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Photos: Armed Forces Transfusion Centre blood donation camp in JNU Campus

Posted in JNU by Vik on March 14, 2015

Armed Forces Transfusion Centre (Delhi Cantt, Delhi) had held a blood donation camp in JNU Campus on 13 January 2015. I was also a donor. The following photos are from my phone at the venue (JNU Library). Photos from my blood donation at around 2 pm, when things were winding up. Photos of main blood donation hall and the registration room.



JNUMC Caves trek Photos: 16 Feb 2014

Posted in JNU by Vik on February 16, 2014

JNUMC caves trek pics dated 16 February 2014. Trek leader Kavita; start time about 9.40 am , ended in about 1 hr 30 mins (total 2 hours including photo session and the time taken to coming to the main road).

Click on individual pics to see bigger sizes. There are dozens of pics here, scroll down to see them or click on ‘more’ if you see only two pics.

Event of caves trek: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.




Photos of Historical Materialism Conference–JNU, Delhi, 3-5 April 2013

Posted in JNU by Vik on April 6, 2013

Some photos of the Historical Materialism conference from 3-5 April 2013 at the Convention Centre: 9.30 am to 8.15 pm, parallel sessions in four rooms (with a film every night from 9.30 pm). These are random photos from some of the sessions ; poor photos shot from my phone. Some random notes about the conference follow. Officially called ‘Final Delhi HM Conference Programme (‘New Cultures of the Left’). See the full schedule of the conference here. ICSSR, Centre for Comparative Politics and Political Theory, Historical Materialism and JNU were officially the co-sponsors.

Some of the sessions I attended on the three days related to Javed Anand, Javed Iqbal, Harsh Mander, Jan Breman, Kamal M Chenoy, Vrinda Grover, Dilip Simeon, Shivam Vij, Nirmala Rajasingam and others. Overall a very useful and stimulating conference: It was like a festival of ideas; the place was abuzz with people, activity, books and discussion. The photos do not have the corridor areas where there were book sale counters or the lunch zone.

Some (Sangathan) have criticized it too; read that here. The concluding remarks by Gautam Mody (‘Yes, I am a coffee-table Marxist…)  positively acknowledged it too.

A few things that I recall: Prof. Kamal Mitra Chenoy said some very interesting things – JNU never had a convocation since 1971 because the JNUSU then wanted the right to speak at the function just as the external dignitary; this he said while suggesting that JNU is where you can say anything to the speaker, almost. He also reflected on how he got to arrange this gargantuan conference and the hardships it took etc. (a small talk peppered with humour at the closing ceremony). Lawyer Vrinda Grover said she changed her mind from against to favour (of Women’s Reservation Bill) after sitting for five hours in the Lok Sabha and observing the MPs debate (read ‘make light of’) the women’s safety issues. I also witnessed a silly walkout by one elder participant over a remark by Jan Breman (who rightly and pointedly regretted the lack of humanity among Indians who exploited the tribal people). In a discussion on sociology of Malls (can’t recall the exact topic), one participant remarked that even JNU Professors were told that ‘aapka Mall vaha hai’ when they went to the designer (elitist) DLF Emporio mall at Vasant Kunj.

I wish the conference was all recorded and put on YouTube. The participants will have to send their papers to ICSSR anyway and it will be complied (and hopefully published) . About 600 people attended it on first day and about 350 people on the third day. There were about 150 speakers. Arundhati Roy couldn’t come for the concluding plenary session.

Overall, a very rich event spread over three days. It took the effort of about sixty volunteers, many faculty members and so many others.

Disclosure: I was just a participant on all the three days;  Not a volunteer or organiser. Just an observer and participant. I personally know many of the Professors and people associated with this conference.

Ignore typos and grammatical errors, if any. Feel free to use photos for non-commercial purposes.

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National Seminar: Strategic Contours of Indo- Russian Trade and Economic Co-operation

Posted in JNU by Vik on March 30, 2013

Centre for Russian and Central Asian studies’:  one day conference on "Strategic Contours of Indo- Russian Trade and Economic Co-operation"  held on 21st March at the University Convention Centre, JNU.

Some photos from the seminar, inaugural session: Centre professors, Joint secretary Ajai Bisaria, other dignitaries. You are free to use the images for all non-commercial purposes.

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GSCASH JNU 2013 election photos

Posted in JNU by Vik on March 30, 2013

March 2013, election preparation and polling photos (22 March 2013, Teflas). Some candidates were Tintumol, Srirupa, Abhiruchi, Dipti.  Click on individual images for the full size.

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Russian Spring Festival Maslenitsa 2013: 10 March, 4 pm, JNU KC OAT

Posted in JNU by Vik on March 7, 2013

The Russian Spring Festival Maslenitsa celebrated in campus by Eurasian Foundation will be held on 10 March 2013, Sunday, 4 pm, KC Oat, near JNU North gate, in New Delhi. Don’t miss it: the dances, pancakes and much else.

See the notice below and click here to see the 2012 notice and details.

Click on the images below to enhance it.

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Maslenitsa in jnu Delhi India

IR Workshop Photos: 15-17 Nov 2012

Posted in JNU by Vik on November 20, 2012

Random, poor pics, of the Research Methods Workshop at convention centre, JNU

T.K. Oomen and Hari Vasudevan in some pics (on stage)

Some of the best speakers were Dr. Stephen Voss (University of Kentucky), Abhijit Pathak (JNU) and T K Oomen (Prof emeritus ? JNU; renowned sociologist).

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Diwali celebration photos from campus

Posted in JNU by Vik on November 20, 2012

Nov 2012: Sabarmati hostel, Mahi Mandavi, Lohit and Chandrabhaga hostels.

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Random Pics- August, September 2012 wall posters

Posted in JNU by Vik on November 9, 2012

From the campus: Marathi new year, memorial lectures etc.

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Random Wall Posters

Posted in JNU by Vik on November 9, 2012

From campus, Sep-Oct 2012. Wall posters, Aravali guest house menu, Synthesis debate competition, vote appeal (youth for social justice), Bamanbada play, Antarchakshu voluteering.

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