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Parliament in the Indian Polity

Over the past half-century, India has undergone a massive change from the number of political parties, nature of politics, number of states, their importance and others. At the same time, India’s journey as a democracy has been exemplary and a prodigious act of faith. The only thread which has kept these different elements of the polity together is its parliamentary form of democracy. The institution of parliament not only gives a voice to the vast Indian citizenry but also creates […]


The principle of equality has been enshrined in the preamble to the Constitution of India. Article 14 of the Constitution of India provides Right to Equality and Article 15 of the Constitution of India seeks to protect the citizens against discrimination on the grounds of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them. However, the state is entitled to make special provisions for women and children. The Indian Penal Code (IPC) is one such piece of legislation […]

Bowing down to patriarchy

One of the success stories of affirmative action in India has been the implementation of reservation of seats in local body elections for women, to the order of 33% or more. The importance of democratising the public sphere by inclusive participation of women in a largely male-dominated society cannot be stressed enough. In rural areas the quota has helped improve local governance, enhancing outcomes in delivery of civic services related to drinking water supply, sanitation and irrigation, among others. In […]


In the current period where information and communication technology such as news, appear to travel more faster than light whether it be on broad cast , computerised or you can say online networking , an outlook change has additionally happened in means and modes utilized by those chasing for news stories. The press is seen as a central component of majority rule government and press is something which works for nation benefit and welfare. Every citizen wants that there should […]

National Voters Day- 25th January

Here’s the day to celebrate Democracy in India. We are here celebrating our seventh National Voters day today, on 25th January. Do you know that election commission of india was founded on 25 january 1950. thus, the day was declared as national voters day in year 2011. The Day aims at increasing the enrolment of voters, especially encourage participation of newly eligible young voters and ensure universal adult franchise.   Election Commission of India’s remarkable role in establishing its mission […]

Supreme Court ignoring perils of imposed nationalism?

The Supreme Court has transgressed into moral policing yet again with its recent decision to make the singing of the national anthem compulsory before movie screenings. With a plethora of imperative pending cases in the pipeline, I find it rather odd that the Courts in India waste precious time and resources in defining something as personal as patriotism and the way a citizen should choose to express the same. Nationalism is the feeling of belonging to your nation and being […]


The Theory of Separation of Powers emerged as a distinct doctrine in the “Espirit De Lois” or “Spirit of laws” which is a book written by Montesquieu in 1748. Basically this doctrine of Separation of Power was given by Aristotle but a whole new concept was given by the writings of Locke and Montesquieu on which this theory was propounded to differentiate between legislative, executive and judicial power. This doctrine is popularly known as “trias politica”. This doctrine saw its […]


“I’m not afraid of being dead. I’m just afraid of what you might have to go through to get there.” ― Pamela Bone (A reputed Journalist) EUTHANASIA or “mercy-motivated killing”, is derived from the ancient Greek words: ‘Eu’ means ‘Good’, and ‘thantos’ means ‘death’, thus, meaning ‘good death.[1] It is the practice of putting an end to the life of a human or animal who is incurably ill, done in a way which is painless, for the purpose of limiting […]

At the crux of the Kashmir issue

Kashmir is and has always been a topic too sensitive to discuss or to talk about. However, this abstinence has led to the general population having misconceptions about their own nation and its ideologies. The independence from the British came at a price often considered too costly, the partition. The English didn’t want to rule India anymore and possibly couldn’t. There were three major reasons for that; firstly, the election of Clement Richard Attlee as Britain’s Prime Minister, the triumph […]

Misuse of section 498A IPC

Domestic violence needs a coordinated and systemic response from the justice system. While Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code is one of the most significant criminal law reforms protecting women’s rights, it is not enough. The initial demand was for a law to prevent only dowry related violence. Sec 498A was thus introduced in the IPC in 1983 closely followed by Sec 304B which defined the special offence of dowry-related death of a woman in 1986 and the related […]