Talks & events

I occasionally give talks and participate in conversations about different aspects of contemporary India at different forums within and outside India. Here are some of the events I have participated in.

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  • Friday 5th June 2015

    Telling Africa's Stories

    Panel discussion on "Telling Africa's Stories" at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town

  • Tuesday 18th November 2014

    Creating an Antevasin Corporation - Experiments from India's Godrej Group

    This was a talk at the Yale School of Management's China India Insights Colloquium about four experiments by the Godrej group - spanning human capital, design, venture capital and culture - aimed at transforming itself into an 'antevasin' corporation. 

  • Sunday 11th May 2014

    Soft Diplomacy

    A special event at the Wheeler Centre, Melbourne, co-organized by Arts Centre Melbourne and AsiaLink, discussing the future for creative diplomacy initiatives. 

  • Wednesday 9th April 2014

    India +SocialGood

    Panel discussion on the "Future of Cities" at the India +SocialGood conference in Mumbai, co-organized by the United Nations Foundation, Gates Foundation, Mashable and other partners.  

  • Saturday 8th March 2014

    INK Women

    Talk at the first INK Women conference in Mumbai, on optimism in the LBGT community, despite the recent legal setbacks on section 377. 

  • Sunday 16th February 2014

    The Indian LGBT Youth Leadership Summit

    Talk and panel discussion at India's first LGBT Youth Leadership Summit organized by the advocacy group Mingle. 

  • Saturday 1st February 2014

    UN Young Changemakers Conclave 2014

    A special talk at the UN Young Changemakers Conclave 2014, on how corporations can serve as change agents. 

  • Friday 23rd August 2013

    Runway-Wardrobe-Street: Friday Funda at Lakmé Fashion Week

    A special conversation at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013 with fashion insiders including Bandana Tewari from Vogue magazine, on how fashion translates across different media.  

  • Monday 5th August 2013

    Conversation with Aamir Khan: Ideas that make life brighter

    A freewheeling conversation with Bollywood superstar, producer, TV phenomenon, change agent and Godrej brand ambassador Aamir Khan, about innovation, sustainability and creating a better world. 

  • Thursday 25th July 2013

    Moonriver Salon: Connecting the Dots

    A special talk at Moonriver Delhi, on unexpected sources of knowledge in today's age. 

  • Saturday 22nd June 2013

    Understanding Gay Bombay

    Lecture, India Ki Khoj, IIT Gandhinagar. 

  • Saturday 20th April 2013

    Artworld Powwow | Art and the Mumbai Development Agenda 2014-2054

    Panel Discussion, organized by the Mohile Parikh Center, Mumbai.