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K.B Jinan announces a new international conference “From CONDITIONING to AWAKENING” –  on Re-imagining Aesthetic Unfolding –  in which Pawan Gupta, Claude Alvares, Judy Frater and others are speakers.

The conference is being organized to initiate rethinking, re search, explorations and conversations about how to deal with the homogenization and colonization of our aesthetic sensibilities that we have never paid attention to after independence. It looks like it is bit too late as globalization has almost decimated other cultures ways
of knowing and being.

As of now the focus will be about design and architectural education, exploring ways to rethink how aesthetic education needs to be addressed as the most visible element of any culture is the built environment.

So please try to participate in the conference, get involved in this initiative and spread the word.

22 Sep 2016

Re-imagining Aesthetics

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity

The decolonial group operating out of Holland has just erected its website on decolonising knowledge systems. Glad to see the network is growing and growing.

7 Jul 2016

A new decolonising site

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity

Time is running out for those who may want to register for the new decolonisation conference being organised by a host of Malaysian education agencies and departments:

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14 May 2016

Decolonisation Conference

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity



Jawaharlal Nehru University, Peoples Council on Education and Multiversity will co-organise the October 2016 international Afro-Asian Conference on Education. Those wanting to participate and needing more details can download the first notification of the conference. Circular

30 Sep 2015

Afro-Asian Conference on Education

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity

Shashi Tharoor, one of the members of India’s Parliament, participated in a recent debate in England on whether British rule over India had helped India or Britain. Short and bitter, worth hearing and passing on:

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4 Aug 2015

Shashi Tharoor on colonialism

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity
2 Day DSLR Photography Workshop – Powered by Giftivism
(May 17 – 18, 2014)
We take great pleasure to announce our “Introduction to DSLR Photography Workshops” – powered by the spirit of Giftivism.

You’re welcome to pay whatever you want towards the cost of organising this workshop and to keep this initiative sustainable. What you pay will help us run this program on the same principle of gift culture for years to come. You decide the amount – there’s no compulsion. There is a refundable registration fee of ₹500/- though.

Email to block your spot.
What’ll we cover?

1. Camera Equipment – technology, what to buy and how to take care of your equipment
2. Exposure – master the triangle of aperture, ISO and shutter speed
3. Composition – the rules and when to break them
4. Digital Post Processing – learn Adobe Lightroom 5 in an afternoon
5. Feedback & Critique – for your images
6. Hands-on Learning – through a field trip
7. Flex-Time – for answers to all your digital photography questions

Venue: Shilton Royale, Koramangala, Bengaluru, India
Additional Inclusions: Lunch on both days. Breakfast on day 2.
Please spread the word. We have 16 spots for this event. 

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14 May 2014

Gift Workshop on Photography

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity

Multiversity and Other India Press are pleased to announce the release of their latest book, “Multicultural Knowledge and the University.” The book is edited by Claude Alvares. For more information, if you wish to order the book:

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16 Apr 2014

New Multiversity Book Released

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity

This conference supported by Multiversity will take place in Bangalore, India from March 14-16, 2014. The interaction with the public and all public events is restricted to the 15th only. The issues raised by Multiversity will figure prominently in the meeting. Other India Bookstore will also be displaying some of its titles. For more information:

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5 Mar 2014

Economics of Happiness 2014

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity

Those who can find time, please attend: Chandigarh, capital city of Punjab and Haryana, India:


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13 Oct 2013

Multiversity in Chandigarh, India

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity

Yoga, Ayurveda, Sangeet and Nritya systems ((Under the guidance of Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche)

Open only by registration (limited seats for observers)

In taking forward the series on “Indian Perspectives in Education”, we propose to have a 7 day seminar between the 26 September to 2 October, 2013, at the Deer Park Institute, Himachal Pradesh. This would be the third seminar in the series.

We are a group of people who have been engaged with education for more than two three decades now and are deeply concerned with the prevalent education system and its implications on the young minds. The assumptions, objectives and practices in the mainstream education in the country compel us to think that a time has come to revisit both the traditional and the modern systems and see how an integrated approach could be worked out.  In trying to keep with the demands of present day times, we feel that the quintessential components of many Indian traditions have been overlooked  or ignored by the mainstream education. We are certain there is much in Indian traditions that need to be understood and reconnected with the present. Visions of great seers and sages have a universal and far reaching vision, which has been rekindled by the thoughts expressed in the two earlier seminars. We aim to carry forward these reflections under the guidance and encouragement of Prof Samdhong Rinpoche, who had inspired us to organize two national seminars on “Indian Perspectives of Education” in the years 2011 and 2012, at Bir and Panchgani. Read the rest of this entry »

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1 Sep 2013

Indian Perspectives in Education

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity