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  • Date: July 28,2011

    Time: 18:30

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Rosalind Wilson Memorial Lecture 2011 'Mother India'

    Description:

    Icon, metaphor and palladium, ‘Mother India’ has personified a conjured past as well as a future epiphenomenon. Mother India was the title of Katherine Mayo’s controversial 1927 book which Gandhi described as ‘the report of a drain inspector’. It was also the name of the celebrated 1957 film produced and directed by Mehboob Khan in which Nargis reached an unexpected pinnacle of achievement.

    The lecture will explore the voltages of imagination and the outages of dismay that lie beneath that never-to-be-reviled name, which carries a halo and also, perhaps, like Nargis as Radha, a crushing weight

    (Organised by the Rosalind Wilson Memorial Trust)
     
     Speaker: Shri Gopalkrishna Gandhi, former Governor, West Bengal

  • Date: July 29,2011

    Time: 18:00

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Magarpatta Story: Farmers Building Sustainable Cities

    Description:

    The BCF 10th Annual Lecture in collaboration with Business and Community Foundation Speaker: Shri Satish Magar, Chairman and MD, Magarpatta Township Development and Construction Company Ltd.

  • Date: July 15,2011

    Time: 18:30

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: DR. DURGABAI DESHMUKH MEMORIAL LECTURE 2011 : What is Wrong with Economics? Can the Aam Aurat Redefine Economic Reasoning?

    Description:

    (Collaboration: Council for Social Development)

    Chair: Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, MP

    Speaker: Dr. Devaki Jain, economist and feminist writer

  • Date: July 11,2011

    Time: 10 :30 am

    Venue: Conference Room 1

    Title: Living Rivers, Dying Rivers: Yamuna

    Description:

    Second in a new series of discussions being coordinated by Shri Ramswamy R. Iyer that aims at understanding what has been happening to rivers across India and drawing appropriate lessons. A certain number of rivers, some sick or dying, some living and healthy, and some showing early signs of sickness, will be taken up for presentations and discussion, and an attempt made to understand what has gone wrong in many cases, what has gone right in some, and what needs to be done to revive and restore dying or sick rivers.

    Chair: Shri Ramaswamy R. Iyer

    Presentations by: Shri Manoj Misra former member of the Indian Forest, currently with the Peace  Institute at Delhi and Convener of the Yamuna Jiye Abhiyaan; and Prof Brij Gopal, former professor of Environmental Sciences, JNU and former Secretary General, National Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.

  • Date: May 30,2011

    Time: 6:30 pm

    Venue: Conference Room 1

    Title: Meet the Author: Sarandha Jain

    Description:

    Author of t he recently published book In Search of Yamuna: Reflections on a River Lost (New Delhi: Times Group Books, 2011) who will speak about her work followed by a discussion:


    Panelists: Shri Nitin Sethi, Times of India; Dr. Ghazala, Ambedkar University and Shri Ravi Agarwal, Director, Toxics Link

    Chair: Prof. Rohan D’Souza, Assistant Professor, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University