The Basic Structure is Two Years Old

Picture Credits - Indian Express On 06 September 2018, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India delivered its verdict in Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India. The judgment partly struck down the archaic Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalised carnal intercourse against the order of the nature with any man, woman or … Continue reading The Basic Structure is Two Years Old

Ayushmann Khurrana’s Article 15 & the Law punishing Atrocities against SC & ST

The motion poster for the movie. The Republic of India celebrates its 73rd Republic Day today i.e., 26 January 2022. On this day, the erstwhile dominion of India became a Republic i.e., a nation governed by its own Constitution. This Constitution was a result of extensive labour and discussion by a Constituent Assembly consisting of representatives … Continue reading Ayushmann Khurrana’s Article 15 & the Law punishing Atrocities against SC & ST

Review : Justice Gogoi’s ‘Justice for the Judge’

The internet has been abuzz with news concerning Hon’ble Justice Gogoi’s recent autobiography ‘Justice for the Judge’. The buzz is understandable given the Judge’s polarizing past and the contentious issues the book deals with. There is significant writing (mostly negative) about the book already which got me wondering, how can a book be so reviled? … Continue reading Review : Justice Gogoi’s ‘Justice for the Judge’

Law and India’s National Anthem-  Learning from K3G

Actor Shahrukh Khan has been in the news recently. His son Aryan Khan is accused of possessing contraband substances and was in jail for over a month. News channels are abuzz with this news and questions over Khan’s parenting and patriotism are constantly being raised, given his surname. This gave me the idea to discuss … Continue reading Law and India’s National Anthem-  Learning from K3G

In Defence of the Canadian Supreme Court’s Majority – Responding to Arvind  Datar and Rahul Unnikrishnan

Recently, the Canadian Supreme Court delivered a significant verdict on the issue of whether unwritten principles of the Constitution can be used to strike down legislations [Toronto (City) v. Ontario (Attorney General), 2021 SCC 34]. While the minority ruled in the affirmative, the majority in a close 5:4 verdict held to the contrary.    In … Continue reading In Defence of the Canadian Supreme Court’s Majority – Responding to Arvind  Datar and Rahul Unnikrishnan

Telangana High Court’s progressive decision on Law of Abortion

Image Credits - Scroll Earlier this week, the Telangana High Court delivered a significant judgment dealing with the law on abortion. The Court was approached by a 16-year-old minor girl (through her guardian) seeking a direction for termination of her 26 week long pregnancy. In a surprisingly, pro-choice or pro-mother verdict (if we may call … Continue reading Telangana High Court’s progressive decision on Law of Abortion

Dear Arjuna, I am everywhere, but not on your screen?

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in Delhi (Source - Punnawit Suwuttananu / Getty Images) Lord Krishna in the holy Hindu scripture Bhagvad Gita, tells his disciple Arjun ‘हे अर्जुन।  मैं समस्त जीवों के हृदय में स्थित परमात्मा हूँ।  मैं ही समस्त जीवों का आदि, मध्य तथा अंत हूँ।  (Dear Arjun, I am the god residing in the heart … Continue reading Dear Arjuna, I am everywhere, but not on your screen?

Learning from Nayak – Can you become the Chief Minister for a Day?  

Last week the Anil Kapoor starrer ‘Nayak- The Real Hero’ completed twenty years of its theatrical release. The movie is considered a classic across generations. It shows the story of a news reporter named Shivaji Rao (played by Anil Kapoor) who gets the opportunity to interview the Chief Minister of Maharashtra (‘CM’) named Balraj Chauhan … Continue reading Learning from Nayak – Can you become the Chief Minister for a Day?  

Sidhartha Shukla’s funeral exposes the media’s lack of respect for the dead, again!

Picture Credits - Indian Express In a recent post on his Instagram, comedian Zakir Khan wrote, ‘Wo tumhe insaan nahi samajhte. Isliye nahi hai koi line, na koi boundaries hain. Tumhari laash unke liye koi rooh nikla hua jism nahi. Bas tasveer lene ka ek aur mauka hai. Jitni ho sake utni. Ye waise hai … Continue reading Sidhartha Shukla’s funeral exposes the media’s lack of respect for the dead, again!