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Landscape painting - mountain scenery

Filed under: Artwork/Landscapes by Hari
Posted on Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 21:44 IST (last updated: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 @ 21:46 IST)

Painted digitally using Krita with my XP-Pen Artist 10S tablet.

Landscape digital

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Caricature of a colleague - 3

Filed under: Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures by Hari
Posted on Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 20:52 IST (last updated: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 @ 20:52 IST)

Caricature of yet another colleague. Drawn using Krita with my XP-Pen Artist 10S.

Colleague caricature

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Caricature of a colleague - 2

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Posted on Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 19:23 IST (last updated: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 @ 19:23 IST)

A caricature of an office colleague. Painted using Krita with my XP-Pen Artist 10S tablet.

Colleague caricature

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Caricature of Sushma Swaraj

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Posted on Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 22:41 IST (last updated: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 @ 22:41 IST)

Portrait caricature of Indian politician and BJP leader, Sushma Swaraj. Painted using Krita using my XP-Pen Artist 10S tablet.

Sushma Swaraj

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Portrait of Justice Karnan

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Posted on Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 20:28 IST (last updated: Fri, Aug 4, 2017 @ 20:28 IST)

Portrait of retired justice Karnan, recently convicted of contempt of court by the Supreme Court of India. Painted using Krita with my XP-Pen Artist 10S.

Justice Karnan

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Why Contempt of Court ought not be diluted or removed

Filed under: People and society by Hari
Posted on Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 15:09 IST (last updated: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 @ 15:49 IST)

JudgeThe recent standoff between Justice Karnan and the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India which resulted in the conviction of the retired Judge for 6 months simple imprisonment as per the Contempt of Courts Act 1971, has resulted in a debate about the power of the Higher judiciary to punish for contempt and also calls for diluting/removing the provisions relating to criminal contempt altogether (particularly in respect of the offence of "scandalizing the court"). I feel that such a step would not be in the best interests of justice delivery of our country, given the conditions prevailing here. The example of Western nations such as the UK and US that have removed the power of Courts to punish for contempt has been highlighted by many people (including legal luminaries, whom I respectfully disagree with).

For those who are not aware, there are two kinds of contempt of court: Civil and Criminal. This article is purely about the power of the Higher Judiciary to punish for criminal contempt. Civil contempt falls into a different class of offence altogether and is not within the scope of this essay.

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