This is a very fascinating topic & has it's effects & dimensions very largely on the Indian Society . Sometimes it is considers as a ray of hope among the people of India & often considered evidently against the law because, Judicial Activism rather depicts the perception or pshyche of a handful of judges' decisions effacing the decisions taken by representatives of this democratic nation.
As being the apex court , the Supreme Court of India verifies the laws made by the legislature under the light of the constitution whether it is in the ambit of it or not , therefore rather being just acting as a teacher the judge must have the right to give meaning to the law & this must be the vocation of the judge. He must act as the torchbearer of the society.
Judicial Activism has now become an acquaintance, which is often seen in our country. As we know our government has three wings legislature,executive & judiciary . Legislature & executive are somehow juxtapose to each other as the laws are framed by the legislatures & implemented by the executive but the judicial wing is totally independent of the other two.
Judicial activism also repudiates the model for the governance of States such as separation of powers but judges also adhores a statue of law provided by the legislature with attires & jewels & enriches it with life.
Judicial actvism has augmented supreme courts moral authority & increased its credibility with the people.