Legal & Policy Analysis

Tough Gig: Why It’s Time To Relook Swiggy and Zomato’s Business Models

Amidst the high demand for food delivery, Swiggy and Zomato are facing a shortage of delivery partners. Is this part of a bigger problem with their business models? What needs to change to ensure their continued success?

The Future of Justice Srimathy’s Judgement: Treating Mother Nature as a Legal Entity

This is part two of Out of the Woods, a two-part series that explores the implication of treating Mother Nature as a legal entity....

#JustTech: How Technology Can Help Innovate Justice

How can technological advancement further the cause of justice innovation?

How Technology Can Improve Citizen Civic Engagement

Technology can improve the way that citizens engage with the law. Citizen feedback is crucial to a healthy legal system- what technological tools can improve the pre-legislative consultation process in India?

Why India Needs A More Proactive Approach to International Law

A group of international lawyers have petitioned the MEA for greater documentation of State practice. Why is there a need for transparency and accountability in State practice?

Out of the Woods: How Mother Nature as a Legal Being Can Help Attain...

The Madras High Court declared 'Mother Nature' as a living entity. What are the implications of such a judgement?

Brewing in Uncertainty: The Lives and Livelihoods of North Bengal’s Tea Plantation Workers

Sakshi Lama*, a tea garden worker in West Bengal’s Alipurduar District, is relatively at peace since it is now the peak season for harvesting...

Tracing Traceability: Why Weakening Encryption Threatens Privacy and Free Speech

Weakening encryption technology has serious implications on privacy and security. What are the workarounds to breaking end-to-end encryption?

The Dark Side of Google’s News Aggregation: A Look at CCI vs Google

The Competition Commission of India is of the opinion that Google has been abusing its dominant position as a news aggregator. How do we ensure that news publishers do not receive the short end of the stick?

How the Draft Data Protection Bill Bodes Ill For Social Media Platforms and Users

The Draft Data Protection Bill is holding social media platforms hostage by risking their safe harbour protections. It also risks the privacy and freedom of speech that users are entitled to.