It has not been a good day. It is cold, windy and my dog Rainy has disappeared…missing for the last two days. Could someone have eaten my best friend?

The news is not all that bad except for a news report that has raised a controversy.

Apparently the Government of India has decided that foreign gay couples and single people are to be barred from renting a womb in India – surrogacy, which is a booming business in this country.

The cost of surrogacy is about $18,000 to $30,000 in India, of which around $8,000 goes to the surrogate mother. The figure is roughly a third of the US price.

See everything is cheaper in Asia, even wombs.

Many claim that the poor Indian mothers get an amount of money that probably generations of their family have never seen.

The bill says only women aged between 21 and 35 can act as surrogates but sets no minimum payment for the mother.

Gay Rights lawyers and fertility clinics in India are going challenge this in the courts.

Interestingly not many people know about the flourishing “Surrogacy Tourism” in India. Now that all this has come to light we can expect the overall “tourism” figures to rise.

What a wonderful world this is…everything for rent: wombs, children, men, women, cars, houses, animals, love and other miscellaneous thingies.

I wonder when Souls will be available for rent?