NIAS-Consciousness Studies Programme-Kaavyaalaap


Organised by NIAS Consciousness Studies Programme,

National Institute of Advanced Studies,

Indian Institute of Science campus, Bangalore 560012


 Programme: Kaavyaalaap Vaividhya

 Introduction: Shankar Rajaraman, Meera Kumar Menon, Preeth Khona

 Participants: Amruthavalli V.V, Gopesh Jha, Hanima Nawaz, Leena Pascal.

 Date: Tuesday, 30th June 2020

Time:  04:00 pm – 05.00pm 

Venue: Zoom online meeting -Click here to receive the Zoom link and attend the lecture 



Kaavyaalaap ("poetic conversation") is an initiative by the NIAS Consciousness Studies Programme aimed at popularizing poetry and allied art forms. We, with NIAS-CSP, believe that aesthetic experience of any kind can significantly and positively transform the individual's consciousness by allowing it to break free of the limitations imposed by day-to-day experience. Our endeavour is to provide an online platform for connoisseurs of poetry and related art forms to collectively experience an expansion of consciousness by being part of a carefully co-created aesthetic space. 

As an ongoing and fortnightly enterprise, Kaavyaalaap involves both Vaisistya  (formal) and Vaividhya (informal) sessions devoted to multi-lingual poetry and art forms that compliment poetry. These sessions are characterized by active participation and discussion. In the formal sessions, we invite scholar-poets to acquaint us with the nuances of poetry composed in specific languages. The Vaividhya sessions are occasions for poetry-reading by a selected panel of poets and enthusiasts from diverse linguistic backgrounds, based on a variety of chosen themes, or poets of liking. Please note that our online sessions will be facilitated through zoom calls.


 If you have a question or a suggestion for a poet, email the Coordinators of NIAS CSP KAAVYAALAAP

Preeth Khona. Email: and
Meera Kumar Menon. Email: 

For general queries on CSP, please email

Tuesday, June 30, 2020