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Regulation of Over the Top (OTT) Platforms – A Critical Analysis

Introduction Movies, web-series, podcasts, music, other curated online content through “Over the Top platforms” (“OTT”)  have emerged as a source of entertainment especially in these dire times of the COVID-19 pandemic. OTT platform streams media service, i.e., films, television, news,...

BigBasket or BigBully? A Refutation of Their Claims

Introduction BigBasket served a ‘cease and desist’ notice to a nascent startup Daily Basket operating in the same space. They have alleged Daily Basket for trademark infringement-cum-passing off as well as misuse and violation of trade dress. They have claimed in...

Weighing the Benefits of Cannabis Legalization in India

Abstract In the year 2020, it became more important to address and discuss the issue of legalizing cannabis in India, after witnessing a number of cases against famous personalities and celebrities, especially from the entertainment industry for the consumption of...

Andhra Pradesh HC Directs State To Reinitiate Tender Process as Notification for the Same Had Previously Been Issued by the Inappropriate Authority

Sri Venkateshwara Association             Vs  The State of Andhra Pradesh  The District of Medical Education The District Diet Management Committee  The Superintendent …………………respondents  Excerpt A single-judge bench consisting of Hon’ble Justice R. Raghunandan Rao gave orders on the writ petition no. 2157 of...

Plight of the Uighur Muslims and Violation of International Laws by Authoritarian Regime: An Unprecedented Silence Over Muslims by Muslim Nations

When the gas chambers of Nazi Germany were discovered, when the industrialized mass murder of Jews was revealed to us and when the incident of Hiroshima Nagasaki happened, people across the world found themselves repeating two words “NEVER AGAIN”....

Blocking Sci-Hub and Libgen? – State Intervention for ‘Open Access Platforms’ Vis-a-Vis the Elsevier Ltd vs Alexandra Elbakyan Case

In a recent Delhi High Court petition, three major publishing houses- Elsevier Ltd., Wiley India Pvt. Ltd. and American Chemical Society, filed a petition for dynamic blocking of downloads from Sci-Hub and Libgen. They are open access websites which...

An Analysis of the Supreme Court of India’s Decision in Saurav Yadav v. State of Uttar Pradesh on Reservation

Reservation is one of the debatable realities of Indian constitution. This system got its roots from the exploitations due to the age-old caste system practiced in India. According to the caste system, the society of India is divided into...

Explained: The Political Crisis in Nepal

On December 20th, K P Sharma Oli, the Prime Minister of Nepal dissolved the Lower House Parliament of the country in an unprecedented move. This led to huge protests all over the country. The government has two years left...

Can the Relatives of the Husband Attract Prosecution in Case of Triple Talaq?

The Supreme Court of India has recently made a judgement. It lays down that the relatives of the husband cannot be kept as accused under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act. The Court has laid down...

Explained: The Right to be Forgotten in India

Right to Privacy is an essential fundamental right which has been enshrined in the Indian Constitution under Article 21 after the Justice K.S. Puttaswamy case. The right also covers the aspect of informational privacy and thus an invasion of...
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Understanding Contingent Contracts Under the Indian Contract Act

A contingent contract is a contract to do or not to do something, if some event, collateral to such contract, does or does not happen.
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Analysing the Central Vista Project: India’s New Parliament

The government will spend around Rs. 1000 Crore for the new parliament building, right in the center of India’s capital.

Explained: Farm Laws 2020 and its Effect on Indian Farmers

In the recent past, our government has come up with three different ordinances related to agriculture which has infuriated the farmers of our nation.

Job Post: Vacancy for Associate at Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited, Mumbai

Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited is looking to hire an Associate with 3-5 years of PQE from Media and Entertainment Industry, preferably with...

Analysing the Enforcement Of Foreign Arbitral Awards In Light Of the Vijay Karia Case

Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (Hereinafter “Act”) lays down the basis for setting aside arbitral awards made in domestic and foreign arbitrations held in India. Though international awards cannot be contested in India, the compliance of such awards in India may be validly challenged by the award debtor on the grounds set out in Section 48 of the Act. The grounds set under both these sections are almost similar, one of the grounds being that the arbitral award is found contrary to the “public policy of India”. The question of the constituent elements of “public policy” have been discussed in a number of cases, however, in a recent case of Vijay Karia & Ors. V. Prysmian Cavi E Sistemi Srl & Ors, the SC drew attention to this point viz-a-viz foreign award.