Prenuptial agreements in India might not be legally tenable but, increasingly, families are going for these contracts which state the assets of the bride and groom, and the compensation the woman will receive if the marriage turns sour and the couple
While the Hindu Succession Amendment Act, 2005 gave daughters equal rights in property, a recent Delhi High Court ruling has done away with the gender discrimination that existed as the Hindu Succession Act was clear on whether a woman can be karta.
Throughout human history, debt has delivered mutual gains to borrowers and lenders alike. But not always. Debt delivers crises as well, not just to households and corporations, but also to sovereign states.
Recently, the Bengaluru police arrested a gang of seven for hacking bank accounts and mobile wallets, having stolen lakhs from gullible account holders. The gang had hacked Axis Bank's mobile wallet app, LIME, and State Bank of India's Buddy app.
Financial transactions — opening a bank account, investing in a mutual fund or even applying for a personal loan - would require the investor or borrower to go through a tight Know Your Customer (KYC) procedure.
Elizabeth and Sunil Mehta's Muktangan programme is probably the best reflection of India's changing philanthropy space. An initiative of the Paragon Charitable Trust, it educates underprivileged children in innovative ways.
Many salaried persons don't get unsecured loans from banks, due to strict guidelines from the regulator. Banks restrict doing so to borrowers who earn above a certain limit, such as Rs 25,000 a month, and employed with reputed companies.
Filing a cheque-bouncing complaint has become easier. The government has notified the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Act, which allows the complainant to file a complaint in the city, where he is based or where the cheque has been deposited.
If you've missed the bus by not planning your winter holiday in time, it is not too early to start planning your summer travel now. Starting early can help get discounts as high as 20-40 per cent and even free domestic holidays in some cases.