All posts by Alok

Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim (2013)
July 17, 2013, 3 Comments

(Note-some spoilers ahead, but if you’re watching Pacific Rim for the plot, I can save you the trouble and tell yo ...

Using Question With the Wolf or Enforcing Accountability from the BCCI with the Law
June 2, 2013, 3 Comments

[Based on a twitter conversation which I shamelessly butted in into, on @sidvee's suggestion I'm putting down a few thou ...

Special Chabbis (2013)
February 11, 2013, 5 Comments

In our daily lives, save for an infinitesimally small minority, we do mundane jobs that fill the bank account and the ho ...

The God Who Failed*
March 16, 2012, Comments Off

  I write this not to praise Tendulkar, but to denounce the hundred. 1. It has come in a game India  lost. 2. It ...

Vepa Partha Sarathi (1915 – 2012): India’s last Renaissance Man.
January 25, 2012, 9 Comments

A personal tribute to the last Renaissance Man, Prof. Dr. Vepa P Sarathi and what I learnt from him.

Law Critical Digest: 15.01.2012
January 16, 2012, Comments Off

The New Year has dawned upon us quietly, law and judiciary wise, but things will hot up soon. The judgment in the Vodafo ...

2011: The year when the Judicial Activism debate ended.
December 30, 2011, 1 Comment

(This is not strictly a review of all things last year, but more of a personal take on the main events of the past year ...

Law Critical Digest: 19.12.2011
December 18, 2011, Comments Off

1. The results of the Advocates on Record examination held this year were released some time back and 71 out of about 40 ...

Law Critical Digest: 6.12.11
December 6, 2011, 4 Comments

The Critical Digest Week 1: (28.11.11- 4.12.11)

Cricket’s Troubled Geniuses: A Review of “Bishan” and “Golden Boy: The Bad Old Days of Australian Cricket”
December 1, 2011, Comments Off

Imagine Lord’s on a brilliant summer’s day, bathed in soft, golden sunshine. At the batting crease is a lith ...