India's demand for electricity in the year 2018-19 was 1,196,309 GWh. Total electricity generation, on the other hand, was 1,547,000 GWh. Though India has the infrastructure for generating surplus power, its distribution infrastructure was lacking. Thankfully, various programmes, such...
The Indian Judiciary uses 11 billion sheets of paper per year in just filing of cases. The number excludes the orders/ judgments passed, applications / documents, et cetera, filed during the pendency of the case that may...
Corruption/ Money Laundering remains an issue everywhere throughout the world. Corruption like bribery and theft of public goods generate an additional, illegal amount of revenue. Consequently, this revenue is laundered to enter the economic system without the shame of...
A scandal of epic proportions rocked social media this month. An Instagram group was revealed, where certain males passed lewd comments on and objectified girls, including minors. After a few screenshots from this group were leaked; a massive controversy...
The Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) is the main legislation that deals with procedure for administration of substantive criminal law in India. It was instituted in the year 1973 and came into power on 1st April, 1974. It gives the hardware to the examination of crime, apprehension of...
Criminal Law is one of the most intimate branches of law when viewed from a societal standpoint. Crime stands intertwined with society itself, and with the lives of almost every person within society. Often, victims or witnesses of crime...
After decades of unchecked exploitation and deterioration of natural resources now is the time for the National Green Tribunal's role in addressing the problem of environmental pollution and degradation. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) was established on October 18, 2010...
The Aarogya Setu app remains, purportedly, a big part of India's multi-pronged approach to tackling the coronavirus pandemic. Developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC), the government has been pushing aggressively for its adoption. According to the current lockdown guidelines,...
Mahatma Gandhi and Bal Gangadhar Tilak were the first prominent personalities who were charged with Sedition during the British Colonial Rule.  “Sec 124 (A) under which I am happily charged, is perhaps the...
Earlier there was no provision to safeguard the women from being sexually harassed, every day the woman were being harassed in one way or the other by their employers. The offences related to the harassment of the women at...
The Automobile Safety standards in India are technically known as Automotive Industry Standards. The Automotive Industry Standards are published by the Automotive Research Association of India on behalf of the Automotive Industry Standards Committee. These technical specifications are based...
Artificial Intelligence has become a buzzword that can make people imagine situations that are beyond the capabilities of technology. There is consensus among countries across the globe that AI is a game-changer and a key contributor for the future...
What people most often forget is, India is at the end of the day a democracy. Whenever there shall be bouts of autocratic rule and authoritarianism, people will come together and rise up against it. Even in the smallest...
An instance of Media Massacre: On his Facebook profile, a journalist working for a Kanpur-based newspaper, wrote on June 14,2020 that an illegal construction by ‘famous land mafia’ had been demolished due to a report he...
The most infamous aspect of 2017's GST (Goods and Services Tax) Bill was the 12% tax levied on Sanitary napkins. It attracted severe criticism with people starting campaigns opposing the tax referring to the problem of period...
India is developing at a rapid rate. But there are still some age-old and objectionable practices that pull us miles behind.  Sex-selective infanticide is one such a practice. Female infanticide is a heinous crime. In simple terms, it is...
"Chennaiyileh mazha peyyarthilla"(It doesn't rain there in Chennai), complained my roommate, 2 months ago when we were talking about home. I was from a place where it rained often and I boasted of it. Little did we know that,...
The idea of freedom of speech and expression was put forth and advocated by John Stuart Mill. More than 150 years ago. Its importance, over time, has only magnified with the rise of a...
"Aaj chocolate nai laye Shukla Tai Ji? Kaha dengey chocolate? Yaha ya bathroom mai? Yaad nai aa raha? Mai yaad karati hoon. Meri princess, duniya ki sabse khoobsurat ladki hai meri bachi. Yaad aaya? Apne haath sey mera Mooh...
In Pakistan, at present a MNA is entitled to a monthly salary of Rs. 27,377, in addition to an ad-hoc allowance of Rs.11,903 per month (as of 2010), office maintenance allowance of Rs. 8,000, a telephone allowance of Rs....
Never before has the city of Delhi been so obsessed with elementary math. From autowallahs to neighbourhood aunties, all everyone seems to be talking about is Kejriwal’s odd-even formula, and every Tom Dick and Harry seems to have something...
The article focuses on the issue of rising levels of air pollution in the capital city and the measures taken to combat the same. It traces the evolution of environmental jurisprudence in India, with regard to the various domestic legislation and international...
The Constitution of India grants the right to freedom of religion under Articles 25 to 28. The sub-section 2 of Article 28 does not bar an educational institution, which is administered by the State but has been established under any...
"Human Rights are not a privilege conferred by the government. They are every human being's entitlement by the virtue of their humanity."~Mother Teresa Human Rights, Law, and Justice are the pillars on which the entire edifice of the society is...
The city of Mumbai was threatened on the 26th of November 2008 - a gruesome attack was carried out by a band of notorious terrorists. At the hour of crisis was a moment of reckoning for the Mumbai police...
“We are not just fighting an epidemic; we are fighting an infodemic. Fake news spreads faster and more easily than this virus, and is just as dangerous.” -Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO). It is a no-brainer that...
This article seeks to explain the very basis for reservation and its relevance in the present times. It analyses what the aims of the Constitution Makers were regarding reservation when they drafted this Suprema Lex and whether in the...
In our minds, at some time, all of us have thought of killing or abducting someone. When angry or apprehended at the wicket-keeper for dropping a catch, or just pissed off at someone for splashing cold water, we often...
'Homophobia is the act of victimizing a person emotionally, physically, sexually, or verbally because they are transgender .' Hate speech directed at transgenders and other homosexuals are also covered under homophobia.  Of course, the root cause of this problem...
We all know that the current issue in our judicial system is the debate regarding the appointment of Judges to High Courts and Supreme Court. The debate arose on the enactment of National Judicial Appointment Commission Act replacing the...