Articles and opinion pieces


  1. Project of defiance, Indian Express (January 13, 2017) [Co-author Prasanna S]
  2. Three times Indian courts failed to understand how the Internet Works, The Quint (February 22, 2017) [Republished from blog].
  3. Cautious optimism: Does the Supreme Court’s Aadhaar-PAN decision hold hope for a future victory?, Scroll (June 12, 2017)
  4. Privacy, Dignity, Sexual Autonomy, Indian Express (August 25, 2017)
  5. Dialling the wrong number, Indian Express (September 25, 2017)
  6. Objections to Padmavati require social debate, not legal censure, The Print (November 20, 2017)
  7. Road to the open internet, The Hindu (November 30, 2017)
  8. Partly Free, Indian Express (December 11, 2017)
  9. The difference between a khap and a court, Business Standard (December 14, 2017)
  10. US dismantling net neutrality gives India the chance to be a global leader, The Print (December 15, 2017)

  1. Net Ambiguity, Indian Express (January 3, 2016).
  2. Courts must weigh public interest, Indian Express (February 2, 2016).
  3. A conversation with Sanjay Hegde, MyLaw (March 8, 2016) [Publication of an email thread].
  4. The Basis of Privacy, Indian Express (March 29, 2016).
  5. SC judgement on defamation: A court stuck in time, Business Standard (May 14, 2016).
  6. SC’s Slow March Towards Eroding Online Intermediary Liability. The Wire (July 14, 2016).
  7. Sobriety leash on liberty, The Telegraph (August 10, 2016).
  8. Teachings from a trial, The Telegraph (September 7, 2016).
  9. Three legal cases that threaten open internet. DailyO (September 20, 2016) [Republished from Blog].
  10. An aged law after an ageing judge, The Telegraph (October 5, 2016).
  11. Cost of Internet Shutdowns, Indian Express (October 26, 2016) [Co-author Raman Jit Singh Chima].
  12. The right to be forgotten, Common Cause Journal (October-December, 2016).
  13. Can justice be done ?, Indian Express (November 5, 2016).
  14. The Constitutional Basis for Internet Freedom, Seminar (November Issue, 2016).
  15. A legal overdose of patriotism, Mint (December 2, 2016).

  1. Five books of 2014 every lawyer must read, DailyO (January 1, 2015).
  2. Law cannot prohibit women from participating in beauty pageants, DailyO (February 9, 2015).
  3. The limits of the law in finding illegality in obscenity, MyLaw (February 16, 2015).
  4. Our hate speech laws need reform, Firstpost (February 16, 2015).
  5. Bar Council should not expel ML Sharma, Firstpost (March 7, 2015).
  6. But what about Section 69A, Indian Express (March 27, 2015).
  7. Law as a farce, Indian Express (April 24, 2015).
  8. Porn ban Law on obscenity is a paradox unto itself, Indian Express (August 6, 2015).
  9. Beyond the porn ban : Illegality of the process,Times of India (August 8, 2015).
  10. Section 144 and the power to impose an online curfew, Times of India (September 19, 2015).
  11. NJAC judgment : Reform that you may preserve, Business Standard (October 17, 2015).

  1. Withdrawal of “The Hindus: An Alternative History”, Bar and Bench, (February 13, 2014).
  2. How to challenge book bans and censorship legally, Firstpost (February 13, 2014).
  3. Time to re-examine Indian laws that limit speech and expression, MyLaw (March 24, 2014).
  4. The power of licences to censor, MyLaw (May 8, 2014).
  5. Censors between the book-ends A tragic age for book censorship, MyLaw (June 17, 2014).
  6. Extra-legal penalties and the muddled regulation of Indian TV, MyLaw (September 1, 2014).
  7. A history lesson for Kerala, Scroll (September 5, 2014).
  8. Sitting down for Patriotism, Outlook (October 16, 2014) [Republished from MyLaw].
  9. Law encourages risk-averse filmmaking and audience apathy, MyLaw (November 4, 2014).
  10. Guilty Until Proven Innocent, Indian Express (November 29, 2014).
  11. India can do better than this luddite response to Uber, Quartz India (December 12, 2014).

  1. When it is Right to Copy, Indian Express (May 18, 2013).
  2. Keeping Up With Technology, The Firm Money Control (May 23, 2013).
  3. MIB’s Arbitrary Bans, The Hoot (June 07, 2013).
  4. Saving PIL from the Petitioner, Live Law (August 10, 2013).
  5. Book Review: 10 Judgments that changed India, Bar and Bench (September 05, 2013).
  6. Table of Discontents, Caravan (October 1, 2013).
  7. The Highs and Lows of the Supreme Court, Mumbai Boss (December 16, 2013).

  1. Tiptoeing Around the Privacy Line, Financial Express (February 2, 2012).
  2. Advent of the gag writ, The Hoot (September 20, 2012).
  3. In the Public Interest, Indian Express (October 18, 2012).
  4. Bolstering right to remain private, The Pioneer (October 29, 2012).
  5. Virtual Menace, Indian Express (November 26, 2012).
  6. Dangerous Law which Should Go Soon, The Pioneer (November 28, 2012).
  7. A Flawed Act, The Financial World (December 1, 2012).
  8. The Future of Intermediary Liability, Thinking Aloud Magazine (December 27, 2012).

  1. Caveat Scriptor, Bar and Bench (June 7, 2011).
  2. An Act in Motion, Thinking Aloud Magazine (July 7, 2011).

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