THE LATENT ELEMENT OF INDIAN ELECTIONS: WOMEN Someone’s privilege may be another person’s hard-earned right. After more than 7 decades of independence, India remains colonised by a ghost of gender inequality which continues to haunt the credibility of Indian electoral politics, by constantly questioning its inclusivity. Although we proudly acclaim the adoption of Universal FranchiseContinue reading “WOMEN CANDIDATES AND ELECTIONS”
An Overview of the Reproductive Rights of Women Across the Globe Over the centuries, women have always been seen as inferior beings in most cultures around the world. They were largely confined to their homes and barely had any substantial rights. After several movements and protests during the last few decades, the overall situation ofContinue reading “Mission Abort”
Investments in the stock markets are subject to a myriad of market risks that arise out of the uncertainty of how the players in the market would react. Investors in the stock market can be classified into two categories: Retail Investors and Institutional Investors. Retail Investors are individuals who trade equities in a personal capacity,Continue reading “GameStop”
Reviewed By Aarushi Khandelwal, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai “Now I think it’s one of the most useless questions an adult can ask a child- What do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some point you become something andContinue reading “Becoming by Michelle Obama”
Reviewed by Yash Sinha, BBA D, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai. Why I am a Hindu is a book which consists of two sections as the author sees it, the first section very much talks about Hinduism and its brief history. The belief in the religion and the epics ofContinue reading “Why I am a Hindu by Shashi Tharoor”
Reviewed by Kshitij K. Viswanath, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law Mumbai John Ray Grisham Jr., popularly called John Grisham, is a lawyer by profession and a writer by passion. The fusion of the two incites a feeling of thrill when you read it with the intensity that the feeling lingers monthsContinue reading “The Ambulance Chases Big Dreams”
Reviewed by Aria Sheth, BBA, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law ‘Legal Eagles’ by Indu Bhan is a seven-chapter book discussing the lives of seven of the most outstanding Indian lawyers, namely Harish Salve, Mukul Rohatgi, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Arvind Datar, Aryama Sundaram, Prashant Bhushan, and Rohinton Nariman. This book examines eachContinue reading “Legal Eagles: Stories of The Top Seven Indian Lawyers by Indu Bhan”
Shushrut Devadiga, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai Date: 14th November 2020 Tonight, I led 5 officers in a raid on a derelict and crumbling apartment in Byculla. Half an hour ago, we received a complaint from a hawker who had passed by the building which contained the apartment, claiming thatContinue reading “Diary of Inspector Alok Patil, Mumbai Police”
Shubham AP Mohapatra, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai All things are great and beautiful in the city of Chandigarh. The beautiful grids of the city merit for it being called one of the best planned cities in the country of India. A gift to India by Le Corbusier, his architecturalContinue reading “The invisible shackles of the most beautifully planned city in India – Chandigarh”
Khushi Saboo, BBA Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai A variety of ancient civilizations assumed that the World was flat because they simply knew no better. But today, despite decades of evidence to prove the contrary, some people still claim that the World is flat. We know more about the curvatureContinue reading “Is the Earth really flat?”
Aria Sheth, BBA Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai. Sanjay Gandhi was the son of Indira Gandhi (Prime Minister of India from 1966-77 and 1980-84). Ever since his childhood, he was groomed for a political role by Indira Gandhi; presumably to succeed his mother’s term. During the 1970s, Sanjay Gandhi gainedContinue reading “Sanjay Gandhi’s death and its possible relation to Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari”
Nikita Kaushik, BA, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai On January 15, 1947, the remains of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short, commonly known as “The Black Dahlia,” was discovered by Betty Bersinger on a morning stroll on the block of 3800 Nortan Avenue, LA. The body was cut in half and was soContinue reading “The Black Dahlia”
“When you are good at despising little things, you are likely to throw away the tiny match stick that has the potential of putting the entire forest on fire! Little things do carry heavy potentials!” -Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365
Another gigantic misfortune struck Uttarakhand on February 7, 2021 when an ice sheet burst occurred in Chamoli locale of the state. An enormous piece of Nanda Devi glacial mass severed on a cold winter morning of February and fell into a stream, setting off a torrential “Glacial lake outburst flood” (GLOF) in Dhauli Ganga, RishiContinue reading “Uttarakhand Glacier Burst”
The coronavirus pandemic sneaked up and unmasked and exacerbated the asymmetry present in our education system. The pandemic hit hard each and every life in the country in various ways. The effect of pandemic on various institutions, organizations, sectors, and administration bears both long-term and short-term implications. The one major hit in this pandemic wasContinue reading “Mind the Gap”
A butterfly flapped its wings somewhere, and caused chaos everywhere. It was in December 2019, when a deadly virus was first reported to cause a respiratory problem in humans, in ‘Wuhan’, a city in China. Identified as Novel Coronavirus, its genetic links were soon traced to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak of 2003,Continue reading “Corona: The Crown That Ruled The World In 2020”
By Devansh Dev, Runner-Up We see Dom Cobb, a character played by Leonardo DiCaprio, like a thief in ‘Inception’ having a rare ability to tap into people’s subconscious through their dreams and familiarize themselves with their secrets. The story beautifully portrays how this boon transits to his bane, and he loses everything he loves evenContinue reading “The Inception of Shutter Street”
Ishita Joshi, Runner-Up She was pregnant? I cannot believe this. I remember her telling me that she thought it was time, but I never really saw a kid somehow magically mend our marriage. Just days after my mother’s demise, this is the last thing I would’ve on my mind. For most of the time, itContinue reading “GONE GIRL”
Siddharth Chhadwa, Winner The room felt cold inside, even without any windows it was a weird temperature that went inside. Maybe it was because all the room was white, the walls, the ceiling, and even the marble on the floor. Tara was weeping as she sat there with a scarred face after Ved brought herContinue reading “THE WHITE ROOM”
Reviewed by Kshitij Kasi, BBA D, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai Racial Prejudice; the unspoken form of racism that plagues us today, can be demeaning and difficult in more ways than one. French Director Julien Rambaldi’s movie ‘The African Doctor’ can be deemed to be a testimony as it managesContinue reading “Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont”
Reviewed by Khushi Saboo, BBA D, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law Harry Styles winning the Best Pop Solo Performance Award at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards has come as no surprise for all the “Watermelon Sugar” fans. Fine Line is the kind of album that makes you think of fruit saladsContinue reading “Fine Line by Harry Styles”
By Ghazal Bhootra, BBA, Batch of 2024, NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai. How do you get out of a matrix that you don’t know you are in? An average human taps, swipes, and clicks on their phone 2,617 times a day. If that statistic isn’t a testament to where we are headingContinue reading “Monetizing Fear of Missing Out: A Take On Social Media’s Business Model”
The Publication Committee of NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai is delighted to present the first issue of the second volume of our in-house newsletter: The School of Law Chronicles. Through this novel publication, the Committee has sought to consolidate the diverse contributions and the varied accomplishments of our students across a varietyContinue reading “The School of Law Chronicles: Vol. 2 Issue 1”
The Publication Committee of NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai is pleased to send off the batch of 2021 with the publication of the annual yearbook celebrating the graduating batch. This edition features the staples of a yearbook: photographs of the graduating students accompanied by a quote from each student that, to them,Continue reading “Batch of 2016-21 Yearbook Release”
The OSA came into light after the recent event of the TRP scam with the involvement of Republic TV owner and editor-in-chief, Arnab Goswami, and BARC former-CEO, Partho Dasgupta. The investigation revealed a set of whatsapp chats between Arnab and Dasgupta which revealed that Arnab knew about the Balakot airstrike three days in advance. AccusationsContinue reading “Official Secrets Act and Contemporary Relevance”
Introduction and Background The idea of the right to protest as a fundamental right is an important cornerstone of any democracy. The idea to not support any actions performed by the incumbent government and expressing the same reflects the idea of a democratic environment. The inception of protests was to achieve the idea of freedomContinue reading “Right to Protest in Indian Democracy”
India’s Farmers’ Protests have been a rollercoaster ride — the higher it rose, the lower it seemed to go, owing to the controversies that surrounded it time and again. By the end of 2020, through the beginning of 2021, the protests only escalated, eventually to become the largest protests ever witnessed by the world. TheContinue reading “The F-Factor In Farmers’ Protests: False News and Foreign Involvement in Indian Protests on Social Media”
The Prime Minister India’s second Prime Minister, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri died on 11 January 1966 and the reason behind his death that is known to all is a heart attack. But was it a heart attack that was the reason for his death? Or was it something else? Was it a natural death orContinue reading “The Mystery Behind Our Prime Minister’s Death”
After a legal battle of twenty-one years, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court has given the final verdict on the Adjusted Gross Revenue (“AGR”) dues of the Telecom Companies (“Telecoms”). The Court had already calculated the AGR dues in October 2019 and now the Court has given a time-frame of ten years to theContinue reading “SC Gives Telecoms Ten Years to Pay AGR Dues”
Maverick Unchanged, Unrepentant is written by a former politician, highest rated criminal lawyer, and an international legal authority: Ram Jethmalani. The book ponders over various diseases that are inherent in government; ranging from Kashmir, China, Pakistan, fundamentalism to black money, corruption, governance, and the rise of terror.
Women with disabilities can have plural identity markers because they are marginalized in Indian society based on their disability and other ‘socio-cultural identities’ that divide them into various categories. That is to say that women with disabilities can be invisible or side-lined in the human rights debate, and because of this reason are unable to enjoy the rights available to them.
In the first week of the August of 2020, an Indian food delivery and aggregating company introduced trans-inclusive period leaves for all of its menstruating employees. In a note to the staff, the CEO said the move of introducing ten days leave policy was to “foster a culture of trust, truth and acceptance”.
The environment, in itself, is an important aspect and a debated subject around the world. We have noticed the concerns of developed, developing and underdeveloped nations at the Paris accord. Every country requires holistic growth in every sector, but that should not come at the expense of environmental concerns.
For a long time, India has been notorious for custodial tortures and such violation of human rights have recently been on the rise.
Michel Foucault’s panopticon penitentiary has been an esteemed surveillance model in academic circles. It allows a monitor to observe every prisoner in a penitentiary from a central tower.
The foundation of this case was more political in nature than legal, but this commentary will be focusing on, and restricted to the legal aspects of it. It all started back in the year 2018, when Arnab Goswami, the owner of ARG Outlier Media, and two other accused were booked by the Alibaug Police forContinue reading “Arnab Manoranjan Goswami vs the State of Maharashtra & Ors.”
This was a petition filed by Amish Devgan, a journalist and managing editor-in-chief of News 18, under Article 32 of the Constitution to quash FIRs arising from the same cause of action in different states. The contention is against calling Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, a revered saint of India, as a terrorist and a robber onContinue reading “Amish Devgan v. Union of India”
In a first of its kind ruling, air pollution was declared to be the cause of Ella Kissi-Debrah’s death in 2013 by a coroner.
The Supreme Court refused to stay an Order of the Andhra Pradesh High Court against making English the medium of education for government schools between class I to VI from the 2020-21 Academic Year.
The Applicant herein, M/s Orissa Minerals Development Company Limited sought condonation of delay in the payment under the Order passed by the Court. The Applicant had also requested for a direction to the State of Orissa to conduct joint verification of the undisposed stock and allow sale of the same to enable the Applicant companyContinue reading “Common Cause v. Union of India”
The above-named Appellant appealed the Order of the Delhi High Court rejecting the Appellant’s claim for release of compensation under Section 357(3) of CrPC. The Respondents, members of the police force, were accused of having illegally detained and torturing the Appellant’s son in connection with a theft case. The Appellant’s son succumbed to injuries causedContinue reading “Dalbir Singh v. NCT of Delhi”
A three-judge bench of Supreme Court in Mohd. Anwar v. NCT of Delhi held that “a plea of unsoundness of mind as under section 84 of the Indian Penal [C]ode along with attempts to mitigate the punishment by raising the defense of juvenility must be raised during the trial as opposed to [during] a laterContinue reading “Defence of Juvenility and Unsoundness of Mind Must be Raised During Trial”
In Vineeta Sharama v. Rakesh Sharma, the Supreme Court rectified its mistake in Prakash v. Phulavati, where it had held that, “the rights under the amendment are applicable to living daughters of living coparceners as on 9-09-2005 irrespective of when such daughters are born”. This precisely means that the daughters cannot ask for equal rightsContinue reading “Daughters are Entitled to have Equal Coparcenary Rights Even if Born Prior to Hindu Succession Amendment Act (2005)”
The National Law Aptitude Test (“NLAT”) was an alternate entrance exam created by NLSIU to admit the 2020-25 batch of students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The contentions to NLAT are in light of the by-laws of the CLAT consortium stating that no institution of the consortium can hold an individual entrance exam while being partContinue reading “The Curious Case of NLAT”
These difficult times where COVID-19 has forced us to be in lockdown has impaired the functioning of various companies. Various important matters about the company which require the physical presence of the shareholders in a meeting are improbable in the current scenario considering the fatal consequences and following social distancing norms to protect oneself from endangering his/her life.
The fight for complete equality for women at large, in common parlance, the feminist movement has seen waves that have been instrumental for women acquiring a plethora of rights: the right to work, the freedom of choice, the right to pursue an education, freedom from sex discrimination, sexual and bodily freedoms, etc. None, however, would be as important as the right to vote.
The Competition Act, 2002 (hereinafter “Act”) was enacted in India’s pursuit for globalisation and liberalisation of the economy. It was passed to provide healthy economic development in the Indian market with the aim to protect the competition and prevent abuse of monopolisation.
In the ever-progressing time of today, women want to be treated equally and respectfully. In a male-dominated society, women want to be regarded as individuals with feelings, aspirations, and dreams. Unfortunately, some women fall prey to beatings, torture, and violence by their counterparts.
India will have the highest youth population in the word in the upcoming decade and it is a shared responsibility of the government to provide contemporary educational opportunities to the students to shape the future of the country. This can be done only if the education policy targets the idea of universal access to quality education which will be a key to social and economic justice.
Censorship is the act of subduing variety of content to a form which is very comprehensive and acceptable by eliminating the parts or acts whose acceptance is debatable or which could cause distress.
Under the general law of contracts, a doctrine called ‘privity of contract’ prevents a third party from enforcing any obligations or acquiring any rights under a contract.
Chief Justice Warren Burger once said, “Whatever their origins, these exceptions to the demand for every man’s evidence are not lightly created nor expansively construed, for they are in derogation of the search for truth.”
Jayant Bhatt is an independent lawyer based in New Delhi, India. He holds a dual LL.M from New York University, USA and the National University of Singapore. He is a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association and Delhi High Court Bar Association. Besides being a practising advocate, Mr Bhatt is a prolific speaker and believes in greater societal good. He has a keen interest in mentoring young minds and is an advisory member of various organizations.
Mr Alok Vajpeyi is an associate, working with the Disputes Team at Khaitan & Co based in Mumbai, and a qualified Tribunal Secretary certified by Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. He is an LL.B from the Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad.
Mr Gajendra Maheshwari is a Managing Partner at Reina Legal, based in Delhi/NCR. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant, and a lawyer with an LL.M, LL.B from Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. His areas of interest are taxation laws, and data protection and privacy laws.
Caste is often linked with identity; however this information is sensitive and holds importance beyond the mere identity of a person. The Madras High Court rejected a case where Mr Muthian sought information of candidates selected on their caste background under their respective reservations.
Shreeya Agarwal ‘The Spy’ written by Paulo Coelho is about Mata Hari, a woman whose name continues to persist despite the passage of time. Mata Hari wanted to be significant to the world and she did so despite the men in those times choosing to end the life and reputation of an innocent woman, ratherContinue reading “Book Review: The Spy by Paulo Coehlo”
NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law had the privilege to host Mr Shailesh Gandhi, who is known for his inspiring work and activism on the Right to Information. Students were privy to an insightful lecture about Right to Information in Anhad’s 26th session on 9th August 2019. Mr Gandhi began the lecture by explainingContinue reading “Guest Lecture – Mr Shailesh Gandhi”
Siddhant Swain There is a scene in this movie where a man goes deep inside a manhole to clear the sludge from the Lalgaon Police Station’s sewage and he emerges drenched in waste. The scene is anything but comfortable and elicits an awkward reaction out of the audience. It is one of many such shotsContinue reading “Movie Review – Article 15”
NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law’s Sports Squad organized the Monsoon edition of SOLympics on 21st September 2019. This event was conducted to promote the spirit of sportsmanship and friendly competition amongst the students of KPMSOL. Organized on the grounds of CNMS in Vile Parle West, this event saw enthusiastic participation from every batch,Continue reading “SOLympics – Monsoon Edition”
Former Indian Ambassador from the Ministry of External Affairs, Shri M Ganapathi delivered a guest lecture on 26th July 2019 for the students of Kirit P. Mehta School of Law and Jyoti Dalal School of Liberal Arts. He spoke extensively on the aforementioned topic. In the address, he stressed on the objective of the ActContinue reading “‘Act-East in India’s Foreign Policy’ by Shri M Ganapathi”
Mr Alok Jain delivered a guest lecture on the amendments in the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 2019. The lecture began with Mr Alok Jain giving a brief introduction to his work profile in the Economic Laws Practice. He stated that the amendments were not expeditious and the reason for the same were the amendments. TheContinue reading “Guest Lecture on the 2019 Arbitration Amendment Act”
Bhoomi Shah Written by Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the book chronicles the lives of seven generations of the Buendia family, which is from the fictional town of Macondo. The book focuses on the struggle faced by each family member as they come to understand their solitude and find the true purpose of their lives.
Students write about their views about the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir.