Samrish Bhanja is the founding partner of B. Samrish and Co. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) (Membership No. FCS-4742). He is also a Law graduate from Delhi University. He started his practice in July 2002 after working in the industry for about 6 years. It happened accidentally, as a means to stay partially occupied while he was preparing for his further studies. However, the response he received from practice encouraged him.
He believes in the thought that solution lies in the problem itself, one needs to be available, to listen completely and ask the right questions. He has learnt that paying attention is the best gift one can offer to his clients and to himself. Multitasking is a myth and is not beneficial to anyone. He does not believe in working hard, it should be effortless, one needs to enjoy it. Number of hours one puts into his work is meaningless in true sense. If, by putting all the hours, all he has generated is more confusion and more clutter, he needs to pause, introspect and slow down.
Over these many years, he has actively advised his clients in many disciplines including areas like Company Law, FDI or other legal issues. His secret sun has been his attribute to take care and his ability to think for his clients with minimal interference.
He is a minimalist. These days, he regularly indulges in reading books, primarily non-fiction. He sometimes enjoy fiction as well after careful consideration to recommendations made by his daughters. Some of his all-time favourite books are Freedom from the Known by J. Krishnamurti, One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka, Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. He also enjoys reading Rabindranath Tagore and Ruskin Bond.
Among other things, he has always been active in sports. He now plays Table Tennis, Squash, cycles and practices Yoga. He also enjoys bird watching and nature walks.
“No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself”. By Friedrich Nietzsche
“You can look, only when mind is completely quiet.” By J Krishnamurti