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This is not India II – Ceci n’est pas l’Inde II ::: Indian Welcome EveningThe India Platform would like to cordially invite you to its annual Indian Welcome Evening. For however long you stay, Europe will be your new home away from home. That is the reason we organise this evening: all of us know that living in an alien culture is not always easy. During the evening...Thu, December 8th 2016

The student-teacher relationship in the 21st century education - 29 October 2016 The India Platform and the Maya Sapera Dance Company cordially invite you to a conversation between: • Ms. Shila Mehta (Nupur Zankar, Mumbai - India) • Prof. Dr. Jakob De Roover (Research Centre Comparative Science of Cultures, Ghent University) • Ms. Maya Sapera (Maya Sapera Dance Company,...Sat, October 29th 2016

Book Launch "Europe, India and the limits of secularism" by Jakob De Roover"Europe, India and the limits of secularism", an Oxford University Press Hardback book by Jakob De Roover, will be presented and discussed on 22nd of April 2016. Opening of the evening by: Prof. Dr. Koen Goethals, Ghent University Chief Academic Officer A conversation on the limits of...Fri, April 22nd 2016

Liberal Education and the Future of the University An international conference co-organized by India Platform and BMS College of Engineering, BENGALURU – INDIAThis international conference co-organized by the BMS College of Engineering and India Platform, aims to examine the general predicament of liberal education and the future of the university in India.Fri, June 10th 2016

Dharma and Ethics VIII: Revisiting Swami VivekanandaOn the 16th of June, The Eighth Dharma and Ethics Conference was organised. In this conference, we took up Swami Vivekanandas views on Nationalism, politics, Hinduism, social reform, and cultural difference. Select scholars will be invited to present their papers on the following themes: To...Shimoga – Tue, June 16th 2015

Samvada Lahari V - at SirsiThe annual " Samvaada Lahari " will be held at Sirsi on th 6th and 7th of February 2016. The theme of this years event would be " Samskruthika Vyatyasagalu " ( Cultural differences ).Sirsi – Sat, February 6th 2016

Talk by Prof. Jakob de Roover at BMSCE, BengaluruOn account of celebration of Yuva Diwas , a talk was organised jointly by India Platform, NSS and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at BMS College of Engineering on 16th January 2016. The theme of the lecture was ""Beyond the Western Stories about India. Today's India for the youth"....Bangalore – Sat, January 16th 2016

India Platform Study Visit to India - Liveable Cities & Waste and Manure ManagementThe India Platform invites European professionals, researchers and companies in the domain of Liveable Cities and Waste Management to some of the most promising research groups and companies in the fast-growing cities of Bangalore and Mangalore. Wed, January 6th 2016

Research skills and methodology for young Social Science faculty at SDM UG and PG CollegesSession 1: How to successfully apply for minor and major research grants ( Dr. Mathigatta Chaitra, Deputy Director, India Platform) Session 2: How to write a research proposal for post-doctoral research ( Dr. Santhosh Shetty, UGC post-doc fellow) Session 3: How to publish a research paper...Ujire – Mon, October 19th 2015

Second release of "Buddhijeevigala Moodhanambikegalu "The second release of Buddhijeevigala Moodhanambikegalu , was done at Mysore on 2nd October , 2015, By Sri . M.S.Chaitra through Mantahana Platform , with a discussion on the book . Mysore – Fri, October 2nd 2015

Release of NILUME - India Platform book "Buddhijeevigala Moodhanambikegalu " at DavangereThe third release of the book Buddhijeevigala Moodhanambikegalu was done at Davangere on 31st October , 2015 by Sri M.S. Chaitra who also delivered the keynote address. This program was conducted by Vartamana Forum for intellectual debates , Davangere. Davangere – Sat, October 31st 2015


Do all roads lead to Jerusalem? The making of Indian religions (01-12-2014)
Divya Jhingran, Balagangadhara S.N.

A Prolegomenon: Are Dialogues Between Us Possible?: Reconceptualizing Inter-Tradition Dialogues in the Twenty-First Century (15-12-2015)
Balagangadhara S.N.

Europa's domme reactie op terrorisme is gevaarlijk (16-12-2015)
Sufiya Pathan, Sarika Rao, Marianne Keppens, Nele De Gersem

ಕೊಟ್ಟ ಕುದುರೆಯನೇರಲರಿಯದೆ: ವಚನಗಳ ಅಧ್ಯಯನದಲ್ಲಿ ಆಧುನಿಕರ ಪೂರ್ವಗ್ರಹಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಅವುಗಳಾಚೆಗೆ [Anthology of articles on Vachana (01-08-2015)
Rajaram Hegde, Shanmukha A.

ಬುದ್ಧಿಜೀವಿಗಳ ಮೂಢ ನಂಬಿಕೆಗಳು [Superstitions of the Intellectuals] (01-08-2015)
Rajaram Hegde, Balagangadhara S.N.

ಬೌದ್ಧಿಕ ದಾಸ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾರತ [India in Intellectual Slavery] (01-03-2015)
Balagangadhara S.N., Rajaram Hegde

Wat betekent dat: een toekomstperspectief geven aan kandidaat-terroristen? (08-12-2015)
Jakob De Roover

Which intolerance is growing in India? (27-11-2015)

De pest van het rabiate nationalisme (24-11-2015)
Jakob De Roover, Sarika Rao

Smriti Irani will destroy Indian education for good (19-11-2015)
S.N Balagangadhara & Jakob de

Butchered in Bihar: A View from the Outside (10-11-2015)
S N Balagangadhara

Beef Bans, Beef Parties, and Sacred Cows (18-11-2015)
Jakob De Roover, Balagangadhara S.N.

Why Smriti Irani as HRD minister was a terrible choice (13-11-2015)
S N Balagangadhara & Jakob de

ಪಾಪಯೊನಿ ಎಂಬುದು ಎನನ್ನು ಸೂಚಿಸುತ್ತದೆ? [What does Paapa Yoni refer to?] (24-11-2015)
Rajaram Hegde

India is not 'Rapeistan': How media is failing (26-10-2015)

How about speaking the truth about reservations? (14-10-2015)
Balagangadhara S.N.
Swarajya magazine

Counterview: Ambedkar Was Wrong About Hinduism. The Right Can Stop Trying To Appropriate Him. (30-09-2015)

An Indian view from outside: Quotas, Rational and Moral? (11-09-2015)

Between ignorance and deception: Satish Deshpande's idea of reservations Is the problem then that most Indians are not Christians, Muslims or Jews? (08-09-2015)
Jakob De Roover
Daily O

Europe, India, and the Limits of Secularism (31-08-2015)
Jakob De Roover

Indie očima Evropanů ("India through the eyes of Europe")
Martin Fárek

Jakob De Roover on Ramachandra Guha’s Intellectualism (13-06-2015)
Jakob De Roover
Niti Exclusive - Nitte Central

Against Caste in British Law - A Critical Perspective on the Caste Discrimination Provision in the Equality Act 2010 (01-09-2015)
Prakash Shah

ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವ ರೀತಿಯ ಅಸಹಿಷ್ಣುತೆ ಬೆಳೆಯುತ್ತಿದೆ? (18-12-2015)
Balagangadhara S.N., Inchara

USCIRF hypocrisy: It's about the Protestant worldview, not religious freedom (11-05-2015)
First Post

India’s Daughter and BBC – Belgian Professor speaks out (11-03-2015)
Niti Central

ಯಥೇಚ್ಛಸಿ ತಥಾ ಕುರು [yathecchasi tatha kuru / and then do what you wish to do] (03-11-2015)
Rajaram Hegde
Hosa diganta

ಇವರೆಲ್ಲ ಭಾರತೀಯ ಮುಸ್ಲಿಮರ ಹಿತಚಿಂತಕರೆ? [Are they the well-wishers of Indian Muslims?] (11-12-2015)
Rajaram Hegde

ಮಾಡಿ ಕೆಟ್ಟರು ಮನವಿಲ್ಲದೆ (15-12-2015)
Rajaram Hegde
Hosa diganta

ಅಹಂಕಾರ ಹಾಗು ಹೊಟ್ಟೆಪಾಡಿಗೆ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದು ಸೇವೆಯೆ? (20-10-2015)
Rajaram Hegde
Hosa diganta

ಮತ ಪರಿವರ್ತನೆ: ಎರಡು ಅಸಂಭವನೀಯ ಕಥೆಗಳು [Conversion: Two implausible stories] (29-12-2015)
Rajaram Hegde

ರಾಮಾಯಣ ಮಹಾಭಾರತಗಳ ಕುರಿತ ವಿಸ್ಮೃತಿ [Amnesia about the Ramayana and Mahabharata] (22-09-2015)
Rajaram Hegde

Questioning the axioms (26-01-2016)
What if law does not dictate how people live or die but allows old customs and traditions to do their work?Indian Express

Taking Rohith Vemula seriously: Blame corruption, not caste Inflicting violence upon people's experiences must end. (02-02-2016)
Prof.Jakob de RooverDaily O