The CTBT, an Attempt Towards Nuclear Disarmament or Safeguarding the Nuclear Hegemony – A Critique

Author : Aakarsh Kamra Is the United States the genitor of all problems the world faces today? Is a question that one is forced to ask time and again? Be it the Taliban, the destruction of Iraq, the September 11 attacks and the nuclear proliferation. Nuclear proliferation can be traced back to 1945, when for the first time in history a nation tested its weapons on another nation causing enormous...

Listing of Securities: Conditions and Essentials

Edited & Compiled for General Reading – Last Updated on May 19, 2015 Listing of Securities means formal admission of a security to the trading platform of the Exchange. It provides liquidity to investors without compromising the need of the issuer for capital and ensures effective monitoring of conduct of the issuer and trading of the securities in the interest of investors. A company, desirous...

Child Labour in India

Author : VS Warrier “The child is a soul with a being, a nature and capacities of its own, who must be helped to find them, to grow into their maturity, into a fullness of physical and vital energy and the utmost breadth, depth and height of its emotional, intellectual and spiritual being; otherwise there cannot be a healthy growth of the nation.”— P N Bhagawati, Former CJI. Almost one-third...

Theocratic States are Incompatible with Pluralism

Author : VS Warrier A State is a self-governing political entity. A state is more than a government, governments change, but states endure. A state is the means of rule over a defined territory. It is comprised of an executive, a bureaucracy, courts and other institutions. But, above all, a state levies taxes and operates a military and police force. A government is the body within an organization...

ULIPs controversy

Author : VS Warrier Unit Linked Insurance Plan (i.e. ULIP) is a Scheme combining benefits of Life Insurance as well as Investment in the stock market. In ULIP, part of the premium amount is paid towards Life Insurance while the rest (after Administrative Charges) is invested in the Stock Market. Therefore, ULIP provides the financial safety as well as opportunity for wealth creation. After formation...