June 2016, Paris: an invite to speak at a conference organised by Aadharshila Hindi Magazine. Jai chaired the conference, a great honour. Discussions were on the relevance of Hindi on a global scale. Jai received an award: the Mahadevi Verma… Continue Reading →
Meerut University, 2nd day of the conference. With Head of Hindi Department Prof Lohani, and the poet Laxmi Shankar Bajpei, and students.
Attending the Hindi Conference at Meerut University, March 2016. Giving a talk on the changes in Hindi throughout the world over the last few decades. How can Hindi compete in a digital world, and thrive as an international language? A… Continue Reading →
Offering Banarasi Paan to Susham Bedi With other delegates Reciting poetry. With other delegates A full house!
Coffee before speaking to HRD students. Anand Sharma speaking. The student audience. Meeting the students afterwards for individual Q+A.
Receiving Samman at the Inauguration Ceremony. With other delegates. Speaking on Pravasi literature. With Abishek and audience. Lunch break with Smeh Thakore (far right) and Mrs Satyaketu (middle, left).
Speaking on culture and the language in the UK Lots of media interest from the audience With the Governor and Abhishek, nephew.
November 2015, Meerut University, India. I was invited as a guest to meet the students at my Alma MateR, with other alumnus, prestigious author Dr Vatuk.
Jai returned to her former college, Ragunath Girl’s College, in 2014, for the first time in 45 years. She was invited to speak about Hindi, and its influence abroad. The headline reads ‘The Himalaya of Hindi Shall Not Be Shaken’.
Attending a conference with husband and wife writing team Ravinder Kalia and Mamta Kalia; along with Tejendra Sharma from London. The couple tutored a two-day workshop.