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“PEGASUS: THREAT TO DEMOCRACY”:- SEEMA CHISHTI & PRASANNA S

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PEGASUS: THE THREAT TO DEMOCRACY The Pegasus expose has revealed much more than what is apparent. It has critical ramifications for the society and the nation. This issue is beyond...

“USING BRAIN SCIENCE TO DESIGN EPIC BRANDS”:- SANDEEP DAYAL

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Using Brain Science to Design Epic Brands Why some brands succeed so amazingly well, and others are a dismal failure has been a mystery that has fascinated managers. However, now,...

“NAYI DISHA: THE ROAD TO PROSPERITY”:- RAJESH JAIN

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Nayi Disha: The Road to Prosperity We have two choices for the future of India – one in which we are caged and poor, and another in which we are...

“INDIA’S PUBLIC POLICY RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC”:- K SUJATHA RAO

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THE TALK In the past 16 months, India experienced a devastating pandemic, the type witnessed once in a hundred years. Compared to the influenza pandemic of 1918 that is said...

“THE LIGHT OF ASIA: THE POEM THAT DEFINED THE BUDDHA”:- JAIRAM RAMESH

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THE TALK The Light of Asia is an epic poem by Sir Edwin Arnold that was first published in 1879. It is a narrative of the life and message of...

“THE NATION STATE & MODERN SPORT ”:- MUKUL KESAVAN

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THE TALK This talk looks at the symbiotic relationship between organized sport and nationalism. It takes a quick historical look at the institutionalisation of this connection at the turn of...

“VACCINES & VACCINATION IN INDIA ”:- GAGANDEEP KANG

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THE TALK India is a vaccine powerhouse in terms of its manufacturing capacity. India’s vaccine companies began engaging with global biomedical research groups and small and large companies for partnerships...

“LESSONS OF THE EMERGENCY FOR TODAY’S INDIA ”:- CHRISTOPHE JAFFRELOT

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THE TALK What are the lessons of the Emergency for today’s India? In the dominant imaginaire, Indira Gandhi is often portrayed as an absolutist dictator who eliminated free speech, dissent,...

“THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE OF COVID -19 ”:- Prof. Gautam I Menon

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The Talk: Covid 19 has impacted the world unimaginably. Even as we live through it, thinking about the COVID-19 pandemic, where it came from, what it has done to us...

“ARE EVMS & VVPATS VULNERABLE ?”:- KANNAN GOPINATHAN

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How reliable is the current voting system? If EVM-VVPATs are stand-alone machines not connected to any external device, as repeatedly claimed by the Election Commission of India, how does the...

“LESSONS FROM THE GAME OF CRICKET”:- R SRIDHAR

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How did cricket evolve over the years? Cricket is not only a sport but a character-building exercise. And there are many lessons to be learnt. Sridhar examines what it takes...

“How Business Institutions are Shaped “: – R Gopalakrishnan

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What are business institutions? How are they shaped? How do such shapers differ from good CEOs of good companies?     These questions were the subject of an applied research...

“FOOD & FAITH: A PILGRIM’S JOURNEY THROUGH INDIA”:- Shoba Narayan

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What is the role of spirituality in your life? Do you pray? Is religion part of your identity or does it make you uncomfortable?    To answer these and other...

‘The Deccan: Cultural History: 1347 to 1565 ‘- Dr. Richard Eaton

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THE TALK Was India split between Muslim North and Hindu South?    It is often said that, between the 14th and 17th centuries, the Deccan was split between a “Muslim”...

“NAVIGATING THE SHIFTING GEOPOLITICAL LANDSCAPE: INDIA IN THE POST-PANDEMIC WORLD” – SHYAM SARAN

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THE TALK The asymmetry of power with China is at the heart of India’s geopolitical dilemna. The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to intensify this asymmetry. The pandemic is also leading to...

“Indian Cricket’s Whole New Ball Game” – Sharda Ugra

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THE TALK Who can miss the drum beat of cricket’s New India? The world’s richest franchise league, the world’s most powerful board, the world’s biggest stadium, even one of the...

Masala Lab:The Science Of The Indian Kitchen- Krish Ashok

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THE TALK The spectacular diversity of Indian cooking tends to be considered an art, rather than a craft. This talk will seek to dispel this notion by arguing that simple,...

“Cricket : The Final Frontier” – Shannon Gill

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THE TALK In 2021 we're in the afterglow of another Australia and India test series that enchanted us all. It marked 20 years since another great series - the iconic...

Migration & Pandemics – Chinmay Tumbe

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THE TALK The migration crisis of 2020 unleashed by the lockdown to contain the Covid-19 crisis in India raised important questions about migration and health. This talk revolves around two...

Mobilizing the Marginalised-Amit Ahuja with Pratap Bhanu Mehta

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THE CONVERSATION India's over 200 million Dalits have been mobilized by social movements and political parties, but the outcomes of this mobilization are puzzling. Dalits' ethnic parties have performed poorly...

“Orienting – An Indian In Japan”- Pallavi Aiyar

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THE TALK For an Indian, Japan can be both confoundingly strange and comfortingly familiar. Pallavi Aiyar will discuss her encounters – aesthetic, political and epidemiological – with the country, from...

The South Asian Neighbourhood: Key to India’s Global Power Ambitions-Sushant Singh

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THE TALK In its quest for global power, India has been focused on its relationship with the big powers. The neighbourhood, other than China and Pakistan, has been often ignored...

Are we failing our youth? – Dr Shireen Jejeebhoy

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ARE WE FAILING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE? Almost one-third (30%) of India’s population (365 million in 2011) comprises young people aged 10–24. Whether India realizes the advantage of its demographic dividend,...

Union Budget 2021- Himanshu, S Thirumalai, M R Vikram, Ajay Gandhi

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BUDGET 2021 – EXPERT ANALYSIS The Union Budget 2021 assumes huge importance in the backdrop of a steep fall in the Covid-ravaged economy during the past year. The Budget was...

“The India Story : How it was achieved and what to do now”- Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia with Dr Duvvuri Subbarao

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The Talk THE INDIA STORY: HOW IT WAS ACHIEVED & WHAT TO DO NOW Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia’s book “Backstage:” captures the essence of economic policy making between 1985 and...

“Art, Artist & Society” – Swara Bhasker

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THE TALK Swara Bhasker shall talk on the intersection of arts, artists and society. Swara Bhasker, Actress Swara Bhasker is an award-winning Indian actress who has played a number of...

Indian Epics and the Law today- Justice V Ramasubramanian

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THE TALK What relevance do the Ramayana and Mahabharata have to modern law? Justice V Ramasubramanian understands the Indian epics as much as he knows the law, which is significant....

Jugalbandi:BJP before Modi – Vinay Sitapati with C Rammanohar Reddy

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THE TALK Narendra Modi has been a hundred years in the making. Vinay Sitapati's Jugalbandi provides this backstory to his current dominance in Indian politics. It begins with the creation...

Why do Indians Shun Science?- Dr Tarun Khanna

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THE TALK It might be odd to aver that Indians shun science, this in a country that is lauded as a fount of software engineering, has just touched the heavens...

‘The Trajectory Of Trust’ – Mohit Satyanand

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THE TALK Despite its complex history of shifting boundaries, invasions, colonial rule, and multiple cultures, India has a strong tradition of trust. Over this cultural legacy, the independent nation built...

“India & China : Past, Present & Future” – Shivshankar Menon

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THE TALK India and China have different narratives and understandings of their relationship in history, particularly in the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, both India and China have changed beyond recognition...

“The Commowealth of Cricket” – Ramachandra Guha with Naseeruddin Shah

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Live on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/tJ1nToLdJAo THE TALK When Ramachandra Guha began following the game in the early 1960s, India was utterly marginal to the world of cricket: the country still...

Preparing for Death – Arun Shourie

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THE TALK The one certainty in life is the one for which we do the least to prepare—death. From the lives and last days of the Buddha, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Ramana...

Making India Great – Dr Aparna Pande

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THE TALK As one of two civilizations that is 5000 years old, the promise of India is old: it lies in the centuries old culture, the possibilities of the large...

Covid19 : Looking Back Looking Ahead – Dr Ramanan Laxminarayan

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THE TALK We are about six months into the pandemic which has by now caused enormous damage in health and economics. This is a good time to look back into...

State Capacity & Governance in India – Shruti Rajagopalan

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THE TALK Many of India's governance problems are blamed on a lack of the state's ability to execute its own policies. The traditional policy response to this problem is to...

Laughing at others & ourselves – Anu Menon, Gautam Pemmaraju, Danish Husain

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THE TALK If Charlie Chaplin said "A day without laughter is a day wasted" our own Hyderabadi humourist, the late Ghouse Khamakha said "Auron par hasney walon ka anjam jo...

Justice is what justice does – Justice Gautam Patel

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THE TALK Justice G.S Patel is a sitting judge of the Mumbai High Court and is widely regarded as one of the finest judges India has today. His sharp intellect,...

Just Music – T M Krishna

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THE TALK T M Krishna is one of the most renowned musicians. He is a Carnatic vocalist, writer, activist, author and a commentator. He speaks Manthan Samvaad on “Just Music”....

Poetry of Resistance – Gauhar Raza, Hussain Haidry, Anshu Malviya

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Three of India’s finest poets will recite poetry of resistance. Gauhar Raza, Hussain Haidry, Anshu Malviya Gauhar Raza is a scientist, social activist, a leading Urdu poet and a documentary...