CRYOPRESERVATION OF HUMAN EMBRYOS AND REPRODUCTIVE CELLS: The Legal Loopholes [EDITORIAL]

-by Ramsha Reyaz Cryopreservation is the process of freezing biological specimens like cells, tissues, organelles etc. at very low temperatures for the purpose of preservation. Cryopreserved cells can remain viable for long periods of time and, therefore, the process is increasingly being used for preserving reproductive cells and fertilized embryos as part of in-vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive techniques. Cryopreservation is an important aspect … Continue reading CRYOPRESERVATION OF HUMAN EMBRYOS AND REPRODUCTIVE CELLS: The Legal Loopholes [EDITORIAL]

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

COVID-19 AND BIODEFENCE: Can We Prepare Better?-[PART II]

by Shivam Mishra and Aman Vijay Bhatt The article is a part of a two – part series. The first part can be found here. In the second part of this bipartite blog series, the authors continue their discussion on the nation’s unprepared biodefense in the domestic context, as flowing from India’s response towards this virus. The authors discussed the State actions that failed to … Continue reading COVID-19 AND BIODEFENCE: Can We Prepare Better?-[PART II]

COVID-19 AND BIO-DEFENCE: Can we prepare better? – [PART -I]

-by Shivam Mishra & Aman Vijay Bhatt In the first part of this bipartite blog series, the authors take a gestalt perspective of the worldwide instances of unprepared biodefense that exposed during this virus spread. The authors discuss the compelling concern of the virus spread resulting in inhumane treatment for the patient and how this could be mitigated if the nations prepared better with the more … Continue reading COVID-19 AND BIO-DEFENCE: Can we prepare better? – [PART -I]

TECHNOLOGY, PRIVACY AND COVID-19 PANDEMIC

-by Vini Singh The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world. The fast-spreading infectious disease has compelled almost every government to impose severe measures. Many of these measures have had a substantial impact on fundamental freedoms. India is no exception. The government has had to impose a strict nationwide lockdown to slow down the spread of the virus. Many more restrictions are likely to become a part … Continue reading TECHNOLOGY, PRIVACY AND COVID-19 PANDEMIC

A JURISPRUDENTIAL ANALYSIS OF THE J&K REORGANIZATION ACT, 2019

by Nitesh Mishra The Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 (“the Act”) was enacted and enforced by the Parliament of India, in August 2019. This Act has demoted the previously existing state of Jammu and Kashmir (“J&K”) to two Union Territories: one of J&K, and the other of Ladakh, after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution. Amidst the myriad opinions around this decision of the … Continue reading A JURISPRUDENTIAL ANALYSIS OF THE J&K REORGANIZATION ACT, 2019

NATURAL GAS PROCUREMENT POLICY IN INDIA: An Overview

-by Aditya Gaggar The power sector’s importance to any country’s economy cannot be overemphasized. The fact that the Indian power sector is the largest consumer of natural gas on a sectoral basis, consuming about 40% of the total natural gas in the country, only serves to re-emphasise its dependence on natural gas. Still, as important and sizable as it may seem, there does not appear … Continue reading NATURAL GAS PROCUREMENT POLICY IN INDIA: An Overview