Business Development at Legal Firms – An Umbrella View

I am often asked – what really is your role as Business Development (BD) – Manager in a legal firm? Many have also addressed me as HR or Communication Consultants and honestly it’s perfectly fine to be confused about what BD is all about at a law firm where only law prevails because BD is…

Fencing: How a Battle for Equality Became a Battle Between the Sexes

Disclaimer: This write-up was submitted to The Blue Pencil by a male counterpart. The writer’s views are personal and shall be respected. The Blue Pencil does not take any responsibility for the same. It all started with that one fateful day. It was the day when our Chairman decided to address the issues being faced…

APOCALYPSE NOW: RISE OF THE TRIGGER-HAPPY AND THE DEATH OF REASON

“Bang bang, I shot you down Bang bang, you hit the ground Bang bang, that awful sound…” The night of October 1, 2017 started off with a bang at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, U.S.A. Followed by another, then another, and then more. The bangs were accompanied by thuds. Silent screams,…

A Letter That Concerns Us All

Disclaimer: This letter was anonymously submitted to The Blue Pencil. The writer’s views are personal and shall be respected. The Blue Pencil does not take any responsibility for the same. To the men of AIL This letter is about all anyone can talk about in college nowadays- the fences. The fence around the women’s hostel, the…

Taking a Bullet in the Name of Religion

We are all aware of the conviction of the Rockstar Baba, and how could we not be? Afterall, it was all over the news and the internet. Rather than hammering away on the same topic and reiterating all the events, I would like to look at another facet of the whole situation; the followers of…

Standpoint: Historical Triple Talaq Verdict

This article deals with the personal views of the writer and questions the extent to which the acceptance of the historical verdict will be made by the Muslim Personal Law Board. “As per Quran, divorce is essentially undesirable but permissible when needed.” ‘Talaq-e-biddat’ or instant triple talaq is a form of Islamic divorce in India…

Caged birds, no more

The free bird leaps On the back of the wind And floats downstream Till the current ends And dips his wings In the orange sun rays And dares to claim the sky But a bird that stalks Down his narrow cage Can seldom see through His bars of rage His wings are clipped and His…

What goes around, comes back around

Do you think that college plays an important role in shaping us into better persons? I believe that this is the most suitable time to grow as college provides a freer environment as compared to the restricted one at school and one feels quite independent at college than school.  Away from our parents, the rebel…

Getting closer to Vision 2020 or nah?

Our prestigious college was recently ranked 12 by the magazine, India Today. Funny thing, only  three NLUs actually featured the list, our beloved, NLSIU, NUJS and GNLU. I am baffled, I don’t know if I should be happy. Here I wish to draw an analogy, remember all the times in school, specially in Grade 12,…

Better late than never- The decriminalisation of Suicide.

The Lok Sabha was successful in passing a bill on the decriminalisation of suicide later this March. The newly announced initiative, the Mental Healthcare Bill not only decriminalises an attempt to suicide but also bans the use of electric shock therapy for treating children with mental illness. An important factor in the Bill is that…

‘The Indian Hypocrisy’

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women, merely players.” While these lines from Shakespeare undoubtedly bring out the harsh reality of the world we live in, there isn’t any place like our homeland which it holds true for. The only catch being, that while the whole world spins into different acts,…

The wait for the rainbow at the end of the tunnel

Pride Parades are events for the LGBT community celebrating their culture and pride. The events also at times serve as demonstrations for legal rights such as same-sex marriage. In the recent times we’ve seen a lot of such parades taking place around the world. The parades are not restricted to only the LGBT community but…