Busting misconceptions about the LGBTQIA+ community: Part 1

During the pride month of 2020, through social media platforms like Instagram, people were asked to submit questions they have about the LGBTQIA+ community. The questions submitted were divided and sorted to screen out the frequently asked questions which have been answered in the following article, backed by research and factual data, for the general awareness of the public. The […]

Voyeurism: The Silhouetted Crime in India

Introduction Voyeurism is a type of disorder in which there is an interest in achieving sexual arousal by just watching the unsuspecting and/or non-consenting persons undress or engage in any form of sexual activity. Voyeurism can be described as a form of paraphilia, which involves the practice of the individual acquiring sexual gratification or deriving sexual pleasure by observing another […]

Tribal Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Introduction Since the colonial period tribal and Adivasis have been subject to poverty, discrimination, land indebtedness, poor health and sanitation system, and lack of education. They were and they are the most deprived section of our society. They are still on the same page as if they are not the part of a community which requires social and economical development. […]

Revisiting the concept of Foreign Sovereign Immunity: Can an Indian Citizen sue China?

Introduction Foreign Sovereign Immunity or State immunity, (not to be confused with sovereign immunity or the king can do no wrong doctrine) is a concept of international law which is concerned with the protection of a state from being sued in the court of law of a foreign land. The necessity to revamp this concept amidst the COVID-19 crisis has […]

The Right, The Wrong: NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY

Education is fundamental for achieving full human potential, developing an equitable and just society, and promoting national development. Providing universal access to quality education is essential to economic growth, social justice and equality, scientific advancement, national integration, and cultural preservation; and for India’s continued ascent, progress, and leadership on the global stage. Moreover, India has the highest youth population in […]

Decoding Mental Healthcare act, 2017- Progressive in the letter, but how to retain its spirit?

“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” – Milton Friedman When I was in the seventh grade, my classmate in school had fractured his hand. He came to school with a plastered hand and everyone including the usual ruffians and the school authorities made sure that he didn’t engage […]

The legal position of online harassment in India: Analysis, Critique and the way ahead.

INTRODUCTION: The greatest gift to mankind from the scientific community has been the invention of information technology and the associated communication technologies in the last decade of the 20th century. With the increase in access to these advancements, there are certain risks involved around aspects of online harassment. Online harassment is on the rise in India, with eight out of […]