About the Event

Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation is proud to be associated with the Tata Trusts and the South Asia Institute at Harvard University to present the closing conference "Windows and Mirrors- Looking at new architecture in South Asia on on 19th & 20th March 2016.

Renowned architects from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, the Maldives and India will participate in the deliberations, which will be preceded by a keynote lecture by Sunil Khilnani on March 18,2016 at the NGMA Mumbai. The line-up of speakers includes Akeel Bilgrami, Nayyar Ali Dada from Pakistan, Anjalendran from Sri Lanka, Kashef Chowdhury from Bangladesh, Rajni Chavda from Bhutan, Sameep Padora and Kapil Gupta from India.Closing Conference will be held on 19 & 20 March, 2016 at Coomaraswamy Hall, CSMVS Museum, Mumbai.

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Event Speakers
Barkha Dutt

Barkha Dutt is an Indian television journalist and columnist. She works as a consulting editor with NDTV.[2] Dutt gained prominence for her reportage of the Kargil War.[3] Dutt has won many national and international awards, including the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour.

Dutt has co-authored the chapter "'Nothing new?':Women as Victims" in the book Gujarat:The making of a tragedy, edited by Siddharth Varadarajan and published by Penguin (ISBN 978-0143029014). The book is about the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Barkha Dutt's Sunday talk show has won the most awards out of any show on Indian television, winning the Indian Television Academy award for Best Talk Show five years in a row. In 2012, the Association for International Broadcasting awarded Barkha Dutt the title of "TV Personality of the year" with the following citation: "a reporter of considerable stretch and depth, still passionate and fearless in bringing the issues closer to her viewers.Dutt was the recipient of the C H Mohammed Koya National Journalism Award in 2009.In 2008, Dutt received the Indian News Broadcasting Award for the Most Intelligent News Show Host.Dutt received the Commonwealth Broadcasting Associationaward for Journalist of the Year, 2007.She was awarded "Best TV News Anchor (English) for her programme "We the people" at the first Indian News Television Awards in 2007.

In 2008, the Indian government awarded Barkha Dutt the Padma Shri, a civilian honour, for her coverage of the 2004 Tsunami.

She has twice been named on the list of 100 "Global Leaders of Tomorrow" compiled by the World Economic Forum (2001, 2008). In 2005, she was among 50 Indians who were 35 or younger and listed for their achievements and impact on society. In 2010 she was appointed as a member of India's National Integration Council. She was named an Asia Society Fellow in 2006 and serves on the International Advisory Council of the Asia Society.