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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Rajshree Chandra

The writer teaches political science at Janki Devi Memorial College, Delhi University.

Free speech is a basic right that empowers marginalised lives
Wed, Nov 04, 2020

It is a mistake to see free speech as an elite indulgence. It is a basic right that preconditions the realisation of other rights. So basic that it enables the weak and the oppressed to rise against their oppressors.

PepsiCo’s attempt to sue farmers highlights the lacunae in IPR laws
Thu, May 02, 2019

Who is the rightful owner of the potato variety, FL 2027? Is it the farmer who bought, planted, harvested the potatoes from his own farm, or is it the innovator who cross-bred and modified the potato to have a low moisture content for crispier chips?

In service of politics
Fri, Jan 04, 2019

Hindutva seeks to surmount the diversity of Hinduism

Why forest rights matter
Sat, Mar 17, 2018

The demand is a call for upholding local practices of belonging

Law And Immunity
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Move to criminalise cyber speech will add impunity to power

Saffron blind
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

The political project of Hindutva is incompatible with a liberal polity

A Lawless Law
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Preventive detention is being routinised as an instrument of state repression