Navneet is a resolute believer in human kindness. It was often difficult for her to hold on to this owing to her discipline which compelled her to confront brute and stark realities. She aspires to channel her passion and spirit into research and delivery of justice, particularly to communities that have suffered at the expense of human lives in our society.
One of her most memorable summers was when she worked for the Partition Museum. Walking down lanes of Old Delhi to record stories of survivors meant being able to humanise experiences that are often shunned as a collateral cost to political developments. Working at the Centre for Equity Studies in Delhi offered her another opportunity to engage with the dissonance of the political system with the lived reality of the victims of the Genocide of 1984. There she researched gendered experiences of violent events and developed a gender-specific reparations programme.
During her college life, she debated actively at national and international debates and is extremely passionate about creating a space for women’s voices in conventionally male-dominated spaces. She hopes her pursuit of knowledge and purpose will find a place in the Fellowship and beyond.