The writer is a senior advocate at the Supreme Court.
Nine judgements promise a great juristic future – unless mediocrity catches up with them.
Essays that underline Indian governance-democracy’s need for divine help in the face of multiple crises
Courtroom ‘astrology’, a game of Crinklelogy, and other memories of the finest researcher of the early history of South Asia’s judicial institutions
A thought-provoking work which effectively analyses legal decisions, and contextualises how they’ve been conceived over time in India
The PIL has benefitted the bourgeoisie, lawyers and judges, apart from the poor for whom it was intended.
A fine collection of thoughtful essays on the Indian Constitution, but this is not a handbook as advertised
President’s Rule must be abolished. Uttarakhand developments show why.
It seems to me that his surety, as indeed Kanhaiya himself, must wear a hypothetical intellectual dog collar of the mind.
Gautam Bhatia interrogates, reviews and articulates with clarity the role of free speech in a democracy like India.
Laws of defamation and contempt must be seen as lingering anachronisms.
A competent history of the judiciary in Bombay under British rule.
Forget gay marriage. In India, the constitutional debate is stuck at the lowest rung.
Law Commission report frames crucial issues but reaches hasty conclusions.
Repeal of the inhuman provision criminalising suicide is long overdue
If the Supreme Court wants the RTI Act changed,this has to be done by Parliament
Linguistic choice is our constitutional right. No hoodlum can take that away....
There is a myth about the brotherhood of judges. In India,the higher brotherhood consists of high court and Supreme Court judges.
The Bofors controversy,that alleged that Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was part of a corrupt kickback deal,will not die down.