completed By The Mid December !

THE WHOLE AFFAIRS SEEM TO BE KIND OF A ‘RUSHING-THROUGH’ ACT AND THIS IN ITSELF CASTS DOUBTS ON THE INTENTIONS OF THE ISLAMISTS HEADED POLITICALLY BY MR.MORSI !

The Members Of The Newly Created NATIONAL SALVATION FRONT comprised of all the diverse groups that stood against the undemocratic POWER-GRAB by Mr. Morsi, Have Been Camping At The Symbol Of The Arab Spring,THE TAHRIR SQUARE, For a week and Their Resolve Appears Firmer And Unshakeable At Present!
THEY SAY THEY WILL LEAVE THE SQUARE ONLY WHEN MR. MORSI RESCIND AND REVOKE THE DECREE AND A NEW ASSEMBLY BE CONSTITUTED THAT COULD REFLECT SORT OF RAINBOW NATURE INSTEAD OF ONLY ONE HUE,THE ISLAMISTS !

Uncertainty And Chaos Are The Presiding Dieties At Present !

Also,The Supreme Judicial Body, The Constitutional Court, Is Going To Give Its Judgement Regarding The Question Of LEGITIMACY or Otherwise Of The Constituent-Assembly That Had Dubious Distinctions Of Coloring The Constitution As Per Their Whims n Fancy !
The Appellate Court Had Been Approached By Many People Including Those Liberal n Secular Members Of The Said Assembly Who Boycotted The Workings Claiming The The Thoroughly Partisan Attitudes Of The Islamists !

Expectations Are High That The Apex Court Will Disapprove Of The Legality Of The Constituent Assembly And Will Declare It Null n Void !

What Will Happen Then ? Where Shall Go The Weight Of The Decree Of Morsi – which has already been dismissed by the judiciary on account of Interference With The Power And Function Of The Judiciary !

STAKES ARE HIGH ! EGYPT’S AIR IS LADEN WITH SUSPICION AND SUSPENSE ! THERE IS BOUND TO BE SOME THRILLER PRETTY SOON !

AND, AMID ALL THESE HOTCH-POTCH, DEMOCRACY WILL BE A CASUALITY !

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EGYPTIAN CRISIS : RANDOM MUSINGS !

EGYPT IN THROE OF PROTESTS AGAIN ! AGAIN THE NERVE-CENTER OF THE LAST YEAR’S REVOLUTION (ARAB SPRING) , THE TAHRIR SQUARE, IS FULL OF ACTIVITIES BY THE FORCES OF SECULAR,LIBERAL HUES AND THEY ARE UP AGAINST THEIR PRESIDENT,MOHAMMED MORSI WHO HAD KIND OF ‘POWER-GRABBED’ A WEEK AGO THROUGH THE INGLORIOUS PROCLAMATION OF ‘DECREE’ AND NOW HE IS SITTING POISED TO SIGN THE NEWLY FRAMED CONSTITUTION BY THE ISLAMISTS TOMORROW !

EGYPTIAN CONUNDRUM GETTING MESSIER !
MOHAMMED MORSI IS THE MAIN MOVER AND SHAKER BEHIND ALL THESE RECENT UPHEAVALS !

TWO DAYS AGO,THE PRESTIGIOUS AMERICAN MAGAZINE, TIME ,HAD A LONG CHAT WITH MR. MORSI AND IT HAS GIVEN HIM ITS COVER FOR THE ISSUE,DATED 18 DECEMBER !

TIME MAGAZINE DESCRIBES MOHAMMED MORSI AS ‘THE MOST IMPORTANT MAN IN THE MIDDLE-EAST’ !

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AUSTRALIAN CRICKETING LEGEND,RICKY PONTING,ANNOUNCES RITIREMENT FROM TEST CRICKET !

LEGENDARY CRICKETER,RICKY PONTING,ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM TEST CRICKET !

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TAKE A BOW, MR. RICKY PONTING !
The World Of Cricket In General And Australian Cricket In Particular, Will Never Be The Same Again After This PERTH -TEST Starting Friday !AT LEAST TO ME LIKE AVERAGE CRICKET FANATIC, THE RETIREMENT OF A BATSMAN-cum-FIELDER OF THE STATURE OF RICKY PONTING,MEANS THE END OF A KIND OF MADDENING JOY WHILE WATCHING CRICKET !

The Most Successful Australian Captain And One Of The Best Captains In The Cricketing World So Far, Ponting Excites Ecstasy In The Heart and Minds Of Cricket Fans Worldwide!HE REMAINS MATCHLESS IN CERTAIN RESPECTS! ALSO,VULNERABLE IN OTHERS !
A Brawl Outside A Pub In Sydney Earned Him A Bad Press And A Short time Suspension In 1999.He Was Cool As Well As Agressive In And Out Of The Field!
He Would Be Caught Pushing And Shoving The I.C.C.-CHAIRMAN,SHARAD PAWAR!The Same Year He Would Be Seen Getting The Best Player Of The Year Award From The Same Man !
RICKY PONTING a.k.a. PUNTER LED A LIFE FULL OF COMMITMENT TO THE PROFESSION THAT SUITED HIM BEST!HE PLAYED INTERNATIONAL CRICKET FOR ALMOST TWO DECADES !AND,HE KNEW WELL HOW TO DOMINATE INSIDE THE FENCE !
The Tasmanian Born Cricketer Played His First ODI INTERNATIONAL In 1995 Against South Africa And Was Out At Just One Run !He Played His Test Debut Against Sri Lanka At Perth In December Last In 1995 And Had Scored 96 !
At The Same Vennue,PERTH,He Will Be Waving A Goodbye To The Crowds, Who ,I AM SURE, Will Be Hurt To See ‘ONE OF THE GREATEST CRICKETERS OF ALL TIME’ Going Towards The Dressing Room Only Not To Come Again Inside The Ring !
Ponting Had A Brief With The International Media A Few Hours Ago Wherein He Told He Will Stop Playing Cricket After The Third Test At Perth Against The Touring South Africa!He Said He Had Not Been Upto A Level For The Last Few Months And Therefore Decided To Quit Cricket Now Considering It The Best Time To Do So !He Further Told He Had Had Very Deep And Hard Thinking On The Topic And He Arrived At This Decision On His Own And He Pointed Out That There Was No Hand In It From The Selectors!He Said He Had Given His Best To The Game Of Cricket And Now He Had Nothing New To Offer! Because He Had Not Been At Par With The Standards Of Australian Cricket Team ,So It’s High Time To Say It A Goodbye,Pointing Pointed Out !

With A Feat Of 41 Test Centuries And 30 OneDay Hundreds, Ricky Ponting Lags Behind of Only One Cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar,But, He Attains This Laurel Playing Less Matches In Both The Formats Of Cricket !
Ponting Has More Than 13 000 Runs In Test Cricket And More Than 12000 In OneDayer !A RECORD SECOND ONLY TO TENDULKAR !
And He Is The First Australian On Both Counts !
Two World Cups Under His Captaincy And 48 MATCH TEST WINS, RICKY PONTING IS THE BEST IN CONTEMPORARY WORLD CRICKET !
Playing His Hundredth Test, He Scored Two Centuries: One In Each Inning!

When The Perth Test Begins ,He Will Be Playing In His 168th Tests And His Last !
So I Pray He Smashes A Ton Or Two !
A FAREWELL TO (BATTING) ARMS !

RICKY, THOU ARE A TRUE LEGEND AND THY DEVOTION TO THE GAME OF CRICKET WILL ALWAYS BE INSPIRING TO ONE AND ALL !

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALBERTO MORAVIA,THE GREAT ITALIAN NOVELIST AND STORY WRITER !

(1.) ” MY LIFE, AS, EVERYONE ELSE’S, IS CHAOS ! ”
(2.) ‘BELOVED : WHAT YOU WANT, LIGHT OR DARK ?
LOVER : I WANT DARK !’
Alberto Moravia.
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Today In 1907,The Great Italian Novelist,ALBERTO MORAVIA, Was Born In Rome,ITALY.He Was To Become The Most Successful Among Italian Authors Of The Last Century.Moravia Was Very Sharp Observer Of Italian Society And His Works Inform This Very Authentically.He Had Seen The World As A Young Journalist Working As A Foreign Correspondent Of The Italian Newspaper,LA STAMPA and Others.He Experienced The Impacts That The Second World War Had On Europe In Particular And Human Psyche In General.He Had Also A First Hand Experiences Of The Rise Of The Ultra-Right Political Outfits Like Fascism In Italy Under Mussolini And Nazism Under Hitler!During An Escape From Rome Around 1940 When The WW-II Was At Its Height,Moravia Had Observed The Pitiable Plights Of Poor Folks In Mountainous Area In Rural Italy Where He Had To Take Shelter For Nearly One Year While Fleeing From Mussolini’s Wrath And Censor !
These Things Became The Subject Matters Of His Literary Enterprise And Moravia Depicted Them More Vividly And Critically Than Any Other Italian Authors!These Themes Remained The Mainstay Of His Works And Due To Such Repetitiveness,He Got A Great Deal Of Criticism As Being An Author Of Limited Range. . .etc. !

ALBERTO MORAVIA’s Literary Career Spanned For Nearly Six Decades And That Was Really Very Telling Thing Of A Writer, Which Proves, Among Many Other Things, His Popularity Amongst The Readers In And Out Of Italy!His Novels Sold A Million Copies In USA Through Translation.

Alberto Moravia Presented ,In Nutshell, The Decadence Set In And Eating Into The Vitals Of Italian Society,Culture And Above All Human Values!
Themes Like Alienation, Isolation,Sexuality As A Compensation For Spiritual Barreness,The Man Woman Relation,The Relation Of An Individual To That Of Society . . ..et.al Are Well Explored By Him.

‘TIME OF INDIFFERENCE’ , ‘THE CONFORMIST’ , ‘CONTEMPT’ , ‘DISOBEDIENCE’ , ‘TWO ADOLESCENTS’ , ‘THE WOMAN OF ROME’ , ‘THE EMPTY CANVAS’ . . .are some of his notable books.Many Works Of Moravia Were Adapted For Movies And That Had Helped Him Gain Rather Wider Popularity! Great Directors Like JEAN-LUC-GODARD and BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI had Adapted Moravia’s Works For Movies And The Films Like ‘THE CONFORMIST’ and ‘CONTEMPT’ Got Huge International Acclaim , So Did ‘TWO WOMEN’ For Which Sophia Loren Had The Best Actress’ Academy!
Alberto Moravia Married Twice And Had Sort Of ‘LIVE-IN’ Relation Between His First Divorce And Second Marriage!
Though,ALBERTO MORAVIA Was A Giant Of 20th-Century Literature,His Books In Other Languages,Especially,In English,Are Becoming Rarity!AND,THAT’S SO SAD !
If You Want To Get An Authentic Feel Of ‘EXISTENTIAL ENNUI AND EMOTIONAL ARIDITY’ ,I would highly recommend two of Moravia’s Works : THE CONFORMIST and CONTEMPT . .and, if you love reading short-story,then go for ROMAN TALES and MORE ROMAN TALES. . . .and if you love to read essays on the process of writing,the functions of art n the likes,then try your hands on ‘MAN AS AN END’ ! !
Sadly,I too have read only these few books and am still away from the large number of Moravia’s works – he was a prolific author who wrote more than 20 novels and many story collections and countless articles!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY,MORAVIA !
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AMERICAN ACTRESS, DEBORAH RAFFIN, IS NO MORE !

American Actress,DEBORAH RAFFIN, Died On Wednesday.She Was 59.She had been diagnosed with Blood-Cancer or Leukemia last year.She died at the Ronald Reagan Center,UCLA ,CA.
Her Brother,William,Had Confirmed In A Conversation To The Los Angeles Times.
Deborah Raffin Was Spotted In An Elevator By Some Talent Hunter In LA While She Was Still In Her Second Year At The LA Valley College.She Was 19.
She Was Offered A Role In The Film, ’40 CARATS’ And She Had Shown Promises Enough To Be Landed Further Roles In Hollywood.It Was 1973.Her Second And Very Popular Role Was In The Movie, ‘ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH’ and She Starred Opposite Kirk Douglas.It Was 1975.
She Had Done A Couple Of More Films Thereafter.
Deborah Raffin Is Best Loved And Remembered For Her Role In The Superhit TV. Series, ‘7TH HEAVEN’ .She Played The Role Of An Alcoholic Sister And Domineering Mature Lady, ‘AUNT JULIE’ .The Series, ‘SEVENTH (7TH) HEAVEN’ Had A Run Of Nearly Eleven Years!
She Also Played Other Roles In More Than A Dozen TV. Series And Had A Huge Fan Base!Her Role Of A Sexy Businesswoman Opposite Actor Pierce Brosnan In The Tv Miniseries, ‘NOBLE HOUSE’ Remains Her Second Best Role !
Recently,Deborah Appeared In TV-SERIES Like ‘THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER’ and ‘BOSTON LEGAL’ .

In Late 80s ,Deborah Raffin Along With Her Music Producer Husband,MICHAEL VINER, Stepped In The Business Of ‘AUDIO BOOKS’ — Then A New Enterprise!
She Had Started To Give Famous Voice To Popular Books And The Records Were Made Availabe On Tape!She Got Immense Success As Her Venture Became Multi-Million Dollar Business!’A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME’ , ‘THE NAKED TRUTH’ , ‘ANATOMY OF ILLNESS’ . ..et.al Were Her Earliest Books Recorded On Tape.
In Late 90s,They Had Sold The Audiobook Business.
Deborah Divorced In 2005 And Had Been Living With Her Extended Family.
REST IN PEACE,DEBORAH RAFFIN !
May Almighty Grant Peace To Her Soul !

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EGYPT ERUPTS IN PROTESTS AGAINST THE DECREE PROMULGATED BY PRESIDENT,MORSI !

THE EGYPTIAN CRISIS DEEPENS EVERYDAY MORE THAN THE PREVIOUS DAY.THE SERIES OF PROTESTS IN MANY CITIES OF EGYPT GOES UNABATED !MR. MUHAMMED MORSI ,THE EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT,WHO SUDDENLY BECAME THE TALK OF THE WORLD LAST WEEK ,THANKS TO THE CEASEFIRE DEAL BETWEEN HAMAS AND ISRAEL IN GAZA STRIP,HAS TRIED UNSUCCESSFULLY TO MAKE HIMSELF ALL POWERFULL THROUGH AN UNDEMOCRATIC MEASURE : THE RULE BY DECREE !

People in ever increasing numbers are coming into the streets in order to join the mass protests against this proclamation of decree !

Except MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD,SALAFIS,AND THE FREEDOM AND JUSTICE PARTY -all are either the hardliners or so-called moderate ISLAMISTS, everyone sensed an alarm and doubts of EGYPT BEING HIJACKED BY THE ISLAMISTS AND MR. MORSI,THE FIRST DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED PRESIDENT BECOMING A DESPOT,may be,more dangerous than the ousted ruler,HOSNI MUBARAK !

The Proclamation Of Decree Has Armed The President With Uncontrolled n Unchallengeable Powers And His Acts Done Since Resuming Power Won’t Be Questioned Or Challenged In Any Court Of Law !
In Short,It means that the president is the Monarch devoid of any check n balance!
THERE WON’T BE ANYTHING LIKE ‘JUDICIAL-REVIEW’ –an element so vital in a rule of law or democracy !

President Has Elaborated His Decision Of ‘The Rule By Decree’ ,citing its necessity for a smooth transition of Egypt towards Democracy .He asserted that the decree would give him sort of immunity to fast track the constitution-making process for There Might Have Been Some Suspicion of The annulment of the current constitution making assembly by the Judicial Council Full Of Mubarak Appointees !
This might sound true as there has been obvious doubts that the court would declare the constituent assembly invalid just as it had done to the elected parliament early this year !THE COURT WAS TO HEAR PETITIONS CHALLENGING THE FORMATION AND WORKINGS OF THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY , NEXT WEEK !
Mr. Morsi Has Done One Thing Very Correct As He Ordered For A ‘RETRIAL’ Of All The Accused Including Mr. MUBARAK, Who Have Been Meted Out Either Mild Sentencing Or Were Let Free In Wake Of The Lack Of Evidences !
In This Way Morsi Did One Thing Correct !
Morsi said that he wouldn’t wish to hold to such extraordinary power for long and made clear that his decree would be operational Till The Drafting Of Constitution And The Re-election Of A New Parliament !
BUT,WHO KNOWS MR. MORSI WILL RESPECT HIS WORDS ?
There has already been lots of hoo-haa over the over dominance of the brotherhood in the constituent assembly and many members with secular or liberal stripes have bycotted it fearing a ISLAMIZATION OF EGYPTIAN CONSTITUTION !

The International Community Have Severely Criticized Mr. Morsi for going undemocrative And Urged Him To Reconsider Plus Rescind !

There Have Been Rallies and Fire And Arson And Clashes Over This Draconian Move Of Mr. Morsi !

THE OVERALL SITUATION IS EXTREMELY VOLATILE AND COULD BECOME EXPLOSIVE IN NO TIME IF MR. MORSI DOES NOT REVOKE THE DECREE !

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