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NMML Public Lecture on The Fields Beneath – London & Delhi

NMML Public Lecture on The Fields Beneath – London & Delhi

Events
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library invites all interested to a Public Lecture, as part of its ‘Cities in History’ series, on "The Fields Beneath - London & Delhi" by Prof. Narayani Gupta. Indian urban historians recognise and study built towns, or networks of towns, but do not for most part examine why and how rural areas became  ‘urbanised’. This is largely because of the lack of archival records for the centuries before the 20th. This Public Lecture will be a tribute to the fine work of Gillian Tindall on the history of Camden Town, and written in the hope that researchers working on Delhi will be tempted to delve into the pasts of the villages that have lost their landscapes and often their very names over the last 100 years. Date: Thursday, 21st August, 2014 Time: 3.0
Invitation to Release of Booklet on the Trees of Delhi

Invitation to Release of Booklet on the Trees of Delhi

Events
Delhi Greens, Compassionate Living and a series of like minded organisations and individuals invite all concerned citizens of Delhi to the release of a booklet listing the 100 most suitable trees for Delhi NCR by Pradip Krishen. The booklet is entitled, "Pradip Krishen's List of 100 most suitable trees for Delhi NCR". Date: 16 August 2014 Time: 6.00 pm Venue: Lecture Room 2, Indian International Centre Annexe, New Delhi. Delhi has many trees, and we need many more. With increased pressure on the availability of  land for plantation, it becomes essential to plant the right trees. The booklet entitled "Pradip Krishen's List of 100 most suitable trees for Delhi NCR" introduces some common and some very rarely spotted trees that survive best and more potential to contribute to the
NMML Seminar on ‘The Colonial Hunt:  Metropole, Colony and Wildlife in India

NMML Seminar on ‘The Colonial Hunt: Metropole, Colony and Wildlife in India

Events
The Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Seminar on The Colonial Hunt: Metropole, colony and wildlife in India, 1850-1950’. The speaker during the Seminar will be Dr. Swati Shresth of the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment. Dr. Shresth works on colonial culture and wildlife management and is currently finishing her monograph on colonial governance and hunting. Date: 19th August, 2014 Time: 3.00 pm Venue: Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi Seminar Abstract: The self-ascription as sahib-shikaris (officer-hunter) in colonial India, was important to British identity and to claims of benevolent, paternalistic exercise of power. The memorialization of British hunting from
Invite to Flower Show and Antardhvani 2014 at University of Delhi

Invite to Flower Show and Antardhvani 2014 at University of Delhi

Events
The University of Delhi invites the citizens of Delhi and around to the Flower Show and Antardhvani Cultural Festival. The University of Delhi is the most popular university in all of India, attracting students from across the country and world.  It is that time of the year again in the university! Antardhvani 2014 is a three days Cultural Fest and Flower show will begin from 14 February 2014 and will continue till 16 February 2014. Promoting clean energy in the university through shift to cycles needs to be encouraged: bicycle ads in India. The DU Antardhvani Cultural Festival was conceptualized and started in 2011 and has become the showpiece event of India's highest rated university. In just two years, it has emerged as the medium for profiling the university’s cultural, sports,
Kofi Annan on 5 Day ‘Environmental Mission’ Visit to India

Kofi Annan on 5 Day ‘Environmental Mission’ Visit to India

Green Alert
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan will arrive in New Delhi today to deliver the inaugural address at the 14th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS). Mr Annan will also meet the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, to exchange views on political and economic developments in the region, climate change and opportunities for south - south cooperation. Founding chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, Mr. Kofi Annan is a firm believer of the fact that India plays a key role in addressing some of the world’s biggest challenges such as peace and stability, poverty alleviation and climate change. “India itself is amongst the countries most affected by climate change as various droughts and floods have shown. Its leadership, within
Public Lecture on Governing South Asia’s Forests at NMML

Public Lecture on Governing South Asia’s Forests at NMML

Events
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture on the topic 'Governing South Asia’s Forests: Does women’s presence make a difference?’ as part of the ‘Science, Society and Nature’ Series. The Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Bina Agarwal of the University of Manchester, UK and Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. Date: 5 February, 2014 (Wednesday) Time: 3.00 pm Venue: Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building, NMML, New Delhi Abstract: Forests in South Asia are largely state owned but a fair proportion are community governed. Women’s presence, however, has been sparse in community institutions involved in such governance, and most research on gender and forest governance has focused on women’s absence. This presentation reverses that
Hotels Going Green As Business Travellers Preferring Green-Certified Hotels

Hotels Going Green As Business Travellers Preferring Green-Certified Hotels

Corporate Greening
An increasing number of business travellers are opting for green-certified hotels in an effort to curb the impact of their frequent travelling. A new survey (Global Business Traveler Survey 2013) by market research firm Timetric indicates that 47% of respondents confirmed that it is ‘important’ for them to stay in green-certified hotels during business trips. 7% of the respondents consider green certifications to be an ‘extremely important’ factor in their choice of hotel. This is indeed a healthy trend and the awareness on reducing individual footprint now seems to be having an impact! How are hotels going green? Survey results show that for a hotel to be considered green, respondents consider ‘low-energy light bulbs’ and ‘reduced use of plastic materials’ to be the main sustainab
NMML Public Lecture on ‘Rescuing Nature from Growth and Equity’

NMML Public Lecture on ‘Rescuing Nature from Growth and Equity’

Events
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture in the ‘Science, Society and Nature’ series on ‘Rescuing Nature from Growth and Equity’. Abstract: The importance of restoring extensive natural landscapes with full complement of wild species is now well-recognized as an integral part of any development process hoping to maintain planet earth in a state conducive to human existence in the long run. Such natural diversity of plants and animals includes many species that can be wisely harvested for human uses, tolerates human impacts or even thrives under them. However, there are also animal and plant communities that are ecologically fragile in the face of human impacts or come into serious conflict with human interests, leading to their rapid ex
Invitation to 3rd Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change (DYSoC 2013)

Invitation to 3rd Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change (DYSoC 2013)

Events
Delhi Greens, in collaboration with Miranda House (DU) and with support from dataserv APAC invite the youth of Delhi and India to the 3rd Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change (DYSoC 2013), to be held on the 24th and 25th of August 2013 at Miranda House, University of Delhi. Project partners for the Summit include Compassionate Living, Vindhyan Ecology & Natural History Foundation and the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) supported South Asia Youth Environment Network (SAYEN). The atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration has now exceeded the 400 parts per million (ppm) level indicating that human impacts on the environment are significantly more than envisaged. This is an alarming bell for all nations and individuals and the youth – who will bear the maximum brunt of this ch
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