When we look down the pages of history, there is always one fact that stands out – the greatest discoveries have almost always been accidental: be it penicillin, gravity or the planet Pluto. Seekers in a desperate quest for knowing more and more about the mysteries of the world often unwittingly stumble across that one factor that changes all their conventional perceptions
May 2010. After a rebellious and impulsive plunge into the Humanities stream, this writer developed a strange fascination for the many-headed Hydra that is Law. To know an individual’s intrinsic nature, we need to know his/her basic values, and what s/he considers right or wrong. Similarly, to know and understand the nature of Society, it is essential to know what is permissible and what is not in that particular Society. And that is where law becomes important.
The reason had been crystallized, the grail discovered. But which road to take? I, like numerous other Seekers, unearthed the well-beaten LST path, and began walking down it, trying to build up all the skills that I would need to find the Grail. However, the Beaten Track leaves no room for exploring, for pushing boundaries; to the Seeker who wanted more, this grew tiresome after a while.
And then, like all great discoveries, Google accidentally directed the Seeker to the one discovery that would make the entire journey fresh and delightful. CLATGyan. The Road Less Traveled By. The Seeker peeped warily into CLATGyan, and saw that this new road had actually been paved by those who had already reached the Destination. And there they were, always accessible, always helpful, always intellectually witty, and beyond patient. Regular Compendiums. Impassioned discussions on every issue under the sun. Instant replies to all panic mail. And fellow travelers who knew exactly what they wanted. This road actually fit into the cliché of the journey being more important than the destination.
CLATgyan does not fit into the mold of ‘Come and get GUARANTEED entry into the Top Law Schools (Warna Paise Waapas!)’. It reflects actual reality. It shows you where to go, how to go about it, hands you the raw material, and leaves you to mould your own new path. I speak not only for myself, but for every single Seeker who has found an oasis at CLATGyan on the way to the Grail. CLAT-ness would not have been the same without this website. And as to the results? Res Ipsa Loquitor.
God bless you, NALSAR Batch of 2015.
And may you remain always a beacon for all those who seek to enter the Holy Destination that is Law.
CLAT 2011 – All India Rank 1