Here’s Part Two of our series on PILs! In this issue, we focus on the ultimate example of how a case in the “public interest” can become a wrecking ball rolling through a city, knocking down anything in its path. It’s a bizarre story and if you’re not well-versed with the law in India, you’re probably going to be shocked that any of this is possible.
We also have the latest in our look behind the scenes where we discuss how we came up with this particular article design and layout
Then, we have the “Why You Should Read This” section. This is a lesson that journalists have painfully learned – everything needs a hook. In this section, we tell readers why this article is relevant to them, usually by placing it within some current debate. For example, a paper about dravidian politics was relevant as old debates were renewed in the run-up to elections in Tamil Nadu. It also contains word counts so audiences can know how much time we’ve saved them. (One academic suggested we add a “zzz-meter” to rate how boring a paper was to read – we decided that maybe that would be rude, hmm.
We’re also hard at work on our next video. Expect that within a week or so!
The India Ink Team