Recommended Reads


The following are some of our notable Guest Posts (in no particular order).


Justice A.K. Sikri (Judge of the Supreme Court of India): ‘Drawing the Line’

Naresh Chandra Saxena (Former Secretary, Minorities Commission in Government of India): Options before Muslims in ‘Hindu’ India

Rashmi Venkatesan (Assistant Professor, NLSIU Bangalore): Neoliberalism after COVID-19: Some Caution and Counter-Arguments

Dr Amal Sethi (Fellow, University of Pennsylvania): Federalism in India after COVID- Introduction to the Theme

Dr Gayatri Nair (Assistant Professor, IIIT Delhi): Gig Economy and the Law after COVID: Introduction to the Theme

Anirudh Krishnan (Founding Partner, AK Law Chambers): Is the Division of Rights into Socio-Economic and Civil and Political Artificial?

Ajar Rab (Partner at Rab & Rab Associates LLP): Do Data Protection Laws enhance the role of ‘Venue’ in Remote Arbitration Hearings?

Bhabani Shankar Nayak (Political Economist based in Coventry, UK): Beyond #BlackLivesMatter: Embracing Progressive Intersectional Politics

Atul Bhardwaj (Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of International Politics, University of London): Sardar Patel’s Tibet Letter was short on facts 

Karan Tripathi (Legal Journalist, LiveLaw): Growing Opaqueness of Virtual Hearings and the ‘Open Court’ ideal

Senior Adv. Colin Gonsalves (Founder of Human Rights Law Network and Recipient of the Right Livelihood Prize): ‘In the People’s Interests’

Patricia Mukim (Padma Shri Awardee, Editor of the Shillong Times): The Politicisation of National Security

Sam Pitroda (Eminent technocrat, Former Adviser to the Prime Minister): ‘Reclaiming Policy for the People’

Faizan Mustafa (Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR, Hyderabad): Safeguarding Constitutional Values in Troubled Times’ 

Usha Ramanathan (Human right activist): Rethinking the Republic’,

Arghya Sengupta (Director, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy): ‘Sharing Ayodhya’

Yamini Aiyar (President and Chief Executive of the Centre for Policy Research):Efficient Public Service Delivery

Parth J Shah, (Founder President of the Centre for Civil Society) India Urgently Needs a ‘National Repeal Laws Day

Angshuman Choudhury (Coordinator, South East Asia Research Programme at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies): ‘Understanding The Rohingya Case at the International Criminal Court’

Meenakshi Ganguly (South Asia Director of Human Rights Watch): Defending Democracy & Human Rights in South Asia

Dr. Aditya Sondhi (Former Additional Advocate General of Karnataka) ‘Taking Stock of the Bar and the Bench’

Siddharth Raja (Partner at Saakshya Law, Advocates): ‘History’s Travails and Tribulations: Sabarimala And the Recent Past

Padmini Baruah (Robert F. Meaghar Fellow at The Fletcher School): ‘Zan aur Zameen: A Comparative Analysis of Muslim Women’s Right to Inherit Land in India and Pakistan’

Dr. Arpita Mukherjee (Professor, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations): ‘G20 and India: Decision Support System (DSS) for Pandemic COVID-19′

Sanjeev S. Ahluwalia (Advisor, Observer Research Foundation, Former Finance Secretary, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh):  ‘Unbundling State Effectiveness: Current Perspectives

Prof. Dr. T.S. Somashekar (Professor of Economics and Director- Center for Competition and Regulation, NLSIU): ‘Fighting Corruption: The Need for Technology-based solutions

Nidhi Tambi (Public Policy and Government Relations Manager at Piramal Sarvajal): ‘Review of the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018

Dr. Aparna Mathur (Senior Economist, Council of Economic Advisers, White House): ‘Fixing the Labour Market: India’s Need For Better Data

Arpitha Kodiveri (Hans Kelsen Fellow at the European University Institute):Land Banks: Unsettled Law & Undetermined Rights’

Shantanu Narvane (Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills): An Interesting Question of Judicial Precedent

Rachid Mesli (French Algerian human rights lawyer and activist): Combating Injustice in the Arab World

Raavi Aggarwal (Researcher, Mercator Research Institute, Germany): ‘Are We Prepared for the Future of Work

Bhargavi S. Rao (Associate Director, Centre for Financial Accountability and Guest Faculty, University of Washington): ‘How Just is the Transition to Solar

Dr. Kinnari Bhatt (Senior Researcher, Erasmus School of Law, Netherlands): ‘Transforming Business and Human Rights Paradigm of Transnational Investment

Dr. (Prof.) Sadhana Kala (Chief Emeritus and Senior Surgical Consultant at Moolchand Medcity): The Dynamics of Organ Transplantation: Why IMA Must Step-up

Rohit Naimpally (Senior Research and Policy Manager at J-PAL North America ): Parsing the Universal Basic Income Debate

Dr. Niranjanaradhya V.P. (Senior Fellow and Programme Head, Centre for Child and the Law): ‘The Draft National Education Policy Lacks Public Good Perspective of Education

Vidya Krishnan (Health journalist): ‘Missing Foundations of Public Healthcare in India

YK Sandhya (Coordinator, SAHAYOG): Sterilisation, Public Health, and Politics’

Vivek Kaul (Author of the ‘Easy Money’ trilogy): ‘When Millions Have Nothing To Do

Mahtab Alam (Journalist at The Wire): Sedition: The Law Itself is the Problem

Kavya Bharadkar (Masters in Public Policy Graduate, NLSIU): ‘Transgressions: Political Economy of Trans Lives in India

Soni Sori (Adivasi rights activist): The Voice of Bastar

Akshay Marathe (National Joint Secretary, AAP): ‘Delhi: A Case for Full Statehood

Subhashis Banerjee (Prof. at IIT Delhi):A Judgement Without Aadhar

Navneet Hrishikesan (Legal Director for Cisco:)The Internet of Things & Smart Cities

Shivani Singh (Researcher at the Nuclear Security Programme of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies): ‘Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: Is It Time to Move On?’

Suranjali Tandon (Assistant Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy): ‘Taxation of Investment Income in India: In Pursuit of Macro-economic Objectives

Noel Therattil (Advocate, former LAMP Fellow): ‘A Case for Universal Basic Income in Post-COVID India

Prof. Arun Kumar (Malcolm Adiseshiah Chair Professor, Institute of Social Sciences): ‘Predicting the Indian Economy’s Rate of Growth in 2020-21

Sanjoy Ghose (Advocate, NLSIU Alumnus):The Proposed Suspension of the Minimum Wages Act in Uttar Pradesh

Dr. B.C. Gupta (Principal Secretary, Govt. of India): ‘Justice Delivery to Consumers – Dream or Reality