Yesterday, the Chief Economic Advisor, Arvind Subramanian, released the Economic Survey 2017. Various chapters of the Survey grapple with issues such as demonetization, federalism, GST, Universal Basic Income, among others. Chapter 11 – entitled ‘One Economic India: For Goods and in the Eyes of the Constitution‘ – may interest readers. While the first section is…

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This is the second post in an infrequent series on colonial continuity in the Indian judiciary. The first post can be found here.In November, I posted what was, in retrospect, an embarrassingly effusive paean to the Indian Constitution, as delivered to the Indian Consulate in Sydney to mark Constitution Day. I said it (in front…

Last Sunday I participated in Nangavaram Lakshminarayan Rajah‘s heritage tour of the Madras High Court. Rajah is a senior advocate and a passionate history buff. His knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm are unmatched. I strongly recommend the tour to anyone interested in legal history. We weren’t allowed to take photos by the High Court’s overzealous security staff. So I’ve…

Central Wing of the Supreme Court of India, New Delhi.

Judicial Reasoning and Judicial Behavior: Studying the Supreme Court of India Colloquium hosted by Center for Public Law and Jurisprudence Jindal Global Law School Call for Papers The role of the Supreme Court of India in shaping the post-colonial nation has been central to its study in the academy. The institution’s assertion of supremacy in…

  On the evening of the 19th of December, Dr. Tarunabh Khaitan,  Associate Professor in Law at Wadham College, Oxford, will be delivering a talk titled “Securing Dissenters’ Consent for India’s Constitution: The Role of Directive Principles“.  A copy of the draft article on which the talk is based is available for download here.   Using India…