Cybercime Amidst COVID-19

In a time when the world is in turmoil and people are panic buying, it should come as no surprise that cybercriminals are capitalizing on the current scenario. The spread of novel Coronavirus pandemic across the globe has created panic not only concerning health risks but also in the spread of misinformation and cyber-attacks. TheContinue reading “Cybercime Amidst COVID-19”

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.

Was Nathuram Godse a Patriot?

Nathuram Vinayak Godse, a Chitpavan Brahmin born in 1910 was more sentimental than rational. Influenced by the attainment of freedom, he wanted to join Satyagraha but couldn’t owing to his educational constraints. When shifted to Ratnagiri in 1929, he met Veer Savarkar, a revolutionary who indoctrinated Hindu nationalist philosophy of Hindutva. Joining RSS and cooperatingContinue reading “Was Nathuram Godse a Patriot?”

Secularism in India

Secularism is the principle of separation of state from religion or religion institutions. It suggests keeping the two things totally apart. It is close to the Vedic concept of ‘Dharma Nirapekshata’ meaning the indifference of the state to religion. As per the Indian philosophy, it is also related to ‘Sarva Dharma Sambhava” i.e. the destinationContinue reading “Secularism in India”

Extra- Judicial Killing

To define “Extrajudicial/Encounter” killings, one can employ both substantial and procedural component of such killing and its prohibition. Either way, it all involves the haphazard deprivation of life. These extrajudicial killings have been a divisive procedure used by the police for many decades now. Substantive Extrajudicial killing requires state action in some form or theContinue reading “Extra- Judicial Killing”

Black Klansman: Race, Hate, And the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.”― Ron Stallworth, Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime Name of the book: Black Klansman Author: Ron Stallworth Genre: Non-fiction –Continue reading “Black Klansman: Race, Hate, And the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime”

Plato’s Society: Utopian or Dystopian?

“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.“The Republic by Plato Plato was born in 427 BC in Athens. During that time, Athens was already engaged in the Peloponnesian War (430–404) with Sparta for three years. Hence it could be said that Plato grew up in excitingContinue reading “Plato’s Society: Utopian or Dystopian?”

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”