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The Five Commandments of Networking for Indian Lawyers

It all starts in the womb. I don’t mean anything euphemistic or metaphorical, but literally; I was recently told that to get into premier schools in India, parents have to apply for admission immediately after conception. One parent, was incredibly upset that he missed out because his child was already due in a month and he hadn’t applied! He tells me, “There are plenty of schools, I know, but in this one my child would have been able to study with X’s children and think of it, several years down that line, he/she would have had so many influential contacts; it’s all about networking.” Agreed, in India you have to compete with a sizable fraction of a billion people, and that pushes us to be competitive in every aspect of lives, and the only way to get ahead, is to know the right people – to network!

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