Insanity and the Law: How a 19th Century Test is Used to Prove Insanity Under Criminal Law

This article will discuss using Insanity as a defense under Criminal law which has always been a
very fascinating and to some extent an ambiguous aspect under the General Exceptions. While it
might be only a defense in case of a Criminal Trial, it has a possibility of being misused as there
is no fixed extent or way to determine the insanity of a person.

REFLECTIONS FROM THE FIELD: THE DILUTING CLUSTERS OF BAGRU AND SANGANER

Craft communities in India usually exist in close knit clusters by virtue of which they have strong traditional knowledge systems. The older craftsmen have relied on these knowledge systems to pass down their knowledge and expertise in the craft to the younger generations. One such craft pocket is the hand block printed textiles in the towns of Jaipur district, namely Bagru and Sanganer.

NAVIGATING IDENTITIES IN HANDBLOCK PRINTING AMIDST LOCAL & GLOBAL DYNAMICS

In this commentary, we are underlining the sustenance of handicrafts as a traditional art form in Jaipur, and how it has evolved with global dynamics. We also explore the significance of this artform to preserve identity—at the individual and community levels. We conclude by highlighting the scope of the Jaipur bloc as a pioneering entity to spearhead collectivization practices, which women, in several capacities, have used to maneuver social, political, and economic agency.

I leave you with two words… Inclusion Rider

Frances McDormand’s acceptance speech at the 2018 Academy Awards left the world puzzled about her closing lines –“I have two words to leave you with ladies and gentlemen, Inclusion Rider.” On the further understanding of what an inclusion rider is, the discourse around how the film industry could be modelled into a fair and safe space to include those sections of the demography that were previously ignored or discriminated against. Inclusion rider presented as a solution to Hollywood’s diversity problem, and the effect of a legal or contractual agreement to consciously induce a set level of diversity among the cast and crew members on production.

HOLY REALISATIONS

Religion as we used to know has ceased to exist. Today, temples have gained enough power to influence key economic decisions in our country. The rise of the temple economy has thrown a dark shadow over the rest of our economy- why and how has this happened? And what are the consequences of this intermingling?

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