Justice Ravi Shankar Jha: How Power Structures keep the Judiciary on its toes

Becoming a High Court Judge in India The dream of becoming a High Court judge in India is a challenging one. As of July 2021, there are a total of 1079 Judges across 25 High Courts in India of which...

Justice Akil Kureshi: How India Rewards Compliance Over Merit

"Do not worry if the pace of the journey may sometimes seem slow but definitely worry if the direction is wrong.”- Akil Kureshi Akil Kureshi spoke these words at a webinar hosted by LiveLaw on How To Extend Class Room...

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Justice Hima Kohli: A Self-Made Woman in a Man’s World

A Gender-Imbalanced Judiciary As of February 2018, the total number of judges in India’s lower judiciary was approximately 15,959. Out of these judges, about 11,397 (71.4%) were men and 4,409 (27.6%) were women. Figures from two and a half years later show that the strength of judges across High Courts...

The case of Aruna Shanbaug that changed the Euthanasia laws in our country

It is my Belief that death is a friend to whom we should be grateful, for it frees us from the manifold ills which are our lot - Mahatma Gandhi. As human beings, out the umpteen desires that we have, one of them is definitely to have a peaceful death....

Justice D Y Chandrachud’s path-breaking Verdict in the Sabarimala Case of 2018

“Will the quest for equality and fraternity be denuded of its content where women continue to be treated as children of a lesser god in exercising their liberties in matters of belief, faith and worship? Will the pursuit of individual dignity be capable of being achieved if we deny...

After repealing section 377, its time to Legalise Same-Sex Marriage in India

A draconian, archaic law that criminalized homosexuality was struck down in a historic judgment given by the Supreme Court in 2018. Two years after the judgment, the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) community has now sought legal recognition of their relationships. As the social stigmas surrounding the LGBTQ...

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Letter to UNHRC – Dr Kafeel Khan, Punished Because He’s Muslim

Kafeel Khan, a doctor by profession and a social activist has been targeted by Yogi Government since 2017, in 3 years he had been maliciously arrested 3 times & imprisoned for around 14 months on the false charges set up against him at many instances. Now he is absolved...

Prison Life In India and its Aftermath

Everyone prays to never see the bars of prison in their lifetime. Yet, as fickle as life is, it is quite hard to predict the future. It is in everyone’s benefit to know a little bit about prison life; for movies and cinemas do not do justice to the...

Decoding WhiteHat Jr.’s Coding Face ‘Wolf Gupta’

Digital learning has taken a new turn in India – this time with coding classes as a niche for 6-year-olds. With the shutting of schools in lockdown, pushy Indian parents got a fresh excuse to make their children learn coding to cope up with the ‘rat race’ of life....

WhatsApp: How private are your chats?

WhatsApp, not a safe handle anymore! Does that shock you? When you get to know that your messages, photos, and videos over the Facebook-owned WhatsApp are not safe and encrypted anymore? Albeit the Messaging app WhatsApp handled by Facebook confidently mentioned in their privacy policy that “Respect for your...

Mumbai Floods: Causes And The Aftermath

Mumbai meri jaan! A phrase which typically every Mumbaikar has heard of or used at least once in their life. Well, Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) is the financial capital of India and the most populous city in our country. It lies on the Konkan west on the west...

Aarey Forest Controversy

Maharashtra Government led by Uddhav Thackeray had set down the previous orders of the Tree Authority under BMC to construct a metro shed at Aarey Forest and decided to declare 800-acre, one-fifth of the total land as a reserved forest. Aarey Forest: A controversial piece of land Spread over 3,000...

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