Release of the IIC Quarterly Winter 2021 – Spring 2022 Special Issue

11 July 2022, 06:00 pm
Release of the IIC Quarterly Winter 2021 – Spring 2022 Special Issue
Programme Type
Discussions
Venue
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

The Working of the Indian Constitution

Edited by Arghya Sengupta and Omita Goyal

To be released by Dr. Karan Singh, Chairman, IIC Editorial Board

Chief Guest: Hon’ble Shri Justice P.S. Narasimha, Judge Supreme Court of India

Followed by a discussion

Panelists: Justice (retd.) Smt Anjana Prakash, Senior Advocate and former Judge, Patna High Court; and Dr. Arghya Sengupta, Founder and Research Director, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy 

This volume is an attempt to understand the working of the Constitution by assessing the on-ground working of its five key promises: to make India a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic. Each of these aspirations is then tested through real-life case studies, data-driven analyses, personal memoirs or on-ground engagement. The holistic picture that emerges from the different essays in this volume will allow the reader to assess how the Indian Constitution has worked (or not) in the last seven decades.

With contributions by Anshul Avijit; Maidul Islam; Ronojoy Sen; Mari Selvaraj; Akhilesh Godi; Navin Chawla; Deepak Gupta; Sanjay Kumar; Diksha Sanyal; Siddharth Ramji; Faizan Mustafa; Ritwika Sharma; Bandeep Singh; Rajeev Bhargava; Madan B. Lokur; T.M. Thomas Isaac; Dinesh Siddiqui; Ritambhara Hebber; Arghya Sengupta; M.V. Rajeev Gowda; Gourab K. Banerji; Thomas Blom Hansen; Alok Prasanna Kumar; Vimala Ramachandran; Namratha Murugeshan; Cyril V. Darlong Diengdoh; Kirti Singh; Brinda Karat; Dipa Sinha; Pawal Dhall; and Aiman Hashmi

 

IIC DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS – DIGITAL GOVERNANCE

30 June 2022, 06:30 pm
IIC DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS – DIGITAL GOVERNANCE
Programme Type
Discussions, Webcasts
Venue
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

HYBRID PROGRAMME

She isn’t online… yet: Women and Social Media

Panelists: Abhinandita Dayal Mathur, Advisor, Delhi Government who will speak on Women, Social Media and Governance; Natasha Jog, Head of Public Policy, Instagram will speak on Policy Issues; Priyanka Kher, Head of Media, Breakthrough will speak on Online Safety; and Aparajita Bharti, Co-founder, The Quantum Hub (TQH) will speak on Young Leaders for Active Citizenship (YLAC)

Moderator: Mahima Kaul, Head Public Policy, Bumble APAC and former Public Policy Director, Twitter India

What will it take for more women to use social media freely in India? Does the answer lie with social media companies and the protection that they offer their most vulnerable audiences? Does the answer lie with reforming the patriarchal lens through which society, and sometimes the state, views women? Does the answer lie with women – and have we not been able to ask the right questions?
 

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

29 June 2022, 05:00 pm
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Programme Type
Discussions
Venue
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

Indian Citizenship and Immigration Law
By Amish Tandon (Niyogi Books Pvt. Ltd: 2022)

Discussants: Justice Shri Madan Lokur, former Judge, Supreme Court of India; Dr. A. Didar Singh, former Secretary, Govt. of India and former Secretary General, FICCI; Ms Shubhrastha, Columnist, freelance writer and political strategist; and Shri Amish Tandon, Advocate and author of the book

Moderator: Ms Jasleen Vohra, TV presenter and commentator

Yoga Workshop for Children

20 June 2022, 06:00 pm
Yoga Workshop for Children
Programme Type
Talks
Venue
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

Conducted by Smt Bijoylaxmi Hota 

Aimed specifically at children, this workshop will include practices of Hatha Yoga, Tantra Yoga and Nada Yoga to strengthen their eyes, lungs and nervous system; relax their body and mind; and clear their psyche

At 18:45
Dietary and Other Advice

 

At 19:00
Mantra Yoga
This session is open to both children and adults

At 19:30
Yogic Consultation

Members and their families are requested to please register their participation in either or both sets of workshops in advance. Kindly please send us an email confirming your participation on iicprogrammeassist@gmail.com

Yoga Workshop

17 June 2022, 06:00 pm
Yoga Workshop
Programme Type
Discussions
Venue
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

To be conducted by Smt Bijoylaxmi Hota, well-known Yoga Guru and author of several books on Yoga

Two years of the pandemic has increased the stress levels for most people and this needs to be released and the damage caused by it to the system repaired sooner than later, as stress leads to almost all other ailments. The Yoga workshops to be conducted by Smt Bijoylaxmi Hota is an attempt to undo some of the damage.

Yoga Workshop for Adults – Hatha Yoga

To be conducted by Smt Bijoylaxmi Hota

Apart from Hatha Yoga, the workshop will include various destressing techniques, including Raja Yoga, Mantra Yoga, and Tantra Yoga. 

 

At 19:15
Yoga for Super Immunity

Launch of the new book by Bijolaxmi Hota (Rupa Publishers: 2022)

Followed by a discussion with: Shri V. Srinivas, Secretary, Dept. of Public Reforms and Grievances (DARPG) & Dept. of Pensions and Pensioners Welfare (DOPPW); Smt Rupinder Brar, Additional Director General, Tourism; Shri Nagesh Singh, Chief of Protocol, Ministry of External Affairs; and Shri Sanjeeb K. Mishra, Secretary-cum-COE, National Recruitment Agency (NRA)
 

ART MATTERS

20 May 2022, 06:30 pm
ART MATTERS
Programme Type
Discussions
Venue
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

Do Art Books Matter?

A discussion with Malvika Singh, author and publisher; Dayanita Singh, well-known photographer; Pramod KG, Managing Director, Eka Archiving Services, founder Director, Anokhi Museum of Handprinting and author and editor of several publications; Bhavna Kakar, Founder and Director, Latitude 28, and Editor and Publisher, TAKE on Art magazine; and Akshay Pathak, Head, Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council

Chair: Ashok Vajpeyi

(Collaboration: The Raza Foundation)

IIC DIAMOND JUBILEE DISCUSSION ON DIGITAL GOVERNANCE

26 May 2022, 06:30 pm
IIC DIAMOND JUBILEE DISCUSSION ON DIGITAL GOVERNANCE
Programme Type
Discussions
Venue
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

Digital Equity: Empowering the marginalized and underprivileged through Aadhaar, Aayushman Bharat, Government eMarketplace, and other Digital Platforms

Panelists: Shri Ram Sewak Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority (Ayushman Bharat Yojna); Shri Talleen Kumar, Member (Finance), Space Commission, Atomic Energy Commission and Earth Commission and formerly CEO, the Government eMarketplace (GeM); and  Dr. Saurabh Garg, CEO, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) 
Chair: Shri K.N. Shrivastava

The JAM Trinity is the foundation of Digital India and is the Government of India’s initiative to link Jan Dhan Account, Mobile Numbers and Aadhaar card for financial inclusion. Aadhaar provides a digital identity that is unique, lifelong, online and authenticable. Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) is a payment app that lets one make simple, easy and quick transactions using Unified Payments Interface (UPI). The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) aims to develop the backbone necessary to support the integrated digital healthcare ecosystems. The Government eMarketplace is the National Public Procurement Platform for ensuring transparency, inclusion and cost-savings in public procurement besides encouraging domestic manufacturing and investment. GeM provides an ever increasing market access to MSMEs, Woman SHGs and Start-ups. GeM-SAHAY is an app based platform providing frictionless working capital financing solutions to MSMEs in a few minutes in real time. The fundamental requirements of scalability, speed, inclusion, interoperability, frugality and technical robustness are the key success factors for all these digital products and platforms

The Crisis in Sri Lanka and Implications for India

23 May 2022, 06:30 pm
The Crisis in Sri Lanka and Implications for India
Programme Type
Talks
Venue
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

Speaker: Prof. V. Suryanarayan, former Director, Centre for South and South East Asian Studies, University of Madras, Chennai. He is one of India's leading specialists in South and Southeast Asian Studies and combines in his teaching and research specialization in history, political science and international relations

Chair: Amb. K.P. Fabian

The crisis in Sri Lanka that began with peaceful demonstrations demanding the resignation of the Rajapaksa government, following the widespread shortages of food, fuel, medicine, and other daily necessities, has turned violent. Prime Minister Mahindra Rajapaksa has resigned and fled to an unknown destination for safety. His brother the President has refused to resign. What are the prospects of an early end to the crisis?

India has already provided assistance worth $3.5 billion this year only.  Can India do anything to assist its neighbour to put down the raging fire?

Professor V. Suryanarayan, a well-known scholar studying Sri Lanka and Indo-Sri Lanka relations for decades, will explain to us the origins of the crisis and much more. 

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

05 May 2022, 06:00 pm
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Programme Type
Discussions
Venue
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

First Fuel: India’s Efficiency Journey and a Radical Vision for Sustainability

By Padu Padmanabhan (Pan Macmillan India: 2021)

Discussants: Shri S. Raghupathy, Principal Advisor, Confederation of Indian Industry; Dr. Koshy Cherail, Program Director, Renewable Energy, Centre for Science & Environment; Dr. Gaurav Bhatiani, Program Director, Energy, Resource Triangle Institute (RTI); Shri Ashish De, Global Head of Power & Utilities, KPMG; Shri Prabir Neogi, Chief Advisor, Corporate Affairs, Goenka Group; and Shri Padu Padmanabhan, author of the book

Chair: Dr. Satish Kumar, President, Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy
 

Indian Ocean Security

26 April 2022, 06:00 pm
Indian Ocean Security
Programme Type
Talks
Venue
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

Indian Ocean Security

Speaker: H.E. Mr. Mohamed Nasheed, Speaker of the People’s Majlis, House of Parliament of Maldives and formerly President of Maldives

Chair: Shri Shyam Saran, Life Trustee, IIC and formerly Foreign Secretary of India