Litigation is a war sans bloodshed and physical violence. Like all wars its initiative and defence often becomes a subject matter of legends in the future. Parliamentary defence is one such legendary defence. What is it?
Background of parliamentary defence.
Parliament is a place of debate and discussions in which through logic and reason, conclusions may be reached. Of course conclusions are drawn by majority which is Government. So how does opposition display that it is doing something for an issue?
First and constructive one is to enact law, to remedy the problem. Continue reading
Rent Control Laws were enacted in Europe especially in London in the aftermath of second word war which had destroyed the urban habitats on a massive scale. Object was to prevent landlords from taking advantage of unfortunate situation by hoarding residential accommodation. Rent Control legislation besides other things, protect the tenants from eviction except with the permission of courts only in specified circumstances. One such circumstance is that the landlord requires the property for his bona fide need.
Rent Control in India:
Delhi Rent Control Act is one such legislation. Initially introduced in 1936 it was recast and reenacted in 1958. Similar legislations are in place in every other state of Bharat (aka India). After the Amendments made in the year 1988, the provisions of the Act are intended to apply only on properties let out for rent below Rs. 3000.
The Delhi Rent Control Act, as originally enacted did not provide for eviction of commercial properties on the ground of bona fide requirement of the tenant. Supreme Court, a few years back struck down this anomaly as unconstitutional and opened flood gates of litigation for landlords of commercial properties to seek eviction of tenants. Continue reading
I love you Mom!
Relativity is the theory propounded by Einstein in respect of speed and especially the speed of light. However, human relationships are also relative to the age and circumstances. Here is a Joke bringing out this harsh fact in a humorous way:
A five-year old boy to his Mom: I love you Mom!
Mom: I love you too, son.
A 16 years old boy: I love you Mom.
Mom: Sorry son. I have no money.
A 25 years old boy: I love you Mom.
Mom: Who is she? Where does she live?
A 36 years old man: I love you Mom.
Mom: I told you, she was not good enough for you.
And above all, the best love expression:
A 55 years old man: I love you Mom.
Mom: Son, I have made it very clear. I will not sign any paper.
Ha ha. Human relationships and so much love oozing out of it. Ha ha.
BTW today is Baisakhi. To those who celebrate, Happy Baisakhi.
(We don’t celebrate. Reasons are here. )
Are you clever?
What is clever:
Dictionary defines clever as:
- mentally bright; having sharp or quick intelligence; able.
- superficially skillful, witty, or original in character or construction; facile.
- showing inventiveness or originality; ingenious.
- adroit with the hands or body; dexterous or nimble.
As per above definition any person who has displayed the ability to solve a problem, is clever. All it requires is one-act of cleverness or inventiveness. This definition makes almost every person on this globe, who is not imbecile or idiot is clever.
Problem of being clever:
The problem with a part (3) of above dictionary definition is the underlying presumption that only one clever act is sufficient to make a person clever. No continuity required. Continue reading