June 24, 2021

The Departure of Enrica Lexie: Complete Justice or Diplomatic Success?

A long-fought legal and diplomatic melee between India and Italy over the jurisdiction of the Enrica Lexie incident came to a close recently. On June 15, 2021, after almost a decade of national and international dispute process, the Supreme Court […]
June 23, 2021

US China sabre rattling in South China Sea continues unabated

Three recent military incidents in the South China Sea are indicators that China’s intentions to pursue coercive strategy has continued unabated. First, the PLA Air Force (PLAAF) startled the Malaysian Air Force (MAF) after 16 Chinese military aircraft including fighter […]
June 23, 2021

‘Group of Seven’ promotes alternate to Chinese Belt and Road Initiative

There is consensus among the Group of Seven or the G7 members- United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France and Japan – that time has come for forging a partnership for building a “values-driven, high-standard, and transparent” physical, digital, […]
June 21, 2021

Digital Health Systems in COVID-19: A Comparative Analysis of Taiwan and India

Introduction With the rapid spread of the Coronavirus and the growing population, monitoring public health is a herculean task for governments worldwide, opening avenues for information technology-based solutions within the health space. Thus, the public health sector requires the aid […]
June 12, 2021

Blockchain Database: Resolving Farmers’ Issues in the Disruptive Era

From peaceful condemnation and indefinite meetings to media outrages and political vendetta, the global synergies along with Indian farmers have willingly forsaken amendments for rejection. The lack of countenance for resolution over the three farm laws only harps on the […]
June 11, 2021

Predictive Justice: Using AI for Justice

Introduction Outcome prediction in a legal case has always been crucial to the practice of law. Predictive analytics using AI tools have made predictive justice possible and offer sophisticated means for outcome prediction of disputes that are presented before the […]
June 9, 2021

Corporate polluters must watch out

In a landmark ruling rendered recently, a Dutch court ordered the Royal Dutch Corporation, and all other entities jointly forming the Shell group, to cut the emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by a net 45 per cent at […]
June 8, 2021

Himalayan tasks in a post-pandemic Kerala

When we talk about the kind of challenges that Kerala is going to face post -pandemic, it can be differentiated into health, economic, and social. Vaccinating the entire population of Kerala is bound to be a major hurdle. Now, Kerala […]
June 5, 2021

KN Balagopal delivers healthy budget during health crisis

The  maiden budget of the second LDF government presented by Finance  Minister KN Balagopal comes in the middle of the  second wave of Covid-19. Ahead of the possible third wave of Covid-19,  the budget prioritised the health sector and put […]
June 5, 2021

Climate Change: The Many Victories in the Dutch Court’s Ruling Against Shell

In a landmark ruling rendered last week, a Dutch court ordered the Royal Dutch Corporation, and all other entities jointly forming the Shell group, to cut their carbon dioxide emissions by a net 45% by the end of 2030, compared […]
June 3, 2021

India: a (responsible) global Covid19 response leader?

The year 2020 began in a flux. Almost every major country of the world had reported cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid19). This outbreak quickly metamorphosised into a pandemic that has gripped the world for over a year now and […]
June 2, 2021

Is it time for India to hop on the ‘cannabis legalisation’ train?

Cannabis has a vibrant history in India, as a plant that has been used for spiritual, recreational and even medicinal purposes for millenia. It earned its legitimacy as a medicinal ingredient due to its active use in many Ayurvedic formulations […]
May 27, 2021

The WhatsApp move to sue the Indian government is a red herring

WhatsApp’s move to challenge the constitutional validity of the government’s requirement that online messaging platforms trace chats in order to locate the ‘originator’ of messages heralds the impending struggle between states and AI corporations who stand to wield an unprecedented […]
May 27, 2021

Bright Future for Vietnam-US Relations under Joe Biden

It is now four months since President Joe Biden assumed office as the 46th President of the United States and his Administration has taken keen interest in improving bilateral relations with Vietnam. On their part, the Vietnamese side has conveyed […]
May 25, 2021

Moment of Reckoning’ for UDF and Congress in Kerala

The first session of 15th Kerala Legislative Assembly has started on Monday. With the appointment of VD Satheeshan as the new opposition leader, Congress- led UDF hopes to regain the trust of their voter base that was dented in the […]