Indira Jaising Was Paid US $1,40,000 For “Staying Alive”


I have always maintained that pussy politics is a very profitable venture.

How profitable?

A whopping US $1,40,000 or Rs 60,00,000 Lakhs (approx) a report profitable.

What am I talking about ?

Staying Alive for a $1,40,000 is what I am talking about.

Okay. Still didn’t get it?

You will…

On the first anniversary of the “clumsily drafted” domestic violence act, Indira Jaising had moaned  that an year after the law to protect women from domestic violence was enacted, it was being defeated by social prejudice, blindspots, brickbats from bloggers and searing criticism from the Justices of the Supreme Court in the form of Batra Vs Batra, 2007.

If you don’t know who Indira Jaising is, check out her resume to get an Idea:

Jaisin’s Bio

And here’s her picture:

In an article published in the Indian Express, titled Family against woman, she wrote that:

“One year is an appropriate time to evaluate the functioning of a law. However, there are no systems to do this on a systematic basis since there are no computerised data bases of orders and judgments. Given this, the Lawyers Collective, which was largely involved with this law in its formative stages, undertook the task of evaluating enforcement, using available data. The chief justice of India facilitated the collection of data from different high courts. Our report, ‘Staying Alive’, is based on this.

I started to read the report and realized it was nonsense. Bored me to death. (You can’t download the report as the Unifem link is dead)

Here is copy from 2012:

I wondered about the time spent on developing this report; the pretty graphics to adorn it; the money spent on it. It must have taken many man hours to write that report and I am sure that unlike us activists, the practitioners of pussy politics don’t do things for free. After all, their livelihood is based on peddling slogans about “protecting women”.

To illustrate, A Guide To Surviving IPC 498A has been downloaded close to 100,000 times as of today. I wrote it at no cost except for the investment in time.

That brings us to the question. How many people do you think would have read ‘Staying Alive’? Ain’t that a colossal waste of cash?

I actually thought (for a short while) that she did it for free as part of her commitment to women’s issues. I can get a little delusional at times !

Here is a revelation.

UNIFEM paid the Lawyers Collective (meaning Indira Jaising) a whopping $1,40,000.00 US Dollars to write that report. That means Rs 60,00,000.00 (approx).

To truly understand the meaning of this princely sum, I want you to ask yourself if you’ll ever see that kind of money in your life, in one cheque, and for doing just one task.

I know that I won’t.  At least for not indulging in pussy politics.
Think about it this way: can you imagine the Chief Of Army Staff walk away with Rs 60,00,000 upon retiring, and after putting in 30+ years in the country’s service?

What about your neighborhood bank manager. Can you see him walk away with half that amount in his PF fund ?

And here is my question. What did she do with all that money? Please don’t tell me that the shoddy report consumed all the $1,40,000.00 US Dollars !

Here’s a snippet from the report: 

Here is the UNIFEM annual report that shows the breakdown of payments. The payment to Indira Jaising’s Lawyers’ Collective is on page 23:

Here is the extracted page that shows the funding received by the Lawyers Collective:

Lawyers Collective UNIFEM $140K USD Payment For Report (extract)

Indira Jaising is the architect of the clumsily drafted Indian domestic violence Act whose most egregious provision is the right to residence.  She has been paid to do an assessment on her own work. Would you expect her to do an impartial assessment and not paper over the flaws in the law affecting the rights and lives of millions ?

Where is the integrity in this process?

Since we are talking about Indira Jaising,  I think you need to know about she said about the Indian police force.  See the article below:

Indira Jaising: “Torture And Police Brutality Are Endemic In India”

She should know. She enabled the extortion of Rs 40 Lakhs from an NRI  by aiding the jailing of his Delhi resident sister in a Calcutta jail for a month. The jailed lady was released after her NRI brother paid Rs 40Lakhs to his estranged wife. You can read about this here:

And did anyone wonder why the woman was jailed though she didn’t commit any crime…?

Hey ! What about due process rights of the jailed lady protected in Joginder Kumar Vs State Of UP? Did Indira Jaising think about the seminal judgment of the Supreme Court or for an instant?

And this egregious action was done by a supposed defender of Human Rights  and a constitutional lawyer !!


This is what pussy politics is about folks. The practitioners scream and shout about women’s right, but in reality, there is nothing done to empower women. There is nothing noble about this.  It is a business — a very profitable business where $1,40,000 can be paid for producing a silly report!!!

Is it a wonder that there is such a strong opposition by Indian pussy politicians to the amendment of 498A and the domestic violence act ?

Darn !

I am on the wrong side of pussy politics. There is a load of money to be made + the perks and lifestyle and access to power and privilege. All you need to do is shout yourself hoarse and claim your commitment to “womens issues” and play ostrich to the fact that over a 1,20,000 women have been illegally arrested by the corrupt and brutal Indian police since 2004.

It’s no wonder that the Indian police force is jumping on this  gravy train too, all in the name of protecting women

I leave you with what Madhu Purnima Kishwar has to say about feminism in India:

“Feminism in India has no integrity. You can’t trust it”

She is sooooo right !!!


13 Responses to “Indira Jaising Was Paid US $1,40,000 For “Staying Alive””

  1. 1 Sam September 10, 2008 at 6:19 am

    …It must have taken many man hours to write that report…

    what? man hours?? I think you got that wrong.

    Anyway, an awesome find !!!
    Now you stripped the senile male hater’s cover and exposed the ugly reality behind shoddy reports and such/

    – Is there any regulatory body regulating these uncontroled inflows into the coffers of corrupt NGOs?
    – Are these disbursements tax free?
    – Did it really cost $140,000 to write this shoddy report?
    – If not, what percentage of this booty was appropriated by Indira Jaising for personal gain?

    It is hightime the civil society exposes the nefarious activities of UNIFEM in India. UNIFEM is promoting subversion of democratic institutions, besmirching the reputation of our country, destroying our culture, fomenting social chaos and funding radical and anti-social institutions. They are doing all this without any opposition, without any consequence and without any accountability for their actions.

    Needless to say, the biggest beneficiary of this fraud is Lawyers Collective and Indira Jaising.


  2. 2 bhattathiry October 18, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    American Justice Dept upheld Indian Yoga and Meditation

    Your website is beautiful, informative and Excellent.

    Article by M.P. Bhattathiri, Retired Chief Technical Examiner , to The Govt.
    of Kerala. Humble request that it may be published in your website and
    magazine after editing if necessary

    In the storm of life we struggle through myriads of stimuli of pressure,
    stress, and muti-problems that seek for a solution and answer. We are so
    suppressed by the routine of this every life style that most of us seem
    helpless. However, if we look closely to ancient techniques we shall
    discover the magnificent way to understand and realize the ones around us
    and mostly ourselves. If only we could stop for a moment and allow this to

    Let me bow to Indian Maharishi Patanjali with folded hands who helped in
    removing the impurities of the mind through his writings on Yoga, impurities
    of speech through his writings on grammar, and impurities of body through
    his writings on Ayurveda.

    The American justice Dept. have recently approved the power of yoga and
    meditation vide a recent judgement in the American court.” Man Who Slapped
    Wife Sentenced to Yoga, It’s Anger Management, Says Judge.” First there was
    house arrest. Now there’s yoga. A judge ordered a man convicted of slapping
    his wife to take a yoga class as part of his one-year probation. “It’s part
    of anger management,” County Criminal Court at Law Judge Larry Standley said
    of the ancient Hindu philosophy of exercise and well-being. “For people who
    are into it, it really calms them down. ” Standley, a former prosecutor,
    said the case of James Lee Cross was unique. Cross, a 53-year-old car
    salesman from Tomball, explained that his wife was struggling with a
    substance abuse problem and that he struck her on New Year’s Eve during an
    argument about her drinking. “He was trying to get a hold of her because she
    has a problem,” Standley said after the court hearing. “I thought this would
    help him realize that he only has control over himself.” The sentence came
    as a surprise to Cross, who was told to enroll in a class and report back to
    Standley on his progress. “I’m not very familiar with it,” Cross said of
    yoga. “From what I understand, it may help in a couple ways, not only as far
    as mentally settling, but maybe a little weight loss.” Darla Magee, an
    instructor at Yoga Body Houston in River Oaks, said she would recommend that
    Cross take a basic yoga class emphasizing breathing and including a variety
    of postures — forward bends, back bends and twists. “Yoga can help us to
    get rid of many emotional issues we might have,” she said. “It’s a spiritual
    cleanse.” Prosecutor Lincoln Goodwin agreed to a sentence of probation
    without jail time because Cross had no significant criminal history
    Yoga which is one of the greatest Indian contribution to the world has got
    vast potential in all fields. In Tihar jail India Yoga is experimented among
    the inmates and found successful. Their criminal mentality is changed. This
    study aimed at investigating the effect of Vipassana Meditation (VM) on
    Quality of Life (QOL), Subjective Well-Being (SWB), and Criminal Propensity
    (CP) among inmates of Tihar Jail, Delhi. To this effect the following
    hypotheses were formulated. 1. There will be a significant positive effect
    of VM on the QOL of inmates of Tihar jail. 2. VM will have a positive and
    significant effect on SWB of inmates. 3. Criminal propensity (CP) of inmates
    will decrease significantly after attending the VM course. 4. There will be
    significant difference in SWB and CP of experimental (Vipassana) group and
    control (non-Vipassana) group. 5. Male and female inmates will differ
    significantly in SWB and CP, as a result of VM. In the famous “Time”
    magazine the importance meditation and yoga, an ancient Indian system, is
    high-lighted that the ancient mind- and spirit-enhancing art is becoming
    increasingly popular and gaining medical legitimacy. It is a multi billion
    dollar business in US. In many Universities it is accepted as subject and
    included in the Syllabus. In the latest famous book “Inspire! What Great
    Leaders Do” written by Mr.Lance Secretan recently published by John Wiley
    and sons, the benefit of meditation is elaborately described for good
    corporate governance. By practicing transcendental meditation, or TM, many
    people have got relief from back pain, neck pain, depression. The mind calms
    and quiets, . What thoughts you have during meditation become clearer, more
    focused. Anger, anxiety and worries give way to a peace. In the world
    exorbitant medical expenses one can definitely make use of meditation.
    Maharshi Mahesh Yogi and Sri Ravi Sankar are popularizing this. The Iyengar
    Yoga institute in US is famous.
    In Bhagavad-Gita Gita Lord Krishna has inspired Arjuna to rise from his
    depression by preaching Gita in the battlefield and to rise from the
    depression to do his duties. In Holy Gita we can see, being hidden by the
    cosmic overview of any institution beset with myriad problems, not the least
    of which is its lack of moral probity, there is a groundswell of educated
    people seeking answers to deeply personal but universally asked questions.
    Chie Executives taking lessons from yoga, meditation and learning how to
    deal with human resources equations in an enlightened manner. Individuals
    from every walk of life can get ideas of how to be better human beings, more
    balanced and less stressed out.
    Medical studies continue to show regular meditation working magic in
    reducing blood pressure and stress-related illnesses, including heart
    disease. Brain images show that regular meditation helps calm the most
    active sensory-assaulted parts of the brain. The ancient Hindu sage
    Patanjali who had mastered the secrets of the human mind has written a book
    “Yogasutra”.In this book we can see how super powers can be achieved by
    meditation. It has both cosmic relevance and cosmic resonance. In spite of
    its universal appeal, for most people total control of mind remains an
    elusive goal and daunting task. From time immemorial, there have been many
    attempts throughout the world to unlock the mysteries of the mind and to
    achieve total control over it through a variety of techniques. One of the
    most powerful of these techniques is meditation.
    Many spiritual leaders, sages, saints, and holy people such asSri. Buddha,
    Sri Ramakrishna, Madam Sarada Devi, and Swami Vivekananda have practiced
    this. One of the ways to control physiological reactions to psychological
    stimuli is meditation, Yoga, Zen Buddhism etc. The scientists take
    Transcendental Meditation (TM) as the uniform technique, and base their
    observations on the study of the subjects engaged in this form of
    meditation. In summing up the results the scientists have come to conclusion
    that the effect of meditation is a “wakeful, hypo-metabolic state”. They
    have found that: 1) Yogis could slow both heart rate and rate of
    respiration, 2) Yogis could slow the rate of metabolism as confirmed by
    decreased oxygen consumption and carbon-die-oxide output. 3)
    Electro-Encephala-Gram (EEG – recording of brain activity) in Yogis showed
    changes of calmness in the form of “alpha rhythm” during both eyes closed
    and eyes open recordings. 4) Their skin resistance to electric stimulation
    was increased (indicating increased tolerance to external stimuli). Our
    usual ‘defense-alarm’ reaction to emotional and physical stress is in the
    form of “fright, flight, and fight” mediated through over-secretion of
    certain neuron-transmitters and neuron-modulators, namely adrenaline and
    dopamine by way of stimulation of sympathetic nervous system. Under the
    influence of these chemicals and hormones, we reflexively become panicky or
    aggressive, our blood pressure rises. Thus stress and anxiety is the end
    result if we allow our natural age-old sympathetic reactions to act and to
    come to surface. We try to run away, become fearful, or fight the situation.
    But today these ‘defense-alarm’ reactions have no place in our lives.
    Rather, they should be replaced by more calm and serene reactions of
    equanimity and fearlessness. The need is to just ‘face the brute, and it
    will go away’. Such desirable reactions of non-aggression and peaceful
    attitude are generated by Y ga and meditation. EEG Studies on Yogis and The
    Zen Meditations: Yogis practicing Raja-Yoga claim that during the state of
    Samadhi they are oblivious to the internal and external stimuli, and they
    enjoy a calm ecstasy during that state. A study was undertaken to record the
    electrical activity of their brain during this state by means of a regular
    and useful test known as electroencephalography EEG. Physiological and
    experimental studies have demonstrated that the basis of conscious state of
    brain, among other things, is due to activation of “reticular system” in the
    brain-stem in response to internal and external stimuli. These stimuli bring
    about various changes during sleeping and wakeful states of the organism and
    these can be studied by EEG. The study was carried out on four subjects
    during the state of concentration and meditation. Effects of external
    stimuli, like a loud gong, strong light, thermal simulation, and vibrations
    were studied. The results were compiled and analyzed. It was observed that
    two Yogis could keep their hands immersed in extremely cold water for about
    50 minutes (raised pain threshold). During the state of meditation, all of
    them showed persistent “alpha activity” in their EEG with increased
    amplitude wave pattern, both during ‘eyes closed’ and ‘eyes open’ recording.
    It was observed that these alpha activities could not be blocked by various
    sensory stimuli during meditation. It was also observed that those, who had
    well-marked “alpha activity” in their resting EEG showed greater aptitude
    and zeal for maintaining the practice of Yoga. Similar observations and
    results were obtained when EEGs were recorded in persons adept in Zen
    Meditative technique. Can we say that only those persons who exhibit such
    recording of “alpha wave rhythm” in their EEG are fit for Yoga? and be
    designated as right candidates for meditation and Yoga practices? (Such
    experiments are indeed very few and the number of yogis examined is also
    very small. Therefore, scientifically and statistically these observations
    have only a tentative importance. Further research is definitely called for,
    albeit it will have its own limitations.) It is said that in the unknown
    period of Lord Jesus Christ , He was under meditation.
    Ref. Yoga magazines
    New York times
    Time magazine


  3. 3 meena jagtap September 11, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Not only Indira Jaising but each and every woman has to pay her life for staying alive


  4. 4 Dipak Kumar Adhikari December 22, 2009 at 3:50 am

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    We got Married 05/03/2002, and have a daughter born 09/07/2005. My wife and she’s family given me 498a/34 IPC, FIR NO.276, date 31/08/2009, P.S.: BAGUIHATI, it’s not true case, believe me. My wife are engaged/Affair with a boy his house front of my house, all the matters are know every person in my village, and also they given me written about my character. When my wife goes outside form my house near about many vory gold and cash 1.20 lack Indian rupees taken. Not taken my daughter, daughter is now in my house. My wife doing the 498a case’s date 31/08/2009 and I arrest 06/09/2009, court give me bail at 19/09/2009 my 1st court date is 16/10/2009 done. Next court date is 04/01/2010 at Barashat court. Some proof (20 pcs. s.m.s., picture with the boy and a c.d.) has me about my wife and the boy that they are in illegal relation. Believe me I and my family love much more to my wife. They (My wife family) are very very poor and live in a bosti Address: 70/H/8 Manicktolla Mail Road, Kolkata – 700054, Beside 5 Star Club, my mother see 1st time and she arrange my marriage, and Mother told me they are very poor so what? After marriage she is my family member, believe me not a single word is wrong. Before marriage my family not see my wife’s family, now we understand/also see that she’s family are very bad. My wife, she’s family and the boy they are misusing this law. Now my wife’s family understands all the affair matter. But my wife still now not agree she wants to marry to the boy. My wife left our only solitary daughter to me who is 4 years old having severe “Ashtama Disease, depends on INHEALER, here political Hide & seek game is going on & the father of the parents (THE FATHER OF THE BOY WHO HAS ILLICIT RELATIONS WITH MY WIFE) are rich, so they are spending money to everywhere with a view to be escaped. Now I decided that I’m not taken back my wife. I take a lawyer his ph. No is: 033 30127001. I don’t know what happened next? Now I went to punishment the boy. If possible please help me. Please investigate the matter and relief/save me and my family.
    Dear all of my well wiser,
    Dear friend’s, actually I’m 100 percent victim, so I went to knowing my matter all the Indian and others. I write my matter to all minister in W.B., CBI, CID, Human rights department, Kolkata Police, my nation, all of the news channels, and all press, and many more, absolutely you also, I’m 100 percent victim but no body come to me. My question is why they not come to my house? I screw up to claim that I am as white as snow. Sir, If you don’t brook intervention then our family &especially my small daughter’s life will be ruined.
    I determined that if any reporter / any person come to my house then they know that I am 100 percent victim. And I win the case. Punishment Without Crime.

    With kindest regards,
    Dipak Kumar Adhikari
    Tegharia(Dhali Para),NandanKanan.
    P.O. Hatiara. Kolkata-700059 Email: PH. 9836149983
    W.B. India.


  5. 5 pragneshnathavat November 4, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Not only indira jaising, but many women are being paid by men under the “gender biased laws” on the name of “keeping them alive”. however wife is considered as woman, but feminists don’t have any roof for mother and sister of husband. that is one more standard of feminism. thats why i say, feminism is not double standard; it is multiple standard.


  6. 6 swatantra awaz November 12, 2010 at 9:42 am

    just tell indira jai singh swatantra awaz wants to talk to her ………….pls convey my messsage to her …………if she is busy in some important work tell her it is urgent ….if he does not respond …….then just order her to talk to swatantra awaz .


  7. 7 abc January 29, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    staying alive dint eat up all dat money dear…other international “awareness programmes” she runs did! The remarkably drafted indian domestic violence act is actually presented by her as a ‘modal’ law on domestic violence that other countries shud learn from to bring in place ‘similar’ laws (for once god save the world from learning from India)…n u can guess that hosting ‘woman lawyers’ from other countris for fancy conferences to learn abt the this great domestic law costs… (If u r interested find out about the Asia Cause Lawyers Network…whether or not the foreign woman lawyers go impressed with our drafting skills, thay sure go impressed with out hosting)


  8. 8 Rajesh June 22, 2011 at 4:25 pm

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    Reprsentatives of Adhiyaman College of Engineering

    Addressed To:
    20 Akbar Road, New Delhi – 110 011


    Respected Madam,

    We request you to remove Dr. Thambi Durai (AIADMK MP) from 2G spectrum scam JPC. Following reasons
    – We are students and college staff members in Adhiyaman College of Engineering (Address: Dr. MGR Nagar, Hosur, Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, PIN CODE – 635109). Dr. Bhanumathi is our Chairperson (Wife of Dr. Thambi Durai)
    – Dr. Thambi Durai is a corrupted individual. In our opinion, he is not qualified to investigate corruption of other politicians.
    – He and his wife own about 10 Engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu and many other colleges in Faridabad, UP (Adhiyaman Educational Trust). Their value is Rs. 3000 Crore rupees, but his election affidavit hides this detail. Many in college management told that he gave false details to Election commission. Election Commission, please start investigation
    – Tamil Nadu state Government Education department stipulates Engineering colleges should collect tuition fees as per their ceiling limits (Approx. Rs. 45,000 per year). But Adhiyaman Engineering college authorities collect money from students at a double rate (Rs. 80,000 per year). Forcing poor middle class students to pay higher fees is a crime. We have evidence records to prove.
    – College Management prepares fake salary vouchers to show to UGC and AICTE. College staff is paid very less salary in hand. They are also angry about this cheating
    – Even when DMK was ruling, Adhiyaman college authorities were never afraid about the Government and still collected higher tuition fees. Thambi Durai has friends in DMK and he used to threaten in case of student complaints. How do you expect him to probe and bring out truth in 2G scam when DMK members are his friends
    – In DMK ruling, Thambi Durai and his Management involved in several corrupt dealings to receive Government aids and licenses. To change our college status (Government aided college status), college Management paid Rs. 50 Lakh to former Vice Chancellor Dr. Radha Krishnan. Later Dr. Radha Krishnan was arrested (corruption). One AICTE inspection member was also paid by Dr. Radha Krishnan. We have bank transaction details proof and willing cooperate in secret. This money was given to a trust owned by Dr. Radha Krishnan’s wife in Coimbatore.
    – Dr. Thambi Durai bribed many Vice Chancellors and Education Minister in DMK period. He is involved in many money dealings with them and he made two Vice Chancellors (Dr. Viswanathan and Dr. S. Kaliappan) to join his party (AIADMK). Vice Chancellors helped Dr. Thambi Durai in many approvals and licenses. No complaint about Adhiyaman college is never investigated by Education Department
    – UGC members and AICTE members are also paid in money for keeping quiet. Old Coimbatore VC Radha Krishnan knows all details
    – We have no trust State Government will take action. No action in DMK government and definitely no action in AIADMK government
    – Relatives of Bangalore Court Judge (B M Mallikarjuniah) studying in our college. Tuition is completely free for them. Everything is free for them. This Judge is handling some important cases related to MP Mr. Thambi Durai. Sometimes relatives of this judge stayed in our Guest house. He can even bribe Judges, and close the case. Very powerful person
    – He used many staff members and students to give money voters in Karur (MP election in 2009). 70 crores spent in election. Unaccounted money in Adhiyaman Educational trust was illegally transferred to Karur and distributed to voters (Rupees 500 for one vote, Rupees 2000 for one family). It is an open secret in college.
    Based on reasons, please remove corrupt AIADMK MP Dr Thambi Durai from 2G spectrum JPC and disqualify him as MP. Please start corrupt cases against him. Jail him.
    If no action from you, we go for hunger strike. Some

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    2) CEC, Election Commission of India
    3) 2G JPC Members
    4) Chief Vigilance Commission
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