Life has thrown many challenges at Karthika and tested her at the best of times as well as the worst. While many would have succumbed under the pressure and chosen to surrender, she has not only refused to give in, but has also fought against all odds to be where she is now and team IDIA is proud to have her as a part of our extended family. In recognition of her spirited struggle against all the obstacles and setbacks that can instill courage and hope amongst many others, Karthika has recently been felicitated with the prestigious Zindagi LIVE Award organized by CNN-IBN.
The glittering awards ceremony was held at Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi, with Sheila Dikshit, the Chief Minister of Delhi, being the Chief Guest and Gautam Gambhir and Aishwarya Rai Bachhan being the Guests of Honour. The IBN Zindagi LIVE Awards, an extension of an acclaimed talk-show of the same name aired on IBN7, adhere to a unique process of selection, where the IBN7 Editorial Board deliberates to finalise the winners, keeping in mind their heart-rending stories and inspirational endeavours. Karthika was one of the 8 women thus chosen to represent the triumphant spirit of India’s women. Speaking about the award, Ashutosh, Managing Editor of IBN7, said, “We are delighted to have instituted Zindagi LIVE Awards which complements the strength of the human spirit. This year we honoured eight fearless women, who challenged social stigmas and taboos and chose the zeal of life.”
In the interview following up the award ceremony, Karthika was enthusiastic about the law school life that she is currently a part of and deeply appreciative of the role IDIA has played to show her the way. Already an enthusiastic participant in activities of providing legal aid to the needy as well rudimentary education to the children of the university staff members, Karthika is looking forward to different ways in which she can propel her legal education to make a difference in the lives of the people around her as deeply as possible.
The first time I met Sanjana Roy-she was seated in the first row in a large examination hall in the academic Block at NUJS. I was invigilating the IDIA National Aptitude Test (INAT) which is conducted every year. I had just joined the West Bengal chapter of IDIA and wondered who out of the fifty students who wrote the test would be my mentee over the next year.
Sanjana did really well in the test and I was assigned to be her mentor. On the day more
Since my childhood, I dreamt of visiting Delhi at least once. I read a lot about Delhi in the books. I also saw the Red Fort several times while watching the celebrations of the most remarkable national festivals of our country. I used to see pictures of the Indian Parliament and felt very happy just by listening about the Parliament where the representatives of the people sit and discuss about the future of India. I dreamt of visiting Rashtrapati Bhavan, Jantar Mantar, Qutub Minar etc. I use to feel very sad, whenever I heard my friends discussing about Delhi. I use to ask them to tell me more about our capital. I never hoped at all that I will visit Delhi in my entire life because no one in my family has crossed the borders of Andhra Pradesh. Fortunately, my dream came more
February 3, 2013
3rd February, 2013, 6:15 AM. It was a chilly Sunday morning in Kolkata, and the usually quiet and sleepy NUJS campus was abuzz with the energy of excited students eager to leave for Red Road. The occasion- the AMITY Kolkata Half-Marathon, which was a great platform for us to promote the noble cause of IDIA.
The idea that was born in one of our meetings held in December was more
The Somaiya University / educational complex is located in Vidyavihar, Ghatkopar (East), Mumbai. This University has different colleges in varied streams of science, humanities and commerce. For the purpose of IDIA, we have selected the following 3 colleges which comprise of students from Class XI and XII.
1. S.K. Somaiya Junior College;
2. K.J. Somaiya Junior College of Arts and Commerce;
3. K.J. Somaiya Junior College of Commerce and Science.
The first sensitization was conducted in the K.J. Somaiya Junior College of Arts and Commerce. This has already been captured in the blog post of January 19, 2013 by Diptoshree Basu.
On January 28, 2013, we conducted two sets of activities in more
The IDIA team consisting of Shreya Parikh, Smriti Bahety, Heena Rohra and Prajna Mohapatra conducted the sensitization programme on law as a career option at the K.J. Somaiya Junior College of Arts and Commerce. Eleventh standard students from both the Arts and the Commerce streams attended the sensitization. The supervising administrative staff expressed the advantages of communicating in vernacular (i.e. Hindi or Marathi) to connect better with the demographic present in the classroom. Therefore, we improvised and used a fair bit of Hindi to more
9th November, 2012: A team comprising of Diptoshree Basu, Shivain Vaidialingam, Purushottam Anand and Shanta Chirravuri visited Jitholi along with Gayatri Bedi and Madhav Rao, representatives of General Electric (GE), on 9th November, 2012. As always, Prof. M.P. Singh accompanied us for the visit. The second and final aptitude test was conducted for the students of Kalpataru Vidyalaya. The number of students appearing for this test was significantly lower than the previous test with the number falling from 51 to more
Tags : access to legal education, CLAT preparation, diversity, diversity in legal education, IDIA, IDIA Scholars, idia training, law aptitude test, legal education
Tagged Delhi Chapter, IDIA, INAT 2013, Jitholi, scholarship, Sensitization, volunteers
IDIA West Bengal Chapter commenced the academic year 2012-2013 by embarking on a weekend sensitisation trip to the district of Murshidabad. We had recently tied-up with Guidance Foundation, which has worked extensively in the field of children’s education in Murshidabad, and they were assisting us in this sensitisation. On Saturday, 7th of July, a team of 6- Arnab Basu, Ashutosh Shukla, Avinandan Kundu, Rishika Rangarajan, Sandra Susan Mathew and Sohini Chatterjee, left for Murshidabad. We boarded the Howrah-Malda Express at 3 pm and braced for a six hour long train journey to the erstwhile capital of the state of West Bengal. We reached our destination around 9:15 pm and were put up at the Guidance Foundation hostel. Tired from the journey, more
Tags : access to legal education, CLAT preparation, diversity, idia training, increasing diversity by increasing access to legal education, law as a career, law school diversity, legal education, State Chapters, volunteers, west bengal
Tagged Murshidabad, Sensitisation, West Bengal.
If you’re interested in being part of an idea that can change your life, and more importantly, those of underprivileged children, read on.
IDIA is a pan India project that seeks to enhance access to quality legal education in favour of underprivileged communities. We are now looking for passionate and dynamic student volunteers to join our various teams and catapult us to the next stage of growth.
IDIA is formally structured as a trust with four trustees including Justice Ruma Pal (Former Judge of the Supreme Court), Prof MP Singh (Former Vice Chancellor of NUJS and Current Chairman of Delhi Judicial Academy), Shishira Rudrappa (Founder of Spire Capital and Bar & Bench) and more
IDIA is looking for a dynamic and visionary leader to help direct its operations and catapult it to the next stage of growth.
By way of background, IDIA is a pan India project that seeks to enhance access to quality legal education in favour of underprivileged communities . IDIA is now institutionalised as a trust with four trustees including Justice Ruma Pal (Former Judge of the Supreme Court), Prof MP Singh (Former Vice Chancellor of NUJS and Current Chairman of Delhi Judicial Academy), Shishira Rudrappa (Founder of Spire Capital and Bar & Bench) and Prof Shamnad Basheer (MHRD Chair Prof of IP Law, NUJS).
The project is run by a team of highly dedicated student volunteers and other professionals. These volunteers represent the cream of the premier law Universities in India and travel in teams to various schools across the length and breadth of India, identify underprivileged children with some aptitude for the study of law and then train them for more