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Free Or Fettered?

To pick just one bone, take the visible haste in some cases—be it Arnab or Ayodhya—and the inexplicable slowness elsewhere. Dare we say…the jury is out on our judges?

Ruben Banerjee
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March 01, 2021

State Of Indian Judiciary

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    The Supreme Court A Long Political...

    In assessing the Supreme Court’s political ­neutrality, its record is required to be examined at five different phases of its existence: 1950...

    March 01, 2021 | Jasti Chelameswar
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    Collegium Collateral Damage

    Do considerations deciding Collegium recommendations and their acceptance by the government prevent elevation of independent...

    March 01, 2021 | Amal K. Ganguli
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    SC Failed On Rights, Liberty, Freedom...’

    Justice Deepak Gupta, who retired from the Supreme Court in May 2020, talks to Puneet Nicholas Yadav on all that he thinks is...

    March 01, 2021 | Puneet Nicholas Yadav
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      Executive Order: Keep The Top Man...

      Successive governments have always tried to­, and often succeeded in, keeping the judiciary under control by targeting the country’s top...

      March 01, 2021 | Faizan Mustafa
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      Supreme Court Of National Governance

      Being political is inevitable for the Supreme Court as it is tasked with interpreting the Constitution

      March 01, 2021 | Ritwika Sharma
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      Tarikh Pe Tarikh Constitution Benched

      The Supreme Court’s Constitution benches, which have shaped India’s political history in many ways, are ­overburdened today

      March 01, 2021 | Vaidehi Misra, Mayuri Gupta
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        First Interface In A Blind Spot On Law...

        District judiciary remains a last career resort for lawyers. Litigants deserve better.

        March 01, 2021 | Deepika Kinhal, Reshma Sekhar
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        Why So Upset, Kunal Kamra?

        A 21st c stand-up comic and a 19th c Bengali bhadralok editor meet to compare notes on the augustness of our courts….

        March 01, 2021 | Arghya Sengupta
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        Pen, Paper, Roster, Staff: A Messy Knot

        Much of the ills of the justice system lie in opaque, inefficient judicial administration. It should be reformed and made transparent.

        March 01, 2021 | Deepika Kinhal


State Of Indian Judiciary

Courtroom Scoresheets

Judicial performance evaluations for higher judiciary can help identify bottlenecks, improve judgments and accountability

March 01, 2021 | Vaidehi Misra, Chitrakshi Jain
State Of Indian Judiciary

Bots In Law

In shutting down everything, including our courts, the pandemic has willy-nilly galvanised a vital infrastructural push: the digitisation of our judicial...

March 01, 2021 | Partha P. Chakrabarti, Ameen Jauhar


Law&Injustice/Digital Frame

A Remote-Access ‘Conspiracy’

A US-based digital forensic firm’s Bhima-Koregaon findings come as a shot in the arm for those who believe the case was fabricated to frame the 16...

March 01, 2021 | Preetha Nair

Yes, Prime Minister!

Political will is a must if India were to win the battle against air pollution, one of the biggest crises facing the country

March 01, 2021 | Shekar Tewari


  • Snapshot

    Nails In Our Young ‘Un’s Toolkit

    No one can fault the Delhi Police for not showering love on the tender, young minds of India. It even chose Valentine’s Day to take...

    March 01, 2021 | Puneet Nicholas Yadav
  • Odisha

    Old Dispute Crosses Boundary

    Double citizenship within India? Meet the twice-blessed people of Ganjeipadar, Patusineri and Phagunseneri. They should be part of...

    March 01, 2021 | Sandeep Sahu
  • Poliglot

    Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there

    March 01, 2021



In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week

March 01, 2021

Nitish In Chirag’s Glare

The animus sown during the assembly poll still poisons the air in Bihar. Is Chirag Paswan a part of the ruling coalition or not? Who knows?...

March 01, 2021 | Giridhar Jha


Book Review

Cost Of India Shining

An account of India’s identity-shifting scramble for global capital falls short of a satisfying exegesis.

March 01, 2021 | Amita Baviskar



Myanmar Coup Diary

A kidnapped Election Commission! Journalists on the run. WiFi on the blip. A rich general in charge…. Myanmar faces a ‘coup dirtier than a virus’ with pluck and tamarind kombucha.

March 01, 2021



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March 01, 2021