Walter bagehot

Born in 1826, Walter Bagehot (d. 1877) was an Englishman who was once called “the Greatest Victorian” and a social scientist of note. Despite all his works and studies of England’s political and econo…

The power in words

Have the power to influence others? As a lawyer, you already have the tools. All you need to do is sharpen it. Between two telephone instruments what is that connects them?- The wire. Between two peop…

National human rights commission in india

Human rights means the rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual guaranteed under the Constitution or embodied in the International Covenants and enforceable by courts i…

Hate crimes need for special law

The killing of north Indian man on a suburban train on 28.10.2008 has brought into sharp focus the issue of ‘hate crimes’ and whether we have the laws to deal with them.  Though the police claim that …

Reliability on circumstantial evidence

In a noteworthy ruling, the Supreme Court bench comprising of Justices J M Panchal and T S Thakur has held that suspicion, however strong, cannot take the place of proof in a criminal case. Aftab Ahma…

Comfort Zone

There is much talk of progress and success nowadays. What does it really entail? For argument’s sake, let us confine ourselves to make it mean: Advancement in career and money making prospects. This t…

Consumer Courts- A Relook

A  recent report showing that a backlog of 200,000 unsettled cases are pending before various consumer courts is more than enough to indicate that in India, the consumer is anything but the king. In a…

TERRORISM V/s Democratic Sovereignty

No  doubt grant or not to grant the pardon, is a sovereign function, be it  in any form i.e. monarchy, democracy, or even mobocracy to which we may be heading for but for the  judicial activism.   Thi…

Being the Charming Charm

 The expression Old-World Charm, what does it really mean? How do we picture it our minds when we have not had the opportunity to live in those times. I suppose the movies set in those periods would g…

Human Genome And Patent Law In India

Biotechnology is a rapidly growing field in which new products and services are developed from an increasingly complex and cumulative set of underlying technologies. The sequencing of genes, identifyi…