Kruthika R

Research Associate

Kruthika graduated with a B.A. (Hons.) LL.B from School of Law, Christ University in 2017.

Kruthika’s research interests include Indian constitutional and political history, constitutional law and civic citizenship.



NEP Gets the Language Problem Wrong

September 22, 2020

In this essay published by Socio-Legal Review (SLR), Madhavi and Kruthika, Research Associates at CLPR, argue that English is actually an emancipatory language that is key to socio-economic mobility in India. Further, the essay depicts how the language aspect of the NEP does not fulfil its historical mandate of protecting linguistic minorities and needs to be re-evaluated keeping in mind its outsize impact on disadvantaged students and minorities.

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The Argumentative Constituent Assembly: How the Constitution was framed.

February 4, 2020

In this Deccan Herald piece, Kruthika looks at the Indian Constitution making process as a project grounded in an argumentative tradition.

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‘Does the First-Past-the-Post System Still Make Sense for India?’

May 29, 2019

CLPR associate Kruthika R, writes for TheWire about the FPTP electoral system and why it was chosen in the first place. Looking at the arguments for and against the system as opposed to one of proportional representation and transferable votes, she assesses whether they still stand in today’s context. 

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What India of today can learn from constitutional conversations on fraternity

August 31, 2018

This article explores the constituent assembly members’ views on fraternity.

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The Emergence of Algorithmic Bosses: Framing a Legal Response

September 28, 2020

A few months ago, two Uber drivers from the United Kingdom, Azeem Hanif and Alfie Wellcoat filed a case against Uber alleging discrimination by its algorithm. They brought the case in a District Court in Amsterdam, where Uber’s headquarters is located. One of their central claims is that Uber’s algorithmic interference determines the nature of their rides: which drivers get the short ride or the nice ride, and the other way round. The automated decision-making process lacks transparency and is based on arbitrary factors, they allege, and drivers are in the dark about how the AI decides these questions.

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CLPR | Trans Law Quarterly | Issue II

September 7, 2020

    E D I T O R I A L We are still in…

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Reframing Debates around Regulating Online Harassment

August 25, 2020

    Online harassment has become remarkably routine, particularly for communities based on gender, caste, sexual orientation…

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