Section 499 of the IPC IV

The Fourth Chapter is intriguingly titled ‘Bloodless Murder: Defamation‘. Senior Advocate Pinky Anand and her daughter Gauri Goburdhun have stood by Sections 499 & 500, IPC in Trials of Truth: India’s Landmark Criminal Cases, (Shobhaa Dé Books, Penguin, 2017). Here is brief excerpt from pages, 61 to 79: “The origin of defamation can be traced to […]

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D For Don II: Khullam Khulla

The Don always sells. There is even a sweet, fan-girl account in Sheela Raval’s Godfathers of Crime (Hachette, 2015). She attended the reception of Mahrukh’s wedding in the summer of 2005 and said, “Mario Puzo would have been proud of the scene“. In Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored (HarperCollins India, 2017), the actor has his […]

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An Unsuitable Boy

This blog has previously carried content on K3G here and here. I had the chance to read the biography of its Director, Karan Johar, recently. Here is [some of] what caught my interest… _____ I’ve had two unrequited love situations in my life. One in my twenties and one in my thirties where I’d loved […]

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#SCCB – Supreme Court Cited Books I

Attentive Readers would remember a young Abhinav Chandrachud meriting a quotation in The NJAC Judgment for his book, “The Informal Constitution: Unwritten Criteria in Selecting Judges for the Supreme Court of India”, [Oxford University Press]. It is Shubhankar Dam’s turn in The Ordinance Judgment [Krishna Kumar Singh v. State of Bihar, Civil Appeal No. 5875 of […]

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