Gambling in Cricket II : Name of the Game

“Cricket Corruption”, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj had an insight to share on Hon’ble Justice R.M. Lodha: “Court ordered changes still haven’t been made”. Indian Courts have executed limited interference with (issues of) Cricket. Supreme Court [BCCI, (2018) 9 SCC 624], once pointed out: “Famous Cricketers produced by Mumbai Cricket Association or MCA, amongst others, […]

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Gun Island

Amitav Ghosh, Gun Island, (Penguin, 2019) is a remarkable read. It travels through time, space and thoughts. If you do not let yourself completely in, the best bits shall go unnoticed. Like there are dreams within dreams, at Gun Island, there are stories within stories. Written simply, detailed subtly, this one is a must read. […]

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Mental Toughness in Sports and Life

  Patrick Anthony Howard ‘Paddy’ Upton is famous for his powers of mental conditioning and coaching sportsmen. The following is an excerpt from Paddy Upton, The Barefoot Coach, (Westland Sport, 2019). “It is worth having a conversation about the concept of ‘mental toughness’, which is currently the most overused and least understood concept in sports […]

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Sacred Games

Sacred Games, Season 1 (2018, dir. Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane) was showcased by Netflix in June, 2018. Writ Petition (Civil) 7123 of 2018 was filed  before Delhi High Court against Sacred Games soon after. One word used in Episode 4: Brahmahatya deserved correction. It remains unchanged. 09.04.2018  – Writ Petition (Civil) 7123 of 2018 was […]

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Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes

My Lord, Supreme Court Quotations of Sherlock Holmes? One. “After all, an ordinary purchaser is not gifted with the powers of observation of a Sherlock Holmes.” [Parle Products, (1972) 1 SCC 618] My Lord, High Court Quotations of Sherlock Holmes? Some. “It would not require the penetrating intelligence of a Sherlock Holmes to realize in […]

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Then Mark, Denmark

“Something is rotten in the State of Denmark“, sensed Marcellus, said Shakespeare in Hamlet, and it can similarly be said that something is rotten in the Allahabad High Court, said Hon’ble Judges Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Misra in Raja Khan vs. U.P. Sunni Central Waqf Board, (2011) 1 SCC (LS) 359. The rot was, […]

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