Two months ago, Judges 2-3-4-5 of the Indian Supreme Court wrote a long letter to the Chief Justice, complaining of assignment of Benches without any rational basis. Last Friday [*January 12, 2018*], The Judges called a Press Conference, irreversibly provoked by the Bench chosen by the Master of the Roster [The Chief Justice of India], to hear […]Read more "An Alleged Judicial Crisis on Swami Vivekananda’s 155"
This year, a lawyer’s petition before the Bombay High Court, had claimed that the trailers of The State vs. Jolly LL.B 2 (Jolly LLB 2) projected the Indian Judiciary and the Indian Legal System in a derogatory manner. The Court found that there was a “prima facie” case of Contempt of Court. It constituted a three-member committee […]Read more "The Nature of Judicial Power: Gautam Bhatia"
Amongst advocates, there are always the traditionalists. They imagine Live Tweeters in court when ADM Jabalpur was on going, and shiver at the thought. Ray CJI would have had none of it. The present Chief Justice seemingly does not subscribe to old world ideas. Juniors who have the time and the resources are travelling to the […]Read more "The Live Tweets Ailment II"
A Senior Advocate proclaimed recently: One wonders if ‘all present in the hall’ were not judicially urged to ‘stand up to show respect to the National Anthem’ whether there would be objections against playing of the anthem itself. (Turns out: Yes!) This is especially important because very few have availed the opportunity to protest the […]Read more "In Re: Ramachandra Guha on National Anthem in Cinema Halls"
Jactitation of marriage means a persistent boasting of a marriage, falsely alleged to have taken place. The suit prays for a decree of perpetual silence on the subject. This is the only case in which a matrimonial suit can, as of right, be proceeded without prima facie proof of a marriage de facto, for the […]Read more "Jactitation of Marriage"
Hotels have been central to several narratives. Recently we learnt the fictional Society of the Crossed Keys, a guild of top concierges whose deep connections in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014, dir. Wes Anderson) help save the life of Ralph Fiennes’ suave Gustave H., was inspired by the Society of the Golden Keys, first started as a French-only […]Read more "Notorious Hotel Rooms: The Case of The Sealed Suite"
The New York Times on April 30, 1976 came out with an editorial, ‘‘If India ever finds its way back to the freedom and democracy that were proud hallmarks of its first eighteen years as an independent nation, someone will surely erect a monument to Justice H.R. Khanna of the Supreme Court.” The Time Magazine, […]Read more "Supreme Court Judges on Indian Magazine Covers"