I have closely followed Three Rhodes Scholars for 13 Years. Arghya Sengupta. V. Niranjan. Gautam Bhatia. I was aware of Arghya Sengupta, personally, even before I had entered the portals of NLSIU. There is no comparison of him with Gautam Bhatia [An Idiotic Savant]. Let us leave aside V. Niranjan, for now. I have […]Read more "The Sabarimala Temple II: Arghya Sengupta"
Chess has been represented, or shall I say misrepresented, as a game – that is, a thing which could not well serve a serious purpose, solely created for the enjoyment of an empty hour. If it were a game only, Chess would never have survived the serious trials to which it has, during the long […]Read more "A Man of Reason and Logic"
Writ Petition (Civil) No. 373 of 2006. Hon’ble Justice Indu Malhotra The Petitioners have stated that they learnt of the practice of restricting the entry of women in the age group of 10 to 50 years in the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala from three newspaper articles written by Barkha Dutt (Scent of a Woman, Hindustan […]Read more "The Sabarimala Temple I"
Behind every successful fortune there is a crime, wrote Mario Puzo. Truly, not everyone fears the law. How else would a head constable’s son be Dawood? It is magnificent that the Supreme Court has recommended to the Parliament the creation of a separate offence of lynching. While all that you read after is the charm of […]Read more "The Fear of Law and Lynching"
The Doctrine of Absolute Territorial Sovereignty is most often identified with an opinion prepared in 1895 by the 41st Attorney General of the United States, Judson Harmon, in response to a request by the Department of State for advice concerning a dispute with Mexico over the use of waters of the Rio Grande. Pursuant to […]Read more "The Harmon Doctrine"
“Economic impact of a decision, wherever warranted, has to be kept in mind… in a situation where two views are possible or wherever there is a discretion given to the Court by law, the Court needs to lean in favour of a particular view which subserves the economic interest of the nation. Conversely, the Court […]Read more "Science for Everyone: Footnote the Scholar"
“DNA is the abbreviation of Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid. It is the basic genetic material in all human body cells. It is not contained in red blood corpuscles. It is, however, present in white corpuscles. It carries the genetic code. DNA structure determines human character, behaviour and body characteristics. DNA profiles are encrypted sets of numbers […]Read more "Science For Everyone: DNA Again"