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  • Date: October 27,2018

    Time: 18:30

    Venue: Fountain Lawns

    Title: Inauguration of the Festival

    Description:

    Inauguration of the Festival
    By Shri N.N. Vohra, President IIC

    Concert
    By The Shillong Chamber Choir
    Conductor: Neil Nongkynrih  

  • Date: September 5,2018

    Time: 06:30 PM

    Venue: Multipurpose Hall

    Title: Metamorphoses Talking Technology Unpacking Media Digital & Traditional

    Description:

    Speakers:

     

    1) Mr. Josey Puliyenthuruthel, Editor, Factor Daily OR Mr. Pankaj Mishra, Editor in Chief,Co founder and CEO, Factor Daily

     

    2) Ms. Rama Lakshmi, Editor, The Print

     

    3) Mr. Ashish Malhotra, India Correspondent, Deutsche Welle

     

    4) Mr. Zakka Jacob, Deputy Executive Editor, CNN-News 18

     

    Moderator - Ms. Richa Bansal, Director – Communications, CPR

     

    During the past decade, with advances in digital technologies and rapid increase in the penetration of the internet, media has undergone a dramatic change in the manner in which news is gathered, disseminated and interpreted. There is an emphasis on speed, a premium on immediacy and virtually instant interpretation such as through Twitter. Traditional media, both print and electronic, are struggling to stay relevant and are themselves, adapting to and adopting the new technologies to create web-based news portals, mixing text and images to survive in this new environment, which is still in the throes of rapid change. The panel on “Unpacking Media – Digital & Traditional” will seek to explore and understand these changes and look to what the future may hold. We have outstanding journalists who have lived through this transition and those who have achieved success in the new media. They will share their rich and varied experiences with us.

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

  • Date: August 28,2018

    Time: 06:30 PM

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: The Second Prof M.G. K. Menon Memorial Lecture 2018

    Description:

    Vedanta Today

    Speaker: Dr. Karan Singh

  • Date: August 8,2018

    Time: 06:30 PM

    Venue: Multipurpose Hall

    Title: Metamorphoses Talking Technology, Social Divides and Diversity

    Description:

    Speakers: Smt Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary (Telecom), Government of India; Dr. Sunil Abraham, Vice-President, Mozilla Foundation; and Ms Ankhi Das, Director of Public Policy (India, South & Central Asia), Facebook

     

    Moderator: Shri Osama Manzer, Founder & Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation

     

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

  • Date: July 5,2018

    Time: 06:30 PM

    Venue: Multipurpose Hall

    Title: Metamorphoses Talking Technology Vocabulary of The Digital

    Description:

    Vocabulary of The Digital

    Keynote Speaker: Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India

     

    Panelists: Shri Abhishek Pitti, Co-Founder & CEO, Nucleus Vision; Shri Anshul Tewari, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Youth Ki Awaaz; and Prof. Gagandeep Kang, Executive Director, Transnational Health Science Technology Institute

     

    The focus will be on the new and sometimes arcane vocabulary associated with the new digital technologies, which only the expert and the initiated understand. Language becomes an instrument of privileging knowledge and limiting understanding. It is important that we de-mystify digital jargon, narrow the gap between technology and its understanding among citizens and societies. An effort will be made to unpack concepts such as algorithms, blockchains, machine-learning, big data and artificial intelligence and explore their impact in different dimensions

     

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