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.