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Article co-authored by Dr. Armin Rosencranz and Aditya Vora on "Can India dump coal quite so easily?" - The Statesman

January 15, 2017

Since the Paris Climate Conference in 2015, India vouched to increase its renewable energy production by 175 gigawatts. These broad claims made many wonder whether India would ever be able to achieve this feat, until now. The government’s energy advisory board in a statement said that India could meet its energy needs by 2022, without the need for more coal-powered plants.

Article by Sabarish Suresh on "Why do Chhattisgarh Police rapes not bother us?" - Daily O

January 13, 2017

All of us are morally culpable in such an evil unless we call out the atrocities committed by the State.

Article by Ms. Nisha Nair on "DEGREE OR SKILL EDUCATION?" - The Pioneer

January 11, 2017

Attaining a degree is a sign of formal education but it no more guarantees individual growth, social stability or financial security. Skill education is the need of the hour for outcome-based learning that respond to global reality and learner’s aspiration, says Nisha Nair.

Article written by Professor Ramin Jahanbegloo on "Teaching peace to humanity" - The Hindu

January 06, 2017

What is the priority of pedagogy for peace in the 21st century? Do we teach cultures and philosophies of peace at schools and universities around the world only to start new wars and conflicts? Is education for peace still a top priority in universities and colleges? And finally, does education help us to live a peaceful life and to bring peace around the world? These questions need to be in our awareness on a daily basis. Only then can we treat people, nature and most life itself in a more empathic manner.

Professor Dabiru Sridhar Patnaik on "The science of law" - India Today

January 06, 2017

Ten questions to answer before embarking on a law career.
 
In just under three decades since the establishment of the first National Law University (NLU) in Bangalore in 1987, law has become the fastest growing sector.

Article by Sushant Chandra on 'Parties not above law' - The Tribune

January 04, 2017

THE recent recommendation by the Election Commission of India to amend the Representation of People's Act, 1951 for disclosing the details of anonymous donations in excess of Rs 20,000 has created hysteria among the political parties. The present discourse on accountability of anonymous donations made to political parties is guided by Section 29C of the Representation of People's Act, 1951. This mandates political parties to provide details of anonymous donations made in excess of Rs 20,000 in order to claim 100 per cent tax exemption. 

International Conference by Harvard & Jindal University Moots Comprehensive Health Coverage in India - The Telegraph

January 25, 2016

India needs extensive universal health coverage policy: Experts - The Economic Times

January 24, 2016

Quality of Legal Education Not Quantity of Law Schools Need of the Hour - The Hindu Business Line

January 12, 2016

Sonepat prof to present paper in NYU - The Tribune

January 02, 2016

Judges of the Supreme Court of Hawai'i in the USA Appointed as Honorary Adjunct Professors of Jindal Global Law School - LiveLaw

March 08, 2016

Jindal Law Graduates Pursue Diverse Career Choices: JGLS Recruitments 2015 - The Hindu Business Line

March 05, 2016

O.P. Jindal Global University Inks Agreement of Cooperation With Pepperdine University - Business Observer

May 27, 2016

Jindal University Team Qualifies for the World Rounds of Herbert Smith Freehills Moot Court Competition - Free Press Journal

May 19, 2016

A First of its Kind Moot on IP and Competition Organised by Jindal University - The Telegraph

May 07, 2016

Wharton Business School, Jindal University and the American Society of International Law host the ICBEC - The Economic Times

May 05, 2016

UNDERSTANDING THE NOVEL: A THEORETICAL OVERVIEW - Economic & Political Weekly

September 30, 2016

Laying waste to India - The Statesman

September 22, 2016

American Dreaming: Why USA needs a Martin Luther King Jr & not a Donald Trump - Catch News

September 22, 2016

Does India Really Need More Coal? - The Indian Economist

September 22, 2016

Should India curtail its dependence on coal for energy or power? The writers discuss the current state of India’s coal industry and question the goal of higher coal output.

 

India should aspire to be hub of neutral arbitration: SC Judge A K Sikri - The Economic Times

September 26, 2015

95 percent arbitration in India is ad-hoc' - Business Standard

September 25, 2015

O.P. Jindal Global University Hosts a 2 day Conference on Law and Liberty - Moneycontrol.com

September 22, 2015

Philosophy and freedom: How to be a philosopher in today's cynical world - Catch News

October 20, 2016

We live in a time of widespread ethical relativism that has created an attitude of "anything goes" for the new generation. It's also a time that is witnessing widespread public scepticism about the critical role of philosophy.

Hawaii-India law school partnership offers opportunities for student exchanges - University of Hawaii News

October 19, 2016

A growing relationship between the UH Law School and a leading law school in India includes the start of a student exchange program for legal education, with the chance to evaluate similarities and differences in approaches to justice in both places.

India and the United Nations International Law Commission: Speaking Truth to Power - Bar & Bench

October 15, 2016

The International Law Commission (ILC) was set up under the UN Charter as a reflection of a long-standing historical commitment, dating back to international peace conferences in the late 19thcentury, towards creating an independent body of the most highly qualified experts, drawn from around the world, who would be tasked with the‘progressive development of international law and its codification’.

Article written by Prabhakar Singh "For the People" - The Telegraph

October 12, 2016

A colonially induced forgetfulness seems to be working between India and Pakistan. For now, the war drums have unfortunately, drowned the voices of the villagers fleeing the Line of Control.

The Banality of Politics - MEDIUM

October 10, 2016

Man is a“zoon politikon”, a political animal, wrote Aristotle, nearly 2,400 years ago. Yet, 24 centuries later, the desire to turn citizens into unquestioning, unaccountable and servile human beings has become the principal motive for the development of politics in the contemporary world. The rise of populist politicians around the world is harbinger of a worrying trend: zombified populations are marching to the order of big mouth demagogues, with little respect to or comprehension of the political process and practice.

The world at a crossroads: what is left of our democratic passions? - Catch News

October 06, 2016

The rise of the ultra-right in future elections in Europe and the drastic appearance of populist figures like Donald Trump in US politics represent a turning point in the history of liberal democracies around the world.

Pink is a Significant Film but its Understanding of Consent is Wrong - The Wire

October 04, 2016

The unfinished reform of selecting the United Nations secretary general - The Conversation

October 03, 2016

Article by Dr. Yashpal Jogdand on "Protecting the rights of minorities and dissident groups in India" - The psychologist

November 26, 2016

A group of social psychologists and activists in India and internationally have drafted an open letter to the Prime Minister of India, calling for protection of the rights of minorities and dissident groups in India.

The letter states: ‘As scientists who study how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are shaped by others, we are aware that such intolerance can have a long-lasting impact on India’s social fabric. India is one of the most diverse countries in the world, home to people of many ethnic, religious, caste, tribal groups and philosophic traditions. … a number of recent high-profile events have called into question the extent to which Indians can live lives unencumbered by intolerance.’

Article written by Professor Ramin Jahanbegloo on "Why Razing Hall of Nations and Nehru Pavilion Will be a Cultural Disaster" - Catch News

November 24, 2016

Nothing is more fragile, nothing easier to destroy than cultural heritage that is at the mercy of historical oblivion. When a nation has the consciousness to remember its immediate or distant history, it also has the courage to ask questions about its past and to respect its national heritage. If this is the case, then the first question would be: is respecting a cultural heritage an endpoint or is it the beginning of a real national reconciliation?

Article by Prof. Sushant Chandra on "Right way to be schooled" - The Tribune

November 21, 2016

Minority institutions, aided or unaided, must impart values that are consistent with equality of opportunity and social justice.
 
The dual idea of pluralism and diversity promotes accommodativeness in Indian democracy. Minority rights have evolved in the Constitutional discourse. The word "minority" evokes an imagination characterised by vulnerability and amenable to exploitation. The understated premise is the assumption of the majority trampling the minority, if given a free hand. To prevent this,  special protection was given to minorities under the Constitution to maintain plurality and the secular nature of democracy.

Article co-authored by Dr. Armin Rosencranz on "Surprise victory and what it may mean" - The Statesman

November 14, 2016

Donald Trump’s victory brings together a strain of factors that merit analysis. It is a surprise because the media did not expect it and the opinion polls led us to believe otherwise. The citizens of America, however, thought differently.
 
The very first factor is the rise of what intellectuals are calling populism. It is also being called a lurch to the protectionist right, with Brexit as an added example. But really, Trump’s win is the successful culmination of a business project that involved alliances with unions, associations, caucuses, clubs, coteries, and a lot of money.

Article by Professor Ramin Jahanbegloo on "Lessons for democracy and common sense from the 2016 US elections" - Catch News

November 08, 2016

“Elections", Abraham Lincoln affirmed, "belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters."
 
Americans have faced the fire and are now paying for their decision with blisters. But voting is one thing; running a democracy is another.

Article by Dr. Armin Rosencranz on "The black spots in India’s coal story" - The Statesman

November 07, 2016

When Mohan Kumaramangalam, the then minister for coal, pressed Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to nationalize Indian coal mines, he had not imagined how the Coal Mines Nationalisation Act of 1973 (Act) would turn into a Frankenstein in the 1990s. Most coal mines were nationalized and the National Coal Development Corporation morphed into the Coal Mines Authority of India Limited, which is now the holding company Coal India Limited.

Article written by Professor Vishavjeet Chaudhary on "Guilt of innocence & the burden of justice" - The Tribune

November 05, 2016

The killing of eight suspected terrorists has caused massive outrage and raised many questions. It is only with the benefit of time, and with thorough investigation that the truth will be uncovered (or at least a version of truth) will be uncovered. Yet, some fundamental, basic principles need to be settled before any such inquiry is set up, to tame the discourse of any such expedition.

Article co-authored by Dr. Armin Rosencranz and Rajnish Wadehra on "Is India serious about its climate goals?" - The Statesman

November 04, 2016

The Paris Climate Agreement, 2015, was ratified by the Cabinet at a meeting in September chaired by Prime Minister Modi, without taking it for discussion to Parliament.

Article by Prof. Jhuma Sen on "Ten years on, where does the Domestic Violence Act stand?" - Live Mint

November 02, 2016

New Delhi: He asked his mother kya isko khatam kar dun? (should I finish her off) when he thought I was sleeping,” she says. This was nearly five months ago. The question frightened her enough into moving back to her parents’ house.

Research Paper by SAMI AHMAD KHAN, Assistant Professor, JGLS - published in the US-based academic journal on "Science Fiction Studies" - US-Based Academic Journal

November 01, 2016

About the research paper: Sami A. Khan examines four SF novels in English by Indian writers who portray future Indias of nuclear detonations, fascist governments, zombie apocalypses, and futuristic wars. The paper frames these extrapolations as responses to specific historical events and draws linkages between the contemporary material realities of a developing India and the themes of these dystopian narratives.

Article co-authored by DR. Ramin Jahanbegloo "At the Crossroads:Innovation and Human Experience" - MEDIUM

November 01, 2016

The concept of innovation usually refers to the emergence of the novelty. Innovation, however, is more than the quality of being new, as incremental improvement can lay the claim to innovation. It can be argued that innovation is a unique human experience, often mistakenly innovation is attributed and limited to its outcome, usually as means and processes of creation.

Article by Ali Waris Rao on 'Demonetization: is it an illegal move by Modi government?' - IPLEADERS

December 27, 2016

The current initiative of the BJP-led government to declare certain currency notes to be no longer a valid legal tender has been questioned of late. The very reason behind the introduction of the said scheme has been to eradicate corruption and counter terrorism. Although, the introduction of the said scheme is a great initiative, but the question that one needs to ask oneself is the manner in which the scheme has been executed by the government.

Article written by Professor Ramin Jahanbegloo on "The Middle East according to Donald Trump (and Iran's role in it)" - Catch News

December 25, 2016

Now that Donald Trump's administration has found its final shape, guesses on the next president's policy towards the Middle East are giving way to serious plans.
 
The president-elect has labelled his Middle-East strategy as "a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past". The Trump administration is announcing a new policy that is different not only from the one followed by President Barack Obama, but also substantially distinguished from the one followed by the previous Bush administration.

Decriminalising S.377 Will Not End Homophobia & Transphobia: Interview With Oishik Sircar & Dipika Jain - Live Law

December 22, 2016

The Indian Supreme Court referred the curative petitions to reopen its 2013 decision in Suresh Kumar Kaushal v Naz Foundation to a five-Judge Constitution Bench in February this year. With the current chief justice retiring in January next year, and the next chief justice also having a very limited tenure of seven months, there is considerable uncertainty, and anxiety about when the Constitution Bench would be set up, and whether it could answer the principal plea of the petitioners to recognise their sexual freedom, in the near future.

The issue of guaranteeing freedom for India’s sexually marginalised– even if they constitute the “minuscule” minority as the Kaushal Bench chose to call them in order to justify its decision, not to decriminalise Section 377 IPC – seems to have, in the meantime, significantly influenced culture and politics, even while freezing its legal dimension. But this interface between law and cultures of activism has its not-so-apparent nexus with the neoliberal economy and state policies, which remains to be explored, and studied.

Interview of Prof. Oishik Sircar and Prof. Dipika Jain of JGLS on their new book, 'New Intimacies and Old Desires: Law, Culture and Queer Politics in Neoliberal Times' featured in Live Law website - Live Law

December 22, 2016

The Indian Supreme Court referred the curative petitions to reopen its 2013 decision in Suresh Kumar Kaushal v Naz Foundation to a five-Judge Constitution Bench in February this year. With the current chief justice retiring in January next year, and the next chief justice also having a very limited tenure of seven months, there is considerable uncertainty, and anxiety about when the Constitution Bench would be set up, and whether it could answer the principal plea of the petitioners to recognise their sexual freedom, in the near future.

Meet the team from JGLS, winners of the ICC Mediation Competition (Regional Rounds) - Bar & Bench

December 19, 2016

Early this year, the team from Jindal Law School comprising Harsh Loonker, Siddharth Agarwal, Aman NL, Shivansh Malik and Suprotik Das qualified to participate in the annual ICC mediation Competition, Paris thorough a regional pre-moot held in NLSIU. In this e-mail interview, Bar & Bench talks to them about their journey at the competition.

Article written by Professor Ramin Jahanbegloo on "Living on the fringes in contemporary times: a guide on how to be a marginal" - Catch News

December 10, 2016

Marginality is the outcome of urbanisation and industrialisation of modern societies. It is usually referred to as a transitional personality that is isolated and unprotected and is searching in vain for an opportunity to take root in a dominant discourse or culture.
 
However, being culturally marginalised describes the experience of a person who has been moulded by exposure to two or more cultural traditions. Such a person does not tend to fit perfectly into any one of the cultures to which they have been exposed, but may fit comfortably on the edge, in the margins of each by keeping his/her critical distance from both.

Article by Professor Saptarshi Mandal on "Do Personal Laws Get their Authority from Religion or the State—Revisiting Constitutional Status" - Economic& Political Weekly

December 10, 2016

What enables an obscurantist, patriarchal body such as the All India Muslim Personal Law Board to challenge the state’s authority to intervene in Muslim Personal Law is  uncertainty over the constitutional status of personal laws, that is, does the authority of personal law come from religion or the secular state. However, what eventually came to be known as “Hindu and Mahomedan laws” were creations of the colonial state following a complex process of rationalisation, rather than a simple codification of religious commands.
 
Shayara Bano’s constitutional challenge to the practices of triple talaq, polygamy and nikah halala, currently before the Supreme Court (SC), has raised a larger question: can the secular state be held accountable for violations caused by the operation of religious personal law? Closely related to this is the fundamental question of the constitutional status of personal laws: What is the source of authority behind personal laws in India? Is it religion or is it the secular state’s law-making power?

EL PROFESOR RAMIN JAHANBEGLOO FUE EL ENCARGADO DE LA APERTURA - EL Imparcial Culture

December 01, 2016

Los principios básicos del liberalismo político (derechos y libertades fundamentales, régimen representativo, estado de derecho, división de poderes) y, sobre todo, la concepción de la vida como libertad fueron ideas que nutrieron el ideario de José Ortega y Gasset desde su juventud.
 
Su concepción del liberalismo se fraguó con las influencias de varios autores, de Constant a Tocqueville, de Giner a Unamuno, y distintas tradiciones occidentales y españolas. Ortega fue evolucionando desde un liberalismo social, en la órbita de la renovación del liberalismo que se planteó en todo el mundo a principios del siglo XX, hasta un liberalismo más conservador a partir de los años treinta.

Article by Avirup Bose on "Don't lose sight of the big picture" - Business Standard

December 01, 2016

The recently released World Bank ‘Ease of Doing Business’ rankings, where India has made an embarrassingly low improvement by a single rank, despite robust efforts made by the federal government, provide us with an opportunity to introspect if the government’s efforts are in the right direction. Very early in the tenure of the Modi government, the prime minister had openly committed to adopt policies that will catapult India within the top 50 ranks of the World Bank index by 2017. Based upon the 2016 rankings, this has clearly not happened. India currently ranks 130 among 190 countries, which are ranked by the World Bank and also holds the lowest rank among its BRICS peers.
 
Since the release of the ranking, there has been a flurry of news stories fretting over India’s relative bad performance. Members of the federal government have expressed doubts that the World Bank has not taken into account several of the reform efforts initiated over the past year and fairly, the Bank claims that it needs to wait for the effective implementation of the proposed/launched reform measures.

Article by Prof. Sachin Dhawan on "Demonetisation and the Crisis of Parliamentary Oversight" - The Wire

December 01, 2016

The government’s demonetisation drive has sparked a row with the opposition, which has spilled over into the ongoing winter session of parliament. As the recent debate-free passage of the Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill indicates that the government is deploying every possible means to quell the rising din of critical voices. At the same time, the opposition’s desire to probe the government’s actions and question its proposals is very much in line with our most cherished political values. During the Constituent Assembly debates, principal drafter B.R. Ambedkar extolled the virtues of the legislative scrutiny of the executive, stating that “the daily assessment of responsibility…is…effective…and far more necessary in a country like India”. He wanted India to break free of the colonial legacy of impotent legislatures cowering before an all-powerful executive. So he decided to make the executive answerable to the legislature by adopting the parliamentary system of government.

Jindal Initiative on Research in IP and Competition Organizes National Consultation Workshop on Standard Setting and Innovation in (ICT) Sector - Rediff.com

December 22, 2015