Need To Evolve Laws In Order To Counter “Groundwater Anarchy”

INTRODUCTION There is no way that one can envisage a life without water. So it seems ironical when the State guarantees “right to life” without providing “right to water”. It is a known fact that groundwater is the purest form of water and is relied upon by people in India Continue Reading

The Need for Witness Protection Laws in India: A Necessity or a Luxury?

Across the country, the conviction rates for murder and rape are 10% and 12% respectively as a large number of witnesses turn hostile in court. In cases where there is a difference in power and status between the victim and the accused, there is a huge possibility of the victim Continue Reading

Excess VAT & Service Tax: Is ‘Dining Out’ Another Victim of the Revenue Department?

The government would use any trick to get more revenue.[i] It has been noticed in the recent past that restaurants all over India have been charging Value Added Tax (“VAT”) on 100% of the total bill while the government has turned a blind eye to restaurants collecting taxes in excess Continue Reading

Watching Television Through Human Cognition

As the criminologists do extensive studies upon the characteristics of a juvenile, it boils down to a point where the psychology of the child is moulded much often by the surroundings. The advent of television has contributed with immense information with no distinction made amongst the audience. The fact elucidated Continue Reading

Non-Conventional Trademarks- Analysis of the Indian Structure

What is a Trademark? Trade mark is a branch of Intellectual Property Right. A trademark includes any word, name, symbol, or device, or any combination, used, or intended to be used, in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from goods manufactured or sold by Continue Reading

Dispute Settlement in International Competition Law

After liberalisation of markets, the next barrier to international trade lies in the internal working of markets. Hence, the importance of competition law has risen in the global conscience and has led to a point where most countries have competition law principles in some form or other in their legal Continue Reading