All posts by Eesvan

Mud
January 4, 2011, 2 Comments

The islands of the backwaters of Kerala sink by inches each year.  To slow the sinking, mud from the riverbed is piled ...

Dear reader, Help.
December 7, 2010, 4 Comments

Dear reader, The Hindu last week carried a report on a rather fascinating comment by a Supreme Court judge in the course ...

The political and the personal
November 8, 2010, 1 Comment

On Friday, in the first decision of its kind in the UK in almost a century, a two judge bench of the High Court voided t ...

Don’t tart it up
September 19, 2010, 3 Comments

The Supreme Court’s recent decision on land acquisition for the Yamuna expressway was praised as a ‘landmark moment ...

Struggle, solidarity, scholarship
September 10, 2010, 7 Comments

In a recently re-published book review,[1] Ranajit Guha praised Mary Tyler’s My Years in an Indian Prison (Victor Goll ...

Legal reasoning in the Vedanta report
August 29, 2010, 1 Comment

‘There’s no emotion, no politics, no prejudice’, Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh was quoted as sayi ...

Land acquisition: the movie
August 20, 2010, Comments Off

If there’s a current social issue that’s crying out for a movie of its own, it’s surely the compulsory acquisition ...