Thursday, 16 February 2012

Rishi Kapoor to open India Week at LSE

Bollywood legend Rishi Kapoor is set to inaugurate the 2012 London School of Economics India Week, a series of cultural activities, workshops, debates and seminars on the subcontinent.  
This year’s edition of India Week – organized by the LSE Student Union and the LSE India Society – will be the first time the event will be open to the public and will run from 20th to 26th February.
Mr Kapoor will also participate in a panel discussion on filmmaking in India alongside Professor Rachel Dwyer – the renowned India expert and professor of Indian Cultures at University of London – and Indian High Commissioner Rajesh Prasad.
Other highlights include a discussion on ‘Philanthropy in India’ which will feature Mr Shiv Nadar, founder of Hindustan Computers Limited and Mr Anwar Hasan, Managing Director of TATA.  And on Sunday 26th February, the MCC will host Ajay Jadeja at Lords Cricket Ground where the former India international will discuss the economics of the Indian Premier League and how it has changed the dynamics of cricket worldwide.  His lecture will be followed by what is certain to be an intriguing cricket match between the LSE’s Indian and Pakistani teams.
India Week concludes with a Bollywood night hosted by Raj and Pablo and will feature a performance by talented young British Asian artist Arjun.
The LSE India Week has been the flagship event of the university’s India Society for several years and aims to celebrate the myriad successes India has enjoyed in recent years as well as highlight areas for improvement, particularly from the perspective of Indian students.
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