Seminars

Seminar on Reclaiming Kashmir, the Sacred Land on July 13, 2019 at Constitution Club, New Delhi

Seminar on Reclaiming Kashmir, the Sacred Land on July 13, 2019 at Constitution Club, New Delhi..

Undercurrents in Indian Party System

 April 8, 2019, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, New Delhi  Speaker: Shri Tom Vadakkan, Political ActivistChair: Prof. V.K. Malhotra, Member Secretary, ICSSRGuest of Honour: Smt. Aishwarya Bhati, Senior Advocate,Supreme Court of IndiaDr. Geeta Bhatt - If one looks at the history of any nation, various instance of violence have been recorded and so is the case with our nation, India where the very recent incident, the Pulwama attack shook all the citizens from our complacency ..

STATE, DEMOCRACY AND CIVIL SOCIETY- SUBJUGATION OF SECULAR VALUES IN BENGAL

The seminar was graced by Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari, retd chief justice of Patna high court and chairperson of Punjab Human Rights Commission and was chaired by Smt Ashwariya Bhati, Additional Advocate General, Government of Uttarar Pradesh. ..

“Mahila Adhikar: Rudhiwad Ke Virudh Pratikar”

April 29, 2017, Dept. of Lifelong Learning, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur In order to have a broader perspective on the plight of female victims of triple talaq, recently India Policy Foundation (IPF) organized a Seminar, “MahilaAdhikar: RudhiwadiKeVirudhPratikar,” in collaboration with Department of Lifelong Learning, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur and National Muslim Women Welfare Society on 29-04-17 in Jaipur.  In the seminar, IPF was represented by Dr. Geeta Bhatt, Associate ..

Democracy, Violence and the State

  January 21, 2017, Constitution Club of India, New Delhi Chief Guest: Shri Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Govt. of IndiaSpeakers: Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament, Lok SabhaCol. Diptangshu Chaudhary (Retd.), Political ActivistChair: Sh. Ashok Malik, Senior Journalist and Thinker  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 ..

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 Congress  On 1st October 2016, India Policy Foundation (IPF) organised a Seminar titled ‘Baloch Nationality: Internal Colonisation of Balochistan by PakistanR..

PAKISTAN WATCH

  June 13, 2016, Constitution Club, New Delhi Chief Guest: Sh. Dattatreya Hosabale, Sah Sarkaryawah, RSS Guest of Honour: Dr. Manmohan Vaidya, Akhil Bhartiya Prachar Pramukh, RSS Chair: Maj. Gen (Dr.) GD Bakshi, SM, VSM (retd) Speakers: Sh. Vivek Katju, Former Diplomat & Thinker Sh. Ajay Kumar, Senior Executive Editor, News Nation      Describing Pakistan not as a state bust as a state of mind, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sah-Sarkaryawah Dattatreya ..

IDEOLOGICAL UNTOUCHABILITY IN INDIAN DEMOCRACY

ndia 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...

The Idea of Pakistan

  August 8, 2015, Deendayal Research Institute, New DelhiSpeakers: Maj Gen (Dr.) GD Bakshi, Defense ExpertShri Rana Banerji, Special Secretary (Retd.), Cabinet SecretariatSh. Rajiv Dogra, Former Deplomat & Author, Where Borders BleedSh. Sushant Sareen, Defence Expert India Policy Foundation (IPF) on August 8, 2015 organized a seminar on ‘Idea of Pakistan’ at Deendayal Research Foundation. Some eminent speakers and experts on Pakistan outlined the very concept of Idea of Pakistan ..

ISIS: An Emerging Threat to the Modern World

April 7, 2015, Constitution Club of India, New Delhi Chair: Shri D.C. Nath, Former Special Director, IB Chief 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 Islamia On the occasion of the India Policy Foundation’s seminar on the topic “ISIS: An Emerging Threat to the Modern ..

INDIA IN TRANSITION: A PARADIGM SHIFT

July 19, 2014, Constitution Club New DelhiChair: Dr. Lokesh Chandra, Ex Member, Rajya Sabha & Former Chairman, ICHRSpeakers: Dr. Bajrang Lal Gupta, Eminent Thinker & Economist, Sh. Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director, The New Indian Express, Shri Shahid Siddiqui, Editor in Chief, Urdu Weekly, Nai Duniya  India Policy Foundation has organised a seminar on 'India in Transition: A Paradigm Shift' on July 19, 2014 Dy. Speaker Hall in the Constitution Club. Two books -- Western Media and ..

PERSECUTION OF MINORITIES IN BANGLADESH

A MONOGRAPH “HINDUS BETRAYED: RELIGIOUS CLEANSING IN BANGLADESH” WAS ALSO RELEASED ON THE OCCASIONNovember 29, 2013, India International Centre, New DelhiChair: Shri RNP Singh, Noted Thinker and AuthorKeynote Speaker: Prof. Jayant Kumar Ray, Ex. Director & Fellow, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institution, Kolkata Released by: Shri K. P. S. Gill, Ex DGP Punjab and Assam, Prof. Kapil Kapoor, Noted Thinker, Pro Vice Chancellor, JNU  Majority-minority discourse is central to India ..

SYRIAN CRISIS: AN IPF INTERVENTION

September 7, 2013, Venue: India International Centre Chief Guest: H.E. Riad Kamel Abbas, Syrian Ambassador to IndiaSpeakers: Dr. Ashwini Mohapatra, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityDr. Wael Awwad, Noted Syrian Journalist   Syrian Ambassador to India H.E. Riad Kamel Abbas outrightly denied that the Syrian government is behind chemical attack in the country. He, however, did not reject the idea of having chemical weapons. He said that chemical weapons can be a deterrent to a nuclear-po..

DR HEDGEWAR AND INDIAN NATIONALISM

June 21, 2014, Deendayal Research Institute, New DelhiChair: Prof. Kapil Kapoor, Ex Pro-Vice Chancellor, JNUChief Guest Address: Dr. Krishna Gopal Ji, Joint General Secretary, RSS Theme Speech: Prof. Rakesh Sinha, Hon. Director, IPFIndia Policy Foundation organised a seminar on ‘Dr Hedgewar and Indian Nationalism’ at Deen Dayal Research Institute on the occasion of the 75th death anniversary of Dr Keshav Hedgewar, one of the founders of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Dr Krishna Gopal, joint ..

DISCUSSION ON CORPORATE SCAMS

March 2, 2013, Constitution Club, New DelhiSpeaker: Prof. J P Sharma, Dean & Head Commerce Dept., Delhi School of EconomicsGuest of Honour: Shri Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Senior Journalist & EducatorIntervention: Shri Alam Srinivas, Senior Business JournalistSession Chair: Dr Rahul Singh, Associate Professor, Birla Institute A seminar on corporate scam was very timely to organize specially in the wake of never-seen-before proportion of corporate scams. The nexus between politicians and big corporate ..

IDEOLOGY, VALUES AND GOVERNANCE

February 23, 2013, Constitution Club, New Delhi Main Speaker: Sh. K J Alphons, Former Bureaucrat and Socio-Political ActivistChief Guest: Prof. Kapil Kapoor, Chairperson of IPFGuest of Honour: Sh Ashutosh, Managing Editor, IBN7Chair: Prof. Rekha Saxena, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi  One can memorize a library of books on ideology but that does not make a man sincere to any of them. But if someone takes one single idea, makes that his or her life and is ready ..

PREDICAMENT OF MINORITIES IN PAKISTAN

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 Delhi Released by: Chief Guest Shri Rajnath Singh, National President Bharatiya Janata Party Keynote Address: Ms. Anne Isabelle Tollet, Senior French Journalist Guest of Honour: Syed Faisal Ali, Group Head, Rojnama Rashtriya Sahara      The horrific ..

JUDICIARY, GENDER AND UNIFORM CIVIL CODE

  December 15, 2012, Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi Main Speaker: Shri Arif Mohammad Khan, Former Union Minister & Thinker Chair: Prof. Kapil Kapoor, Noted Thinker and Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, JNU Guest of Honour: Dr. Bajrang Lal Gupta, Eminent Thinker   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. The theory of religious non-permissibility ..

ASSAM: BENDING OVER THE BACKWARDS: TRESPASSING CAUSES DEMOGRAPHIC DAMAGE

  November 10, 2012, IIC, New DelhiReleased by: Shri Prakash Singh, Former DGP Uttar Pradesh and AssamGuest of Honour: Prof. Kapil Kapoor, Noted Thinker, Former Pro-vice chancellor, JNUThe intervention paper “Assam: Bending Over Backwards (Trespassing Causes Demographic Damage)” compiled and edited by IPF research team deals with the threat of planned change in demography of Assam. Persisting tension between locals and outsiders which broke out in form of riots between Bodos ..

Parliamentary Democracy at Cross Roads

September 12, 2012, IIC, DelhiChaired By: Prof. J. S. Rajput, Former Director, NCERTKeynote Speaker: Dr. Ramji Singh, Veteran Gandhian Thinker & Former MP Guest of Honour: Dr. I M Kapahy, Former President, NDTFIndia takes pride calling it to be the bi..

ROLE OF NGOS IN CIVIL SOCIETY

July 14, 2012, Constitution Club, New DelhiChief Guest: Dr Subramanyan Swamy, Former Union MinisterChaired by: Sh. Achyutanand Mishra, Senior JournalistGuest of Honour: Sh. K A Badarinath, Senior JournalistEminent thinker and the most effective non state ..

INTELLECTUALS OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY

Feb 17, 2012, Constitution Club, New DelhiChief Guest: Sh. Dattatreya Hosabale, Sah Sarkaryavah, RSSGuest of Honour: Sh. Ashutosh, Managing Editor, IBN7Keynote Address: Sh. R. Venkat Narayanan, Former Secretary Govt. of IndiaThe India Policy Foundation is a research organisation dedicated to exploring constructive solutions to contemporary problems through its intellectual pursuits, a platform for eminent personalities of all walks of life to come together, discuss and debate, paving the way for a ..

HINDUTVA IN THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE

Feb 7, 2012, India International Centre, New DelhiChaired by: Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Director, Rambhau Mhalgi PrabodhiniMain Speaker: Shri Shridhar Damle, Co-Author, The Brotherhood in saffronA discussion on Hindutva in the Western Perspective was organized at India International Center by the IPF on Feb 7, 2012.  Dr. Sahasrabuddhe Highlighted all aspects of Hindutva and also that how powerful the philosophy of Hindutva is? The main speaker’s, who is an independent researcher, focus ..

ROLE OF YOUTH IN NATION BUILDING

Sep 24, 2011, IIT, DELHIChaired by: Sh. Prabhanjan Verma, Senior Correspondent, IBN7Speakers: Sh. Arif Mohammad Khan, Former Union Minister & Veteran Social & Political ThinkerSh. Joginder Singh, Former Director, CBI & Policy InterventionistSh. Onkareshwar Pandey, Managing Editor, The Sunday Indian  Speaking at the seminar on Role of Youth in Nation-Building, Sh. Arif Mohammad Khan exhorted the youth to face the challenges of life honestly and courageously. The young generation ..

MAINSTREAM MEDIA & THE NORTH-EAST

June 30, 2011, Hindi Bhawan, New DelhiChaired by: Shri Govind Singh, Executive Editor, HindustanMain Speaker: Prof. Bimol Akoijam, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityGuest of Honour: Shri Neelabh Mishra, Editor, Outlook (Hindi)The North-East has been f..

RELEASE OF ‘LOKTANTRA PAR PRAHAR’

June 25, 2011, Deendayal Research Institute, New DelhiBook Release by: Dr Ramji Singh, Famous Gandhian Thinker, Former MP. Shri Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Editor Panchajanya, Prof JS Rajput, Former Director, NCERTThe 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. A large number of academicians, researchers, journalists and students were present at the ..

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 ..

RAMIFICATIONS OF RANGANATH MISRA COMMISSION REPORT

March 24, 2010, Malviya Mission Auditorium, New DelhiChaired by: Sh. Ramesh Patange, Writer, Thinker & Chief Editor, Vivek (Weekly) MumbaiSpeaker: Smt. Asha Das, IAS (Retd.) and Member-Secretary Ranganath Misra CommissionChief Guest: Sh. Arif Mohammad Khan (Former Union Minister and Renowned Thinker)  The contemporary unease is marked by an unholy alliance between politics and cultural identity in India. The thriving aspect of a multi-religious society lies in the observance of its cultural ..

HIND SWARAJ IN THE PRESENT CONTEXT

October 10, 2009, Deendayal Research Institute Auditorium, New DelhiChaired by: Shri Baldev Bhai Sharma, Editor, Panchjanya (Weekly)Speakers: Dr. Ramji Singh, Noted Gandhian & Former MP, Lok SabhaShri Ashutosh, Managing Editor, IBN-7Prof. Amit Sharma, Department of Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityA seminar on Hind Swaraj in the centenary year of its publication was very timely. Its relevance in today’s world lies in the fact that millions of people across the globe suffer from the ..

DECEPTIVE EQUALITY: DECONSTRUCTING THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION

 August 8, 2009, Constitution Club, New DelhiReleased by: Sh. Karia Munda, Dy. Speaker, Lok Sabha, Speakers: Sh. Arif Mohd. Khan, Ex., M.P., Ex. M.P. Sh. Rajinder Puri, Sr. JournalistDr. Bajrang Lal Gupta, Economist and Chairman, IPFIndia 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, ..

TERRORISM AND THE INDIAN MEDIA

 MARCH 9, 2009, CONSTITUTION CLUB, NEW DELHIThe 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 of the book, ..