Discussions

Proliferation of Jihadi Elements put Pakistan’s Future at Stake

Speakers at a lively discussion on the 'Future of Pakistan' expressed concern over the failure of Pakistan government to curb the jihadi tendencies in its military establishment and society. The Round Table discussion, organised by the India Policy Foundation at Jawaharlal Nehru University, had participants objectively and freely analysing the various scenarios emerging in Pakistan. ..

Round Table Discussion on Addressing Conflicts of Interest of Public Officials on September 21, 2019 at School of Languages, JNU, New, Delhi

Round Table Discussion on Addressing Conflicts of Interest of Public Officials on September 21, 2019 at School of Languages, JNU, New, Delhi..

Round Table Discussion on National Education Policy on June 24, 2019 at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Round Table Discussion on National Education Policy on June 24, 2019 at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi..

Round Table Discussion on Meaning of Mandate 2019 on May 28, 2019 at School of Sanskrit and Indic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Round Table Discussion on Meaning of Mandate 2019 on May 28, 2019 at School of Sanskrit and Indic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi..

‘Bend in the River: Global Trends and Trump Checkmate.’

India Policy Foundation on February 11, 2017 organised a brainstorming session on the subject ‘Bend in the River: Global Trends and Trump Checkmate.’ The brainstorming session was aimed at to discuss the changing world order after the advent of Donald Trump in the US presidency. Speakers were generally of the view that instead of looking at the US for its move, India must strengthen itself...

The Role of Think-Tanks in India

January 13, 2017, IPF Seminar Hall, New DelhiKeynote Address: Shri Anirudh Deshpande, Akhil Bharatiya Sampark Pramukh, RSS, Prof. S.R. Bhatt, Chairman ICPR, Prof. ADN Bajpai, Vice Chancellor, H.P. University, Shri R.K. Ohri, Chairman Patriots Forum, Shri Vijay Kranti, Senior Consulting Editor, DD News, Shri K.G. Suresh, Director General, IIMC, Dr. Anirban Ganguly, Director, SPMRF, Prof. P.N. Mishra, Professor, DAVV, Prof. N.N. Sharma, BIMTECHChair: Dr. Saradindu Mukherji, PPT Presentation: Dr. Rahul ..

THINK TANKS IN INDIA: PUBLIC POLICY AND CHALLENGES

February 7, 2014, IMS, IndoreThe research panel discussion, ‘Think Tanks in India: Public Policy and Challenges’ jointly organised by Institute of Management Studies (IMS), Indore; India Policy Foundation (IPF) and India Centre for Public Poli..

THINK TANKS IN INDIA: PUBLIC POLICY AND CHALLENGES

September 28, 2013, Swasti Premium, BhubaneshwarIndia Policy Foundation and Birla Institute of Management and Technology jointly organized a brainstorming session on the role of different Think Tanks working in India. The principal objective of Think Tanks is to keep the policy makers updated and to recommend reform measures in order to make policies functional and goal-oriented. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. D N Padhi said, in India, policy making starts after elections and the clue of different ..

INDIAN EDUCATION AND MISSING EGALITARIANISM

One of the major inspirations of national freedom movement in India was to defy the colonial attempt of systematic uprooting of Indian education system. Rejecting the British institutions, national schools were established in every nook and cranny of the country on the supervision of visionary thinkers and these schools in turn played very significant role in carrying forward the freedom movement. ..

POLICY FRAMEWORK AND FUNDING OF NGOS IN INDIA

The discussion held on Policy Framework and Funding of NGOs in India on August 3, 2012 at Malviya Smriti Bhawan , New Delhi...

THIN TANKS IN INDIA – SESSION 1

Dec 10, 2011, ANS Institute of Social Studies, PatnaThe seminar, ‘Think Tanks in India: Public Policy and Challenges,’ was jointly organised by India Policy Foundation (IPF) and India Centre for Public Policy (ICPP) of Birla Institute of Manag..

POLITICAL AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES OF URDU JOURNALISM

Urdu media functions with an agenda exclusively of a community and therefore has its readership pre-defined and limited, said Prof Rakesh Sinha, IPF Director, at the brainstorming session on ‘Political and Social Perspectives of Urdu Journalism’. Introducing the importance of the subject he said even people like Teesta Setelvad and the editor of Milli Gazette Zafarul Islam Khan too agreed that Urdu newspapers believe in conspiracy theory. ..

EMERGING CHALLENGES FOR THINK TANKS

August 6, 2011, India International Centre, New DelhiThe brain-storming session on ‘Think Tanks in India: Public Policy and Challenges,’ organised by IPF and India Centre for Public Policy (ICPP) of Birla Institute of Management Technology (BI..

PREVENTION OF COMMUNAL AND TARGETED VIOLENCE BILL

  May 31, 2011, IPF Seminar HallThe Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill 2011 is not only constitutionally flawed, but also politically motivated and has dangerous implications for the country’s unity and must be rejected outright, a number of intellectuals said at the seminar on the Bill. Prof Rakesh Sinha, introduced the subject and said that a reading of the proposed Bill makes it clear that if it is allowed to become law, the ramifications for the nation will indeed ..

CORRUPTION AND RECOVERY OF INDIANS’ ILLEGAL DEPOSITS IN FOREIGN BANKS

Prof Rakesh Sinha, Hon. Director of the Foundation, in his initial remark said that the present revelation of corruption cases reflects severe socio-political crisis imposed on our nation by a microscopic minority of political elite...

NEW MEDIA: PROBLEMS AND CHALLENGES

Speaking at the brainstorming session on New Media, Uday Sinha expressed his concerns over the quality of content provided by the New Media. He said that exponents and contributors in the New Media should follow journalistic ethics and observe self-regulatory guidelines. ..

THE NEW MEDIA IN THE PRESENT CONTEXT

Jan 3, 2011, IPF Seminar HallRam Bahadur Rai was of the opinion that media is changing from print to radio to TV to now the Internet. The tragic death of Princess Diana was first flashed on the Internet. The Net has rapidly become the preferred medium in Europe and America to obtain news. TV and radio are still surviving but New Media has carved a niche for itself and its potential is unlimited. This is a new kind of journalism which is different from conventional journalism.   This medium ..

CENSUS 2011- WHAT IS WRONG?

The brainstorming session on Census was held to bring to light the power politics being played behind this routine decennial operation. The very idea of caste census is a conscious colonial construct and, therefore, it was rightly discarded after India became free in 1947. It is really startling that the spectre of caste census has again resurfaced now. If we make a deeper analysis of this process, then we come across new divisive political idioms that are invoked for the narrow objective of electoral ..

RANGANATH MISRA COMMISSION REPORT - SESSION III

Feb 26, 2010, IPF Seminar HallAt the 3rd brainstorming session on Ranganath Misra Commission report, former Lok Sabha MP Sanjay Paswan expressed the view that there was no resentment among Dalits on the issue as they were not aware of the impact of Muslim reservation from the SC quota. After the BJP raised the issue, the matter sunk into their minds that it is an effort to deprive them of their right. Calling it a political conspiracy, Vijay Sonakar Shastri said after 1935 this is the first instance ..

RANGANATH MISRA COMMISSION REPORT - SESSION II

Feb 20, 2010, IPF Seminar HallAt the second brainstorming session held by the IPF, journalists, educationists, social workers, social scientists and social reformers participated. Meenakshi Lekhi commented that reservation to Dalits was a corrective measure. For that they have been given special protection but solution to the problems of converted Muslims and Christians should not be sought at the cost of the Hindus. There is no social inequality in these religions. JK Bajaj said that converted Muslims ..

RANGANATH MISRA COMMISSION REPORT - SESSION I

Feb 17, 2010, IPF Seminar HallThe IPF organised a brainstorming session on the Ranganath Misra Commission report, which has been a topic of controversy for its outrageous recommendation to provide reservation to new converts from Hindu religion to Islam. The current seminar deliberated upon the diverse aspects of the report and their pernicious repercussion on the Indian society. The speakers, drawn from various walks of life, were of the opinion that the implementation of this report would inevitably ..