‘Your honour, yeh point note kiya jaaye…’

According to Indo-Asian News Service, New Delhi’s Somerville School, like many schools in the capital, had a summer vacation from May 15 to July 1, a one-day holiday for Dasara, and a two-day break for Diwali.

On the other hand…

The Supreme Court was shut for a week for Diwali from November 5 to 12. It was closed for five days from October 15 to 20 for Dasara. And it will remain shut for 15 days from December 17 to January 1 for the winter break. Plus, it was shut for two-and-a-half months—75 days—for the summer vacation.

If you take out the 104 Saturdays and Sundays, and the other holidays that the court enjoys, IANS reports that the Supreme Court of India has more holidays than working days. It remains open on 176 days of the year and remains shut on 189 days, which is more than half the year.