What connotes Public Policy?

By Lakshmi Kailasan, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, New Delhi.

Public Policy helps in removing deficiencies and improving conditions in a particular area of interest to the public. It helps the policy making agencies to assess public dealing methods and leads to an advancement of public administration. It further helps to examine what the government is doing, the procedure adopted by it for the same and its administration. Public policy may take the form of programmes, projects, budget allocations etc. 

Policy science was first developed by Daniel Lerner and Harold D. Lasswell in the year 1951 and is concerned with social consequences and policy implications. It is a multi-method problem and future oriented approach aimed at general promotion of social welfare. Policies concern themselves with a wide array of issues such as civil rights, poverty, environmental issues, unemployment and international trade etc. The dependence on economics for formulation of policies was at a later stage diluted to consider other disciplines which helped in a better understanding of societal needs. (more…)

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 a legal notice and I shake my head thinking “Ah! Well they are still being covered on Page 3. If you start featuring on Page 1 that’s when the shit’s really hit the fan *cough Padmaavati cough Padmaavat*”. (more…)

Oath Taking Ceremony: A Mockery of the Constitution

By Rabia Mohamed Ismail Abdul Rahim, NUALS Kochi.

On the 18th day of May, 2018, B. S. Yeddyurappa was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. What happened after is no secret. Having sworn in, Yeddyurappa was the Chief Minister on the day of the floor test. He was also the Chief Minister when he walked out while the National Anthem was being played.

Yes, undoubtedly, the provisions of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 will apply to this situation. But I would like to analyse this situation in light of a different fact. (more…)

Bails and Anticipatory Bails: Part I

By Adv. Shriya Maini and Ms Chethana Venkatraghavan

This write-up is for those students who have realized that they have a law exam tomorrow and are looking for a source which discusses the practical and theoretical aspects of law in a deliberately simple form. This is also for those lawyers who are struggling to fill the gaps between the books of procedure and the law in practice. We write about what we have learnt through our trials and errors. Unlike other websites, we hope to engage you at multiple levels – the theoretical aspect of the law which we learn as students and the practical approach of law which only an Attorney at Law can provide.  (more…)

Foreign Direct Investment: The Conundrum Explained

By Bhumesh Verma, Managing Partner, Corp Comm Legal.

Foreign Direct Investment or FDI, as it is called in common parlance, has become the fuel which is essential to sustain and develop any country’s economy. Developing countries such as India, require significant and consistent infusion of foreign investments in their economy in order to maintain a high GDP rate. The demands of the ever-growing consumerist culture are also satiated by the influx of FDI. Sectors such as infrastructure, retail, aviation, pharmaceuticals, etc. require continuous cash flow for their sustenance. A liberal FDI regime allows companies existing within such sectors to look for financial assistance outside the country. This ensures that the country’s economic development does not suffer due to lack of financial resources within the country. The authors explain the essentials of the FDI regime in India through this article. (more…)

My Preparation for the Battle of IPU Common Entrance Test

By Samridhi Talwar, University School of Law and Legal Studies, New Delhi.

The University School of Law and Legal Studies is a part of the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. Nestled in Dwarka, this college is well known amongst students wishing to pursue the profession of law. I didn’t even have a vague idea about the existence of this college till the time someone told me about it. This college was one of the options, where I could spend the next five years of my life. (more…)

Of Privileged Indians: Note from One to the Others

By Adv. Tanya Chandra, Co-Founder, LexQuest.

Sometimes, it dawns upon us that being born into privilege of any kind, in an underdeveloped country, changes the course of our priorities, and it is indeed a safety net, hence an escape route from a life of deprivation, oppression, indignity and neglect that millions of the same country are otherwise subjected to. This is when, on a daily basis, us, the depositories of  country’s fate, full of life and potential, encounter them, who, for the reason of being born without any safety nets, can never afford the opportunities, tastes, lives and priorities that we feel entitled to. This is where the conflict magnifies and it’s folly to believe that all human beings can change the course of their lives, as and when they choose to. For, choice itself is still largely a matter of privilege in our part of the world. (more…)