Category Archives: India

Indian Deities Worshipped in Japan

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April 11, 2016 · 8:27 pm

Exploring Indian Civilization by Michel Danino

Very extensive set of 16 lectures on most aspects (archaeology, architecture, philosophy, science and technology, arts, economy and ethics) of Indian civilization given by Michel Danino at IIT Kanpur. These are really amazing lectures and highly recommended for anyone interested in knowing about ancient Indian civilization and how it developed, what are its main characteristics, how it influenced both the far East and the West.

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Gandhi and the Political Enlightenment – Akeel Bilgrami

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Pawan Gupta on Education (Hindi)

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Other parts are available on the same channel.

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Ajai Sahni on India’s Faultlines

Very interesting talk by Dr. Ajai Sahni on India’s current internal security issues and faultlines, and how well it is prepared to tackle those problems.

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January 5, 2014 · 1:36 am

Natya Shastra by Bharat Gupta

Lecture on Natya Shastra, an ancient Indian treatise on the performing arts, encompassing theatre, dance and music.

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November 19, 2013 · 11:10 pm

Objective Journalism?

Can real journalist ever be objective? I don’t think so. A recent article in nytimes explores real journalist’s identity as being a thin line between journalism and activism, vis-a-vis Glen Greenwald, who broke the story on secret government program on domestic and international phone tapping. Another example of a real journalist (who is not neutral, and rightly so) is P. Sainath. Here is a video where Robert Jensen, professor of journalism at UT Austin, talks about P. Sainath in his journalism class. The documentary, Nero’s Guest, is a summary of Sainath’s work on Indian farmer’s suicides, caused mostly by neo-libral policies adoped by India in late 90s.

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