There is a huge debate going on in the political environment in India on the Aadhar and apparent concerns with its implementation, especially with opposition parties walking out of the Parliamentary discussions because of the adamant stance of the government making Aadhar mandatory for several schemes despite a Supreme Court judgement that Aadhar is purely … Continue reading The Big Debate on Aadhar – Part 2
EVMs - Electronic Voting Machines as they are called have once again come to the forefront to bear the brunt of the criticism by the losers in the recently held assembly elections to five states in India. All that raises the question in the minds of the public, on whether we can trust the EVMs? … Continue reading Can we Trust the EVM?
The government is adamant on its stance that the Aadhar is more beneficial than its fallouts which are trivial and there is not much to be concerned about. Let us have a detailed look into the whole debate which has been a raging one among the intellectual circles in a two-part series.
Mental Health care bill was up for the discussion in Lok Sabha couple of days ago. it is a refreshing change from the previous Mental Healthcare Act 1987 and progressive legislation. Here are the highlights, analysis and some challenges of the bill. Mental Health Care Bill 2016 The bill is being considered to provide for … Continue reading Analysis of Mental Health Care Bill, 2016
Context MP from Thiruvananthapuram Mr Shashi Tharoor has started a debate as to why Presidential System is best suited for India. While some are taking his side, some others are disagreeing with his viewpoint. The opinion is divided. Some are providing alternate solutions. Let us examine some of the nuances of it. What are the … Continue reading What is best suited for India- Parliamentary System or Presidential System? Debate
Several of the famous people in India have been found to be involved in the Sexual Harassment cases like Phaneesh Murthy director of Infosys, Tarun Tejpal editor in chief of Tehelka Magazine, RK Pachauri recently and the latest to get into the imbroglio is TVF CEO Arunabh Kumar. Let us have a look at the … Continue reading Sexual Harassment at Workplace, laws only on paper
The framers of the constitution did not intend the judiciary to be superior to the Parliament and the executive but intended it to be on the sentinel of the qui vive if the other two limbs overstep the boundaries of their jurisdiction or omit to discharge their duties as public trustee. Tyranny of the Unelected- … Continue reading Judicial Accountability – why Collegium is unconstitutional!
Quasi-judicial bodies are organisations with powers to enforce laws and have a judiciary function of deciding upon disputes but aren't courts. They have a highly specialised function, especially oversee an administrative function, unlike the courts that have the power to supervise over all types of disputes. Quasi-judicial bodies are conceived to lessen the burden on … Continue reading Quasi-Judicial Bodies
Supreme Court of India while hearing the case of allocation of coal blocks denounced CBI as the "caged parrot" uttering 'its master's voice' pointing fingers at the then UPA. Govts after Govts have misused the CBI for their political ends, be it the NDA from 1998-2004, or the UPA-I and UPA-II. Now the BJP govt … Continue reading Uncage the Parrot : Case for CBI Reforms
Supreme Court of India coined the term for the "new and heightened condition of air pollution" in Delhi. And asked the govt to notify a plan to tackle it. This almost-lethal level of pollution which is beyond the 'severe category'. The Supreme Court said that 'health emergency'will be declared if the air quality worsens five times … Continue reading Health Emergency in Delhi