Kartikeya Tanna

Kartikeya is a lawyer qualified and practising in India and the State of New York. He writes commentary on current affairs, particularly on developments in the legal field.

If you can’t trust the Modi Government yet, at least don’t doubt it yet.

Oct 18, 2014

Economic Freedom

If you can’t trust the Modi Government yet, at lea...

On September 27, a special court in Bangalore convicted and sentenced Jayalalithaa to four years in jail after finding her guilty of amassing wealth disproportionate to the known sources of income during her first tenure as Chief Minister from 1991 to 1996.

Oct 17, 2014


On September 27, a special court in Bangalore conv...


Sep 27, 2014

The lawsuit obviously looks well-timed to deflect ...

The lawsuit obviously is well-timed to create embarrassment to the Obama Administration which is about to welcome Modi to the US.

Sep 26, 2014

The lawsuit obviously is well-timed to create emba...


Sep 24, 2014

Limited Government

How do private businesses enamoured by Modi’s clar...

Fake encounter cases – SC must let the Union and States handle it as a part of police reforms exercise. (File Photo: PTI)

Sep 23, 2014

Limited Government

Earlier today, a two judge SC Bench consisting of ...


Sep 13, 2014

SC directed Centre and State Governments to treat ...

On Monday, the Gujarat High Court handed down a judgement giving Bokhiria a relief rarely granted by courts which once again indicates that the charges against him were motivated more with an aim at destroying him and his party politically.

Sep 09, 2014

With this judgement from the Gujarat HC echoing th...

It seems that the Supreme Court’s remarks have resulted more from a prolonged frustration with failures of successive Central Governments since this matter was first filed before the court in 1985.

Sep 04, 2014

Limited Government

While a lot has been made of SC’s own failure to c...

The majority judgement from which excerpts have been cited in this column was handed down by the CJI RM Lodha, Justice SA Bobde and Justice Dipak Misra.

Aug 27, 2014

Limited Government

The Supreme Court had not earlier entertained the ...

Supreme Court holds all coal-block allocations since 1993 illegal

Aug 25, 2014

Economic Freedom

In 1993, the Central Government opened up the coa...

Supreme Court on LOP Issue - Case of Judicial Activism?

Aug 22, 2014

The balance between checks and balances and separa...

The Supreme Court noted that Pradeep Sharma has not been able to substantiate allegations of bias on the part of the State machinery.

Aug 13, 2014

Pradeep Sharma was hoping that the SC would not no...

Kamla Beniwal's actions as Minister of Urban Development in the Congress Government in Rajasthan and Chairman of the Jaipur Development Authority have been the subject of scathing criticism by not only the Rajasthan Lokayukta, but even the Supreme Court of India.

Aug 07, 2014


Beniwal has also been in the news recently for her...

After becoming Prime Minister, Narendra Modi asked Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to work out a mechanism to settle criminal and other cases against politicians within a year.

Aug 05, 2014

Limited Government

Overhaul of the entire criminal justice system is,...

Kodnani, convicted for the Naroda Patya riot killings in August 2012.

Jul 31, 2014

Maya Kodnani’s presence at the scene of killings d...