Understanding Law Through Popular Culture

Popular culture is the common taste of common people with reference to books, movies, songs, television, music, sports, other cultural artefacts etc. The elitist preference does not come into the picture here. Law is now the source of plots, the heart of dramatic twists and the ultimate resolution for a distorted storyline. Douglas J. GoodmanContinue reading “Understanding Law Through Popular Culture”

Mental Healthcare in India

Humans are said to be physically holding on to stress in the least obvious ways. So release your shoulders, unclench your jaw, move your tongue from the roof of your mouth and sit back as you read this. Mental health issues have been disregarded in the Indian society for the longest time. Till date, theContinue reading “Mental Healthcare in India”

COVID-19 and its Impact on Climate Change Mitigation

“This is above all an emergency and not just any emergency. This is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced. This is not something you can like on Facebook.” – Greta Thunberg, 2019 When we begin to describe the realities of today, it ends up sounding like a Black Mirror episode. The silver lining is that weContinue reading “COVID-19 and its Impact on Climate Change Mitigation”

The Concept of Force Majeure during COVID-19

COVID-19 crisis seems to have taken over our lives without any seeming end to it. This pandemic has made way for a nationwide lockdown which has brought up many problems that we didn’t have before. One of which is conducting business while keeping up with limitations of a lockdown. The World Health Organisation officially declaredContinue reading “The Concept of Force Majeure during COVID-19”

Rise of Police Brutality and the Need for Better Control Measures in Recent Times

Police have been in the line of fire since the beginning of last year. Being the largest law enforcing agency, they have been entrusted with an extremely delicate duty to protect our human rights. Human rights are integral to the ethos of civil society. The founding fathers of our country incorporated them as fundamental rightsContinue reading “Rise of Police Brutality and the Need for Better Control Measures in Recent Times”

Pandemic and it’s After-Effects on Migrants

COVID-19 virus took the world by surprise affecting nearly every country in the world. By March 23, 2020, the Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi, declared a nationwide lockdown that caused panic amongst the general public. As of August 23, 2020, Coronavirus cases have risen to 23,467,593 and the death toll has surpassed 810,180Continue reading “Pandemic and it’s After-Effects on Migrants”

Digitalization of Courts: A Critical Appraisal

“Technology made large populations possible; large populations now make technology indispensable.” – Joseph Wood Krutch COVID-19 has flooded people’s lives with new worries, lately, becoming a deciding factor in making decisions be it personally or professionally. The World Health Organization declared it to be a “public health emergency” on January 30, 2020. It immediately becameContinue reading “Digitalization of Courts: A Critical Appraisal”

Animal Testing: A Violation of Animal Rights?

The world is full of glamour and in want of more. But the only question that arises is – at what cost? It is nothing new that every day thousands and lakhs of animals all over the world are used for testing of various products – be it medical or be it cosmetic. The questionContinue reading “Animal Testing: A Violation of Animal Rights?”

The UP Ordinance: An Example of Executive Overreach?

In any democracy, institutions perform a multitude of functions like facilitating economic growth, adjudicating claims in a just and fair manner and maintain minimal political order[1]. However, the entire system of party politics, much like legal systems, acknowledges precedents (albeit informally) which set limits for future actions. One such precedent regarding delimiting executive and judicialContinue reading “The UP Ordinance: An Example of Executive Overreach?”

Competition Law and COVID-19

The COVID-19 epidemic has proved to be one of the greatest health emergencies in India and across the globe. The epidemic which resulted into lockdown from mid-march, the citizens along with the companies has faced a backlash as everything has come to a halt. The concerns regarding the functioning of the big business houses andContinue reading “Competition Law and COVID-19”

Minors’ Participation in Protests: Balancing Rights and Restrictions

Zen Gunratan Sadavarte, a twelve-year-old from Mumbai, wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of India (CJI), highlighting the death of a four-month-old baby Mohommad Jahhan due to his exposure to the frigid weather of the capital. The infant’s mother used to regularly take him to the Shaheen Bagh protest site, where women in largeContinue reading “Minors’ Participation in Protests: Balancing Rights and Restrictions”

Right to Internet as a Fundamental Right

Right to the Internet in the International Forum In 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. Frank La Rue on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression[1]. The report stressed the importance of universal access to the Internet and itContinue reading “Right to Internet as a Fundamental Right”

Palghar Mob Lynching

In the village of Gadchinchle of Palghar district, Maharashtra, there had been recent rumours about certain kidnappers and organ harvesters roaming in the area and abducting children at night. On the night of April 16th 2020, three men i.e. Chikne Maharaj Kalpavrukshagiri (70) a Mahant (Head Priest/Guru) in a temple in Nashik, Sushilgiri Maharaj (35)Continue reading “Palghar Mob Lynching”

Strict Liability And Absolute Liability: Vishakapatnam Gas Leak Case

The birth of the modern industrial revolution has introduced a revolutionary aspect of legal suits and laws related to liabilities. With major industrial accidents occurring around the world like the Halifax accident, The Chernobyl disaster, the Bhopal gas tragedy and the latest case of the Vishakhapatnam gas leak, a struggle for justice was initiated againstContinue reading “Strict Liability And Absolute Liability: Vishakapatnam Gas Leak Case”