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Bangladesh Activities


“A chance of a lifetime”

For several Harvard professors, studying the world’s largest gathering was the “chance of a lifetime.” That gathering was the 2013 Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India, a Hindu religious fair that occurs every twelve years with an estimated attendance of over 80 million people more than about 55 days. Because of its size and complexity, the 2013 Kumbh Mela inspired the…

Developing a democratic dialogue

This is the third in a series of three recaps of SAI’s Symposium, which took place on May 5 and 6, 2016. By Shajia Sarfraz, EdM Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education; SAI Student Coordinator Who speaks for democracy in South Asia? Whose voices are encouraged? Whose voices are supported? Whose responsibility is it to aid in the development of democratic…

Webinar: Intellectual Property in Creative Industries

By Kundan Madireddy, Project Manager, and Dr. Shashank Shah, Project Director On May 4th, the Harvard University South Asia Institute (SAI) and Tata Trusts hosted the sixth webinar in its multi-part series on issues connected with Livelihood Creation in India. This webinar titled ‘Intellectual Property in Creative Industries’ was relevant for social sector organizations connected with creative industries. According to…

20th Annual India Poetry Reading at Harvard

By Sunayana Kachroo and Maneesh Srivastava John Keats said “The poetry of the earth is never dead,” referring to the grand landscapes on the canvas of the earth created by the greatest forces of the nature.  “Environment” is defined as something we live in, something that we interact with. A sister concept is “surrounding.”  In addition to the physical assets created…