Legal

Supreme Court’s Ban on Firecrackers – 10 Things You Need to Know

While hearing a plea requesting complete ban on the bursting of firecrackers, the Supreme Court, on 23rd October, 2018, revisited and refined its previous orders on this matter. Although the apex court ruled against imposing a blanket ban, it did order certain restrictions to be imposed on the sale and use of firecrackers, not just for Diwali but for other religious and general celebrations as well. Here’s what the Court […]

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All You Need to Know About Sexual Harassment at Workplace

India’s #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have begun, and how! Certain  industries have been identified as virtual cesspools of harassing and abusive conduct. Even people in the know have been known to turn a blind eye towards this rampant evil. However, another problem which has come into the limelight is that most people are not even aware about the kind of conduct that is wrong and abusive, especially at the workplace. […]

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Triple Talaq Ordinance – What it means for Muslim Marriages

On 19th September, 2018, The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2018 (commonly known as the Triple Talaq Ordinance) was enforced after being signed by the President. Earlier, the Supreme Court, in the case of Shayara Bano vs. Union of India (MANU/SC/1031/2017), had declared Triple Talaq or Talak-ul-Biddat to be illegal. Further, the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 was introduced and passed in Lok […]

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Dear Lawyers, Here’s Why Legalese is the Solution to All Your Problems!

My boss told me today “the only tool a lawyer has is his words!” I am a young lawyer,  a topper of my  batch at law school. I thought I was a rock star till I started working. I could see  myself floundering, especially when it comes to drafting documents or presenting arguments despite having a sound knowledge of law. My senior, Mr. Sharma, called me one day and asked, […]

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Blockchain Technology – An Amateur’s Guide

You (Person A) want to electronically send a monetary amount to Person B. You access your wallet via an electronic key. You initiate the transaction. This transaction is broadcast to a particular network. The entities on this network will verify that you have enough value in your wallet in order to transfer the desired amount to Person B. Once verified, they will confirm the transaction. The money can then be moved from […]

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Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market – the EU Controversy Explained

Till a month ago, the world waited with bated breath as members of the European Parliament contemplated a proposed directive to herald a new Copyright Law within the European Union. This Directive aims to create a digital single market and has been named as such. However, the proposal has been a hotbed for controversy right since its very inception in 2016. While many advocate both for and against its enforcement, not […]

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DNA Technology Bill – Everything You Need to Know

Law is organic. It is ever-evolving. Its most difficult challenge, however, is to evolve as quickly as the changes being embraced by the society. It is indeed a tough task considering the breakneck speed at which we are advancing. Arguably, the biggest fear facing society today is the probable inability of law to keep pace with advancement in technology. We cannot govern what the law has not envisaged. And, what […]

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