Vimarsha

Vimarsha: ‘Changing Security Environment: The Role of Indian Army’, talk by General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff

March 13, 2018
At a public event, organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 13 Mar 2018under the Vimarsha lecture series, General Bipin Rawat, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), spoke about India’s changing security environment and the role of the Indian Army, following it up with an equally exhaustive Q&A session.

Vimarsha: Ensuring Food Security for India

February 15, 2018
VIF’s monthly Vimarsha for the month of February, 2018, focused on ‘Ensuring Food Security for India’ through an enlightening talk delivered by Mr. S.K Pattanayak, Secretary to the Government of India (Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare).

VIMARSHA: ‘Sister Nivedita’s Thought on Nationalism, Nationhood, Education and its Relevance in Contemporary Times’

January 24, 2018
Talk by Pravrajika Divyanandaprana, Monastic Member of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission and Principal, Nivedita Vidyamandir, New Delhi Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, welcomed the speaker and introduced the theme. He highlighted that in today’s world, notwithstanding how much we possess, there is much conflict in society.

Panel Discussion to Commemorate the 155th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

January 12, 2018
The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a panel discussion to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on 12 January 2018. The eminent speakers in the panel were Dr. Swapan Dasgupta, Member of Rajya Sabha, Dr. K Subrahmanyam, Pro-Chancellor, S-VYASA (Yoga University), and Dr. Anirban Ganguly, Director, Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation (SPMRF).

Vimarsha: ‘Making Healthcare Affordable’, Talk by Dr. Devi Shetty

December 19, 2017
Dr. Shetty’s timely yet insightful talk underlined the fact that India is short by two million doctors and five million nurses, while the shortages are expected to multiply further given the exponential growth in population. A part of the blame for this rests with the elitist

Vimarsha at a Glance (2009-2017)

November 24, 2017

Vimarsha: ‘China’s Belt, Road and India’ talk by Mr RN Ravi

June 14, 2017
On 14 Jun 2017, Mr RN Ravi, Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee, Government of India, delivered an illuminating talk on “China's Belt Road and India" under the auspices of Vimarsha series of talks, delivered by persons ofeminence.

Vimarsha: Nation and Nationalism - Talk by Mr M J Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs

March 27, 2017
Mr M J Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs in the ruling NDA government, delivered a perceptive talk on ‘Nation and Nationalism’ at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 27 March 2017.

Vimarsha on ‘Uniting India: Sardar Patel’ with Amb G Parthasarathy

February 2, 2017
As part of VIF’s ongoing series of talks on issues of national importance, contemporary as well as historical, held every month under aegis of Vimarsha, Amb G Parthasarathy, former diplomat and author, was invited on 02 Feb 2017 to deliver a talk on

De-monetisation: The Balance Sheet – ‘Vimarsha’ with Shri S Gurumurthy

December 12, 2016
The Vivekananda International Foundation held its monthly Vimarsha on 12 December 2016 with eminent thinker and economist, Shri S Gurumurthy, widely acclaimed as a champion of ‘economic nationalism’ in India. As expected, the event attracted a large audience to listen to Shri Gurumurthy explaining the underpinnings of de-monetisation i.e. the sudden decision announced by the