Bollywood and Religious Sentiments: When a Legal Notice comes knocking

By Adv. Sanyukta Banerjie. Nothing falls apart faster in India than roads during rain and religious sentiments during a movie release. Every other day, the dailies report yet another movie producer, director or even the actor (no seriously) grappling with…

Brides for Sale: India’s Sorrow?

By Tanya Chandra, Founder, LexQuest Foundation. As India’s latest Anti-Trafficking Bill awaits informed modifications and superior content editions, it’s unfortunate that a major component of human trafficking which concerns the sinister trade of women and young girls across several States…

Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan: A Major Overhaul in India’s Education Sector?

By Vishu Surana, National Law School of India University, Bangalore. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela realized 30 years ago that education is the most essential tool for social, economic and political…

The Untold Story of India’s Sold Brides

By Sajith Anjickal, National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Bride trafficking is an unlawful activity wherein brides are bought and sold against their will only to be subjected to sexual and domestic slavery. It is one of those pervasive yet indiscernible…

Atal Bhujal Yojana: Rejuvenating India’s Groundwater

By Sajith Anjickal, National Law School of India University, Bangalore. “Water, water, everywhere….nor any drop to drink.” These musings of Samuel Taylor seem nothing less than a foretelling of the looming water crisis in the current century. Water scarcity as a grave…

From the Lens of Humiliating Stares and Jockstrap Jibes: The Laws Governing Prostitutes in India

By Adv. Shriya Maini. Co-Authored by Pooja Jasani, Gujarat National Law University. 2017 saw the release of an exciting Bollywood flick based on the contentious subject of sex workers in India and their argumentative profession of prostitution. Begum Jaan revolved around…

Institutions of Eminence in the age of Academic Hype

By Qamar Ali Jafri, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow. Everyone dreams of studying in a premiere world institute. No country ever feels that it can do without a world-class university. Now, in the age of academic hype, who decides…

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana: A Suggestive Approach for Supported Motherhood

By Sanidhya Sadanand Nayak, Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies, Bengaluru. Not many in India discuss miscarriages, failed pregnancies or stillbirths, often blaming fate rather than broaching the matter diagnostically. The connection between the ill-health of the woman and the failure of pregnancy…