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Indian - Indian Dialogue: When Indians meet

When Indians meet…An Encounter with the Native America
During Oct-Nov 2018, I visited the USA for 2 weeks.In addition to delivering a few lectures, I interacted with Indigenous American leaders and thinkers for a dialogue that I call the ‘Indian – Indian Dialogue’. I was trying to understand their world view, current situation, their struggles and how they see the world in the context of today’s climate change crisis. In this article, I highlight some of the salient aspects of the dialogue with the Native Americans whom I got to meet. This article is informed by my dialogues with native leaders, my own research, and my extensive conversations with my colleague and host, Reverend Sara Jolena Wolcott, Director of Sequoia Samanvaya, who is actively engaging in changing the way Americans see their history. A version of this article was first published in the April 2019 issue of The Vedanta Kesari, monthly Vedantic magazine published by the Ramakrishna Math, Chennai.
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Talks, Lecture, Presentations...2019

There are speeches given on various occasions in different contexts and many are not documented in the past. So, this year, I am trying to document these here. This blog will have all the speeches I am asked to make, I decided to also add interactive sessions, meetings and exchanges here to ensure that all of these are available in the same location. Hopefully, I can stick to this through the year of 2019.
1. Growing up to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Strategies, Processes and Insights  - 4th January 2019 in the '"Local Food Festival" organized by the French Institute, at the French Institute, Pondichery

2. Presenting the Sustainable Livelihood Institute - 29th January 2019 at the National Consultative Meeting on Innovation for Local Governance organized by National Rural Livelihood Mission, Bengaluru.

3. Shaping Sustainable Livelihoods - 30th January 2019 lecture and interaction with the International Delegation from 15 Developing countries visiting Sustainable Li…