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Public Lecture at NMML on ‘Flower Garden and Fluid Corridor: A New Look at India’s North East’

Public Lecture at NMML on ‘Flower Garden and Fluid Corridor: A New Look at India’s North East’

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The North East of India is a link region between the Indo-Gangetic plains and the highlands of Myanmar and southwestern China. This is the meeting ground of three great civilisations and "where India begins to look less and less India and more and more like the highlands of southeast Asia". For sixty years since decolonisation , the northeast has been a zone of endemic low intensity conflict since it is this region that post colonial India's grandiose national building project was repeatedly challenged by battling ethnicities . The region has been increasingly militarised and continues to suffer from both a democracy and development deficit. But if India learns to look at northeast's demographic diversity and geo-strategic location as an asset and plays into the emerging geo-politic...
Workshop on ‘Environments and Histories’ at NMML

Workshop on ‘Environments and Histories’ at NMML

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The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) cordially invite all interested to a Workshop on Environment and Histories! The linkages between environments and histories may seem self-evident but require careful thought and rigour. How human actions do or do not transform environments for better or for worse is a central issue of our times. Yet, the past is critical not only to understand the changing nature of contending visions of the future but to assess how, why and where specific choices are made about interventions. A discussion of the relations between ecology and history can help do much more than shed light on nature's pasts. The papers to be presented will help highlight different facets and issues.  For instance, a dialogue across what are often sharp dividing lines of anc
NMML to Host A Symposium on The Re-emergence of Delhi as Capital

NMML to Host A Symposium on The Re-emergence of Delhi as Capital

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The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), in association with the Ministry of Culture cordially invite all interested to a two day long Symposium on 'The re-emergence of Delhi as Capital'. The centenary of the shift of the imperial capital in 1911 has been occasion for commemoration and also for reflection. Concerns about heritage have been paralleled by reconsidering the longer term imperial impact on the cultural and social fabric. Yet, it is easy to forget that Delhi has had a longer past against which the changes of the last hundred years need to be viewed. Equally so, the city or rather the cities within it have not one but different stories that are still unfolding. These contested spaces and memories, the sense of an urban cityscape with not one but many narratives is wha...
Panel Discussion on Agriculture in India at NMML

Panel Discussion on Agriculture in India at NMML

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The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) cordially invite all interested to a Panel Discussion on 'Agriculture in India'. The key speakers comprising the panel include Prof. Deepak Pental, Geneticist and former Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi; Prof. Ashok Gulati, Economist and Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices and Dr. Himanshu, Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Regional Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. Date: 23 March, 2012, Friday Time: 3.00 pm Venue: Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building, NMML Agriculture in India is amidst many a transition. Key aspects of the Green Revolution model are in crisis. There is an active debate on how to raise yields in dry land areas. Even more contested is the
Lecture on Environment, Democracy, Authority: The Meaning of Anna Hazare in Ralegan Siddhi

Lecture on Environment, Democracy, Authority: The Meaning of Anna Hazare in Ralegan Siddhi

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Not so long ago, in a village named Ralegan Siddhi, poverty and indebtedness made people helpless often leading them to desperation and ultimately to alcoholism. Quarrels and street fights were daily chores and the village itself was in a pathetic state of mere existence. This was the distressed Ralegan Siddhi which made one man stand out and 'be the change.' Anna Hazare took upon himself to rid Ralegan Siddhi of its miseries and transform it into a prosperous village which feeds into the development of India. Through watershed management and improvement in the overall environment, he could bring about a change in the social structure of the village and became a leader that everyone came to respect. Thirty six years from then, this same Gandhian moved the nation from Rajghat and Ramlil

Invite: Panel Discussion at NMML on Our Nuclear Future – Perspective and Prospects

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For Nuclear Energy to be a serious candidate as an Energy option for the country, it must cross two major barriers. These are: 1) the problem of nuclear waste: transuranic isotopes that have long term radio toxicity and biohazards, that anyone who studied science in school will understand and 2) the problem of limited naturally fissile (U-235) fuel supply. Since these are difficult problems, the economic, environmental and socio-political acceptability of nuclear energy remains debatable. With this as the backdrop, the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) is organising a panel discussion inviting concerned citizens on 'Our Nuclear Future: Perspective and Prospects' on 3rd January, 2011 in the NMML Seminar Room of the Library Building. Shri Jairam Ramesh, Hob'ble Minister of St...
November 12, 2010: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Memorial Lecture at NMML

November 12, 2010: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Memorial Lecture at NMML

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Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was a multi-faceted personality: a great freedom fighter and an eminent scholar in India’s freedom movement and was independent India’s first Education Minister and also the first President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). In fact, the ICCR was founded by him on 9th April 1950. Indian in thought and global in outlook, he had a broad integral view of Indian and world culture. The ICCR is commemorating its 60th year anniversary and in collaboration with the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML), is organizing the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Memorial Lecture 2010. The Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Lord Meghnad Desai on the topic “Globalization and Cosmopolitan Culture” on 12th November 2010 at 4.00 p.m. in the NMML Auditorium. The
TARAgram Yatra: Inspiring Sustainability in Policy & Practice

TARAgram Yatra: Inspiring Sustainability in Policy & Practice

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Development Alternatives, a non-profit organisation established in 1983 creating large scale sustainable livelihoods is hosting TARAgram Yatra 2010, an annual event organised with the mission of inspiring sustainability in policy and practice. This year’s focus, “Towards Green Economies - scalable solutions for people and our planet”, cuts right to the heart of contemporary public dialogue and resonates through every feature of Development Alternatives (DA) efforts to promote and facilitate sustainable human development for the poor and the underprivileged. TARAgram Yatra 2010 promises to be a milestone in a series of global multi-stakeholder consultation process leading up to Rio+20. The dialogue is being organised by Development Alternatives in partnership with the Green Economy Co
Bengal Tiger Consultation: Securing the Future for the Tigers in India

Bengal Tiger Consultation: Securing the Future for the Tigers in India

Green Alert
The recently concluded The Future of the Bengal Tiger, a conference hosted by the Sanctuary Asia, brought together over 150 delegates, speakers and other participants from all walks of life. Held on 6th August 2010 at the Teen Murti House auditorium, the participants were a blend of wildlife conservationist, researchers, media persons, bureaucrats, foresters and many school students and laypersons. Though students represented the majority, the blend of participants reflected the growing interest in tiger conservation among the general public. The conferences entailed talks by the forest department officials, military personnel, politicians, wildlife biologists and journalists. The sessions also dealt with issues like corruption, conflicting mandates among the different bureaucracies...
Delhi Marked World Environment Day 2010 in Style

Delhi Marked World Environment Day 2010 in Style

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Having almost always taken pride in being one of the greenest capital cities in the world, and led by a green Chief Minister as well, Delhi took the lead again in celebrating 5th June as the World Environment Day (WED) 2010...in style! The Hon'ble Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dixit "kickstarted" the day by launching an electric vehicle rally from her residence in order to promote zero emission pollution free 'green transport' in the city. Supported by Hero Electric, a subsidiary of Hero Group, the rally saw participation from large number of people from all age groups.  From the CM’s Residence on Motilal Nehru Marg, the rally crossed Akbar Road, Shahjahan Road,  Aurangzeb Road, Samrat Hotel to reach the NDMC Commonwealth Garden where a token plantation  drive took place. What a day also
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