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Once every few days, depending on their moods, some government officials raid Biju Da, a soft-spoken shack-wala who serves Maagi, Chai and Lunch to college students.   During the raid, Biju Da, his wife and his children run. They also have...
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I got another email from a law student asking me to remove the internship experience he had shared on Lawctopus. The law firm had asked him to do so. Why? Because among the 400 good words he had written about the firm, there...
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I wrote this on Lawctopus yesterday. I argue that the ToI report is inaccurate and cursory. Moreover, according to a student the timing of the report has a link to the demands of a domicile quota at NLSIU.   --- The...
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I am in a familiar territory! Hi! I came here long ago. Does anyone remember me? No one remembers a traitor you'd say. I turned a traitor to LegallyIndia blogs. I take the blame. However, I thought I should come here;...
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Akshima Sarathi, a 4th year student of NALSAR, Hyderabad has won the cash prize of rupees 3 lacs for the 'most legally reasoned' student award.OK Stop! This was false news (with balls?).Anyway, if legal reasoning is your forte and if...
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I have always been thrilled by entrepreneurs. The first entrepreneur I came in ‘virtual’ contact with was Sachin Malhan who was our legal aptitude mentor at LST and used to teach through VSAT sessions. Seeing him in real life always evaded me....
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“Next time, the eleven of us are on a corporate deal, or fighting it out in the court; we’ll know that you don’t win till the scoreboard says so”. Cricket in my college is a lesser religion. People worship soccer more...
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Scene: A hard-fought, electrifying, marathon litigation bout with drummers playing to the full volume to add to the drama.  The drummers stop when mediation begins. The litigators too are disappointed. And well, a request: When ‘tak da gidh da, tak da...
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I started this blogging competition with a philosophical (attempted) post on law and life. I am ending the competition with some more on the same lines (just to make the exit a bit dramatic).   Note- Had three more posts lined...
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INJUSTICE IN JUSTICEChapter-III Part I containing chapters I and II is here.   It wasn’t a lot of work. Vijay had to take a parcel from Paharganj and drop it at Chandni Chowk twice every week. He would be paid six...
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Injustice in JusticeChapter I “I was never like this” were the words of the twenty year old boy Vijaynath. He could speak no more although a lot was expected to be said. He had been sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment...
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I hope you have heard the famous dialogue by Sunny Deol. Tareek Pae Tareekh means a date after date (i.e. day/month/year). That’s the fate of cases in India. Here is a take on that:   He rose, he sprang and then...
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  The IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education) project, conceptualised and spearheaded by Prof. Shamnad Basheer (IPR Chair Professor, NUJS) aims to address the concern of NLUs becoming elitist. IDIA endeavours to help students from rural areas, poor backgrounds, vernancular medium schools...
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Edification The teacher had drawn a big apple on the black board and was busy colouring the apple red. As big as the apple was the alphabet ‘A’. This was the pre-nursery class. She heard a few students talking and snapped,...
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Dear would-be law student, (Ermm‘Teenie weenie’ died of over-use) A few days back, I got a call from a would-be law student’s dad. When he was done with queries regarding the college, the things his son would need, placements etc....
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