A lecture by Charu Gupta, Associate Professor of History, University of Delhi Gupta's lecture will focus on the contemporary furor over the idea of "love jihad", considering contexts of sexuality, media, and communalism in modern India. This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, the Department of History, and the Chabraja Center for Historical Studies.
Directors at Films Division, the Indian government’s film production unit, were at the forefront of the country’s cinematic avant-garde. Twenty years after Independence, they reflected on India’s progress with dynamic experiments in film form. These rarely screened shorts are on subjects of development such as family planning, science and technology, and poverty reduction. Characterized by an often psychedelic, postmodern cool, the films also manage to construct sly critiques of the state that sponsored them. The films were curated by a friend in the PhD program.
Panel 1: The Indian Consumer Market: Young, vibrant, aspirational, and open for business Speakers: Niren Chaudhary (President KFC Global), Varun Berry (MD, Britannia Industries), Santosh Desai (MD & CEO, FutureBrands) & Sajal Kohli (McKinsey Head of Retail) Moderator: Sunil Chopra (Distinguished Professor of Operations)
Panel 2: Digital India: Swiping right on m-transformation Speakers: Sanjay Kalra (Ex-CEO Tech Mahindra), Kunal Shah (CEO, Freecharge) Moderator: Mohanbir Sawhney (Distinguished Professor of Technology)
Panel 3: Make in India: Goodbye red tape, hello red carpet Speakers: Sanjeev Sanyal (Chief Economist, Deutsche Bank), Shumeet Banerji (Ex- Global MD Booz Allen Hamilton), Dr. Sayeed (Indian Consul General to US, Chicago) Moderator: Prof. Sam Ramesh (Faculty, GIM-India)