Gnocchi – some really good fast food

first_imgNewsGnocchi – some really good fast foodBy admin – December 14, 2011 596 Email Linkedin Print Twitter Previous articleWarning issued to jewellersNext articleGrant payment delays forcing students out admincenter_img Facebook Advertisement WhatsApp GIVING a hat tip to a fast food theme as it were, this gnocchi dish is really very good and as with most things Italian in nature, it is all down to the sauce and the quality of the produce used. A good potato gnocchi is as much about the potato as anything else. So using a good quality potato, baking it and then shaping them may seem like a lot of work but the end result is simply amazing.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WHAT TO DO For the gnocchi4 baked potatoes2 eggs150g flourPinch of salt and nutmeg (it works)For the sauce1 punnet of cherry tomatoesfresh basil – it’ll be foreign, but worth itparmesan cheese1 finely diced onion 2 cloves of garlicA light squeeze of tomato pureeOlive oilA little knob of butterWHAT TO DOFirst off, you must bake the potatoes, I find that baking them makes for a better result in my opinion. Also, I will say that there are several very good pre-made options out there and for those of you caught for time, they are perfectly acceptable to offer. Making your own gnocchi is something, like many of the Italian classics, that you must do at least once. Once the potatoes are baked, scoop the white flesh out of the skins and add the eggs and flour to a bowl and combine with the salt and the nutmeg. Shape into a long cylinder and cut them to small bite sized pieces. You can roll them into oblong shapes for that authentic feel and look. They will only take a few minutes to cook so have a pan of salted boiling water ready to cook them as they will only take three minutes to bring back to life. Meantime, get the sauce on by sweating the onion and the garlic in a pan with a little olive oil and butter. Add the cherry tomatoes and a little cup of water with the tomato puree. Some pasatta will suffice also. A sprinkle of sugar is an optional extra if you want to lift the sweetness. Allow that to reduce and let the tomato-ness shine through. Drop the gnocchi into the salted boiling water and once they have floated to the top, remove them and combine with the sauce. Top with some shredded basil and grated parmesan cheese. last_img read more

“The Scales Of Justice Have To Be Weighed In Favour Of The Underprivileged”: Full Text Of Justice Deepak Gupta’s Farewell Speech

first_imgTop Stories”The Scales Of Justice Have To Be Weighed In Favour Of The Underprivileged”: Full Text Of Justice Deepak Gupta’s Farewell Speech LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 May 2020 7:10 AMShare This – xToday I hang up my robes after completing more than four decades in the profession. I have enjoyed every moment in the legal profession both as a lawyer and as a Judge. Therefore, I am a bit sad on ending my formal relationship with the Courts, though I can assure you that in one way or the other I will always remain in touch with my sister and brother Judges, members of the Bar and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginToday I hang up my robes after completing more than four decades in the profession. I have enjoyed every moment in the legal profession both as a lawyer and as a Judge. Therefore, I am a bit sad on ending my formal relationship with the Courts, though I can assure you that in one way or the other I will always remain in touch with my sister and brother Judges, members of the Bar and law students. At the same time I look forward to a little more time with my family, a little more time for myself and my hobbies, a little more freedom and maybe a little more money.The contribution of many plays an important role in the development of any human being. The same is true in my case also. Today, as I demit office from the highest Court of the country, I cannot but remember the contribution of all those on whose shoulders I have stood to reach this level. First of all, my father Late Shri M.R. Gupta, who unfortunately died when I was only 13 years old. He was a first-generation lawyer who built up a roaring practice in Shimla. His name had been proposed for elevation as Judge of the Delhi High Court but unfortunately, he died before things could materialise. As a young child he would buy me a book or two every Saturday and encouraged me to read and read. This habit of reading has helped me a great deal even in the legal profession because a lawyer must not only know the law but should be well versed with literature, politics, sciences, psychology etc. He must be abreast with what is happening in the world around him and this can only be done if one is a voracious reader. My father left behind my mother and 3 sons aged 13, 9 and 1. I still wonder how my mother, single-handily brought us up providing us the best education and opportunities in life. She had very limited means and yet she managed to live with grace and dignity. Fortunately, all 3 brothers have done very well in life due to her efforts and blessings. A big thank you – Mummy. When I joined the Faculty of Law in Delhi University, I initially stayed at 17, Tilak Marg, the home of Justice R.N. Agrawal, who was my father’s closest friend and a father figure to me. Justice Agrawal was an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court for almost 4 years when I started living with him. The Emergency had just been imposed and there was a lot of pressure on him to pass orders in favour of the Government. He did not succumb to these pressures showing a great deal of independence, courage and conviction. He was not confirmed as a Judge of the Delhi High Court and had to go back as District & Sessions Judge, Delhi. Later, he again became a Judge of the Delhi High Court and retired as Chief Justice of the said Court. He has been one of the greatest influences on me and whenever I have been in doubt I have looked up to ‘Jindi Uncle- that is what I call him’ for inspiration and he never let me down. Thank you – Uncle. I also must thank the teachers of the Law Faculty of the University of Delhi which at that time was probably the best faculty any law school in this country has ever seen. We were taught by legends like Dr. Upendra Baxi, Dr. Latika Sarkar, Dr. D.K. Singh, Dr. Punnuswami, Dr. Sivaramaiya, Dr. Jafar Hussain, Dr. P.K. Tripathi and many other legendary teachers. It is because of this wonderful faculty that today even after retirement of 3 Judges who belonged to the Law Faculty, there are 9 from this faculty functioning as Judges of the Supreme Court. I used to come back from the Law Faculty in a DTC bus No.210 and get down at Lady Irwin College and walk from there to 17 Tilak Marg, crossing the Supreme Court. Entry to the Supreme Court was not restricted at that time and on many occasions, I walked into the Courtrooms and heard arguments. I was very lucky to hear arguments being addressed by Mr. Nani A. Palkiwala on one occasion. At that time, my highest ambition was that one day I would address arguments in the Supreme Court. I had never imagined that one day I would sit as a Judge of this Court. God has been very kind and has given many opportunities and I am very grateful to the Almighty for all the blessings he has bestowed upon me. After completing law, I joined the Chambers of my senior Mr. Kapil Dev Sood, who was one of the leading members of the Bar in 1978 and today also continues to be one of the most active members of the Himachal Pradesh High Court Bar. From him I not only learnt rudiments of law, the art of tracing out case law at a time when we had no search engines but the most important lesson he taught me was that to be a good lawyer, one must first be a good human being. One must be sensitive and sympathetic to the needs of the clients. I owe a lot to him. Thank you – Kapil Ji. There are many others who helped me in the profession but it is not feasible or possible to name all of them. A few names which I cannot leave out are those of Justice V.D. Mishra and Justice P.D. Desai, Chief Justices of my High Court, who encouraged me as a junior. Justice C.K. Thakker before whom I appeared almost day in and day out and Justice V.K. Gupta, who found me suitable to be elevated as a Judge of the High Court. Amongst lawyers, other than my senior, others who have encouraged me a lot were Mr. Chhabildas, Justice Devender Gupta, and Justice Arun Goel, who were then practicing at the Bar. My karambhoomi as far as practice is concerned has been the Himachal Pradesh High Court. I have also served as the Chief Justice of Tripura and Chhatisgarh High Courts. I take this opportunity to thank all the membrs of the respective Bar Associations and colleague judges of all these three courts. My last 3 years in the profession have been in the Supreme Court. I say it with a sense of satisfaction and pride that in my Court especially when I presided over the Bench the proceedings were conducted in a very cordial manner. By now most of you know that I love a strong debate in my Court. Heated arguments also have their place in the Court, but with the cooperation of the members of the Bar the exchanges never turned acrimonious or distasteful. I appreciate the pleasant and respectful manner in which proceedings were conducted by you and I am grateful to the members of the Bar for helping me maintain a cordial atmosphere in Court. For me, the most important attributes of judiciary and Judges are independence, fearlessness and impeccable integrity. In a country which professes to follow the rule of law and the principle of separation of powers, there is no alternative to a totally independent judiciary. The concept of separation of powers is a system of checks and balances to ensure that each wing stays within the limits of its power or jurisdiction. All three wings are expected to and must work for achieving the goals set out in the Constitution. There must be harmony between the three wings. However, the Judiciary under the Constitution is empowered to set aside even laws promulgated by Parliament if they be unconstitutional or set aside other executive actions when they are illegal, arbitrary or discriminatory. Under the Constitution a duty is cast upon the superior courts to protect the rights of the citizens of this country and it is the duty of this Court to ensure that no person is deprived of his life or liberty except in accordance with procedure prescribed by law. This Court also has a duty to ensure that every citizen of this country lives a life of dignity and is not deprived of the “Right to Life” guaranteed to him under the Constitution. In times of a crisis such as the ones we are living in, the Courts must protect the poor and the underprivileged, because it they who are hit the hardest in trying times. When the court does its duty and acts in favour of the citizens, sometimes there will be friction, but a little friction in my view is a healthy sign that the courts are functioning properly. It is for the Judges of this country to ensure that they maintain high standards and live up to the high expectations of the public which can only be fulfilled by an independent judiciary. In my view, there is no difficulty in maintaining the independence, the integrity of the institution of judiciary as long as we think about the institution and not about the individuals. I am sure that under the guidance of the Chief Justice and my sister and brother Judges, the Indian judiciary will rise to the occasion. As Judges we take an oath to uphold the Constitution and the laws. This clearly means that we must decide matters according to law and not according to our personal likes and prejudices. For any Judge when he sits in Court, his only Gita, his only Bible, his only Quran, his only Guru Granth Sahib, his only Zend Avesta is the Constitution of India. A Judge has to decide cases only according to the Constitution and the laws. This is not such a difficult job if one goes by the Constitution and the laws. The Constitution has been my polestar. Whenever a case is difficult, I go through the Preamble and more often than not I find the solution there. In addition to being independent, honest and courageous, the judiciary must also be humane and compassionate. The Preamble to the Constitution which is the soul of the Constitution promises Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity to the citizens. A reading of the Constitution, especially the Preamble clearly indicates that it is the duty of the Courts to not only protect the rights of the citizens, but also to ensure that they live a life of dignity. Therefore, it is very necessary that the judiciary should also be humane and compassionate. A compassionate superior judiciary which lives up to the principles enshrined in the Preamble to the Constitution to provide justice- social, economic and political, and to ensure the dignity of the individual, is something which we all must strive for. Many times, I hear voices being raised especially by members of the Bar that the judiciary is no longer independent or it is no longer a humane judiciary. Today is not a time to blame each other but I must remind the members of the Bar that the judiciary is drawn up primarily from the Bar. Therefore, my request to the members of the Bar is that when they talk about independence or lack of independence of the judiciary, they must also introspect as to whether they have been totally independent or humane. I have no problem with sky-rocketing fees being charged from commercial organisations or from rich litigants. But, at the same time, the poor litigant should not be priced out and should not be denied his legal rights only because a citizen does not have the means to fight a long drawn out battle. Our laws and our legal system are totally geared in favour of rich and the powerful. If somebody who is rich and powerful is behind bars then time and again, he will approach the higher courts during the pendency of the trial till some day he obtains an order that his trial should be expedited. This is done at the cost of the poor litigant whose trial gets further delayed because he cannot approach the higher court. On the other hand, if a rich person is on bail or wants to delay a civil litigation, he can afford to approach the superior courts time and again to delay the trial or the proceedings till the other side gets virtually frustrated. Both the Bench and the Bar owe a duty to that section of the litigants which does not really have a voice, to ensure that their cases are not put on the backburner. In this battle between the rich and powerful on the one side and the voiceless, poor and downtrodden on the other, the scales of justice can never be balanced equally. One cannot equate apples with oranges. If real justice has to be done then the scales of justice have to be weighted in favour of the underprivileged. In Tripura my wife had designed some murals for the Court building which were completed by local artists on the basis of certain inputs given by me. One day one of the senior members mentioned that the scales of justice were not even and the eyes of the Goddess of Justice were not blindfolded. I had purposely done this because of my strong views that in the present day and age Judges cannot live in ivory towers but must be aware of what is happening in the world around them. The scales of justice to be really equal, must, in fact, be balanced in such a way that the poor and the underprivileged are not denied justice. The members of the Bar need to do more pro bono work. I am happy to say that the assistance rendered by the amicus curiae in the Supreme Court has been of the highest level. There are, in fact, many members of the Bar who do a lot of pro bono work. Unfortunately, there are many members of the Bar who are not willing to do any pro bono work. In my opinion, every member of the Bar whether a senior or a junior must do at least some portion of the work pro bono not only in public interest litigation which gives them publicity but for the poor and needy. To conclude, the Bar should also be totally independent and members of the Bar while arguing matters in Court should shed their political or other affiliations and argue the matter strictly in accordance with law. Members of Bar should also spend some time doing pro bono work for the poor and the needy. I am very grateful to the SCBA and all its members for not only organising this innovative farewell, but also for the warmth and affection showered on me during my tenure and even more for the valuable assistance rendered to me in court. In the Supreme court I have developed new friendships especially with my sister and brother Judges some of whom have retired and I am grateful to all of them for their support, love and affection. I am sure that our friendship will not come to an end with my demitting office. I place on record my thanks to the Secretary General, Registrars, officers and officials of the Registry of the Supreme Court of India as well as Registrar General, Registrars, officers and officials of the Chhattisgarh, Tripura and Himachal Pradesh High Courts. I am very grateful to the members of my personal staff, the staff at my residential office and my law clerks. Before ending, I must thank my wife Punam and daughters Diya and Damini, my mother-in-law Smt. Santosh Manchanda and other members of my family and friends who have helped me in maintaining the standards which were expected of me.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Genocide survivor talks about experience, research

first_imgKosal Path, a survivor of Cambodian genocide under the Khmer Rouge, spoke Tuesday at the USC Gould School of Law about the experiences of growing up in the country and his present research on social rehabilitation after mass killings.The genocide, which occurred between 1975 and 1979, left about 1.7 million people dead at the hands of the Khmer Rouge regime headed by Pol Pot. The genocide targeted several minority groups, including ethnic and ancestral Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai Cambodians.According to Path, Cambodians are still feeling the repercussions today. Though Path said he does not remember much from his childhood, he said he does remember not having any food. Path also remembers that his family members were forced to become refugees in Vietnam.“People were tormented so they are not ready to face it,” he said. “It will take them time to communicate about restoring relationships between the two communities.”After surviving the genocide, Path graduated from Phnom Penh University in Cambodia and received a master’s degree and a Ph.D. at USC in international relations. During his presentation, Plath said of USC that despite his origins, he “feel[s] at home here.” Path currently serves as a lecturer in the USC School of International Relations and a USC Shoah Foundation Fellow.During the event, Path talked about the criminal cases involving the Khmer Rouge and said the fact that survivors were questioning the convicts in the courtroom sends a “powerful message.”The nation still holds so much anger towards the genocide, according to Path, that many participate in “Anger Day” on May 20 each year, where people express their anger about the genocide and visit the memorial.Path said criminals from the Khmer Rouge first attempted to blame the genocide on Vietnam and then on each other.Natasha Immaraj, a graduate student studying public policy, said that she thought the discussion of guilt was the most interesting part of Path’s talk.“The blame game is so typical of human nature,” she said. “They first blame the Vietnamese and then each other.”The event also included a presentation from Hannah Garry, president of USC Law International Human Rights Clinic. Garry spoke about her involvement in a criminal case concerning the massacres.Under the supervision of Garry, students traveled to Cambodia to assist in the conviction of the criminals responsible for the genocide.In her presentation, Garry showed pictures of the genocide memorial and torture chambers in addition to  talking about the work the students did on the criminal cases.Maggie Buckles, a law student who is in the International Human Rights Clinic, said that she attended the event to get a human perspective on a conflict she learned about from a technical and legal perspective.“Seeing how society has transformed and how much work there is left to do makes the work we’re doing for the tribunals seem really important,” Buckles said. “It’s motivational.”During the event, Path emphasized the importance of continuing to explore about genocide.“Seventy percent of the [current] population was born after the genocide,” Path said. “I think children should have an active memory of what happened.”last_img read more

Men’s basketball: Badgers use three-point stroke to get past Buckeyes for fifth straight victory

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team overcame a horrendous night of free throw shooting to pull away from the Ohio State Buckeyes Thursday night in a 79-68 victory.The win was the Badgers’ (14-9, 6-4 Big Ten) fifth in a row, as the team continues to recover from a slow start to conference play. This one didn’t come easy, but to start, it looked like it might.Wisconsin jumped out to an early 11-0 lead on the back of Vitto Brown, who scored seven of the Badgers’ first 11 points. But faster than you could say JaQuan Lyle, that lead was gone, as the freshman not only brought the Buckeyes (14-10, 6-5) back into the game, but carried them throughout the remainder of the half, scoring 18 of the team’s 32 points in the first 20 minutes. Lyle finished the game with a game-high 27 points.“We talk a lot about not giving a team or individual confidence, and right off the bat, we let [Lyle] come off the first ball screen and go right to the rim,” head coach Greg Gard said. “Good players do that. They feed off that when you get a couple easy ones.”Despite Lyle’s first-half onslaught, Wisconsin managed to keep their lead thanks to their three-point shooting, as Ohio State made it a point to lock down the lane defensively, packing the paint anytime forwards Nigel Hayes or Ethan Happ received the ball in post position.Ohio state head coach Thad Matta said this was the game plan from the start.“We wanted to give as much support as we could down low,” Matta said. “Not doubling, but we weren’t as quick as we needed to be to get back and we didn’t help the helper.”The Badgers took advantage of the shots they were given and managed to shoot fairly effectively from behind the arc, hitting 7-of-18 shots in the first half, with two coming from each point guard in Bronson Koenig and Jordan Hill.Hayes, on the other hand, had a quiet and frustrating first half, as he constantly settled for outside jumpers instead of attacking the paint and shooting just 1-of-7 for three points in the first 20 minutes.Hayes came out slow again to start the second half, missing his first two shots from the field, but then, all of a sudden, something clicked for the junior.With just over 14 minutes remaining in the second half, the Badgers held a seven-point lead, allowing the Buckeyes to hang around. Hayes — 1-for-9 from the field at this point — stepped up and confidently hit a three to push the team’s lead to 10.From there it was all Hayes, as he went on to score 11 of the team’s next 13 points over the next five minutes of play and scored 18 of his team-high 21 points in the second half.“When we need a bucket, I have to be able to produce that for us,” Hayes said. “I’m not the only one, but I guess I’ll take [being] the lead singer in our rock band.”For the rest of the team, they continued their sharp shooting from downtown, as they finished shooting 13-of-27 from downtown — and embraced a bend but don’t break mentality.Even though the Buckyes came storming back to bring what was a 12-point lead down to just two with about four minutes remaining, Wisconsin then kicked into high gear, ending the game on a 14-5 run.In the end, Wisconsin’s daggers came at the hands of guard Jordan Hill and forward Brown, as Hill hit a long three with the shot clock winding down and Brown hit a jumper from the elbow that put UW up seven with 56 seconds remaining.The Buckeyes never recovered.“I’m extremely proud of our guys and how they continue to battle and find a way,” Gard said. “It’s coming from different people in different fashions.”The victory brings the Badgers to a tie with Michigan State for sixth in the Big Ten. They are three games out of first place and just one game out of fourth place.Stats courtesy of UW-Athleticslast_img read more