About us

In late 2017, the Wire broke a story of major private sector bank officials that were mis-selling insurance policies with exorbitant premiums to farmers under the guise of a fixed deposit- resulting in hundreds of people losing their entire life savings in one fell swoop.

While there are undeniably several factors that lead to such large scale fraud, the lack of comprehension of the contract terms is key amongst them.

While there are undeniably several factors that lead to such large scale fraud, the lack of comprehension of the contract terms is key amongst them.

 

Overcoming barriers to legal communication is the issue we decided to tackle in our research fellowship with the Bharat Inclusion Initiative.

Project Kish is named after The Kish tablet. A limestone tablet from the Sumer region  inscribed with pictographic proto-cuneiform signs. Dated 3500 BC, it is one of earliest type of communication systems to work across languages.

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Can we go back to the basics and create a simple language system that can communicate legal rights and remedies across language and literacy barriers.

 

Meet the team!

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Saranya G

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Lead Kish-er

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Nikhil Velpanur

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Chief advisor

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Abu H Shaikh

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Lead Design Advisor