I have a new essay on the privacy discourse in India up at the LEAP Blog. I am reproducing the essay below: Kings will be tyrants from policy when subjects are rebels from principle. - Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France Edmund Burke wrote these lines in a scathing critique of the demise... Continue Reading →
I have a new post up on Prof. Ajay Shah's blog discussing the Government's move on demonetisation, and the problems with the way the discourse on demonetization is being shaped, and the probable ripple effects of this move on society. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/2fwh3pf The post is reproduced below: The Government's move to demonetise Rs.... Continue Reading →
India has now witnessed a three decade long agenda of revivalist Hinduism centred around the city of Ayodhya. The latest proposal to construct something in Ayodhya is however a bewildering move given how symbolic the agenda of constructing a Ram temple in Ayodhya is to the Hindu right wing of the country. As per the... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/JtBR_JE02rc USA First Lady Michelle Obama absolutely excoriated Donald Trump in a speech the day before. Must watch for everyone.
I have a chapter in an upcoming publication -- "The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution" on the freedom of movement and residence in India.
Which government is worse for higher education in India? That has become an interesting point of debate on the Indian Express in the last few days.
I have a post on Prof. Ajay Shah's blog discussing how the constitution prevents PSUs from taking pure commercial decisions from their very inception: Click Here.
I have a recent piece in the Indian Express on the misplaced prioritisation on bringing back black money. The op-ed can be found here. The piece is reproduced below. -------------------------------------------------- Suppose you are the government of a country badly in need of gold, but with only Rs 100 with which to get some. You have... Continue Reading →
In October this year, an additional sessions judge in Delhi pronounced a controversial judgment in a rape case involving sexual intercourse between a man and a woman after they informally performed certain marriage-related ceremonies without getting legally married. This post reflects upon the judgment and highlights certain ironies that flow out from the ideology behind... Continue Reading →