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Ram Jethmalani on the Nalini Chidambaram Engagement

This post might be a bit dated, but I thought I should share Ram Jethmalani's sensible opinion on the controvery over Nalini Chidambaram appearing for ...
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Chief Justice John Roberts’ confirmation hearings and another set of reflections upon the Indian situation

A couple of weeks ago, after following the confirmation hearings of Judge (now Chief Justice) John Roberts before the U.S. Senate, I had commentedupon the ...
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Ramachandra Guha on Amartya Sen and Andre Beteille

Ram Guha is clearly one of the leading Indian public intellectuals of our times. His thought-provoking, insightful, historically grounded, superbly researched, and often provocative columns ...
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The debate over the true author(s) of the ‘basic structure’ doctrine

The Basic Structure doctrine is, as all Indian law students know, one of the fundamental pillars of Indian constitutional law, and is perhaps the most ...
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Implementing the Right to Information Act in India

The recent enactment of the Indian Right to Information Act, 2005 was rightly celebrated, coming as it did after a long struggle which saw many ...
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Recent Outlook pieces on legal issues

Outlook magazine has always carried interesting pieces on legal issues from time to time. Here is an interesting recent discussion about the Inamdar case and ...
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Beginning the task of evaluating the legacy of Chief Justice Lahoti

The last few weeks have been exciting ones for those of us who follow the constitutional politics which result whenever there are changes in personnel ...
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The importance of developing regulatory law and policy in India

In this recent convocation address delivered at the National Law School's 13th Convocation, Montek Singh Ahluwalia notes that "Regulatory law is a relatively new development ...
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The politics of economic liberalisation in India

Today's Indian Express carries an interesting column by a Mumbai based management consultant. The views expressed are a stimulating counterpoint to the conventional wisdom ( ...
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Interesting article on cause lawyering in India

Vikram has asked me to be a guest blogger while he is away, and I hope to be able to contribute off and on. Jayanth ...
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Airports Authority Files A Writ?

This is an amazing story. The Airports Authority, a central government entity, is actually going to court to enjoin the local governments from licensing hoardings ...
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in Kabul today. This story has been largely ignored in the Western press, but it has received considerable attention in ...
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Killing Kadirgamar

This is a brief, but poignant piece on the slaying of Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister, which only appears online in the New Yorker. Like other ...
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Supreme Court’s “Anti-Reservation” Order

There has been great hysteria over this anti-reservation judgment. Someone ought to do a calm, dispassionate analysis of this judgment to determine what exactly the ...
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My First Post

I've finally given up on Frontpage to do my Blog. I just can't get why they don't put out a blogging element to their program ...
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