Friday, February 22, 2013

Rediscovery of India's History: R. Gopu (Video)


Sir William Jones set up the Asiatic Society in Bengal, and subsequently very many East India Company officials and other scholars set about trying to understand Indian history. It was not an easy process. Indians had completely forgotten about their own history. They had no clue about how to read the Brahmi script, they had no knowledge of Gautama Buddha, nor the great emperor Ashoka (or in the south Rajaraja Chola or any of the Pallava Kings). So India had to be rediscovered. This lecture by Gopu shows how the process of rediscovery began.

This lecture/presentation was made at the Measi School of Architecture, New College under the aegis of INTACH, Chennai.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Rediscovery of India's History: R. Gopu (Audio)



Sir William Jones set up the Asiatic Society in Bengal, and subsequently very many East India Company officials and other scholars set about trying to understand Indian history. It was not an easy process. Indians had completely forgotten about their own history. They had no clue about how to read the Brahmi script, they had no knowledge of Gautama Buddha, nor the great emperor Ashoka (or in the south Rajaraja Chola or any of the Pallava Kings). So India had to be rediscovered. This lecture by Gopu shows how the process of rediscovery began.

This lecture/presentation was made at the Measi School of Architecture, New College under the aegis of INTACH, Chennai.

The audio can be downloaded from here as an MP3 file directly.

You can listen right here using the controls below.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Thirukkural Way of Leadership

[Note: This event is happening on the second Saturday of the month, though usually our events are on the first Saturday.]
 
தமிழ்ப் பாரம்பரியம்
(Tamil Heritage Trust)
presents

The Thirukkural Way of Leadership

by 
Mr. T. Kannan

at 5.30pm on Saturday, March 9th, 2013
at Vinobha Hall, Thakkar Bapa Vidyalaya, T Nagar.

About the topic:
 
From James McGregor Burns and Peter Drucker to Steve Jobs and Barrack Obama, Western thinkers and leaders are playing a big role in shaping our perceptions about leadership. Certain ancient texts too, like the Art of War and Arthashastra, have exerted an influence on modern leadership thinking. However, Thirukkural has still not made a significant impact in this arena, on a global scale, despite being a treasure-trove of powerful thoughts.

The speaker, Kannan, has developed a Leadership Model from Thirukkural. Striking a fine balance between Aram, compassion and effectiveness, Thirukkural complements the modern practice of leadership in certain aspects and offers a powerful alternative in many areas. 

In this session, he will be presenting a different perspective on leadership and Thirukkural.

About the speaker:
 
Kannan T is the Founder and CEO of Seer7 Timeless Solutions (www.seer7.com).

In an attempt to inspire young minds to become righteous, compassionate and effective leaders, he has developed a leadership training program based on Thirukkural. Using modern tools and methodologies of leadership training, he has been introducing the timeless concepts of Thirukkural to students.

Before starting this venture, he was the Vice President at MphasiS, Bangalore, heading Learning and Analytics. He has also worked in managerial positions at Standard Chartered Bank and HCL Infosystems.
Kannan is an engineering graduate from College of Engineering, Guindy at Chennai and has done his MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

He is an ardent bi-lingual blogger and poet, writing in English and Tamil. He has also been translating Thirukkural and other poems from Tamil literature into English.

RSVP:
A. Annamalai: Gandhi Study Centre - gandhicentre@gmail.com; 94441-83198
Badri Seshadri: Kizhakku-p-padippakam - badri@nhm.in; 98840-66566
S. Kannan: Bank of Baroda - 2498 5836
S. Swaminathan - sswami99@gmail.com; 2467 1501
R. Gopu, writergopu@yahoo.com, 98417-24641
T. Sivasubramanian, siva.durasoft@gmail.com, 98842-94494