About Us

No more litigation. Only Mediation.
Is mediation new to India? From Lord Krishna mediating between Kauravas and Pandavas in the Mahabharata, to family elders resolving domestic issues, to panchayats providing community mediation, there exists a strong culture of mediation in India. In a mediation, two parties come together to reach a settlement with the help of a neutral party who is the mediator. There was a time when going to court was considered a blot on one's reputation, effectively ensuring a zero litigation policy. But after the introduction of the Anglo-Saxon legal system, modern day India has become more adversarial and less collaborative. The backlog of 3.2 crore cases is not just a statistic, it reflects the unfortunate mindset we have developed where justice is all about winning a legal battle, whatever the associated social costs. There is a need for change and mediation is not a new method of dispute resolution which we need to embrace. We simply need to get back to where we belong.

ODRways is working towards promoting mediation in India through integration with technology, and is a venture by a law student and an engineer who are committed to bringing reforms to the Indian Justice System. Domain is our initiative towards making mediation services easily accessible to the common man in India. We hope to make mediation the primary method of dispute resolution in India.

Our Team

Pranjal Sinha

Pranjal Sinha

Co-Founder/CEO
Phone:
+91 833 703 0883
Email:
pranjal@odrways.com
LinkedIn:
sinha.pranjal

Pranjal Sinha, a B.A/LLB student in West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata (WBNUJS), is a mediation enthusiast. A trained cyber law expert and a certified mediator from Ministry of Corporate Affairs, India, he strongly believes that the Indian Justice System should move away from the contentious procedure of litigation, and towards more collaborative mechanism of mediation. A less adversarial person in life, he believes in the power of meditation.

Vikram Kumar

Vikram Kumar

Co-Founder/CTO
Phone:
+91 968 194 8028
Email:
vikram@odrways.com
LinkedIn:
kumar.vikram

Vikram Kumar, a software engineer, claims a record for 54 hours continuous coding. He has worked in more than 7 startups and his passion for this idea is evident from the fact that he has forgone lucrative job offers from MNCs. His areas of expertise include algorithm, apache server, programming, grid & layout, colour theory knowledge, web usability, Interface Design, Google Analytics, data science analysis etc. He is the technological Guru for any technical and logistical support.

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What They Say About Us

  • Global Mediation Forum, Bangkok

    • The online mediation platform of ODRways was displayed as an ideal Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) model for Asian countries at the Global Mediation Forum, Bangkok organized by World Mediation Organization and Thailand Arbitration Center.
  • "Technology plays a major role in simplifying our lives. Our judiciary also needs to evolve with the changing times. ODRways, which is started by the students of NUJS Kolkata, is an initiative to bring Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) to India. It talks about a dispute resolution mechanism which can be faster, cheaper and more convenient. There is a need for such innovative solutions."

    • Mr Salman Khurshid
    • Senior Advocate and Former External Affairs Minister
  • Team ODRways in Google Startup Weekend

    • ODRways recognized as the socially most innovative platform of 2015 in Google Startup Weekend held at IIM Kolkata
  • "With the rise in number of pending cases in India, ODRways can prove to be an efficient mechanism in promoting ADR services in India."
    He strongly believes in the potential of Online Dispute Resolution in India. He has also agreed to provide free mediation services for this platform and is an integral member of our advisory board.

    • Protik Prokash Banerjee
    • Practicing Advocate with more than 20 years of experience at High Court of Kolkata
  • “ ODRways will be suitable for small civil claims where the parties are not represented by lawyers.”

    • Ratna Dasgupta
    • Certified Arbitrator/Mediator: Indian Council of Arbitration
  • TSEC 2016

    • Tata recognized ODR in the Top 10 Social Ideas of 2016
  • "This can be an extremely helpful way in supplementing the Kolkata High Court. The pressure of backlog is a lot here. In fact for retired professionals like him, it is a convenient way for practising mediation. This will be a boon to the mediation culture in Kolkata." He has also agreed to be a mediator for our platform.

    • Justice Alok Chakravarty
    • Retired Judge at High Court of Calcutta
  • "In principle, this can definitely improve the accessibility to justice delivery mechanisms in India. For mediators like him, it is imperative that they are given proper training for using such technology."

    • Justice Samresh Banerjee
    • Retired Judge at High Court of Calcutta
  • Indian Council of Arbitration

    • Indian Council of Arbitration to explore online arbitration on the recommendation of ODRways.
  • "ODR is going to be the future of dispute resolution in India. It is important that we test it well. We extend our complete support to the cause of ODRways of making ODR a reality in India."

    • D.Sengupta
    • Additional Registrar: Indian Council of Arbitration
  • "ICA has included the recommendation of ODRways to explore “Online Dispute Resolution” in their resolution paper for “Promoting arbitration in India” which will be sent to the Law Ministry of India."

    • Arun Chawla
    • Chief Advisor: Indian Council of Arbitration
  • Lawyer versus student debate organized in India by ODRways

    • Salman Khurshid, Former Law Minister of India, participate in first lawyer versus student debate organized in India by ODRways
  • "As most of the fields are evolving with technology under the Digital India such as health, education etc, it is high time the justice system also start evolving with current times. We need technology the most. With the growth in E-commerce disputes, 2016 is the right time to explore ODR in India. DDRS will be willing to provide mediators for an initiative like this, provided they are properly trained to use this platform."

    • Justice M.L Mehta
    • Founder: Delhi Dispute Resolution Society (DDRS)
  • "This will be a great method to resolve family disputes and live-in relationship matters."

    • Anupama Jha
    • Mediator, DDRS
  • "My major trouble with mediation is that I have to travel a lot to different places for conducting proceedings. It will be highly convenient for mediators as it will do away with travel cost. Just the way I skype with my daughter in the US, I can also provide online mediation for my clients. "

    • Rajni Anand
    • Certified Arbitrator/Mediator: Indian Council of Arbitration
  • "With the growth of E-commerce startups in India, ODR is the need of the hour."

    • Ramanuj Mukherjee
    • Co-Founder- iPleaders
  • "This will be extremely suitable for consumer disputes and small service contract issues."

    • Justice Ramesh Merathia
    • Retired Judge at High Court of Ranchi
  • "Our Indian legal system needs such innovative solutions. This will be a great way for promoting the culture of ADR in India. The lawyers can refer the small value claims which comes to them to this platform, as they do not have enough time for such disputes."

    • Loknath Chaterji
    • Advocate, High Court of Kolkata
  • "This is a great initiative and needs immediate support of the Indian Judiciary. I will be more than willing to provide mentorship to this new initiative. We will also provide security and encryption services for this platform."

    • Prof. Vijay Shankar Prasad
    • Cyber Law Expert, Founder Cyber Evidence Archival Center (CEAC)
  • "Online mediation provided by ODRways will be an extremely suitable way resolving consumer disputes in Kolkata."

    • Mr. Anirban Chakrabarty
    • ADR Professsor, NUJS
  • "With a huge backlog of cases in India, promoting ADR becomes an important solution. Kolkata has the fourth highest backlog of cases in the country and it is critical that we promote innovative ideas like ODR. I wish ODRways, all the best in their journey."

    • Justice Joymalya Bagchi
    • Sitting Judge, Kolkata High Court
  • “ Online mediation is the need of the hour. This platform will be extremely helpful for all these growing E-commerce startups."

    • Justice Talukdar
    • Retired Judge at High Court of Kolkata/ Certified Mediator
  • "This is an innovative idea which needs to be tried. But the mandate of online mediation should be only restricted to pre-litigation cases. "

    • Justice Manjula Chellur
    • Former Chief Justice of Kolkata High Court
  • "ODR needs to be given a shot in India."

    • Justice Indrani Banerjee
    • Former President, State Legal Service Authority, Kolkata
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  • Global Mediation Forum, Bangkok

    • The online mediation platform of ODRways was displayed as an ideal Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) model for Asian countries at the Global Mediation Forum, Bangkok organized by World Mediation Organization and Thailand Arbitration Center.
  • "Technology plays a major role in simplifying our lives. Our judiciary also needs to evolve with the changing times. ODRways, which is started by the students of NUJS Kolkata, is an initiative to bring Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) to India. It talks about a dispute resolution mechanism which can be faster, cheaper and more convenient. There is a need for such innovative solutions."

    • Mr Salman Khurshid
    • Senior Advocate and Former External Affairs Minister
  • Team ODRways in Google Startup Weekend

    • ODRways recognized as the socially most innovative platform of 2015 in Google Startup Weekend held at IIM Kolkata
  • "With the rise in number of pending cases in India, ODRways can prove to be an efficient mechanism in promoting ADR services in India."
    He strongly believes in the potential of Online Dispute Resolution in India. He has also agreed to provide free mediation services for this platform and is an integral member of our advisory board.

    • Protik Prokash Banerjee
    • Practicing Advocate with more than 20 years of experience at High Court of Kolkata
  • “ ODRways will be suitable for small civil claims where the parties are not represented by lawyers.”

    • Ratna Dasgupta
    • Certified Arbitrator/Mediator: Indian Council of Arbitration
  • TSEC 2016

    • Tata recognized ODR in the Top 10 Social Ideas of 2016
  • "This can be an extremely helpful way in supplementing the Kolkata High Court. The pressure of backlog is a lot here. In fact for retired professionals like him, it is a convenient way for practising mediation. This will be a boon to the mediation culture in Kolkata." He has also agreed to be a mediator for our platform.

    • Justice Alok Chakravarty
    • Retired Judge at High Court of Calcutta
  • "In principle, this can definitely improve the accessibility to justice delivery mechanisms in India. For mediators like him, it is imperative that they are given proper training for using such technology."

    • Justice Samresh Banerjee
    • Retired Judge at High Court of Calcutta
  • Indian Council of Arbitration

    • Indian Council of Arbitration to explore online arbitration on the recommendation of ODRways.
  • "ODR is going to be the future of dispute resolution in India. It is important that we test it well. We extend our complete support to the cause of ODRways of making ODR a reality in India."

    • D.Sengupta
    • Additional Registrar: Indian Council of Arbitration
  • "ICA has included the recommendation of ODRways to explore “Online Dispute Resolution” in their resolution paper for “Promoting arbitration in India” which will be sent to the Law Ministry of India."

    • Arun Chawla
    • Chief Advisor: Indian Council of Arbitration
  • Lawyer versus student debate organized in India by ODRways

    • Salman Khurshid, Former Law Minister of India, participate in first lawyer versus student debate organized in India by ODRways
  • "As most of the fields are evolving with technology under the Digital India such as health, education etc, it is high time the justice system also start evolving with current times. We need technology the most. With the growth in E-commerce disputes, 2016 is the right time to explore ODR in India. DDRS will be willing to provide mediators for an initiative like this, provided they are properly trained to use this platform."

    • Justice M.L Mehta
    • Founder: Delhi Dispute Resolution Society (DDRS)
  • "This will be a great method to resolve family disputes and live-in relationship matters."

    • Anupama Jha
    • Mediator, DDRS
  • "My major trouble with mediation is that I have to travel a lot to different places for conducting proceedings. It will be highly convenient for mediators as it will do away with travel cost. Just the way I skype with my daughter in the US, I can also provide online mediation for my clients. "

    • Rajni Anand
    • Certified Arbitrator/Mediator: Indian Council of Arbitration
  • "With the growth of E-commerce startups in India, ODR is the need of the hour."

    • Ramanuj Mukherjee
    • Co-Founder- iPleaders
  • "This will be extremely suitable for consumer disputes and small service contract issues."

    • Justice Ramesh Merathia
    • Retired Judge at High Court of Ranchi
  • "Our Indian legal system needs such innovative solutions. This will be a great way for promoting the culture of ADR in India. The lawyers can refer the small value claims which comes to them to this platform, as they do not have enough time for such disputes."

    • Loknath Chaterji
    • Advocate, High Court of Kolkata
  • "This is a great initiative and needs immediate support of the Indian Judiciary. I will be more than willing to provide mentorship to this new initiative. We will also provide security and encryption services for this platform."

    • Prof. Vijay Shankar Prasad
    • Cyber Law Expert, Founder Cyber Evidence Archival Center (CEAC)
  • "Online mediation provided by ODRways will be an extremely suitable way resolving consumer disputes in Kolkata."

    • Mr. Anirban Chakrabarty
    • ADR Professsor, NUJS
  • "With a huge backlog of cases in India, promoting ADR becomes an important solution. Kolkata has the fourth highest backlog of cases in the country and it is critical that we promote innovative ideas like ODR. I wish ODRways, all the best in their journey."

    • Justice Joymalya Bagchi
    • Sitting Judge, Kolkata High Court
  • “ Online mediation is the need of the hour. This platform will be extremely helpful for all these growing E-commerce startups."

    • Justice Talukdar
    • Retired Judge at High Court of Kolkata/ Certified Mediator
  • "This is an innovative idea which needs to be tried. But the mandate of online mediation should be only restricted to pre-litigation cases. "

    • Justice Manjula Chellur
    • Former Chief Justice of Kolkata High Court
  • "ODR needs to be given a shot in India."

    • Justice Indrani Banerjee
    • Former President, State Legal Service Authority, Kolkata
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