LexQuest’s 1st National Environmental Law Essay Writing Competition, 2018

Having successfully organized four National Essay Writing Competitions in the past, to promote original legal writing and research work in the field of law, we are delighted to bring to you the first edition of our National Environmental Law Essay Writing Competition. As stated by our Honorable Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, “people’s participation is the essence of good governance”, and with India as the second most populous country in the world, we need to ensure that people have a big role to play to help the government achieve goals and shape successful policies. (more…)

LexQuest 1st National Essay Writing Competition, 2014

LexQuest is pleased to announce the LexQuest 1st National Essay Writing Competition, 2014 on the theme “Trends, Issues and Reforms in Tax Policy in India”. The competition is an excellent opportunity for Law students and Professionals to express their viewpoints on Tax Policies in India. The theme is broad in nature; hence, the participants may take up any Topic/Trend/Issue/Development covered under the purview of the Theme. (more…)

Belief versus Knowledge

“I think that anyone who has taken the trouble to examine his, or her, own mind in regard to their worldly knowledge on any matter, will agree that this knowledge is entirely based on experience, but when we turn our attention to religion we immediately feel either that actual knowledge is lacking or that it is confined to certain instances of an entirely different nature…”

It has been written that “In all the world there are only two kinds of people – those who know, and those who do not know;and this knowledge is the thing which matters.” However sweeping this statement may appear it is little short of truth from the stand point of Religion in its real sense. (more…)

Faith, Taste and History by Aldous Huxley

“…a church once condemned by the Supreme Court as an organized rebellion, but now a monolith of respectability; a passionately loyal membership distinguished, even in these middle years of the twentieth century, by the old-fashioned Protestant and pioneering virtues of self-reliance and mutual aid—together, these make up a tale which no self-respecting reader even of Spillane, even of science fiction, should be asked to swallow. And yet, in spite of its total lack of plausibility, the tale happens to be true.”

Among tall stories, surely one of the tallest is the history of Mormonism. A founder whose obviously homemade revelations were accepted as more-than-gospel truth by thousands of followers; a lieutenant and successor who was “for daring a Cromwell, for intrigue a Machiavelli, for executive force a Moses, and for utter lack of conscience a Bonaparte”; a body of doctrine combining the most penetrating psychological insights with preposterous history and absurd metaphysics; a society of puritanical but theater-going and music-loving po-lygamists; a church once condemned by the Supreme Court as an organized rebellion, but now a monolith of respectability; a passionately loyal membership distinguished, even in these middle years of the twentieth century, by the old-fashioned Protestant and pioneering virtues of self-reliance and mutual aid—together, these make up a tale which no self-respecting reader even of Spillane, even of science fiction, should be asked to swallow. And yet, in spite of its total lack of plausibility, the tale happens to be true. (more…)