Justice does not retire

Far from the trajectory of belief yet next to reality is the visit of the messenger bird perching on the guava trees of my garden having entwined itself to my window screens.The bird appeared funny having hung a clock around the neck , drew nearer...

Raising the Bar

Law - people say its all about "society". But how it works? what its rules are? how each and everyone is involved? Who knows all that stuff and the point is who cares enough to know? But who made the laws about failures? As for me failure is a...

After the December gang  rape in 2012 of a young girl in a moving bus in Delhi, an incensed public forced the government to amend the rape law. The original law framed by the English stipulated a punishment of 7 years rigorus imprisonment. The...

Jurisprudence all over the world recognizes rape as an offence. It means carnal knowledge of a woman against her will.In India the British enacted the Indian Penal Code in 1860 and incorporated the offence of rape, punishable with a prison term up...

Hindu Jurisprudence and Rape

Rape is a crime that means carnal knowledge of a woman's body without her consent. In effect it means forcible sexual intercourse and subsequent gratification of a mans desire. Not many know that Hindu jurisprudence as codified by the 'Laws of...

Coping or Dealing with Litigation

What it really means  We see people fighting out litigations and law suits for various reasons - it could be because of property matters, criminal issues or family based cases like separation, claiming maintenance  or divorce.. However,...

A major political party in our country, from time to time, raises the issue of abrogation of the Article 370 in the Indian Constitution, which bestows a special autonomous status on Jammu & Kashmir  within the Indian Union. The Article...

Should Bets in Sports be Legal in India?

Every edition of IPL has seen reports emerging of huge amounts of money gambled away on betting in India. This year the Delhi and Mumbai police have successfully been able to lay their hands on some players and other bigwigs including a large...

Introduction The recently passed Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2013 has far reaching affects. Most of the changes in Indian Penal code and  other related acts have made the law more gender neutral. This single fact is very damaging to the...

Explain the online conveyance process

All legal formalities regarding selling or buying your property you cannot proceed without legal conveyance process. As a common man one should to follow the respective laws. This process is very effective to sell or buy any immovable property. Now...

What are "Intellectual Property Rights"?

Introduction Term "Intellectual Property" is formed of two words, "Intellectual" and property. Intellectual means, connected directly from our intellect(Brain), so any ideas or thoughts which are created by our mind, and if they have commercial...

What are war rapes War rape differs vastly from normal peace time rape, which is internal law and order problem of a state. War rape is no ordinary rape. This is part of deliberate strategy by the occupation forces to demoralize the enemy. War...

An introduction to ancient Indian law

Introduction   Undoubtedly, India has a very rich heritage. India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world.  It goes without saying that ancient Indians  could not do without law, rules and some reward/ punishment...

Background or Punishment  The history of punishment is as old as the human civilization. Man opted for living in community as this was safer and covenient. But benefits of living in society were not without sacrifice. It was necessary to...

sovereignty- meaning and significance

Introduction  The term sovereignty is used in relation to a government/ state. It is the inalienable right to rule and governance over well defined territorial area without any outside interference. Thus, India attained sovereignty only after...

Law of Sea convention - It’s 30 years now!

1973 December. Countries were invited to a UNO meeting at New York. 2000 representatives from 150 countries  reached. Their need was common sea laws for everyone. Already two meetings dissolved without arriving at a common point. So, they...

The other day the former speaker of Lok Sabha and an eminent lawyer of the nation Mr. Some Nath Chatterjee and Justice A. K. Gangully were who just retired as a judge of Supreme Court were embroiled in a judicial row. While the former speaker...

Electoral reforms for democracy

Need for Election reforms These days the topic of electoral reforms is gathering interest. The team anna who is spearheading a movement for Jan Lok Pal has on its agenda electoral reforms like No Vote option and power to recall. Some groups are...

Career in Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual property is intangible property or hidden property which is result of creativity of an individual or a group e.g. patents or copyrights. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are legal rights granted to the creator or inventor of the...

Lawyer

Lawyer This article is about professionals who are envied world over because of the immensely lucrative profession they are in. I am talking about lawyers! The importance of these learned and skillful individuals goes highlighted in everyday...

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