Keynotes

I have been invited to speak to various audiences on some of the below topics. I am a regular speaker at several voluntary organisations and self-help groups. Most topics have been interspersed with mythology, history, folklore and contemporary events relevant to the age group and audience interest.
The following topics have been/ can be elucidated and discussed at various levels for specific age groups, genders, professions and purposes as per requirement.

Time: 45 minutes to two hours.

WOMEN

WOMEN IN MAHABHARATA: About women who made a statement domestically, socially, politically et al

  1. WOMEN IN RAMAYANA: About women who made a statement domestically, socially, politically et al
  2. WOMEN IN KALIDASA: About women who made a statement domestically, socially, politically et al
  3. KRISHNA: Champion of women dignity, security and empowerment.
  4. VALMIKI: Champion of women dignity, security and empowerment.
  5. MEERA AND ANDAL Unrequited love., vaaranam aaayiram, bhajanas
  6. ROMANCE IN INDIAN MYTHOLOGY: Brave enterprising women who were ready to claim high stakes.
  7. WOMEN IN UPANISHADS: About women who made a statement domestically, socially, politically et al
  8. 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
  9. MOTHERS AT HEART: Yeshoda, Radha, Kunti who nurtured children who were not their own
  10. GANGA: Divinity, purity , motherhood, folk belief, epic belief, pollution et al.
  11. SINGLE MOTHERS: The challenges from time immemorial. Sita, Kunti, Jaabali, Jijabai
  12. ALANKARA AND SHRINGARA: Make up, jewelry and cosmetics derived from indigenous herbal Indian sources for the enhancement of facial, physical and mental beauty.
  13. NAVARATHRI: Women Empowerment Ichchca Shakthi, Jnana Shakthi ,Kriya Shakthi

 

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. ICHCHA SHAKTHI, JNANA SHAKTHI KRIYA SHAKTHI: Thoughts become actions which can lead to success. In other words we are the architects of our destiny.
  3. COMMUNICATION SKILLS: the example of Hanuman in the Sundara Kanda is used to elucidate the dome thing in communication in the global scene.
  4. ART OF MANAGEMENT: Delegation is only one part of the show. Self reliance, detachment and confidence is the way forward.
  5. KARMA THEORY : It is scientific, therapeutic and cathartic can change the world if each one becomes conscious of what his actions can lead to.
  6. LEADERSHIP: Flexibility and firmness
  7. TEAM WORK Vs INDIVIDUAL ENTERPRISE: A conflicting ideal between material and spiritual progress.
  8. WORK ETHICS: How to cope with personal beliefs and professional demands without compromising on values.
  9. 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.
  10. SUBHASHITAS, DOHAS AND KURALGAL: similarities in the world of wisdom.
  11. SATYAM SHIVAM SUNDARAM: Beauty is threefold, physical, mental and spiritual.
  12. SWOT ANALYSIS: with examples from mythology to suit the nature of different problems.
  13. TIME MANAGEMENT: Multi tasking, priorities, planning, procrastination et al.

 

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. STORY TELLING: Most effective teaching methodology since Panchatantra
  4. RANGOLI: The esoteric and educational value of the Vedic tradition in today’s world.
  5. THE MIDAS TOUCH OF INDIANISATION : Much against the popular belief that we are westernised, we actually Indianise whatever comes in our way.
  6. FOOD AND FESTIVALS OF INDIA: Food is more about region while festivals construe to religion, it is the spirit of celebration which is important.
  7. PAGAN INDIA: Worship of the forces of nature
  8. UNDERSTANDING EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE TRADITIONAL INDIAN CONTEXT
  9. HIMALAYAS THE SPIRITUAL UNIFYING FACTOR OF INDIA: A take on what keeps India together despite diversity.
  10. UNITY IN DIVERSITY: Universal unity of mankind in terms of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam and Ekam Sat.
  11. THE NEED TO CONSERVE INDIAN LANGUAGES: promote use of mother tongue to salvage tradition and culture.
  12. SANSKRIT THE MOTHER OF LANGUAGES: Underlying unity in eastern and western languages.
  13. THE GREAT INDIAN MIDDLE CLASS ECONOMICS AND ENVIRONMENT: Old wine in new bottle, Swachch Bharath.
  14. SAVE WATER: Water does not disappear, it gets evaporated/polluted or displaced.
  15. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT: recycle, reuse, recharge
  16. COLOUR OF CORPORATE IS GREEN: Corporate social responsibility.
  17. MEDICAL KIT IN A MASALA DABBA: Discuss spices and their benefits
  18. YOGA: Physical, mental and spiritual benefits
  19. GREEN BUSINESS IDEAS: Based on Indian resources catering to Indian way of life.
  20. 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.

ART

  1. WORLD OF ART: Different art forms can help man imbibe both discipline and creativity. Work both left and right brains.
  2. LEISURE ARTS FOR NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE: The impact of embroidery, crochet, knitting, rangoli weaving et al
  3. ART OUT OF WASTE: (PPT aided)
  4. MUSIC AND MATHEMATICS: Similarities in the two subjects with respect to discipline and creativity.
  5. 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
  6. HARIDASA TRADITION: A take on Bhakthi tradition in Karnataka. Social and spiritual dimensions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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