Lawyer by Day,
Poet by Night,
Stars in my eyes,
Dreams that are twice the size;
Faith in my heart,
So deep that nothing can tear apart.
Naina Pachnanda is a lawyer, working with Invest India, the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of India.
She has completed her B.A. (LL.B) Honours from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata.
She is the author of the book ‘A New India’, a book of patriotic poetry, based on the schemes of the Government of India. She is the author of the book ‘Miracles do Happen’, a book of over 200 poems based on hope, love and happiness.
As a lawyer she has practiced across various forums including the Supreme Court of India, the High Court of Delhi, Tribunals and District Courts as well as dealt with domestic arbitrations. She has worked with a Senior Advocate, Mr. Paramjit Singh Patwalia, in the Supreme Court of India as well as L&L Partners Law Offices (formerly known as Luthra & Luthra Law Offices).
This apart, she has published various articles on prominant topics of law and is also an Editor of the India Law Journal (www.indialawjournal.org).
While at law school, Naina was greatly involved in the IDIA project (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education), a program where underprivileged children are trained to sit for the Common Law Admission Test (‘CLAT’) and then mentored through their years at law school.
She has completed her B.A. LL.B (Hons) from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) Kolkata in 2014. She has studied in Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, Convent of Jesus and Mary, New Delhi, Loreto House, Kolkata and Carmel Convent, Chandigarh.
Growing up, Naina has been a keen sports woman and has represented her various schools in squash, tennis, swimming and basket ball. While at school, she also the represented the Delhi state in swimming and squash. She is proficient in piano, and has appeared in Piano for the exams of the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music, London, wherein she was awarded a medal for the highest marks in the state of West Bengal, in Grade 2 Piano. She is also an enthusiastic tarot card reader.
Naina was ten years old when her first ever poem, on Harry Potter, was published in the Tele-Kids, a supplementary newspaper with the
Telegraph, in Kolkata. This gave her a lot of confidence to continue to write. However, due to her hectic schedule during her 5 years at NUJS, and for the five years that she practiced litigation, poetry took a backseat. She finally
picked up her pen to write for her father’s 60th birthday, as a gift to him, on 23rd October 2018. Thereafter, her knowledge and wisdom from her learnings of life, made her write on topics such as the meaning of Happiness. Being a tarot card reader made her explore in poetic expression as to how one can create their own destiny.
She then started her Instagram handle in December 2019 where she started writing and reciting her poetry. Then Covid-19 hit and the lockdown was announced in March 2020. It was a year filled with challenges. Naina decided to write about those very challenges, in poetic form and post them on her Instagram handle, unapologetically so, for everyone to relate to and benefit from her words.
Fast forward to 2021, Naina is a published author of the book ‘A New India’, a book of patriotic poetry based on the schemes of the Government of India, such as Make In India, Startup India, Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan, Digital India Mission, etc.
Her second book ‘Miracles do Happen’ was launched in November 2021. It is a book of over 200 poems conceived during the pandemic, based on life, love, loss, failure, rejection, motivation, introspection, self-reflection, acceptance, manifestation and abundant happiness.