Forest Rights Act India

Whose Right is it Anyway? Decoding the Forest Rights Act

Understanding the Context The Supreme Court (SC) has been hearing a batch of petitions (Wildlife First & Ors v. Ministry of Forest and Environment &...

Criminal Defamation Amidst #MeToo: a Necessary Evil or an Anti-Democratic Tool?

Understanding the Context For the past century, freedom of speech has been popularly identified as a hallmark of any strong liberal democracy. In a political...

Bridging Sport’s Gender Wage Gaps: “Work” or “Worth”?

Understanding the Context Sports were a pretty big deal in Ancient Greece, especially in the city of Olympia. Some 50,000 spectators would pour into the...
AAPka Big Brother? The Bastion

AAPka Big Brother?

Understanding the Context Developed in the late 1970s, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras have spread from their initial use in high-security zones such as banks...
Monument Mitras: Preserving National Heritage or Furthering Corporate Ambition? The Bastion Red Fort

Monument Mitras: Preserving National Heritage or Furthering Corporate Ambition?

Understanding the Context The  ‘Monument Mitra’ is a plan of action devised by the BJP government to contain and control the systemic decay and deterioration...
A Farewell to Arms?: The Legal Battle Over Kodagu’s Gun Culture The Bastion

A Farewell to Arms? The Legal Battle Over Kodagu’s Gun Culture

Understanding the Context Located on the Western Ghats, Kodagu (Coorg) District in Karnataka is home to the Kodavas – a martial community of fewer than...
Beyond Tongue and Tradition: Evaluating India’s Meat Industry The Bastion

Beyond Tongue and Tradition: Evaluating India’s Meat Industry

Understanding the Context The production of meat for human consumption is a touchy topic for many Indians. Torn between tongues and tradition, vegetarians and their...
The Price for a Healthy Public The Bastion

The Price of a Healthy Public

Understanding the Context India’s public healthcare system has struggled to fulfil its mandate of providing quality and affordable healthcare to its billion-strong populace. Since liberalisation,...

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