NIAS-Consciousness Studies Programme-Kaavyaalaap Poetry Session



Organised by NIAS Consciousness Studies Programme, National Institute of 

Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science campus, Bengaluru 560012


Programme: Kaavyaalaap Vaividhya


Introduction: Shankar Rajaraman, Meera Kumar Menon, Preeth Khona


Poets: Sudarshan, Sundar Ramachandran, Usha Sridhar


Date: 16 March 2021 


Time:  04:00 pm – 05.00 pm 


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Kaavyaalaap Vaividhya Session Alert! 


In this Kaavyaalaap Vaividhya Session, we bring to you three passionate poets, Mr. Sudarshan, Mr. Sundar Ramachandran and Dr. Usha Sridhar. Mr. Sudarshan will share his poems which are in Kannada, Telugu, Hindi and Sanskrit. Mr. Sundar Ramachandran and Dr. Usha Sridhar will recite poems in English. 

Life, Love, Separation, Beauty, Personal Experiences and Nature are some of the themes covered by these poets in their poems.


"Join us for this session to share the joy of Poetry."


 About NIAS CSP Kaavyaalaap: 


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 the 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 Coordinator of NIAS CSP KAAVYAALAAP 

Preeth Khona. Email:  


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Tuesday, March 16, 2021