The Case of the Honest Prostitute

Books on constitutional law are on judges, lawyers, occasionally on politicians. Judges are the central actors, not actual litigants / histories of the disputes. The central actor in Rohit De, A People’s Constitution, (Princeton University Press, 2018) is the citizen litigant; private interests assumes public significance. We rarely meet those who have at least, at […]

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December 8, 1930

It was decided. 8 December, 1930 would be ‘Operation Simpson Day’. The journey began at 12:00 in the afternoon. Three Men sat in a taxi and headed for the Writers Building. One of them had his birthday < 50 hours ago. The last ride together. [File No. 59/19/30] 12:30. Cap, coat, tie, trousers, boots – […]

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Appointment of a Chief Justice

The Recent Elevations to The Supreme Court of 7 Judges is interesting. None of them shall be The Chief Justice of India after Hon’ble Justice Dr. Chandrachud. Seniority is neither based on age nor on experience. It is purely accidental. The following is an extract from A.R. Antulay, Appointment of a Chief Justice, (Popular Prakashan, […]

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Fourth Prof. N.R. Madhava Menon SAARCLAW Mooting Competition [India Round], 2018-19

The Chief Guest at the Inaugural Function on 27.10.2018 was Hon’ble Justice Rajendra Menon, Chief Justice, Del HC. The Chief Guest at the Valedictory Function on 28.10.2018 was Hon’ble Justice R.K. Agrawal, Former SC Judge and President, NCDRC. The ‘Moot Proposition’ was drafted by Mr. Ravi Prakash, Advocate, Supreme Court of India. The Proposition [Abridged] […]

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The Zara Lone Case

‘Yes?’ It was the Lover of the Century, Raghu. ‘You have to leave this girl. It’s been too long.’ ‘I am so over her.’ 5 WhatsApp Messages, Zara Lone: ‘It’s my birthday. I hope you remember.’ 9th February. ‘This is insane,’ Saurabh kept chanting. ‘Ready?’ I said, putting on my helmet. ___ The victim is […]

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Shanthakumaran Sreesanth

An excellent book. I have chosen to extract the following two paragraphs: Page 131: “It was a period when Ricky Ponting’s team believed that every loss was an ‘upset’ and not just a win for their opponents. India had dominated this particular match from the beginning. Ishant Sharma, Sreesanth and Irfan Pathan had gathered nine […]

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The Profane

Mr. Navtej Sarna’s Son is talented. I have had the opportunity to witness him in college. Mr. Navtej Sarna is an ‘Indian Author-Columnist, Diplomat, Indian Ambassador to the United States’. His son, Satyajit, recently published a Book of Poetry: “The Profane”. Here are a few of my favorite four lines: “But, if you believe you […]

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