Who is Lord Indra in Veda

स जातो भूतान्यभिव्यैख्यत्किमिहान्यं वावदिषदिति । स एतमेव पुरुषं ब्रह्म ततममपश्यदिदमदर्शमिती ३ ॥ १.३.१३ ॥ तस्मादिदन्द्रो नाम । इदन्द्रो ह वै नाम । तमिदन्द्रं सन्तमिन्द्र इत्याचक्षते परोक्षेण । परोक्षप्रिया इव हि देवाः परोक्षप्रिया इव हि देवाः ॥ १.३.१४ ॥ ऐतरेयोपनिषद्‌ Answer as per Sankaracharya भाष्य १,३.१३ स जातः शरीरे प्रविष्टो जीवात्मना भूतान्यभिव्यैख्यद्व्याकरोत् । स कदाचित्परमकारुणिकेनाचार्येणात्मज्ञानप्रबोधकृच्छब्दिकायां वेदान्तमहावाक्यभेर्यां… Read More Who is Lord Indra in Veda

Who is Sabita and what is Sabitri – Gopatha Brahman answering

मन एव सविता वाक्सावित्री तमुपसंगृह्य पप्रच्छाधीहि भोः कः सविता का सावित्री ॥ १,१.३२ ॥ मन एव सविता वाक्सावित्री यत्र ह्येव मनस्तद्वाक्यत्र वै वाक्तन् मन इत्येते द्वे योनी एकं मिथुनमग्निरेव सविता पृथिवी सावित्री यत्र ह्येवाग्निस्तत् पृथिवी यत्र वै पृथिवी तदग्निरित्येते द्वे योनी एकं मिथुनं वायुरेव सवितान्तरिक्षं सावित्री यत्र ह्येव वायुस्तदन्तरिक्षं यत्र वा अन्तरिक्षं तद्वायुरित्येते द्वे योनी… Read More Who is Sabita and what is Sabitri – Gopatha Brahman answering

Who is a Senior Advocate

‘Senior advocate’ means any advocate so designated under subsection (2) of Section 16 of the Advocates Act, 1961 (25 of 1961), and all such advocates whose names were borne on the roll of the senior advocates of the Court immediately before the commencement of Chapter III of the Advocates Act, 1961;

Sec 497 of IPC is struck down as unconstitutional with Sec 198(2) of Cr.P.C. in application for Adultery offence.

Joseph Shine vs Union of India, Supreme  Court declared section 497 IPC the law against adultery by men  to be unconstitutional
The apex court’s five-judge Constitution bench was unanimous in striking down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code dealing with the offence of adultery, holding it as manifestly arbitrary, archaic and violative of the rights to equality and equal opportunity to women.

The issue:- Adultery undoubtedly is a moral wrong qua the spouse and the family. The issue is whether there is a sufficient element of wrongfulness to society in general, in order to bring it within the ambit of criminal law?

The status: -Under Section 497, it is only the male-paramour who is punishable for the offence of adultery. The woman who is pari delicto with the adulterous male, is not punishable, even as an abettor. The adulterous woman is excluded solely on the basis of gender, and cannot be prosecuted for adultery. Read the JUDGMENT
Govt Stand :-Centre favours the retention of penal law on adultery, says it is a public wrong which causes mental and physical injury to the spouse, children and the family.… Read More Sec 497 of IPC is struck down as unconstitutional with Sec 198(2) of Cr.P.C. in application for Adultery offence.

State of Maharashtra & Ors. Vs. Tasneem Rizwan Siddiquee [ALL SC 2018 SEPTEMBER]

September 05, 2018-ILLEGAL ARREST-Habeas corpus-whether a writ of habeas corpus could be maintained in respect of a person who is in police custody pursuant to a remand order passed by the jurisdictional Magistrate in connection with the offence under investigation, this issue has been considered in the case of Saurabh Kumar through his father Vs. Jailor, Koneila Jail and Anr., 1 and Manubhai Ratilal Patel Vs. State of Gujarat and Ors.2 It is no more res integra. The Respondent ought to have filed a Revision against the Order of remand than to file a Habeas Corpus to challenge the Arrest-APPEAL ALLOWED-RESPONDENT REARRESTED… Read More State of Maharashtra & Ors. Vs. Tasneem Rizwan Siddiquee [ALL SC 2018 SEPTEMBER]

A plaintiff can on strength of his possession resist interference from persons who have no better title than himself

The plaintiff can on the strength of his possession resist interference from persons who have no better title than himself to the suit property. Once it is accepted, as the trial court and the first appellate court have done, that the plaintiff was in possession of the property ever since 1947 then his possession has to be protected as against interference by someone who is not proved to have a better title than himself to the suit property. … Read More A plaintiff can on strength of his possession resist interference from persons who have no better title than himself

Magistrates are the normal custodians of general administration of criminal justice

The basic merit of the administration of criminal justice in the State lies in the face that the person arrested by the police is entitled to come before an independent and impartial Magistrate who is expected to deal with the case, without the Magistrate himself being in any way a partisan or a witness to police activities.… Read More Magistrates are the normal custodians of general administration of criminal justice

Kathá Sarit Ságara

Kathá Sarit Ságara Book I. Called Kathápíṭha Chapter I. May the dark neck of Śiva, which the god of love has, so to speak, surrounded with nooses in the form of the alluring looks of Párvatí reclining on his bosom, assign to you prosperity. May that victor of obstacles, who after sweeping away the stars… Read More Kathá Sarit Ságara

The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa – Adi Parva, by Kisari Mohan Ganguli

The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated into English Prose from the Original Sanskrit Text by Kisari Mohan Ganguli [1883-1896] TRANSLATOR’S PREFACE The object of a translator should ever be to hold the mirror up to his author. That being so, his chief duty is to represent so far as practicable the manner in which his author’s ideas… Read More The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa – Adi Parva, by Kisari Mohan Ganguli

The City Life at the time of Vatsyayana from Kamasutram

Time: 2600 -2500 BCE Place: Patliputra/Magadh [Modern Bihar] Language : Sanskrit CHAPTER IV. THE LIFE OF A CITIZEN. Having thus acquired learning, a man, with the wealth that he may have gained by gift, conquest, purchase, deposit,or inheritance from his ancestors, should become a householder, and pass the life of a citizen. He should take… Read More The City Life at the time of Vatsyayana from Kamasutram

Why men should practise Dharma, Artha, and Kama-Vatsyayana explained in Kamasutram

CHAPTER II. ON THE ACQUISITION OF DHARMA, ARTHA AND KAMA. Man, the period of whose life is one hundred years, should practise Dharma, Artha, and Kama at different times and in such a manner that they may harmonize together and not clash in any way. He should acquire learning in his childhood, in his youth… Read More Why men should practise Dharma, Artha, and Kama-Vatsyayana explained in Kamasutram