Madhavi Goradia Divan

The writer is a Supreme Court lawyer.

Articles By Madhavi Goradia Divan

A Civil Crime

Penalising triple talaq is a welcome move — the practice is against the moral fabric.

Criminal Abandonment

Those opposing law on triple talaq must look closer at Muslim countries

For No To Be No

In Mahmood Farooqui case, past intimacy makes issue of consent more complicated

Terror, Virtually

Internet has become a recruitment ground for terror. Global action is needed

For the mother and child

The proposed surrogacy bill addresses major ethical concerns.

For Criminal Defamation

Because civil remedies can be inadequate

Ambedkar and azadi

The professor allegedly told a crowd of students that India forcibly annexed autonomous regions such as Manipur and Nagaland and that 30-40 per cent of India is under military rule.

Why humour in public discourse is necessary for social wellbeing

What a boring, colourless society we would turn into if we cannot celebrate our quirks and poke a little innocent fun at one another.

The Noodle Test

Celebrity-endorsers have a duty of care to consumers. But how far does it extend?

Put the scissors away

If promoting obscurantism is a concern, TV is far more guilty than films.

A right to anonymity

France’s burqa ban stokes a debate on rights and duties in the modern state.

How to repair a reputation

Our defamation laws don’t work because of the stress on criminal culpability rather than civil remedy

Why justice must be seen and heard

Open justice is the foundation for rule of law,and media coverage of the courts is more relevant than ever