Fortune’s Fool, Born ‘Lucky’

[Note: This story is inspired by the very (mis)happening life of someone the author recently had the pleasure of meeting and knowing] He sought fun; trouble sought him. He flirted with danger… and woke up regretting his one night stands (some lasted longer than a night, unfortunately) with accidents. Trouble dogged his footsteps like a…

Optional Subject Guide for the Ninth Semester

The Ninth Semester provides for two optional papers, with a choice of three subjects in each. In an endeavor to help the upcoming fifth years, TBP has come up with a post which specifically provides for the individual experiences of the students who have studied these subjects. The choices for the Optional Paper IV are…

Men and Emotions

1. It was late at night when we got the call that our batchmate’s father has passed away. Six of us packed our bags and left for his village, naturally expecting a very emotional environment. All of us wanted to extend our support and console our friend. We reached there, didn’t see a drop of…

1984 by George Orwell

“The bitter truth, my friends, is that, the real world is much like Orwell’s imperfect world. The only difference is that, what is done there blatantly, is done here covertly.”

Pride, and where India stands.

377. Unnatural offences.—whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with 1[imprisonment for life], or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine. Explanation.—Penetration is sufficient to constitute the carnal intercourse…

Arrivederci, Wonted Hattery

Don’t we just love the drama of a hat? Adorning an intricate piece of art on your head which makes you feel a little better of yourself surrounded by a halo of happiness? Philip Treacy believed that milliners should be regarded more as hat designers. Maiko Takeda is one hatter who broke all the rules…

Parth Sharma (Batch of 2017) to join NUJS for LLM

Parth Sharma (Batch of 2017) recently got through West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, for his LLM in Corporate Business Laws with CLAT AIR 329. The Blue Pencil extends its heartiest congratulations to him and wishes him all the luck and success. This write up was prepared by Marvie Magotra (2nd Year)  

Quo Warranto: What is your Authority, Mr. Chairman?

By way of background, the writ of quo warranto provided by the constitution enables a citizen to challenge and question the authority of a person who exercises the power of a certain office. It is not just confined or limited to “questioning the authority of that particular person”, but it also extends to the very…

Trump-Kim summit

U.S President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s historic summit at Singapore last week has been one of the greatest diplomatic events in the recent years. The stakes have been incredibly high with the two leaders constantly describing their countries to be on the brink of a nuclear war just by a…

क्या निराश हुआ जाए?

चाहे रोज़ सुनी-पढ़ी जाने वाली ख़बरें, घटनाएँ हमें कितना ही निराश क्यों न कर दे, आज जालंधर से लौटते हुए फिर यह आभास हुआ कि इक़बाल की पंक्तियों की सत्यता टाली नहीं जा सकती — “कुछ बात है कि ह़स्ती मिटती नहीं हमारी!”  संभवतः एक सकारात्मक घटना अनेक नकारात्मक घटनाओं पर भारी होती है, लंबे…