The Psychology of Advertising: Analysing the Tata Tea Ad on Corruption

By Sandhya Shyamsundar, WBNUJS, Kolkata. We gather information through our senses. We get knowledge of our external world with the order of Sensation- attention- perception.  Since our information processing is limited, our attention is selective, divisible and shiftable. The main…

Review: “The Story of India” by Michael Wood

By Sandhya Shyamsundar, WBNUJS, Kolkata. It is only seldom when one gets to see a documentary series which is visually so extravagant, narrated with such depth and one that almost covers the entire historical saga of a country that has…

A Commentary on the Biography ‘Cornelia Sorabjee: India’s Pioneer Woman Lawyer’

By Sandhya Shyamsundar, WBNUJS, Kolkata. On reading the biography ‘Cornelia Sorabjee: India’s Pioneer Woman Lawyer‘, one is bound to fall in love with Suparna Gooptu’s take on the legal luminary Cornelia Sorabji who was the first woman to study law in…

From Sacrament to Contract – The Changing Nature of Hindu Marriages in India

By Sandhya Shyamsundar, WBNUJS, Kolkata. Marriage has been, since the ancient times, one of the most important social institutions. It implies the union of man and woman in body and soul. Sociologists have offered various definitions of marriage, among them being…

Dharma and Gandhian Philosophy of Satyagraha

By Sandhya Shyamsundar, WBNUJS, Kolkata. Bhishma, in the Mahabharata, states that Dharma changes according to the needs of time and hence develops with society. However, it has certain permanent moral values like truth, compassion, self control and forgiveness which continue to…

Judicial Review over Presidential Pardon: Analysing the case of Epuru Sudhakar v. State of Andhra Pradesh

By Sandhya Shyamsundar, WBNUJS, Kolkata. “I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.” – Abraham Lincoln Since time immemorial, the principles of Justice and Mercy have seemed incompatible. After all, the notion of justice involves dispensing of…