Agami Shaala

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart.

Agami Shaala is currently
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Ideas and Initiatives who have been a part of the Agami Shaala experience in the past

Extensive Documentation

Never feel lost again. Documentation is available in addition to a series of video tutorials exclusively for Salient.

Beautiful Design

Quality over quantity. Enjoy a vast array of carefully designed & unique elements with tons of control over fine tuning them.

Our team of incredible mentors

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CEO, Founder

Jamie Warren

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Developer

Corey Williams

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Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.
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Designer

Zachary Miller

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts.

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.
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Art Director

Daniel Wilson

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Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.
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UX Designer

Kara Lucas

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Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.
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Marketing

Sophia Johnson

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Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.
  • Challenge Announcement
  • Invited Inputs
  • Framed Challenge
  • Challenge Launched
  • Applications Close
  • Winners Announced
  • Launched Collaborative Development
  • Open Data Pledge
  • Launching Commons for NLP
  • - May 2019: Announced Challenge

    We launched the Data for Justice Challenge to curate a collaborative entrepreneurial effort that increases and evolves the use of publicly available judicial data.

    The Challenge was supported by several collaborators. Our Expert Partner was Centre for Constitutional Law, Policy and Governance, National Law University, Delhi. Our Thought Partners included Omidyar Network India, Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies, Trilegal and Ashoka Innovators for the Public.

  • - June 2019: Invited Inputs

    To develop a shared understanding of the needs and opportunities of the sector and identify innovators with the will and ideas to create powerful collaborative solutions, we convened online and offline Agami Meetups. We hosted Agami Meetups in Bangalore, New Delhi & Mumbai through June 2019; the Delhi one was co-hosted with the great team at PROTO that brought together over 100 participants and enriched our perspectives to frame the Challenge.

  • - June 2019: Framing the Challenge

    To synthesize the wide range of perspectives and opportunities shared during the Agami Meetups, we anchored the framing process around a few critical questions:

    –How might we leverage all the work and efforts already at play? 
    –What might enable us to pool our collective strengths?
    –What might be the leanest way to create a multiplier effect?

    With these guiding questions, we framed the Challenge to enable each of us to share, build-upon and co-create datasets in law and justice. We saw the opportunity to collaborate on each other’s datasets and create a resource that can grow the community of data users and generate insights for impact. And to leverage technology to offer tools that enable the analysis and interoperability of diverse datasets.

  • - July 2019: Challenge Launch

    With a starting fund of INR 1 crore, we invited applicants under two tracks:

    1. Create a Hub: For entrepreneurs, technologists, universities, research centres and others to take on the challenge of creating a DataHub / GitHub equivalent for law and justice (“Hub”). Applicants had to combine technology with a design that encourages users to share and co-create datasets.
    2. Create Datasets: For researchers or journalists to propose compelling and strategic justice data-driven projects and commit to sharing these datasets on the Hub. 
  • - August 2019: Close Applications

    We received 50 applications for both the tracks: 15 for Track 1 to create a Hub, and 35 for Track 2 to create Datasets.

  • - October 2019: Announcement of Winners

    Seven finalists were selected after a rigorous and transparent two-stage selection process involving inputs through public comments, screening and interviews by the Agami team, and an expert jury. 

    The jury comprising of Achal Prabhala, Rahul Matthan, Anjali Bharadwaj and Sandeep Sinha selected Civic Data Lab to build the Hub under Track 1. Furthermore, four projects were selected under Track 2 to create datasets on the death penalty, POCSO cases, firm-level litigation and contract enforcement by Project 39A, HAQ, IGIDR and NIPFP respectively.

  • - November 2019: Launched Collaborative Development

    We kickstarted the collaborative development of the Justice Hub with a meeting on November 8, 2019, in Bangalore. Over 20 experts and leaders from technology, law, data sciences and open data contributed to informing the foundational principles and approach that will govern the direction and design of the Justice Hub. 

    An alpha version of the Justice Hub is expected to be ready by the end of May 2020.

  • - Open Data Pledge

    To catalyze more datasets to be open and accessible for all, we evangelised the open data pledge for researchers, civil society organisations, think tanks, philanthropies and others to take. Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, Susan Thomas (IGIDR), Aparna Chandra (CLPG, NLU Delhi), Nick Robinson (independent researcher), Tata Trusts, Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies, Studio Nilima and CHRI are today pioneering by committing to the Open Data Pledge.

  • - Launching a Collaborative Initiative to Accelerate NLP in Legal Data

    We are bringing together over 20 leading data scientists, universities, entrepreneurs and researchers to accelerate a collaborative effort that leverages cutting-edge technology to unlock legal data-driven solutions.

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60 teams from India and abroad participated in the Challenge. The process enabled participants to collaborate and create coalitions to build solutions. Extensive testing of the solutions proposed and __ rounds of interviews over ___ months followed, leading to the selection of __ teams into the finals. Agami [and our] partners immersed ourselves intimately into understanding and enabling the teams and their innovations.

The community heard insights from e-commerce leaders, grassroot networks, global pioneers, and start-ups to map the emerging future of ODR, develop a shared vision, strengthen relationships, and create clear areas of collaboration.


This meeting was a call to action, with attendees recognising that it is vital that the business sector recognize the potential of ODR, and take the steps needed to incorporate and institutionalize ODR mechanisms.

Some key insights emerged:

#1 Innovation in private dispute resolution is finally a thing

#2 Data will be more important than ever and will move between private and public systems

#3 We need standards but not over-regulation

#4 More and more ODR innovation will come from inside industry and civil society organizations

#5 Incentives will have to ensure first recourse to ODR


Notable attendees include:

Justice DY Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India

Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Judge, Supreme Court of India

Justice Indu Malhotra, Judge, Supreme Court of India

Anoop Kumar Mendiratta, Law Secretary, Government of India

Justice A K Sikri, Retired Judge, Supreme Court of India

Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog

Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder and Non-Executive Chairperson, Infosys

Colin Rule, widely considered the father of ODR, President & CEO, Mediate.com

Shilpa Kumar, Investment Partner, Omidyar Network India

Pramod Rao, Group General Counsel, ICICI Bank

Rohini Nilekani, Founder-Chairperson, Arghyam

Rajneesh Jaswal, General Counsel, NestAway

The week brought together entrepreneurs, businesses, catalysts, and overall ODR enthusiasts to activate more interest in the space. With 1050 registrations, the participants were diverse ranging from lawyers, to professionals in e-commerce, infrastructure, financial institutions, to law students exploring ODR opportunities. Each session had around 200 participants tune in live, and over 2500 people have watched the sessions later on youtube. This week highlighted the massive catalytic opportunities that exist for ODR, particularly for financial disputes and payments. With the views on youtube for each session steadily growing, the community is excited to take ODR to scale.

The Jury

The three incredible finalists met with the jury at the Trilegal Offices in Mumbai, where the Jury took the hard call about who they would consider best suited to win the Challenge.

The Jury consisted of:

  1. Justice Srikrishna, former Judge of the Supreme Court of India
  2. Sonali Ojha, Ashoka Fellow and the Founder-Director of Dreamcatchers
  3. Vineet Rai, CEO of Aavishkaar Capital 
  4. Amit Sharma, Co-founder and CEO of ShopX 
  5. Sanjay Purohit, Chief Curator of Societal Platform
  6. Vivek Trilokinath, angel investor and startup advisor 

Public meetups

We organised three public meetups, as learning spaces in Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai to share the E-ADR Challenge model – putting together experts in platform thinking and technologists in the same room as those engaging with dispute resolution.