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The State in Business and the Business of Regulation

This article seeks to dispel the notion that the law treats public sector units preferentially only in India by offering examples of preferential treatment for government-owned entities in developed countries. The solution is, therefore, to secure the credible commitment of the state to subject its corporations to the same standards as are applicable to non-state owned entities.

The Disclosure of Lobbying Activities Bill, 2013

A private member's bill has recently been introduced in Parliament to regulate political lobbying, which it defines as "an integral part of democratic functioning". This article analyses the various aspects of this bill and asks whether India's political class is willing to bite the bullet of making lobbying a legitimate political activity.
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