Jallikattu: The Pith and Science Behind Legalities

The mishaps in the recent Jallikattu events come with a fear of the sport being banned again over the poor conduct and not necessarily owing to the essence of the sport. The petitioners who are seeking a ban on the sport remarked, …“A binding judgment [Nagaraja judgment] cannot be rendered ineffective by enactment of legislation that substantially overrules the intended effect of the judgment.”… At this juncture, a reading of the Nagaraja judgment reveals a lot ab

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Why It’s Crucial To Seek The Centre’s Support For Jallikattu

Chennai’s Marina Beach, which overlooks the Bay of Bengal, had seen a sea of a different temper and composure over the past week. The beach witnessed the footfall of around a million people moving in and out in support of the cause of jallikattu, which has evolved to become a movement in support of farmers. Organised groups, quick and sensible communication, stable supplies of food and water, clean surroundings, a platform for the people (farmers, supporters, performers) to express themsel

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The Government Can Handle Drought A Lot Better. Here's How

India is a country of extreme weather, where droughts and floods can occur simultaneously in different regions. Having said so, the intensity of damage caused by them can be massively avoided with appropriate disaster response mechanisms from the government. In fact, the responsibility of safeguarding the lives and livelihoods of its citizens against any disaster (natural or human-made) is the basic raison d'être of a State. Unlike floods and earthquakes, droughts and famines are disa

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“What have you done in last 10 years when a person representing Assam was the PM”

Co-authored with Jaya Kumar N.K. The Congress might have stood the test of time in Assam, but for some reason, is finding it very difficult to survive the North-Eastern State poll this time around. Assam crossed the halfway mark on the 4th of April 2016 and has faced the second and final phase of elections today. The ‘National-Derby’ match being played in the State has the Bharatiya Janata Party with quite a few allies that the Congress has distanced itself from. The BJP may have

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