The Changing Face of Economic Federalism

DWIJARAJ BHATTACHARYA With the Goods and Services Tax (GST) almost set to roll out by Q2, 2017-18, an inquiry into the ramifications, not in terms of the politics surrounding the change but in terms of changes in the political institutions and norms, is of utmost importance. Apart from a radical shift in the tax code,…

Minimum Wages Policy in Karnataka

SMITA MUTT An Analysis of Karnataka’s Minimum Wage Policy: How They are Notified, Contested and Upheld The procedure of setting minimum wages in India is a balance between legislative statute and policy regulation, the understanding of which requires vigilance and careful study from the lawyers, academics, activists and union leaders who are actively engaged in…

The voice for change

TRISROTA DUTTA The  discourse on violence against women and marital rape Centuries ago, in a much more conservative world driven by monarchy and totalitarianism the British Chief Justice Sir Matthew Hale said, “The husband cannot be guilty of a rape committed by himself upon his lawful wife, for by their mutual matrimonial consent and contract,…