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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Disappearance of Anik’s Ghost

FILM IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF COMMERCIAL ART: SATYAJIT RAY Despite CBFC approval, State of West Bengal & Kolkata Police obstructed Director, Anik Datta’s ‘Future Ghosts’, from being exhibited. The film was duly released in Kolkata on 15.02.2019. By the evening of 16.02.2019, without any communication from the exhibitors, the film was abruptly and suddenly […]

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Fredda Brilliant Marshall

Fredda Brilliant was brilliant, indeed. Thus, her art adorns Supreme Court of India.Freda or Fredda?Dear Lord. “One afternoon the sculptress, Freda Brilliant, and her husband, Herbert Marshall, dropped in to see me. She came in with open arms, pouring out a stream of endearments. ‘Darling, darling Khushy! How are you?’ They had been to an […]

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Morality of Gambling

“It needs to be borne in mind that there may be certain activities which the society perceives as immoral per se. It may include gambling (though that is also becoming a debatable issue now), prostitution etc. It is also to be noted that standards of morality in a society change with the passage of time. […]

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Murder of Mahatma

My Lord, Who Killed Mahatma? Mahatma Gandhi: Dead. Accused: Dead. Unseen Hand? Issue: Gross. Truth: Well Known. Hearsay. New Fires of Controversy: No. – Hon’ble Justice S.A. Bobde – Hon’ble Justice L. Nageswara Rao, Dr. Pankaj Kumudchandra Phadnis v. Union of India Ministry of Law and Justice, [SLP (Civil) 8293 of 2018].

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