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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A Review of “Legal Eagles”

“There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.” Legal Eagles traces the journey of […]

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D for Dayan, D for David

“It was a scorching summer day on 31st May, when the NIA sleuths gathered in the chambers of Gopal Subramanian, the Attorney General of India. He had just returned from the US where he had spent hours discussing the David Headley issue with the US Attorney General, Eric Holder… Behera spoke, ‘We will be leaving […]

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