BAPOO M. MALCOLM

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18 May 2016 at 10:45

When you are 'Dead', while still alive

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Dad collapsed at lunch. We were at home and rushed him to hospital. One of Bombay�s best doctors, son of mom�s friend, immediately examined dad, on the lobby floor. �Khotto sikko chey,� he said. A �counterfeit coin&rsquo

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23 April 2016 at 10:40

The Lawyer as Juggler

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Don’t mess with his decisions Most readers will know that there are two types of ‘court cases’, commonly called civil and criminal matters. In one, the respondent is called a defendant, and in the other, the accused. Since cases of

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06 April 2016 at 17:10

Should Rapists Be Hanged?

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The law on rape is not easy to formulate Rape and punishment are very much on the mind these days. The laws are tough and are being used and, unfortunately, misused. Then there are mistakes. Just plain bad luck. This is what one woman said, after id

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18 March 2016 at 18:07

Libel is not enough - Criminal charges are slapped

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Libel is not enough. Criminal charges are slapped As acronyms go, this one is illustrative of intent. The full form is �Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation�. It means a planned, legal assault on the freedom of speech. A &lsqu

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09 February 2016 at 11:15

Left? Right? Right? Left?

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The perils of symmetry The author was in hospital with a broken leg, circa 1976. The surgeon was the best in Bombay. The operation could not begin because of a missing tool—a drill. In the meantime, a nurse narrated a funny story. Just goes to

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01 February 2016 at 12:07

Punishment for Honest Mist

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The law allows a lot of leeway Event 1: A boy of 15 is offered a choice of presents. An Agfa camera or a Diana air rifle. The father prudently advises against the camera, photography being an expensive hobby. It is early 1957. One day, the boy wants

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13 January 2016 at 12:47

Murder on my mind?

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Atrocities of World War II gave the world the legislation on human rights. Punishment for modern crimes will emerge over time In 2012, one morning’s papers reported a legislator watching porn in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. While most m

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26 December 2015 at 15:20

The Downside of Flying

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As with almost everything in this complicated world, paper work is often the bane Indians are becoming avid travellers, at home and abroad. There are, however, turbulences, even before take-off. As with almost everything in this complicated world, pa

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11 December 2015 at 11:17

Aamcha Sexun Nahi! (Not our Section)

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Many of our readers, their friends, clients or acquaintances, must have heard this line. Translated into acceptable English from Marathi, it means, �not our Section�. In other words, �Get lost. You have come to the wrong place&rsquo

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27 November 2015 at 13:36

Burking: When the Cops Fail the Public

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Anyone who has had the misfortune of lodging a complaint with the police will tell you how difficult it is Burking, as a term, has a quaint and macabre origin. In 1828, a man of Irish origin killed 16 Scots in 10 months. An average of one every 18 da

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