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Early reactions to the Rameshwar Prasad (Bihar dissolution) case

Early reactions to the Rameshwar Prasad (Bihar dissolution) case

Arun ThiruvengadamOctober 11, 20053 min read

Since the Supreme Court has only issued an order as opposed to a reasoned judgment in the Rameshwar Prasad case, analysis of the ruling is necessarily constrained. The consensus among…

Shekhar Gupta on subsidies

Shekhar Gupta on subsidies

October 9, 20051 min read

Shekhar Gupta has a nice editorial in Saturday’s (8th Oct) Indian Express. He discusses the issue of large government subsidies (power, water, LPG and higher education) benefitting the middle and…

Brilliant move by Brazil at the WTO

Brilliant move by Brazil at the WTO

Shamnad BasheerOctober 9, 20054 min read

For those of you who follow intellectual property (IP) and international trade issues, I’m sure you’re aware of the rather schizophrenic nature of the US when it comes to enforcing…

Bihar Dissolution Order

Bihar Dissolution Order

Vikram RaghavanOctober 7, 20057 min read

Earlier today, the Supreme Court has delivered its eagerly awaited verdict in the Bihar Dissolution Case. The case is called Rameshwar Prasad v. Union of India. The Court has ordered…

Recent analytical newscolumns of interest to lawyers

Recent analytical newscolumns of interest to lawyers

Arun ThiruvengadamOctober 7, 20052 min read

Continuing our focus on regulation in India, here is a powerful critique of the recent governmental proposal to revamp power sector regulation in India (Thanks to Promod Nair for the…

Taking Suffering Seriously

Taking Suffering Seriously

Vikram RaghavanOctober 5, 20053 min read

On many issues, I’m not what you’d call a “bleeding-heart liberal.” But I purloined the caption for this post from Professor Baxi’s famous piece on public interest litigation in India.…

The role of the Judiciary in India’s constitutional democracy – an old issue revisited

The role of the Judiciary in India’s constitutional democracy – an old issue revisited

Arun ThiruvengadamOctober 5, 20053 min read

Today’s Indian Express carries a thoughtful Op-ed piece by Bimal Jalan on the continuing controversy about the proper roles of the judiciary and the legislature in our constitutional democracy. Jalan…

On the mission of Ramachandra Guha

On the mission of Ramachandra Guha

October 4, 20053 min read

I would like to revisit Ram Guha’s article that Arun posted on the 28th of September. I decided that I would make an independent posting and not simply comment on…

Regulation Law 101

Regulation Law 101

October 4, 20052 min read

The Business Page of today’s Telegraph would work well as an Reading List on an Introductory Course on Regulation Law in India. To start with, notice TRAI’s ability to articulate…

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The Editorial Board of the Indian Law Review (“ILR”) invites applications for the position of an Editor on its Editorial Board.

By Anushri Bhuta / January 13, 2022 / 0 Comments
The ILR, published by Taylor and Francis, was launched in 2017 by a group of legal academics based in institutions of legal education in Australia, India, the UK and the US.  In the ensuing five years, it has emerged as...

Monthly Round-Up: December 2021

By Pranjal Gautam / January 1, 2022 / 0 Comments
Law and Other Things published a range of interesting articles and new scholarship discussions to further scholarship in public law. Below we bring you an update on the Blog’s activities during December 2021. Blog Posts We started with a piece...

Divine labours, devalued work: Response by Sharmila Rudrappa

By Sharmila Rudrappa / January 4, 2022 / 0 Comments
Ed Note: As part of our New Scholarship section, we have been inviting discussants to respond to the public law themed articles featured in Volume 5 the Indian Law Review. You can access all the posts in this discussion here. In this...

Divine labours, devalued work: Concluding response to the discussion pieces

By Sneha Banerjee and Prabha Kotiswaran / January 14, 2022 / 0 Comments
Ed Note: As part of our New Scholarship section, we have been inviting discussants to respond to the public law themed articles featured in Volume 5 of the Indian Law Review. You can access all the posts in this discussion here. In...

Call for Proposals: The 3rd LAOT-NALSAR Courts and Constitution Conference (Submit by 25 February, 2022)

By Anushri Bhuta / January 21, 2022 / 0 Comments
Law and Other Things and NALSAR University of Law are organizing the 3rd Edition of the Courts and the Constitution Conference. Entries for the same are invited from interested students, scholars, and practitioners of law and other connected fields. About...

Merger Exception to Defection – Obstacle or Facilitator?

By Shanthan Reddy / January 21, 2022 / 0 Comments
[Ed Note: This is a two-part series on anti-defection law by our Senior Analyst, Shanthan Reddy. Part I introduces defection law to the readers and explains how the merger exception has been misused to facilitate defection. Part II specifically looks...