THE FALL OF THE LEFT

By: Manpreet Kaur (Symbiosis Law School, Noida) The longest serving party in the State of West Bengal lost its 34 year old reign in 2011 as its competence blunted and it ignored the strong movements by peasants. Moreover, the sexist-vulgar speeches by the party leaders and the unapologetic behavior of the party led to the…

THE BRIDGE TO THE VALLEY

By: Sanjana Sikumar (National Law University, Jodhpur) The era of Nehruvian diplomacy is long past. Modi, unlike all his predecessors has shown a penchant for dividing people squarely into those in favour and those not pleased. Living up to his reputation, the Controversy’s Child barely waited to seat himself comfortably in his new throne, before…

NEED FOR POLICE REFORMS

By: Siddharth Mehta, (Founder and Executive Director at Umeed Initiative) The perception of police in India evokes a sense of fear amongst people. Unfortunately, the fear is more in the case of common citizens than criminals. There is also a popular feeling that the Indian police are corrupt and compromised. It is not uncommon to…