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Legal Notes November 2018 raises a question: What is common between the 2G scam, Commonwealth Games scam, Adarsh Housing Society scam, Vyapam and the coal scam? Apart from indicating the disgraceful level of corruption prevalent in India, all these revelations were a result of the RTIs filed in these cases. But with a record high of 60 lakh RTIs filed every year, why has the number of instances where information is provided in a timely manner declined? Does the RTI really need to be nurtured by our authorities? Also in the November issue, a look at mediation. Is mediation the new and acceptable form of solving disputes out of courts? Does there really exist a 'legal' way that promises to nip the problem in the bud? In addition, the edgy content and competitive prices, surely rests as jewels in Netflix's (India) crown but a couple of lawsuits has engulfed the online content platform in a series of controversies. Is Netflix losing its thunder? Plus: All our regular features.
Legal Notes, the latest addition in the Newsline Publications group, proposes to bring a fresh perspective to legal issues. On any given day, there could be 40 different items in the news with respect to courts – right down from the Supreme Court to the district court on a range of issues from Blue Whale to NEET to Love Jihad and Blackberry messages. It’s as bewildering as it is exhilarating. In fact, it’s liberating that in this democracy of ours we have the ability to debate agree or dissent as we continue our march onwards. Legal Notes will seek to assess, analyse, debate and dissect how the business of law impacts our lives in a hundred different ways. LN hopes to record the business of law each month for your reading pleasure.