Law, Rights & Society

Varnika Kundu Case

Varnika Kundu Stalking (or Road Rage)

There have been only two burning issues in media for the last two days: the Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections and Varnika Kundu. I thought Varnika Kundu stalking case will lose to the Gujarat elections, but not really. The Chandigarh police has given it a new lease of life yesterday. The lady (with greying hairs) claims to have been stalked and attempted kidnapped (‘attempt to abduction’ as registered by the police…

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Amarnath Attack: Not In My Name

Amarnath Attack: Not In My Name in India Has Lost Direction

Published on 11.07.2017 Not in My Name, which started as a movement against mob lynching, has lost all direction today after they have decided to protest “terrorist” attack on Amarnath pilgrims. From what I can gather on Twitter, Omar Abdullah was the first one to use the hashtag #NotInMyName in connection with the Amarnath Attack. He used it in the context of Kashmiris and urged them to condemn the attack,…


Nidhi Razdan & Sambit Patra Spat

NDTV’s CBI Raids Are the Result of Nidhi Razdan & Sambit Patra Spat!

(Please read the comments dt. 27.06.2017, 29.06.2017, and 06.11.2017 at the bottom.)   Published on 06.06.2017 Over the years, I have grown cynical esp. when it comes to the BJP. They pursue completely frivolous matters with such diligence that the matters start looking serious. The current raid on NDTV’s promoters is also the same. Yes, indeed it is the result of Nidhi Razdan & Sambit Patra spat. When I first…


Amazon Hegemony

Amazon Hegemony Is Indie Authors’ Death through Asphyxiation!

The Oligopolists’ Market: Amazon Hegemony Amazon is the member of the internet oligopoly comprising Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon — most of the time internet is surfed on smartphones; therefore, Apple is included. Amongst these, Apple, Google and Amazon are also in the e-book publishing business. Microsoft also has a publishing wing, but it’s mainly into technology books. Of course, Amazon is the oldest player and has near monopoly…


Justice Karnan

The Curious Case of Justice Karnan

It is a curious case of Justice Karnan because he has been very inconsistent in his approach. He is neither strictly legal nor political. He is choosing his course of actions as per his conveneince. When required he would tender unconditional apology and even claim himself to be medically unfit but soon thereafter would make even more egregious comments. This case is also curious because he has been successful in…


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Sonu Nigam Loudspeaker Controversy

I am late in writing on this Sonu Nigam loudspeaker controversy. I thought this controversy was completely unnecessary. There is already a judgment of Justice Sanghi of Delhi High Court, which banned loudspeakers from both the mosque and the temple in the same area on basically the same premises which Sony Nigam has been stating in his tweets. The judgment banned loudspeakers in both the temple and the mosque, so probably there…


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Defamation case public, not private issue: Sisodia (External Resource)

http://news.webindia123.com/news/articles/India/20170404/3086014.html My Comment: To be very frank, I find this argument of the AAP of defamation case against Kejriwal being a public, not private, issue completely frivolous. How can anybody file a public defamation case against anybody when defamation per se is an infringement of privacy rights of a person. If Mr. Sisodia is saying that it was Delhi government through Kejriwal, not Kejriwal personally, who allegedly defamed Jaitely then…