Principles of interpretation of laws in India

Principles of interpretation

A Kindle ebook by Sandeep Bhalla.

Principles of interpretation is a kindle ebook, written for beginners and expert alike for those interested in law. Reading laws i.e. bare legislation itself can be tedious. In law an ‘and’ is not always an ‘and’ but can be an ‘or’. ‘Shall’ can be ‘may be’ or ‘vice versa or a ‘must be’, depending upon the context. Here is a book to understand this jargon:

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(Indian) Companies Act 2013: A Short Review.

Companies Act, 2013 had received the assent of the President of India and is technically on the statute book for two years. Technically because all provisions had not been enforced. Now most of the Act is in force. After the Amendment Act of 2015 and numerous (15) clarificatory amendments Companies Act is on the roll. A fully amended kindle ebook of Bare Act is here for sale on Amazon.

Short Review of companies Act.

This is a bird-eye view type of review and not a hair splitting exercise. Not now. If the corporate lawyers in Delaware were having any sleepless night, they be rest assured that this Act is as nocturnal (or moonshine if you prefer that) as its predecessor and is merely an exercise to legalise the actions already underway by way of executive and regulatory acts.

One person company.

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Acquittal of Sreesanth and other IPL match fixing cricketers.

Better and better, bat together.

Match fixing, Betting and Cricket are now bedfellows. Except Cricket Board and Government of India, every person knows where to bet and how to set (fix). Fall out is simple: do not watch crucial matches. In long term, only solution to prevent the match fixing is to legalise betting. Transparent revelation of betting statistics would wipe out fixing and would also generate revenue. It will also add to GDP by billions. Guestimates are that it is to the tune of 400 billion per annum.

What acquittal means:

Acquittal of cricketers seems to have brought Diwali like celebrations on high hopes. First of all fraud in cricket match by under performance is inherently difficult to prove. There is no direct law covering match fixing. Secondly standard proof in criminal case is required to be ‘proof without reasonable doubt.’ It is a high standard.

Therefore for standard of proof required for civil right i.e. right to play is even less. It has to be shown on the pedestal of probability that playing by Sreesanth and other crickets is not in public interest and they should not play.

Four months ago I had written this article and saved it. Since then, as expected nothing has happened. Neither Sreesanth no any other cricketer made any representation to Cricket Control Board to lift the ban nor they made any public statement in this regard.

Everything is water under the bridge. Or may be they were waiting for new management ic CCB toi take over after the death of Dalmia. Who knows?

Why PM Modi travels abroad so many times?

PM Modi travels to London:

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi is presently in England. A question is often raised by less informed people: why he travels so much? He should do some work? Assuming that this travel is not work. This is most ignorant comment. It appears most people are still living in last century rather in USA-Russia Cold War era. Wake up folks it is not the same world anymore.

Know the world you live in.

Remember 2000K problem? Some people ran atop mountains or into wild forests fearing that works will come to an end on the night of 1999-2000.

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Happy Deepawali

Diwali Greetings…

(in many languages)


Wishing you all a very happy and fun-filled Diwali.

Happy Deepawali.


शुभ दीपावली । सर्वे भवान्तु सुखिनः

Shubhah Deepavalihi.. Sarve bhavantu sukhinah


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