Category: Politics

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 […]

The JNU Conundrum

JNU, the acronym of the premier Jawaharlal Nehru University has been the centre of unwanted and despised attention in Indian politics lately. Why is it so? Sections of waylaid students and teachers of this so-called prestigious university have been allegedly found involved in ‘anti-national’ activities by protesting within the precincts of the JNU campus the […]

Shale Gas Geopolitics

Abstract Shale gas is the natural gas that is trapped within the shale formations. Shales are fine-grained sedimentary rocks that are considered to be rich sources of petroleum and natural gas. Over the past few years, the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has given access to large volumes of shale gas that were […]

Can delay in execution of death sentence render it unconstitutional?

Abstract Capital punishment, or the death sentence is a process established by law, as per which a person committing a heinous crime is put to death by the State as a punishment for his act. The motive behind such punishment is the deterrence and retribution of crime in the society. Death sentence in itself is […]

The non-party domain in contemporary politics

Freedom of association is a fundamental right guaranteed to every citizen inhabiting a democracy. It simply implies like-minded individuals walking towards a common target or achievement of a collective goal are legally allowed to band together and let themselves be heard by the very representatives they elect or the formulators that formulate policies they agreed […]

Call for Papers

Alexis Foundation hereby invites original research papers on the following themes for publication in a book series: Theme 1 – War, Terrorism and National Security Sub-Themes 1. Forms of Terrorism that have plagued the world 2. New forms of warfare e.g. Cyber etc and measures to counter them 3. Using National Security to violate/oppress the […]

Land to the tiller?

“The single biggest security challenge ever faced by our country”, these were the words used by our former prime minister Mr. Manmohan Singh to describe Naxalites. Before we start, let me tell you what this is not. This is not a Wikipedia page providing information on the Naxals. This is not an article which provides […]

Uniform Civil Code: A Dream Yet To Come True

It’s been over 65 years, and Article 44 still seeks implementation. If at all implemented, what are the changes that will follow? I will restrict myself to the impact it will have on grounds of gender. Will such implementation make a man and woman stand on the same platform? What change will it bring in […]

Alexis Research: Online Internship cum Recruitment Programme

Alexis Research is an autonomous research agency under the aegis of Alexis Foundation. Our mission is to enable businesses, individuals, organizations, and society as a whole to solve the most pressing problems faced by them by achieving cross-functional synergy through effective use of data-analytics, literature, legal framework, strategy, and digital and social media tools. We […]

Climate Change: International Shared Responsibility

Introduction Climate change is a real phenomenon which has been proved time and again by various studies and addressed at various international forums. These forums discuss and aim to find ready solutions to a then pertinent problem. Although this method of tackling the problem is effective in short term but there has been few takers […]

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