Faculty Articles

Surrogacy Bill: patriarchal mindset shines through

It is almost unanimously accepted that the path economies take to attain high competitiveness—where firms embrace international competition—goes through innovation. To increase competitiveness, this path enables innovators to acclimatise swiftly …

The legislator’s dilemma

In the wake of the adoption of the Music Modernization Act in the US, is the same outcome possible and desirable also in other jurisdictions? The 1709 Blog is happy …

On a path of rapid de-industrialisation

The past year has seen several controversies in India’s higher education sector. These pertain to the selection of institutions for full or partial autonomy or recognising “Institutions of Eminence”. The …

Democracy and Courtrooms

First, the court (comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud) said that legislators, who continue practice whilst they also hold elected positions cannot be barred …

Iran on the edge

The presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran came together for a key summit in Tehran on September 7. The situation in Syria, of course, dominated the meeting of President Hassan …

Pretence of neutrality

We witnessed in August the resolution of the tussle between the union government and the Supreme Court in Mahajan vs State of Maharashtra on the reading of the Scheduled Castes …

Why solar energy use has declined in India

Since its introduction in 2008, the use of solar energy in India has increased gradually. This new source of energy promised to provide electricity without degrading the environment or depleting …

Victory under belt, long road ahead

Each individual, the court held, has the right to choose and that cannot be dictated by majoritarian views and popular morality. The role of all those who fought this lengthy …

The path to excellence

In his 2016 union budget speech, the finance minister announced that an “enabling regulatory architecture will be provided to 10 public and 10 private institutions to emerge as world-class institutions”. …