Law, A Dark Room

The arrest of two law college students in Tirunelveli on a charge of theft is indeed shocking news. The news of the past two months...

No Standees ! – Mayandi!

The pictures of college students dancing on the roofs of buses under the guise of ‘Bus Day’ are seen ever so often in the...

Who Is My Lawyer?

The boundaries of the growing Chennai Metropolis are expanding and its population has crossed ten million. A question always rises in the minds of...

Disabled In Traffic Accidents

There was a recent news item about two bus drivers dying of sudden heart attack while driving the vehicles. Thanks to the presence of...

Lamenting as a Debtor

Tamil Poet Arunachala Kavirayar has this line in a lyric: ‘Woebegone was the king of Lanka Like the lament in heart of a debtor’  Those who owe...

Sparklers as a Spray of Flowers

‘Time it is for the world to revel, in bonds of mirth and gaiety’- these lines from the lyric of Poet Pattukottai Kalyanasundaram(pictured in...

Rob Peter To Pay Paul

Last week the Central Finance Minister proudly declared at a meeting that 70,000 Crores have so far been disbursed as Education loans, and that...

E – Mission Failed

The Central government evolved a computerization policy in 2007 to speed up the cases in the courts, hitherto proceeding at a ‘tortoise pace’. It...

Child Only If You Give Birth?

There is a Tamil film song: “Child only if you give birth?’ “Your child even if you adopt”, says Hindu Adoption Act. The Hindu...

Water ?Water?

There is a roaring sale of ‘Amma’ drinking water at ten rupees a bottle.  A second production unit is being set up in Gummidipoondi....

Reclaiming Rights: Transgender Persons Bill and beyond

On 26.11.2019, the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 (“The Bill”) was approved by the Rajya Sabha, after having been passed by the Lok...