In a free-for-all hilarious fun-filled event, Senior advocate of the Supreme Court, Raju Ramachandran, was the object of pun and jokes, which he equally enjoyed, with a hall full of his admirers and critics, on December 7, at India International Centre, in New Delhi, where his semi-autobiographical book, “I’ve been around for some time: Analyses, Reflections and Reminiscences’, was released.
The book, published by LexisNexis, was released by former Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice Mukul Mudgal, and senior advocate and former Attorney General, Soli J Sorabjee. Justice Mudgal, congratulating the author, said: “Raju is known for taking the road less travelled and is always ready to take up unpopular causes that nobody would like to be associated with; that is his strength and character.”
The book carries a Foreword by eminent author, A.G. Noorani, Middleword by well-known advocate, Nitya Ramakrishnan, and Afterword by Founding Editor of The Wire, Siddharth Varadarajan.
The book release function was followed by a panel discussion, on various themes picked from the book, by diverse and eminent panelists. The panel comprised of Advocate, Aman Ahluwalia, Advocate and columnist, Suhrith Parthasarathy, senior journalist and author, Saba Naqvi, Writer, Mukul Kesavan, and was moderated by advocate, Gopal Sankaranarayanan.
During the discussion, asked to comment on variety of issues before the Supreme Court, Raju Ramachandran offered as candid answers as possible. The following are his quotable quotes:
Justices S.A.Bobde, Rohinton Fali Nariman of the Supreme Court, Justices Ravindra Bhat, Gita Mittal and S.Muralidhar of Delhi High Court, CPI(M) Leader, Sitaram Yechury were among those who attended the event.
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