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Ethical Fitness – ARE YOU ETHICALLY FIT…?

September 11, 2018

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ARE YOU ETHICALLY FIT

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Ethical Fitness

Birthday Resolution of a “Young” Senior Citizen

September 11, 2018

Today – September 12, 2018 – is my 62nd Birthday.

Yes – I was born on September 12, 1956 – and today – I am 62 years old.

Here is My Birthday Resolution: 

“I will try my best to “flower” and “bloom” wherever I am and with whatever I have…” 

“Wherever God has planted me – I will try to flower and bloom…”

BIRTHDAY RESOLUTION – 12 SEPTEMBER 2018 

Inspirational Introspection By VIKRAM KARVE

I learnt more about the Art of Living by reading good literature – rather than from hearing sermons and moral lectures – or from high-falutin philosophy or spiritualism.

One thing good about the Navy is that it inculcated and fostered the reading habit in me.

I read a lot of sea stories and novels like The Cruel Sea, The Caine Mutiny, Run Silent Run Deep, HMS Ulysses, Tales of the South Pacific  and so many more.

One sea novel I like very much is:

THE CAPTAIN by Jan De Hartog

In this story – the protagonist is a Merchant Navy Officer who is frustrated because – owing to reasons beyond his control – he gets stuck in Tugs whereas he wants to sail in the main fleet.

Seeing his frustration – his Tug Captain gives him a maxim:

“ Ou Dieu vous a seme – il faut savoir fleurir ”

which roughly translated means

“ You must know how to flower where God has sown you ” 

or

“ wherever God plants you – there you must learn how to bloom ”

The young Merchant Navy Officer takes this to heart – he works very hard on the Tug – and then – he works with dedication, sincerity and devotion to duty throughout his career on Tugs.

In due course – he becomes the most famous sea-going Tug Captain – and ultimately the owner of flourishing company with a huge fleet of ocean going tugs.

Inspired by this book – I too tried my best to imbibe this philosophy in my life – especially in my Naval Career – and – I tried my best to “flower” wherever the Navy posted me.

It is good philosophy to apply in your life:

“Wherever God plants you – there you must learn how to flower and bloom…”

NAVY MOTTO

“LIKE IT” OR “LUMP IT” : If you don’t like it – just lump it

If you do not get what you like 

Then – you must learn to like what you get

And – you must make the most of it 

Like they say in the Navy:

If you don’t “like” it – just “lump” it.

“Like it” or “Lump it”

There is another saying I read a few years ago:

If life gives you a “Lemon” – make “Lemonade”.

Yes – when life gives you a “lemon” – use that “lemon” and make “lemonade” – instead of cribbing and carping – wallowing in self pity – becoming bitter and spreading bitterness – and making your own life hell and everyone else’s life miserable.

Like they say in NLP :

There is no such thing as “failure” 

There is only “learning experience”

So – metaphorically – the “lemon” is the failure – and – the “lemonade” is the learning experience.

And this “learning experience” will enable you to “flower” and “bloom” wherever you are “sown” or “planted”

Well – I have tried to follow this mantra:

“ Ou Dieu vous a seme – il faut savoir fleurir ”

When I was in the Navy – wherever the Navy transferred me – to whatever job they assigned me – whether they promoted me or not – I tried not to get disillusioned or demoralized.

And – in my own inimitable style:

I tried to “flower” and “bloom” wherever I was “sown” or “planted”.

Yes – I made “lemonade” with all the “lemons” that the Navy gave me.

I am trying to do this after my retirement too – trying to “flower” and “bloom” in the back-of-beyond lonely place called Wakad – on the outskirts of Pune – where God has planted me after my retirement.

That is one of the reasons you are reading this Blog.

Yes – the result of all this “flowering” and “blooming” is this prolific Blog – and the couple of books I have written.

Well – I am going to “flower” and “bloom” away and “bash on regardless” with my Blogging and Writing – since – this is the best thing I can do where God has planted me.

God has given me the “lemon” of loneliness.

And – from this “lemon” of loneliness – I have made the “lemonade” of my blogs – and my books – and all my writing.

Have a good day – whatever “lemons” you get today – just keep making “lemonade” and enjoy every drop of it.

Sometimes you may feel a sense of “failure” – you may feel that you have “failed” in life.

There is no such thing as “failure” – it is all in the mind.

And still – if you feel a sense of “failure” – think of “failure” as a “lemon” – and make “lemonade”.

Talking of the “lemon” of “failure” – let me tell you one thing that I have learnt from my own life experiences.

Sometimes – failure is good

You can take my word for it.

Remember the maxim:

“ Ou Dieu vous a seme – il faut savoir fleurir ”  

(wherever God plants you – there you must learn how to flower and bloom)

Apply this to your life – and you will “flower and bloom” wherever you are.

Well – I am going to try and do it.

I am sure I will succeed.

Dear Reader: May you “flower and bloom” wherever God has planted you.

VIKRAM KARVE

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  1. These are my personal views.Please do your own due diligence while selecting a philosophy of life.
  2. All stories in this blog are a work of fiction. Events, Places, Settings and Incidents narrated in the stories are a figment of my imagination. The characters do not exist and are purely imaginary. Any resemblance to persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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No part of this Blog may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical including photocopying or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the Blog Author Vikram Karve who holds the copyright.

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Link to my original post in my Blog Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: http://karvediat.blogspot.com/2018/09/birthday-resolution-on-my-62nd-birthday.html

This article is an abridged version of my article posted online at urls: http://creative.sulekha.com/ou-dieu-vous-a-seme-il-faut-savoir-fleurir_469567_blog  and  http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2010/10/ou-dieu-vous-seme-il-faut-savoir.html  and  http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2013/10/learning-art-of-living-from-literature.html and http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2015/11/navy-philosophy-like-it-or-lump-it.html and http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2016/10/insipirational-self-help-mantra.html and http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2016/12/new-years-resolution-2017-i-will-flower.html and http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2017/05/monday-motivation-inspirational-pep.html and http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2017/09/navy-motto-like-it-or-lump-it-if-you.html and  http://karvediat.blogspot.com/2017/12/new-years-resolution-2018.html etc

“Section 377 Verdict” and the Defence Services

September 11, 2018

After the “Section 377 Verdict” – Will the Armed Forces treat “consensual sex” between “Same-Sex” Military Personnel as lawful, moral and acceptable…?

“Section 377 Verdict” and the Defence Services

A Spoof By Vikram Karve

Disclaimer: I am not a “Legal Eagle” – nor am I a “Sea Lawyer”. This article is a spoof, a piece of humor, so take it with a pinch of salt and have a laugh.

The recent “Section 377 Verdict” decriminalized part of the 158-year-old colonial era provisions of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was introduced in 1861 during the British Rule of India.

Modelled on the Buggery Act of 1533 (Britain’s first law to make Buggery or Sodomy a crime) – Section 377 criminalized sexual activities “against the order of nature” – including sexual activities between persons of the same-sex.

Now – after part decriminalization – Section 377 will not apply to consensual same-sex acts between homosexuals, heterosexuals, lesbians and other sexual minorities.

Thus – henceforth – it is lawful for persons of the same sex to indulge in consensual sexual activities.

Will there be any ramifications of the “Section 377 Verdict” on the Defence Services…?

One wonders whether the Military will treat “consensual sex” between “Same-Sex” Military Personnel as acceptable, moral and lawful…?

(Before I attempt to answer the question – Dear Reader – let me remind you once again that I am no “legal eagle” – nor am I a “Sea Lawyer” – and – being a Naval Veteran – I shall give you my “imaginings” in the context of the Navy with the hope that some “expert” Army, Naval and Air Veterans and Legal Eagles “pontificate” on the implications of the “Section 377 Verdict” on their respective services. Also – please treat this article as a spoof, a piece of humor – so take it with a pinch of salt and have a laugh.…)  

Will Navy treat “consensual sex” between “Same-Sex” Naval Personnel as lawful…?

Will consensual buggery/lesbianism between Naval Personnel be acceptable…?

If YES – it is fine.

If NO – how will the Navy tackle such “same-sex” acts of buggery and and lesbian-sex between Naval Personnel…?

Prior to decriminalization of consensual same-sex acts – Navy could use Section 77 of the Navy Act to punish Naval Personnel indulging in buggery or lesbian-sex which was then an offence under Section 377 of IPC.

(Section 77 of the Navy Act provides for punishment of Naval Personnel for Civil Offences)

Now – after part decriminalization of Section 377 – consensual same-sex acts are no longer a punishable offence under the IPC – so – Naval Personnel indulging in consensual buggery or lesbian-sex do not commit any “civil” offence – hence – Section 77 is not applicable.

So – in case the Navy wishes to punish consensual buggery or lesbian-sex among Naval Personnel – will Navy take recourse to the “catch all” provisions of The Navy Act, 1957 which can be used to label almost anything as an “offence”…?

One wonders whether these provisions were deliberately made ambiguous so that they become “all encompassing” and can be “interpreted” as convenient by senior officers.

Let us have a look at these three sections of the Navy Act (Sections 53, 54 and 74 in Chapter VIII – Articles of War)

(The “Articles of War” are a set of regulations – the statutory provisions in the Navy Act that regulate and govern the conduct of Officers and Sailors of the Navy)

Cruelty and conduct unbecoming the character of an officer

Section 54

(1) Every officer subject to naval law who is guilty of cruelty shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years or such other punishment as is hereinafter mentioned.

(2)  Every officer subject to naval law who is guilty of any scandalous or fraudulent conduct or of any conduct unbecoming the character of an officer shall be punished with imprisonment for a term, which may extend to two years or such other punishment as is hereinafter mentioned.

Firstly – this section applies to officers only. So – sailors cannot be punished under this section.

Secondly – “consensual sex” cannot be treated as “cruelty” – so Section 54 (1) is not applicable.

Now – as far as Section 54 (2) is concerned – the “moot question” is:

Can a “consensual same-sex act” between officers be deemed to be “scandalous or fraudulent conduct or conduct “unbecoming” the character of an officer”…?

Offences against good order and naval discipline

Section 74

Every person subject to naval law who is guilty of an act, disorder, or neglect to the prejudice of good order and naval discipline, not hereinbefore specified, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or such other punishment as is hereinafter mentioned.

Whereas Section 54 was applicable only to Naval Officers – Section 74 applies to all Naval Personnel.

The “moot question” is:

Can a “consensual same-sex act” between Naval Personnel be deemed an act “to the prejudice of good order and naval discipline”…?

As I said earlier – the phrase “to the prejudice of good order and naval discipline” is quite subjective in nature since the exact meaning of “to the prejudice of good order and naval discipline” has not been precisely defined and interpretation may depend on the perception of the senior officer.

A “conservative” officer may feel that consensual buggery and lesbian-sex are acts “to the prejudice of good order and naval discipline” – whereas a “broad-minded” officer may think differently.

Uncleanness or indecent acts

Section 53

Every person subject to naval law who is guilty of, –

(a)  uncleanness; or

(b)  any indecent act;

shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may be extend to two years or such other punishment as is hereinafter mentioned.

Here – the “moot question” is:

Can a “consensual same-sex act” between Naval Personnel be deemed an “unclean” or “indecent” act…?

Is it valid to say that “heterosexual acts” are “clean” and “decent” – but “homosexual acts” are “unclean” and “indecent”…?

What is “clean” and what is “unclean” – what is “decent” and what is “indecent” – it depends on the perception of the senior officer.

Of course – Public Display of “Affection” by Naval Personnel may be deemed “indecent” – but can “Private Sexual Activity” be deemed “indecent”…?

(During my long Naval Career – I had not come across anyone being punished for an “unclean” act or “indecent” act – so – I wondered if Section 53 had ever been used to punish a Naval Officer/Sailor.  So – I searched on the internet – and I found a news report which said that a sailor had been found guilty under Section 53(b) of the Navy Act)

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

What will be the ramifications of the “Section 377 Verdict” on the Armed Forces…?

Will private consensual sex (buggery/lesbian-acts) between “same-sex” military personnel be acceptable in the Armed Forces…?

Or – will the Armed Forces use “catch all” rules/regulations (like Sections 53, 54 and 74 of Navy Act) to punish consensual same-sex acts…?

(Do Army and Air Force Acts have similar provisions like Sections 53, 54 and 74 of Navy Act…?)

Will there be a Fraternization Policy for Same-Sex Relationships among Military Personnel…?

Dear Reader – please comment and tell us – what do you think will happen…?

VIKRAM KARVE

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Disclaimer:
1. This story is a spoof, satire, pure fiction, just for fun and humor, no offence is meant to anyone, so take it with a pinch of salt and have a laugh.
2. This story is a work of fiction. Events, Places, Settings and Incidents narrated in the story is a figment of my imagination. The characters do not exist and are purely imaginary. Any resemblance to persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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No part of this Blog may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical including photocopying or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the Blog Author Vikram Karve who holds the copyright.
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Link to my original post in my Blog Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve:  http://karvediat.blogspot.com/2018/09/377-in-uniform-will-there-be-any.html

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History of Constantinople (Istanbul)

September 11, 2018

Constantinople History

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