Krishna · Prepared Texts

Notes on the Aadhar Judgement

This post is a reproduction of the remarks I had prepared for the meeting of the NUALS Constitutional Law Discussion Group on 27/08/2018 regarding the Judgement of the court in Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (Rtd.) v. Union of India. Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (Rtd.) v. Union of India (II) Preliminary notes from a cursory reading By Ananth… Continue reading Notes on the Aadhar Judgement

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Analysis · Democracy · Krishna · Law

Bad law and Democracy

"There are unjust laws as there are unjust men" ~ from the film Gandhi (1982) Background:This article on the Volokh Conspiracy, titled 'Why we shouldn't "just enforce the law'". I Enacting and enforcing law is the primary reason for the existence of the state. The state itself is a mechanism that human society has 'evolved' to ensure… Continue reading Bad law and Democracy

Krishna · Prepared Texts

Notes on Section 377 [Decriminalization of homosexuality]

This post is the reproduction of the remarks I had prepared for the meeting of the NUALS Constitutional Law Discussion Group held on 13/09/2018 regarding the judgement of the court in Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India. For the references, please check link here. Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India Preliminary Notes on the Judgement… Continue reading Notes on Section 377 [Decriminalization of homosexuality]

History · Japan · Krishna

Resolution in defeat: the Ieyasu way

or How to win after being massacred on the battlefield, holding out with 120 Soldiers against 35,000 A Twenty nine year old Tokugawa Ieyasu gazed at the horizon. He was about to face the armies of Takeda Shingen, the only other daimyo who could challenge the might of even Oda Nobunaga. The battle between the… Continue reading Resolution in defeat: the Ieyasu way

History · Japan · Krishna

Tokugawa Ieyasu, the glorious son of Japan

Introduction Each and every single moment in the past has undoubtedly effected change on the present. But there are also moments when events and people coalesced together to radically alter the prospects of entire peoples, nations or event the world together. These 'landmark' events in history are, that which we study again and again in our… Continue reading Tokugawa Ieyasu, the glorious son of Japan