Category: Offbeat and Lifestyle

Judiciary under threat?

Seven-member delegation from Bar Council of India met Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra and other judges on Sunday and were assured that there would be congenial atmosphere in the Supreme Court.

The meeting was held to resolve the crisis that struck the highest judiciary after four seniormost judges Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph on Friday questioned “arbitrary allocation of cases to select benches”.

A full court metting was also expressed on Monday where Chief Justice Misra might meet with all the other judges to address the concerns.

On Friday, the group of seniormost judges aired their grievances and dissent, “There have been instances where cases having far reaching consequences for the nation and the institution have been assigned by Chief Justices of this court selectively to the benches of their preference without any rationale basis, this must be guarded at all costs.

Their letter addressed to the Chief Justic of India two months ago questioned decisions of allocating cases by “chief justices” in a clear indication that their anger has simmered even before the current CJI assumed charge. The letter by the four judges didn’t specify cases to ” avoid embarrasing theĀ  institution”. They said that the image of institution has been damaged to some extent.

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Make your selfies better

Scientists have developed a new smartphone app that will help people learn the art of taking the perfect selfie. The app uses an alogorithmthat directs the user where to position the camera, allowing them to take the best shot possible. Traditional camera apps beautifies a selfie after it’s taken, but this new app will allow the users to know why the selfie is better.

Developed by Vogel & Qifan Li at the University of Waterloo, Canada, the alogorithm uses 3-D digital scans of average looking people and gets an in-depth analysis how it can look better.

The researchers used an online crowd-sourcing service and made people vote on the best selfies. The results showed that there was 26% improvement with selfies taken by this new app.