Minimum Age for Marriage in India

Various personal legislations in India prescribe the age for marriage. In an earlier post here, we discussed the right to choice in marriage. This post discusses the relevant provisions under various laws as follows- Hindu Marriage Act,1955 Section 5 (iii)  provides… Continue Reading

Union Of India And Another vs Tulsiram Patel And Others (1985)

Union Of India And Another vs Tulsiram Patel And Others, AIR 1985 SC1416 is a significant case under the administrative law. This post discusses the facts, contentions and the decision of the Apex Court – Facts of the case –… Continue Reading

Constitutional Validity of Section 497, Indian Penal Code and Section 198(2),Criminal Procedure Code

Background Consensual sexual relations between two adults have been considered totally permissible by the Apex Court in India. (as discussed before here ). On the contrary, a sanctity and moral barrier is attached to the institution of marriage. When someone… Continue Reading

Class of Articles under Designs Act,2000 and Design Rules,2001

The Locarno Classification is established by the Locarno Agreement,1968. It is an international classification used for the purposes of the registration of industrial designs. It presents the list of goods in class and subclass order. India has not signed Locarno… Continue Reading


The UK Bribery Act, 2010 is regarded as one of the strongest anti-corruption laws around the world. It provides for an anti-corruption compliance system that establishes ‘adequate procedures’ to prevent a person from bribing on the company’s behalf and establishes… Continue Reading

[Guest Post] Immigration and Law: The Dark Side

This post has been contributed by Mr Anil Malhotra, BSc. LL.B (Punjab), LL.M (London) who heads the firm Malhotra and Malhotra Associates, headquartered at Chandigarh, India. Mr Malhotra has to his credit seven books pertaining to issues of private international… Continue Reading

Liability of Network Service Provider in India and Singapore

India has adopted various provisions of the Information Technology Act from Singapore’s law. The provisions of Section 79 are quite similar to the provisions regarding liability of network service provider under Singapore’s Electronic Transactions Act 1998 and new law of 2010.… Continue Reading


Till 45 years of striving in the skepticism regarding anything foreign in the aftermath of a gruesome colonial rule and belief that political independence can only be sustained in the face of economic independence, India remained isolated from the global… Continue Reading