Section 27 – Court assistance in taking evidence (5) Persons failing to attend in accordance with such process, or making any other fault, or refusing to give their evidence, or guilty of any contempt to the Arbitral Tribunal during the conduct of Arbitral Proceedings, shall be subject to the like disadvantages, penalties and punishments by […]Read more "Section 27(5) of The Arbitration Act"
‘Scandalisation of Court’ is not ‘precisely explained’ in Supreme Court cases [See, In Re: Hon’ble Shri Justice C.S. Karnan, Suo-Motu Contempt Petition (Civil) No. 1 of 2017]. It is a species of contempt and may take several forms. A common form is the vilification of the Judge [See, Shri Baradakanta Mishra v. The Registrar of […]Read more "Scandalisation of Court"
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"
Criminal cases based on circumstantial evidence can be resolved in several ways in a work of fiction. Judges do not have that liberty. It would be in the fitness of things to assume, there is only one right way for them to interpret the ‘circumstances’. Two lovers, in love forever, alone in a stranger’s house, […]Read more "The Baazigar Suicide Letter"
As 1992 drew to a close, the simmering communal fervor in the country came to the boil as a BJP-led mob demolished the 465-year-old Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. Mumbai witnessed some of the bloodiest riots in the country. Sunil Dutt organized help and medical aid for all those injured, regardless of their religion, […]Read more "My Name is Abu Salem"
The crucial question ‘can citizens claim an absolute right over their body parts and refuse to give digital samples of their fingerprints and iris for Aadhar enrollment?’ will only be answered when the Unicorn Constitution Bench decides the Aadhar-Privacy issue. The Aadhar-PAN Judgment, Binoy Viswam v. Union of India [Writ Petition (Civil) 247 of 2017], […]Read more "Substantive Due Process"