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Monday, January 24, 2022

Abhinav Chandrachud

The writer is an advocate at the Bombay High Court and author of ‘Republic of Rhetoric: Free Speech and the Constitution of India’ (Penguin, 2017).

Soli Sorabjee’s fierce and independent voice will resonate in public life
Tue, May 04, 2021

Whether he appeared for a private client as a junior lawyer or represented the Centre in the SC as the attorney general, he was never his clients’ mouthpiece.

UP’s ‘love jihad’ ordinance has chilling effect on freedom of conscience
Thu, Dec 03, 2020

The freedom of conscience means nothing if every act of religious conversion is going to be presumed illegal unless proven otherwise. The UP ordinance’s failure to prohibit forcible reconversion is also deeply disturbing.

Time has come to ask: Should judges stop accepting post-retirement jobs offered by govt
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

After a cooling-off period, several years after his retirement, Hidayatullah accepted the post of Vice President of India under the Janata government. It is about time that we start expecting the judges of our constitutional courts to follow CJI Hidayatullah’s excellent example.

The right man for the job
Sat, May 19, 2018

How the process of appointment of judges to the Supreme Court changed in the Seventies

Colonial Rajasthan
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Ordinance that shields public servants is a throwback to an earlier time, fails the test of constitutionality

Wed, Jan 26, 2011

The SC’s expunging of its remarks on conversion is welcome.

The Bigg Debate
Wed, Nov 24, 2010

Why India should consider channel zoning

Supreme,but not superior
Tue, Feb 23, 2010

In evaluating Justice Shah’s career,the fact that he retired from a high court should be immaterial....

Some points about rights
Fri, Jan 08, 2010

Accusations of defamation,copyright infringement and oblique motivations have been exchanged over 3 Idiots this week,as we watched and wondered who the real off-screen idiots were.

Don’t mind your language
Wed, Nov 11, 2009

The uncouth and un-Marathi display of hooliganism at the recent swearing-in ceremony in Maharashtra,where members of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena...

Assets and liabilities
Fri, Aug 28, 2009

If Indian courts were a listed entity,then perhaps portfolio management organisations would strongly advise their clients to wait and watch...

Secularly swearing
Tue, May 26, 2009

Oaths with God: a sign of ‘accommodationist’ secularism