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…

Reel and real life: What inspires the other?

Films, ever since their introduction in 1906, have been an indispensable medium of expression in the world. They have the power to mould a viewer’s imagination, change their perceptions, and cause an ultimate paradigm change in their thought processes. This arises from the instant appeal of the motion picture, its versatility, realism, and its coordination…

“Consent Under Intoxication, No Consent”

When one begins to ponder upon the recent developments in the Indian Judicial scene one cannot seem to miss the recent judgement in the case of Anand P. Chanar vs. The State of Maharashtra, a revolutionary case in which the Bombay High Court held that “a woman when intoxicated, is incapable of giving a free…

Jung v/s Kejriwal: The Delhi Dispute

Najeeb Jung was born and raised in a highly educated family. He went on to attend St. Columba’s School, New Delhi and completed his B.A. (Hons) and M.A. in History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He later went on to London School of Economics to complete his M.Sc. in Social Policy and Planning in Developing…

Uniform Civil Code- The 12th of Never

Idealism is like a castle in the air if is not based on the solid foundation of social and political realism. – Claude Mckay The makers of the constitution were well acquainted with the social fabric of the nation and that was precisely why they made an arrangement under Article 44, wherein it was provided…

Looking Through the Portal

Even though it became pretty big a deal when it was introduced, E-shiksha  somewhere lost its so called importance. Teacher’s favorite and authority’s sole hope could gather hype only for a month or two. However E-shiksha only proved to be troublesome for the students. In spite of the whopping riches that E-shiksha costed us, we…

DEMONetisation: Confronting the demon head on!

“The tri-color fluttering all over the country is black , red and scarlet –black money, red tape and scarlet corruption” On 8th November, we got a communique from our prime minister proving that his war against kala dhan wasn’t just words. His announcement that high value currency would be no good after 12 p.m. set…

ALARM BELLS FOR AILIANS

Just as we were preparing to dwell into the festivities that October has to offer, neither of us for a minute second even contemplated that AIL could face a situation which would raise not only alarm bells but serious security concerns for its students. Just as I sit in the comforts of my house and…