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The Case of the Spurious Drug Kingpin: Shifting Pills in Chennai
at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
This lecture recounts the tale of a ‘spurious drugs kingpin’ and his scandalous business empire of re-labelling and recirculating expired medicines in Chennai. At the time the story broke, in the first half of 2010, questions of drugs safety dominated media headlines and public discussion. However, a closer investigation suggests a more complicated picture. 
Orientation Programme on Migration
at TISS Centre at Patna
The Centre for Development Practice and Research (CDPR), a Patna-based Centre of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) announces its third orientation course on ‘Migration’. The programme will be offered from the premises of the TISS Centre at Patna. 
Anusandhan Trust's Ninth Krishna Raj Memorial Lecture On Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Sciences
at Jivraj Mehta lecture Hall (MLT) , College Building
TThe lecture On Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Sciences is to be held on Sept 27, 2018 from 2.00 Pm to 4.00 Pm at K.E.M hospital, Mumbai. This lecture attempts to capture the nuances of the early narrative of these institutions and the people and the circumstances that made possible the establishment of the eminent educational institutions and hospital. The lecture will conclude with reflections on the current state of medical education, setting them against the inspired and dedicated work of pioneers in the field, both British and Indian who in their own way fought the might of the colonial interests. 
Launch and Discussion of Rupa Chinai's book by Mumbai Press Club and NWMI
at Mumbai Press Club
Rupa Chinai's book Understanding India's Northeast-A Reporter's Journal at 5pm 
First P.M. Bhargava Memorial Lecture at CSD Hyderabad
at C D Deshmukh Auditorium, CSD Hyderabad
To be delivered by Professor Upendra Baxi, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Warwick and Delhi; Distinguished Professor of Law, NLUD, Delhi Chaired by Professor Muchkund Dubey, President, Council for Social Development at 5pm. 
South Asia Conclave 2017: Exploring contemporary research and ideas on modern South Asia
at Longchamp, The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi
THis is organised in association with The Caravan and Paytm. Policymakers, bureaucrats, academicians, and journalists from different spheres will join the conclave to discuss topics such as: democracy’s electoral vitality in the region, regional disparities in economic and human development; the fledgling and uncertain, though unmistakable, rise of gender consciousness and many other interesting topics. 
Event at Pess Club: REMEMBERING ICONIC WRITERS
at Press Club, Mumbai
REMEMBERING ICONIC WRITERS Allen Ginsberg * Arun Kolatkar * Shakti Chattopadhyay Readings by Devendra Mohan, Vinita Agarwal & Harish Nambiar. Time: 5.30 pm 
Healing the Scars
at G5A, Laxmi Mills Esate, Shakti Mills Lane, Mahalax
Everyone is shaken and upset at the recent spate of sexual assault on children in different states of the country. The image of 8 year old Asifa and the masked face of the Unnao survivor are all over the Media. Whilst we protest and demand justice, we need to also consider another ongoing injustice – child sexual abuse. We need to hear these voices; we need to believe once again in the indomitable human spirit, of hope, courage and recovery. Please do come to the program 'Healing the Scars' organized by Akshara Centre and RAAHI. 
Release of IIC Quarterly: South Asia’s Sporting Mosaic
at India International Centre, New Delhi
Dr karan Singh, Chairman, IIC editorial board will release the journal at 6pm 
PUCL Public Meeting on "Curtailment of Freedom of Expression using Surveillance and Criminal Law Mechanisms
at 1st Floor, YMCA Colaba, 12, Nathalal Parekh Marg,
Senior Journalist and Co-founder of the news portal 'The Wire' will be providing an overview on the 'Status and Attacks on Freedom of Expression in India'. Aadhaar-expert and activist Vicram Crisna will speak on 'Use of Surveillance and Profiling to thwart freedom of speech and expression'. PUCL Maharashtra Convener and Senior Advocate, Mihir Desai will speak on 'Use of Criminal Mechanisms such as Sedition, Defamation, Hate Incitement laws etc.' This will be followed by an open discussion among the attendees to review and deliberate on the issue and strategise a way forward. 
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