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The Good Samaritan Law: How It Came to Being

Life itself is a composition of various derivatives. It takes intense courage, awareness and knowledge for an individual to harness the problems that others happen to face. A law, indirectly related to this module is the “Samaritan Law”. Here are the requisite facts and individualistic viewpoints put forward, exclusively for our readers by Anyatama Nayak.

Governance · Law · Politics · Public Policy · Society

So Near Yet So Far! A Classic Indian Syndrome

Studying in a National Law University(NLU) , one of the centres of importance for Development of Law in the country with a posh campus, library and yes the most important feature, a blazing Wi-Fi connection. These are the three most important things in our University milieu. Basic utilities like 24/7 electricity, water, 7-days a week… Continue reading So Near Yet So Far! A Classic Indian Syndrome

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Scarlet Letter Revisited: A Modern Chronicle of Punitive Humiliation and Shaming

“The point which drew all eyes…was that Scarlet Letter.” -Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter[1] When Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s renowned novel was convicted of adultery, her punishment included wearing a scarlet ‘A’ upon her breast to signify to her community her delinquent status. ‘But that was the seventeenth century!’, you say. ‘And in a… Continue reading Scarlet Letter Revisited: A Modern Chronicle of Punitive Humiliation and Shaming

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Understanding Tagore’s Gandharir Abedan as a Foretelling of Modern Indian Politics

“Given that the nineteenth century was the century of Socialism, of Liberalism, and of Democracy, it does not necessarily follow that the twentieth century must also be a century of Socialism, Liberalism and Democracy: political doctrines pass…and it may rather be expected that this will be a century of authority…a century of Fascism.”[1]   The… Continue reading Understanding Tagore’s Gandharir Abedan as a Foretelling of Modern Indian Politics

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Brother from Another Mother : A Socio-Ethico-Legal Perspective of Surrogacy in the Indian context

“The labour of bearing a child is more intimately bound up with a woman’s identity than other types of labour. Contract pregnancy involves an alienation of aspects of the self so extreme as to make it an illegitimate practice. The work of pregnancy is long-term, complex and involves an emotional and physical bonding between mother… Continue reading Brother from Another Mother : A Socio-Ethico-Legal Perspective of Surrogacy in the Indian context

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The Mental Healthcare Bill 2013: An Inside Look Into the Progressive Reform

Mental health has been the most overlooked part of general wellness and healthy living. The importance of mental health is undermined and still remains a stigma in society. This stigma around such ailments leads to limited avenues for discussion, awareness and facilities that can help patients. However, a huge action towards better facilities and development… Continue reading The Mental Healthcare Bill 2013: An Inside Look Into the Progressive Reform