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Apr 20 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
Businesses that can't function without awesome content writers:
- fintech companies
- SaaS companies
- digital marketing agencies
- law, accountancy, compliance firms
- every organisation that has a blog
- non profit organizations
- edtech startups (for marketing, for content)
- well, every kind of B2C startup
- B2B startups for their funnels, blogs, communities
- Anyone who is building a website
- Every e-commerce brand
- Every content creator and influencers
Mar 23 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Zomato & Swiggy are creating a new middle class in India. Delivery boys earn 20-25k per month, putting them in top 3% of earners in India. Yet people who pay pittance to their house help crying on Twitter that zomato exploits delivery boys. Logic has died.
Just called a house help agency in Gurgaon. You can find a full time help for 8k! Imagine how terrible the situation is. Try calling & finding out yourself if you don’t believe me. Unskilled Labourers in factories here get paid around 15k. Are you kidding me? Zomato is the devil?
Oct 17, 2021 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
If you can't win the game, change the game. Don't play by the rules that are designed to keep you out.
Here is a story of how I saw my law school senior get a PPO in a top law firm against all odds although everyone had written him off.
Imagine reading about the deals you are working on in newspaper headlines
I first heard it from a senior in college. When I was in 2nd year, he was in his 4th year.
He was at the bottom of his batch. So he knew it will be damn hard for him to get a good job.
Jan 18, 2021 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
When I was a law student, I thought criminal law practice is not attractive for a first-generation young lawyer. I was given the impression that it would take a decade of slogging it out at very low wage doing unremarkable work, before you can earn a respectable living.
Things have changed a lot over the years. Criminal law practice is viable today for first-generation lawyers if you pursue certain super-specializations.
We always tell you to look for opportunities where demand is high but supply is low.
Jan 18, 2021 • 7 tweets • 1 min read
We are living in very interesting times, when it is easier to get an internship with a silicon valley startup than with a law firm in India, thanks to remote work. And yet, most law students and lawyers are clueless about the massive opportunities before them.
Here is something you can try (recommended at home):
Make a list of exciting Silicon Valley startups that are in very early stages. Look for companies that are still under 10 people. You can find them from media reports about seed funding, product launches, and so on.
Nov 19, 2020 • 16 tweets • 3 min read
Are you planning to do an US LLM? Want to migrate to USA as a lawyer? Read this thread: 👎👎👎
Paralegal? That’s beneath my standards! I am studying law so I can be a hotshot lawyer, not a paralegal!
It’s just clerical work, eh!
I understand if you do fancy yourself being a paralegal.
Nov 17, 2020 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
My advice to those who are in law school:
- Focus on learning tangible skills
- Intern all year round, never stop interning
- Prefer long-term internships rather than short ones
- Try to get yourself paid work, whatever it is - because nothing else will teach you professionalism
- Learn to take pride in your work - if it came from you, it better be damn good
- Learn to form meaningful connections with people around you
- Do not obsess with your academic score, it will cease to matter within 2-3 years of your graduation
Nov 17, 2020 • 7 tweets • 1 min read
Do not refuse opportunities because they look like hard work, or because they do not fall within the script you were taught to follow by your environment.
Remember, the best opportunities are seldom recognized by masses. Popular choices are rarely the best. You have to develop a discerning eye for spotting opportunities where others see nothing good.
Nov 16, 2020 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Do not be afraid to start small.
However small or humble your beginning may be, but it is no indication of where you will end up.
What are the indications at which we can then look at to predict your future?
Your dedication to excellence.
Your patience and perseverance.
How you give your best to even the smallest of tasks.
Those things scale.
As you grow, the impact of your intention, ambition, actions, investments and dedication multiplies.
Jul 14, 2020 • 73 tweets • 12 min read
I recently spoke to around 20 in-house counsels, and asked them how things have changed since lockdown started.
What are their priorities and concerns in the post-COVID world?
Btw, if you are giving any in-house counsel job interviews in the next 12- 24 months, make sure you are able to explain how you can help the business with all these issues described here.
Even talking about these issues will set you apart.
May 17, 2020 • 26 tweets • 4 min read
I thought I knew a lot about gender justice. I have been trying to do my bit through lots of initiatives at my end, such as free legal helpline for victims of sexual blackmail, writing how-to blogposts for women who need legal help in a host of issues...
that are read by thousands of people every day, and supporting feminist causes wherever I could.
And so I assumed that I am beyond misogyny and sexism. How can anyone question me? I was not willing to consider or reflect on my own behaviour.
May 16, 2020 • 68 tweets • 11 min read
What’s up with the apology?
So the tweetstorm that started last night has not subsided, and it’s mostly about why LawSikho and I have not apologised for last night’s webinar with Kshitij Sehrawat, a dating coach.
Actually, there are lots of questions. It is possible that if I answer that one question in one way, as in the nature of mobs on social media, it would be overly generalised, taken out of context and further retweetable content created out of it.
Jan 3, 2020 • 29 tweets • 5 min read
What would be the path and intensity of a tornado?
Edward Lorenz, a scientist, made an insane discovery.
Even the flapping of the wings of a butterfly that occurred several weeks prior can greatly influence the ultimate outcome of how and where the tornado forms, how far it travels and how soon it ceases to exist.
Dec 31, 2019 • 13 tweets • 4 min read
It's not just end of a year, today we say good bye to an entire decade. Today is the last day of teenage for the twenty first century. From tomorrow, it will be twenty plus!
What is the biggest hurdle for young lawyers and law students on the way to success as a lawyer?
I would say it is the general negativity and environment of doom and gloom that every young lawyer in this country is subjected to. Junior lawyers are given horrible advice all the time.
I was watching a video today, where a woman was being interviewed. She was driving a truck.
Dec 3, 2019 • 26 tweets • 6 min read
I thought it is impossible for me to do a 5 mins plank.
Ramit Sethi once announced a challenge on his blog. Either do a 5 minutes plank or do 1000 push-ups.
In my experience, I could not even do 1-minute plank, so I did not even try. That one looked impossible. I and my 2 cofounders that time attempted to do 1000 push-ups. I did 500 in one hour thirty minutes and gave up.
Nov 30, 2019 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
Have you met someone who loves doing what they do? Someone whose joy of doing some work is so infectious that it inspires those around him or her?
Is it too crazy to start your own practice early in your career or to dream of building your own law firm?
The question haunted me for many years. In 2012 April, as I sat atop a ledge of very posh The Address in Dubai, quite drunk, and watched Trilegal lawyers party with Allen & Overy partners, I wondered what it would take if I wanted to start my own law firm and succeed.
Nov 27, 2019 • 16 tweets • 4 min read
I read something that Steve Jobs said about Sony founder and grandfather of consumer-electronics Akio Morita:
“He expressed his love for the human species in every product he made.”
That is probably something that inspired Steve Jobs because when you use an Apple product, you can feel that love. Today you have many products that are almost as good as Apple, but there was a time when Apple products were literally revolutionary, out of the world.