Chief Justice of India SA BobdeINDEX

English for Lawyers

  • Arrogate - The Supreme Court derives its power to select, appoint and transfer judges from its verdicts in Three Judges Cases. After a spate of “punishment transfers” of upright judges by the Central government […]
  • Behemoth - During the debate, the Opposition accused the Modi government of trying to sell off railways’ assets instead of focusing on services, but the BJP asserted that the transport behemoth is breaking new […]
  • Bluster - Narendra Modi government’s bluster (big talk) on the state of the Indian economy was bottled on Friday after the National Statistical Office (NSO) came out with data that showed growth in the […]
  • Brouhaha- noisy reaction - The grapevine was abuzz that Garg’s unceremonious exit was linked to the brouhaha over the flotation of foreign currency-denominated sovereign bonds, which finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced with great fanfare in her […]
  • Disturbingly obvious - The prime minister is clearly not blaming his government and his team of legal wizards, that much is disturbingly obvious. We can then safely infer that he is pointing fingers at elements […]
  • Ensuing - If this be so, as it so seems, then the Prime Minister wants us to believe that the entire brouhaha in the top court and the ensuing adverse effects, was no one’s […]
  • Petulant - A petulant lament devoid of introspection. In the days and weeks that followed, Rahul made it clear to party leaders that his decision to resign was no ritual; he was not budging […]
  • Scientificity - Scientificity and productivism were the sources of fascism in the 20th century but could speed, consumption and impatience with facts be the sources of fascism in the 21st century? The speed of […]
  • Seriatim - We could now refer to the points arising for our consideration in these appeals and consider them seriatim.
  • Smothered - We urge you to ensure that the voice of the Opposition is not smothered[Cover up] in the Rajya Sabha. While we understand our responsibility and the need to enact legislation, any attempt […]
  • Supine indifference - In our view, the supine indifference, slackness and callous attitude on the part of the Jail Superintendent who had unreasonably delayed in transmitting the representation as an intermediary, had ultimately caused undue […]
  • Tantrum - Maybe. Whatever the cause of his tantrum the Prime Minister tripped into default mode and swung a left hook as per muscle memory. He did not need to be specific, you see, […]
  • Wiggle room - The government found itself with no wiggle room to boost its own spending as figures released by the controller general of accounts (CGA) — the government’s accountant –– showed that the country’s […]
  • Yawn - Growing inequalities and the yawning gap[wide open] in the social power among castes and classes have made untruth a medium of exercising power and of registering dissent. Majoritarian cultural nationalism has emerged […]

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