A lawyer’s task is extremely challenging; he has to convince someone (the Judge) who is trained and hard-wired not to believe anything at face value, and rightly so. A judge takes everything with a pinch of salt. It is indeed a challenge. A lawyer overcomes this with his learning and his words. A practicing lawyer’s […]Read More Commas As Aids of Interpretation (And Lives!) | Saving Pandas from False Prosecutions….
Why an A to Z list of law/legal concepts/judgments etc.? As somebody wise said: A rear-view mirror is the best kind of crystal ball. Sometimes ‘looking back’ is ‘looking ahead’. Our choices and the effects we produce have their causes in the past; and, before this post degenerates into philosophical humdrum about interpretation of history […]Read More An A to Z guide to the new, time-less and important in law
“If I want to deprive you of your watch, I shall certainly have to fight for it; if I want to buy your watch, I shall have to pay for it; and if I want a gift, I shall have to plead for it; and, according to the means I employ, the watch is stolen […]Read More Rethinking ‘Fruits of the Poisonous Tree Doctrine’: Admissibility of Illegally Obtained Evidence
“Don’t Tell Me the Moon Is Shining; Show Me the Glint of Light on Broken Glass” Anton Chekhov It is easy to preach what you don’t have to practice yourself. This is precisely what I would be accused of doing, given the fact that I no longer serve as a judge myself and consequently don’t […]Read More A MasterClass on The Art of Judgment Writing for young judges and judiciary aspirants
In the second part, we take a closer look at the IBC’s most fundamental features (terms starting with alphabets I-P).Read More A To Z of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code | A Beginner’s Guide (Part II)
An unemployed-post-graduate’s resume- for an underpaying clerical job; A poor widow’s application- for an insignificant pension; A prescription for medicines- that the abandoned senior citizen could never buy; A strangulated female foetus, with the umbilical cord still tightly coiled around her delicate neck Who am I ? I am a garbage-bin on a street near […]Read More Diary of a Dust Bin
In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all, that… In the midst of winter, I found […]Read More From Bar to Bench, and back | Story of Life So Far; Well, More or Less.
Before making an attempt to understand how electronic evidence is treated in a court of law, it is essential to understand what is meant by the terms “electronic evidence” and “electronic record”. Once we establish that, we will see whether electronic records can be classified as “documents”? It is only after we have established these […]Read More Law 101 # A Primer On Electronic Evidence
In this column, I try and explain the basics of the Indian Extradition Law. A law that often proves to be as elusive as the very fugitive that it seeks to deal with. I’ve tried to unpack the fundamental principles of extradition law, extradition treaties and the broad process; I also briefly flag the common defenses available to an extradition request.Read More Indian Extradition Law Demystified (Part 1)
Through this column, which is the first in a three-part series, we will try to give a brief overview of the primary features and actors in the IBC game and a sneak peek into the new and latest in IBC and the challenges that lie ahead. Since we all love lists, we walk you through these concepts alphabetically. But before we dive deep, here are a few words in the nature of a general preface to this path-breaking piece of legislation called the IBC.Read More A to Z of IBC | A beginner’s guide to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Part I)