All posts by Alok

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 dow ...

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 on The God Who Failed*

  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 on Law Critical Digest: 15.01.2012

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 on Law Critical Digest: 19.12.2011

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 on Cricket’s Troubled Geniuses: A Review of “Bishan” and “Golden Boy: The Bad Old Days of Australian Cricket”

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