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WELL, RECUSE ME!

Above: Gautam Navalakha/Photo: wikimedia commons By Inderjit Badhwar In his inimitable style, Professor Upendra Baxi, the reigning aficionado of the complexities and vicissitudes of jurisprudence, rains...
British PM Boris Johnson in the House of Commons/Photo: UNI

The Balance of Power

By Inderjit Badhwar The unanimous decision by the highest court in the United Kingdom to enforce the supremacy of parliament and declare Prime Minister Boris...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya

THE FINAL BEND

Above: CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya By Inderjit Badhwar We are entering the last lap of what will be one of the most historic and complex...
(L-R) Afzal Guru was deprived of his right to effective legal aid; lawyers in India had also refused to defend Ajmal Kasab

Barring the Bar

Above: (L-R) Afzal Guru was deprived of his right to effective legal aid; lawyers in India had also refused to defend Ajmal Kasab By Inderjit...
Showcasing the Best of the Legal World

Showcasing the Best of the Legal World

By Inderjit Badhwar The World Justice Project, an international non-profit initiative intended to advance the rule of law worldwide, defines four universal principles: accountability,...
GREAT EXPECTATIONS

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

By Inderjit Badhwar The million-dollar top-of-the-mind question in India, even as businesses and market analysts see no positive signs heralding a turnaround in the scary...
In their meeting with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on August 8, India Inc sought several measures to revive the economy and stimulate growth after a five-year low of 5.8 percent/Photo: PIB

STEADILY SINKING

Above: In their meeting with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on August 8, India Inc sought several measures to revive the economy and stimulate growth...

DISTANT THUNDER

By Inderjit Badhwar For liberals and progressives across India, the week that was must have been a nightmare. The Unlawful Activities Prevention (Amendment) Bill...

IMRAN’S TRUMP CARD

By Inderjit Badhwar US President Trump is notorious for talking from both sides of his mouth, lying, obfuscating reality, distorting history, contradicting himself without batting...

SOME ADVICE FROM THE BADSHAH

By Inderjit Badhwar Not for nothing is Justice Bashir Ahmed Khan called the “Badshah of Law”. This legal luminary has served as Chief Justice of...
The Law and the Mind

The Law and the Mind

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence By Inderjit Badhwar In a recently published cover story in this magazine, the prolific Professor Upendra Baxi touched on a...
Law firms are one of the prime targets of computer hacking

LAW FIRMS: EASY TARGETS

Above: Law firms are one of the prime targets of computer hacking By Inderjit Badhwar The continuing nationwide controversy over the vulnerability of electronic voting...
Five years after Independence, in 1951, Nehru was faced with the same dilemma as Rahul Gandhi about whether it was the end of the road for the Congress

SHOULD THE CONGRESS DIE?

Above: Five years after Independence, in 1951, Nehru was faced with the same dilemma as Rahul Gandhi about whether it was the end of...
PM Narendra Modi coming out of the Kedarnath Temple during his recent two-day pilgrimage to Himalayan shrines in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand/Photo: UNI

MODI’S BURDEN

Above: PM Narendra Modi coming out of the Kedarnath Temple during his recent two-day pilgrimage to Himalayan shrines in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand/Photo:...
THE ABC’s OF L’AFFAIRE RAFALE

Whom Does Rafale Deal Really Sting?

By Inderjit Badhwar In October 2018, I wrote an editorial for India Legal in which I observed that what started off as political sparring between...
SORDID EPISODE

SORDID EPISODE

By Inderjit Badhwar I cannot but marvel at the brilliant exposition made by Prof Upendra Baxi of the drama (or was it a farce?) that...
HAS ANYTHING CHANGED?

HAS ANYTHING CHANGED?

By Inderjit Badhwar On the eve of India’s Republic Day, I chanced upon an essay I wrote on the occasion of the nation’s 68th anniversary....
(L-R) Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s brilliant scholarship on constitutional morality is significant to understand the concept (Photo credit: World Economic Forum/Photo Eric Miller emiller@iafrica.COM ) ; Andre Beteille has made a value-added distinction between “constitutional democracy” and “populist democracy” (Photo credit: Facebook)

IS THE CONSTITUTION MORAL?

Above: (L-R) Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s brilliant scholarship on constitutional morality is significant to understand the concept (Photo credit: World Economic Forum/Photo Eric Miller emiller@iafrica.COM...
Our Most-Read Stories of 2018

Our Most-Read Stories of 2018

~By Inderjit Badhwar India Legal maintains its advancement and evolution. There’s nothing mechanical about this. The magazine’s expansion, predominantly online, is owing to the editors...

HINDUTVA—THE HARD AND THE SOFT OF IT

By Inderjit Badhwar Self-serving, sanctimonious political punditry was at its most brazen display on the Indian airwaves last week. TV anchors and analysts and print...
DANGEROUS ESCALATION

DANGEROUS ESCALATION

Last week, a courageous police officer with an impeccable service record was brutally murdered in UP’s Bulandshahr by those who fit the description of...

THE CHIEF JUSTICE AND THE MESSENGER

By Inderjit Badhwar It is not easy to fathom as an outsider whether the recent outburst of indignation by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi at the...

DESPERATELY SEEKING CONGRESS

By Inderjit Badhwar Actually, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political party needs no external icon in order to give itself more credibility or acceptability. The Bharatiya...
Lawyers of the Patna High Court staging a demonstration in protest against the proposed Advocates Amendment Bill on March 31. Photo: UNI

SHOULD BAR ASSOCIATIONS PRACTISE ADVOCACY?

~By Inderjit Badhwar Lawyers’ protests, like the recent one backed by the Bar Council of India, raise an interesting issue. While these professionals are perfectly within...

'Letter from the editor' - 24 News Results

WELL, RECUSE ME!

Above: Gautam Navalakha/Photo: wikimedia commons By Inderjit Badhwar In his inimitable style, Professor Upendra Baxi, the reigning aficionado of the complexities and vicissitudes of jurisprudence, rains...
British PM Boris Johnson in the House of Commons/Photo: UNI

The Balance of Power

By Inderjit Badhwar The unanimous decision by the highest court in the United Kingdom to enforce the supremacy of parliament and declare Prime Minister Boris...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya

THE FINAL BEND

Above: CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya By Inderjit Badhwar We are entering the last lap of what will be one of the most historic and complex...
(L-R) Afzal Guru was deprived of his right to effective legal aid; lawyers in India had also refused to defend Ajmal Kasab

Barring the Bar

Above: (L-R) Afzal Guru was deprived of his right to effective legal aid; lawyers in India had also refused to defend Ajmal Kasab By Inderjit...
Showcasing the Best of the Legal World

Showcasing the Best of the Legal World

By Inderjit Badhwar The World Justice Project, an international non-profit initiative intended to advance the rule of law worldwide, defines four universal principles: accountability,...
GREAT EXPECTATIONS

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

By Inderjit Badhwar The million-dollar top-of-the-mind question in India, even as businesses and market analysts see no positive signs heralding a turnaround in the scary...
In their meeting with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on August 8, India Inc sought several measures to revive the economy and stimulate growth after a five-year low of 5.8 percent/Photo: PIB

STEADILY SINKING

Above: In their meeting with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on August 8, India Inc sought several measures to revive the economy and stimulate growth...

DISTANT THUNDER

By Inderjit Badhwar For liberals and progressives across India, the week that was must have been a nightmare. The Unlawful Activities Prevention (Amendment) Bill...

IMRAN’S TRUMP CARD

By Inderjit Badhwar US President Trump is notorious for talking from both sides of his mouth, lying, obfuscating reality, distorting history, contradicting himself without batting...

SOME ADVICE FROM THE BADSHAH

By Inderjit Badhwar Not for nothing is Justice Bashir Ahmed Khan called the “Badshah of Law”. This legal luminary has served as Chief Justice of...
The Law and the Mind

The Law and the Mind

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence By Inderjit Badhwar In a recently published cover story in this magazine, the prolific Professor Upendra Baxi touched on a...
Law firms are one of the prime targets of computer hacking

LAW FIRMS: EASY TARGETS

Above: Law firms are one of the prime targets of computer hacking By Inderjit Badhwar The continuing nationwide controversy over the vulnerability of electronic voting...
Five years after Independence, in 1951, Nehru was faced with the same dilemma as Rahul Gandhi about whether it was the end of the road for the Congress

SHOULD THE CONGRESS DIE?

Above: Five years after Independence, in 1951, Nehru was faced with the same dilemma as Rahul Gandhi about whether it was the end of...
PM Narendra Modi coming out of the Kedarnath Temple during his recent two-day pilgrimage to Himalayan shrines in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand/Photo: UNI

MODI’S BURDEN

Above: PM Narendra Modi coming out of the Kedarnath Temple during his recent two-day pilgrimage to Himalayan shrines in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand/Photo:...
THE ABC’s OF L’AFFAIRE RAFALE

Whom Does Rafale Deal Really Sting?

By Inderjit Badhwar In October 2018, I wrote an editorial for India Legal in which I observed that what started off as political sparring between...
SORDID EPISODE

SORDID EPISODE

By Inderjit Badhwar I cannot but marvel at the brilliant exposition made by Prof Upendra Baxi of the drama (or was it a farce?) that...
HAS ANYTHING CHANGED?

HAS ANYTHING CHANGED?

By Inderjit Badhwar On the eve of India’s Republic Day, I chanced upon an essay I wrote on the occasion of the nation’s 68th anniversary....
(L-R) Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s brilliant scholarship on constitutional morality is significant to understand the concept (Photo credit: World Economic Forum/Photo Eric Miller emiller@iafrica.COM ) ; Andre Beteille has made a value-added distinction between “constitutional democracy” and “populist democracy” (Photo credit: Facebook)

IS THE CONSTITUTION MORAL?

Above: (L-R) Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s brilliant scholarship on constitutional morality is significant to understand the concept (Photo credit: World Economic Forum/Photo Eric Miller emiller@iafrica.COM...
Our Most-Read Stories of 2018

Our Most-Read Stories of 2018

~By Inderjit Badhwar India Legal maintains its advancement and evolution. There’s nothing mechanical about this. The magazine’s expansion, predominantly online, is owing to the editors...

HINDUTVA—THE HARD AND THE SOFT OF IT

By Inderjit Badhwar Self-serving, sanctimonious political punditry was at its most brazen display on the Indian airwaves last week. TV anchors and analysts and print...
DANGEROUS ESCALATION

DANGEROUS ESCALATION

Last week, a courageous police officer with an impeccable service record was brutally murdered in UP’s Bulandshahr by those who fit the description of...

THE CHIEF JUSTICE AND THE MESSENGER

By Inderjit Badhwar It is not easy to fathom as an outsider whether the recent outburst of indignation by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi at the...

DESPERATELY SEEKING CONGRESS

By Inderjit Badhwar Actually, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political party needs no external icon in order to give itself more credibility or acceptability. The Bharatiya...
Lawyers of the Patna High Court staging a demonstration in protest against the proposed Advocates Amendment Bill on March 31. Photo: UNI

SHOULD BAR ASSOCIATIONS PRACTISE ADVOCACY?

~By Inderjit Badhwar Lawyers’ protests, like the recent one backed by the Bar Council of India, raise an interesting issue. While these professionals are perfectly within...

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