The Saga of Sports and Law in India


Many facets encompass sports ranging from organizing, infrastructural and financial requirements, access of necessary paraphernalia, sponsorship to participation, broadcasting, popularising, building camaraderie amongst groups, clubs, entertainment and reflection of the public fervour and national as well as international representation. The sports field is amongst the rapidly increasing and emerging fields of growth in terms of competition as well as contribution to the world economy amounting to 3%. Basic question of need for a sports law despite the existence of many influential sports federations and bodies, the state role in rendering conducive conditions for physical fitness to curb the exploitation and ignorance of the sports players and athletes and most importantly, incentivising sports players and other stakeholders, the government ought to creep in the sports arena and regulate the same. (more…)

Telangana: History and Issues


Telangana was a region in the present state of Andhra Pradesh and formerly was part of Hyderabad state, which was ruled by Nizam. Andhra Pradesh State has three main cultural regions namely, Telengana, Coastal Andhra region and Rayalaseema. The Telangana region has an area of 114,840 square kilometres and a population of 35,286,757 (2011 census), which is 41.6% of Andhra Pradesh state population. The Telangana region comprise of 10 districts: Adilabad, Hyderabad, Khammam, Karimnagar, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Rangareddy, and Warangal. The Musi River, Krishna and Godavari rivers flow through the region from west to east. (more…)

Mediation in India: Practical Indepth


Mediation, one of the settlement techniques under the alternate dispute resolution, is a party-centric process wherein a neutral third person, the mediator, exercising proper techniques aids in bringing the two or more disputing parties to an agreement on the matter concerning the parties. The mediators can’t impose an outcome or decision on the parties and therefore, a mediator, per se isn’t a decision-maker.[1] (more…)

The Coalgate Scam


The Coalgate Scam was unearthed by the CAG report on allocations of coal blocks. CAG report alleged that a loss of Rs. 1.86 lakh crore was caused to the exchequer because of a non-transparent and discretionary allocation process. The beneficiaries of the scam are private players who have made windfall gains and have received highly valuable natural resources at almost free of cost. (more…)

Internship Culture in India

By Mandavi Mehrotra, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow.


For all those young bloods who choose to burn the midnight oil and take internships for trade and vocational jobs, though even reluctantly when no stipends are given, serious questions of legitimacy and importance of internships/stages/work experience/industry experience pop up, especially in the Indian milieu. Interestingly, Indian culture has undergone sweeping modernization adapting to the western model of education. The long journey of the Indian educational spectrum from the Gurukul system till the present day culture featuring smart classes, practical and demonstrative pedagogy, experimentation, research and development and of course, job shadowing and internships. (more…)

Dos and Don’ts for a Law Student

By Sidharth Mohanty, University Law College, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.

Law student consults books

A law student carries some obligation on his shoulder, which includes a moral obligation towards the professors, classmates and self.

The term moral obligation has a number of meanings in moral philosophy, in religion, and in layman’s term. Generally speaking, when someone says of an act that is a “moral obligation”, they refer to a belief that the act is one prescribed by their set of values. Obligation being a set code by which a person is to follow. Moral obligation can be better understood as a course of action imposed by one’s conscience by which someone is bound or restricted. (more…)

Books to be Referred: Law

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  1. Kelkar, R.V. – The Code of Criminal Procedure, 5th Edn, Reprinted 2011, Eastern Book Company, Lucknow.
  2. K I Vibhute – PSA Pillai’s Criminal Law, 10th Edition 2012, Lexis Nexis, Butterworths Wadhwa, Nagpur.
  3. Ratan Lal & Dhirajlal – The Code of Criminal Procedure, 17th Edn, 2009, Lexis Nexis Butterworths Wadhwa, Nagpur
  4. Sarkar on The Code of Criminal Procedure, 10th Edn, 2012, Lexis Nexis Butterworths, Wadhwa, Nagpur.
  5. Basu, D.D., Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Lexis Nexis Butterworths Wadhwa, 4th Edn, 2010.
  6. Mitra, B.B., Code of Criminal Procedure, Kamal Law House, 21st Edn, 2011.
  7. Misra, S.N., The Code of Criminal Procedure, Central Law Publications, 17th Edn, 2010.