New Kid On The Block !

The field of Mediation in Mumbai sees one more organization which offers institutionalized mediation in the State of Maharashtra, especially in Mumbai. Association of Mediation Practitioners is the coming together of over a dozen mediators, having varying trainings, to become the very first stand-alone mediation service provider in Mumbai, with its own set of Mediation/Conciliation Rules. They launched on…

Spreading The Word

If you missed the telecast over the weekend featuring the topic of mediation, here is the link to it’s presence on Youtube. Do not get too hung up on the figures mentioned during the course of the panel discussion, though. They keep changing, like our current daily fuel prices! However, the message is clear, we need to pull…

Justice A. K. Sikri visits the IIAC

Justice A K Sikri of the Supreme Court of India, today visited the IIAC (IMC International ADR Centre) based in the heart of the business hub of South Mumbai, the commercial capital of India. Speaking before a gathering of IIAC and IMC members, Justice Sikri mentioned how things are wonderfully different in a collaborative process…

Global Pound Conference results from the initial 1500 Participants

As you are all probably aware, a herculean task has been underway the past whole year for collecting data from the several stake-holders in the field of dispute resolution. The effort is still on-going. However, some preliminary insights are now possible through the out-come of this global effort. The organisers of the Global Pound Conference…

Cultural Differences

It is that time of the year again in India when the stark reality of a ‘cultural difference’ stares one in the face. Whether you notice it or not is another thing. Today is Dussehra or Dasera – the day to celebrate the victory of good over evil. Mind well, it refers to an internal…

Identifying A Good MEDIATION Training

Going by the number of times I have been asked recently about a particular upcoming mediation training, I am prompted to share some information with regard to what constitutes a ‘good mediation training’. There is also some wisdom gained over the years, and several anecdotes, relating to mediation training workshops. These I shall keep aside…