Thursday, March 7, 2013

Jijnasa Interactive Session - 16 Mar 2013


An initiative under the aegis of
Centre for Educational and Social Studies (CESS) organizes

An interactive session with Vicky Nanjappa, Journalist


Politics of Appeasement - A Hurdle in Fight Against Terror

Date: 16 Mar 2013
Time: 5 pm

(Please be on time as mark of respect to fellow attendees)

Venue: RC College Auditorium, Near Chalukya Circle, Bangalore


Speaker Profile: 


Vicky Nanjappa is a Correspondent with He has been a Journalist since 10 years. He began his career at Kodagu district before coming to Bengaluru. He joined the Vijay Times newspaper, covering the legal beat extensively. He moved to five years back.

At, his primary focus has been stories relating to issues of terrorism and national security. However, he reports on politics as well. He has written a 1500 plus stories related to national security till date!

Highlights of Vicky Nanjappa's work:
  • Covered the IISC-Bangalore attack and broke the story on how the attack was carried out
  • Covered the bomb blasts at Hyderabad, Pune, Ajmer, New Delhi and Ludhiana
  • Broke the story on Telgi's narco analysis in which images of the test were depicted for the first time
  • Underwent a narco analysis test to report about the truth behind these tests
  • Covered the story involving the arrests of SIMI activists in Bengaluru and Indore
  • Covered the 26/11 attacks
  • Was the first to interview Faiza Outlaha, wife of David Headley
  • Reported on the first dossier of the Indian Mujahideen, Shahid Bilal, Sabhauddin Ahmed
He runs a popular blog titled "Journalism for Vertebrates" where he updates news and breaks stories for online audience.

Note: This event will be webcast live on Jijnasa's Ustream Channel. Please like our FB page to join Live stream.


About Jijnasa:


The literal meaning of the word Jijnasa in Sanskrit is Inquiry. Jijnasa is a platform under the aegis of CESS, which is an effort to promote the quest for knowledge.
It is hard to obtain the company of the noble.
It is easy to obtain the company of the ignoble.
Pebbles are available in plenty; but it is hard to obtain the precious diamond.

India is not just a nation state but a civilization state. A civilization that prides itself for the spirit of inquiry, and is not based on a contrived belief system or historicity. A civilization that is firmly rooted in Dharma. A civilization that has much to offer and inspire the world.

However, our ignorance about ourselves is profound. It is therefore Jijnasa’s desire to invoke the spirit of inquiry, which can set people on the journey of self discovery. Its aim is to provoke and equip people to see things beyond the limited mainstream discourse on issues of national importance and seek solutions to contemporary issues facing the country.

It is important to understand ourselves before we can understand the issues around us. Enlightened individuals make for an assertive society, which has the womb to carry traditions along with modernity. Jijnasa’s attempt is to make fellow travelers discover the heterogeneity of the Indian traditions yet the cohesiveness that has stood us in good stead for several thousand years. At the core of Jijnasa, is the desire to build an innate ability to see the world from an exalted position, which is so essential for a country aspiring to play center stage in world affairs.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Team Jijnasa,
    KUDOS to you for arranging the session with Vicky Nanajppa on appeasement politics when fighting terror. It was really really informative and well handled. THANKS AGAIN.

    I request you to arrange the next session with Pratap simha on the topic mining scam in karnataka/AP and it's fallout on politics of respective states. Also since assembly elections are round the corner in karnataka, this would make it more relevant. Please arrange this session with Pratap.

    P.S. Mr.Kiran, am the guy who spoke to you few scenarios wrt elections in karnataka post the session yesterday.
    One more request from my end. If possible please arrange this session in a location somewhere central place which can be accessible for many people. (similar to RC college)

    Would be waiting for a positive response from Team Jijnasa. Thanks again.