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

Portraits, Government and Hindi Cinema

A still from the movie Jolly LLB (2013) where the portraits of Lal Bahadur Shastri, Pt. Nehru and Sardar Patel are visible on the wall. There is a famous phrase that ‘devil is in the detail’ and interestingly since law school lawyers are encouraged to have an eye for detail. For a lawyer like myself, … Continue reading Portraits, Government and Hindi Cinema

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?  

Appointment to the Supreme Court: Identifying Trends and Patterns

Earlier today, it was reported that the Law Ministry (Government of India) is currently awaiting the recommendations from the Supreme Court’s Collegium to appoint Judges to the Supreme Court. The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, has a sanctioned strength of 34 Judges (including the Chief Justice of India). However, the Court is currently functioning with … Continue reading Appointment to the Supreme Court: Identifying Trends and Patterns

What is the Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867?

Image Credits- Business Standards Earlier today, the Indian Express reported that a political leader allegedly put up posters with photographs of former and current leaders of the Bhartiya Janta Party i.e. Mr. Chinmayanand, Mr. Kuldeep Singh Sengar etc. at various places across Lucknow. These individuals are/have been accused and/or convicted in some cases, for offences … Continue reading What is the Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867?