First published on SCC Online Blog There’s hardly any webinar on the effects of the pandemic that gets concluded without the wise panellists exhorting us – in Churchill’s words not to, “let a perfectly good crisis go to waste”. The intent, of course, is for us to gather newer skills and keep reinventing ourselves, in order to stay … Continue reading COVID & WHITE COLLAR CRIME
Books have meant different things to me - at different points of time in my life. At times, I've read to understand and interpret the world. On others, to simply impress and charm. I've also read - sometimes - to experience otherness and with a genuine desire to know what it means to be somebody … Continue reading the year 2020, in books. balancing the desire to be lost with the longing to be found.
Had a great time chatting with Debosmita Nandy (MentorSpeak), who, btw, is doing an extraordinary job helping law students/young lawyers navigate the profession better. A free-wheeling conversation on books, reading law, justice, writing, publishing legal columns, life of a young judge, partner-ing at a law firm, counsel practice, and a lot more...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjlbQT4E-_A&feature=emb_logo
I didn’t imagine 2020 to shape out the way that it did. And my guess is - you didn’t, either. ‘The most well laid out schemes of mice and men often go awry’. The Pandemic brought life and all fancy plans to a grinding halt and compelled us to think, and meditate. “There are decades … Continue reading A quick review of ‘Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World’ by Fareed Zakaria.
This is a guest post by the very talented young judge - Pratik Sagar, (Civil Judge, 30th batch, Bihar). This is how it goes: Hello, hope you are doing fine! If you are reading this article, it means either you are preparing for coveted judicial service examination or maybe you are still in the decision making … Continue reading Tips for Judicial Service examination preparation; A Guest Post by Mr. Pratik Sagar (Civil Judge, 30th Batch, Bihar)
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 neckWho am I ?I am a garbage-bin on a street near you;And, by the way,I also happen to … Continue reading 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 there was, within me, … Continue reading From Bar to Bench, and back | Story of Life So Far; Well, More or Less.
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This is about my friend and father (“Comrade”). No, not really; this is about me trying to come to terms with my father’s illness or to be more precise, it is about me failing to come to terms with it, with any sensibility, all these years. My very writing this piece is a testament to … Continue reading Farewell, Dad