Another year dawns, bringing new hopes, just as the last one did!
2016 will go down as the year that cash was crunched! Demonetization has touched every Indian’s life as few events ever do. In What gives Narendra Modi the legal right to scrap Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes, we examine the laws by which Governments can take away our hard earned cash and confront the problem of saving our wealth from Big Brother.
In the corporate world, 2016 is also the year that witnessed the owners of India’s most respected company make a spectacle of themselves over who should run it. In Tatas Vs Mistry, we note how this latest corporate battle has eroded the very foundation on which our Corporate Governance vision has been built.
Moving away from current affairs to topical issues, we grapple with two key sociological issues that dominated the discourse in 2016. In Sanctimonious Surrogacy, we ask why should the law decide how a woman may use her womb. Finally, in Screen Sex and Censorship, we trace the direction the law is taking and ask if the new guidelines will have the effect of degrading entertainment into perversion.
Ranjeev C Dubey