The Future of Indian Economy
July 12, 2019 7:00 pm Friday
Vamsi Vakulabharanam Associate Professor of Economics University of Massachusetts, Amherst
In the recently concluded Indian election, economic factors did not play a decisive role. Despite a faltering economy, BJP returned to power with an enhanced majority. Political and cultural factors seemingly played a much more central role in the determination of the election outcome. What is in store over the next five years? Will economic factors become central once again? What kind of an economy can we expect in the near future? What indications can be gleaned from the newly minted 2019 budget? What are the emergent economic faultlines of the Indian economy?
12th July 2019 7:00pm
Sports Movie Month – Rudy (1993)
July 10, 2019 7:00 pm Wednesday
Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of
playing for Notre Dame. Director: David Anspaugh Writer: Angelo Pizzo Stars: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
Budget Analysis: Dr.Amir Ullah
July 06, 2019 7:00 pm Saturday
Budget speeches are always windows into the future. This budget, the first statement of great significance for the national economy by the newly elected government, is being watched by observers world over. How has India fared in the last year, how will it do in the coming years on crucial indicators of economic wellbeing ? What do these indicators mean for different segments of the economy ? What are the signs that we need to watch out for ? What gains and what losses ? Come listen to Dr. Amir Ullah Khan, development and trade economist and advisor on development practice to many national and international bodies. The conversation will be moderated by G Sudhir, IAS, chairperson of the commission of inquiry into Minorities in Telangana State.
Democracy in Contemporary India
June 28, 2019 7:00 pm Friday
Lamakaan invites all to a talk by Prof Rampunyani on the topic ‘Preserving Democracy in Contemporary India.’
In this talk, Prof Punyani will take us through the journey of Independent India and how its founding fathers dreamt about a truly secular, socialist and republic India. He will also highlight the major challenges to Indian democracy in contemporary times.
The session will be interactive and followed by questions and answers session.
About Prof Ram Punyani: Prof Ram Puniyani is a former professor of biomedical engineering and former senior medical officer affiliated with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He began his medical career in 1973 and served IIT in various capacities for 27 years, beginning in 1977. In December 2004, he took voluntary retirement to work full-time for what has been stated by some as “communal harmony” in India. He is involved with human rights activities and initiatives to oppose something which some see as “the rising tide of fundamentalism in India”. He is associated with the organizations All-India Secular Forum, Center for Study of Society and Secularism and ANHAD. In 2006, he was awarded the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration.
Early in June 2019, he received threatening phone calls from unknown persons who demanded that he stop his “anti-Hindu” activities. Puniyani filed a report with the Mumbai Police.
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