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I am presently in the final year of the Law school experience, passionate and optimistic about the potential of law as a tool for social change. I strongly believe in the effectiveness of right-based approaches to development using law and information as tools therefor in social transformation.

I am a student of Law and Business Administration (BBA LLB (H)) at the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India Law School, Dehradun, India. In the first-year of Law school itself, I got an opportunity to intern with a Non-Governmental Organisation named 'Actionaid' for a short duration of time wherein I witnessed the harshest grass root realities of various social processes and the social developmental process in detail.

An interesting discussion session with members from the local Paudi Bhuinyan community, Sundargarh, Odisha

That particular experience has been an eye-opener for me and since then, I have worked on and studied various issues of social development, law and society, legal aid, techno-legal aspects of social change etc.


A legal-aid campaign to the remote villages of Sundargarh, Odisha, India

I am impressed by the immense potential of law as a tool for right-based social development and have a keen interest in exploring the intriguing triad of Law, Technology, and Economy. I also love travelling, philosophical or spiritual discussions, non-fiction books, good coffee, and deep conversations. And did I mention that I'm also into playing the Violin and travel blogging?


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Citing Legal Materials Using Bluebook - A Short Guide

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