Past Events

India Club welcomes Dr. Madhu Kishwar

India Club, Singapore is delighted to welcome the prominent Indian academic and social activist, Madhu Kishwar, for an informal talk about social issues in contemporary India.

Venue: 35 Jalan Puteh Jerneh, Chipbee Gardens, Holland Village
Time: 7pm
Date: January 30th, 2012

Madhu Purnima Kishwar is Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), and the Director of the Indic Studies Project of CSDS. In this capacity, she has convened a series of international conferences on “Religions and Cultures in the Indic Civilisation". She is also the Founder President of the Manushi Sangathan, which is a forum for research-based activist interventions, working for democratic reforms that will promote greater social justice and strengthen human rights in India, especially for women. And, since, 1979, she has edited the journal “Manushi", focusing on Women and Society with the goal of bridging the gap between academics and social activism. Her recent interventions over the past decade have focused on Laws, Liberty and Livelihoods – with a particular emphasis on freeing the livelihoods of two vulnerable urban communities – street vendors and cycle-rickshaw pullers – from needless bureaucratic controls that make them susceptible to exploitation and extortion.

RSVP: SMS 92270957/ office@indiaclub.org.sg

Past Events

India Club presents the Singapore launch of Abhinav Bindra’s autobiography

India Club is delighted to host the Singapore launch of Abhinav Bindra’s “A Shot at History: My Obsessive quest for Olympic Gold” (co-authored by Singapore’s own Rohit Brijnath). At the Beijing Olympics four years ago, Abhinav Bindra became the first Indian to win an individual Olympic gold medal (between 1928 and 1980, India had won 8 gold medals in hockey, but none in an individual sport). This is his story, told with the help of the celebrated sports journalist Rohit Brijnath (who currently works for the Straits Times, having previously made his reputation at India Today and Sportsworld in India). The book is already a best-seller in India, and copies of the book will be available for sale at the venue, including opportunities to have it signed by the co-authors.

Venue: Raffles and Draycott rooms of the Tanglin Club
Date & time: 12 noon on Sunday, February 5th 2012.
Discussion with the co-authors will be followed by lunch.
Attendance is free for India Club members, $35 for non-members.
RSVP: office@indiaclub.org.sg or call 9227 0957 (registration is first come, first served).

We look forward to seeing you at the event.
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