Category: Legends of Law

My Name Is Harish Salve

Harish Salve is known mainly for his spectacular success in the Vodafone matter but there are several aspects to his personality – professional and personal – such as his sense of modesty coupled with his refreshing views on personal fitness & personal wealth – which make him a role model for all of us, says the author and adds that Harish Salve’s name deserves to be taken in the same hushed tone in which we take the names of the Legends

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Nani Palkhivala’s Top 10 Secrets Of Success

Nani Palkhivala incredible professional success has inspired several generations of youngsters to improve their own performance & become better professionals. But how did Palkhivala achieve such great level of success? Yes, he was a genius with great intellectual ability but were there any techniques that he followed that we can emulate as well? The author investigates and reveals Nani Palkhivala’s top 10 secrets of success

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When Nani Palkhivala was accused of Piracy!

It sounds unbelievable but is it true? Did Nani Palkhivala copy from Sampath Iyengar’s book? The author traces the fascinating battle between two of the finest legal minds over the originality of the Commentary to the Income-tax Act that all of us use in our day to day practice and reveals fascinating insights into Nani Palkhivala’s genuis personality

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Sohrab E. Dastur

On the occasion of Mr. Dastur’s “Golden Jubilee” in the profession, we pulled out an old article by Mr. Dastur which continues to be as inspiring as ever. Mr. Dastur talks of his humble beginnings and how he succeeded in the profession through dint of hard work & perseverance after being inspired by other stalwarts. There is an invaluable message in the article for all professionals

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Fali S. Nariman – Judges are not fragile flowers to wilt in the heat of criticism

Fali Nariman’s magic is that he is an original thinker. Never willing to give up, always optimistic. Always thinking of how a point can make all the difference to the matter. Even at the final stage in the Supreme Court,

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Rustom. J. Kolah

To write about a personality like Mr. R. J. Kolah in whose chamber I cut my teeth at the bar is difficult because so many memories and thoughts come flashing back. I first saw Mr. Kolah in 1957. On a visit to Delhi for an all-India debating competition, we decided to visit the Supreme Court which was then in Parliament Building. The Court was hearing a challenge to the constitutional vires of the Bombay Labour Welfare Fund Act. We heard a most persuasive argument from a man of medium height and spare build who was later identified as Mr. Kolah. The judges heard him with rapt attention, a phenomenon I witnessed repeatedly thereafter.

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N. A. Palkhivala

To most practitioners of income-tax law, N. A. Palkhivala is best known as the author of the treatise “The law and practice of income-tax” which he wrote in collaboration with Jamshedji Kanga (“Kanga & Palkhivala”). A crisp commentary on the complicated subject, giving you almost predictively, a judgement on the very point you were looking for.

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