Tuesday, May 13, 2008

MEDICO LEGAL ASPECTS OF SUFFERINGS!!!



With less than a month left for my university exams, I realised it is high time to open the least explored text books from my shelf: The text book of Forensic Medicine. I couldn’t help ‘scribbling’ or ‘sharing few ideas’ (whatever you may think after reading this). You might brand me selfish and ask, ‘Why this cruelty to us readers?’ Okay, I am selfish…hi hi…I am striving with portions and”why should boys and girls have all the fun?”

Often, do I complaint, “people I love hurt me”. Now I know that even the Indian Penal Cord recognises it. As per Section 319 I.P.C ‘HURT’ means ‘bodily pain, disease or infirmity caused to any person’. What a relief! So strictly speaking, my loved ones never really ‘hurt’ me.

There was a time when my ORKUT photo album flooded with my own pictures…me standing this way, that way, me standing with Aishwarya, Bipasha, Rajnikanth(Photoshop wonders!) and so on… my inspiration was of course my friends who often pulled ahead… NO MORE, for fear of someone misinterpreting me as a NARCIST. As per definition narcism is ‘self-love, which may or may not include sexual excitation’. Well this definition, really ‘hurt’ me. I lost peace of my mind. Three cheers to the Oxford Medical Dictionary. It came to my aid. It said, ‘Some degree of narcissism is present in most individuals, but when it is shown to an extreme degree it may be a symptom of personality disorder, or other conditions’.

Few facts I learnt really baffled me. A husband could be punished for ‘raping’ his wife. Of course, as ads say,”conditions apply” (Marital rape: Section 376 I.P.C). But a ‘father having ‘sex’ with his daughter’ or ‘Siblings involved in sexual relations’ is not an offence in India. (INCEST)

*I might be beating around the bush. But do check out this news. Dad, Please don't rape me ( title from Headlines today)

You have every right to think at this moment, ‘what the hell is this idiot trying to say?’

Well it’s when I saw the definition of ‘idiot’ that I lost my temper. I could stand no more. I felt ‘overdosed’ by the text book. Why I should I bear it myself? Here, take it…”Idiots are defined as persons so defective in mind from birth or an early age that they are unable to guard themselves from ordinary physical dangers.”

(At this point of time, you may search for the term ‘idiot savant’ in the internet. I promise it’s an interesting condition)

Well THAT’S ALL FOLKS for time being. Time for me to ‘return’ to the cool text book. Don’t worry, I won’t be back with more ‘excerpts’ from the text. I am not such a bad sadist.

9 comments:

Smriti Srivastava said...

I have the habit of glancing a paragraph, picking up words and if those words intrigue me, then do I go ahead and read. In your case I picked up "Dad, please don't rape me" and I percieved it to be some serious writing on child abuse.

Hell No!! As I kept reading, I found it was more to do with definitions...which I must thank you for sharing with us, coz I assure you, most of us haven't ever picked up our dictionaries to search for these terms.

Your writing keeps me glued and it is a fun reading experience always. I am forced to say this, but I never knew "SUFFERING" could be so entertaining! :P

Keep writing... ;)

Smriti Srivastava said...

P.S. Well, I hope to remember ur birthday too coz these days "Memory" has been quite forgetful. :((

And yeah, you'll be a MAJOR...any MAJOR plans for the big day?? :P

Nithin Jayan said...

Once again thanks 4 de comment...

"The essentials of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" BY Dr.Reddy is the text prescribed for us(2nd year MBBS). Being written in a terribly dry manner, the few things that keep us glued to de text is 1)De necessity to 'pass' theory exam...2)De fact that Doctors need 2 know abcd of Legal aspects...

Actually I didn't mean any serious matter. Just wanted 2 share de 'frustration' one gets reading that text!!! (honestly...wasn't a vocabulary booster). N regarding 'dad pls don't rape me' is a catchy topic. But i have little time 2 learn more on that (exams running in)...its actually not child abuse. De case is one of de rarest of its kind. Has to do wid psychiatry...

Vishnu said...

I think Reddy has finally managed to get on ur nerves.. :P

Obsessive-compulsive disorder
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Obsessions are defined by:

Recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses, or images that are experienced at some time during the disturbance, as intrusive and inappropriate and that cause marked anxiety or distress.

Compulsions are defined by:

Repetitive behaviors or mental acts that the person feels driven to perform in response to an obsession, or according to rules that must be applied rigidly.

he he... :P

Smriti Srivastava said...

He he he...Vishnu...u forgot

Disorder :

condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning

:P

P.S. I aint using the same dictionary as u guys :D

Haapppy exams ;)

Nithin Jayan said...

hey hey..grrrrrrrrr...this ain't a handicap match from WWE right...mummieeeeeeee........

:-)

Diva said...

Well, the creativity and originality surely deserves an applause :) :) CHEERS

I was smiling all the way thru the blog... But Sniff... :( , you also made me miss my dictionary-surfing days!!! Glad u reminded, hopefully I'll get some inspiration from you n get bac to them very soon :D

CutePooja said...

gr8 one...
i was hooked onto it...
u brought forward a big flaw in Indian law thru' this post...
keep it up!!

Hemanth Potluri said...

wow...u got be in this one..i read it twice to get the total meaning out of it...cheers buddy liked to know how the present world out there is riding the people into worst situation..