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Twisted Fable with Megha Chandra

The unusual conversation

Megha Chandra is Counsel at Bombay High Court. She has expertise over Civil and Commercial litigation, Intellectual property rights law, Media and entertainment law, Labour Law, Family and matrimonial law and Human rights law. 

It’s going to be an interesting journey reading how she looks at the smallest things of life and the few principles she follows to be an accomplished person.

Why Law?

Because it is the most mentally stimulating profession out there. Every day, the law evolves a little bit to catch up with the changing times that we are living in and every case is like a new puzzle to solve. I crave the excitement of solving a new puzzle everyday!

One thing I like the most about the High Court of Bombay?

Every place of work has its challenges, especially for a first generation lawyer, but so far the Bombay High Court has been pleasantly inclusive and I am grateful for the fact that there is at least a fair chance given to lawyers who otherwise don’t have a legal lineage.

What is family for you?

Family for me, of course is the core group of people in my life, who are always there for me, no matter where I am and what I do. And of course, I would do the same for them. It’s the people for whom I let go of the black and white that I otherwise live my life in.

How do you react when things and situations don’t happen according to you?

Failure is a part of life, but it definitely isn’t the end. When things don’t go my way, I naturally wallow in self pity and despair for a bit, but it’s a matter of time before I stand up once again, look for ways to get over whatever went wrong, and move ahead. Life is short, and there is no time to remain upset over things that I don’t have control over.

One thing I would like to change about Indian Arbitration system?

Tightening the time to complete arbitrations, and the elimination of extensions, except for in extraordinary circumstances. Also, appointment of arbitrators made through a dedicated panel and not through any other means might be a step that would prove beneficial for all people interested in an arbitration.




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