Currently, I am pursuing a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. I also pursued my post-graduation at the same institute, for which I was an Institute Silver Medalist at the 67th Convocation, IIT Kharagpur. 

I hold a license as an advocate at Odisha High Court, Cuttack, and a membership of the Odisha High Court Bar Association (OHCBA). I am also a Certified Blockchain & Law Professional™ certified by the Blockchain Council. I also hold a certificate for Advanced Programme in Cyber Law from the Asian School of Cyber Law and an Online Specialisation in Blockchain jointly provided by University at Buffalo and State University of New York. 

I am passionate and optimistic about the potential of law as a tool for social change, and the five-year-long law school experience has played a significant role therein. I strongly believe in the efficacy of right-based approaches to socio-economic development using law and information as tools therefor in social transformation.

Talking of the role of the law school experience, in the very first year of Law school itself, I got an opportunity to intern with a Non-Governmental Organisation and undertake a month-long field study in a remote forest-village 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 Social Economy. I also love philosophical 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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