The Silencing of Minorities through Law: An Analysis of Vivek Gomber’s ‘Court’

The piece analyses the various nuances of the Marathi legal drama ‘Court.’ It highlights the silencing of dissent of minorities by the State through law and other institutions. It must also be noted that the piece explores the systemic oppression of the Dalits in India, owing to the prevalent caste system. The Dalits have been ‘othered’ by the society at large and they are merely viewed as a ‘labouring body.’ The piece also brings forth the ideas of Biopolitics, Governmentality and Necroplitics which have been introduced by academics like Foucault and Mbembe.

Socialist Feminism

Socialist feminism emerged as a branch of the feminist movement during the 1960s and 1970s which focused on liberating women by restraining economic, cultural and political forces that oppressed women. The theory of socialist feminism expands the Marxist idea of feminism, which focuses on the role played by capitalism in the oppression of women. SocialistContinue reading “Socialist Feminism”

The Debate on Socialism Vs. Capitalism

Socialism and capitalism refer to two forms of economic systems out of the many that exist. An economic system refers to allocation, production and distribution of resources by the government of a country. The difference between these two economic systems is that of the level of government intervention with socialism being placed at maximum andContinue reading “The Debate on Socialism Vs. Capitalism”

Animal Rights

According to PETA, “Animal rights means that animals deserve certain kinds of consideration—consideration of what is in their best interests, regardless of whether they are “cute,” useful to humans, or an endangered species and regardless of whether any human cares about them at all. It means recognizing that animals are not ours to use—for food,Continue reading “Animal Rights”

Equality and Inequality in India

Inequality is a fact. Equality is value The word equality means a state of equilibrium or a state where everyone is equal in rights, opportunities and resources. The debate on concept and state of equality and inequality around the world has been going on since decades among academicians of various disciplines. However, the concept ofContinue reading “Equality and Inequality in India”

Case Analysis: Swapnil Tripathi v. Supreme Court of India

There are a large number of cases pending in Indian courts and considering this situation it might not be possible for everyone to attend the sessions of apex court because of infrastructural restrictions, security reasons, time constraints and other formalities involved in courts. On any given day, the Supreme Court is heavily packed with Advocates,Continue reading “Case Analysis: Swapnil Tripathi v. Supreme Court of India”

The Principles of Natural Justice and their Importance

As children, many times, we were told stories of Kings and their great empires and how they would solve a dispute. The King and his court would be the ones to hear the dispute. He would also be unbiased, as he would be solving a dispute amongst his subjects. He would then give a decisionContinue reading “The Principles of Natural Justice and their Importance”

Queerphobia Kills: An Indian Story of Love(lessness)

“Pride is a revolution, not a party. You are invited to join us if you dare.” June marks the most important time for the LGBTQIA+ community as it is celebrated as ‘Pride Month’. A lot of cishets[1] tend to come to pride, not in solidarity but as they consider it a party. The masses ofContinue reading “Queerphobia Kills: An Indian Story of Love(lessness)”