Here is everything you want to know about Pride Month

By Aatif Iqbal In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, in New York City’s Greenwich village, police raided Stonewall Inn which was a popular place of gathering for young members of the LGBTQI+ community. Police rounded up the illegal liquor sellers, and arrested many patrons. This action of the police enraged the masses as it was seen as harassment to LGBTQI+ community members. … Continue reading Here is everything you want to know about Pride Month

Code Red: Decoding the latest IPCC climate risk report

By Padmini Subhashree The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has captured almost the whole of global media attention over the past few days.  And while it is unfortunate to be living in such times as to witness a massive military and humanitarian crisis unfold, it is further disappointing to read the recent report on climate change that warns about the creation of an irreversible … Continue reading Code Red: Decoding the latest IPCC climate risk report

Explained: Maharashtra’s Shakti Bill

By Rishabh Shrivastava What is Shakti Bill? Maharashtra Government tabled two bills on 14th December 2020 in the state assembly: Maharashtra Shakti Criminal Law (Maharashtra Amendment) Act, 2020 (also known as Shakti Bill) and the Special Court and Machinery for Implementation of Maharashtra Shakti Criminal Law, 2020. The former is making the headlines as it contains various provisions that are controversial in nature and needs in-depth … Continue reading Explained: Maharashtra’s Shakti Bill

#PrideMonth | History, Identity, and Marginality: Revisiting LGBTQIA+ Sociology from Indian perspective

By Kanav N Sahgal Western scholars of collective memory have for a long time written about the significance of the Stonewall Riots of 28th June 1969 as the starting point for the gay liberation movement in the US, and eventually, the rest of the world. In the early hours of 28th June 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn located in Greenwich Village, New York City. And even … Continue reading #PrideMonth | History, Identity, and Marginality: Revisiting LGBTQIA+ Sociology from Indian perspective

TA Explained: Behind Israel’s successful vaccination campaign

By Rishabh Shrivastava Every time we talk about India’s vaccination campaign, we are often reminded of how Israel managed the same and became one of the first countries to carry out maximum vaccination for its people. At present, Canada leads the global vaccination tally at 65.4% followed by Israel at 63.4% and United Kingdom at number three with 61.6% vaccination. In this explainer, we take … Continue reading TA Explained: Behind Israel’s successful vaccination campaign

Part IV – Understanding Domestic Violence: Jurisdiction and Maintenance

By Bhawna Gandhi In the last three parts (Read Part I here, Part II here and Part III here) of our  Domestic Violence Laws Simplified Series, the author explained the functioning  of domestic violence laws in India and discussed the various types of reliefs that the victim (woman) is entitled to under the law. In this last and final part, the author shall discuss the … Continue reading Part IV – Understanding Domestic Violence: Jurisdiction and Maintenance

TA Explained: The new Lakshadweep rules

By Rishabh Shrivastava Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khoda Patel has become the new person of interest and is all over the news. The reason is: new set of rules that he has introduced to govern the group of islands. Taking over the charge after Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu in December last year, he has introduced several controversial draft regulations such as Lakshadweep … Continue reading TA Explained: The new Lakshadweep rules

Understanding the Battle between Reliance and Amazon for the ‘Future’

By Anugya Jha Despite being hit hard by the second and first wave of COVID-19, the World Bank has projected 10% economic growth for India in the financial year 2022. In the last few decades, Indian economy has become a golden nest for the business maestros around the globe, who are desperate to spread their arms as wide as possible over a magnanimous population, forming … Continue reading Understanding the Battle between Reliance and Amazon for the ‘Future’

Understanding the Maratha Reservation Judgment: What did the Supreme Court observe?

By Gautam Kumar The prolonged debate on the reservation to Marathas was laid to rest on May 5th, 2021, when the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice L. Nageswara Rao, Justice S. Abdul Nazeer, Justice Hemant Gupta, and Justice S. Ravindra Bhat in ‘Jaishri Laxmanrao Patil v. Chief Minister, Maharashtra’ unanimously struck down the Maratha reservation quota. The bench held that … Continue reading Understanding the Maratha Reservation Judgment: What did the Supreme Court observe?

TA Explained: How COVID-19 vaccines work?

By Dr. Haryax Pathak Let’s talk about vaccines. I am still seeing a lot of confusion going around about the mechanism of vaccines in use. In this explainer, I attempt to explain the functioning of various vaccines in use, as simply as possible. What is the virus made of? So, think of the SARS-CoV-2 virus as Ferrero Rocher for the purpose of very simple understanding. … Continue reading TA Explained: How COVID-19 vaccines work?

TA Explained: How to manage pets during COVID-19?

By Vidush Pandey Can coronavirus be transmitted from humans to pets? Yes, a small number of pets worldwide, including cats and dogs, have been reported to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after a close contact with people having the COVID-19 infection. The first case of a cat testing positive in the UK was confirmed last July. However, as per the information … Continue reading TA Explained: How to manage pets during COVID-19?

Part III Understanding Domestic Violence: Aggrieved woman’s right to residence

By Bhawna Gandhi In Part I and Part II of our article series on domestic violence, the author simplified the understanding of domestic violence laws in India and discussed the various types of reliefs that the victim (woman) is entitled under the law which varies with facts and circumstances of the cases.  Woman’s right to residence is threatened whenever there is a complaint of domestic violence … Continue reading Part III Understanding Domestic Violence: Aggrieved woman’s right to residence

TA Explained: Examining India’s position on Net Zero Emission policy

By Rishabh Shrivastava Net zero emission – has become a new buzzword. This was especially after John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, visited India and met the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar. Kerry’s visit to India comes at a time when the Biden administration has re-entered the Paris agreement and has invited world leaders from 40 nations (including India) to participate in the … Continue reading TA Explained: Examining India’s position on Net Zero Emission policy

Part II Understanding Domestic Violence: Discussing the protection and remedial measures for domestic violence cases

By Bhawna Gandhi In part I, we traced the origins of law governing domestic violence and its application by court in ensuring dignity and safety of women. In this part we shall discuss in brief, the protection and remedies available to the aggrieved woman.  Aggrieved woman, as explained in part I, can file a complaint on domestic violence with the police, a protection officer, a service … Continue reading Part II Understanding Domestic Violence: Discussing the protection and remedial measures for domestic violence cases

TA Explained: The Indus Water Treaty

By Gautam Kumar After fresh discussions between delegates of India and Pakistan on March 23-24 in New Delhi, focus on Indus Water Treaty (IWT) is back.   After the unfortunate Pulwama terror attack in  February 2019, there was a long gap in diplomatic talks regarding IWT, which governs the water distribution between the two neighboring countries.  The Indian government was so anguished by the attack on … Continue reading TA Explained: The Indus Water Treaty