J&K press freedom

J&K MEDIA POLICY 2020: A Tool to Muzzle Independent Journalism?

-by Ninad Ajane & Ramsha Reyaz Introduction The foundations of a successful democracy are based upon the transparency in the working of the elected government and the citizens being aware of the happenings in the country. Media plays an important role in making sure that people are constantly updated about happenings around the world. Thus, it becomes imperative that the media be free from the … Continue reading J&K MEDIA POLICY 2020: A Tool to Muzzle Independent Journalism?

E Commerce in India: Anti-Competitive Practices

ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICES IN INDIAN E-COMMERCE SECTOR: A Critical Analysis of the Regulatory Framework: PART II

by Tavashya Kumar This the second part of a two part series. The first part can be accessed here. The first part of this series had dealt with ‘Exclusive Distribution Agreements’ between manufacturers and e-commerce marketplaces. This part shall focus on ‘Arrangements for Preferential Treatment’, which are understandings, written or otherwise, between E-commerce marketplaces and large vendors selling on these platforms for certain preferential treatment … Continue reading ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICES IN INDIAN E-COMMERCE SECTOR: A Critical Analysis of the Regulatory Framework: PART II

E Commerce in India: Anti-Competitive Practices

ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICES IN INDIAN E-COMMERCE SECTOR: A Critical Analysis of the Regulatory Framework: PART I

by Tavashya Kumar E-commerce may be defined as a mode of conducting business transactions such as purchase and sale of products through electronic means as against the traditional physical means.[1] Recently, this industry has witnessed a phenomenal amount of growth, as evidenced by the rise of industrial conglomerates such as Amazon, Flipkart, etc. These corporations have revolutionized the retail market in India by selling a … Continue reading ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICES IN INDIAN E-COMMERCE SECTOR: A Critical Analysis of the Regulatory Framework: PART I

Corruption in India

ANALYZING THE PREVENTION OF CORRUPTION (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2018: INDIA’S UNTAPPED AND BRIDDLED RIDER

by Sri Hari Mangalam Introduction India, acknowledging the need to assimilate and prevent corrupt activities in the country, introduced a corruption prevention act back in 1988. However, despite the foresight of our legislators and the timely construction of the act, the code did not create much of a difference. The legislative piece meant to control and restrict all illegal and unethical activities in the public … Continue reading ANALYZING THE PREVENTION OF CORRUPTION (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2018: INDIA’S UNTAPPED AND BRIDDLED RIDER

Saving Financially Distressed Companies: Pre Packaged Insolvency

SAVING THE FINANCIALLY DISTRESSED COMPANIES IN INDIA: A NEED FOR PRE-PACKAGED INSOLVENCY?

by Pallavi Mishra Introduction During the COVID-19 crisis, there have been contemplations by the Union Government over the suspension of the application of provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IBC”), which allow for the triggering of the insolvency proceedings, for a period of next six months to one year. While this announcement has come as a rescue call for the corporate borrowers, the … Continue reading SAVING THE FINANCIALLY DISTRESSED COMPANIES IN INDIA: A NEED FOR PRE-PACKAGED INSOLVENCY?

SEXUALITY AND THE STATE

by Sevanshi Kamdar and Shivani Choudhary INTRODUCTION Promoting and protecting individual autonomy lies at the heart of every liberal state. Though this has not been explicitly acknowledged by states, states do recognize that the freedom to be one’s own person is a right that, if is granted, would be empowering for its citizens. However, this recognition still has to be universally shared in various arenas, … Continue reading SEXUALITY AND THE STATE

Social distancing in COVID 19 leading to social distressing

SOCIAL DISTANCING LEADING TO SOCIAL DISTRESSING: Social epidemic within a biological epidemic

by Arshpreet Singh Saluja and Muskaan Jain Introduction Amidst this pandemic due to the practice of social distancing and the lockdown, reports have shown that the crime rates are sharply falling. This is true but not complete. Although the offences such as theft, murder and molestation have decreased, we should not get disillusioned by this moment of transient peace at public places.  Unfortunately, other crimes … Continue reading SOCIAL DISTANCING LEADING TO SOCIAL DISTRESSING: Social epidemic within a biological epidemic

Hong Kong protests against the controversial national security law

THE DEATH KNELL FOR HONG KONG?

by Dhanishta Mittal and Deepanshu Mittal China’s controversial National Security law is now to be implemented in Hong Kong through Chinese administration. This raises serious concerns regarding the demand for Hong Kong’s autonomy. The security law, which has provisions that are expected to ban secession, sedition and subversion of the Chinese government will conveniently bypass the Hong Kong legislation due to their puppet government in … Continue reading THE DEATH KNELL FOR HONG KONG?

Corporate Governance in the times of COVID 19 pandemic

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: Amidst COVID-19

by Anuja Jha Introduction ‘Corporate governance is the combination of mechanisms that ensure that the management runs the firm for the benefit of one or several stakeholders. Such stakeholders may cover shareholders, creditors, suppliers, clients and other parties with whom the firm conducts its business.’[1] In simple words, corporate governance may be a way of governing a corporation. It is a process by which the … Continue reading CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: Amidst COVID-19

Afghans at an Afghanistan police checkpost in times of COVID 19 pandemic

THE AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT: COVID-19 A New Variable – [EDITORIAL]

by Saarthak Singhal Introduction The already fragile ceasefire in Afghanistan which was announced to coincide with the festival of Eid has now been unofficially extended, courtesy the COVID-19. The Taliban has confirmed that their Supreme Leader, Mullah Haibatullah Akhunzada, has been infected with COVID 19. An Afghan official who was a part of recently concluded, negotiations which took place in Doha, Qatar has confirmed that … Continue reading THE AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT: COVID-19 A New Variable – [EDITORIAL]