A child identified by her mother’s name would be just as sweet

A few years back I visited Vadodara to spend the weekend with one of my best friends from school, Meghana as she was posted there at that time. We visited one of the public libraries as I wanted to refer to a few more books before submitting my dissertation proposal. I was not eligible for…

The coaching center down the road…..

The one year I spent in T.I.S.S. while my pursuing my L.L.M. was the happiest I have ever been as an adult. It almost made me forget how unwanted and insecure I had felt in law school for five long years. Throughout that entire year, I must have more good-natured debates and discussions than I…

Indian Law on Portrait Photography

“You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man’sfreedom; you can be free only if I am free”.-Clarence Darrow Today’s post does not strictly fall under the purview of the subject covered by Cinema Vakeel usually. It rather focusses on a lacunae in law exposed by certain activities revolving around…

The reality of juggling two jobs simultaneously in India

My earliest memory of a person doing a part-time job in addition to a full-time job is that of Ram Prasad from the original Golmaal. To save his job he is forced to cater to the whims and fancies of his boss by teaching music to his boss’s daughter in addition to working as a…

Songs that keep me going…

The last two weeks I have been caught up by the post dedicated to Mani Ratnam and with a super busy week in Kolkata. The endless frustration associated with job search became even more unbearable as 16th March approached.  Last year, I visited my workplace the last time to make the concerned authorities reconsider the…