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  • Date: February 19,2019

    Time: 06:30 PM

    Venue: Multipurpose Hall

    Title: Metamorphoses: Talking Technology


    Valedictory Session 
    Speaker: Prof. Arogyaswami J Paulraj, Padma Bhushan & Professor Emeritus (Research) of Engineering, Stanford University
    Chair: Shri N. N. Vohra, President, IIC


    (Collaboration: Niti Aayog; and Centre for Policy Research)

  • Date: June 8,2018

    Time: 06:30 PM

    Venue: Seminar Halls I,II & III

    Title: Metamorphoses Talking Technology Leading Digital Transformation and Innovation


    Leading Digital Transformation and Innovation

    Speaker: Prof. Soumitra Dutta, Professor of Operations, Technology and Information Management, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, New York, founding Dean Professor of Management, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and Chair, Board of Directors, Global Business School Network (GBSN), Washington DC


     (Collaboration: Niti Aayog; and Centre for Policy Research)

  • Date: May 2,2018

    Time: 06:30pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Metamorphoses Talking Technology


    Current and Future Technologies and Their Impact on Democracy, Development, Growth and Inequality

    Keynote Address by Prof. Yochai Benkler, Co-director of Internet and Society, Harvard University


    Chair: Shri N.N. Vohra, President IIC


    Address by Ms Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research; and Shri Shyam Saran, former Foreign Secretary and Life Trustee IIC


    Inaugural lecture of a new series of talks and discussions organised in collaboration with Niti Aayog and Centre for Policy Research. Metamorphoses will attempt to try and bridge the gap between digital technologies which are transforming our lives, and our understanding of their multiple dimensions. It will unfold in a series of nine interactions covering different aspects of the digital revolution. The next discussion in the series will be held on 24 May 2018 on The Future of Governance

  • Date: September 23,2016

    Time: 06:30pm

    Venue: Lecture Hall 2 Annexe

    Title: Music Appreciation Promotion..


    Sufi Raah: The Classical Tradition of Tappa

    Famous for her renditions of the classical tradition of tappas, Shanno Khurana explains why this most arduous of Hindustani musical forms attracted her, what is the nature of their variety of rendition and she analyses their poetic lyrics to reveal the unique cultural synthesis that lies behind them. Their words express Sufi ideas, and their language is the Multani dialect of Punjabi in which much of our classical music is composed. The form really became popular in eighteenth century Lucknow and Banaras where it was given the most rigorous classical grammar even as the importance of the poetry diminished there. By the end of the twentieth century however, there were few practitioners left of the form 

    Dr. Shanno Khurana, musician and musicologist, padmabhushan and Fellow of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, has commanded the Indian performing stage for seventy years ever since her first broadcast from Lahore Radio station in 1945. She is known not just for her deep knowledge of Indian classical raagdaari but also her formidable repertoire garnered from the stalwarts to the Gwalior, Agra and Rampur gharanas. 

    This evening she will be in conversation with her grandson, Prof Naman Ahuja and revisit her album with the same title: Sufi Raah, the Classical Tradition of Tappa, and compare it with renditions by her mentors

  • Date: September 5,2014

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Seminar Hall 2 & 3, Conference Block

    Title: Mudras of Molecules


    Speaker: Professor Nalin Pant, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

    Chair: Dr. Dinakar Salunke, Executive Director, UNESCO Regional Centre for Biotechnology

    Hastha Mudras, hand gestures used in classical Indian dance forms, form a distinct code language and bring unique poetic element while performing abhinaya. The language of the mudras thus enables the dancer to express practically anything and everything.  Using unbridled, the license of metaphor, this talk will attempt to illuminate the hidden world of the "Dance of Molecules"- the dance that creates our material world