"Avadhana" means perfect concentration in Sanskrit. The art of avadhana requires the highest degree of retention and problem solving skills. The credit of reviving this ancient art in the Kannada language goes to Shatavadhani Dr. R. Ganesh. Prof. S. N. Balagangadhara (Ghent University, Belgium) discusses the art of avadhana, problem solving skills, advaita vedanta and colonial consciousness with Dr. R. Ganesh.
Achin Vanaik, Jakob De Roover, S.N. Balagangadhara and Neera Chandhoke address the Platform question: Is Secularism the Solution to Communal Conflict in India?
Liberal Secularism & Religious Fundamentalism: Opposites or Alter Egos? Ashis Nandy (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi) and Pratap Bhanu Mehta (Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi) present at RRI 2009, Roundtable 3.