“A clear example of opaqueness and bad decision was the appointment of the 59-year-old sister of a CJI to the Cal HC.” The CJI alluded to is: Hon’ble Justice Altamas Kabir; The sister: Hon’ble Justice Shukla Kabir Sinha. The symmetry is astounding. This day, 2 years ago, the following letter was sent out:
'The Last Word' seeks to include not only wise and witty sayings of the judges but also curiosities of lawyers and the law. This blog is not of obligation but of delight. I frankly confess my ignorance of much that ought to be included from overseas jurisdictions; and I utter a gentle prayer that those who know better would lighten my darkness. I am confident that I am not alone in my refusal to believe that the law is tedious or that Indians really like all their law dull. For all that has escaped these percipient eyes, mea culpa maxima. History, after all, has many cunning passages, contrived corridors and issues.