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We believe in the supremacy of information over hearsay. These are short, crisp articles on the contemporary socio-legal issues will shed light on various aspects of the issue while providing an analysis of the causes and suggest ways to overcome it. These might support certain viewpoint but not without adequate data and analysis. These will help the reader to for an informed opinion on the issues discussed.

Edificating Immaculate Vocation

Fali Sam Nariman, a renowned lawyer, in his autobiography tries to influence that one should be righteous both in his life and profession. Through laying out how the Indian judiciary dealt with a number of seminal cases that the author argued in Indian courts, the book adroitly embraces and explores law from a larger stance, as well as describes India’s historical and judicial history. It delves into a side of law that few individuals deem: dissent, resistance, and the ramifications

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Why James Mill’s History is Still a Nation’s Misery

The root of the phrase ‘ignorance is bliss’ dates back centuries. It was Thomas Gray who first uttered the golden words in his poem ‘Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College‘. The lines are popularly quoted to mean that, at times, it is better to be not informed and less inquisitive for achieving a constant state of contentment. A thorough reading of the poem, however, reveals something more worthwhile.  Since sorrow never comes too late,          And happiness too

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A Brief Discussion on the Consequences of Child Marriage

Child marriage begets socio-economic problems for those who are pushed into it, and prevents them from using their potential to improve their standard of life. The causes and consequences of child marriage are closely related, as they both merge into one another at some point. Let us have a look at the ill-effects of child marriage. Lack of access to education One of the causes of child marriage is lack of access to education, which also emerges as a consequence

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A Pandemic and the Process of Manufacturing a Conundrum

COVID-19, like any pandemic humanity has faced, has instilled a collective conscience on the citizens of this planet. True, few aberrations followed, like when the world saw instances of xenophobia and members of the Chinese-American community were attacked as a result. But the virus made people conscious of the importance of personal cleanliness, immunity, social distancing and the safety and well-being of not just themselves, but their neighbors as well. However, even as the virus affected the lives of more

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EDUCATION: RIGHT FOR ALL OR PRIVILEGE TO FEW?

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” ALLAN BLOOM INTRODUCTION The introduction of the Constitution (Eighty Sixth) amendment Act, 2002 introduced Article 21A, substituted Article 45 and amended Article 51A has made an attempt to herald a new era of an educated and developed India. The cumulative effect of these constitutional provisions is that the state is duty bound to provide free and compulsory education to all children between 6

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Raghuram Rajan : The Indian Economist With A Global Impact

Dr. Raghuram Rajan is perhaps the most well-known contemporary banker-economist of Indian origin. He began his academic journey, like many Indian luminaries, in the field of economics and other social and hard sciences, at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Born in Bhopal, Dr. Rajan graduated from IIT Delhi in 1985 with a B.Tech. in mechanical engineering. Immediately after graduating college, he entered the MBA program at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, graduating in 1987.

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