There is a certain degree of lasciviousness that’s attached to crime or investigative reporting. Because the police force is predominantly male and while there are women crime reporters, men outnumber them easily; stories that emerge from the CBI or from the police have an undeniable male gaze. And so the first reports of Anca Neacsu […]Read more "Jailed Abroad: Platinum Blonde, Anca Neacsu"
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 […]Read more "Section 499 of the IPC IV"
In the late Nineties, Vijay Palande had adopted an interesting identity – that of a waiter at the iconic Copper Chimney restaurant in Juhu. The job was ideal as it gave him the opportunity to keep a close watch on prospective victims while serving them their favourite dish. On one such occasion, he met a […]Read more "India’s New Serial Killers II: Vijay Palande"
“On 8 October, 1997, Veerappan abducted wildlife researchers and photographers Krupakar and Senani. The next day, he stopped a bus carrying fifteen tourists through Bandipur Forest and took them hostage. The same fate was reserved for the six Karnataka Forest Department staffers who went searching for the bus. Though Veerappan set most of the tourists […]Read more "Chasing the Brigand: The Rajkumar Abduction"
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 […]Read more "D For Don II: Khullam Khulla"
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 […]Read more "An Unsuitable Boy"
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 […]Read more "#SCCB – Supreme Court Cited Books I"