Event Information

Baithak: Conversations in Policy

Event Date: 15 Jun 2019; Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Venue: Dialogues Cafe, J P Nagar, Bengaluru


Last year at CCS Academy, we curated a platform for CCS alumni, young students and professionals to engage in themes and discussions around public policy; now popularly called Baithak: Conversations in Policy. Baithaks follow an open group discussion format where the speaker is also the moderator of the debate, the principal guide and the facilitator of free flow of information among all the participants.

About Dr Dhanuraj

Dr Dhanuraj is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Chief Executive of CPPR of which he is also one of the founding members. He holds a PhD (Anna University), MSc Physics (Mahatma Gandhi University) and MA Political Science (Madras Christian College). He also holds a Post Graduate Executive Diploma in International Business from Loyola, Chennai and has undergone training by TTMBA of Atlas USA, IAF Germany, FEE USA, etc. Dhanuraj started his career as a Research Associate in 2003. He has handled various social research projects and has extensively travelled across the country to manage projects of various kinds. He works in the areas of urbanisation, education, health, livelihood and law. Dhanu, as he is fondly called by friends and colleagues, is foremost a policy researcher and then an entrepreneur and consultant. Election studies have been one of his main areas of interest and he has been analysing the polls on various TV channels and social media since 2012.


The idea of Baithak is to give a platform to all CCS graduates and potential course participants to come together for a discussion on contemporary socio-cultural and economic issues in the presence of prominent voices from the liberal movement in India. Its objective is to create a knowledge ecosystem, impacting the policy space in India at large.

When and where?

Topic: Decoding the Polls and Policy Challenges Ahead
Date: June 15, 2019
Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Venue: Dialogues Cafe, J P Nagar, Bengaluru

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For details contact: Manasa Pidatala (manasa@ccs.in)