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He Earns From the Lawyers! The Man Behind ‘Dinkar Book Store’ and Dukkis

By: garima arya | November 13, 2018

Continuing a legacy, Dinkar Singhal and Shailendra Singhal run the bookstall ‘DINKAR BOOK STORE’ for 24 years now which was brought into being by their late father Mr. ML Singhal in 1952.

They are among the well-known faces in CLC, Delhi.

In the peak hour of sale, we interviewed Dinkar Bhaiya with some inserts from younger brother while they were selling books like hot cakes!

Here are some excerpts:

STORY BEHIND DUKKI:

He recalled swiftly about Students guidebook commonly known as Dukki got its name from its initial price of two rupees. Written by ex-students of law faculty, Dukki is the safe harbour and lifeline of students since 1952

Jain ki dukki & singhal ki dukki are famous worldwide in the faculty of law. 🙂

REMEMBER ANY WELL-KNOWN FACE?

I don’t remember any much though father had seen them a lot like Kiran Bedi, Kapil Sibbal” informs bhaiya while giving labour law dukki to one of the customers.

HAVE YOU EVER ENGAGED A LAWYER?

He recollects his experience with a lawyer, how an ex-CLCian fought his case in Delhi High Court for 3 years without charging any fee.

(That’s his aura). 🙂

(The younger brother shrugged in mild amusement and prayed for never indulging himself with any)!

HAVE YOU EVER BEING RECOGNISED WHILE GOING OUTSIDE?

Dinkar Bhaiya remembered an incident when he visited Chhatisgarh and was recognized and greeted by an alumnus of law fac.

(I told ya aura). 🙂

ABOUT STUDYING LAW:

Though Dinkar bhaiya was not able to study much he is adamant that his children should pursue this prestigious course. Also, his wife is pursuing this course!

(Anyway, he is gonna loose arguments even without participation). 🙂

A SECRET QUESTION…DO TEACHERS ALSO PURCHASE DUKKI?

Taking his own time before answering he replied: “They do buy them but they should teach from books as they to answer the doubts of students and book help in better ways“.

(The answer was in affirmative guys)! 😉

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT LAWYERS AND PRACTICING LAW?

Practicing and litigation is for nimble, skillful, cunning, witty, inventive and ingenius person and not for the ineffectual and naive beings“, says Dinkar Bhaiya while giving a change of Rs. 200 to a student from his iron moneybox.

(Cliche question answered with utmost honesty)!

 

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