Joy of Discovery in Research

Joy of Discovery in Research
Talk
1.5 hrs

August 07, 2020 5:00 pm Friday

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Modern research is a complex activity that calls for a wide knowledge, training and also team work. In this talk, we will use some anecdotes from history of science and come to the modern age and discuss recent important discoveries such as the discovery of the Higgs at the LHC and that of gravitational waves at the LIGO collaboration as examples not necessarily in this order. We will also discuss some examples from mathematics and computer science. We will also discuss some contributions of underrepresented scientists. The talk will also highlight the nature of the calling of a professional researcher, and will be open to discussion from students at the end of the talk. Speaker: Prof. B. Ananthanarayan Centre of High Energy Physics Indian Institute of Science

Organizer
Priya Hasan

Priya Hasan is an Asst Professor of Physics, MANUU, Hyd. She is active in Education and Outreach activities in the city.

Bazm-e-Sukhan Urdu Meet up

Bazm-e-Sukhan Urdu Meet up

Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 10 pm, Meeting

This is an ONLINE event.

Join us through the link.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 881 5471 8973
Password: urdu

4th August 2020 10 PM IST, 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Bazm e Sukhan is a weekly gathering of those interested in Urdu literature. A bunch of 20 odd people meet every Tuesday at 10 pm on Lamakaan online platform and discuss Urdu poetry and prose. Each session usually focuses on one poet, or writer, or a particular aspect of the form, structure, or grammar of Urdu writing.

All are welcome!

Organizer
Lamakaan

Lamakaan, An Open Cultural & inclusive Space in Hyderabad that promotes and presents the best of arts, literature, theatre, debates, discussions, and dialogue with a commitment to being open and accessible. For more details about the space and events visit us at www.lamakaan.com

In Memory of Usaa

In Memory of Usaa – A condolence meeting

Sunday, 2nd August 2020,  6pm

This is an ONLINE event.
Use the link to join: https://meet.google.com/kmn-oqgg-jof

 

Prominent Bahujan visionary and anti-caste activist, U Sambasiva Rao, also known as Usaa died due to the novel coronavirus on 25th July 2020.

Usaa devoted all his life to the dedication, commitment, and upliftment of Dalit Bahujans. He led Dalit struggles like Dalit Maha Saba (a movement formed in the aftermath of Karamchedu massacre), Madiga Dandora movement (a demand to categorize Scheduled Caste), and Rohith Vemula movement.

The 70-year-old activist survived by his only daughter.

The following speakers will speak:
Prof. Kancha Illaiah Shephard
Prof. Srinivasulu
Prof. KY Ratnam
Prof. Padmaja Shaw
Dr. Katti Padma Rao
Khalida Parveen, Social Activist
Moderator: Sujatha Surepally

All are welcome!

Organizer
DesiDisa and Lamakaan
For more information on DesiDisa log onto www.desidisa.com Lamakaan, An Open Cultural & inclusive Space in Hyderabad that promotes and presents the best of arts, literature, theatre, debates, discussions, and dialogue with a commitment to being open and accessible.

Bazm-e-Sukhan Urdu Meet up

Bazm-e-Sukhan Urdu Meet up

Tuesday, 28th July 2020,  10pm, Meeting

This is an ONLINE event.

Join us through the link.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 881 5471 8973
Password: urdu

28th July 2020 10 PM IST, 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Bazm e Sukhan is a weekly gathering of those interested in Urdu literature. A bunch of 20 odd people meet every Tuesday at 10 pm on Lamakaan online platform and discuss Urdu poetry and prose. Each session usually focuses on one poet, or writer, or a particular aspect of the form, structure, or grammar of Urdu writing.

All are welcome!

Organizer
Lamakaan

Lamakaan, An Open Cultural & inclusive Space in Hyderabad that promotes and presents the best of arts, literature, theatre, debates, discussions, and dialogue with a commitment to being open and accessible. For more details about the space and events visit us at www.lamakaan.com

Night School on Planetary Web of Life

1.5 hrs

July 09 – 11, 2020 7:00 pm

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This is an ONLINE EVENT.

The event will be conducted at  www.lamakaan.com

If you are feeling bored and exhausted after binge-watching scores of videos and films on YouTube and other OTT platforms, then here’s is an interesting event to indulge in. Lamakaan invites you to its much talked about Night School.

Night School is a concept developed by Lamakaan right from its inception to offer the audience an in-depth understanding of the issues. It has organized several Night schools on Caste in India, Marxist Ideology, Urdu Poetry, Feminism, etc.

Now it brings a 3-day Night School on The Planetary Web of Life facilitated by Dr. Radha Gopalan as part of the Lamakaan’s ECOLOGY IN COVID TIMES Series.

About the Planetary Web of Life Night School:

The Planetary Web of Life Dr. Radha Gopalan

The modern human appears to be on a constant treadmill of seeking ‘solutions’ to ‘problems’: air pollution, ozone layer depletion, climate change, new and emerging diseases, malnutrition, obesity, food scarcity and so on. Armed with innovation, creativity and technology there is a sense of invincibility as we react, fire-fight and ‘conquer’ one problem only to be confronted with another. Doesn’t it seem like there should be a smarter and more balanced way to live rather than constantly ‘battle’ or ‘fight’ in response to any challenge? Are there discrete ‘solutions’ to these ‘problems’; are these ‘problems’ distinct from one another? For instance, can climate change be categorized as an ecological or a social or an economic problem? What about COVID-19: is it a public health issue, does it have any relationship to the way we produce food? What if we were to think in terms of responses to changing situations rather than ‘solutions’ to ‘problems’? One way to do this might be to view planetary life as a network of interwoven and interlinked relationships, rather like a socio-ecological web. In this 3 – part night school we will collectively explore some of these questions.

Part 1: Web of Life – A Systems View

Part 2: Our Food Web

Part 3: Building Resilience

The three lectures will begin with suggesting a systems framework and move us through a concrete discussion of Food Systems to finally learning from experiences of various communities and societies to see if we can find ways of building resilience in the face of uncertainty.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

Suggested Readings:
Hi. The Resource Person, Dr. Radha Gopalan has asked the participants to go through the links and read well before in time so that we can have a healthy discussion and overall learning.
 
Here are the links:
 
https://www.resilience.org/…/capitalism-is-destroying-safe…/
 
This paper by Nafeez Ahmed is accessible by anyone and it is a very recent paper. It is an analysis of a recent scientific paper in Nature on affluent consumption and how it is responsible for the planetary challenges we face.
 
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-16941-y
 
Original Publication from Nature reviewed by Nafeez Ahmed. This is an academic publication requiring a focussed reading and re-reading,
Organizer
Lamakaan

Lamakaan, An Open Cultural & inclusive Space in Hyderabad that promotes and presents the best of arts, literature, theatre, debates, discussions, and dialogue with a commitment to being open and accessible.

Bazm e Sukhn Urdu Meet Up

Bazm-e-Sukhan Urdu Meet up

Tuesday, 7th July 2020,  10pm, Meeting

This is an ONLINE event.

Join us through the link.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 881 5471 8973
Password: urdu

7th July 2020 10 PM IST, 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Bazm e Sukhan is a weekly gathering of those interested in Urdu literature. A bunch of 20 odd people meet every Tuesday at 10 pm on Lamakaan online platform and discuss Urdu poetry and prose. Each session usually focuses on one poet, or writer, or a particular aspect of the form, structure, or grammar of Urdu writing.

All are welcome!

Organizer
Lamakaan

Lamakaan, An Open Cultural & inclusive Space in Hyderabad that promotes and presents the best of arts, literature, theatre, debates, discussions, and dialogue with a commitment to being open and accessible. For more details about the space and events visit us at www.lamakaan.com

India’s Vulnerable Labor Force – Way Forward – by Amitabh Kundu

India’s Vulnerable Labor Force – Way Forward – by Amitabh Kundu

Discussion – Saturday, July 4, 2020, at 7 pm

This is an ONLINE event.

Please join the event using the link below.

https://meet.google.com/drv-vent-uxd

India’s Vulnerable Labor Force – Way Forward – A Discussion led by Prof Amitabh Kundu. He will be joined by Prof Amir Ullah Khan

In this discussion, the focus will be on India’s large unorganized sector, the labor laws and reforms, and the post COVID impact on labor markets.

About Prof Amitabh Kundu:

Dr. Amitabh Kundu is currently Distinguished Fellow at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries, New Delhi. He was a Regional Advisor on Poverty at UNESCWA, Beirut during 2017 and Consultant to the Government of Sri Lanka during 2016. He has been chairperson of the post-Sachar Evaluation Committee, set up by the Ministry of Minority Affairs. He has been the Dean of the School of Social Sciences and has served as a member of National Statistical Commission during 2006-08. Currently, he is chairing a Committee for Swacch Bharat Mission at the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. He is also the chairperson of Samarthan, a large grass root level institution working for the poor and vulnerable.

About Amir Ullah Khan:

Amir Ullah Khan is a Development economist and Professor at the MCRHRDI of the Government of Telangana. He is a Visiting Professor at TISS, Indian School of Business, and at NALSAR in Hyderabad. Amir is a business columnist for the LiveMint. Dr. Khan has been Senior Advisor at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Director at the India Development Foundation and Executive Director at Encyclopaedia Britannica.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Organizer
Lamakaan

Lamakaan, An Open Cultural & inclusive Space in Hyderabad that promotes and presents the best of arts, literature, theatre, debates, discussions, and dialogue with a commitment to being open and accessible. For more details about the space and events visit us at www.lamakaan.com

3-day Night School on The Planetary Web of Life by Radha Gopalan

3-day Night School on The Planetary Web of Life by Radha Gopalan

9-11 July, 2020, 7pm

This is an ONLINE EVENT.

The event will be conducted at  www.lamakaan.com

If you are feeling bored and exhausted after binge-watching scores of videos and films on YouTube and other OTT platforms, then here’s is an interesting event to indulge in. Lamakaan invites you to its much talked about Night School.

Night School is a concept developed by Lamakaan right from its inception to offer the audience an in-depth understanding of the issues. It has organized several Night schools on Caste in India, Marxist Ideology, Urdu Poetry, Feminism, etc.

Now it brings a 3-day Night School on The Planetary Web of Life facilitated by Dr. Radha Gopalan as part of the Lamakaan’s ECOLOGY IN COVID TIMES Series.

About the Planetary Web of Life Night School:

The Planetary Web of Life by  Dr. Radha Gopalan

The modern human appears to be on a constant treadmill of seeking ‘solutions’ to ‘problems’: air pollution, ozone layer depletion, climate change, new and emerging diseases, malnutrition, obesity, food scarcity and so on. Armed with innovation, creativity and technology there is a sense of invincibility as we react, fire-fight and ‘conquer’ one problem only to be confronted with another. Doesn’t it seem like there should be a smarter and more balanced way to live rather than constantly ‘battle’ or ‘fight’ in response to any challenge? Are there discrete ‘solutions’ to these ‘problems’; are these ‘problems’ distinct from one another? For instance, can climate change be categorized as an ecological or a social or an economic problem? What about COVID-19: is it a public health issue, does it have any relationship to the way we produce food? What if we were to think in terms of responses to changing situations rather than ‘solutions’ to ‘problems’? One way to do this might be to view planetary life as a network of interwoven and interlinked relationships, rather like a socio-ecological web. In this 3 – part night school we will collectively explore some of these questions.

Part 1: Web of Life – A Systems View
Part 2: Our Food Web
Part 3: Building Resilience

The three lectures will begin with suggesting a systems framework and move us through a concrete discussion of Food Systems to finally learning from experiences of various communities and societies to see if we can find ways of building resilience in the face of uncertainty.

About Dr. Radha Gopalan:
Radha Gopalan views the world as a web of relationships, that need to be understood and maintained to sustain life on the planet. She believes that this must be at the heart of all our learning. Radha is trained as an Environmental Scientist with a Ph.D. from IIT Bombay.
After close to 20 years as an environmental consultant, Radha decided to pursue her long-standing and abiding passion for education. For over 8 years, she lived at the Rishi Valley
Education Centre, Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh where her focus was to make Sustainability and Natural History learning more practical and meaningful for high school students. She has also been deeply engaged in the concept and practice of food
sovereignty working with small and marginal farmers in the semi-arid region of Rayalseema in Andhra Pradesh. Radha is a Member of the Kudali Intergenerational Learning Centre, Telangana and the Food Sovereignty Alliance, India both of which focus
on using popular education to engender social and ecological justice.
 
Radha is a senior mentor and course designer with GenWise and works with school children to strengthen the understanding of the interconnectedness of life on Earth. She is a visiting faculty at Azim Premji University (APU), Bengaluru with the School of
Development and a lead faculty on an online course on Sustainability in an Indian Context developed by APU. Radha is on the Editorial Board of the science magazine IWonder, an
APU publication, aimed as a resource for middle and high school teachers.
 
Radha has been a yoga student, practitioner, and teacher in the tradition of BKS Iyengar
for close to 20 years.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

Organizer
Lamakaan
Lamakaan, An Open Cultural & inclusive Space in Hyderabad that promotes and presents the best of arts, literature, theatre, debates, discussions, and dialogue with a commitment to being open and accessible.