Posts by Swati

Walk the Talk

By on Sep 14, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Walk the Talk

We’ve been shocked and saddened by the heinous assault on our IDIA student volunteers from WB NUJS. None of us expected that a court order (to prevent the eviction of slum dwellers in the Subhas Sarobar area) would be breached with this level of impunity. And that our students would be ravaged and mauled in this beastly a fashion. Their trauma will take a long time to heal. But we will pursue all avenues of justice, with due regard to the safety and security of our students. Read more.

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IDIA Football League 2017 | IFL Night and Gala Dinner

By on Sep 5, 2017 in Blog, IDIA Football League | 0 comments

IDIA Football League 2017 | IFL Night and Gala Dinner

IDIA announces IDIA Football League 2017, the fourth edition of its annual fundraising football tournament for law firms and corporate legal teams, scheduled to take place in Mumbai over 9th and 10th September 2017 at the Turf Park, Jio Garden, Bandra Kurla Complex. IFL is 6-a-side tournament, in which around 20 teams of 11 players will battle it out for winning the IFL Trophy and IFL Plate. This year, the IDIA Football League features a celebratory IFL Night and Gala Dinner on closing day of the tournament. To add to the excitement, we have a new addition this year –a fun unique quiz that will foray into the football and legal domains. Each quizzing team can have up to 3 members, and will play for boasting rights and some surprise goodies! The IFL Night and Gala Dinner will be held on 10 September 2017 at Otters Club, Bandra West, where in addition to the awards ceremony and the exciting quizzing event, you could expect impromptu speeches and performances over dinner and drinks. We at IDIA believe there is no better way to celebrate diversity and inclusion than through sports! Hence, IFL was conceptualized by IDIA in 2014 as a charity football league to bring together legal professionals for the love of sports and to support a good cause – helping students from underprivileged backgrounds access quality legal education. The funds raised from the IFL go towards sponsoring the legal education of very deserving IDIA Scholars studying at various National Law Universities and other leading law colleges. After the action on the field, the players along with IDIA team, scholars and well-wishers will head over for dinner and drinks at a fun-packed evening – IFL Night and Gala Dinner at Otters Club where they will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with luminaries from the legal field, and also to interact with the scholars of IDIA- always an eye-opening experience for all! Senior counsel and sports commentator, Fredun E De Vitre will be the Chief Guest for the evening. From its humble beginnings in 2014, IFL has grown to see participation from around 200 players in 20 teams fighting it out for the IFL Championship and IFL Plate. As with the past three editions of the IDIA Football League, Vahura is supporting IDIA for IFL 2017. Vahura believes the law needs and strives to build and support platforms to bring out the champion in every lawyer/professional. The past three editions of the IFL have seen participation from leading law firms in in-house corporate teams including Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Wadia Ghandy& Co., Bharucha & Partners, Trilegal, Khaitan & Co., J Sagar Associates, Star India, Mahindra & Mahindra etc. IDIA is inviting registration for IFL 2017. It is 6 a side tournament, and each squad can comprise up to 11 players. It is mandatory that: a)   Each squad should have at least one female player and a player above 40 years, unless the team comes from an office with no woman or no above 40 years employee. b)   Each squad should have at least three qualified lawyers within playing six. Each team is assured of playing a minimum of 4 matches (3 matches in league stage and at least 1 match in the knock-out stage). Matches are expected to last a little over 15 minutes each (with each half lasting 7 minutes, with a break of 2 minutes in between). Unlimited rolling substitutions are allowed, enabling players to take breaks wherever required. The Entry Fee for each team is Rs. 30,000/- only, and will include: Refreshments for all the players. A Jersey for each player. An Event Photograph for...

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By on Jul 21, 2017 in Media | 0 comments

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Less is More: Eat Less and Educate More!

By on Jul 21, 2017 in Media | 0 comments

Less is More: Eat Less and Educate More!

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More Glad Tidings on IDIA Strikes | Message from Prof. Shamnad Basheer

By on Jun 30, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

More Glad Tidings on IDIA Strikes | Message from Prof. Shamnad Basheer

We had recently announced wonderful news about IDIA trainees making it to top national law schools. Prof. Shamnad Basheer, Managing Trustee, IDIA Charitable Trust has an important message to share as more glad tidings keep pouring in!

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