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Examining the Causes of Rising Infertility in contemporary era

The First Lecture in the series “Examining the Causes of Rising Infertility in the contemporary era” was organised by India Policy Foundation on 19th January 2019 at IPF premises. The invited speakers, Dr Praveen Pathak, Assistant professor, Delhi School of Economics and Dr Sabine Rafiq Kapasi, IVF specialist at Bloom Lilavati Hospital, deliberated on the topics of “Analyzing trends and Social Differentials in Infertility in India: Evidences from NFHS” and “A discourse on fertility” respectively. ..

Levels of Happiness and Factors Affecting Them among the Different Social Groups in Delhi

  January 5, 2019, IPF Seminar Hall, New DelhiSpeaker: Ms. Devolina Sharma, M.A. Economics (Pursuing), Jawaharlal Nehru University  On January 5, 2019 India Policy Foundation organised its second lecture in the series Gross National Happiness in the Era of GDP. Subject: “Levels of Happiness and Factors Affecting Them among the Different Social Groups in Delhi”...

Gross National Happiness in the Era of GDP

Subject: Happiness in Nations: Past, Present and FutureDecember 1, 2018, IPF Seminar Hall, New DelhiChair: Prof. N. N. Sharma, Public Policy Expert Key Speaker: Prof. V. K. Shrotryia, Professor, Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of DelhiModerator: Dr. Suman Kumar, Associate Professor, Rajdhani College, University of DelhiThe first chapter of the lecture series ‘Gross National Happiness in the Era of GDP’, which attempts to understand both economic and non-economic ..

ROLE OF THINK TANKS: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE EAST AND THE WEST

An interactive session was organized in India Policy Foundation (IPF) Seminar Hall on 3rd November, 2018 on the topic “Role of Think Tanks: Perspectives from the east and west”...

REVISITING GLOBALIZATION: FROM A BORDERLESS TO A GATED GLOBE

INDIA POLICY FOUNDATION organized a ‘Panel Discussion’ on 24th October, 2018 under the visionary leadership of Honorary Director Professor Rakesh Sinha. Dr. Jamie halsall, Department of Behavioral sciences, University of Huddersfield, UK and Dr. Ashwani Mahajan, National Co-Convener, Swadeshi Jagaran Manch were the Chief Panelists. Apart from them many other distinguished guests also graced the occasion to take part in the discussion...

Changing Discourse of Odisha

The seminar was organised by India Policy Foundation on June 17, 2017. It was the 2nd talk under the series of state politics in India on the topic of ‘Odisha-emerging social, cultural and political discourse’...

Islam in the Context of Indianisation

The event was graced with the presence of chief guests, Mr. Syed Zafar Islam, National Spokesperson for the BJP and Mr. GhulamRasoolDehlvi, a renowned columnist and Islamic thinker...

Emerging Alternative Narrative in West Bengal Politics

The opening remarks were given by Dr. Rajvir Sharma. He berated the current political regime of West Bengal and its appeasement policy...

Democracy, Violence and the State

India Policy Foundation on January 21, 2017 organised a seminar on Democracy, Violence and the State at Constitutional Club, New Delhi where victim of West Bengal communal riots also present on the occasion. Speakers on the occasion were of the view that the problem of West Bengal is not the problem of the Bengalies...

Political, Moral And Constitutional Justification Of Uniform Civil Code

October 25, 2016, IPF Seminar Hall, New DelhiSpeakers: Dr.Hilal Ahmed, Associate Professor, CSDSDr.Alok Sharma, Assistant Professor, University of DelhiMs. Aishwarya Bhati, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court   On recent developments and debates regarding Uniform Civil Code, India Policy Foundation initiated a serious of seminars discussing various aspects inviting experts and thinkers from various society domains. The seminar series of ‘Understanding Uniform Civil Code and Its Resistance&..

Internal Colonisation of Balochistan

October 1, 2016, Constitution Club of India, New DelhiChair: Prof. Avanijesh Awasthi, University of DelhiSpeakers: Sh. Mazdak Dilshad Baloch, Baloch Freedom ActivistSh. Vivek Katju, Former Diplomat & ThinkerMaj. Gen. (Dr.) G.D. Bakshi (Retd.), Defence ExpertDr. Tarek Fatah, Canadian author and activist, Founder, Muslim Canadian CongressOn 1st October 2016, India Policy Foundation (IPF) organised a Seminar titled ‘Baloch Nationality: Internal Colonisation of Balochistan by Pakistan’. ..

RELEASE OF PAKISTAN WATCH

Describing Pakistan not as a state bust as a state of mind, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sah-Sarkaryawah Dattatreya Hosabale said that lack of freedom of expression no culture could evolve in Pakistan since it came into existence...

Social Philosophy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

India Policy Foundation (IPF) on May 14, 2016 organised a seminar on Social Philosophy of Dr. B R Ambedkar in which several experts on the subject spoke about it. This programme was organized under the aegis of Centre for Social Justice and Harmony of the IPF. ..

IDEOLOGICAL UNTOUCHABILITY IN INDIAN DEMOCRACY

India Policy Foundation organised a seminar on February 13, 2016 on ‘Ideological Untouchability in Indian Democracy’ and release of two book ‘Big Lies’ and ‘Baudhik Samvad Ka Abhipray’ in which it was generally observed by the speakers that like any other social evil untouchability for a particular ideology has been a common practice in India for over a century. This was also an attempt by these people to avoid hard work by discrediting a particular ideological stream. ..

New Constitution of Nepal: Complexities and Inaccuracies

November 4, 2015, IPF Seminar Hall, New Delhi Speakers: Dr. Sundar Mani Dixit, Chairman, People’s Society for Peace and Development, NepalShri Ravit Kumar, Social ActivistChair: Shri K G Suresh, Senior Consulting Editor, Doordarshan News. India Policy Foundation (IPF) on November 4, 2015 organized a seminar on ongoing problem in Nepal against the promulgation of constitution of Nepal ‘New Constitution of Nepal: Complexities and Inaccuracies’ in which sections like Madhes ..

Uniform Civil Code-Contemporary Debate

India Policy Foundation organized a panel discussion on “Uniform Civil Code – Contemporary Debate” at the IPF seminar hall on July 11, 2015. Prof Rakesh Sinha started the debate introducing the need for a Uniform Civil Code, and mentioned its requirement to be re-introduced in the public domain. ..

Land Acquisition Bill 2015 to Address Public Concern

April 25, 2015, IPF Seminar Hall, New DelhiChair: Shri Virjesh Upadhyay, National General Secretary, Bharatiya Mazdoor SanghSpeakers: Shri Mohini Mohan Mishra, Secretary, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, Shri Gopal Agarwal, Economic Thinker, Shri N.K. Singh, Senior JournalistIndia Policy foundation organised a panel discussion on ‘Law on Land Acquisition -- Then and Now’ at the IPF seminar hall on April 25, 2015 with eminent speakers expressing their views on the much vexed issue. The debate comes ..

ISIS: An Emerging Threat to the Modern World

April 7, 2015, Constitution Club of India, New DelhiChair: Shri D.C. Nath, Former Special Director, IBChief Speaker: Shri Tarek Fatah, Canadian Writer & Broadcaster Speakers: Shri Maroof Raza, Senior Defense Expert, Prof. Girijesh Pant, West Asian Studies, JNU, Dr. Rajiv Nayan, Senior Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Sujata Ashwarya Cheema, West Asian Studies, Jamia Millia IslamiaOn the occasion of the India Policy Foundation’s seminar on the topic “ISIS: An Emerging Threat to the Modern World”, ..

Indo-China Border Dispute and Way Forward

September 13, 2014Chief Guest: Shri G Parthasarathi, Former High Commissioner to Pakistan Research Presentation: Brig. R.P. Singh, (VSM) (Retd)India Policy Foundation organised a debate on Indo-China border Dispute and Way Forward on September 13 in which former diplomat Shri G Parthsarathy spoke in detail about Chinese threat, reality and where does India stand. He outlined the policy paralysis and leadership’s inability to understand the real threat. He even mentioned some historical blunders ..

North-East India, Economic Development and Look East Policy: Fallacy or Reality?

People of the North East must be integrated and the sense of alienation must be done away from the people of the region. 'People of the region are Indians and must not be treated like aliens' was the sentiment. The entire region needs not only attention of the government but people of the mainland also need to be little more sensitive towards them. ..

TOWARDS IMPROVING INDO-BANGLADESH RELATIONS

June 28, 2014, IPF Seminar HallIndia Policy Foundation organized a panel discussion on India-Bangladesh Relations on June 28, 2014 at IPF seminar hall, New Delhi.Prof. Jayanta Ray, formerly Chairman, Maulana Azad Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata an expert on Indian foreign policy and including Indo-Bangladesh Relations. He spoke on the systematic ethno-religious cleansing of the Hindus and Buddhists in Bangladesh since 1947 (when it was East Pakistan). That is the main cause of their flight to ..

Emerging Political Culture and 2014 Lok Sabha Elections

Political discourse marked a significant change during the Lok Sabha elections 2014. It was a political battle not between political parties but also between two ideas, two national philosophies and two legacies of the Indian politics since independence. This was the theme discussed in the seminar before the general elections 2014...

V D SAVARKAR’s TREATISE ‘HINDUTVA’ AND GANDHI AND CULTURAL NATIONALISM

Both Savarkar and Gandhi were formative forces behind the idea of Hindutva and have huge original contribution. They share some similarities with each other while having important differences. Two experts, Dr. D. D Pattanaik and Prof. Sheila Rai graced the occasion with their informative and analytical speeches...

IIT-IPF JOINT GROUP DISCUSSES ELECTORAL REFORMS

September 4, 2013, IPF Seminar HallThe importance of electoral reform in India can hardly be exaggerated. It is all the more important for India, world’s biggest democracy that uses election as the sole exercise of participation in the democratic procedure. But the present chaos, underlying totalitarianism and corruption existing in every political party undermine the process of democratic choice to a large extent. Cheap, popular politics with very sensitive issues often seriously compromises ..

CONCERN OVER LOOMING CHINESE THREAT ON INDIA: SEMINAR AND RELEASE OF INTERVENTION PAPER “CHEEN KI CHUNAUTI”

News of Chinese incursion in Indian Territory is not new to us but the unprecedented violation of territorial boundary in Ladakh in recent times caused tension for both defense and diplomatic apparatus of the nation. In context of these recent developments, IPF monograph on China looks apt and timely. The monograph delves deep into various issues related to Indo-Sino relationship...

SWAMI VIVEKANANDA, INDIAN TRADITION AND INDIAN LEFT

Despite some external commonalities between Vivekananda and Marxist leftists, there are fundamental differences to them. While Swamiji's life and idea are based on the principle of Atman, the doctrine of potential divinity of the soul, taught in Vedanta, Marxist’s ideology is built on the pillar of dialectic materialism which denies any pervading conscious entity intrinsic to the universe. ..

PREDICAMENT OF MINORITIES IN PAKISTAN: RELEASE OF INTERVENTION PAPER AND SEMINAR

BJP PRESIDENT SHRI RAJNATH SINGH ADDRESSED A GREAT GATHERING CONSISTING OF BUREAUCRATS, JOURNALISTS, STUDENTS, AT IIC, NEW DELHI, HIGHLIGHTING THE PLIGHT OF MINORITIES IN PAKISTAN.Feb 2, 2013, India International Centre, New DelhiReleased by: Chief Guest Shri Rajnath Singh, National President Bharatiya Janata Party Keynote Address: Ms. Anne Isabelle Tollet, Senior French JournalistGuest of Honour: Syed Faisal Ali, Group Head, Rojnama Rashtriya Sahara  The horrific stories of discrimination ..

CHINESE NAVY IN INDIAN OCEAN AND STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS FOR INDIA

A discussion was organised on realizing the potential threat of a ‘Rising China’ in Indian Ocean region which is strategically crucial to India, IPF organized a brainstorming session in the presence of top retired officers from Indian army, intelligence agencies and experts. It also included a well researched power point presentation on “Chinese Navy in Indian Ocean and Strategic Implications for India”...

RELEASE OF INTERVENTION PAPER "JUDICIARY, GENDER AND UNIFORM CIVIL CODE"

Muslim Personal Law Board has twisted and maneuvered Quran and Sharia laws to make it suitable for its selfish motives of banishing Muslim women from their legitimate rights...

RELEASE OF ASSAM: BENDING OVER THE BACKWARDS: TRESPASSING CAUSES DEMOGRAPHIC DAMAGE

RELEASE OF ASSAM: BENDING OVER THE BACKWARDS: TRESPASSING CAUSES DEMOGRAPHIC DAMAGE..

DISCUSSION ON RELEVANCE OF NCTC

The brainstorming session on June 2, 2012 at IPF seminar hall whether we need National Counter Terrorism Center as proposed by the Union government ended inconclusive. Experts were divided on the issue as scholars from Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis and Institute for Conflict Management (ICM) argued against the formation of the NCTC. P K Upadhyaya, Sr fellow from IDSA, felt there was a need for police reforms, strengthening policing, moderninsing police forces and our intelligence modules ..

SOCIAL IMPACT OF PARALLEL CINEMA

The seminar on Social Impact of Parallel Cinema held at IPF seminar hall on April 14, 2012. Veteran journalist and renowned literary figure Shri Manglesh Dabral,the editor of The Public Agenda , chaired the session and delivered special lecture...

ARMED FORCES SPECIAL POWERS ACT: THE UNTOLD STORY

The Indian Army too has become a victim of proxy wars designed to defame well established institutions of the country. This has been the outcome of the discussion on Armed Forces Special Power Act organised by India Policy Foundation (IPF). The speakers accepted that there might be some aberrations of the Army being on the wrong side but they are exceptions and blown out of proportion...

RELEASE OF ‘LOKTANTRA PAR PRAHAR’

The IPF document, Loktantra Par Prahar: Nagrik Adhikaro Ka Hanan (Attack on Democracy: Violation of Citizens’ Rights) deals with the undemocratic and repressive methods of the government at the Centre...

RELEASE OF “CHEENI VISTARVAAD”

The monograph, ‘Chinese Adventurism on Indian Borders’, authored by Prof Satish Kumar, is the second publication by the IPF under the series of India-China relations. It focuses on China’s intrusions and oft-repeated claims on Indian Territory. Prof Kumar elaborated various dimensions of his research...

CHINA’S INTERFERENCE IN NEPAL

The seminar on ‘China’s Interference in Nepal and Its Implications for India’ was attended by a large number of academicians, researchers and journalists. Initiating the discussion, RNP Singh was of the view that Indian diplomats and the policy-makers are responsible for the tilt in India’s relations with Nepal and due to the lackadaisical handling of the situation obtaining there, China has taken advantage and is grabbing India’s space vis-à-vis that country. It has even pumped money to influence ..

DIMENSIONS OF INDIA-CHINA CONFLICTS

Presenting his monograph, Cheen ki Chunauti – Vividh Aayam (Various Dimensions of the Chinese Challenge) at a pre-submission seminar on ‘Dimensions of India-China Conflicts,’ Satish Pednekar, a senior journalist of Jansatta, said “China’s growing assertiveness vis-à-vis India is going to be the biggest challenge to India’s leadership in the years ahead.” The seminar was attended by leading academicians, journalists and experts on defence and strategic matters. ..

NEW MEDIA: CHUNAUTIYA AUR SAMBHAVANAYEN

January 29, 2011, Malviya Smriti BhawanReleased By: Shri A N Mishra, Former VC, Makhanlal Chaturvedi Patrakarita Vishwavidyalaya Chief Guest: Onkareshwar Pandey, Executive Editor, Sunday Indian Speakers: Balendu Sharma Dadhich, New Media Exponent and Group Editor of Prabha Sakshi The close of the 20th century witnessed a great revolutionary change in global media scene and that was the emergence of New Media. This New Media is qualitatively different from the old or traditional media as it is interactive ..

DIMENSIONS OF MULTICULTURALISM

The iron law of human development and social change has inflicted heavy damage to the creativity of human society. It is not only creativity but also the very survival of man that was threatened and one could have overcome this threat by accepting the so-called truth essentially emanating from this iron law. In fact, its long inexorable continuance has indeed created a stifling human situation where choice is extremely limited – either you fall inescapably in line with the given truth or risk your ..

FOREST, PEOPLE AND LAND

  August 21, 2010, IPF Seminar Hall Chaired by: Shri Gopal Agarwal, Economist & ThinkerSpeakers: Prof. Jaganath Ambagudia, Delhi UniversityShri Milind Thatte, Eminent Forest Rights ActivistThe human society is inextricably linked with its natural surroundings. Moreover, nature plays an extraordinarily significant role in sustaining the life of the poor and marginalized people. In this context, forest and land occupy a crucial and critical position not only in sustaining the lives ..

Census 2011: Blinkered Vision, Fragmented Ideas

We proudly proclaim the unity and diversity of our country, but the very unity is undermined when we invoke the diverse aspects of our society to suit the demands of power politics. The caste census is a case in point. Prof. Rakesh Sinha, Hon Director, IPF, has come up with an intervention paper, Census 2011: Blinkered Vision, Fragmented Ideas. The paper has made impartial observations on the narrow sectarian content of the recent caste census...

Census 2011: Blinkered Vision, Fragmented Ideas

August 5, 2010, India International Centre, New DelhiReleased by: Sh. Jagmohan, Former Union Minister, Main Speaker: Dr. Amitabh Kundu, Professor, JNUWe proudly proclaim the unity and diversity of our country, but the very unity is undermined when we invoke the diverse aspects of our society to suit the demands of power politics. The caste census is a case in point. Prof. Rakesh Sinha, Hon Director, IPF, has come up with an intervention paper, Census 2011: Blinkered Vision, Fragmented Ideas. The ..

ORIGIN OF MAN FROM INDIA

  Nov. 28, 2009, IPF Conference HallChief Guest: Prof. D K Bhattacharya, Delhi UniversitySpeaker: Dr. Premendra Priyadarshi, Independent Researcher Author  Human curiosity knows no limits and from its very inception, it has grappled with the problem of the beginning of human life on the earth. Right from Charles Darwin till the present day, human evolution has remained a lively subject of discussion and debate. The prevalent theory of traces of the origin of man first found on ..

A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE COMPOSITION AND SOCIAL BASE OF THE 15TH LOK SABHA

The representative institution in any country symbolizes the multiple aspirations of its people. These aspirations can hardly ever be met without participation of representatives from various social segments of the society, for, it ensures the social inclusiveness of the representative institution...

SPIRITUALLY INDIANS THE TAMILS OF SRI LANKA

The India Policy Foundation has always kept itself updated on the developments taking place in the neighbourhood as they have a direct bearing on the politics of our country...

DECEPTIVE EQUALITY: DECONSTRUCTING THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION

India Policy Foundation’s Monograph, ‘Deceptive Equality: Deconstructing the Equal Opportunities Commission’, authored by Prof. Rakesh Sinha, was launched by the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Karia Munda, in front of a large gathering of academicians, students, journalists and interested members of the general public at the Constitutional Club, New Delhi...

TERRORISM AND THE INDIAN MEDIA

  MARCH 9, 2009, CONSTITUTION CLUB, NEW DELHI The contemporary society is facing the menace of global terrorism, which has led to the loss of many precious and innocent lives. India is the worst victim of this menace since the last few decades and at this juncture the possibility of its end appears to be quite remote. Moreover, the media, by the manner in which it is treating this grim challenge to civilised societies, far from weakening it, is actually abetting it. This is the context ..

INDIAN MUSLIMS AND MODERNITY

December 27, 2008, IPF Conference HallChaired by: Shri Baldev Bhai Sharma, Editor, Panchjanya WeeklySpeakers: Shri Qamar Agha, Senior Journalist and Visiting Professor, Jamia Millia IslamiaShri Priyadarshi Dutta, Writer and Researcher  The value and freedom of culture is sustainable as long as it provides space for self-criticism. The rigid adherence to the fundamentals of religion without any scope for internal debate and discussion is bound to create a narrow world view. The inner strength ..

GANDHIJI AND MODERNITY

  October 25, 2008, IPF Seminar HallChaired by: Prof. Rajvir Sharma, Associate Professor, Delhi UniversitySpeaker: Shri Dinesh Kumar, Researcher and ColumnistFor the present seminar on Gandhiji and Modernity, we picked up the issue of modernity in the overall context of Gandhian writings. It is our firm belief that an alternative to Western modernity, if at all, can emanate only from the Gandhian stream of thought. In this context, it is important to note that many ills of the non-Western ..

RICKSHAW BANK

Realising the importance of microfinance that can be facilitated through collective effort, the IPF organised a talk on ‘Rickshaw Bank’ to find ways how to make millions of rickshaw-pullers owners of the rickshaw they pull all across the cities of India...