Peace at the heart of education

Context: The International Day of Non-Violence is celebrated every year on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (October 2nd) – this day presents an opportunity to explore the causes of violence and reassert a commitment to building a culture of dialogue through education. Relevance: Essay, GS-IV: Ethics, GS-II: Social Justice (Issues related to Education and […]

STUDY EXPLORES DRIVERS OF DEATH TERMS

Findings of the Research on Death Sentences: The shock and impact of a crime on the collective conscience of society was a major reason cited by trial courts in Delhi while imposing death sentence on convicts. Out of the 43 cases in Delhi in which death sentence was handed down between 2000 and 2015, trial courts invoked the impact […]

THE MAKING OF THE MODERN PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL

Law is not the source of its own moral authority and legitimacy. A setback to democracy Speaking in the context of the colonial rule M.K. Gandhi reiterated that a law is binding only if it satisfies the unwritten codes of public ethics. Democratic regimes ought to respect the right of citizens to dissent. The arrests […]