Agami advances ideas that serve justice. Agami does this by identifying ideas, reframing problems, curating leaders and catalysing collaborative action. And we do this with a mindset of abundance and transparency.
Who Are We?
The Idea of Agami
by Sachin Malhan
Meet the Team
Before Agami Sachin was the Executive Director of the Changemakers program of leading non-profit Ashoka. Sachin has previously co-founded three ventures in India – test prep pioneer Law School Tutorials (LST, now called CL LST), Rainmaker, a learning and talent platform that ultimately spun off Vahura and mylaw.net, and Inclusive Planet, a venture focused on greater literary access for the visually impaired. For his work in technology, media, social impact and education, Sachin became an INK Fellow in 2010. Sachin is a graduate of NLSIU Bengaluru and began his career with Amarchand Mangaldas in their Mumbai offices.
Supriya is a recovering lawyer, mother, changemaker and aspiring dancer. Though her formal education was at NALSAR University of Law, her real education was at Ashoka Innovators for the Public, where she worked to launch over 100 leading social entrepreneurs across different sectors, support 500 others and co-create projects like the Wellbeing Project. She is also grateful for her stint at Amarchand Mangaldas, as a capital markets lawyer.
Rashika is a lawyer, yoga enthusiast and a pet parent. If you couldn’t tell by that – she is also an Instagram addict. At Agami, Rashika works with the Supreme Court e-committee on the digital courts project and also works on the online dispute resolution initiative. In a former life, Rashika used to be a capital markets lawyer.
Varun Hemachandran, founder of Talking Earth, quit his Advertising and Marketing business to dedicate his time to working towards democratizing data to save and improve human life. He believes data is the 5th pillar of democracy. Varun is a Changemaker at Global Action on Poverty (GAP) and a TEDx Speaker on issues related to Climate Change.
Tammanna is a lawyer and a poet shaped by the life and sea-scapes of Goa. Learnings feed her explorations at Agami. From volunteering with VSO-ICS in rural Jharkhand, freelancing on projects, and working on cases of sexual harassment, environment protection, intellectual property rights, and family and land disputes. She is also fascinated by the intersection of the laws and the arts. She wants to be a poem.
Senior Curator, Agami
Artika is a news junky who loves to do puzzles, especially when they come as challenges that require putting together the right people and ideas. At Ashoka Innovators for the Public, where she served last, the world of leading social entrepreneurs gave her an insight into what is transformative change. A lit-major from Delhi University, she’s worked in print media and as Managing Editor of the digital platform, Youth Ki Awaaz.
Keerthana is a lawyer by education, a researcher at heart, and is passionate about building communities and creating opportunities that work better for the society, particularly the legal system. Outside of work, you will find her exploring and talking about mental health, or persistently trying to be a morning person. Before Agami, she was a Senior Research Fellow at CLPG, NLU Delhi. She completed her BA.LLB from NLU Delhi and LL.M from Harvard Law School.
Smita, always asking the big and difficult questions, was once described as, “the happiest person to ever exist in a law school”. An Earth Advocate at heart, she holds a B.A. LL.B. Hons. degree from NLU Punjab and is passionate about all things environmental justice and gender equality. Currently excited about the immense power data, especially open data, holds to make justice a reality! Previously interned with WWF-India.
Justice Innovation Fellow, Agami
Aditi Singh is a former lawyer who, having completed her Master’s Degree in International Finance from Harvard Law School, used to be an associate partner at Dalberg. Currently, Aditi is a doctoral candidate at the John Hopkins University. In 2020, Aditi worked closely with Agami to anchor the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Handbook initiative.
As an Agami Justice Innovation Fellow, she is currently working to accelerate our ODR initiative, aiming to make it easier for any ecosystem, marketplace or platform to adopt ODR.
Justice Innovation Fellow, Agami
Ayushi Singhal studied law at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, finishing top of her class. She has been invited on a scholarship to the International Academy of Arbitration Law Paris and received her mediation advocacy training from Pace Law School New York. She has previously worked in the disputes, policy, and governance practice of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.
As an Agami Justice Innovation Fellow, she is exploring ways and means to accelerate access to justice by creatively leading the idea of unlocking data for Online Dispute Resolution in India.
Saurabh is an engineer, educator, policy practitioner. He is passionate about creative use of data and digital technologies to solve complex societal problems. Outside of work, you will find him reading graphic novels, listening to music and grooving on Indian rap songs. Before Agami, he worked with Central Square Foundation in their Policy and Advocacy practice, with Teach For India as a fellow and Sony as an Engineer.
A philosophy student in a law school, Tanya graduated from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) in Patiala. Oscillating between Criminology and International Criminal Law, her true anchor was IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access), where she served for five years – first as a member and eventually as the Team Leader.
Excited by coffee and great stories, she is constantly trying to reach her Goodreads goals! Also part-times as a Research Assistant for a trial lawyer at the International Criminal Court.
Aditi Kim Karolil
A Fashion Designer by training, Aditi inclines herself towards design processes that are multi-disciplinary and prompt research across a spectrum of areas. Most comfortable with the language of photographic images, she can ever so often go down rabbit holes of questioning agency within the medium and relevance of photography in today’s hyper visual culture. A keen participant in spaces that are collaborative and involve communities.
She is currently exploring, and enjoying, an immersive bead insertion technique in knitting.
ONE JUSTICEMAKER AT A TIME
”The legal sector needs a platform like Agami to connect ideas and people to achieve a bigger vision.Antaraa VasudevFounder, Civis