The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture on Smart Cities -- Organic Cities: Conceptual Conundrums Confronting Indian Urban Planners by Prof. A.G.K. Menon, Architect, Urban Planner and Conservation Consultant based in New Delhi. Date: 11 July 2017 (Tuesday) Time: 03.00 pm Venue: Seminar Room, Library Building, NMML, Teen Murti House, New Delhi Prof. A.G.K. Menon, is an architect, urban planner and conservation consultant. Practicing and teaching in Delhi since 1972, he co-founded the TVB School of Habitat Studies in 1990 and was its Director from 1994–2007, when it was inducted into the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, as the University School of Architecture and Planning. Image by J.M.Valenciano
Tibet House, in collaboration with India International Centre invites all interested to a Spiritual Ecology - Annual Lecture on Buddhist Awakening in the Middle of the Climate Crisis. The Public Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Deane Curtin, Chair of Ethics and Professor of Philosophy, Gustavus Adolphus College. Date: 26 November 2016 Time: 5:30 pm to 08:00 pm Venue: Lecture Room-I (Annexe Building) India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi Abstract: The climate crisis is an unprecedented challenge to the future of life on planet earth. Climate gases already released into the atmosphere will likely cause dramatic climate changes by 2030 , including coastal erosion, drought and famine. This talk will sketch out a Buddhist environmental ethic, the path of an eco
The Centre for Earth Studies (CES) of the Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi invites all interested to a Public Lecture and Discussion on the Outbreak of Chikungunya and Dengue in Delhi. The discussion will be led by Prof. Chandan Ghosh of the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Delhi. Date: 20 September, 2016 Time: 2.30 pm Venue: Auditorium, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi (Near the Civil Lines Metro Station) (Please make an entry at the College Gate before entering). Supporting Information According to the World Health Organsiation, Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. It causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. There is ...
On the occasion of World Oral Health Day, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi invites all interested to a Public Lecture and Panel Discussion (in Hindi & English) on the topic of Healthy Body Through Healthy Mouth. Date: 20.03.2015 (Friday) Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Please take your seats by 3.45 PM) Venue: Jawaharlal Auditorium, AIIMS, New Delhi Speakers and Panelists: Dr. Naseem Shah, Dr. O.P. Kharbanda, Dr. Vijay Prakash Mathur, Dr. Kameshwar Prasad, Dr. Rajiv Narang, Dr. Viveka P. Jyotsna. The broad topics covered will be: Common Dental and Oral Diseases Relationship of Oral Diseases with Stroke Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes How best to take care of your Teeth and Gums ? The Lecture will be followed by tea. Free Parking is avai...
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture on 'Recasting the Nature Conservation Landscape: A field perspective from India’s tropical rainforests' by Dr. T. R. Shankar Raman, of the Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore. Date: Friday, 20th March, 2015 Time: 3.00 pm Venue: Common Room, Annexe, NMML, New Delhi Abstract: From mosses to macaques and insects to elephants, a spectacular array of wild species occur in India's tropical rainforests. Forest loss, fragmentation, and land-use changes have created present-day rainforest landscapes where people and wildlife, nature and culture, are confronted with the reality of coexistence or conflict. Here, the speaker explores conservation challenges in such landscapes, delving into field exp
300 million people suffer from asthma globally. Asthma also causes about 250,000 deaths annually. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of asthmatic patients is expected to increase to 400 million by 2025. Taking children and adults together, there are nearly 30 million asthmatics in India today, which constitutes about 10% of the global burden of Asthma. This makes asthma a disease of particular concern, especially since the causative factors of asthma are only on the rise in cities like Delhi. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi invites all interested to a public lecture and panel discussion on 'Recurrent Cough, Cold and Wheezing in Children: Is It Asthma?' Date: 25 November, 2014 Time: 4.00 to 5.00 pm Venue: Jawaharlal Aud
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture in its ‘Cities in History’ series on ‘Delhi’s Twentieth Century: Reflections on contemporary urbanism’. The lecture will be delivered by Prof. Ravi Sundaram of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi. A recent international study listed Delhi as the second most populous city in the world. Delhi’s endless expansion is comparable to other international city-regions like Sao Paulo and Mexico City. Further the city now has a new urban politics, as well as cultural life. Ironically, despite its thousand-year history, Delhi’s claim to a dynamic urbanism was for years overshadowed by the vibrant cultural and political life of Calcutta and Bombay, both cities established by coloni
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture, in its ‘Science, Society and Nature’ series, on ‘A Disconnect in Need of Urgent Repair: Scientific thinking and policy-making’. The Lecture will be delivered by Prof. K. Vijayraghavan, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi. In this lecture, the speaker will address a global problem. Governments, the world-over, aim to serve people through crafting of policy. Scientific evidence can play a key role in policy making. Science is not the only component in policy-making, indeed it is usually a minor one. Several other factors, social, historical and economic perhaps play far more important roles. Yet, disconnecting science and evidence from policy making can have disastrous shor
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
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