An Argument for Considering Culpable HomicideLast week saw more fires in Mumbai and elsewhere. The catch word, in all cases, was �Short Circuit�. But Short Circuits are not an ACT OF GOD. They are man-made, involving carelessness, neglige ..
Everyone has something to say about judicial holidays and vacations. Most do not know how courts work, but have an opinion. At one time, I, too, had unsound impressions. Some others may have never been inside a court. Many ask why courts should have ..
This is a tale of two servings. One denied, the other unwanted. Both problematic. Linda Atkins, a sales associate, got $277,565 (nearly Rs2 crore) in back pay and compensatory damages after being fired for drinking orange juice prior to paying the Rs ..
The Supreme Court had some statistics compiled last year. The results were not encouraging. Its raison d��tre was vitiated. It was simply not allowed to do its primary function, that of an appellate court. Like schools and colleges, court ..
The miya-bibi takrar is a never ending serial, everywhere, all the time�from our plumber to Hollywood movie stars, from one-night stands to live-in relations, humble zoppadpattis to the palatial bungalows. But the bottom-line is invariably mone ..
Complaint 1: What can I do? Complaint 2: There is nothing I can do. Complaint 3: Nobody will help me. Complaint 4: It can go on and on. There is a way. In fact, there are lots of ways. In matters legal, one needs to understand that the law is there t ..
For Zoroastrians, the holiest of holies is Udvada, a village in south Gujarat. It is loaded, or at least it was, with priests. When, over a hundred years ago, the British insisted on everyone having a surname, those who had none chose either their pr ..
Dad once told me a story, one of many that enriched me. Most were funny, in retrospect. This one was about a quarrelling couple in the station master�s railway compound at Grant Road, Mumbai, where Dad grew up.Floating groups gravitate to railw ..
Judge David Barron had this to say. �For want of a comma, we have this case.� Language is the lawyer�s best weapon. It gets sharpened in the cut-and-thrust of intellectual battles in court. Those who shy away from the blood-letting, ..