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Judges are supposed to carry out their judicial duties without fear or favour, ill will or malice. Some variations of these words are found in the oaths of office administered to judges, from the....

For the vast majority of human existence, international trade was fuelled by renewable energy. Trade winds were used to cruelly bring enslaved labour from Africa to grow cane, limes, bananas, and....

This article focuses on the processes, mechanisms and legitimating discourses used to roll out changes in legal structures and state policy relating to land acquisition, “development” projects, and....

The Supreme Court’s intervention ( Rakesh Vaishnav v Union of India 2021) in the ongoing protests and debate over the three controversial “farm laws” 1 has been met with a storm of criticism (Hegde....

As governments begin to vaccinate their populations against COVID-19 to win herd immunity, attention would turn to addressing the multiple crises that are the legacy of the pandemic. One such only....

I am born into the caste ridden religion; however, it was not in my hand, but what is in my hand is not to die in this religion. —B R Ambedkar 1 In B R Ambedkar’s declaration, the concept of self....

The Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill, 2020 was passed by the legislative assembly of the state on 9 December 2020 with no debate (Mohammed 2020). It is required to be....

There is a buzz in the air about privatisation of some of the public sector banks (PSBs). There has been talk of privatising Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI Bank) in financial year (FY)....

The contents of the Constitution of India are a reflection of the time and circumstances in which it was drafted and adopted. The debates were not simply about approving or disapproving the text of....

On 30 March 2020, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) called for a $2.5 trillion COVID-19 crisis package for developing countries. 1 The UNCTAD proposals were: (i) $1....

One of the issues often missing in ordinary conversation and public discourse is a concern for ethics. We talk forcefully about management, ecology, politics, or the economy, but the ethical aspect in....

The first part of this two-part series studied the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the process of appoint-ment of judges to the Supreme Court and the high courts in India (Kumar 2020). The focus....

The international economic policy issue is: How to stop the health crisis from turning into a global debt crisis? This is not idle scaremongering. In the past 50 years, there have been four episodes....

A distinction must be drawn between two different kinds of contraction of the economy, one caused by the lockdown itself and the other, which comes after the lockdown, caused by the auto-deflation of....

Even before the imposition of the nationwide lockdown on 25 March, the Supreme Court cut back on its functioning given the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic that had reached India’s shores by then (ToI....