Meenakshi Kumar sits down for a chat with rising star Aahana Kumra, of Lipstick Under My Burkha fame. Q: One conversation around your film
Dr. Anima Anandkumar is a principal scientist at Amazon Web Services and a Bren professor in the CMS Department at CalTech. She is the
Abeer Hoque is a Nigerian born Bangladeshi American writer, poet, photographer and editor. She has travelled extensively on a shoestring budget and has documented
By Patanjali and Surya Suresh It might seem sometimes, especially with the doom and gloom perpetrated by the media (not to mention scientific reports
Jonathan Alex provides a brief summary of the talk by Ramon Magsaysay award winner Shri Bezwada Wilson on NSS Foundational Day Lecture on 26 September 2016.
“The Indian startup scenario is highly competitive with more than one startup working on a similar idea. A few are destined to fail. However, this is no way an indicator of the startup ecosystem in India.” From startup culture to the Maker revolution and its potential for India, Balaji Viswanathan talked about a gamut of things. His enthusiasm and passion are sure to leave a lasting impression on the students who attended his talk. The Shaastra pre-lecture series could not have gotten a better start!
“Though such events and speakers inevitably fall prey to controversies, the only way forward is to engage in a two-way conversation, and this involves both respecting and listening to the other person seriously and emphatically. Ultimately, freedom of thought and expression is the key to a healthy discussion during lectures and events, as long as they don’t turn violent or abusive. We hope that events that involve a strong clash of ideologies and opinions can still foster an atmosphere of dialogue, discussion and respect.”
The first Extra Mural Lecture of the semester started off on a high note with Dr. Kiran Bedi, the Hounorable Lt. Governor of Puducherry gracing the event.In this article Patanjali presents to you a synopsis of her talk on “Transparency in Governance and Administration”.
“While it remains to be resolved whether or not the dialogue on intolerance in the broad sphere of things can indeed be resolved, it is worth remembering at this point the one outlet we as a society have that yet remains as a tool to pick apart issues by their seams- comedy and freedom of speech. In light of this, a panel discussion was held here in insti, with some of the most well known comedians in the stand up scene joining us to talk about tolerance in comedy.”
Last week, the Extra Mural Lectures team in collaboration with Distinguished Lecture Series under the Ministry of External Affairs and Centre for Chinese Studies