Unreal Notices

The notices are unceasing. One shudders to think what may be next. The contents of this notice are purely fictitious and any resemblance to any notice or person is purely co-incidental. Until it isn’t.   NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, DELHI Sector 14, Dwarka, New Delhi – 110078  NOTICE April 31, 2014 As desired by the Vice-Chancellor, I have…

Breaking Out of the House of Heteronormativity

Last Thursday, Professor Akhil Katyal, a member of Nigah (a Delhi based queer collective) conducted a thought provoking workshop on the imposition of heteronormativity in our daily lives. It was organized  by INSAAF as a follow up to their poster campaign on increasing dialogue on the social realities of our campus. The workshop attracted  a large number…

Romania!

It hadn’t really sunk in. When we were told that we’d qualified to the international rounds in Romania, I somehow didn’t think much of it. I’d been to plenty of exotic, faraway lands before and even though, or perhaps because, I didn’t know anyone who’d been to Romania, I wasn’t particularly excited about it. We reached…

Why the educated Indian is voting for a villain

-Rohan Mukherjee Now that the elections have begun – and we have a good idea as to who’s reigning supreme, let me tell you exactly why this is happening. This is not because we desperately want to see a particular party in power, but because of what our competitive exams and MCQs have taught us…

The XII NLS Debate Competition

In terms of Asians style Inter-Varsity Debates in the country, one of the best run and most prestigious tournaments is the NLS Debate that happens annually either in March or April. Barring random DU ditching (cause they simply are not as good as they were in the past), it is one of the few tournaments…

Ruling through Diktat

Throughout first year, there was a running joke we had where we would pull our best impression (with no malice) of the Vice-Chancellor teaching us and uttering the glorious statement, “Law is the command of the Sovereign”. It was hilarious. It applied to various situations. Hell, it applied to any situation. But we never really…