A series of public talks, being organised by the University of Göttingen, Germany, will bring different experts from Göttingen and India on a single platform to provoke thought that foster ideas on diverse subjects. Students across schools and colleges will benefit from experiences of the experts during the Göttingen India Forum at the Conference Pavilion, Indo-German Urban Mela Delhi.
a) Mind Mapping of Indian Culture and looking beyond… [11:30am to 12:30pm]
The discussion will encompass the Indian Culture fathoming within our mind and memory. Realizing many a lesser known aspects of culture. The Oral, Textual and Visual elements of culture will be dealt explicitly. It will try to map and experience different and dynamic cultural nuances in the NOW which this writer has experienced in his three decades of field work. This talk will be followed by a documentary the author has made on behalf of IGNCA Bali Yatra, 'They Say they Came From INDIA'.
Speaker Profile - Dr. Gautam Chaterjee
Media Centre of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi
b) Inspired by Sustainability [1pm to 2pm]
Talk will focus on my journey to Antarctica with Sir Robert Swan. How did we achieve demonstrating real world examples based on Renewable energy? This was done by conducting the first ever TEDx Event and then setting up the only renewable energy base in Antarctica.
The focus will then shift to work at the Base of the pyramid. Achieving sustainable business models with focus on clean technology for rural India and lastly what does it take committing to a dream and achieving it?
Speaker - Paras Loomba
Senior Technical Consultant
c) The Distinctiveness of Indian Secularism [3 to 4 pm]
Speaker Profile - Prof Rajeev Bhargava
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
d) Nature and Evolution of Structures in the Universe - [ 4:30 to 5.30pm]
The stars have inspired both scientists and poets alike although for entirely different reasons. While stars, planets ansics d the moon are the most prominent objects to the naked eye in the night sky, it turns out that these are the smallest of the celestial objects in the universe. Observations through modern telescopes, together with the principles of physics, have enabled us to study and understand not only stars but much larger structures like galaxies, clusters of galaxies and structures at the farthest frontiers of the visible universe. In this talk I plan to focus on the features that characterize different structures in the Universe and the basic physics involved in their formation and evolution.
Speaker Profile - Prof T. R Seshadri
Department of Physics and Astrophysics, Delhi University