Dushyant
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Dushyant

Writer, Lawyer.


THE GREAT BETRAYAL

The govt has, for all practical purposes, final veto over the appointment of judges.

Mumbai Mirror / March 2017

THE FARCE OF WOMEN’S DAY

A lot of things have remained unchanged between the last Women’s Day and the one that just went by: marital rape, triple Talaq…

Mumbai Mirror / March 2017

STINGS BEING A WOMAN IN LAW

Gender gap in courts only reflects the prejudice against women in the profession.

Mumbai Mirror / February 2017

PEACE, POLICING AND PATRIOTISM

The home ministry seems intent on identifying every anti-national in India, even as police reforms gather dust.

Mumbai Mirror / March 2017

Lipstick under my Burkha

Lipstick under my Burkha is about four independent-minded women with sexual fantasies. It was a good decision to ban it. (Satire)

Mumbai Mirror / March 2017

MUZAFFARNAGAR 2013: LEST WE FORGET

The 2013 gang-rapes of Muzaffarnagar have proved what Milan Kundera once said: the struggle of man against power is struggle of memory against forgetting.

Mumbai Mirror / February 2017

Kanhaiya’s bail bondage

Kanhaiya Kumar's bail order contains scary sermons on nationalism.

The Mumbai Mirror / March 2016

Baiword of exploitation

Our domestic help continue to live as a voiceless underclass.

The Mumbai Mirror / March 2016

Compensate the wrongly accused

Nisar Ahmed spent two decades in prison for no fault of his. He's only one part of a trend.

The Mumbai Mirror / June 2016

REVERSE RACISM

I discuss the Maratha 'Protests' against Dalits in Maharashtra

Mumbai Mirror / October 2016

Sex, Sighs and Videotapes.

Our netas' — and society's — usual response of outrage to acts of consensual sex reeks of hypocrisy

Mumbai Mirror / September 2016

Temples dispensing justice

The Supreme Court says wives are expected to live with her in-laws after marriage. I disagree and say the SC has no business getting into this.

Mumbai Mirror / October 2016

KNOT IN THE LAW

The remedy of 'restitution of conjugal rights' needs to be struck off the books.

Mumbai Mirror / October 2016

QUANTUM OF INCONVENIENCE

There's a lot that the government could have done if it really wanted to curb black money- but did not.

Mumbai Mirror / December 2016

RESPECT IS A MATTER OF CHOICE

I discuss the Supreme court's order making standing up to the national anthem mandatory.

Mumbai Mirror / December 2016

Invisible Human Be(gg)ing

We Indians claim to be fighting the 'begging mafia' by simply looking the other way.

The Mumbai Mirror / September 2016

Whose side are you on?

The tyranny of opinion has made it near impossible to raise questions in cases related to terrorism and sexual violence. It shouldn't be so

The Mumbai Mirror / September 2016

Kicking Freedom to the Curb

Udta Punjab and and the government's clever hatchet job on the freedom of expression

The Mumbai Mirror / June 2016

The farce of an act of force

AFSPA is supposed to shield the army charged with guarding us. But who will watch the watchmen?

The Mumbai Mirror / April 2016

Winter is coming for free speech

Criminal defamation laws, recently upheld by the Supreme Court, have a 'chilling effect'—freezing the ability to speak truth freely.

The Mumbai Mirror / May 2016

Lawyer-client confidential

What lawyers won't offer counsel on is how little they are liable to you and the limited legal recourse you have.

The Mumbai Mirror / April 2016

A room, with the right view

Why is a citizen's ability to buy or lease housing still dependent on discriminatory criteria?

The Mumbai Mirror / March 2016

Dial 100 for help on hold

The national emergency response number is only as useful as the police personnel on the other end of the line.

The Mumbai Mirror / May 2016

The court is its own curative

Section 377, IPC: If the Supreme Court of India wants to do justice no technicality will stand in its way

The Mumbai Mirror / February 2016

The short arm of the law

This overarching narrative of the judiciary taking over the domain of the executive and/or the legislature is a phantom.

The Mumbai Mirror / May 2016

The river bank’s balance

The uneven court order on the Art of Living event upsets both ecological and judicial principles

The Mumbai Mirror / March 2016

Return of reservation

The Jat community does not deserve reservation, but many sections of the society do. Here's why.

The Mumbai Mirror / February 2016

The presiding rule of law

When elected governments are deposed and President's rule imposed it's time to put the vote on the floor.

The Mumbai Mirror / April 2016

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