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An Analysis of Victim Compensation Schemes in India

Sections 357 and 357-A of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 lay down the procedure for granting compensation to the victims of crime. Under the latter section, each state of the country is to set up a victim compensation scheme in consonance with the Central Victim Compensation Fund Scheme guidelines. At present, however, state schemes are vastly different from one another in terms of the number of categories under which a victim may apply for compensation as well as the amount of compensation prescribed under each category. Here, the author wishes to show that the resultant outcome of this is prejudicial to the interests of the victim.

Intellectual Property as Collateral

The scope of using intellectual property as collateral is discussed. Through examples, it is shown here that, owing to its volatile and dynamic nature, IP is not a reliable collateral. There is a pressing need for proper methods of valuation and registration so that confidence in IP as collateral is enhanced.

Liquid Objects, Solid Meanings

With designers and manufacturers focusing more on creating aspirational value rather than enhancing the utility of a product, what does it mean for us as consumers?

The Profound Madness of a Photograph

What do we see when we see a photograph, just the objectified subject or something beyond?

The Designer’s Philosopher

Contemporary designers and architects would do well to revisit Gaston Bachelard’s work to imbue the spaces they create with meaning.

Overreaction in Indian Monetary Policy

A significant decline in trend growth rate had led to a debate in India that the central bank’s monetary policy in its exuberance for inflation control is stifling growth. Though the rise and fall of inflation in the aftermath of the global financial crisis has closely followed the supply shocks, milder monetary policy tightening is required for moderating the negative effects of these shocks.

Knowledge, Education and Labour Practices in India

This paper examines the connection between knowledge and labour practices in India, first, at the sector level, and then at the firm level, developing a typology of labour practices. It subsequently looks at knowledge-based differentiation of labour practices within firms, concluding with a knowledge-based segmentation of the labour market.
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