The country is situated poles apart from the two poles, cutting right across the Equalator, maybe that was the reason of giving it the name, Equaland. However, according to another view, it was named after, “Equality”, one of the Fundamental Principles of the country's Constitution. The total area of the country varies depending on the nature of its borders, i.e. ideological, constitutional, physical, or according to the writ of the state. The total population is not known because of lack of any proper census, but between 150 to 250 million. The first census 30 years back could not be held due to difference of opinion between the Government and the Opposition on treating the third gender as man or woman. The next attempt took place 10 years ago and after actual count, some ambiguities led to the withholding of the results. The results showed that the number of houses in the country was more than the number of people. According to rumors there was a mix between the two. The second, controversy was about the total number of women in the 30-40 years bracket, which was 13 only . Due to the controversies, the Government constituted a Commission to find out the truth and its deliberations are continuing. The woman member of the Commission however, resigned after the first meeting of the Commission citing gender bias in not accepting the result of the Census as the reason.
The climate of the country is mostly hot and humid round the year except when some cricketing wind starts blowing or, during the political hunting season of General Elections when a lot of money and comedy starts raining giving rise to welfare activities, improvement in job opportunities, and a proportionate decrease in the moral and financial conditions of those running for elections. All sections of population enjoy the entertainment that follows. There is a continuous demand for annual elections as it would lead to an egalitarian society based on equality and social justice as propounded by the founders. The move is only opposed by the parties who are either in power or those who hope to gain power. The country has Formoncracy form of government, based on the system of people electing their representatives on the inspiration provided by force or money. The political system is based on Kinmybest principle and there is almost a political consensus on the matter. Only those parties whose leaders are bachelor or don't have children are opposing this move. Mentally the population of the country stands divided into four categories. People, who are in the Government or in the ruling class. People, who aspires for Government or for ruling class. People, who opposes all governments all the time. People, who damn cares about anything. The, corresponding ratio of each category is 5%, 20%, 30% and 45% of the population. LAW AND ORDER The country is well known for its innovative law and order and security systems. Law remains under the cloud of controversy, and the order under the hammer on the table of justices or with waiters in restaurants. The police force is dedicated to the physical, financial and mental well being as well as protocol of leaders, official functionaries and dignitaries as well as their families. Intelligence agencies are constantly working and looking for, and looking after the intelligent ones for defending the national interests. The military since 9/11 is concentrating on ensuring the security of a lot of countries including its own. It is engaged to the extent that it not thinking about the periodic nation building venture. There is a two tier justice system: SUPERIOR COURTS OMNIPOTENCE, OMNIPRESENCE AND OMNISCIENCE is the motto, with Following Principles Of Policy. 1. Every matter except that which the court thinks is outside its jurisdiction, is within its jurisdiction. 2. 2. Unity of thoughts and in decisions. 3. Reforms in all other institutions. 4. Blanket immunity for lawyers and media. 5. Strict adherence to the concept of “Justice should be seen and heard to have been done”. 6. Elasticity in finding violation of Fundamental Human Rights as enshrined in the Constitution according to people's wishful thinking. OTHER COURTS These courts follow the Rule Of Law(ers). Lawyers have developed an effective system of overseeing that the law(er) takes its own course, followed by the courts. A system of collective wisdom of judges, lawyers, court officials and the willing case parties is successfully administering justice. The courts although constitutionally report to the superior courts, they have dotted reporting relationship with the Bar Associations/Councils. Every state institution being bound by the principle of Equality is making efforts to become equal to the other institution in jurisdiction, power, and privileges. HEALTH AND EDUCATION The country achieved self-sufficiency education and health after empowering the parents and patients to look after their own needs. The money thus saved is utilized for the welfare of the people. AGRICULTURE Agriculture sector is the story of a successful public- private partnership. Government gives incentives to increase production by increasing the support prices of agricultural produce as well as tax free income to land owners. The land owners in return give bumper crops and create more leaders for assemblies, really a win-win situation for both. INDUSTRY Although lacking behind in basic infrastructure, during the last 10 years there has been a positive change and rumor based industries have started flourishing. Being the leader of fourth estate electronic media is playing an important role in bringing about changes having far reaching effects. Enjoying blanket immunity from law due to its pre-Judiciary- independence parental role, having support of opposition parties, and enjoying good public view for providing entertainment and information (even before it comes into existence), it is fast becoming the strongest institution and is modeling itself on lines of East India Company. The anchors of current affairs programs are showing the way. They know all the subjects under the sun, talk with authority and have proved that formal knowledge, training and experience are no match to the qualities and skills required for creating an environment conducive to making the participants show their own , as well as natural personality of the opposing participants. They and their shows are playing important role with respect to legislature, judiciary as well as executive. They act as a training institution for the legislatures by imparting knowledge and experience of verbal communication, handling and building pressure, patience and self-control. They give a forum to the members of the assemblies to meet and discuss all important issues, which they could not do earlier due to their continued absence from assemblies. Their talk shows, act as a preliminary judicial forum for trial of people. They act as an example of truth, virtue, wisdom, and intelligence and a full-time free (also paid?) adviser to the executive. The foreign policy of the country is based on 8-H concept, “Fully follow foreign friendly friends for future freedom”. UNIQUE FEATURES OF EQUALAND 1. The politicians stand as candidate for seat in the assemblies, don't sit in the assemblies and run for offices. 2. The judicial system after gaining independence has found the experiment of Trade Unionism and sustaining pre-independence- coalition as the most effective method of protecting its independence. 3. The lawmakers instead of law making are more interested in law breaking, sewerage and police station management 4. The fourth estate remains in a state of preparedness against any attempt to disturb status quo about itself, and continue to raise voice against the discredited political status quo. Law is the beloved of all the institutions. The Legislature calls it its creation and wants it at its side. The Judiciary declares that it is nothing, but what it says it is, it should follow the judicial dictates. The Executive says that it is its constitutional responsibility to keep Law and Order, as the Order has been snatched from it therefore, law should stay, its keep. The fourth estate remains in the forefront in declaring its love for the law, without embracing it, or its offspring (Rules, Regulations, etc.) in any way or form. The lovers of law, have made its life so miserable that eventually the beloved might be found missing and later appear on the TV screens, well trimmed and in a smartly dressed khaki uniform, ensconced behind the ”M” word.
Brief research about origin of humor, satire, definition / elements of humor, i.e. joy, happiness, entertainment, smile a laughter and relief against stress. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Defining humor is considered an elusive exercise by many humorists, but there is no harm in making an attempt to get as close to the goal as possible, or at least to find a way to the destination on the basis of past and present material about humor in the simplest way.
Humor has been part of the behavioral repertoire of man for thousands, possibly a few million years as evident from the available record and data. Seen from whatever angle or side, Greek appears as the place where humor originated in its earliest form. Dramatic comedy is found to exist before the Classical Age. Komoidia, the word from which we get "comedy," the earliest form of humor found existence in Dionysia and short humorous plays called satyr plays used to be composed at Dionysia. These plays were full of noise and satyr (forefather of satire). The first writer of this genre was Aristophanes (c.448 B.C.–c.388 B.C), a late classical comic poet whose plays generally relate to politics and current affairs. One of the earliest historical figures associated with humor and laughter was the Greek philosopher Democritus. Known as the “laughing philosopher,” he not only had a reputation for his mirthful disposition but perhaps also for his tendency to “[laugh] at the stupidity of his fellow citizens” The use of word "humors" for the first time is found in medical science. Although surprising, but understandable and gives it an authentic importance. It was Hippocrates Of Cos ( 450 BCE to 380 BCE.) a Greek physician and a contemporary of Plato , for the first time postulated that four bodily humors or liquids existed in the body corresponding to the four elements existing in matter. These four liquids determined a human's health and psychology. An imbalance among the humors--blood, phlegm, black bile (or tears), and yellow bile (or choler)--resulted in pain and disease, and good health resulted through a balance of the four humors". When imbalance occurred, then the physician might intervene by making a correction to bring the body back into balance. For example, if the individual were too full of phlegm (making her phlegmatic or lethargic), then the phlegm must be countered. Citrus fruit was thought to be a counter-acting agent. Thus, if one felt lethargic, increasing ones citrus intake would re-create balance. For many centuries the theory of the bodily humors was held as the basis of medicine. Medical theory held an imbalance among the humors could cause both physical ailments and mental disorders in the victim. After Hippocrates, Galen(AD 129 - 199/217) Greek Physician considered second only to Hippocrates of Cos in his importance to the development of medicine introduced a new aspect that of four basic temperaments reflecting the humors: the sanguine (buoyant type); the phlegmatic, (sluggish type); the choleric, (angry and quick-tempered type); and the melancholic (depressed type). Like Hippocrates theory the balance among humors was found necessary for healthy life. In present times humor has been depicted as: - The quality that makes something laughable or amusing; funniness. - That, which is intended to induce laughter or amusement: - The ability to perceive, enjoy, or express what is amusing, comical, incongruous, or absurd. - That, which puts people at ease. Builds rapport and reduces tension. - That, which provides a form of entertainment and a form of human communication. On the face of it, humor considered as something funny , inducing laughter or out of ordinary or routine which tends to make people enjoy its content. Although humor as taken now is supposed to represent only one side, i.e. the so- called lighter side, the origin of the word humor clearly stipulates that humor represented a balance in a person's physical and mental being. There is no doubt that at present also humor has been started to be looked upon as something very serious, which is essential for a healthy personality and whose absence can create serious imbalance. Thus, while Hippocrate gave the theory of four bodily humors or liquids existing in the body, Galen of four basic temperaments reflecting the humors, according to both all four elements were to be present in the required quantity for a healthy body and mind. The modern fast and complicated life patterns have resulted in enhancement of sanguine , choleric and melancholic and dilution of phlegmatic parts of humors. In the present context we see the abundance of stress in the form of pressures, worries, anxieties, frustrations, and problems and there is a need to balance their negative outcome. The concept of new Humor should be seen in this background. We know that humor acts as a parachute to take us away from our stressful lives to the safety of tranquility. So while the earlier humors was the combination of four factors in the required quantity to make a balance required for a healthy body and mind, the modern fast- paced life has made it necessary to make a balance by introducing the modern humor taking the place of phlegmatic, which could not be tolerated. The Pattern Recognition Theory of Humour by Alastair Clarke which declares Humor "To Be Fundamental To Our Success As A Species" has also put a stamp on the value of humor as a great quality. The humor thus may be depicted as: The quality that brings a balance to the physical and mental health of people by diluting the stressful effects of the life through release of tension by making them see the world from a comical angle. Sense of humor may be depicted as: The seventh sense, which visualizes or understands the situations, things and people based on non-established, incongruous and funny ideas causing satisfaction, joy and relief from harsh realities of life and provide life-balance.