EML by Retd. Maj. Gen. (Dr.) GD Bakshi

“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.”

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Dalai Lama’s EML – ‘Human Approach to World Peace’

As a 24 year old, I struggle each day to find meaning and happiness in life. So, when I heard that the world’s ‘Happiest Guru’ Dalai Lama himself was going to deliver a lecture Human Approach to World Peace, I willed myself out of my cozy bed at six in the morning and made my way to the insti. Hordes of people flocked to the massive SAC building from all corners of Insti on a rainy Tuesday morning. It was a packed audience that greeted His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in the Student Activity Centre at 9:00 a.m. yesterday.

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From Maidans to Media: Rajdeep Sardesai on the 2014 Elections

‘Has the 2014 Election Really Changed India?’ was the topic of the Extra Mural Lecture by media doyen Rajdeep Sardesai. Parvathi Madhu brings you the highlights of Sardesai’s witty, brilliant commentary on an election with a man who was ‘a combination of Sri Sri Ravishanker and Arnold Schwarzenegger’ on one side and a young leader who ‘never lost an opportunity to lose an opportunity’ on the other.

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