16th November 2016-11th December 2016 (4 weeks)
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Getting to the firm
Since Khaitan and Company shares its walls with the Calcutta High Court, it is not tough to get to the firm for people new to the city.
The city brims with yellow taxis and state buses, facilitating the ease of transportation.
Since I had relatives in Calcutta, I had no problem regarding accommodation, but PGs and hostels at reasonable rates are present around the High Court area.
First day formalities, work culture
Khaitan and Company to me seems like an ideal place to work at. The three storied building was adjacent to the High Court and had a library well stocked with books.
The dress code is both western and Indian formal. So, you could wear kurtis, as well your sharp coats to work.
The office timings are 10 am – 6 pm though sometimes, the interns were expected to stay till 7:30 pm.
On our first day we were assigned to our associates in the field where we wanted to work. Mine was the corporate litigation team.
My work mainly consisted of finding case laws, a bit of drafting and writing research papers.
My associate was also very friendly and approachable and took all interns out to lunch one day. Interns in other departments also had the opportunity to go to the court for the proceedings.
At the end, we had to fill up a worksheet with our daily work and submit it to our supervisor.
One of my favorite things about the internship was that we could get hot, frothy coffee whenever we asked for. It turned out to be a good break for the interns. Also, the co-interns were quite friendly and we would go out for lunch at our time there.
Since the high Court area is a food hub, you could get everything,from your momos, to jhalmuri, to soups and a hearty meal at the most nominal rates possible.Also for those who are not big on street food, there were restaurants and food joints like Cafe coffee day, Alibaba, Wow Momo etc. in the same vicinity.
Since Calcutta offers a lot of tourist attractions, going to the Victoria, Prinsep Ghat, the National library etc.
All in all, the internship was a great learning experience, and was a great chance to meet other bright interns.
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