Category: Humanities

Reducing Maternal Mortality in India

By Digvijay Singh Introduction The estimates of the present decade show that worldwide each year nearly half a million women die from complications during pregnancy and childbirth. About 99% of these women belong to the developing world with over 90% concentrated in Africa and Asia. The current maternal mortality ratio […]

Role Of Government In Public Health: Current Scenario In India

Digvijay Singh Introduction The practice of public health has been dynamic in India and has witnessed many hurdles in its attempt to affect the lives of the Indian people. Since independence, major public health problems like malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, high maternal and child mortality and lately, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) […]

Tobacco Control Policies in India

Digvijay Singh Editor’s Note: Tobacco use is a major public health challenge in India with 275 million adults consuming different tobacco products. Government of India has taken various initiatives for tobacco control in the country. Besides enacting comprehensive tobacco control legislation (COTPA 2003), India was among the first few countries to […]

RTA: A Stepping Stone Or A Stumbling Block In The Process Of Multilateral Trade Liberalization

Introduction The debate about whether regionalism is the “stepping stone or stumbling block” for multilateral trade liberalization was first brought up by Jagdish Bhagwati in his writings which have been referred to numerous times in this paper. He has been a staunch supporter of free trade and refers to RTAs […]

The Impact Of Foreign Direct Investment In The Retail Sector

Sankalp Shanker Srivastav Editor’s Note: India is witnessing strong growth prospects in organized retailing with foreign retail players willing to make investment in the sub continent. India, being the country with the second most-population, has immense scope for retail expansion as along with time, urbanization and consumerism has also been increasing. […]

Education, Employment And Empowerment Of The Rescued Women Of Trafficking

By Prajoy Dutta & Harshit Singh Jadoun Editor’s Note: Since the beginning of time, women in India have been objectified and discriminated as items for domestic use. Treated as slaves, sex objects and various other forms of derogatory labour, historically, women had never been allowed to stand up for their […]

Education For Fostering National Integration In India In The 21st Century

Rupali & Harshit Singh Jadoun   Editor’s Note: If the history of India is examined before the advent of Britishers then the phrase “India being a land of diversity with unity” fits in appropriately. Religion and language in ancient time acted as a main constituent of strengthening harmony along with uniformity […]

Human Rights: Prison Reforms With Special Reference To Prisoner’s Rights

By Harshit Singh Jadoun, Institute of Law, Nirma University Editor’s Note: The Constitution ensures the democracy of our nation by its three main organs namely legislative, executive and Judiciary that are integrated as they work in a tandem and function as a link between the “individual” and the “State”. Being a federal […]

Catalyst Mechanism: A Step Towards Human Rights

By Nishant Mittal, Pushpit Bansal Editor’s Note: “Human rights”- are two simple words but when put together, they constitute the very foundation of our existence. India- being a diverse country with its multicultural, multiethnic, and multi religious population- the protection of human right is the sine qua non for peaceful existence. […]

Women Education and Employment Opportunities

By Bharat Rajani Introduction Education is the form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through storytelling, discussions, training, and research. But when we talk about women education it is not as easy […]

Dispensation Of Justice Under The French Legal System

By Souradeep Mukhpadhyaya BRIEF HISTORY OF FRENCH LEGAL SYSTEM: France is a European nation which has for centuries played an important economic, cultural, and political role in world history. Originally inhabited by Celtic people in the Iron Age, it went on to become an independent republic in the Medieval Ages […]

Fascism: Origin, Features And Connotations

In this project, efforts have been made to explain the concept of fascism, its origin and development in various countries of the world. A detailed study of its features and a critical analysis of the literature available on the same has been done. Fascism as a social, economic and political ideosynthesis has been also addressed. However, in conclusion the author has made by an attempt to highlight the deficits and demerits of the concept of fascism and how it eventually failed in the face of democratization.

Constitutionality of Media Trials in India: A Detailed Analysis

Media plays a vital role in moulding the opinion of the society and it is capable of changing the whole viewpoint through which people perceive various events. Heinous crimes must be condemned and the media would be justified in calling for the perpetrators to be punished in accordance with the law. However, the media cannot usurp the functions of the judiciary and deviate from objective and unbiased reporting. While a media shackled by government regulations is unhealthy for democracy, the implications of continued unaccountability are even more damaging. Steps need to be taken in order to prevent media trials from eroding the civil rights of citizens, whereby the media have a clearer definition of their rights and duties, and the courts are given the power to punish those who flagrantly disregard them.