I am waiting to meet the youngster’s teacher on English literature. The classes over for the day, boys and girls file out– not from different doors as in a Muslim wedding or on a godman’s talk show - but together, talking, giggling, playfully teasing. Half of the kids, I notice, are from other South Eastern … Continue reading Chinese Clothes and Indian Rapes
Month: December 2014
OH, TO BE BLACK IN AMERICA!
George Frierson, a black Attorney in the United States, would go home and thank the Lord today. Seventy years ago, on June 16, 1944, a fourteen year old black boy named George Stinney, too thin and too short for the electric chair, was made to sit atop a phone book, his feet two thin for the … Continue reading OH, TO BE BLACK IN AMERICA!
VR KRISHNA IYER: SEE YOU LATER, YOUR HONOUR
Justice VR Krishna Iyer hit a century and retired on December 4th of this dying year– nineteen days after the city of Kochi in Kerala celebrated the landmark. The other landmark he left behind was of seven hundred memorable Supreme Court judgments – a century for each year of his tenure. As a young lawyer … Continue reading VR KRISHNA IYER: SEE YOU LATER, YOUR HONOUR