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  • Date: December 7,2017

    Time: 6:00 PM

    Venue: Multipurpose Hall

    Title: Will India and Pakistan ever have good neighbourly relations?

    Description:

    Speakers: Shri Gaurav Gogoi, MP; General (Retd.) Deepak Kapoor, former Chief of the Army Staff; Ambassador Kanwal Sibal, former Foreign Secretary and Ambassador to France and Russia; Shri Gurcharan Das, writer; Ambassador Pavan Varma, former MP, writer and columnist; Ambassador Sharat Sabharwal, former High Commissioner to Pakistan; Ambassador T.C. A. Raghavan, former High Commissioner to Pakistan; and Shri Saeed Naqvi, senior journalist and TV presenter

    Chair: Ambassador Surendra Kumar, Founding President, IAFA

    (Collaboration: Indo-American Friendship Association)

  • Date: April 20,2017

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Conference Room 1

    Title: When the Gods begin to dance in Angkor

    Description:

    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: December 28,2016

    Time: 06:00 pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Winter Festival of Dance

    Description:

    Kuchipudi Recital

    Bhavana Reddy from Delhi, daughter and disciple of Gurus Raja and Radha Reddy 

     

    At 7:00 pm

    Bharatanatyam Recital

    By  Arupa Lahiry from Delhi, disciple of Smt Chitra Visveswaran

  • Date: November 27,2015

    Time: 06:00 pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: W B YEATS AND THE INDIA CONNECTION INAUGURAL LECTURE

    Description:

    Speaker: Dr. Keith Hooper, currently teaches Literature and Film Studies for Oxford University’s Department for continuing Education, and is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Irish Studies at St. Mary’s University, London.  His forthcoming publications include A Sense of Place: W.B. Yeats and the Lake Isle of Innisfree

  • Date: September 16,2014

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Seminar Hall 2 & 3, Conference Block

    Title: Why is Modern Medicine Looking at Yoga

    Description:

    Panelists: Dr. S. C. Manchanda, Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Gangaram Hospital; former Head of Dept., Cardiology at AIIMS; Dr.  Ramesh Bijlani, former Professor of Physiology, AIIMS; Dr. Naresh Gupta, Director-Professor, Maulana Azad Medical College & Associated Hospitals and Chairman, Advisory Group, Consumers India and Dr. Jayashree Gupta, President, Consumers India
     

    (Collaboration: Consumers India)