Interesting Facts About The Indian Supreme Court Building

We all know that the Supreme Court of India is the highest judicial forum and the final court of appeal under the Constitution of India. Its power of judicial review lies in the hands of the Chief Justice of India and 30 other judges. Whatever the decision taken by the Supreme Court is the final decision, binding on all the courts in India. Earlier, the Court met only from 10 am to 12 pm and then 2 pm to 4 pm for only 28 days in a year. But today, it meets for 190 days a year. You surely know that the Supreme Court is situated in the capital of India – New Delhi but, do you know these interesting facts about the building of our supreme justice?

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  • The foundation stone of the Supreme Court building was laid on 29th October 1954 by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India.
  • The main block of the building has been built on a 17 acre triangular plot in Hardinge Avenue, opposite to the Hardinge Bridge. It has been designed in an Indo-British style by Ganesh Bhikaji Deolalikar, a chief architect and the first Indian to head the Central Public Works Department.
  • The building of the Supreme Court has been designed and shaped in such a way as to represent the scales of justice, keeping in mind Rajendra Prasad’s words which stated that the two pans of the scales of justice have to be held evenly without allowing the beam from which they hang to incline to any of its sides. The Central Wing of the Supreme Court building that comprises the Chief Justice’s Court and two large courtrooms on either side represents the central beam of the scales of justice. The right and left wings of the building represent the two scales. The Right Wing comprises of the offices of the Attorney General of India and other law officers, the bar-room and the library. The Left Wing comprises of the offices of the Court.
  • The Court moved into the building in the year 1958. Two new wings – the East Wing and the West Wing were added to the structure in 1979. The last extension was added in the year 1994.
  • On 20th February 1980, a black bronze sculpture that was sculpted by the renowned artist Chintamoni Kar was installed in the lawn of the Supreme Court premises. With a height of 210 centimeters, this statue shows a lady sheltering a child, who is holding an open book in his hands. This statue is built with a very deep thought. It portrays Mother India as the lady, who shows to protect the young Republic of India, which is shown as a child; and the open book represents the laws of land. There is a balance shown on the book, which represents equal justice given to all.
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How To Make Your Home Clutter-Free?

Having a cluttered home is very normal. Almost every family faces this problem, whether you have tiny tots in your family or college teens or a husband! Yes, from kids to adults, every member of the family can be the reason for making a home cluttered. And, it is the lady of the house who puts in all the efforts to clutter-free her dwelling all the time! Here are some tips for you ladies to make it easier for having a clutter-free home.

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Get rid of unwanted stuff

Make a check on all the stuff you don’t require at all – clothing that you haven’t been wearing since ages, toys and games your kids don’t play with anymore, gadgets your husband doesn’t even remember anymore, etc. Obviously there is an emotional connection with quite many unwanted things in the house but, wouldn’t it be better to donate it to someone who really wants or needs that stuff? Get off with that emotional connect and bring a smile to someone else’s face – you will feel better.

Have a place for everything

Make sure you have a proper place for every big and small item you have in the house. Provide a space for every item that is easy to get out and put back in place. If you place a useful item at the topmost shelf, you are sure to get it down when you need it but, do you think it will be put back in place again by climbing up to the topmost shelf? No! So, have a strategic plan to place every item carefully. If you have excess of things that are actually useful to you but, you lack space, you need to make sure you have storage baskets or boxes for those items that can be nicely placed in the room where it is used without causing any inconvenience.

Make use of every corner in your house

Have you ever thought of utilizing the L-shaped corner space in every room for storage? Imagine how much space you can save if you have small triangular shelves across those L-shaped corners! It would give you space to store small items and will also make your house look neat and tidy rather than stuff placed here and there. This is especially useful in bathrooms and kitchens, where you can put the toiletries and kitchen utilities respectively neatly on the shelves in the corners.

Have smart furniture

Lots of furniture can utilize a whole lot of space in your house and can make it look cluttered. Strategize your furniture plan and be a smart shopper. Buy foldable furniture that can be put away in the corners when not in use. You can also opt for multi-purpose highly-functional furniture, which can help solve many activities with one piece of equipment. Instead of buying regular sofas, beds and stools, you can opt for those that provide space for additional storage, where you can store your seldom-used or seasonal products.

Make use of crap baskets

Now you may ask what a crap basket is. Give every member of your house an individual basket and name them as crap baskets. Ask them to place all their items into their own basket when they have no time to put it in the right place, rather than just throwing it over the bed, on the table or elsewhere. Ask them to clean up the basket every night or once in 2 to 3 days and put the items back in place. This will avoid clutter in your home and will also keep a check on who makes the most clutter in the house. J