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
"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
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]
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
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
It is not unusual for me to 'miss' someone. Those people I really feel connected with, whom I feel the most happy around are people whose presence that I have always wished for. It is when that they disappear from your life that you truly understand what role they played. It sounds like a cliche,… Continue reading The longing
It's not a sight that we see often, but the Conservative Icon and the Liberal favorite fall on the same side of one issue: Gerrymandering. An issue I'll come to in due course, but it all started with me stumbling upon this wonderful interview of Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States in 1991.… Continue reading Reagan and Obama, on the same side.