Author Archives: HEMRAJ SINGH



HEMRAJ SINGH

Mahatma’s Sin
in Personal

Mahatma’s Sin

A paintbrush runs across the canvas drawing the bare outline of a bald head. A pause, and the brush returns to draw a pair of round spectacles. In two simple strokes with no facial features drawn the portrait is complete. “The greatness of this man lies in his simplicity,” declares the voice in the background carrying a ring of unmistakable and indisputable truth. “He is...

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14 May 2015
Why the bad guy takes the girl…and how far
in Relationships

Why the bad guy takes the girl…and how far

With another report hammering it, the truth is out to the massive disappointment of ‘good guys’. So, why do good guys despite having been told that they are ‘ideal’ in every respect fail to become ‘hot property’ with girls? What is it that attracts women to the darker persona? At the same time, it, too, is indisputable that though women like such bad boys for...

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09 May 2015
Irretrievable breakdown: Supreme Court in breach of ‘stare decisis’?
in Law

Irretrievable breakdown: Supreme Court in breach of ‘stare decisis’?

When a two-judge Bench of the Supreme Court ruled that irretrievable breakdown of marriage was not a ground for divorce, it not only ran contrary to the spirit of the law but also breached the principle of ‘stare decisis’. In the recent case of Vishnu Dutt Sharma v. Manju Sharma (Civil Appeal no. 1330 of 2009; decided on February 27, 2009), the Supreme Court dealt...

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09 May 2015
Divorce: Irretrievable breakdown needs no legislative reaffirmation
in Law

Divorce: Irretrievable breakdown needs no legislative reaffirmation

It is not the existence of a legally recognized ground but the occurrence of an irretrievable breakdown that is the indispensable prerequisite for the grant of divorce. Irretrievable breakdown is, thus, an inbuilt condition that needs no further affirmation from the legislature Dead marriages need a ‘death certificate’ to be buried for good, which is what divorce actually is. Courts do not kill marriages. Most...

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09 May 2015
The ‘breakdown’ story
in Law

The ‘breakdown’ story

A realistic hypothetical story closely resembling a number of cases and demonstrative of the tumultuous insides of a modern Indian marriage. An educated, bright and ferociously independent girl is married to a successful young professional from an affluent and reputed business family. After two years of marriage and a baby boy, the wife finds herself unable to live with a husband who is perpetually distrustful....

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09 May 2015
GHAJINI: Can Sanjay Singhania be Convicted?
in Movies

GHAJINI: Can Sanjay Singhania be Convicted?

All he has is a terrifying moment frozen in time like a fossilized drop of blood as evidence of a heart-rendingly cruel crime committed in distant past. Every other moment that entered his life made a 15-minute stopover before a quick exit. The nightmare is all that he has to live by, and to annihilate the architects of his sordid past is what he lives...

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09 May 2015
‘व्हिसिल बजा’ की संदर्भ सहित व्याख्या
in Humour, Movies

‘व्हिसिल बजा’ की संदर्भ सहित व्याख्या

‘व्हिसिल बजा’ ‘हीरोपंती’ नामक चलचित्र का एक अत्यंत लोकप्रिय गीत है जोकि श्री जैकी श्रॉफ़ के पुत्र श्री टाइगर श्रॉफ़ पर फिल्माया गया है, और जिसकी लोकप्रियता के कारणों के सन्दर्भ में कुछ भी कह पाना किसी भी चिंतक के लिए कठिन है और मैं तो चिंतक भी नहीं हूँ। परन्तु इस गीत की व्याख्या हेतु ये कहना आवश्यक है के इस गीत को एक विशिष्ट वर्ग के...

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09 May 2015
Honest Lawyer?
in Personal

Honest Lawyer?

“I don’t like lying. Can I be a lawyer?” Straight question, that was. I had just stepped out after delivering a lecture on Constitutional Law. She had walked up to me a little nervously and had politely enquired if she could present a question that had nothing do with my lecture. I looked at her, unsure and rather puzzled. A moment passed and all I...

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09 May 2015
Dabangg: Coarse fare
in Movies

Dabangg: Coarse fare

Wham! The door goes off the hinges and Salman steps into the den of the robbers, reminiscent of Aamir’s entry in Ghajini. And then the goggles fly up in the air to find their appointed place on the shirt collar behind Salman’s neck. Rajini effect modified? The action sequence starts and at one place Salman spills oil and slides on it to facilitate the reach...

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09 May 2015
Law in ‘Hot Pants’?
in Personal

Law in ‘Hot Pants’?

Spat! I looked around. All looked fine. Smiling faces. Nodding faces. Talking faces. A student was scribbling in his notebook, a foreigner hunched over his Apple laptop, four girls sitting in a huddle giggling away at the far corner, a heavyweight female gorging on a Chocolate Fantasy loaded with two scoops of ice-cream, two immaculately dressed, middle-aged gentlemen having a discussion on some business project...

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09 May 2015
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