Events

CIS organises several academic events across the year to promote Indic Knowledge Systems and spread awareness about Indic civilization. These events include conferences, discussions, talks, workshops and practical demonstrations by eminent scholars and artists. We invite scholars and researchers from different parts of India and abroad with expertise in various domains of Indic Knowledge System.

These events offer a unique opportunity for young seekers to meet and interact with some of the finest Indic scholars.

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Recent Events

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When did the Kali Yuga Begin? Unearthing the Mahabharata Evidence ~ Jeevan Rao

2024-05-27

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How Wokeism is Destroying the World? ~ Abhijeet Joag

2024-05-25

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Critical Reflection on Prof. Madhav Gadgil’s: A Walk Up the Hill - Living with People & Nature - Halley Kalyan

2024-05-25



Events

2024

The concept of Kaliyuga has been used as the sheet anchor for the reconstruction of Indian chronology for at least the last 1500 years. Traditional belief links the start of the Kaliyuga to the Mahabharata War, dating it to 3102 BCE. However, most researchers have leveraged the Puranic literature for Kaliyuga whilst ignoring the Mahabharata text. This talk aims to contribute to a clearer understanding of the Kaliyuga’s onset and its relation to the dating of the Mahabharata War.

2024

The left has redefined its strategy of fanning the flames of conflict by shifting its focus from economics to culture. They now focus on infiltrating the cultural institutions like family, religion, democracy, patriotism and destroying them slowly from inside, like Termites.

2024

This talk is a critical reflection on Prof. Madhav Gadgil’s latest book - “A Walk Up the Hill - Living with People and Nature”. Prof. Madhav Gadgil is one of India’s best-known ecologists. He is a Padma Shri and a Padma Bhushan awardee. In this talk his book will be looked at from a Dharma-Ecology-Economy lens. A particular emphasis will be laid on how traditional societies and knowledge systems viewed their relationship with 'Nature' and what changed in the Indian context with the advent of industrial modernity post the British colonial epoch. No discussion on tradition in the Indian context can evade the topic of 'Caste'. Some reflections on the topic of 'Caste and Ecology' based on Prof. Gadgil's book will also be shared during the course of this talk.

2024

About the Talk: The talk would cover the diverse domains of our Indian heritage, the continued relevance, and the need for protecting this knowledge from misappropriation and biopiracy. Further, in the context of the continued relevance, it would discuss the need for promoting Traditional Knowledge and its positive protection. About the Speaker: Dr. Sattigeri is Scientist-H and Head, CSIR-Traditional Knowledge Digital Library Unit. The TKDL is a tool for defensive protection of Indian Traditional Knowledge, currently the Indian systems of medicine. The TKDL currently contains information of about 4.6 lakh formulations and practices from Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, Sowa Rigpa and Yoga. Dr. Sattigeri has initiated steps for expanding the scope and user base of the TKDL. At CSIR, she had also handled matters pertaining to strategic planning, monitoring and decision and policy insights. Prior to CSIR, she was associated with the New Drug Discovery Research at Ranbaxy Research Laboratories Ltd. She has led inter-disciplinary teams in her various roles.

2024

Jijith Nadumuri Ravi, former space scientist with ISRO, is the author of the book Rivers of Ṛgveda (January 2022), focusing on the geo-chronology of Ṛgveda, with an update on Out of India Theory. His subsequent books include "Geography of Rāmāyaṇa" (Jan 2023) and "Geography of Mahabharata" (Jan 2024). At ISRO he contributed to the Chandrayan 1 GSO-LTO orbit design, and the GSLV launches D2, F01, and F02. He founded Ancient Voice (ancientvoice.wikidot.com), hosting extensive resources on Mahābhārata, Rāmāyaṇa, Vedas, and Purāṇas, with sister sites Naalanda and Takshasila. Jijith is a speaker at international conferences, presenting research papers on Mahābhārata Geography. He actively aided in dating the Kurukṣetra War.

2024

The Purushartha, a framework for the well-being of all beings, focuses on the four interrelated pursuits of Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha. By understanding these interrelationships, individuals can pursue health, happiness, and harmony, contributing to society and building a sustainable civilization. This session aims to teach how to apply Purushartha thinking to our lives and pursuits.

2024

Rishi Agarwal is an M.Tech from IIT Guwahati in the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering and the Founder of Ayusla and Aharx Healthtech. His focus is on Computational Biology, Systems Biology, and Bioinformatics applied to diagnosis, treatment, drug discovery, e-clinic SaaS and research innovation in Āyurveda.

2024

बहुत समय पहले दतिया नगरी में एक योगिराज का आगमन हुआ, आपके आगमन से लोक में ऐसी घटनाएँ हुईं कि ब्रह्माण्ड में एक नए ऊर्जा केन्द्र का संचार हुआ।

2024

Deepak Srinivasan is a data engineer who holds an undergraduate degree in bioinformatics and master's degrees in computer science and project management. He is also a public markets investor with a focus on the financial, IT, and energy sectors. With a unique lens on global history, Deepak Srinivasan's works delve deep into Indian history and economics, offering readers nuanced perspectives and technical insights.

2024

वर्तमान युग में गुरु परंपराओं से अलग नक़ली गुरुओं के व शास्त्र विरुद्ध साधना पद्धतियों के प्रभावी होने के कारण गृहस्थ साधक अत्यंत दिग्भ्रमित हो रहे हैं। ऐसे में गृहस्थ साधक की वृत्ति और परमार्थ की पराकाष्ठा पर अधिष्ठित योगिराज विशुद्धानन्द परमहंस जी के जीवन पर आधारित यह परिचर्चा गृहस्थ साधकों के लिए संजीवनी हो ऐसी परांबा से प्रार्थना है।

2024

Ms. Dena Merriam is the Chair of the International Advisory Committee for Auroville. She began working in the inter-faith movement in the late 1990s when she served as Vice Chair of the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders held at the United Nation in New York in the year 2000. For over 40 years, Dena Merriam has been a student of Paramahansa Yogananda and a practitioner of Kriya Yoga meditation. She is also a long time student of the great texts of the Vedic tradition. Ms. Merriam received her master’s degree from Columbia University and has served on numerous boards. In 2014 she received the Niwano Peace Prize for her interfaith peace efforts and holds an Honorary Doctorate in Peace Studies from Maha Chulalongkorn Rajavidyalaya University (MCU) in Thailand. She is the author of My Journey Through Time, The Untold Story of Sita, When the Bright Moon Rises, Rukmini and the Turning of Time and To Dance with Dakinis.

2024

Symposium on Jagadguru Shri Shankaracharya: Language, Culture & National Unity Speakers: Swami Parmatmanand Saraswati, Bramhacharini Anupama Chaitanya and Dr. (Prof.) Rajesh Kumar Jha

2024

Speaker: GV Krishnagopal, Co-Founder & Group CEO at Access Livelihoods, is passionate about working with the economically marginalised especially women in their efforts to transform their lives and be self-reliant. A serial entrepreneur with 24+ years of experience.

2024

Bio of the Speaker: Kausik Gangopadhyay is an economist who earned his PhD from the University of Rochester (2007). He is a Professor in the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode. He has published many articles in reputed refereed international journals and has a co-edited book published by Springer Verlag. He also enjoys writing popular articles, having published in outlets like DNA, Firstpost, Swarajya, and Matrubhumi. He lives in Kozhikode with his wife and two children.

2024

About the Speaker: Dr. Indradeep Ghosh is a sadhaka. He holds a PhD in Economics from MIT, and has lived and taught in the USA for many years. He returned to India in 2015 and is currently working in the policy domain.

2024

About the Speaker: Shivakumar G V, Director at INDICA and IKS Researcher, spearheads efforts to honor 108 Living and Past Gurus, nurturing their legacies and empowering leaders in Indian Knowledge Systems. With 25 years in IT and a devotion to Itihasa-Puranas, he blends traditional wisdom with modern frameworks, fostering a deeper understanding of civilization and serving as a mentor for aspiring scholars.

2024

Dr. Tilak Ranjan Bera, explored Indian subcontinent over 20 years to collect ground evidences to arrange pre-recorded period of India. He is a Fulbright Fellow and was in Yale University, USA, during his fellowship.

2024

Matrushree (Maa) Ananthalakshmi (aka Smrithi Adinarayanan) is the co-founder of Anaadi Foundation, a spiritual organization and Dharma Gurukulam located near Palani in Tamil Nadu. Dharma Gurukulam is an Indian Knowledge Systems based Gurukulam, started in 2021 for children focuses on Sanskrit, Ayurveda, Yoga, Ganita, Nakshatra Vidya & Indic Ecology combined with Open schooling curriculum.

2024

A compilation of some not so well known events from Odisha’s 2900+ years of martial legacy and its impact from and Indian perspective, this talk is an ode to the valor of Odia brave-hearts & trailblazers whose contributions to Bhatavarsha's geopolitics & martial domination against looming foreign invasions & threats is invaluable and matchless.

2024

About the Speaker: Dr. Raj Vedam is an Electrical Engineer by profession who brings an analytical, multi-disciplinary approach to study the deep history of the Indian civilization, the many advances made by Indians in several areas of knowledge systems, and their impact on the modern world.

2024

About the Speaker: Dr. Raj Vedam is an Electrical Engineer by profession who brings an analytical, multi-disciplinary approach to study the deep history of the Indian civilization, the many advances made by Indians in several areas of knowledge systems, and their impact on the modern world.

2024

About the Speaker: Dr. Rajeev Kurapati is a US-based physician and philosopher, who obtained medical training in Chennai, Kentucky and Arizona. He holds an MBA, a Master's in Sanskrit, and authored award-winning books blending medicine, philosophy, and spirituality.

2024

About the Speaker: Sahana Singh is an engineer, author, editor and commentator who specializes in water/sanitation issues and Indic history. She has authored books like "The Educational Heritage of Ancient India - How an Ecosystem of Learning Was Laid to Waste" and “Revisiting the Educational Heritage of India”. Ms Singh is a member of Indian History Awareness and Research (IHAR), a Houston-based organization. She has also joined the board of Ishwar Sewa Foundation dedicated to the cause of rehabilitating Hindu refugees.

2024

About the Speaker: Ravi Singh Choudhary is a distinguished author, Vrikshayurveda-based farming and dairy consultant, and a dedicated researcher in the field of Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS). With a passion for ancient agricultural wisdom and holistic farming practices, he has become a leading voice in promoting sustainable and traditional approaches to agriculture. As an accomplished author, Ravi Singh Choudhary Ji has penned three insightful books that reflect his deep understanding of the subject matter - Rishi Intelligence, Krishi Samhita and Gau Samhita. His most recent book is titled "Chanakya's Intelligence, Kingmaker of Magadha."

2024

About the Speaker: Parag Bhalerao was born and raised in Pune, India. He currently lives in USA working in IT industry. Parag holds Masters Degree in Science and MBA in HR and Marketing. Since childhood, Parag is fascinated by spirituality.

2024

About the Speaker: Heritage & Culture Enthusiast; ‘Satyānwesi’; Curator of lesser-known facts about Bharatvarsh’s Socio-Cultural Legacies & Heritage with a niche focus on ODISHA - researching, unraveling, analyzing, & curating rare facts & connections.

2024

About the Speaker: Shri Praveen Mohan ji is an internationally renowned researcher who focuses on ancient Hindu temples and the science behind Indian culture. Some of his ground-breaking discoveries include ancient sundials, secret tunnels, and entry symbols in temples. He has explored hundreds of Hindu temples in India and abroad, and has documented the carvings found there. He has proved that ancient Hindu Temples were built with advanced technology.

2024

About the Talk: Environmental crisis and inequality are pushing human civilization to the verge of extinction. At this context the talk discusses swaraj development paradigm as a potential pathway for humanity to overcome these deep problems and attain long lasting peace.

About the Speaker: He is intrigued by the concept of ‘development’, an indispensable dynamic of present day existence. He is keen on exploring development as swaraj (self-rule) as proposed by M K Gandhi and J C Kumarappa in establishing a non-violent social order.

2024

About the Talk: Rām Katha traditions in Tamiḷ Nādu trace their roots to the pre-common era (BCE). From the Saṇgam literature onwards, Tamiḷ sources intricately weave the narrative of Rām, presenting a diverse range of perspectives on the heroes and the timeless tale, thus contributing significantly to the rich Bharatīya tradition. This discourse aims to offer an insightful overview of this tradition, underscoring its profound significance not only at the regional level but also as an integral part of the national cultural mosaic. About the Speaker: Dr Gokul Seshadri is an accomplished writer and researcher, specializing in South Indian temple arts and Rām Katha traditions. Holding degrees in Engineering and Business Administration, he currently contributes his expertise to a US-based Cloud Software company. In 2017, he earned his Ph.D. for dedicated research on Chōḷa period Rām Katha sculptures. With ten books and numerous research articles, his impactful work on Nāgappaṭṭinam has garnered over 1600 citations on academia.edu. His latest publication, "Ayōdhipperumāḷ," serves as a comprehensive research work, encapsulating 1600 years of Rām Katha traditions in Tamil Nadu.

About the Speaker: Dr Gokul Seshadri is an accomplished writer and researcher, specializing in South Indian temple arts and Rām Katha traditions. Holding degrees in Engineering and Business Administration, he currently contributes his expertise to a US-based Cloud Software company. In 2017, he earned his Ph.D. for dedicated research on Chōḷa period Rām Katha sculptures. With ten books and numerous research articles, his impactful work on Nāgappaṭṭinam has garnered over 1600 citations on academia.edu. His latest publication, "Ayōdhipperumāḷ," serves as a comprehensive research work, encapsulating 1600 years of Rām Katha traditions in Tamil Nadu.

2024

वक्ता परिचय: सामाजिक एवं आध्यात्मिक समझ रखने वाले वैद्य सुविनय दामले अपने लेखकीय प्रतिभा के साथ पिछले पांच वर्षों से भारत सरकार के आयुष मंत्रालय के अंतर्गत राष्ट्रीय आयुर्वेद विश्वविद्यालय में राष्ट्रीय गुरु के रूप में उत्कृष्ट कार्य करते हुए कई पुरस्कारों से पुरस्कृत हो चुके हैं। दामले उवाच नाम से इनका एक लोकप्रिय यूट्यूब चेनल गतिमान है जिसके पांच लाख से ज्यादा सब्सक्राइबर हैं। वर्तमान में 8-18 वर्ष के छात्रों व अभिभावकों को प्रत्येक मंगलवार रात्रि 8.00-9.30 बजे निःशुल्क ऑनलाइन गुरुकुल शिक्षा प्रदान कर रहे हैं।

2024

वक्ता परिचय: सामाजिक एवं आध्यात्मिक समझ रखने वाले वैद्य सुविनय दामले अपने लेखकीय प्रतिभा के साथ पिछले पांच वर्षों से भारत सरकार के आयुष मंत्रालय के अंतर्गत राष्ट्रीय आयुर्वेद विश्वविद्यालय में राष्ट्रीय गुरु के रूप में उत्कृष्ट कार्य करते हुए कई पुरस्कारों से पुरस्कृत हो चुके हैं। दामले उवाच नाम से इनका एक लोकप्रिय यूट्यूब चेनल गतिमान है जिसके पांच लाख से ज्यादा सब्सक्राइबर हैं। वर्तमान में 8-18 वर्ष के छात्रों व अभिभावकों को प्रत्येक मंगलवार रात्रि 8.00-9.30 बजे निःशुल्क ऑनलाइन गुरुकुल शिक्षा प्रदान कर रहे हैं।

2024

About the Speaker: Ravi Singh Choudhary is a distinguished author, Vrikshayurveda-based farming and dairy consultant, and a dedicated researcher in the field of Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS). With a passion for ancient agricultural wisdom and holistic farming practices, he has become a leading voice in promoting sustainable and traditional approaches to agriculture. As an accomplished author, Ravi Singh Choudhary Ji has penned three insightful books that reflect his deep understanding of the subject matter - Rishi Intelligence, Krishi Samhita and Gau Samhita.

2024

An independent & investigative analysis of the historical evidence of Krishna and Mahabharata. Based on 300+ evidences from epigraphy, numismatics, petroglyphs, sculptures, archaeology; & literary evidence from Vedic, Buddhist, Tamil Sangam literature & Greek sources. The Mahabharata is the history of Greater Bharata.

Past Events

The complex landscape of yoga, encompassing academic, political, and policy dimensions, poses challenges like standardization and consensus on its narrative. Despite its ancient Indian origins, global standards are yet to be led by the country, raising concerns about preserving its authentic essence. Political dynamics complicate the discourse with instances of religious groups coopting yoga, leading to cultural appropriation and reinterpretation in various contexts. The academic study faces methodological challenges, including deliberate suppression of Sanskrit terms, potentially diluting yoga's cultural and historical significance. This abstract emphasizes the intricate interplay of academia, politics, and policy in yoga, advocating for a nuanced approach to respect its cultural heritage and promote a comprehensive global understanding.

The talk will examine the complex relationship between humour and religion through the prism of Indian stand-up comedy and its representation of Hindus and Hinduism. Based on Professor Vamsee Juluri’s concept of Media Hinduphobia, we present our analysis of fifty two Indian stand-up comedy routines from 2015-2021 to delve into the nature of humour on Hindus and Hinduism. This research was selected for presentation at the annual conference organized by the Institute for Religion, Media, and Culture and held at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany in August 2023.

India's farm systems are at a critical juncture where a whole range of genetically modified crops and food are on verge of entering our plates. In the talk we will understand these in greater detail.

Sri Aurobindo Aurobindo was an Indian philosopher, philosopher, yogi, maharshi, maharshi, poet and Indian nationalist. nationalist. Current year is 150 birth year anniversary anniversary of Sri Aurobindo. Aurobindo. On this occasion occasion Indus University , Ahmedabad & Gujarat Sahitya Academy-Gandhinagar organized National Level Conference

''This course is based on the Devadasi Tradition of Odisha and the states of southern India. This course is structured around the temple rituals, and dance traditions practised by the devadasis.

''Bharatiya Jeevan Drishti (Life Vision) and Jeevan shaili (Lifestyle) are at the core of LiFE; a working group dedicated to the exploration of lifestyle practices in tune with the environment. It is one of the most significant engagement groups of Civil20, working towards achieving the objective of the upcoming G20 agenda. The purpose of Civil20 (C20) is to bring together voices, ideas, and solutions from civil societies across the globe.

Indus Institute of Technology & Engineering received approval for hosting 26th ISTE ANNUAL FACULTY STATE CONVENTION on April 27, 2023 from ISTE Gujarat State Section and ISTE headquarters, New Delhi. The ISTE Gujarat State Faculty Convention is an event for the exchange of scientific and technical innovation concepts.