Dr. Pattanaik is a medical doctor by education, a leadership consultant by profession and a mythologist by passion. He has written and lectured extensively on the nature of sacred stories, symbols and rituals and their relevance in modern times.
A very thought provoking topic was addressed by a very eminent group of participants including Shereen el Feki, is a British journalist and author; Syeda Hameed, Member, Planning Commission, Government of India; Mrinal Pande, Mrinal Pande television personality,
The Ganga to me is the symbol of India´s memorable past which has been flowing into the present and continues to flow towards the ocean of the future." - Jawaharlal Nehru
This dance event was inaugurated by a Ganesh Vandana by Usha Uthup. The programme showcased ancient dance traditions Kathak – presented by Sharmila Biswas of Kalamandalam; Odissi – presented by Satabdi Mallick; Manipuri – presented
At a time when atrocities against women seem to be on the rise, we thought it would be very pertinent to address issues relating to a woman's role, her position in society, her safety and security and the many challenges she has to face.
Three very eminent doctors, Infertility Specialist, Dr Manish Banker; Endocrinologist, Dr Sujoy Ghosh and Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, Dr Pronab Dasgupta discussed with LSG members issues related to women’s health.
Author and Associate Editor, OPEN Magazine, Rahul Pandita discussed People, Politics and Conflicts with actor, director, producer. Rahul Pandita is the author of Our Moon Has Blood Clots (2013), a memoir on how Kashmiri Pandits became victims of a brutal ethnic cleansing at the hands of Islamist militants in the valley of Kashmir in 1990;
Through the LENS....,....a Photography Workshop by Sanjay Das, designed for the beginners to help attain an in-depth technical as well as aesthetic knowledge was held for members. It was an opportunity to take the first steps to being a pro in the future or simply to whet owns creative appetite.
Rajashree Birla, Chairperson, Aditya Birla Centre for Community and Rural Development, a visionary leader, who is considered an icon and a role model in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility;
Mahesh Bhatt: Man of Myriad Hues, the renowned film maker, producer and screenplay writer was in conversation with Rita Bhimani. Mahesh Bhatt needs no introduction. Over the years he has donned many hats in the industry,