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BML Munjal University institutes School of Liberal Studies Conversations; organizes the Inaugural Edition on ‘Hindi: Vaad-Vivaad-Samvaad’

Moderated by historian Salil Misra, the first session of the prestigious forum had veteran journalist Mrinal Pande and Hindi poet-critics Ashok Vajpeyi and Asad Zaidi discussing the evolution of Hindi language, its contestations, and multiplicity.

New Delhi, April 24, 2024: BML Munjal University, a Hero Group initiative, instituted a prestigious forum the School of Liberal Studies (SoLS) Conversations – a forum for deliberating and engaging with complex issues and evolving situations in the contemporary world. On the occasion, BML Munjal University organized the inaugural session of SoLS Conversations on the topic, ‘Hindi: Vaad-Vivaad-Samvaad,’ at the Kamladevi Complex of the India International Centre (IIC) in Delhi, triggering a nuanced discussion on Hindi language, its Evolution, Contestations and Multiplicity. The forum was inaugurated by Ms. Swati Munjal, President, BML Munjal University and Sunil Kant MunjalBMU Chancellor.

Shyam Menon, Vice Chancellor, BML Munjal University stated, “With Law and Liberal Studies, we were keen that the university should make its presence felt in the intellectual sphere of the city of Delhi.SoLS is looking to create public for this purpose. Conversation is a dying art form in the midst of today’s polemics and television debates. We have forgotten the skill of deep listening as unhurried listening, thoughtful interventions, without certitudes and loud assertions but with the hope of attaining a higher equilibrium when something creative emerges.”

Reflecting on the importance of SoLS Conversations, Arindam Banerjee, Dean, School of Liberal Studies, BML Munjal University commented, “The SoLS Conversations represents a forum for deliberating and engaging with complex issues and evolving situations in the contemporary world. In an increasingly polarized and fast world that we live in, it is felt that there is need to nurture spaces where one can patiently engage with the nuances of various social and human issues. Needless to say, an ethos of dialogue and respectful disagreements form the core values of any democratic civilization.”

The session of ‘Hindi: Vaad-Vivaad-Samvaad was embellished by the presence of distinguished panelists and experts of the subject. Moderated by renowned historian of Indian national movement, partition and language, Salil Mishra, the esteemed panelists for the session included Hindi poet-critic and editor-translator Ashok Vajpeyi, veteran journalist, television personality and author Mrinal Pande, and Hindi poet, critic and translator Asad Zaidi.

In an insightful and engaging discussion, the esteemed panelists deep dived into various complexities around the Hindi language, discussing the self-image and internal diversity of the language; its journey since the 19th century, including various alliances, rivalries, inclusions and exclusions; Hindi’s relationship with other languages; and issues pertaining to pedagogy and Hindi journalism over the past few decades.

Conceptualized with the intention to nurture spaces for open discussion, the SoLS Conversations intends to emerge as a key forum that fosters the ethos of dialogue and respectful disagreements, which form the core-values of any democratic civilization.  In a rapidly changing world with novel challenges for humankind and nature, SoLS Conversations aims to participate and contribute to public discourses on the most important issues of our times.

The SoLS Conversations forum will continue to explore diverse themes and issues, providing a platform for insightful discussions, exchange of ideas, and collective learning. The platform is envisioned as an effort by BML Munjal University to foster informed and balanced conversations on public discourses on the most important issues of our times.

About BML Munjal University

Named after the late Founder Chairman of the Hero Group, BML Munjal University (BMU) is a unique not-for-profit initiative founded by the promoters of the Hero Group. BMU is engaged in creating, preserving, and imparting internationally benchmarked knowledge and skills. The university seeks to transform higher education in India by creating a world-class innovative teaching, learning, and research environment. It envisions becoming a nursery for the leaders of tomorrow and a repository of knowledge. The School of Management at BML Munjal University has been ranked 72nd among all management institutions in India in the NIRF Rankings 2023. It has also attained the Diamond subject rating by QS I-Gauge. It has been nationally ranked #6 and #1 in Haryana among India’s Top Private Engineering & Technology Universities in the Education World India Higher Education Rankings, 2023-24. The University has received an esteemed A grade accreditation from NAAC.

The University offers undergraduate to doctoral programmes comprising BA (Hons) Liberal Arts, BBA, BCom (Hons), BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BBA-MBA Integrated Programme, B.Tech at the undergraduate level, and MBA, LLB and Ph.D. at the postgraduate level.

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Malaika Arora Dazzles in Archana Kochhar’s “Midnight Ebony” Collection at Delhi Fashion Show

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Malaika Arora Dazzles in Archana Kochhar's "Midnight Ebony" Collection at Delhi Fashion Show

Actress Malaika Arora dazzled on the runway in Delhi, illuminating designer Archana Kochhar’s showcase with her radiant presence. The event, headlined by Estetica Hair Magazine India, unveiled Kochhar’s latest collection, “Midnight Ebony.” The jewellery for the show was provided by Pyare Lal Jaggannath Saraf.

Inspired by the opulent glamour of handcrafted embroidery and the rich hue of black, the collection encapsulates the allure of Indian fashion with a contemporary twist. Each ensemble, dominated by the resplendent color of black, is adorned with intricate hand-embroidered sequins and exquisite stonework, creating a mesmerizing shimmer that captivated the audience.

Kochhar’s designs seamlessly blend traditional Indian craftsmanship with modern silhouettes, offering a luxurious yet wearable range of garments. From stylistic saris that exude elegance to contemporary lehengas that radiate sophistication, the collection caters to every woman’s desire for glamour and grandeur.

The spotlight of the show was undoubtedly Malaika Arora, whose ethereal grace and charisma brought each ensemble to life. Her effortless charm and poise perfectly complemented the exuberance of the collection, earning her accolades from fashion enthusiasts and critics alike.

Speaking about the collection, Archana Kochhar expressed her delight at showcasing her designs at the Shangri-La New Delhi. “Midnight Ebony is a celebration of nighttime shimmers and the relevant allure of Indo-Western silhouettes. I wanted to create a collection that embodies the spirit of today’s women, perfect for the nighttime shimmers and sangeet festivities,” said Kochhar.

With its blend of traditional craftsmanship, contemporary designs, and a touch of dark magic, Midnight Ebony by Archana Kochhar promises to be the go-to choice for fashion-forward women looking to make a statement. From red carpet events to wedding celebrations, each ensemble from this collection is designed to make every woman feel like a star

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Radhika Ambani donned four bespoke gowns for her $600M wedding

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Radhika Ambani’s Extravagant Wedding: A Spectacle of Luxury and Elegance

Radhika Ambani, scion of the prestigious Ambani family, recently celebrated her nuptials in a ceremony that epitomized opulence and grandeur. The wedding, reportedly costing a staggering $600 million, was a showcase of luxury, bespoke fashion, and lavish celebrations.

Bespoke Elegance: Four Custom Gowns

Central to the splendor of Radhika Ambani’s wedding were the four custom-designed gowns she adorned throughout the celebrations. Each gown was meticulously crafted to reflect the bride’s exquisite taste and the grandeur of the occasion. From intricate embroidery to luxurious fabrics, every detail was carefully chosen to enhance Radhika’s beauty and elegance on her special day.

The Ambani Extravaganza: A Symbol of Affluence

The Ambani family is renowned for their extravagant celebrations, and Radhika’s wedding was no exception. Held at a luxurious venue adorned with floral arrangements and ornate decorations, the event was attended by celebrities, dignitaries, and business tycoons from around the world. The ambiance was one of unparalleled luxury, with every aspect of the wedding meticulously planned and executed to perfection.

A Celebration Fit for Royalty

Radhika Ambani’s wedding festivities spanned several days, featuring a series of events that showcased the rich cultural heritage and modern glamour synonymous with the Ambani name. Guests were treated to gourmet cuisine, live entertainment, and breathtaking performances, making it a truly unforgettable experience for all in attendance.

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Isha Ambani Shines in Ivory Sabyasachi Lehenga at Brother Anant’s Wedding Reception

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Isha Ambani at the wedding of Anant Ambani

Isha Ambani made a stunning appearance at her brother Anant Ambani’s wedding reception, captivating everyone in an exquisite ivory Sabyasachi lehenga. Known for her impeccable style, Isha once again proved her fashion prowess by choosing this elegant outfit, making it a highlight of the grand event.

 Isha Ambani Shines in Ivory Sabyasachi Lehenga at Brother Anant’s Wedding Reception

The ivory lehenga, designed by the renowned Sabyasachi Mukherjee, featured intricate embroidery and delicate embellishments, showcasing the designer’s signature craftsmanship. The ensemble was complemented by a matching blouse and a sheer dupatta, adding to the ethereal charm of the attire. Isha accessorized her look with statement jewelry, including a choker necklace and earrings, perfectly balancing traditional aesthetics with contemporary elegance.

Isha’s choice of the ivory lehenga not only underscored her sophisticated taste but also highlighted the ongoing trend of neutral and pastel shades in wedding fashion. Her appearance at the reception was a testament to her status as a fashion icon, inspiring many with her graceful and stylish presence.

The wedding reception itself was a star-studded affair, attended by numerous celebrities, business magnates, and notable figures from various industries. Despite the glittering guest list, Isha’s outfit stood out, drawing admiration and praise from all quarters.

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