We in India use this number so many times to describe those who are involved in cheating/betraying/chicaning others. I also remember how the room number 420 was missing in Sevaniketan where I used to stay when I was in St Xavier's Mumbai. Day before yesterday, I was going through the Indian Penal Code viva notes of my mother and there I got to know specifically what it mentions. It is one of the section of the IPC under which people are punished for cheating and dishonesty inducing delivery of property. So now I can envisage that in the earlier times, the police had to give justifications to the family of people who were caught cheating cases. And this section became one of the accepted word among us, the commoners.
I wish that all the sections are made popular among the masses. Atleast they will have a ready referrence to get cops do their expected business. Afterall writing severe offences in the non cognizable NC register is not that…
In an investigation of some of the most puzzling UFO sightings in Soviet history, we uncover the work of an underground network of UFO believers and reveal a clandestine 13-year government investigation of UFOs.
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Here is an interesting column that I read from a tabloid lying intact in a court file of my mother.( Dates back to 2002)
Sevanti Ninan, a columnist in “The Hindu” with the weekly column on the media has lately published a book called “ Through the magic window :Television and change in India ” where among other things, she discusses the effects of TV’s populist fares on children in middle class homes. Citing examples of some lower middle class homes. Where TV’s have been bought on hire purchase and the monthly installment of Rs 200 causes even the hardship of cutting down on one meal per day, she talks about the attitude of parents who say that they have bought the sets to stop their children from:-
a) Watching TV in other homes.
b) Mingling among peer groups and getting into trouble,in the case of boys
c) Forming socially undesirable friendship or relationships in the case of girls
Hence TV provides a kind of security and helps to keep children home in neighbourhoods which are …