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Greetings! Hope this email finds you in good health and spirits.

We are feeling delighted to introduce our flagship event, Samvaad, scheduled from 26th-28th June, 2015 at Ramanujan College (University of Delhi), Kalkaji, New Delhi. The central theme of the event is: “Ek Bharat, Shreshth Bharat”. Topics of discussion are: Uniform Civil Code and Misuse of Sexual Harassment Laws.

Samvaad is a platform where distinguished luminaries from the fields of politics, business, academia, entertainment, journalism and sports will come together and share the stage with the leaders of tomorrow, engaging them in a dialogue while motivating them to reach out to their paramount potential in pursuit of solutions to the challenges that besiege the world. It aims to foster leadership qualities amongst students and young professionals by opening a cross-cultural dialogue on issues of national and international relevance. This is an initiative by the Model Governance Foundation, a non-partisan, non-profit and non-political organization working for national integration, communal harmony and inclusive development.

The youth are not only leaders of tomorrow, but also partners of today. With India witnessing a radical change in the mindset of people towards governance and policies, and increasing despondency among people due to continuous compromise of citizens’ welfare, there is a rising need to address the grassroot challenges of development and focus on making the country self-reliant through both – individual and cooperative efforts.

We are looking for young talent like you. We belive that you have desire, willingness and capacity to bring a change in the society


and we would like to have you as a part of our event.

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To know more about Call for Papers, click here.

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Mradul Yadav

Chief Administrative Officer, Alexis Group

Executive Director, Adhrit Foundation

President, Samvaad

Email Id: mradul@alexis.org.in


Call for Papers on “Competition Law and Policy”

Patron in Chief

Hon’ble Dr.Justice V.S. Malimath

Former Chief Justice Kerala & Karnataka High Court 



Hon’ble Justice N.C Sil

Former Judge, Calcutta High Court



Chief Editor

Prof.Aman Mishra

New Law College,Pune








The Law Mantra Law journal (ISSN 2321 6417) is a monthly academic journal, published online, that seeks to provide an interactive forum for the publication of articles in the field of Law. The Journal is currently soliciting submissions for Volume 2, Issue 3, which will be published in January 2015. The submission deadline for Volume 2, Issue 3 is January 20, 2014. We welcome submissions from academicians, practitioners, students, researchers and experts from within the legal community. We have a strong preference for articles that assert and defend a well-reasoned position.

It is aimed at institutionalizing and channelling the analytical and incisive articles of students towards value addition and developing inherent potentials of legal fraternity.

The Themes for Call for Paper is “Competition Law and Policy”

Write us  journal@lawmantra.co.in or editor@lawmantra.co.in

About The Competition: The competition basically has the purpose to bring out original and concrete views of the mass- to the mass. In an essay, we look forward to a detail analysis of the status quo and putting forward suggestions that would serve as an instrument for change to the problems that persist.

The Paper submitted will be used to create modules for free awareness campaigns.

Theme: “Competition Law and Policy”

The submissions may be in the form of articles, notes, comments, book reviews on the issues raised.

All submissions must be made in accordance with the submission guidelines of the editorial board given below:

We welcome submissions under the following categories, with word limits:

Submission Guidelines:


  • Articles are lengthy publications that provide sustained treatment of important topics and ideas in the law.

Word Count – 7000 words (including footnotes).

  • Essays are long write-ups and explore new arenas in the field of the topic that the author wishes to deal with.

Word Count – 5000 words (including footnotes).

  • Book Reviews tackle new publications or neglected topics in the law. These are relatively short pieces of work that tend to analyse, comment and evaluate any law related book published recently.

Word Count – 1500 words (including footnotes).

  • Case/Legislative Comments are short pieces which succinctly tackle interesting issues and puzzles in the law, often a critique on recent judicial pronouncements.

Word Count – 3000 words (including footnotes).


All Entries must be typewritten in the font Times New Roman, font size 12, 1.5 line spacing and justified alignment.

The Citations must be typewritten in the font Times New Roman, font size 10, 1 line spacing and justified alignment.

Citation style must adhere to one uniform system of citation. References must be footnoted in Blue book 19th edition. All references must be cited in simple text. No formatting is required for the citations.

Submissions received to the Law Mantra Journal reviewed for following reasons

Scope and relevance for article: The article must be based on contemporary legal issues. Content of article must be suitable for readers-Students, Legal Professions, Academicians.

Language and Quality: Language must be formal and clear, adhering the submissions guidelines of journal.

Copyright Violation: To ensure that, the submissions are not in violation of copyrights laws. Authors are required to obtain written permission for the use of any copyrighted material in the manuscript and must communicate the same journal.


The authors are required to take special care in citing all the sources that they will refer to in their submissions.

The submission shouldn’t have been published somewhere else or submitted for consideration for publication somewhere else.

All the submissions will be subjected to strict plagiarism checks.


Submissions should be in electronic form (.doc, .docx).

The submissions are to be addressed to The Editorial Board, Law Mantra Journal at journal@lawmantra.co.in.


Note:-Selected papers will be published with I.S.S.N and publication certificate will be issued to only selected participants after depositing the fee.




Selected full paper should reach the convener, on or before 20th January 2015.


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Diploma in Internet Law & Policy
Gujarat National Law University [GNLU] has launched the third batch of India’s first ever – Diploma Programme in Internet Law and Policy with Enhelion as its technology partner.
The world of cyberspace is changing and with it the law that governs the cyberspace is also changing. This Diploma programme will be taught by leading in house experts in the field of Internet Law who deal with legal issues pertaining to the Internet on a daily basis.
This diploma programme aims to provide an introduction to the Internet law in India for those who may seek a career in the technology industry. In a span of one year, you as an enrolled student would be getting a deep and complete insight of the fundamentals of Internet Law and interesting and popular subjects such as Intermediary liability, Data Privacy, Data Protection, the nuances of Online agreements, a complete understanding of the Indian Information Technology Act and also understand many case studies pertaining to Data Privacy and Intermediary liability where the Faculty of Enhelion have personally handled legal cases and legal issues of fortune 500 companies. Through the Diploma programme you will also get an insight into the legal issues related to Internet Banking, which is a growing area of Internet law in India and the world at large.
What are the advantages/salient features that you get by joining this unique programme?
No other programme on this subject offers continuous live online lectures that are recorded for future access to all enrolled students
Lectures will be taken by practicing lawyers and academicians
Study at your own pace.
Audio Video Presentations along with Electronic material which can be printed for references
Understand the practical side of Entrepreneurship and Business Laws
Evaluation process is simple: 2 MCQ tests and one written assignment [No Vivas]
Response time to queries of students is less than 12 hours
Mentor monitored training programmes available to all
Course Fee: Rs. 15000/- [For Indian Students] / US$400 [For students paying from foreign countries]
Note: Candidates applying for the course are instructed to verify eligibility criteria before registering for the course. Admission of ineligible candidates shall be cancelled and Rs. 200/- shall be deducted from the fees paid before processing refund.
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Module 1: Law and Policy in ‘Indian’ Cyberspace
Module 2: Jurisdiction in Cyberspace
Module 3: Designing On-Line Agreements: Contractual Closure and Indian Contract Law
Module 4: Electronic Signatures & Digital Signatures
Module 5: Regulation of Certifying Authorities
Module 6: Electronic Evidence
Module 7: Data Protection, Privacy and Corporate Compliance
Module 8: Intellectual Property, The Internet and Electronic Commerce
Module 9: Managing Legal Risks when promoting a business online
Module 10: Insurance and the Internet
Module 11: The Legal Challenges to Internet Banking
Module 12: Privacy Bill, 2011: Critical Analysis
Module 13: The E-Policy Handbook
Module 14: Intermediary Liability
Module 15: Internet Law Regulation
The Evaluation System for the Diploma course on Internet Law & Policy consists of two components:
Two online MCQ based tests [One in the fifth month and one in the twelfth month of the programme]
1 Project Assignment to be submitted online in the 12th month of the programme.
You will receive a Diploma from Gujarat National Law University

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The Idea of India in the 21st Century: Cinematic Perspectives

26-May-2015 to 27-May-2015
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Concept Note

Cinema is a century old institution in India now. Apart from being one of the most popular sources of entertainment, Cinema in India can also be described as a ‘living archive’ of modern Indian nation-state – its society, culture and politics. A critical examination of the cinematic narratives produced over the last hundred years can help in comprehending the constantly evolving socio-political structures and ideological character of the country. The multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-regional make-up of Indian Cinema not only embodies the pluralistic ‘idea of India’ but also offers diverse ways to approach the same from multiple perspectives and varied subject positions. In fact, the multiplicity of Indian Cinema can be understood as different units forming a whole, coming together to contribute to the larger understanding of the nation.

In the 21st century, an enigmatic idea of India is emerging that is oxymoronically optimistic and pessimistic at the same time. A triumphant account of India jostles alongside its critical counter narratives within the public domain. Developments such as the resurgence of the economy, expansion of mass media, constantly expanding middle class, rising participation of the people, technological advancement and others account for the glorified accounts of the country that are prevalent. On the other side, issues like corruption, crime against women, mounting inequality and poverty and religious fundamentalism have become so rampant and paint a dreary picture of the predicament faced by the country. Such a contradictory, paradoxical and confusing image demands serious attention. Academicians have made profound assessments of the current scenario; however, Cinema as an art form that offers an analysis of the past, a mirror to the present and a vision for the future of India engages with these changes in a noticeably distinct manner.

Over the last decade, Indian cinema has undergone significant changes. It has marked the journey from being a reflective to a participatory medium by describing the socio-political milieu ever more powerfully and insightfully in its perpetuation of prognostic narratives. Through the creative mode of engagement with the society and the penetrating accounts it furnishes, Cinema is at times far more prescient, intuitive and prophetic in its delineation of the contemporary scenario and emerges as a participatory entity by providing insightful solutions to the problems that plague the nation. The constant parallel discourse offered by cinema thus provides alternative understandings of the ensuing changes than the one proposed by mainstream academic scholarship. Its engagement with the changing times is further strengthened by the virtue of its wide outreach.

In the proposed seminar on Indian cinema we wish to engage with the transformations that this institution has undergone that have assisted its emergence as a participatory, active and engaging medium of interrogation affecting, informing and influencing the public imagination in an unprecedented manner in the last couple of decades. This seminar will try to extend beyond the dominant oeuvre of Hindi cinema and aim at gauging the nature of Indian Cinema and its processes of meaning making of the present paradoxical idea of the nation in its multi-lingual and multi-regional complexity. Through the seminar we wish to venture towards newer ways to ascertain the possibilities and parameters of defining the character of ‘Indian Cinema,’ not just the cinema of a particular region. Furthermore, the seminar intends to address the following pertinent questions:

How has Indian Cinema managed to keep pace with the contemporary shifts in the socio-political realm and enriched the changing idea of India in the 21st century by offering multiple perspectives? What are the issues, aspirations and anxieties that are reflected in its narratives, and how is the present political scenario translated onto the screen? How does cinema address the problems, challenges and nuances of contemporary India? In the vast number of territorial variants of Indian Cinema, what kind of relations between the regions and the nation are being portrayed? What are the new ways in which regional zones are interrogating national issues and enhancing the ‘idea of India’? Is it a fragmented idea of India that these variants offer? What are the variations in the character and content of cinematic representations that go on to create a category that can be termed as the 21st century Indian Cinema? How have the resurgent Indian economy and recent technological advancements affected the nature and character of contemporary Indian Cinema? What are the conventions and thematic trends that cut across lingual and regional units of Indian cinema which intend to re-contextualize, subvert and question the ‘idea of India’? What kind of national discourse do these films generate? Does contemporary Indian Cinema offer an alternative aesthetics and politics of cinematic representation that characterize the contours of the socio-cultural and political history of the first decade of the 21st century India? Does contemporary Indian Cinema have any uniquely Indian cinematic idiom to offer?

A limited number of participants will be invited for the seminar. Those interested in participating should send an abstract (500-700 words) of the proposed paper to following Email ID’s:-

Call for Papers

A limited number of participants will be invited for the Conference. Those interested in participating should send title and an abstract (500-700 words) of the proposed paper along with their C.V. to:-

Dr. Sarvchetan Katoch
Indian Institute of Advanced Study,
Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla – 171005
Email: chetan_katoch@yahoo.com
Shri Kamal Sharma
Academic Resource Officer,
Indian Institute of Advanced Study,
Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla – 171005
Tele.: 0177-2831385: 094184-50024 (Mobile)
Email: aro@iias.ac.in

God, No-God, and the Argumentative Indian

21-Jul-2015 to 22-Jul-2015
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Concept Note


The Focal Question:

This seminar will, textually and creatively, explore and re-examine the millennia-old debate within classical Indian philosophy, centering on arguments for and against the existence of an omniscient, creator God. The most striking feature of Indian philosophical traditions is that some orthodox Vedic philosophers make an excellent case for atheist realism, whereas the idealist and deeply religious Buddhists, while refuting Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika arguments for the existence of God, defend a belief in the Buddha’s omniscience. Currently, when the tension and interface between religion, politics and science are being hotly debated in India and the world at large, a philosophical exploration of options like an heterodox ethics of compassion without a traditional God, and an orthodoxy both with and without God, would help to remind us that “Indian philosophy” is not a monolith but an open and ongoing debating arena.

The History, Texts and Context:

Classical Indian philosophy, including Buddhist and Jaina argumentative metaphysics, is a vast field of disputations and complex alliances. Almost all possible permutations of Realism, Theism, Anti-Realism and Atheism are available within it. Buddhist Epistemologists are anti-realists and atheists; Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika philosophers are realists and theists. The Kashmir Śaiva dynamic-non-dualists are theists but pan-psychist-idealists. Jaina non-absolutist meta-philosophers are realist atheists. And, most surprisingly, the staunchest Vedic exegetes, the Mīṁāmsā philosophers are ultra-realists about an external material world but deeply distrust notions of Divine Omniscience. While it is well known that in India, one could be deeply religious (like the Jaina or Buddhists) without believing in any creator God, it is less well-known that Buddhist atheists defended the notion of human (e.g. the Buddha’s) omniscience making him almost God-like. On the other hand, Mīṁāmsā, the most orthodox Hindu system of philosophy, gave sharp logical arguments against the very possibility of any human or divine person knowing everything. Most interestingly, the Mādhva Vedantins, whose metaphysics and ethics were deeply God-centered, refuted all attempts at “proving” the existence of God on purely rational grounds. For them, as for Protestant Christianity, one has to accept the existence of God on faith, on the basis of “scripture”.

The Tentative Plan

In this seminar, we would like to explore afresh Nyāya and Kashmir Śaiva arguments (formulated in texts such as Nyāyakusumānjali of Udayana and Iṥvarasiddhi by Utpaladeva) for the existence of a God as the First Cause of the material Universe—which is not quite an Indian Big Bang theory—and the Buddhist and Jaina refutations of those arguments (in texts such as Pramāņavārtika and Prameyakamalamārtanda).

Different scholars will look at the Buddhist, the Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika and the Kashmir Śaiva schools of thought for concepts of Omniscience and God (or the absence of God). The back and forth argumentation across these schools, when discussed over each of the contributed papers, would help us figure out how the third Kashmir Śaiva school with its Theistic but Non-Dualistic Idealism, splits the difference between the first two. Like the Nyāya theist, Utapaladeva infers the existence of a personal God as an intelligent cause of this well-designed, variegated world; but like the Yogācāra Buddhist, he takes the external world to be a dream contained within “my” mind, although, this “I” is/am none other than Śiva the same dreamer/creator of the world. Corresponding debates between theism and atheism in contemporary Western analytic philosophy of religion are ongoing, and our speakers will be encouraged to utilize those resources as well.

Key-Questions to be Raised and Answered

Philosophy is unique in self-reflexive clarification of its own presuppositions, method and content. In the same spirit, this seminar will ask reflexively the questions:

  • What does a question express or signify?
  • What kind of a question is “Does God exist?” ?
  • Does God have questions?
  • Could the very nature of reality be open, gappy, and choosable?
  • If indeterminacy is fundamental even to the minutest bits of matter (as quantum mechanics seems to suggest) could it be said that the meta-scientific swing and tension between Secularist and Theist, Realist and Idealist, Platonist and Nominalist, is part of an undecided totality that we call The Playful Supreme Being?
  • What is the connection between these two perennial problems in metaphysics: “Does the physical external world exist independently of our perceptive and cognitive capacities?” and “Does an omniscient maker/designer of the world exist?”
  • Must a rational, scientific and realist theory of objective truth and the self which has to realize the Truth, as we have in M.K. Gandhi’s theory of Truth, presuppose (or is it at least compatible with) the existence of an Omniscient Super-Self (paramātman) whose consciousness contains and transcends the individual consciousnesses we call our ‘selves’? Could Gandhi have maintained his Zest for Truth without a belief in God?
  • What is the contemporary social relevance of the question of the existence of God?

These are questions to which both science and metaphysics continually return, even if our brains are not “designed” for coming to know definite answers to them; even social and moral philosophers cannot dismiss these as obscure or irrelevant.

Timeliness and Relevance:

While debates about secularism have been raging in the Indian political and intellectual settings for as long as our Indian democracy has been negotiating the challenges of religious pluralism (nearly seventy years now), the vibrant variety of ways in which one can be religious, with or without belief in God, is often forgotten when we speak in broad terms about Science and Religion or rational realism and irrational theism. Reverence for the ancient Indian intellectual traditions often is assumed to be either incompatible with the modern scientific spirit or a promoting of spurious claims about Vedic science, etc. This seminar would re-open the debating space between differing forms of religious disbelief in God, and different ways of combining the logical and scientific spirit of argumentation with ethical concern for the suffering of humanity on the one hand, and the epistemological ambition of knowing all one needs to know to diminish such suffering—the kind of practical ethical omniscience that the Buddha claimed to have—on the other.

Proposed Anthology:

A limited number of participants will be invited for the seminar. Those interested in participating should send an abstract (500-700 words) of the proposed paper to following Email ID’s:


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