Education and the 2019 Elections – Is it a Crucial Point? (Kannada)

April 22, 2019 | Dolashree Mysoor

Prajavani carries Dolashree Mysoor’s piece on the BJP and INC’s education vision in Kannada. Mysoor analyzes the election manifestos of the BJP and INC and asks, “what do political parties have in store for school education in 2019?”

Education and the 2019 Elections – Is it a Crucial Point?

April 18, 2019 | Dolashree Mysoor

Writing for The New Leam, Dolashree Mysoor analyzes education and the 2019 Lok Sabha election. In particular, she dissects the election manifestos of the BJP and INC and asks, “what do political parties have in store for school education in 2019?”

Sealed-cover doctrine: SC ensuring secrecy or excluding Indians from public debate?

April 15, 2019 | Satya Prasoon

Satya Prasoon joins Alok Prasanna Kumar, Ishkaran Bhandari and Apurva Vishwanath in answering the question: ‘Does the Supreme Court’s sealed-cover doctrine ensure secrecy or does it exclude Indians from public debate?’

Will nationalist card be enough for NDA to retain power?

April 13, 2019 | Mathew Idiculla

CLPR Research Consultant Mathew Idiculla asks, will the nationalist card be enough for the NDA to retain power? Writing for the Deccan Chronicle, he looks at whether Bengaluru voters will be prioritize national or local issues when deciding whom to vote for.


Apr 2019

APCEL at NUS | Planning Law in Asian Cities

Venue NUS Law (Bukit Timah Campus)

Time 10.30 AM - 8.00 PM

On 16 April 2019, the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law at the National University of Singapore is hosting a 1-day conference on "planning law regimes in Asian cities".CLPR Research Consultant Mathew Idiculla will be attending the conference and present on the planning regimes in Bangalore.

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Apr 2019

KLE Society’s Law College | Transformative Constitutionalism Conference

Venue K.L.E Society’s Law College, Bengaluru

Time 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM

On 8th April 2019, Dr. Sudhir Krishnaswamy will speak at "Transformative Constitutionalism in India: reflections on Shifting Paradigms", organised by KLE Society's Law College. Former Chief Justice Dipak Misra will inaugurate the national conference.

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Apr 2019

NLSIU | XII Student Bar Debate | Constituent Assembly legitimate?

Venue National Law School of India University Campus, Bangalore

Time 6.30 PM

CLPR Co-founder Dr. Sudhir Krishnaswamy will participate in the National Law School of India University's Student Bar Debate XII. The motion to be debated is: "This House rejects the legitimacy of Constituent Assembly". There will be two sides, one in favor of the motion and one opposed. Each side comprises two experts and one student.

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Mar 2019

Centre for Regional Political Economy | Politics & Society Between Elections 2019

Venue Mother Tekla Auditorium, Bengaluru

Time 4 PM

CLPR Co-founder Sudhir Krishnaswamy will be presenting at the release of Politics and Society between Elections (2017-2019). The report is a public opinion survey of political subjectivities, social attitudes, friendship networks, and governance outcomes in India. It is a collaboration between Azim Premji University’s Centre for Regional Political Economy and Lokniti (CSDS).

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The Wire

Skewed Corridors of Justice: Women Continue to Face Sexism in Courts

April 21, 2019

How are female advocates and judges treated in our court halls? Pragati KB interviewed Jayna Kothari, Indira Jaising and others for The Wire. She identifies the key ways in which women working in our judicial system face routine discrimination.

The Hindu

Conservative nationalism is on the rise: ‘Politics and Society between Elections’

March 30, 2019

The Hindu reports on Azim Premji University and Lokniti’s “Politics and Society between Elections (2017-2019)” survey. The survey found that conservative nationalism is on the rise. Interestingly however, Prof. Sudhir Krishnaswamy explains that there is little evidence to suggests this ideology correlates to electoral behavior. 


‘New principles on the right to public education’ | Devex interviews Jayna Kothari on the Abidjan Principles

March 21, 2019

Sophie Edwards interviewed Senior Advocate Jayna Kothari and other members of the Abidjan Principles Drafting Committee for Devex. The Abidjan Principles serve as a reference-point for States on the right to education. They provide a right to education framework, which defines the responsibilities of both States and private actors.

Governance Now

Constitutional morality is rooted in the constitution: Justice DY Chandrachud

February 12, 2019

Governance Now summarizes Justice DY Chandrachud’s panel at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2019. Justice Chandrachud was in conversation with Senior Advocate Jayna Kothari. They discussed the Constitution, landmark Supreme Court judgments such as the Section 377 one and constitutional morality.