What defines me is my writing; I've solved murder mysteries, travelled far and distant places, and was even made the king of mysterious lands. I've also penned down a few articles on social topics. I look for a newer perspective and a different dimension as I try to study the topic by estranging the familiar and familiarising the strange. My writing and verbosity are unique and fresh-flavoured. As we know, the world will never run out of views, and I'm here to present mine by looking for the unexplored.
I am the founder of The Coin - www.thecoin.co.in - which is a platform where I write about social issues by estranging the familiar. Concepts as typical as patriarchy, caste system are also a part of my blog. I try to find the underlying theory behind these issues and simply present them. Many of my articles and thoughts have been covered by news channels as well.
One of my essays - The Schooling System - was selected to be published in the book - Pen to Paper, and I was nationally recognised as India's Top 20 Teen Writers. I was also declared as the Writing Champion at the World Scholar's Cup 2019 - National Round.
2020 - 2023
BA Sociology (Hons)
Leadership Development Program by The Dexterity Global Group.
2007 - 2020
CBSE - Central Board of Secondary Education
Class 12 - 96.5 % (Best 4) | 94 % (Overall)
An online course on - 'Justice' through edX
An online course on - 'Human Rights' through edX
Jul' 18 – Jun' 19
An online course on - 'Hinduism' through edX
Public Policy Research Intern
June 2021 - September 2021
As a Public Policy Research Intern, my responsibilities included knowledge management of information on policies of prime importance, developing strategy documents to inform DA Rupnagar’s program strategy through qualitative research; conducting secondary research and landscape analysis; delivering other project management, planning and implementation support; fostering partnerships between NGOs, private institutions and the District Administration for greater private-sector engagement; writing brief reports on assessments of the present CSR projects; assisting in planning and proposals.
June 2021 - July 2021
As a Management Intern, I worked at a Forbes-listed social enterprise directly under the Forbes 30 under 30 social entrepreneur Mr Sharad Sagar, exploring questions in the development sector through project research, policy studies, comparative analysis and data analysis. I presented solutions to management problems, developed myself as a leader through training modules and better understand organizational leadership while executing various management-related tasks and assignments.
May 2020 - August 2020
It was a complete pleasure to work with the Global Counter Terrorism Council. It is a registered non-profit international level think tank initiated by public-spirited individuals to awaken further issues of national interest and global conscience about terrorism as a threat to humanity, human security, etc. In my work as a Research Coordinator and Youth Ambassador, I monitored the official statements, briefings and documents on foreign and security policies, particularly concerning India and the military establishment; analysed the data collected from primary and secondary sources; rendered research support for projects through data mining; assisted in providing bibliography; provided administrative support.
Policy Research and Reporting Intern
eArth Samvarta Foundation
December 2018 - February 2019
eArth Samvarta Foundation is a Section 8 non-profit company that works in developing solutions in the field of environment, energy, and security. Our vision at eArth Samvarta Foundation is to achieve planet-first solutions in the age of the Anthropocene. Here, working as the Research and Reporting Intern, I interacted with the actual decision-makers of the nation and worked towards the welfare of the street dogs. I researched how after training, dogs can work as security dogs or for HR development in offices. I also analysed how stray dogs are useful for stress management, especially at the workplace, to improve employee productivity, human resource management, and work relationships.
Patna High Court
May 2019 - May 2019
I completed a Legal Internship under the diligent mentorship and guidance of Advocate Iqbal Asif Niazi, a defence lawyer and a part of the Bihar State Panel looking after the Criminal Writ cases for Bihar. I had the opportunity to learn about the practical aspects of the Court of Law and its functionings.
Legal Researcher Intern
June 2019 - June 2019
The Advocates Pedia Foundation is a non-profit organisation registered under the Trust Act of 1882. The main aims and objectives of the organisation are to work for the development of legal education and social causes as and when felt needed by its members and the management committee. In addition to this, the focus is to organise law seminars, legal conferences, legal workshops and utilise media to disseminate knowledge and information. I was a part of the internship under the Legal research wing.
TES - Takshila Educational Society
December 2018 - April 2020
Takshila Educational Society (TES) is at the vanguard of the knowledge revolution in the country. Set up under the Societies Registration Act of India, the Society is the mindful convergence of a few, far-thinking individuals wholly committed to the cause of education in India. As a part of TES (Takshila Educational Society) Orbit Magazine's editorial team as a student coordinator, I collected and edited articles from students across the school campus. I also had to suggest topics and encourage students to take the initiative.
April 2015 - April 2020
Head Girl and Vice Head Girl -
As the head of the council, I led 40 members, acting as a link between the students and the teachers and becoming a mouthpiece for them. My responsibilities were to ensure the smooth functioning of day-to-day events in collaboration with the Principal, teachers, and other student government members, including regular meetings, events, and activities throughout the academic calendar. I also supervised the work of cultural, sports and environment secretaries.
Environment Secretary -
My Responsibilities were -
- To spearhead campaigns against polybags, crackers, littering, tobacco, pollution, etc.
- To impress upon the non-teaching staff not to litter or spit on the campus by holding a workshop for them every third Saturday of the month.
- To organise Environment Camp during Parent Partnership Programme.
- To conduct a meeting once a month with the Medical Monitors to discuss various ways of keeping the class and the campus clean.
- To plan and execute tree plantation programmes and projects.
To coordinate with the Head of Physics, Chemistry and Biology departments, and heads of clubs for all school environmental projects every month.
- To spread awareness in the community vis-à-vis environment protection.
School Prefect -
As part of this responsibility, I had to attend meetings with senior council members and help organise school events, prepare the budgets, get them approved, work out a plan for its execution, etc.