The panel discussion is part of a weeklong festival of films and discussions, facilitated by Meta-Culture, a conflict resolution centre.
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M Narasimha is the founder-secretary of the Udayabhanu Kala Sangha, a Bangalore-based volunteer-driven cultural and social organisation, founded in 1965. He was formerly Assistant General Manager at Hindustan Machine Tools. He has been a social worker for four decades in the area of Kannada literature, culture and education.
Dr Ambar Abdul Qaiyum is a dentist by training, and educationist by profession. She is a trustee at the Oasis International School in north Bangalore, and where
in addition to regular curriculum, a special course on Quranic studies is offered. She is also pursuing a Cambridge Diploma in Teachers Training.
Gerald Manoharan is a lawyer by profession and works at one of India’s largest law firms. He was previous Bangalore Archdiocesan Youth President, and continues to be involved with young Christians in India.
Dr Lakshmipathi C G is currently NSS Coordinator for Bangalore University. He is a sociologist by training and has studied caste and sexuality. He has taught for 16 years, and is also a freelance journalist.
Prem Koshy is the owner of Koshy’s restaurant at St Marks Road. He is someone who knows about Bangaloreans really well, who has seen Bangalore grow and is also a promoter of dialogue in the city.
T Shanmugam is an office bearer of the Karnataka Tamil Makkal Iyakkam, a people’s group speaking for Tamils in Karnataka.
The discussion is preceded by the documentary, ‘Bombay, Our City’ by Anand Patwardhan at 3 pm and followed by the documentary, ‘Fishers of Men’ by Ranjan Kamath at 6:30 pm and an interaction with Ranjan Kamath.