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  • Date: January 5,2015

    Time: 06:00 pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Askot Arakot Abhiyan 2014


    An audiovisual presentation by PAHAR


    The Askot-Arakot Abhiyan is a research trip organised by Pahar once in ten years.  The aim of the trip is to know more about the mountains, its villages and their culture. Issues of forests, decentralisation, women’s education, environment and wildlife protection, youth migration ecological imbalance are raised through these trips. The talk will address these issues based on their  recent trip and to compare the changes observed every 10 years, the first trip was organised in 1974


    (Collaboration: PAHAR)

  • Date: November 26,2014

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Art Gallery

    Title: A Short History of How Jazz Became an Indian Music


    Presentation by Shri Naresh Fernandes, author of the book, The Taj Mahal Foxtrot: The story of Bombay's Jazz Age  


    From the accounts of most standard jazz histories, it took the genius of American saxophonist, John Coltrane to demonstrate in the 1960s how jazz could enrich itself by seeking inspiration in Hindustani classical music.  But the reality is more complex. From the 1940s, a passionate group of Indian jazz musicians had been attempting to find an Indian way to play jazz, both in art music and in popular music. The presentation will use audio clips and photographs to trace the journey of jazz from New Orleans to New Delhi, exploring how an American transplant became a vibrant Indian hybrid in the fertile soil of the subcontinent

  • Date: January 3,2014

    Time: 6:30pm

    Venue: Seminar Hall 2 & 3, Conference Block

    Title: Accidents, Mythologies and Science of Traffic Safety


    *The Science and Technology Lectures*

    *Accidents, Mythologies and Science of Traffic Safety*

    Speaker: Prof. Dinesh Mohan, Volvo Chair Professor Emeritus, Transportation

    Research & Injury Prevention Programme, Indian Institute of Technology,Delhi

    Chair: Prof. K. Srinath Reddy

  • Date: February 15,2013

    Time: 06:00pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Answering Gauguins Questions with the Large Hadron Collider


    Speaker: Prof John Ellis, King's College London, and CERN


    In collaboration with the University of Edinburgh

  • Date: November 23,2011

    Time: 6:30 pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: An Evening with the 18th Century Pahari Painter Nainsukh


    By Professor Eberhard Fischer Art-anthropologist, former Director and Senior Director, Museum Rietberg Zurich and specialist for African and Indian art

    Chair:  Prof B. N. Goswamy