THE SHATTERED VASE

THE SHATTERED VASE

The Periplus, Journeys and Diversions, is a fortnightly column penned by the author duo Ishrat Syed and Kalpana Swaminathan, who ...

Hearing Aid

Hearing Aid

Government of Maharashtra has announced a Rs 50000 annual reimbursement to judges, and their dependents, for buying spectacles. The amount ...

Crying for Justice

Crying for Justice

From the senior activists and lawyers to younger activists like Safoora Zargar, the state has walked at turtle space in ...

Vikas Karke Dubey

Vikas Karke Dubey

Vikas Dubey was a wanted criminal over the last 20 years. He had more than 60 criminal cases pending against ...

The Kashmir Blackout

The Kashmir Blackout

  The author investigates the constitutionality of the internet shutdown imposed in Kashmir. He argues whether the communication restrictions hold ...

Et tu, Bollywood?

Et tu, Bollywood?

  The tragic demise of a young and talented actor, Sushant Sing Rajput, requires us to focus on mental health ...

Shopping for justice

LOCKDOWNED LIFE

The irreverent Raju Z Moray has provided us with much-needed humour in an hour of crisis. We, and our readers, ...

‘A grave issue

A COVID Test

Several snobs residing in housing societies Imagine that diseases are spread by the poor That is why before allowing entry ...

A close shave

Resuming Work

Some Bar Associations proclaim They don't wish to resume work Because they feel it is still risky Not with any ...

 Some men in black

Clean Hands

We lawyers have known all along What the world now understands For the health of your own case You must ...

Shopping for justice

The Unlocking

The unlocking is now happening No one knows who is in control Everyone is told to be self-reliant Which means ...

Professional advice

Muting the Mike

It's not just COVID cases Which have begun to spike We may have an epidemic Of not muting the mike.. ...

A good network

Conscience Pricks

We're not infallible but final Decide without favour or fear Now socially well distanced We decide whom to hear   ...

A close shave

A virtual reality

Litigators who used to rush to courts All prepped up for an adversarial scene Find it insulting, humiliating, demeaning To ...

‘A grave issue

We are winning

When we imposed the lockdown We got no time to use our brains To assert we are back in control ...

Bring them back

Bring them back

After many a migrant Has perished on the track The talking heads are saying We want the migrant back!   ...

Online Guidelines

Noble Profession

Actors' offsprings can easily become actors Doctors' children can easily become doctors No one has ever considered it an offence ...

Professional advice

Challenging Times

We live in challenging times Exclaimed the Hon'ble Minister Have faith in the Great Leader This is not something sinister! ...

Online Guidelines

That One Judgment!

How can one not appreciate and applaud? How can anyone harbour a qualm or grudge? When a momentous scholarly judgment ...

Barbs & Stings

Barbs & Stings

One really needs to ask why this happens? Why all this post-retirement hue and cry? Why people become so fond ...

‘A grave issue

Doing Some Work

Seniors confined to homes Can brook no further delay They have finally spoken Decision-makers, find a way!   Two months ...

Shopping for justice

Be positive

In the service of our Great Nation Environmental laws become elastic That is why to fight the COVID-19 war Most ...

A close shave

A close shave

Brilliant legal stratagems This head is known to harbour But more than any attorney It now needs to see a ...

A good network

Ruled by nutcases

In these lockdown times too Learned friends remain wise They remember all rights and laws But can't recall how to ...

An A to Z of legal clerihews

An A to Z of legal clerihews

cler·i·hew  n A humorous verse consisting of two rhymed couplets in lines of irregular length, usually about a person whose name serves as one of the rhymes. – The Free Dictionary (Available at https://www.thefreedictionary.com/clerihew) These rhymes are intended to be a friendly guide ...

‘ET TU, SETU?’

‘ET TU, SETU?’

Caesar when stabbed in the back Exclaimed to Brutus "Et tu?" Something similar is happening With this magic genie Arogya ...

‘A grave issue

‘A grave issue

When fires are burning And fear enters the head Those who are still living Start arguing about the dead   ...