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  • Watch the IDU’s anthem: ‘Talk It Out – Debaters’ Rhapsody’.

    ‘Talk It Out – Debaters’ Rhapsody’ is rhythm and poetry (RAP) in its truest form. It was created to popularise the virtues of civilised debate, and promote the Indian Debating Union internationally. The video has been viewed by diverse public audiences in five continents, and has helped the IDU accelerate its international debating and thought leadership […]

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News & Events

Latest Event Updates – Winter 2014/15

Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Mumbai have been the IDU’s latest ports of call for training and mentoring sessions over the past three months. These events have included: Workshops on public speaking and social enterprise Guest lectures on values-based leadership, Social Output™, and how young entrepreneurs can combine service to the country through their new […]

Latest Event Updates – Monsoon 2014

The IDU has held numerous events in Delhi & the NCR, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh over the past three months, including: Numerous workshops on public speaking and debating skills One high-profile pre-election debate in New Delhi, on then Prime Ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi Guest lectures on values-based leadership, Social Output™, and how young […]

Congratulations to the participants of Chennai Words – The 2013 World University Debating Championships

Hundreds of teams and over one thousand individuals from more than thirty countries took part in the ‘Chennai Worlds’ between 26th December 2013 and 3rd January 2014. The event would not have been possible without the inspiring and highly committed contributions of volunteers from numerous universities and varsity debating clubs around the world. Congratulations to […]

It’s Christmas, Not a ‘Season’: Britain Must Defeat Political Correctness and Amateurish Cultural Homogenisation

By Abhaey Singh for the Huffington Post. It’s Christmas, Not a ‘Season’: Britain Must Defeat Political Correctness and Amateurish Cultural Homogenisation “It requires an extraordinary level of intellectual and emotional barrenness to confuse political correctness for politeness or genuine cultural sensitivity.” Abhaey Singh. The reality of human existence has always been one of diversity, particularity and […]

Mars is a ‘Red’ Herring: Why India’s Space Programme Is a Global Role Model

By Abhaey Singh for the Huffington Post. Mars is a ‘Red’ Herring: Why India’s Space Programme Is a Global Role Model The Indian Space Research Organisation has just successfully completed ‘the mother of all slingshots’ – a critical step in its maiden interplanetary mission, the development pace of which surprised even NASA. If Mangalyaan-1 reaches its destination at […]

Free London Summer Workshop for Start Ups & Small Businesses

Small Business & Start-Up Gems™ (Social Enterprise – Leadership – Sales) Wednesday, 21 August 2013 from 18:00 to 20:30 (BST) Central London, United Kingdom This is a free course provided by the Kauzala Foundation & the IDU. This unmissable course is part of Kauzala and the IDU’s public service commitment, which has thus far benefited more than two […]

Videos

A Superb Insight Into A Changing India Through The Eyes of Western Expats (Watch Video)

These gracious Western expats discuss their feelings about a rapidly changing India in this wonderful nine minute video, which has introductory words from William Dalrymple and Sam Miller. The video contains eye-opening insights into an India that few people outside the country are aware of and is a must watch for anybody interested in the […]

18 year old IDU Youth Debater opens an IDU debate

Watch an excerpt of one of The Indian Debating Union’s Principal Youth Debaters, Kartikeya Shekhar, making his case for the abolition of quotas and reservations as Prime Minister, in an IDU debate in the Indian city of Mumbai.

IDU youth convener’s opening speech at an IDU debate

Watch The Indian Debating Union’s Youth Convener, Praveen Chunduru, making his opening speech to the audience at an IDU debate in the city of Mumbai, India, and explain the format of an IDU debate.

IDU Youth Debater making his case at an IDU debate

Watch an excerpt of one of The Indian Debating Union’s Principal Youth Debaters, Rahul Saini, making his case for reservations as Deputy Leader of the Opposition in a debate in the Indian city of Mumbai.

Watch the IDU’s anthem: ‘Talk It Out – Debaters’ Rhapsody’.

‘Talk It Out – Debaters’ Rhapsody’ is rhythm and poetry (RAP) in its truest form. It was created to popularise the virtues of civilised debate, and promote the Indian Debating Union internationally. The video has been viewed by diverse public audiences in five continents, and has helped the IDU accelerate its international debating and thought leadership […]

‘Talk It Out’ Trends on the website of the World’s Largest Newspaper

The Times of India. Watch The Indian Debating Union’s Popular Video on The Times of India’s Top Video List ‘Talk It Out – Debaters’ Rhapsody’ was created to popularise the virtues of civilised debate, and promote the Indian Debating Union internationally. Abhaey Singh, a British Indian social entrepreneur, composed this music, wrote the lyrics, rapped […]

From India, With Love

Watch These 3 Amazing Western Ladies Singing Indian Film (Bollywood) Love Songs

Watch these 3 amazing Western ladies singing heart-warming love songs from Indian films. Turn up the volume and enjoy! 1. Natalie Di Luccio, Canada. Natalie started singing Indian film songs as a hobby, and uploaded her videos to YouTube, gaining her widespread popularity from millions of views. She was invited by Oscar and Grammy award […]

A Superb Insight Into A Changing India Through The Eyes of Western Expats (Watch Video)

These gracious Western expats discuss their feelings about a rapidly changing India in this wonderful nine minute video, which has introductory words from William Dalrymple and Sam Miller. The video contains eye-opening insights into an India that few people outside the country are aware of and is a must watch for anybody interested in the […]

Watch This Sensational African Man Sing An Old Indian Film Song – What A Voice!

Indian films are popular throughout the world, including in Africa. This Sudanese gentleman, Henry Mamur, is singing an old Hindi film song – his stunning voice and diction could even give some Indian singers a run for their money! Turn up the volume and enjoy! See more interesting/fun/cool tidbits From India, With Love You can share […]

‘Wow’; ‘Dope’; ‘Sophisticated Elegance’; ‘F-ing Genius’; Just Some of Your Kind Words About The IDU’s Unique Debater’s Rap (Watch Video)