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Mehfil With Pandita Shubhada Paradkar Khayal
July 29,2017 at 06:30 pm

Shubhada Paradkar's musical journey started in Baroda where she learnt from Pandit R. D. Potdar and Pandit Madhusudan Joshi of the Kirana and Agra&nbs


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  • Date: July 15,2017

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Durgabai Deshmukh Memorial Lecture 2017


    The Moral Economy of the Elite and Why they Can’t Confront the Inequality that is Our Greatest Crisis

    Speaker: P. Sainath


    (Collaboration: Council for Social Development)

  • Date: July 18,2017

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Seminar Halls I,II & III

    Title: State of the Nation


    Reviving Indian Economy: Outlook and Reform Challenges

    Speaker: Dr. M. Govinda Rao, Member, Fourteenth Finance Commission, Emeritus Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy,

    The most important challenge confronting the policy makers is the creation of employment opportunities for the increasing number of people entering the labour market every year. This requires the revival of the investment climate on the one hand and structural reforms to incentivise labour intensive manufacturing on the other. The presentation will present the outlook and challenges for accelerating growth and creating employment opportunities

  • Date: May 11,2017

    Time: 06:30PM

    Venue: Seminar Halls I,II & III

    Title: Past Remains Hazrat-i-Dehli, 1857-1947-1957


    Speaker: Prof. Shahid Amin, A.M. Khwaja Chair in Social Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia

    Chair: Prof. Sunil Kumar


    (Collaboration: Department of History, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi)

  • Date: April 20,2017

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Conference Room 1

    Title: When the Gods begin to dance in Angkor


    Indian Archaeology


    Architecture for the Dancing God: Hall with Dancers in the Jayavarman VII Temples.

    Speaker: Dr. Swati Chemburkar


    Chair: Shri B.M. Pande


    The spiritual power of dance in Cambodia has been valued since pre-Angkorian times, and plentiful images of dance and music in the bas-reliefs of the great monuments of Angkor suggest that this tradition was markedly enhanced in the reign of Jayavarman VII, as a contemporary Chinese report attests. Focusing on the ‘halls with dancers’, a distinct architectural feature of Jayavarman VII’s temples, the article explores the link between the architecture, associated inscriptions, dance and music rituals evolving in Angkor and contemporary Chola temples that housed several mandapas. The lecture argues that the architecture of the halls with dancers worked in tandem with ritual practices to provide a symbolic and possibly actual space for encountering divine

  • Date: March 1,2017

    Time: 06:00pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: The Media Foundations 2016 17 Chameli Devi Jain Award


    Presentation of The Media Foundation’s 2016-2017 Chameli Devi Jain Award

    For An Outstanding Woman Journalist 2016-17


    Followed by

    B.G. Verghese Memorial Lecture 2017

    Truth and Politics in Our Times

    To be delivered by Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President, Centre for Policy Research


    Followed by a panel discussion:

    Panelists: Yogendra Yadav, National President, Swaraj Abhiyan; and Ashok Malik, columnist and Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation


    Moderator: Arati R. Jerath, political commentator


    (Collaboration: The Media Foundation)