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Public Trust Doctrine

Introduction The doctrine of public trust was developed by the ancient Roman empire. The doctrine primarily rests on the principle of certain natural resources like air, sea, waters being of prime importance to people and hence cannot be the subject of private ownership. They are natural gifts and thus should be freely available to everyone […]

The Monkey Selfie Case

The ‘monkey selfie’ has become an internet sensation ever since the pictures of smiling Naruto appeared on the internet nearly five years ago. Five years down the line, the topic remains sensational in the light of the legal battle fought between PETA and David Slater, the British photographer claiming copyright; thereby raising important questions relating […]

Online Internship Programme

We are hereby inviting applications from students (undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral) and young professionals interested in writing on contemporary issues in economics, public policy, law, information technology, international relations, strategy, and management. Duration 1st November – 1st December, 2016 Main Tasks Writing articles for the blog. Content creation, engagement and promotion on social media channels. Eligibility […]

India v/s Bharat: Bridging the divide through education

In the context in which this term was coined, India and Bharat were not meant to mean two separate geographical entities but two different notional ones. `India’ is that notional entity, largely Anglicised and relatively better-off, that had obtained the succession of colonial exploitation from the British; while `Bharat’ is largely rural, agricultural, poor and […]

The Law regarding Reservations in International Law

Reservations in International Law are statements made by a country unilaterally, intending to either modify the legal effect of, or completely exclude a particular provision from the treaty, as regards the reserving country. They are usually a reflection of the reserving country’s concerns as regards the treaty, allowing it to be a member while at […]

Acid Attacks: Major Concerns and Solutions

Acid attacks, which involve a deliberate act of throwing a toxic substance on the body of a person, are becoming more and more frequent in India. These attacks that are mostly targeted at women, are an attempt to exert control over a woman’s body in a largely patriarchal society. According to a research by the […]

Transfer by Ostensible Owner

Transfer by Ostensible Owner – Section 41, Transfer of Property Act, 1882 “Where, with the consent, express or implied, of the persons interested in immovable property, a person is the ostensible owner of such property and transfers the same for consideration, the transfer shall not be voidable on the ground that the transferor was not authorized […]

September 10, 2016 Post Comment Law

Failed Coup Attempt and its Global Implications

The attempted coup the Turkish government faced on the 15th of July 2016, was distinguishable from the Kemalist armed coups in the last six decades in the country. The Turks and the Turkish Government have blamed the moderate islamist Gulenist officers in the military for the attempted insurgency this time. The Gulenists had strengthened their […]

Are the Transnational Corporations unstoppable human right violators?

The birth of globalization was followed by the emergence of the international actor -Transnational Corporations (TNCs) worldwide that established interwoven relationships with the society creating unapparent and unexpected consequences. TNCs are the mammoths of the modern globalized day with enormous international political and economical influence. The combined revenues and sales of a few top Transnational […]

System of Caste Based Reservations in India – An Overview

The protest by the Patidars in Gujarat for their inclusion in the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) list, which would have made them eligible for reservations and other state benefits, has been going on for quite a long time now. While not commenting on the above agitation particularly, I have used this blog post as an […]

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