Pushpa Girimaji

Pushpa Girimaji

Pushpa Girimaji is a writer and a specialist in consumer law and consumer safety.

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Centre must ensure one standard measure for all packed, non-packed goods

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:41 PM IST
Last week, an online milk delivery start-up called to say that they are home delivering fresh vegetables and fruits too and as a promotional offer, their customers would be entitled to a 50 per cent discount on the original price ! Of course, there was a catch- the offer would be open for a month, but the discounts would apply only if I validated it with a purchase order for a hamper immediately
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Consumer forums should take steps to expedite adjudication

UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 11:25 PM IST
Delays in the justice system inflict so much pain and misery on the victim that the oft quoted legal maxim ‘justice delayed is justice denied’ seems an understatement
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Fleecing of consumers by authorized automobile centres needs to stop

PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 05:17 PM IST
The comparison may sound a little incongruous, but I must say that authorized automobile service centres are like private hospitals
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No magic: Late night advertisements offering supernatural cure are illegal, must be curbed

PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 05:10 PM IST
If you surf television channels a little late in the night, you will come across advertisements that shock you for their brazen violation of the laws of the land, for the crude vulgarity of the messages, and most of all, for the blatant lies that they convey
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Pressure cookers are safer now, thanks to mandatory ISI certification

PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 11:57 PM IST
The safety and quality of the ubiquitous pressure cooker has finally got the attention of the government- from February 1 , all manufacturers of this cooking gadget will have to mandatorily comply with the Indian Standard and also carry the standard mark, as a pre-condition for sale
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Watch out: Tiny plastic toy freebies may be dangerous for your child

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:10 PM IST
Offering ‘freebies’ to promote a product is an old marketing gimmick
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Fixing liability for defective airbags will help improve automobile safety

PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 11:32 PM IST
Automobile safety got a fillip last week with the apex consumer court reiterating the car manufacturers’ liability for defective air bags
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New rights regulator should eliminate unfair consumer contracts

By By Pushpa Girimaji
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2020 10:57 PM IST
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