Conserving Coastal Commons through Panchayati Raj Institutions

Mohammed Mushkoh Ramish Commons are typically understood to be resources or spaces that are open and accessible to all members of a community. Unlike private property which is characterised by individual ownership, rent and exclusivity of use, commons are communally “owned” and governed by communities that have traditionally used them. Fields, pastures, and ponds, as…

Understanding Spatial Inequalities in Mumbai: From Colonial India to the Present Day

CHAITANYA BHAT The largest factor causing Mumbai to become one of the world’s biggest cities is widely accepted to be its location on the Indian peninsula, with the presence of a deep and sheltered harbour. The erstwhile seven islands evolved from being outposts for fishing villages on the mainland to being the buzzing metropolis that…

Supremacy of Economic over Constitutional Mandate

Abishek Nippani To bestow ideological rights and even opportunities upon people without equipping them with the right tools to take on such opportunities is akin to “[Telling] an unprovisioned man lost in the desert that he is free to eat, drink, bathe, read…” Kesavananda Bharti v State of Kerala Amidst the turmoil created by the…

Nuclear Energy: An Unsubstantiated Victim of Popular Misunderstanding

In this article, Astitav dissects how our aversion towards nuclear energy is misguided. Hurling facts at the reader, he succinctly argues that nuclear energy, is in fact, safer, more efficient, and cleaner than other sources of energy.

Rebooting India’s Nuclear Doctrine

In this article, Nikhil Gowda critiques the No First Use Policy in the Nuclear Doctrine of India. Even though, the nuclear doctrine was endeavoured to help India gain legitimacy, the No First Use Policy is far away from realism today. The article explores the limitations, counters the status-quo and advocates for revoking of the present No-First Use Policy by the country.