I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I wanted to write the First blog for my First website. And all I could think about was pouring my heart out. Oh, what a journey I’ve had to get from there to here (not that here is a great accomplishment or anything but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t feel like one).

Stumbling My Way Through Litigation

For about four years in this profession of ‘law’, I stammered and stumbled from one senior lawyer’s office to another, in search of my one true Mentor (ideally a lawyer who is all about the letter of the law and is willing to give back).

Sadly, it felt kind of like all those Bollywood heroines who were indefinitely searching for their one true love (Rahul, naam to suna hi hoga?) in the prehistoric, pre-feminist, pre-conscious, even worse patriarchal days of yesteryear, except they did get their happy ending (even though Rahul turned out to be a blatant misogynist).

I decided to change the narrative of my story and finally found the courage to carve my own space with my own voice (especially since every workplace I experienced turned out to be wanting and working on the exact opposite for me.)

For Old Time’s Sake

I couldn’t be happier.

For all the wrong paths, confused days, utter and complete lack of clarity, friends turning foe, bosses disguised as self-proclaimed leaders, anti-feminists, pseudo-feminists & my unfounded zeal to not think about the ‘money’ I was making despite being a lawyer (since first generation litigators from non-NLUs with no contacts don’t need money or respect or safety or a healthy work/life balance, so to speak.)

They brought me here. Respecting myself. Willing & able to test the waters. Stand on my own two shaky little feet.  And, tell the world, I got this.

Fixing It

If it weren’t for the lack of true mentorship, NLU background, deep pockets or strong contacts, I wouldn’t know what it means & takes to become what I wanted so badly for myself, a good Mentor in the field of Law.

If it weren’t for all the mistakes, exploitation and bad experiences , I wouldn’t be here, telling you with gleaming eyes, that I’m here to serve you to the best of my abilities and I’m willing to work on building a world we truly deserve.

If it weren’t for the lack of practical legal training in our country with a sky high number of unemployed, train-wrecks of first-generation lawyers graduating from the countless BCI recognized universities every year with nowhere to go, I wouldn’t have tried to bridge the gap, knowing just exactly how quality legal education enables access to justice in our country.

And I wouldn’t be here, trying to fix it in my own imperfect yet heart-felt way.

For what it’s worth, I couldn’t be more grateful for my journey.

And I can’t wait to begin another one. With you. Right here.

Hang in tight, this is going to be a wild one. And I’m ready for it.

Are you?