In Hemlata Singh v. Collector [MANU/UC/0315/2008], Hon’ble Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia [High Court of Uttarakhand] notes, “Chutzpah is a remarkable expression in Hebrew. Chutzpah is said to happen when a man kills his mother and father and then asks for clemency on the ground that he is now an orphan.” Hon’ble Justice S. Dhulia is the brother of Tigmanshu Dhulia, an acclaimed Movie Director. Originally, it was Tigmanshu Dhulia who was supposed to adapt Hamlet for the Indian Screen. It was eventually Tigmanshu’s college friend Vishal Bharadwaj who directed Haider, released in 2014. The word Chutzpah is central to the movie.
'The Last Word' seeks to include not only wise and witty sayings but also curiosities. These words are not of obligation but of delight. I am not alone in my refusal to believe that law is tedious. For all that has escaped these percipient eyes, mea culpa maxima. History, after all, has many cunning passages, contrived corridors and issues.