LETTERS OF ACCEPTANCE

By: Sanjana Srikumar (National Law University, Jodhpur) A lot has been said about the power of words – words that spark revolutions, words that irreparably wound. The pen has been considered mightier than the sword. Yet, to some, they appear shallow. Amitav Ghosh once compared them to ripples on the surface of water – they…

CHILD LABOUR & CHILD RIGHTS

By: Sourya Banerjee, (Founder and CEO, For The Sake Of Argument) “Look into their innocent eyes, Do you see the scars; hear the cries. The hands that were meant to play, Might never again, see the light of day. Their soul is torn, broken and crying, Rise and see; our future is dying.” –          Anon…

BRIDGING THE PUBLIC POLICE DIVIDE

By: Falakyar Askari, (President, Law for Aid and Welfare) “A person entrusted with responsibility must, so to speak, direct himself properly in law. He must call his attention to matters which he is bound to consider. He must exclude from his consideration matters which are irrelevant to what he has to consider. If he does not obey…

MANGO PEOPLE IN A BANANA REPUBLIC

By: Falakyar Askari, (President, Law for Aid and Welfare) Democracy disciplined and enlightened is the finest thing in the world. A democracy prejudiced, ignorant, superstitious, will land itself in chaos.   – M K Gandhi Are we already in such a state of affairs? The victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is generally hailed…

Environmental Pollution and Development in India

By: Richi Priydarshni (NUSRL, Ranchi) The existence of life on earth depends upon the harmonious relationship between the ecosystems. But the growing urbanisation is posing serious environmental concerns in India in terms of changing land use pattern, increasing carbon emissions, solid waste generation and disposal, air and water pollution, and poor sanitation amenities. While industrial…

LAW and Legal Awareness

By: Rimjhim Jamuar (NUSRL, Ranchi) What do we think today we are, or our country is? Is it only, an objective which we have received from the outside world – media, news, controversies, negotiations, etc – which makes us believe that we are, in the near future, all set to be a ‘super power’, an…