Monday, April 16, 2007

Telling the Untold...

I had purposefully restrained myself for publishing anything here before my tenure as President, Student Bar Association came to end. Now that it’s over, here I am, back to my own world, liberated; no longer responsible to any of the three hundred souls I had enjoyed serving so much; unshackled forever. As life as the President completes a full circle, I present before you stories from my personal (and not professional) life…


Prof. Rostam Neuwirth continued to enthrall...

The WTO Course continued to inspire as I became more and more engrossed in the subject.


Sudeep, a guy I had known from my school days who was now a batch mate at the law school was no more. We lost him in a road traffic accident. Life came to a complete standstill for quite a while. Reality had never been so harsh. And I had to face it!


I got placed at Mr. Ram Jethmalani’s chambers for what would be my first internship under a Supreme Court lawyer. Quite obviously, it was an experience of a lifetime!
Enjoyed Delhi for the first time. It's beautiful in winters!



I saw my idea of celebrating State-days at the law school being implemented with professional execution as students hailing from various corners of the country arranged what came to be known as ‘State Day Celebrations’. The law school was in a complete festive mode for the first three weeks of January as we got to taste lip smacking cuisine from all over India and got to witness performances reflecting the cultural ethos of the State concerned.

The Jessup Debacle: I can’t say about my teammates, but I knew I had not worked hard enough to expect anything at the India National Rounds. I had too many eggs in my basket this year for me to have taken up this Competition. I’ve learnt my lessons though. On a happy note, Chennai was so much better in January! Had fun in the malls!


No significant happening on the personal front.


I happened to get acquainted to one Mr. Indradip Banerjee, a benevolent gentleman and a pass out from NLS , who after having reached the heights of his profession was kind enough to come down to our law school to give us the ‘real picture’ of the world out there. He has helped me fine tune many of my life- fundas!

I am leaving for Bombay tomorrow for my first assignment at a law firm. I promise to keep you updated from hereon.

Ladies and Gentleman, I'm well and truly back!


Sur said...

great comeback post! keep writing!
ya even i have noticed that, helping others does not prevent them from going against you. But then, we stay optimistic unless we've seen enough to turn cynical.

SpaceMonkey said...

Nice to see you back. Keep up the good work. When do you graduate?

Debanshu Mukherjee said...

a year and a half from now...


true, "keep no expectations" !

waiting for more sccops...keep writing! :)



Anonymous said...

good that you have let us know what you think. although i knew it all along and this isn't unexpected from somebody like you

Debanshu said...
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Debanshu said...

If you understand English, my hatred is for all those who contemplated about not speaking to me...they are the ones who've used me over the years...and if you are one of those,I'm so glad that you expected this...And please don't leave anonymous posts on my blog!

kriti said...

well i jus wanted to say dat i also felt immense satisfaction (jus lik u felt after writing first xam) after acheiving d desired result of my honest protest. i followed my principles in fighting for the right cause.and luckily i acheived d desired result odervise in such protests dere is 2:8 ratio of winning n loosing.

i rem once i did not raise my voice against some wrong thing den u were d one who taught me dat v shud not b afraid bou whether we wil acheive d desired result or not.. v shud jus support d truth n keep fighting for it. i wil always b thankful 2 u for dat.

n ya dis protest also made me learn who r my "REAL" frens n im happy to learn dat.. though initially even i was hurt n even now.

No offense agaist u!

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