Commercial Surrogacy: Should the Law Intervene?

By: Vishal Hablani INTRODUCTION India is emerging as a hub for the International Commercial Surrogacy.[1] Lax surrogacy laws, low costs and the huge number of women willing to become surrogate mothers have contributed in making India a preferred destination for surrogacy.[2] However, there have been reported incidents concerning employment of unethical practices to exploit surrogate mothers and abandonment of children born out of surrogacy.[3] The … Continue reading Commercial Surrogacy: Should the Law Intervene?

Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes: A New Public Health Challenge for India

By: Daanish Naithani INTRODUCTION “There is not enough evidence to understand the health impact of vaping”.[1] This statement has become a common gateway to shut down any debate on the use and regulation of Electronic Cigarettes (hereinafter e-cigarettes). To make matters worse, there is no data available regarding its awareness and use for the Indian populace.[2] In such a background, it is needless to state that the … Continue reading Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes: A New Public Health Challenge for India

Law And Legitimacy: Reform Through Demonetization In India

By: Natansh Jain INTRODUCTION On November 8, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a public announcement that the government is withdrawing the 1000 and 500 rupees note from the economy. This move came as a blow to the citizens as the highest and the second highest bank notes were suddenly being demonetised within four hours of the announcement. Since then, there have been a lot … Continue reading Law And Legitimacy: Reform Through Demonetization In India

Moving Towards a Driverless Era

By: Madhura Bhandarkar INTRODUCTION We are at the cusp of a Fourth Industrial Revolution with rapid development in the field of Automotive Vehicular Technology and Artificial Intelligence. Companies like Google, Tesla Motors, and Uber to name a few are working towards the development of autonomous cars which will do away with manual controls or even human monitoring while commuting in a car. While the concept … Continue reading Moving Towards a Driverless Era

Unrest In Darjeeling

By: Akshita Agrawal & Kunjal Jawaria This country has a proud history of opening its doors to generations of ethnic mosaic fleeing personal persecution, civil unrest and war. Half of the multiculturalism unrest and dismal in the state of West Bengal comes from the vain idea that independent state is the solution to every difficulty faced by Gorkha community. India’s most popular hill station which … Continue reading Unrest In Darjeeling

The Child Labour (Prohibition And Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016. Embracing The Reality? Or Paving The Way For Further Exploitation? A Critique

By: Rhea Ghanshani One would assume that the tabled amendment on child labour (hereinafter, ‘the Amendment’) during the monsoon session of Parliament the past year would be a ray of hope for those children who have been trying to escape the shambles of exploitation ever since they stepped foot into the world, but it turned out to be anything but. The Amendment does not embody … Continue reading The Child Labour (Prohibition And Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016. Embracing The Reality? Or Paving The Way For Further Exploitation? A Critique

Changing Dimensions of Realty: A Check on Promoters and the Hindrances Ahead.

By: Raghav Dembla For decades, the real estate sector has faced a variety of issues primarily originating from real estate developers not being accountable to any separate governing body. Ever since the liberalisation of the Indian economy in the 1990s, the real estate sector saw a large amount of investment in the domestic sector, coupled with an increase in the investment in the form of … Continue reading Changing Dimensions of Realty: A Check on Promoters and the Hindrances Ahead.

Bias and Prejudice in Police: Lessons from the US

By: Anjanay Pandey “Ques custodiet ipsos custodet – Who will watch the watchman?” In a world that is becoming increasingly diverse and enabling, stereotypes and biases are often the cause of pain and misunderstanding. What to do when these biases inhabit and affect the police personnel? Biases in law-enforcement agencies usually point to the existence of regressive and conservative outlooks which can be either inherent … Continue reading Bias and Prejudice in Police: Lessons from the US

The Slow Wheels of Justice

By: Sunanda Singh Bisht Judiciary is one of the most powerful institutions in our country as it is a body responsible for deciding the collective destiny of over one billion people who are diverse in many respects, yet united under a democratic constitution. By all accounts, the judiciary, compared to the other two wings of government (the legislature and the executive) has performed well, retaining … Continue reading The Slow Wheels of Justice

‘Bans’: An Unjust Encroachment on the Right to Freedom of Choice?

By: Kriti Sharma Over the din of overwhelming protests of people against the state’s prerogative to decide what should be consumed (not merely edibles of course), the individual’s freedom of choice lies hanging between its somewhat unsettled constitutionality and the larger role of polity in defining it. The Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, 1995 was finally assented to by President Pranab Mukherjee after being passed … Continue reading ‘Bans’: An Unjust Encroachment on the Right to Freedom of Choice?