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This has been doing the rounds in the legal fraternity by email, in response to the ubiquitous viral movie-promo music video Why This Kolaveri Di. It was inevitable, really. If you haven't yet, watch the original video below, which is sung in a mix of Madras Tamil and quasi-English with the title loosely meaning "why this murderous rage, girl?". Better still, listen to the song in the background while you read the below. Here goes... (If you haven't seen or heard it, the below won't make much sense - little that it does now.) Kolaveri Di: legal version (author unknown) Hello lawyer boys.. I am singing song.. soup song.. flop song Why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri da Distance uula courtu courtu, courtu backgroundu white...
So... I was sent an email more than two months ago containing nothing but this attachment and a request to publish it. I apologise to the anonymous author for the delay. The post is a nice rant, pretty well-written and raises interesting points, although it's a bit short in supporting evidence. So, here goes, please enjoy or not and leave your thoughts in the comments. Most of us, throughout our lives, are led to believe that, success is the fruit of hard work, dedication, commitment, common sense, intelligence and what not! I am sorry to say, that the real world does not function like that! Success depends on your daddy’s contacts, your daddy’s coercive powers and how can your daddy contribute...Continue reading
This is a guest blog post from lawyer Arjya Majumdar who works at a large national law firm in Delhi. It was first published on his Facebook feed and has been edited slightly. Enjoy! At the time of writing this, Mr Hazare, has agreed to the Delhi Police offer of a two-week protest at the Ramlila Ground in Delhi. It is expected that the fast will begin today (August 19th). It is also expected that supporters of what is being touted as the ‘new freedom struggle of India’ will be thronging in the thousands and the protest will most likely be hailed as a success eventually. Of course, the effect of the August 2011 protests upon the final outcome of the...Continue reading
Mumbai reeled yesterday under three bombs that killed, injured and shook the confidence of the city. Reporting a tragedy of such a scale is a difficult task for any journalist but one story that appears irresponsible in the face of evidence has taken hold of the mainstream media.Continue reading
If, unlike apparently most of India, you’re in the office pretending to be productive instead of watching the Cricket World Cup, feel free to commiserate here and discuss match progress with other cricket-denied lawyers in the comments. ESPN is streaming the match live online. And if think it’s unfair that cricket is on par with a religion by creating a semi-official public holiday please feel free to share your thoughts too....Continue reading