BAPOO M. MALCOLM

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17 November 2015 at 16:00

Discourse on Intercourse

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The legal definition of rape has changed. Previously, rape was restricted to physical touching of the genitals; the expanded version includes mere non-consensual physical contact. The line between rape and molestation is being blurred. The Delhi High

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09 November 2015 at 10:41

Will your 'will' be willed away?

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Normally, the country where the Will is executed is the country the laws of which apply to the method of execution We have had multiple sessions on �Understanding Wills� at Moneylife Foundation; all rather entertaining and instructive for

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10 October 2015 at 11:23

Give Us this Day Our Daily Bread

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… And a sense of humour It is not usual for us to copy-paste from others’ work; but, this time, we make an exception. The language, used in the report, is so filled with beautiful phrases that it would be a shame to change it. This story

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23 September 2015 at 12:09

Is Cheque Bouncing a Crime?

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Can one pin-point an evil mind in all cases of cheque bouncing? There are two types of cases that come before our courts of justice. There are civil litigation cases and those that involve crimes. The trial courts are different for these two types of

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11 September 2015 at 14:55

Late, Later, Late-est

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The perils of delay in most judicial systems English is a funny language. The superlative for late, if such a word existed, would mean the newest, most recent. Semantics aside, we take on a matter that excites a lot of passion in court proceedings. T

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20 August 2015 at 12:03

Monkey Business

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Igatpuri nestles on the top of Thal Ghat, on the way from Mumbai to Nashik. Picturesque place, it has a �Forest�. Many gardens are larger. Yet, it is something, for the view of the valley below is breath-taking. At the entrance of the fo

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18 August 2015 at 12:16

Is your opponent even alive?

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A path-breaking judgement of Bombay Court can help all litigants on unending cases where they do not know if the opposite party is dead or alive Prof Kelwadi is an advocate. He teaches law. A good friend, he was the advocate mentioned in an earlier a

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17 August 2015 at 13:21

When Good Samaritans Get Bad Luck

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An obnoxious rule is corrected by a new law that should have come ages ago �Good Samaritan� is a biblical term. It has crept into common use and, for many, it means a person who helps others. But then, is a father, helping his child, a go

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10 August 2015 at 11:02

For the Want of a Nail

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An old poem and the law At school, we were taught a poem where a loose nail in a horse-shoe resulted in losing a kingdom. There is also a story of our ex-finance minister arguing in the Supreme Court over the meaning of a comma, or the lack thereof,

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29 June 2015 at 11:03

When Fishing Becomes Fishy

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When the police is held in contempt The High Court at Hyderabad is housed in a palace. It reeks of old-time majesty, especially in the courtrooms. Wooden panels, semi-circular tables for advocates, walls lined with All India Reporters giving instant

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