Thursday, July 2, 2015

30 June - 4 JulyAnanta Aspen Seminar ( Registration closed )
10 July Book Discussion "The Making of Indian Diplomacy: A Critique of Eurocentrism" with Author Deep K. Datta-Ray
WWF India Auditorium, 172 -B, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi – 110003

Delving into the current nature of the Indian state, Mr. Deep K Datta-Ray attempts to answer whether Indian Diplomacy is simply a derivative of European colonial models.
14 JulyBook discussion on "India Shastra: Reflections on the Nation in Our Time"
Durbar Hall, Asiatic Society, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road, Mumbai

Discussing his latest book, “India Shastra”, Dr Shashi Tharoor will examine the social, political and economic churning in the country today and reflect on complex issues facing the Indian society.
19 July
The Banyan Tree Dinner (By Invitation Only)
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29 June
Session on "India and Central Asia Relations: The Road Ahead”
New Delhi

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Central Asia, the Ambassadors of  the Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Tajikistan identified energy, transport, agriculture, IT and education as key areas of collaboration to boost India’s engagement with the region.

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26 June  
Session on "Make in India" to “Innovate in India”

Highlighting the role of innovation in boosting growth, Professor Soumitra Dutta urged India to incentivize business and foster entrepreneurship to enhance its global brand.

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2 June
"Roundtable on Sustainable Development and Moral Capitalism"

Featuring 20 eminent thought leaders, the open-ended Roundtable discussion revolved around the ever present necessity of a moral capitalism to finance and achieve sustainable development with social justice.

Anantjeet Naruka’s Skeet Bronze Wraps up Fruitful Outing for India Juniors at the 2ndISSF Junior Cup
New Delhi, 1 July 2015: Promising 17-year old Skeet shooter Anantjeet Singh Naruka, held his own in a quality six man final to win the Bronze Medal and conclude a successful 2nd ISSF Junior Cup expedition for the Indian team. India ended the five day event held across the Rifle-Pistol and Shotgun categories, with 14 medals. Three of them were Gold, Six Silvers and Anantjeet won them their Fifth Bronze of the event on the concluding day.
The other event of the final day saw Italian team mates Luca Miotto and Francesco Idone share the Gold and Silver Medals respectively in the Junior Men’s Trap Shooting. Eemil Perttisalo of Finland won the Bronze. Two Italian teams ensured the order remained same in the Team Trap competition with the Russians bagging the Bronze ahead of Finland.
36 dead as ferry with 173 on board capsizes off in Ormoc, Philippines —


At least 36 people were killed after a passenger ferry with 173 on board capsized in rough waters off Ormoc City on central Leyte island past noon on Thursday, AFP reported, citing Philippines officials. A report on Manila radio said 21 people were missing, and Coast guard spokesman Armand Balilo told AP that 118 have been rescued so far. Rescue boats picked up survivors who clung to the overturned hull of the Kim Nirvana, 1km from the port of Ormoc.
US, Cuba to open embassies —


Cuba and the US have agreed to open embassies in each other’s capitals, and President Barack Obama is expected to announce the agreement Wednesday, AP reported. The move is seen as the biggest tangible step in the countries’ historic bid to restore ties after more than a half-century of hostilities. The US Embassy in Havana is reportedly scheduled to open later this month. The re-establishment of embassies has been negotiated following a surprise December announcement that secret talks had led to an agreement to restart diplomatic relations.
From: Anoop Barua Thu, 2 Jul ’15 2:38p
Dear Friend,
It gives me an immense pleasure in informing you that as per the academic process of NSD, final year students will be presenting their Diploma Productions in coming days and in this series, the third Diploma Production will be staged today i.e. 2nd July 2015 at 6.30 pm at Abhikalp and Abhimanch. The details are mentioned as hereunder:-
Name of the play : Rasa Nishpatti (An Audience Interactive Performance)
Concept & Direction : Martin Jishil
In the play, an intimate theatre technique is being used and therefore, there would be limited sitting arrangement.
It is indeed a great pleasure for Director, NSD in inviting you for the performance, hence, it is requested, please spare some time from your busy schedule to witness the performance and also encourage the young talented upcoming directors by giving all due publicity through your esteemed organization.
Further, please ensure your seat in advance to avoid last moment inconvenience as there is only single show.
Looking forward to see at the venue.
With regards,
A.K. Barua
Public Relations Officer
National School of Drama
New Delhi
Idea of India
40 Public Intellectuals, academicians and human rights defenders Evaluate One Year of Modi Govt
Release of 15 video panel discussions
One Year in Govt: An Evaluation
Abhijit Sen, Aditya Mukherjee, Amar Farooqui, Anil Choudhry, Apoorvanand, Ashish Nandy, Atul Sood, Deepak Nayyar, Dhruv Sangari, Dinesh Abrol, Farida Khan, Harsh Mander, Hartosh Singh, Indira Jaisingh, John Dayal, KM Shrimali, Mridula Mukherjee, Neelabh Misra, Neera Chandoke, Nirupam Sen , Nitya Ramakrishnan, Nivedita Menon,Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Prabhat Patnaik , Prabir Purkayastha, Priya Pillai, Reetika Khera, Satish Deshpande,Seema Mustafa, Shekhar Singh, Siddharth Vardarajan, Subrat Das, Uma Chakravarthy, Utsa Patnaik, Vani Subramanian, Vijoo Krishnan, Vineeta Bal, Vrinda Grover, Yousuf Saeed, Zoya Hassan
They will be also released online tomorrow.
July 2, 2015
IWPC, 5 Windsor Place, New Delhi
Kindly depute a reporter, photographer to cover the release
Yours sincerely
Shabnam Hashmi Seema Mustafa Harsh Mander Prabir Purkayastha

Sri K.Govindaraj, President, Basketball Federation of India would like to Meet  the Press in connection with conduct of  4th SABA Zone Championship & Qualifying SABA Zone for 28th FIBA Asia Championship for Men form 3rd to 5th July 2015 at Sri Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bangalore
The Press Meet will be held at 4.30pm at Century Club on 02.07.2015 ( Thursday), we request you to kindly send your reporter / press photographer to attend this press meet.
With Regards
Further Details May Contact: 09980025795/09741293037

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