Veere Disarray

Some men try hard for reasons best known to them. Team 2, even before it had shot and finalized the final print of its movie, filed a case before the Bom HC. Dr. Abhinav Chandrachud fought for Team 1. He won. Hon’ble Justice G.S. Patel wrote a remarkable judgment: “In the present case there is […]

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Gambling on Cricket I

Most games played just for fun can also be played for money. Several lawyers, including the one with 22 thousand followers on Twitter, paid ample respect and just respect to a game developed on IPL. Simply put, one had to predict who would win a cricket match, decorating the prediction with a percentage between 51 […]

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The Haynes Discourse

“Haynes was a role model of mine. He and Greenidge were a pair that would take apart any bowling attack in the world. From the start of the day’s play I had kept a close watch on him. He was sitting in the Sussex dressing room, absorbed in the match. I worried that he might […]

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The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law

“A distinguished South African Judge, Albie Sachs has spoken of the importance of understanding the value of constitutional transformation. In his book titled ‘The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law’, explaining the role of the constitutional court, Sachs has this to say: “It is difficult to analyze the impact that court decisions have on actual […]

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The Proof of Forgery

“Section 465 provides punishment for the commission of the offence of forgery. In order to sustain a conviction under Section 465, first it has to be proved that forgery was committed under Section 463, implying that ingredients under Section 464 should also be satisfied. Therefore unless and until ingredients under Section 463 are satisfied a […]

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The Freedom of a Major Girl

Thushara, when 19, married a man, not yet 21, at the Chakkulathukavu Bagavathi Temple. Her father filed a petition before the High Court of Kerala and was awarded her custody. The Supreme Court recently called a submission ‘neat’: “The High Court has adopted an approach which is not permissible… Thushara is admittedly a major… she […]

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Aggression of SC Judges I

Judge 4 of the Indian Supreme Court, Justice Lokur, will retire in December this year. Earlier, he questioned the integrity of the Chief Justice. In April, he yet again interestingly worded a judgment. Mukul Rohtagi and Gautam Gambhir went to the same school as him. We have forever expected aggression. “The couldn’t-care-less and insouciant attitude […]

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