Baudhik Evenings at University of Washington
Abstract for this Saturday’s talk: “Many of us study Indian history in school and it usually ends at 1947 with India gaining independence. But we do not come to know details about what led to the partition and how we faced it, how the country that was divided into about 500 states came together to form India, and how the constitution was written.Studying this period interests me a lot because hidden here is the identity of India, what our great leaders thought the nation and its citizens should be like. Hence I decided to read about all this from a bunch of sources and will present the journey of India from 1947, when India became independent, to 1950, when India became a republic.” – Ankit
What is the Baudhik Evening?
The word ‘baudhik’ in Hindi means a constructive intellectually stimulating discussion. We felt that besides the regular outings, volunteering projects and other events, it would be good to have a forum where people can come together and learn about something new. In this vein, we are starting a new regular ‘Baudhik Evening’ where one of us can present for about 30 minutes on any interesting topic followed by a discussion for the next half an hour.
Why is it useful?
We all have diverse interests and this forum would provide an opportunity to learn about things that others are into. In addition to knowing more, it provides enrichment to the communication skills in semi-formal/formal settings. We hope that this will be a forum for stimulating constructive exchange of ideas and help broaden everyone’s intellectual horizons.
Are you interested in presenting something too?
If you are interested in talking about something interesting, please send us an email and we will look into the possibility of scheduling you for one of these evenings.