Keynotes

 The following topics can be elucidated and discussed at various levels for specific age groups, genders, professions and purposes as per requirement.   Examples from mythology, history and literature will be used to put across the idea effectively. Strategies, solutions and options to deal with problems will be the mainstay of each talk. Games, role play and activities will be included when conducting the sessions as workshops.

        WOMEN

  1. WOMEN IN MAHABHARATA: About women who made a statement domestically, socially, politically et al. The talk covers a few or all the women in the epic and will highlight their strength of character and its relevance in today’s world. The talk can be exhaustive and spread over two or three sessions.
  2. WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE DESTINY OF HASTINAPURA: Satyavathi, kunti and Draupadi
  3. WOMEN IN RAMAYANA: About women who made a statement domestically, socially, politically et al
  4. WOMEN IN KALIDASA: About women who made a statement domestically, socially, politically et al
  5. DASHA MAHA VIDYAHA: Women empowerment and learning while trying to interpret the ten aspects of the Adi Parashakthi .
  6. KRISHNA: Champion of women dignity, security and empowerment.
  7. VALMIKI: Champion of women dignity, security and empowerment.
  8. MEERA AND ANDAL Unrequited love., exposition of Andal’s Vaaranam Aaayiram, and Meera Bhajans Can be treated as individuals or comparative study
  9. ROMANCE IN INDIAN MYTHOLOGY: Brave enterprising women who were ready to claim high stakes.
  10. WOMEN IN UPANISHADS: About women who made a statement domestically, socially, politically et al
  11. PANCHA MAHA KANYA: Modern ills faced by women like honour killing, rape, molestation, HIV aids leading to questioning the character of a women in contrast to Ahalya, Draupadi, Sita, Tara and Mandodari
  12. MOTHERS AT HEART: Yeshoda, Radha, Kunti who nurtured children who were not their own biologically
  13. GANGA: Divinity, purity, motherhood, folk belief, epic belief, pollution et al.
  14. SINGLE MOTHERS: The challenges from time immemorial. Sita, Kunti, Jaabali, Jijabai
  15. ALANKARA AND SHRINGARA: Make up, jewelry and cosmetics derived from indigenous herbal Indian sources for the enhancement of facial, physical and mental beauty.
  16. NAVARATHRI: Women Empowerment Ichchca Shakthi, Jnana Shakthi ,Kriya Shakthi
  17. VENI SAMHARAM OF BHATTA NARAYANA: An analysis of self respect, love and revenge.
  18. BHISHMA: The man who wronged women as he was trapped in the web of his own principles.
  19. SUYODHANA OR DURYODHANA: Dual personality who knew what was right but preferred to do wrong.
  20. KARNA: The fallen hero who was admired and dreaded by women.

 

                 MANAGEMENT 

  1. THANK YOU AND SORRY: These words are the most misunderstood and misused in the name of etiquette. A re-look at these words for building bridges amongst people and our souls.
  2. PRAISEWORTHY PERSONALITY: The Purpose, Path, and Pursuit of the Philosophy of life taking into other P factors.
  3. DEMYSTIFYING THE THREE Ps TO PROGRESS: Positive Thinking, passion and Sense of proportion by themselves have no power unless backed up by dedication and perseverance.
  4. NARADA TANTRAM: Sometimes the hornet’s nest has to be stirred to restore order.
  5. ICHCHA SHAKTHI, JNANA SHAKTHI KRIYA SHAKTHI: Thoughts become actions which can lead to success. In other words we are the architects of our destiny.
  6. COMMUNICATION SKILLS: The example of Hanuman in the Sundara Kanda is used to elucidate the dome thing in communication in the global scene.
  7. COMMUNICATION SKILLS: The essence of conversation is based on truth and compassion. Importance of body language, tone and intention which can far surpass use of language.
  8. ART OF MANAGEMENT: Delegation is only one part of the show. Self reliance, detachment and confidence is the way forward.
  9. KARMA THEORY : It is scientific, therapeutic and cathartic can change the world if each one becomes conscious of what his actions can lead to.
  10. KARMA THEORY :The serpent stories of Mahabharata
  11. LEADERSHIP: Flexibility and firmness, decision making, delegation, team work
  12. TEAM WORK Vs INDIVIDUAL ENTERPRISE: A conflicting ideal between material and spiritual progress.
  13. WORK ETHICS: How to cope with personal beliefs and professional demands without compromising on values.
  14. CRISIS MANAGEMENT: Many of them are under the impression that crisis management can be learnt at a crash course but developing presence of mind and using common sense are lessons of a lifetime.
  15. SUBHASHITAS, DOHAS AND KURALGAL: similarities in the world of wisdom.
  16. SATYAM SHIVAM SUNDARAM: Beauty is threefold, physical, mental and spiritual.
  17. SWOT ANALYSIS: with examples from mythology to suit the nature of different problems.
  18. TIME MANAGEMENT: Multi tasking, priorities, planning, procrastination et al.
  19. SHADOW LEADERSHIP QUALITIES: Bhishma, Krishna, Shakuni
  20. GOOD WORKERS MAKE THE BEST MASTERS: It is important to have hands on experience in every aspect of work culture to understand the effort and nuances to appreciate or correct employees.

INDIACENTRIC

  1. INDIAN WAY OF LIVING AND ENVIRONMENT: Makes an attempt in exploring certain age old traditions and separates the wheat from the chaff that is tradition from superstition.
  2. GLOBALISATION THE INDIAN WAY: Concept of Vasudhava Kutumbakam-the world as one family.
  3. GURUS IN MAHABHARATA: Ideas, ideals and inspirations that can be drawn from the epic teachers. It is also a session on the essential human flaws that interfere in the functioning of a complete teacher.
  4. STORY TELLING: Most effective teaching methodology since Panchatantra
  5. RANGOLI: The esoteric and educational value of the Vedic tradition in today’s world.
  6. THE MIDAS TOUCH OF INDIANISATION : Much against the popular belief that we are westernised, we actually Indianise whatever comes in our way.
  7. FOOD AND FESTIVALS OF INDIA: Food is more about region while festivals construe to religion, it is the spirit of celebration which is important.
  8. PAGAN INDIA: Worship of the forces of nature, which automatically makes us eco friendly
  9. UNDERSTANDING EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE TRADITIONAL INDIAN CONTEXT
  10. ECONOMICS YESTERDAY, ENVIRONMENT TODAY: The great Indian middle class led a frugal, minimalistic life where they recycled and reused everything optimally. Interestingly those are the very points that we are expected to follow an eco friendly way of life.
  11. HIMALAYAS THE SPIRITUAL UNIFYING FACTOR OF INDIA: A take on what keeps India together despite diversity.
  1. UNITY IN DIVERSITY: Universal unity of mankind in terms of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam and Ekam Sat.
  2. THE NEED TO CONSERVE INDIAN LANGUAGES: promote use of mother tongue to salvage tradition and culture.
  3. SANSKRIT THE MOTHER OF LANGUAGES: Underlying unity in eastern and western languages.
  4. THE GREAT INDIAN MIDDLE CLASS ECONOMICS AND ENVIRONMENT: Old wine in new bottle, Swachch Bharath.
  5. SAVE WATER: Water does not disappear, it gets evaporated/polluted or displaced.
  6. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT: recycle, reuse, recharge
  7. COLOUR OF CORPORATE IS GREEN: Corporate social responsibility.
  8. MEDICAL KIT IN A MASALA DABBA: Discuss spices and their benefits.
  9. YOGA: Physical, mental and spiritual benefits
  10. GREEN BUSINESS IDEAS: Based on Indian resources catering to Indian way of life.
  11. TOURISM AND GLOBALISATION: Being aware of the History and geography of a place can go a long way in making the world a global village.
  12. MUSIC MATHEMATICS AND SANSKRIT: The interrelated aspects of the three subjects.
  13. CHARACTERS IN OUR EPICS AND MYTHOLOGY: metaphorical representations of the myriad shades of human thought, behaviour and actions.

ART, ARCHITECTURE, MUSIC, LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY

  1. WORLD OF ART: Different art forms can help man imbibe both discipline and creativity. Work both left and right brains.
  2. VEDIC INDIA: Understanding the Vedas, Varnashrama, Gurukula system and attendant philosophies and concepts most of which are relevant to this day.
  3. LEISURE ARTS FOR NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE: The impact of embroidery, crochet, knitting, Rangoli weaving et al
  4. ART OUT OF WASTE: (PPT aided)
  5. MUSIC AND MATHEMATICS: Similarities in the two subjects with respect to discipline and creativity.
  6. SKYLARK AND NADABRAHMA: Western and eastern exploration of music as a quest for eternity based on the contemporary works — Shelley’s poem and some Thyagaraja Kritis
  7. HARIDASA TRADITION: A take on Bhakthi tradition in Karnataka. Social and spiritual dimensions.
  8. KANAKADASA, LIFE AND WORKS:Relevance of the poets works in the present world.
  9. Dr FAUSTUS-AN INTERPRETATION OF CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE’S PLAY: Experiments with the concepts of God, Satan and Death with the intention of unraveling the eternal questions of the universe.
  1. METAPHYSICS OF JOHN DONNE: Exploration of his poetry in terms of philosophy, science and everyday aspects of life with a metaphysical content
  2. KARMA OF ROME: The rise and fall of any nation, community or society is because of its deeds –hence karma. From Greece, to Rome, to Vatican, to the world wars to the recession, to the recent problems of migration and all the interspersing races that they dappled with.

 

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