Category: Reviews

Paler green | The Indian Express

In 2010, India became the third country after Australia and New Zealand to have a quasi-judicial body, the National Green Tribunal (NGT), for dealing with environmental cases. The agency was mandated to “expeditiously dispose of cases pertaining to environmental protection”. Going by the figures on …

Forty Years Ago, March 2, 1981: Budget and prices

The direct impact of the changes in customs duties and lending rates in the Budget will be very little on the consumer price index according to senior officials of the finance ministry. They explained that the excise duty, which often acted as a “catalyst” to …

Khap Panchayats at a Crossroads

Written by Praveen Verma The ongoing farmers’ protests have seen the return of khap panchayats to the arena of political mobilisation. In the intersection of the farmers’ movement and khaps, there is a need to reflect on what questions face khap panchayats and what they …

Courageous battles in bleak legalscapes

Written by Madhu Mehra The significance of the verdict in the MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani case is understandable when one considers the dismal outcomes of sexual harassment complaints against men in high offices. Yet, unlike most such cases, Ramani was not seeking legal redress …