Renowned Hindu Scholar Rajiv Malhotra’s India tour main events Dec 27– Feb 5, 2014

From: Twitter: @RajivMessage

Program for India tour December 27, 2013 – February 5, 2014



January 5: Meeting with Baba Ramdev (details to be confirmed)


Jan 11: Evening 6pm onwards – “Jagruti – Awakening to Dharma“, Chief Guest is Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Keynote speaker is Shri Rajiv Malhotra. Venue: Dadar Swaminarayan Mandir Auditorium with capacity of 3000 people. Organised by IaVedic (International Applications of Vedic Concepts)

Jan 12: Evening 5pm-8pm, Talk on BREAKING INDIA by Shri Rajiv Malhotra. Audience is of corporates. Venue: Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Hall. This program is to support and promote IaVedic initiatives to promote the ideas and thoughts on dharma as explained by Shri Rajiv Malhotra. Also, morning of 12th, planning some training program for private groups.


Jan 13-14: Talk at World Education and Culture Congress. ICCR Tagore International Center, Kolkata. (For details: Dr. Asha Pandey +91-9582143673)


(Each of the three workshops in Bangalore targets a different audience. People have to register first to get invited.)

Jan 17: 

2pm – 4pm: Amrita University Campus Bangalore (See Talk: “Learning about and protecting our civilizational heritage“.

6pm – 8pm: Choksi Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Talk:  “Our Vivekananda – our Youth Icon! What are we doing? How do we decolonize our Minds?” Part of the week long Vivekananda 150th anniversary celebrations by Indian Institute of Science.

Jan 18:

8:15am – Noon: Indian Institute of World Culture, Basavanagudi, Bangalore. Workshop-1 on “Nurturing Dharmic Collaboration on Social Media

9:15 am: Talk: What makes for an Intellectual Kshatriya?

10:30 am – Noon: Q&A: Constructive collaborations over discussion lists and leveraging social media.

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Jan 18:

1:30pm – 5:00 pm: Indian Institute of World Culture, Basavanagudi, Bangalore. Workshop-2 on ‘Contemporary Challenges to Indian Youth Leadership

2:15 pm: Talk:  Manifesto for a Dharmic India

3:30 – 5 pm:  Q&A: Understanding our collaborations and identity

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Jan 18:

7:00pm – 10pm:  Private book launch of Indra’s Net at CxO Summit by invite only, Indiranagar Club, Indiranagar, Bangalore.

Jan 19:

8:15am – 12:30pm: Indian Institute of World Culture, Basavanagudi, Bangalore. Workshop-3 on ‘Nurturing Dharmic Traditions in Temples’. Presided by Rev. Swami Harshanandaji, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Bull Temple Road, Bangalore

09:15 am: Talk: Danger of the digestion of our civilization and how to prevent it

10:30 – noon: Q&A: Autonomous dharmic governance structures for our temples and interfacing with secular entities.

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Jan 19th:

4:00 pm – 7:00pm: Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha, Indiranagar, Bangalore. Organized by Uthistitha. Public meeting and talk on the new book: “Indra’s Net”  Presided by Hon Justice N Kumar, Karnataka High Court. Benediction by HH Swami Sri Nirmalanandanatha,  Adi Chunchanagiri Sri Kshetra. Followed by another book release: Vibhinnate – Kannada Translation of ‘Being Different‘.


Jan 20-25: Window for potential launch events in multiple locations for the new bookIndra’s Net.



Jan 26: 5pm – 8pm. Release of film, “History of Yoga” (produced by Deepika Kothari). Introduction lecture by Rajiv Malhotra on “Yoga and the Unity of Indian Thought” based on his book Indra’s Net. Venue: Y.B. Chavan Centre, Gen. Jagannathrao Bhosle Marg, Nariman Point. (Further details:  91-22-66381825)

Jan 27: Launch/discussion on the new book, Indra’s Net. Details to be announced.


Jan 28: Lecture on Indra’s Net at Indus University


Jan 30: 9:30 – noon: Talk and Q&A at Indian Foreign Service Institute. Topic: ‘India and the Encounter of Civilization’s’.

Jan 29-31: Potential public launch events and personal meetings


Feb 2: Keynote address at IIT-Kharagpur. Topic: “Indian spirituality’s impact on modern science and its promise for the future” (Contact: Punj at 7407-655781)

Source: Twitter: @RajivMessage