Dear Arjuna, I am everywhere, but not on your screen?

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in Delhi (Source - Punnawit Suwuttananu / Getty Images) Lord Krishna in the holy Hindu scripture Bhagvad Gita, tells his disciple Arjun ‘हे अर्जुन।  मैं समस्त जीवों के हृदय में स्थित परमात्मा हूँ।  मैं ही समस्त जीवों का आदि, मध्य तथा अंत हूँ।  (Dear Arjun, I am the god residing in the heart … Continue reading Dear Arjuna, I am everywhere, but not on your screen?

Appointment to the Supreme Court: Identifying Trends and Patterns

Earlier today, it was reported that the Law Ministry (Government of India) is currently awaiting the recommendations from the Supreme Court’s Collegium to appoint Judges to the Supreme Court. The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, has a sanctioned strength of 34 Judges (including the Chief Justice of India). However, the Court is currently functioning with … Continue reading Appointment to the Supreme Court: Identifying Trends and Patterns

Student Welfare trumps Centre-State impasse over University Campus

The Parliament in the year 2007 enacted the National Institute of Technology, Science Education and Research Act to bestow on certain institutions the tag of ‘Institute of National Importance’. The aim of the Act was to ensure that these institutes work towards advancement of learning and dissemination of knowledge, in their respective fields. The Act … Continue reading Student Welfare trumps Centre-State impasse over University Campus

The Demand for a Presidential System of Governance in India

Eminent Scholar and Member of Parliament Dr. Shashi Tharoor in a recent article has argued that India should move to a presidential system of governance, from the present parliamentary system. The premise of his argument is that a parliamentary system produces governments which focus more on politics rather than their actual performance of serving the … Continue reading The Demand for a Presidential System of Governance in India

Revisiting the Infamous Emergency and its Impact on the Legal Community

45 years ago, on this day, the central government led by Late Mrs. Indira Gandhi imposed the infamous National Emergency in the country (“Emergency”). The Emergency lasted for 21 months and is considered to be one of the darkest phases of independent India. It saw widespread human rights violations, censorship of the press, rampant arrest … Continue reading Revisiting the Infamous Emergency and its Impact on the Legal Community

Rajasthan HC’s Judgment on Supremacy of a Woman’s Autonomy in matters of Abortion

Article 21 of the Constitution of India guarantees to every person the Right to Life and Liberty. The Courts have interpreted the Article to include the Right to Reproductive Choices. In particular, the Article allows a woman to decide whether she wants to procreate or not. This Right is not absolute and is limited once … Continue reading Rajasthan HC’s Judgment on Supremacy of a Woman’s Autonomy in matters of Abortion

Telangana HC’s Powerful Decision on the Right to Health in times like COVID-19

The world is currently dealing with the unfortunate COVID crisis. Almost every government across the world has brought in radical measures to curb the transmission of cases and save its citizens from dying. The central and state governments in India have also done the same. The laws and regulations framed by the governments, to either … Continue reading Telangana HC’s Powerful Decision on the Right to Health in times like COVID-19

The Curious Case of Delhi and the Position of the Advocate General

Recently, a petition has been filed before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi which seeks orders from the Court to appoint an Advocate General (premier law officer of the government) for the National Capital Territory of Delhi (“NCT of Delhi”). It should be noted that NCT of Delhi is a not a state but a … Continue reading The Curious Case of Delhi and the Position of the Advocate General