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…

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…

Optional Subject Guide for Seventh Semester

The Seventh Semester provides for one optional paper with a choice of three subjects. Although all three subjects aid in broadening the horizons of a law student in significant ways, one must opt for the one which does justice to their aptitude as well as their interests. In an attempt to help the upcoming fourth years,…

Gau Rakshaks and Why They Need To Be Stopped

A protection of cows or Gau Raksha is inherent to northern and central Indian societies. Its origin dates back to Ashoka’s Era. The cow was made central to the survival of Indian societies because it was considered a one-stop solution to fulfill all the human needs. To some extent, this belief stands ground as cow…

A man-to-man talk

Let me start off by stating that I will be specifically addressing the men, but I also hope that it resonates with the women, and their opinions about the same topic. When I was a little boy, I learnt about the concept of a ‘gentleman’ by watching TV shows and movies. The notion of what a man…

Sift Those Dreams

When you need to put your brain to work and want your creativity and imagination to show on paper, sleep is all that comes to your mind. You end up quitting, at least I do, and the only place you then find solace in, rather on, is your bed. I did the same, and as…